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This Mom's Making it Easier for Other Parents to Run for Office
Liuba Grechen Shirley, Congressional candidate and mom to two young kids, successful petitioned the Federal Elections Commission to use campaign funds for child care.
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The Bizarre Story Of Trump's First Congressional Endorsement
Rep. Chris Collins says the GOP front-runner has "been misquoted."
The Public Should Pay for Elections So Politicians Can't Be Bought
Vice President and National Director of Advocacy at the Roosev...
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.
Largest Legal Settlements Against Police
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.
Bill De Blasio Says What He Really Thinks About Andrew Cuomo
De Blasio specifically pointed to the fight over a tax credit for developers, which the mayor has proposed changing to require
New York Could Become First State To Consider Pregnancy A 'Qualifying Event' For Insurance Enrollment
California may be close to enacting a similar bill, which passed out of the legislature's lower chamber earlier this month
Former New York Senate Leader Pleads Not Guilty To Corruption Charges
By Reuters, Reuters
The case is the latest in a series of corruption prosecutions targeting members of the state legislature in Albany. The former
Former New York Assembly Speaker Faces New Charges
New York Democrats Split Off Abortion Provision From 'Women's Equality' Legislation
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) campaigned on the act when he was up for re-election in 2014. However, Republicans solidified their
Republicans' Homeland Insecurity
Rep. Nita Lowey
U.S. Representative for New York's 17th congressional district
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.
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Sheldon Silver Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges
A Democrat representing Manhattan’s Lower East Side, Silver has said he plans to remain a member of the state Assembly. He
The Most Dangerous Man In American Politics
His frontal assault on the open secrets of New York political power has been a genuine shock to the state’s politics and
New York's Powerful Speaker Faces Corruption Arrest
Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption
Mario Cuomo - One of the Greatest Orators in American History
Communication Strategist, Author of "Words That Shook The World"
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.
Bernie Goetz "The Subway Gunman" 30 Years Later
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.
Congressman Michael Grimm To Plead Guilty To Tax Evasion: Report
Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) will plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of cheating on his taxes at a Manhattan restaurant
Because Of This Republican, Congressional GOP Won't Be Entirely Christian
Zeldin could not be reached for comment on his victory. But Cantor, who is Jewish, was replaced Tuesday by New York state
Defending Real Democracy, Starting in New York
Public Advocate for the City of New York
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.
Amazon Readers Are Having Fun With Andrew Cuomo
For New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), the consequence of an extremely muted memoir release is that the only people reviewing
It's Official: Andrew Cuomo Challenger Cleared To Stay On Primary Ballot
Michael Grimm, Who Threatened To Throw Reporter Over Balcony, Rallies Against Bullying
Grimm had threatened to throw a reporter off a Capitol balcony after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address
Elise Stefanik May Become Congress' Youngest Woman Ever
With her primary win Tuesday evening, former White House aide Elise Stefanik may become the youngest woman ever elected to
June 24 Primaries: Tea Party Hopes For Big Victory In Mississippi
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article identified T.W. Shannon as the state House Speaker of Oklahoma. Shannon is
Charlie Rangel Loses The New York Times' Endorsement Again
"After a humiliating censure by Congress four years ago for failing to pay taxes and other ethical lapses, Representative
Charlie Rangel Rejects Claim He Sent Out False Eviction Notices
"Senator Espaillat should apologize for making such irresponsible accusations and stick to the issues," King continued. "We
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