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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
New York Opens Primary Voting Hotline

New York Opens Primary Voting Hotline

New York has a hotline to help voters cast their ballots during Tuesday's federal primary elections. Read »

Jun 24, 2014
Chris Christie Goes to Bat at Yankee Stadium

Chris Christie Goes to Bat at Yankee Stadium

Gov. Christie, playing at a celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium, proved Monday that he can still catch. Read »

Jun 24, 2014
AP Declares Rangel Winner of Dem Primary

AP Declares Rangel Winner of Dem Primary

U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, the face of Harlem politics for generations, held off a strong Democratic... Watch »

Jun 25, 2014
State Lawmakers OK 25 mph Speed Limit for NYC

State Lawmakers OK 25 mph Speed Limit for NYC

New York state lawmakers have voted to let New York City lower its citywide speed limit to 25 miles per hour. Read »

Jun 20, 2014
De Blasio, City Council Agree on $75B Budget Plan

De Blasio, City Council Agree on $75B Budget Plan

Mayor de Blasio and the City Council agreed Thursday on a $75 billion budget proposal that adheres to a liberal view... Watch »

Jun 20, 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
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