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Giving Thanks in New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Let's face it, when you count your blessings this year the first thing that springs to mind is not going to be the New York state legislature. Still, there's lots in New York to give thanks for.

Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marcia G. Yerman

Director Alex Gibney's account is a story with a motley cast of characters that only a screenwriter could dream up. It is a political intrigue tale, missing only a definitive "Deep Throat" anchor.

Eliot Spitzer and the Madam Co-Star in Client 9

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Even as a CNN political talk show host, the specter of scandal haunts Eliot Spitzer. Oscar winning Alex Gibney seized the moment to document the falle...

The Sheriff of Wall Street Returns in Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Rose

Eliot Spitzer-- a member of the pantheon of fallen political gods who couldn't keep it zipped -- is the subject of a new documentary that explodes the myths surrounding his case. The film is riveting.

Joseph Bruno, Ex-New York Senate Leader, Gets 2 Years For Fraud

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Joseph Bruno, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison on two f...

Shame on Eliot

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joe Peyronnin

The Untitled Eliot Spitzer Film was shown Saturday night at the Tribeca Film Festival before a nearly full auditorium that included some of New York's leading figures. Notably absent were Eliot Spitzer and Ashley Dupre.

New York's State Senate: A Story of Fallen Leadership and Vision

Brian Keeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Keeler

Our state government, which once had the vision to build the Erie Canal, has fallen into such a funk of dysfunctional paralysis that it can no long perform even the most basic tasks.

Joe Bruno Gets His, But Does It Matter?

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

If Bruno can go down for a term far beyond his possible lifespan, shouldn't that convince the rest of the lawmakers that it's time to straighten up and fly right?

Joe Bruno Is No Terrorist

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

To understand the way Albany thinks, look to the trial of the ex-Senate majority leader, who seems to think the feds are persecuting him. "I wasn't a terrorist," he protests. That neatly sums up his good points.

10 Worst Moments In New York Politics

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

Joe Bruno, Pedro Espada, Hiram Monserrate and the Caroline Kennedy for Senate debacle are among those who made the bottom 10.

10 Things To Be Thankful For

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

When we reflect on things we're thankful for, do you think anybody puts New York government on the list? Nah. Nevertheless, in the spirit of the season, here's a list of public sector thank yous.

Joseph Bruno Guilty: Former New York Senate Leader Convicted Of Corruption

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A federal jury has convicted former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno on two counts of corruption and acquitted him on five oth...

Joe Bruno Corruption Case Puts Albany On Trial

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — For more than a decade, state Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno was a top power broker in New York. The backslapping former b...

Joe Bruno Guilty, NY Senate Rules Should Be Named Co-Conspirator

Brian Keeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brian Keeler

Because there has been no threat to the power structure in Albany for so long, players left and right have learned to play the system, and the lawmakers have done nothing to upset the cart.

Joe Bruno Corruption Case Goes To Jury

AP | MICHAEL VIRTANEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — The corruption case of former New York Senate Republican leader Joseph Bruno has gone to the jury, which will decide whether he u...

Bruno Trial Jury Reaches Verdict On 2 Counts, Deadlocked On Remaining 6

Albany NY:2589: | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A federal jury reached verdicts in two of eight felony counts against Joseph L. Bruno but left U.S. District Court late Tuesday under a cloud of uncer...

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

It's hard to believe anyone with leadership and public spirit would be willing to hang around Albany. Cynicism and despair aren't going to get us anywhere, but there are days when you find it hard to feel anything else.

Joe Bruno's Software Firm Wins $22 Million State Contract

Daily Intel | Jessica Pressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

But the former State Senate majority leader had nothing to do with it, we're assured....

Joseph Bruno, Former NY GOP Leader, Now Supports Gay Marriage

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(The Associated Press - NEW YORK) Former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno said he now supports legalizing same-sex marriage, a change of hear...

Joe Bruno, Former New York GOP Senate Leader, Supports Gay Marriage

Towleroad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The times are changing, and quickly. Earlier in the week, the New York Daily News' Elizabeth Benjamin reported that Governor David Paterson was try...

Spitzer Was "Deeply Involved" In Effort To Smear Political Foe

New York Times | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ and DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer was deeply involved in his administration's efforts last year to discredit the State Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno...