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Brooklyn Loses Bid to Host 2016 DNC, Philadelphia Wins

Brooklyn Loses Bid to Host 2016 DNC, Philadelphia Wins

Philadelphia beat out Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the committee organizing the event... Watch »

Feb 12, 2015
Christie Heads to Chicago to Build Support for 2016

Christie Heads to Chicago to Build Support for 2016

Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Chicago to build support for a potential 2016 run. Read »

Feb 12, 2015
Wisc. Gov. Walker Brushes Aside Questions on 2016 Run

Wisc. Gov. Walker Brushes Aside Questions on 2016 Run

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker spoke from London on Wednesday on the trade issues at the heart of his current overseas... Read »

Feb 11, 2015
Mayor Unveils Preliminary $77.7 Billion Budget

Mayor Unveils Preliminary $77.7 Billion Budget

Mayor de Blasio unveiled a $77.7 billion preliminary budget for the upcoming fiscal year that increases overall... Watch »

Feb 9, 2015
Cuomo: I'm as Responsible for Silver as Obama Is for Weiner

Cuomo: I'm as Responsible for Silver as Obama Is for Weiner

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he can't be blamed for the charges that prompted state Sheldon Silver to resign as state... Read »

Feb 9, 2015
Feds Probe Prosecutor's Claims Involving Christie Donor

Feds Probe Prosecutor's Claims Involving Christie Donor

Federal investigators are looking into a former county prosecutor's allegation in a lawsuit that he was fired... Read »

Feb 5, 2015
Former State Sen. Malcolm Smith Found Guilty in Bribe Scheme

Former State Sen. Malcolm Smith Found Guilty in Bribe Scheme

Former Democratic state Sen. Malcolm Smith has been found guilty of scheming to bribe Republican party leaders so he... Read »

Feb 5, 2015
House GOP Approves Full Obamacare Repeal

House GOP Approves Full Obamacare Repeal

House Republicans once again voted to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, continuing their efforts... Read »

Feb 3, 2015
NY Assembly Picks Heastie to Replace Silver as Speaker

NY Assembly Picks Heastie to Replace Silver as Speaker

Carl Heastie was elected speaker of the New York state Assembly on Tuesday, making him the first African-American to... Read »

Feb 3, 2015
De Blasio's State of City Speech Focuses on Affordable Housing

De Blasio's State of City Speech Focuses on Affordable Housing

Mayor de Blasio used his annual State of the City speech Tuesday to outline a plan to build hundreds of thousands of... Read »

Feb 3, 2015
Obama to GOP: Don't Let Budget Fight Torpedo Security

Obama to GOP: Don't Let Budget Fight Torpedo Security

President Barack Obama defended his new $4 trillion budget proposal on Monday amid Republican criticism, by arguing... Read »

Feb 2, 2015
Silver to Resign Monday; Heastie Likely Successor

Silver to Resign Monday; Heastie Likely Successor

Sheldon Silver's 21 years as the leader of the New York State Assembly will come to a close Monday night when he... Read »

Feb 2, 2015
NY Sen. Leader Dean Skelos Investigated: Sources

NY Sen. Leader Dean Skelos Investigated: Sources

Federal investigators are looking into state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos' sources of income, according to... Watch »

Jan 30, 2015
Footballer Who Overcame Paralysis Now NJ Lawmaker

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... Read »

Jan 29, 2015
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... 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
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