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5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

5 Things to Know About New House GOP Leader McCarthy

Rep. Kevin McCarthy was chosen by his House peers Thursday to succeed outgoing House Majority Leader Eric... Read »

Jun 19, 2014
NY Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Medical Marijuana

NY Lawmakers Reach Agreement on Medical Marijuana

New York is set to become the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana under an agreement announced by... Watch »

Jun 20, 2014
Medical Marijuana Advocates Criticize Gov. Cuomo

Medical Marijuana Advocates Criticize Gov. Cuomo

Dozens of advocates for legalizing medical marijuana rallying at New York's Capitol are blaming Read »

Jun 18, 2014
Judge Orders Astorino Supporters Off Independence Party Enrollment

Judge Orders Astorino Supporters Off Independence Party Enrollment

Did the Westchester County Executive and Republican nominee for governor really threaten to dismember his political... Watch »

Jun 17, 2014
Mistrial Declared in Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

Mistrial Declared in Malcolm Smith Corruption Trial

A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith and one other politician... Read »

Jun 17, 2014
Untranslated Tapes Could Stall Malcolm Smith Trial

Untranslated Tapes Could Stall Malcolm Smith Trial

The corruption trial of state Sen. Malcolm Smith and two others may be stalled due to 300 untranslated... Read »

Jun 13, 2014
George H.W. Bush Makes Birthday Parachute Jump

George H.W. Bush Makes Birthday Parachute Jump

Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family's seaside retreat in Maine,... Watch »

Jun 13, 2014
NY Assembly OKs Yogurt as Official State Snack

NY Assembly OKs Yogurt as Official State Snack

New York is one step closer to making yogurt its official state snack. Read »

Jun 12, 2014
Rangel, Challengers Spar at NY Primary Debate

Rangel, Challengers Spar at NY Primary Debate

The candidates in the tightly contested and at times tense Democratic primary race for New York's 13th Congressional... Watch »

Jun 12, 2014
Hershey Sues Maryland Lawmaker Over Campaign Logo

Hershey Sues Maryland Lawmaker Over Campaign Logo

The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political Read »

Jun 11, 2014
NBC's Chuck Todd Explains House GOP Leader's Stunning Loss

NBC's Chuck Todd Explains House GOP Leader's Stunning Loss

NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd explains what cost House Majority Leader Eric Cantor his congressional... Watch »

Jun 10, 2014
Graham Avoids Runoff in SC

Graham Avoids Runoff in SC

Incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham avoided a runoff and easily coasted to victory against tea party challengers in South... Read »

Jun 10, 2014
House GOP Leader Cantor Loses Primary in Huge Upset

House GOP Leader Cantor Loses Primary in Huge Upset

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost his GOP primary to a tea party challenger, in a stunning upset that... Watch »

Jun 11, 2014
Fans Line Up for 4 Seconds With Hillary Clinton

Fans Line Up for 4 Seconds With Hillary Clinton

Hundreds of people lined up at a Manhattan bookstore for a chance to meet Hillary Rodham Clinton for four... Watch »

Jun 10, 2014
Texas GOP Set to Back Conversion Therapy for Gays

Texas GOP Set to Back Conversion Therapy for Gays

The Texas GOP would endorse psychological treatment that seeks to turn gay people straight under a new... Watch »

Jun 7, 2014
Prosecutor: NY State Sen. Smith Betrayed Voters

Prosecutor: NY State Sen. Smith Betrayed Voters

The corruption trial of three political leaders in New York City will center on "a man who wanted to be mayor... Read »

Jun 4, 2014
Gov. Brown to Face Kashkari in Bid for Fourth Term

Gov. Brown to Face Kashkari in Bid for Fourth Term

Gov. Jerry Brown easily advanced to the November general election to seek an unprecedented fourth term, where... Read »

Jun 4, 2014
Policy Expert Bell Wins GOP Senate Race in NJ

Policy Expert Bell Wins GOP Senate Race in NJ

Former Washington policy analyst Jeff Bell has won a tight race for the GOP Senate nomination in New Jersey. Read »

Jun 4, 2014
Ex-DA Used Money From Criminals: DOI

Ex-DA Used Money From Criminals: DOI

Former longtime Brooklyn district attorney Charles Hynes is accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of... Watch »

Jun 7, 2014
Public Advocate Backtracks on School Lunch Comments

Public Advocate Backtracks on School Lunch Comments

Earlier this week the New York City Council ripped into the de Blasio administration for rejecting a proposal... Watch »

May 30, 2014
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