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Footballer Who Overcame Paralysis Now NJ Lawmaker
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Footballer Who Overcame Paralysis Now NJ Lawmaker

A former Penn State football player who recovered from a spinal cord injury has been sworn in as a New Jersey legislator. Read »

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Democrats Jockey to Replace Silver as Assembly Speaker

Democrats Jockey to Replace Silver as Assembly Speaker

Sheldon Silver’s fast fall from a lofty perch of power in Albany has resulted in a race among legislators to replace... Watch »

Jan 28, 2015
Storm Politics: How NYC Mayors Handled Snow

Storm Politics: How NYC Mayors Handled Snow

Thirty inches of snow hit parts of Long Island but a mere 9 or 10 inches in New York City -- some Manhattanites were... Watch »

Jan 28, 2015
NYC First Lady: Don't Sweep Mental Illness Under the Rug

NYC First Lady: Don't Sweep Mental Illness Under the Rug

Mayor de Blasio's wife, Chirlane McCray, announced an initiative Wednesday to improve mental health services in the... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
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NYC's "Rent Is Too Damn High" Candidate Facing Eviction

A Manhattan man who made his political name over the claim that "the rent is too damn high" may soon not... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Lynch Defends Obama's Immigration Policies

Lynch Defends Obama's Immigration Policies

President Barack Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch, is facing Senate questioners as she seeks to beco... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Storm Shutdown Was Overkill, Complain NYers

Storm Shutdown Was Overkill, Complain NYers

Politicians are facing backlash over their decisions to shut down streets and transit after business owners and... Watch »

Jan 27, 2015
Judge Won't Toss Abuse of Power Charges Against Perry

Judge Won't Toss Abuse of Power Charges Against Perry

A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitu... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
De Blasio Loyal to Patriots in Deflategate, Super Bowl

De Blasio Loyal to Patriots in Deflategate, Super Bowl

The New England Patriots are receiving support at a time of controversy from an unlikely location: New York's City... Read »

Jan 27, 2015
Silver to Leave Post as He Loses Democratic Support

Silver to Leave Post as He Loses Democratic Support

Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, agreed to give up the position he has held for... Read »

Jan 28, 2015
Christie Launches Political Action Committee

Christie Launches Political Action Committee

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organizati... Read »

Jan 26, 2015
Christie Courts Iowa Conservatives

Christie Courts Iowa Conservatives

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is trying to connect with Iowa conservatives by assuring them that "you'll alwa... Read »

Jan 25, 2015
Top Pols Back Silver After Arrest on Federal Bribery Charges

Top Pols Back Silver After Arrest on Federal Bribery Charges

New York and its Democratic Gov. Cuomo start this year's legislative session facing the latest taint on its already... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run

Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. He may soon be hoping... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Sheldon Silver Arrested, Accused of Taking Millions in Bribes

Sheldon Silver Arrested, Accused of Taking Millions in Bribes

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges and is accused of... Watch »

Jan 22, 2015

"Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU

LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S.... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015

"A Big Mystery": What to Expect From Maryland's New Gov.

Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in... Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Christie Heading to London in February

Christie Heading to London in February

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will travel to London early next month for a trade mission that will double as anoth... Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Cuomo Calls for Teacher Overhaul, More NYPD Diversity in State of State

Cuomo Calls for Teacher Overhaul, More NYPD Diversity in State of Stat...

Gov. Cuomo has proposed a $141.6 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, up about $4 billion from the current... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
FACT CHECK: Obama's State of the Union Claims

FACT CHECK: Obama's State of the Union Claims

The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of... Read »

Jan 21, 2015

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