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Schumer Goes After Vito Lopez

Posted 09.07.2012 | New York

Senator Chuck Schumer has joined fellow Democrats calling for New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign amidst allegations from female staffers ...

Bacon, Eggs And A Senator

John Celock | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
John Celock

Breakfast meetings are part of the fabric of national conventions, with states gathering each morning for some food and a briefing on the day's events...

Dem Politician Reportedly Told Female Staffers Not To Wear Bras | Posted 08.29.2012 | New York

Five women who worked for Vito J. Lopez, the assemblyman at the center of a broadening sexual harassment scandal, described in interviews an atmospher...


Posted 08.28.2012 | New York

As Mitt Romney gears up to accept the Republican nomination for president on Thursday, barring further disruptions from Hurricane Isaac and Rep. Ron P...

Assembly Paid $103K In Lopez Harassment Case

Posted 08.28.2012 | New York

In the wake of sexual harassment charges made against New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez, The New York Times reports New York State Assembly Speaker Shel...

John Celock

Failing Grade Leads To State 'Cleanse' | John Celock | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

New York politics is going through an ethics "cleanse" after receiving a failing grade in ethics enforcement earlier this year and a string of politic...

Dems Call On Vito Lopez To Resign

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York

NEW YORK, Aug 27 (Reuters) - New York Democrats are intensifying pressure on state Assemblyman Vito Lopez, a long-serving Brooklyn powerbroker, to res...

WATCH: Sen. Demands Lil Wayne Apologize For Not Liking NYC

Posted 08.23.2012 | New York

Lil Wayne has found one less fan in New York State Senator Malcolm Smith this week. The politician said he was "shocked" by the rapper's distaste for ...

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...

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...

Governor Cuomo Addresses Transparency Critics

The New York Observer | Posted 08.10.2012 | New York

Read the papers these days  and you may get the sense that Andrew Cuomo has a transparency problem. There was the redaction of records from the st...

Democrats Promote Good News

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Democratic legislators are trumpeting new polling data that show the party leading or in a dead heat in generic polls for control of several state leg...

John Celock

Kennedy Baby Boom? | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

Gwyneth Paltrow had Apple, Madonna had Lourdes and now a new name may be trending for the daughters of the nation's young elected officials. The n...

Congressional Candidate's Father Arrested On Bribery Charge

Forest Hills Patch | Matthew Hampton | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

Former Assembly member Jimmy Meng, the first Asian-American legislator to serve on the state level, was arrested by federal agents Tuesday, according ...

PHOTOS: 22-Year Old Running For State Senator Inspired By Legally Blonde

Posted 07.23.2012 | New York

A 22-year old is running for the New York State Senate. The self-described "Diva" has a LMFAO-themed campaign slogan (in sparkling GIF form), and says...

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...

Cuomo's BBM Makes Him Not So Transparent

Posted 07.17.2012 | New York

Despite championing an unprecedented level of transparency during his term as governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo is currently under fire for his use o...

John Celock

States Face 'Threats To The Social Order' From Trillions In Worker Payments | John Celock | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- State finances are teetering with $4 trillion in unfunded liabilities to cover pensions and health care for state workers, along with re...

New York's Conservative Party Spells Trouble for Democratic Agenda

Dan Collins | Posted 09.15.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

A party with fewer than 150,000 members is getting to call the shots on more and more issues. If the three Republicans who voted with Gov. Cuomo on the gay marriage law lose their nominations the Conservatives could make the next few years a nightmare.

Anything But a Politician: What I've Learned Thus Far

Tom Allon | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

I am eager to prove that money is not the most important thing in politics and that ideas, vision and management abilities can trump fundraising and quid pro quo politics.

Brothers Run For State Legislature

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Two 20-something brothers from Brooklyn say that their bids for seats in the New York state legislature are not a way for them to find wives. Mois...

GOP Candidate Clarifies Controversial Cancer Comments

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate Chris Collins, who last week caused a stir when he claimed that "people now don't die" from prostate and breast can...

Why the Soda Ban Won't Work

Letitia James | Posted 09.04.2012 | New York
Letitia James

Although we stand with Mayor Bloomberg's efforts to support New Yorkers in making healthy food choices, and recognize the city's outrageous rates of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, we remain deeply concerned about the soda ban proposal.

Party May Yank Support From Gay Candidate

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

The New York State Conservative Party may drop its support of a state Senate candidate due to her being married to another woman. New York Conserv...

GOP Rep Takes On Bieber

The Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) criticized a Brooklyn school principal Monday for her decision to replace the song "God Bless the USA" with Justin Bieber'...