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Liuba Grechen Shirley, Congressional candidate and mom to two young kids, successful petitioned the Federal Elections Commission to use campaign funds for child care.
Rep. Chris Collins says the GOP front-runner has "been misquoted."
Until election campaigns in New York State are publicly funded, getting rid of bad-apple politicians won't do much. The whole tree is rotten.
New York City recently settled a wrongful-death claim with the family of Eric Garner for $5.9 million almost a year to the day after Garner died from the use of a chokehold by an NYPD police officer.
De Blasio specifically pointed to the fight over a tax credit for developers, which the mayor has proposed changing to require
California may be close to enacting a similar bill, which passed out of the legislature's lower chamber earlier this month
The case is the latest in a series of corruption prosecutions targeting members of the state legislature in Albany. The former
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) campaigned on the act when he was up for re-election in 2014. However, Republicans solidified their
The Republican majority's Homeland Security shutdown is a staggering display of legislative incompetence, which could have concrete and severe impacts for New York City and its surrounding areas.
A Democrat representing Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Silver has said he plans to remain a member of the state Assembly. He
His frontal assault on the open secrets of New York political power has been a genuine shock to the state’s politics and
Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption
I left Governor Cuomo's office that day thinking what I had always thought about him -- that he would have been a great president. I felt so strongly about this that, at the end of the interview, I mustered the courage to ask him, as many did, why he chose not to run.
Thirty years ago today the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones -- New York City.
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) will plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of cheating on his taxes at a Manhattan restaurant
Zeldin could not be reached for comment on his victory. But Cantor, who is Jewish, was replaced Tuesday by New York state
For all the manufactured "Republican versus Democrat" drama that dominates today's cable news and political rhetoric, the most striking feature of our present-day democracy is not partisan divide -- it's a corrupt system that protects incumbents from the consequences that real democracy brings.
For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the consequence of an extremely muted memoir release is that the only people reviewing