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Vito Lopez

Tangled Dealings Link Quinn, Lopez And His Brooklyn Machine

WNYC | Wayne Barrett | Posted 08.29.2013 | New York

So much of what happens at the City Council occurs under the radar that few noticed when Speaker Christine Quinn started her second term in January 20...

Lhota Calls On Silver To Resign

Newsday | Posted 08.21.2013 | New York

Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota Friday called on the embattled State Assembly speaker, Democrat Sheldon Silver, to resign over allegations he ...

Another Dem Calls For Sheldon Silver To Resign

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 05.30.2013 | New York

On Wednesday, New York State assemblywoman Inez Barron, a Democrat from Brooklyn, joined the chorus of voices calling for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Sil...

VITO TO RESIGN MONDAY

AP | Posted 05.18.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- A New York assemblyman accused of sexually harassing young female staffers for years says he will resign before he's expelled from the...

HE WILL RESIGN

AP | Posted 07.17.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — Democratic New York City Assemblyman Vito Lopez says he will resign amid a sexual harassment scandal and run for New York City co...

OFF THE HOOK

Newsday | Posted 07.15.2013 | New York

The Staten Island district attorney announced Wednesday that he has completed his investigation of sexual harassment allegations against Brooklyn Asse...

Vito Lopez Lost Party Backing But Still Has Strong Support

NY Daily News | Posted 05.02.2013 | Latino Voices

Disgraced Assemblyman Vito Lopez may have lost his party backing but he’s still a formidable candidate with an army of passionate supporters seeking...

Lopez Thought 14-Year-Old Intern Was 'Sexy'

Posted 03.13.2013 | New York

Vito Lopez, the embattled New York Assemblyman facing a litany of sexual harassment allegations from former female employees, allegedly also made inap...

Tina Turner Moving On, Two Politicians in Complicated Trouble, Republican Dance With Latino Voters Hard to Follow

Janell Ross | Posted 03.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Janell Ross

"Minister Louis Farrakhan, who resides on the south side of Chicago in the same neighborhood where President Obama's home is, appealed to the President to visit people in inner city Chicago the same way he did the families in Newtown, Connecticut after the Sandy Hook School massacre. Twenty six people lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School after a mass shooting.

Quinn Crosses a Line

Tom Allon | Posted 02.04.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Whether term limits or member items and now redistricting, Christine Quinn's approach has always been to play the angles for her own gain and advancement. We need a mayor who is focused on the needs of New Yorkers, not on their own ambition.

The Broken Windows of Politics

Tom Allon | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Corruption and crime has become cancerous in our body politic in New York in the last decade. What kind of example are our leaders setting for the rest of society?

"A Scandal Grows in Brooklyn" -- the Problem When a D.A. Plays Politics

Abe George | Posted 11.28.2012 | New York
Abe George

As a former prosecutor, I have seen first-hand the critical importance of pursuing justice with no regard for special interests. That is because a district attorney should never play politics with people's lives. Charles Hynes clearly thinks differently.

The Prelate and The Dirty Pol (Vito Lopez and Nicholas DiMarzio): Thick as Thieves

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.17.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

No, Vito did not slide his hands up their thighs, as he did with young women in his offices, but he has been credibly accused of using Catholic priests to electioneer on his behalf in senior citizens operations..

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 ...

A Silver Lining

The New York Times | Posted 08.31.2012 | New York

By Danny Hakim ALBANY — Assembly Democrats rallied around Speaker Sheldon Silver on Thursday, as he faced an inquiry into his handling of sexual ...

Chef At Popular Brooklyn Restaurant Accused Of Sexual Harassment By 22 Female Employees

Posted 08.30.2012 | New York

A popular Park Slope restaurant is finding itself embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal, as former female employees have come out to speak against ...

Dem Politician Reportedly Told Female Staffers Not To Wear Bras

www.nytimes.com | 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...

Albany Sex Scandal Goes From Bad to Worse

Dan Collins | Posted 10.29.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver spent $103,000 of your taxpayer money to secretly settle the claims of two women who said they were sexually harassed by Vito Lopez. As things turned out, Lopez was only warming up. Welcome to Albany.

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Brooklyn Boss's Sex Scandal Another New Low for New York

Dan Collins | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

We pay a lot in taxes in New York. If it's going to medical care for the poor, count me in. If it's going to hush up sexual harassment charges against Vito Lopez, I want a refund.

Powerful NY Democrat Accused Of Sexual Assault

Capital New York | Joe Pompeo | Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

Representative Jerrold Nadler is calling for Assemblyman Vito Lopez to resign his post in the Assembly and as chair of the Brooklyn Democratic organiz...

Big Apple Turnover

Henry J. Stern | Posted 11.19.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The election last week of Republican Robert Turner to Congress is significant for several reasons. One is that the result will be widely perceived as a rebuke to President Obama and the Democratic Party, which it is.

John Celock

N.Y. Democrats Win Assembly Races

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

On the same day New York Democrats lost Anthony Weiner's former congressional seat in New York City, the Democratic party continued its dominance of t...