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Amazon Readers Are Having Fun With Andrew Cuomo

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the consequence of an extremely muted memoir release is that the only people reviewing his book on Amazon are the ...

It's Official: Andrew Cuomo Challenger Cleared To Stay On Primary Ballot

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

A judge has ruled against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) bid to remove challenger Zephyr Teachout from the Democratic primary ballot, arguing lawyer...

Rep Who Threatened To Throw Reporter Over Balcony Rallies Against Bullying

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), who told a reporter he'd "break" him "in half," seemed to miss the irony when he encouraged his colleagues to support a b...

This Republican Could Become Congress' Youngest Woman Ever

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

With her primary win Tuesday evening, former White House aide Elise Stefanik may become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress -- and the younges...

Amanda Terkel

The Top Races To Watch In The June 24 Primaries

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The tea party is getting its best chance to knock off a sitting senator on Tuesday, when Chris McDaniel faces Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss....

Rangel Loses The New York Times' Endorsement Again

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) failed to garner The New York Times' editorial endorsement as the 84-year-old lawmaker bids to return to Congress for a 2...

Rangel Calls Opponent's Claim He Sent Out False Eviction Notices A 'Despicable Lie'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics

Rep. Charlie Rangel's (D-N.Y.) campaign called an accusation by his main rival's staffer that he had sent out false eviction notices to his constituen...

Billionaire Actually Not That Sorry About Nazi Comparison

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business

Billionaire Kenneth Langone is still defending his comparison of income inequality talking points to rhetoric in Nazi Germany, after apologizing two m...

Richard Nixon's Son-In-Law And State GOP Chairman Accused Of Voter Fraud

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

The chairman of the Republican Party of New York, who is former President Richard Nixon's son-in-law, was accused by Democrats of voter fraud. The...

Maintaining Neutrality In The New York Times, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, had a thoughtful response to the question of how the paper maintains a neutral political point ...

Samantha Lachman

GOP Candidate Who Retweeted Sexist, Racist Tweets Wanted To 'Share Other People's Viewpoints'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican state Senate candidate admitted Wednesday that he deleted his personal Twitter account after retweeting offensive messages ...

Queens Library Is Still Awesome!

Christian Zabriskie | Posted 05.14.2014 | New York
Christian Zabriskie

Big news, Queens Library is STILL awesome! Yep, that is right, Queens Library remains one of the preeminent libraries in the country, if not the world...

De Blasio Crafts Everyman Political Image

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio stooped his 6-foot-5 frame for hours to shake hands with regular New Yorkers touring Gracie Mansion, telling them the...

Warren Pushes New York To 'Go, Go, Go' On Progressive Policies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

In her first public appearance in New York City since she was elected in 2012, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inserted her voice into state debates o...

Progressive Economic Policy: Cuomo vs. de Blasio, Supply-siders vs. Demand-siders

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

De Blasio, just say "no" to the corporate welfare stuff. Use it as a way to articulate a real progressive alternative to supply-side subsidies. Call for "demand-side" economic development, where increased income to middle-income and poor people stimulates demand for products that require employers to hire people to meet that demand.

Paul Blumenthal

We Knew New York Was Corrupt, But We Didn't Know It Was This Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sweeping indictment of New York politics, a commission empaneled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to investigate official corruption in the...

Michael McLaughlin

The Other NY Races You Need To Know About

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.11.2013 | New York

The race for New York City mayor looks more and more like a runaway with Democrat Bill de Blasio ahead of his GOP opponent by 44 points in a recent po...

Poll Shows De Blasio With Enormous Lead In Mayoral Race

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — A new poll shows Democrat Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) leading Republican rival Joe Lhota (LOH'-tuh) with 71 percen...

John Celock

Competitive Primaries Outside NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

While the Democratic primaries for New York City mayor and comptroller have gotten significant attention, voters Upstate and in the New York City subu...

Tea Party Favorite Threatens GOP Destruction

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

Former New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino says he may run for governor next year -- and remove the GOP as a major party in the st...

New York's Competitive Advantage

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

In the quest to maintain a vibrant and aggressive political climate, Boston has failed where New York has succeeded.

Spitzer Has Big Lead Over Rival

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has a 19-point lead over Democratic primary rival Scott Stringer in the New York City comptroller's race, according...

Exit Wound: Who Will Take on Gun Control?

Michelle Schimel | Posted 10.06.2013 | New York
Michelle Schimel

Mayor Bloomberg hasn't shied away from this challenge, and his support has been critical to the successes we have had in reducing gun crimes. I am concerned that his departure will be a setback to our continued efforts to crack down on illegal guns.

Michael McLaughlin

NYC Mayoral Candidate Attends Vigil For Slain Woman In The Middle Of The Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's 3 a.m. Do you know where your candidate for mayor is? Maybe poll leader and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is dreaming abou...

Leadership, Ego, Delusion -- and Trust: L'affaire Weiner

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
John Tarnoff

An elected official, or any leader, whether of families, small teams or large organizations, has signed up for more than just being an effective manager. We have to believe in them based on our experience of them, not on what they say to us.