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John Sampson

FBI Public Corruption Probes Lead To Raids, Arrests In Three Separate States

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

Federal law enforcement agents arrested California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) and Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon (D), and raided the offices of New Yor...

John Celock

FBI Sitting In On New York Lawmaking

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

The New York political scene has been shaken up by the revelation that a former New York state senator sentenced to prison Thursday on corruption char...

Cuomo Threatens To Launch Ethics Probe

Newsday | Posted 07.09.2013 | New York

ALBANY -- As more lawmakers' names surfaced in a federal corruption probe, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Wednesday he might launch an ethics probe if legi...

7 More NY Elected Officials Under Criminal Investigation

Posted 05.08.2013 | New York

Seven elected officials in New York, and two former political aides, were the target of a federal corruption probe, a new document reveals. The ni...

State Senator Charged With Embezzlement

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 07.06.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A prominent New York state senator pleaded not guilty on Monday to embezzlement and other charges alleging he brazenly tried to sabot...

ANOTHER NY Politician Charged With Corruption

Newsday | Posted 07.06.2013 | New York

Brooklyn state Sen. John Sampson may surrender as soon as this week to face federal charges, including obstruction of justice, in a widening corruptio...

CO Senate Candidate Says Obama Should've Been Scratched From Georgia Ballot

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.07.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Consparicists take great pleasure in each other. The more everyone else thinks they're crazy, the closer their shared beliefs make them feel to one another. That's why talk radio is such a beautiful medium for conspiracists.

Colorado Senate Candidate Stars in Birther Trial

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.02.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Conservative talk radio is all aflutter about a trial underway in Florida to determine whether President Obama is eligible to appear on the election ballot there.

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.

Too Close to Call

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

Not every Democrat is likely to mind a Republican Senate. In some ways, a Republican victory would be helpful to Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo.

The People Speak

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

The Democratic and Republican party organizations continue to weaken. They are most influential in races where no one knows who the candidates are.

No Rise Out of Stop and Frisk

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Is police commissioner Ray Kelly being pro-active or provocative after his stop-and-frisk databank was legislated out of existence?

Albany Update: Dummies in the Doldrums

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

There's nothing New Yorkers like better than a long conversation about what's up in Albany. Take a deep breath. Just for a minute, let's review where we're at.

Monserrate Called "Disgraceful, Despicable" By Bloomberg

nydailynews.com | By Kenneth Lovett and Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg lit into convicted Sen. Hiram Monserrate on Sunday - at the same time as the state Senate moved to set up a panel to decide his fate....

Eric Shneiderman, State Senator In Charge Of Monserrate Panel

The New York Observer | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This week, Schneiderman was announced as leader of a panel charged deciding the fate of Senator Hiram Monserrate, a Queens Democrat who had just been ...