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Ex-Councilman Convicted in Mayoral Ballot Bribe Case
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Ex-Councilman Convicted in Mayoral Ballot Bribe Case

The U.S. attorney's office says former City Councilman Daniel Halloran has been convicted of bribery. Read »

33 minutes ago
Ex-Virginia First Couple Corruption Trial: Lawyers Blame Broken Marriage

Ex-Virginia First Couple Corruption Trial: Lawyers Blame...

Lawyers for former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell say her marriage had broken down by the time a former... Read »

2 hours ago
Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

Jury Picked in Corruption Trial of Va. Ex-Gov. McDonnell, Wife

A jury has been selected in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Watch »

Jul 28, 2014
Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Proposed Texas Shelter For Child Immigrants Would Be Largest in US

Authorities are considering a bid to build a shelter in West Texas that would be the largest in the Read »

Jul 28, 2014
Blistering Report on Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Commission

Blistering Report on Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Commission

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declined to comment on a New York Times investigation that offers unprecedented detail on how... Watch »

Jul 24, 2014
Astorino Thinks Cuomo

Astorino Thinks Cuomo "Has Something" Over Christie

Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino says he believes Chris Christie won't support him... Read »

Jul 22, 2014
Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

Conn. Governor: I Think of Sandy Hook Every Day

More than 18 months after a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gov. Dannel Watch »

Jul 21, 2014
The Politics Behind LIRR Labor Deal

The Politics Behind LIRR Labor Deal

Does Gov. Cuomo deserve credit for averting a strike, or was this all just a scripted act of political... Watch »

Jul 18, 2014
Astorino Raises $3.4M Against Cuomo

Astorino Raises $3.4M Against Cuomo

Republican Rob Astorino has raised $3.4 million in the last six months for his bid to challenge Democratic New York... Read »

Jul 14, 2014
Law Signed to Create NYC Municipal ID Cards

Law Signed to Create NYC Municipal ID Cards

Mayor de Blasio is signing a law that paves the way for New York City to create municipal identification cards. Read »

Jul 11, 2014
No Evidence of Cuban Plot to Smear NJ Senator

No Evidence of Cuban Plot to Smear NJ Senator

There is no credible evidence that Cuban government agents hatched a smear campaign to try to link U.S. Watch »

Jul 9, 2014
Port Authority Hires Firm With Christie Ties: Report

Port Authority Hires Firm With Christie Ties: Report

The Port Authority fast-tracked the hiring of a law firm with strong ties to Governor Christie and gave it millions... Read »

Jul 7, 2014
NY Becomes 23rd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

NY Becomes 23rd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

New York has become the 23rd state in the country to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though the... Read »

Jul 8, 2014
Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor

Berkeley Set to Require Free Medical Pot for Poor

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Berkeley, California, will likely soon be required to provide free pot... Watch »

Jul 4, 2014
Christie Vetoes NJ Gun Magazine Reduction Bill

Christie Vetoes NJ Gun Magazine Reduction Bill

Gov. Christie vetoed a gun control bill Wednesday that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than... Read »

Jul 3, 2014
Ras Baraka Sworn in as Newark's New Mayor

Ras Baraka Sworn in as Newark's New Mayor

Former councilman Ras Baraka took the oath of office Tuesday during his swearing in ceremony as Newark's new mayor... Watch »

Jul 2, 2014
NY Senator Indicted; Accused of Lying to FBI

NY Senator Indicted; Accused of Lying to FBI

A New York state senator has been indicted on charges that he lied to the FBI about arranging a law firm job and an... Read »

Jul 1, 2014
Ex-Councilman's Conviction Could Be Thrown Out

Ex-Councilman's Conviction Could Be Thrown Out

The conviction of a New York City councilman serving a five-year prison sentence may be in jeopardy after a federal... Read »

Jun 26, 2014
Rangel Solidifies Primary Win as Espaillat Concedes

Rangel Solidifies Primary Win as Espaillat Concedes

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel avoided a prolonged fight for his 23rd term Thursday as his main opponent conceded and said... Read »

Jun 26, 2014
Christie Faces Another Probe Over Pulaski Skyway: AP

Christie Faces Another Probe Over Pulaski Skyway: AP

An 82-year-old steel truss bridge featured in the opening credits of "The Sopranos" and in Orson... Read »

Jun 25, 2014
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