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Why Do People Hate One World Trade Center?

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In the months after the devastating attacks of 9/11, plans for an iconic replacement building gained steam. Thirteen long years later, One World Trade...

Big Names Plan Protest Of Controversial Opera

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.19.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday for an emotional protest against a music...

George Pataki for President: "Right Wing Republicans With a Human Face"

Richard Brodsky | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

The current Republican field cries out for a shakeup. The American electorate is not as far to the right as the Republican electorate. They now appear ready to again put ideological straight jackets around their candidate, just like they did to Romney. But keep your eye on Just-Plain-George.

George Pataki Blasts Chris Christie For Withholding Key Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) ripped into New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) in an interview with the New York Daily News for not endorsing N...

Former NY Governor Criticizes 'Permanent Political Class': 'They Dictate Our Lives'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) criticized Washington politicians who seek to “stay here forever and say nothing” in an interview with Bloo...

New York Post Warns 'Welcome To Chicago' Over Stop And Frisk

Posted 08.14.2013 | Chicago

For two days in a row, the New York Post has warned that -- with NYPD's controversial stop-and-frisk policy in question -- New York could soon become ...

Pataki To Testify In Sex-Offender Trial

AP | LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 09.22.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Defending himself Tuesday against a lawsuit, former New York Gov. George Pataki described a creepy stranger who joined a family hike ...

40th Anniversary of the Rockefeller Drug Laws: A Window of Opportunity For a Better Path

Anthony Papa | Posted 07.07.2013 | New York
Anthony Papa

In 1973, two years after President Nixon declared a "war on drugs," New York Governor Rockefeller passed the toughest drug laws in the nation, demanding mandatory sentences for drug law violations, while removing the judge's power to consider each case individually.

Pataki Calls On Obama To Make Clear Where He Stands On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Jon Ward | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Former New York Gov. George Pataki called on President Barack Obama Tuesday to stop playing politics with the issue of gay marriage and to clearly sta...

New York Grabs Limelight in GOP Presidential Battle

Dan Collins | Posted 02.14.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

You can't say the Big Apple isn't playing a part in the Republican presidential primaries. Several roles, in fact. One of them is New York's dubious distinction of being home to Donald Trump.

With Giuliani Out, New Yorker Needed for GOP Presidential Race

Dan Collins | Posted 12.11.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Maybe there's still time to get a New Yorker into the GOP race. How could a state with so many politicians, political junkies and political hangers-on fail to field even an 11th hour vanity candidate?

Thoughts on the GOP Debate

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The current pack of GOP hopefuls mainly consists of a bunch of under-qualified loons, led by cracked Tea Pot queen Michele Bachmann.

Paul Needham

PLUS: He May Have Been Pushed Aside, But Ground Zero's Original Master Planner Left His Mark

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Needham | Posted 11.09.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- A few years ago, it seemed as if Daniel Libeskind was down for the count here at ground zero. The commission for the Freedom Tower, now...

No President Pataki

AP | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki (pa-TAH'-kee) says he won't seek the Republican nomination for president. The former three-term go...

Jason Linkins

George Pataki May Do Something 2012ish This Weekend, So Gird Your Loins, America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics

Everyone who is anyone can tell you that the GOP base doesn't care for the current slate of candidates on offer. Or, at the very least, they can tell ...

Is Pataki Considering A Presidential Run?

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 10.22.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A spokesman for Republican former New York Gov. George Pataki says he's taking a harder look at running for president in 2012. Spo...

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Redistricting

Morgan Pehme | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.

Former GOP Governor May Run For President Over Disappointment With Energy Policy

energy.aol.com | Posted 09.06.2011 | Green

Disappointment with energy and debt policy in the US may prompt a Republican presidential bid from former New York Governor George Pataki....

Jason Linkins

Who Will Be The 2012 GOP's 'Candidate-To-Be-Named-Later?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

Now that Jon Huntsman has jumped into the 2012 presidential fray, the GOP's field of candidates is firmer than ever. And yet, odds are that Huntsman's entry will not ameliorate the big problem faced by the GOP's 2012 candidates: Republican voters just aren't all that into them.

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Wacky Pataki

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

Time's Mike Murphy has some things to say about George Pataki. (Pataki was once the governor of New York, remember? And he has been making infrequ...

Sarah Palin-Donald Trump Pizza Party Another Low for New York

Dan Collins | Posted 08.01.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Anyone who thought New York's role in the GOP presidential race ended with the termination of Trump's phony-baloney candidacy was obviously wrong.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

This week, a black cloud settled over the 2012 campaign when a bunch of polls came back and the results showed that no one was all that happy about th...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: This Day In Primary Calendar Shenanigans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

Most of the drama over primary scheduling involves states that want to move their contests up on the calendar, which ends up ruffling the pretty feath...

Jason Linkins

Your Long-Shot Presidential Campaign: What's In It For You?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ever wonder why so many people with no real hope of winning the Presidential nomination go to all the trouble and kerfuffle to mount a presidential ca...

Inconvenient Truths

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

the principal fault line in fiscal policy is not between the two parties, but between spenders and savers, with the Democrats evenly divided.