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Kathy Hochul

New House-Backed Bill: Airports To Donate Lost Clothing To Homeless Vets

Posted 11.29.2012 | Impact

Thanks to a new House-approved bill, clothes left behind at security checkpoints could be donated to homeless veterans, according to the Washington Po...

John Celock

Republicans In North Dakota: We 'Make Decisions Of The Future Of This State'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- North Dakota Republicans have sent mail to voters in legislative districts across the eastern part of the state saying that only Republi...

John Celock

Tax Returns, Medicare Dominate Upstate New York Congressional Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The future of Medicare and how the Republican Ryan budget would affect it took center stage Wednesday night as the two candidates for a competitive we...

Candidates Dodge Tough Questions On Prickly Issues

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Curious what Virginia Republican Senate candidate George Allen thinks about his own party's law that forces women seeking abortions...

Gore, Boehner Face Off

The Buffalo News | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

Any skeptic doubting just how important the congressional race between Chris Collins and Rep. Kathleen C. Hochul looms in national politics ought to c...

Democrats Seek To Regain Control In New York Congressional Elections

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 09.25.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state's congressional elections are testing the staying power of Republicans who rode a tea party wave to a House majority tw...

GOP Candidate's Surprising Spin

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

A Republican congressional candidate in western New York is claiming a new poll shows him leading his race while it actually shows he is statistically...

Could Ryan's Choice Put the House in Play?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the Republicans' fears are true, could it mean Democrats have a much better chance at taking the House back in the upcoming elections? To put it another way, will we see "Speaker Nancy Pelosi" again next year?

Republican Hopeful Ducks Questions About Paul Ryan's Proposals

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's selection of running mate Paul Ryan has launched the Wisconsin congressman's controversial budget plan to the forefront of political con...

Wealthy Candidate Attacks Opponent's Wealth

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

A wealthy Republican congressional candidate in western New York has launched a new website in an attempt to parody the source of his opponent's wealt...

N.Y. Assembly Speaker Encourages Democrats To Avoid DNC Convention

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

The Democratic speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday gave a pass to members of his conference who are part of the growing number of Democr...

My Member of Congress Just Resigned -- Now What?

Marci Harris | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Marci Harris

Given the extensive special election process, districts left behind when a Member of Congress calls it quits are inevitably without representation for several months.

GOP Candidate Says People Don't Die Of Breast Cancer

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

GOP congressional candidate Chris Collins knows health care is expensive these days, but he argues it's for good reason: People are no longer dying fr...

OUCH: Another Dem Skipping The National Convention

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) joined the growing group of Democrats who will skip the Democratic National Convention, Talking Points Memo reported Mon...

New York Reps Join List Of Democrats Skipping Convention

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

The list of House Democrats skipping the Democratic National Convention this September is growing. New York Democratic Reps. Bill Owens and Kathy H...

Ryan Plan Criticisms Exasperate GOP Congresswoman

The Washington Post | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

CICERO, N.Y. -- Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.) is exasperated as she concludes her opening remarks and reaches for a piece of paper on the podium....

Where Are the Women in 2012? Running for Office!

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Rather than standing down, women are stepping forward in greater numbers than ever -- as activists, as donors, and as candidates. In fact, 2012 is actually poised to be a historic year for women candidates.

WHY 2012: Women's Historic Year

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

These are no longer isolated battles we are fighting. This is a war -- a war it's time we win by electing more pro-choice, Democratic women to Congress who will stand up for women's health and the policies women and families need.

John Celock

New Hampshire Dems Launch Petition To Block Health Care Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

New Hampshire Democrats are hoping a campaign strategy centered on opposition to a controversial health care bill will pay off in 2012 elections acros...

John Celock

Two States Likely To Host Multiple 2012 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

A series of disputes is likely to send voters in two states to the polls more than once for 2012 party primaries. An impasse among Ohio legislator...

John Celock

Potential Cuomo Opponent Defeated

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

A potential Republican challenger to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) in the 2014 gubernatorial race was defeated in his reelection for county executive...

Congressional Democrats' Advice for Obama's Jobs Speech

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation is waiting to hear what President Obama is going to say tomorrow night, when he gives an address to a joint session of Congress on the subj...

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.

Michael McAuliff

New Dem Star Previews 2012 Argument In Debt Default Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The debt-ceiling battle may be a bitter fight in which the entire nation stands to lose, but Friday's House vote also revealed that Demo...

The High Stakes in CA-36

Joe Trippi | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

In four days, Californians in the 36th District have the chance to stand up to John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan. By sending Janice Hahn to Congress we can force the Republicans to face reality.