Well, we guess the voters were right to re-elect Charles Hynes back in 2005, when he was pushed fairly hard in the democratic primary by challenger, state Sen. John Sampson. (Hynes won by about four percentage points.)
Sampson, a 15-year veteran of the Legislature and chair of the senate ethics com ... More >>
And it's happening again. As of this morning, State Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn has been taken into FBI custody on corruption charges, reports NBC.
The shakedown had been expected after prosecutors told reporters last week that former assemblyman Shirley L. Huntley secretly recorded seven polit ... More >>
It was a story that enraptured headlines for the entire week, involving the FBI, business interests, moles and all the other classic characters in political scandal. Last month, Queens Councilman Dan Halloran was caught in cahoots with State Senator Malcolm Smith in a scheme to rig the Republican ra ... More >>
It's endorsement season in the crowded race to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman -- who surprised folks last month with the announcement that he would be retiring.
You sometimes wonder how much these endorsements really matter -- but at least they offer us some insight into the kinds of d ... More >>
Queens Assemblywoman Grace Meng, who would be New York's first Asian-American member of Congress, has raised $300,000 in ten days.
Obviously, she's thrilled.
"We are definitely excited. I think this is going to be a historical campaign that people all throughout New York and the country are lookin ... More >>
Could Dan Halloran, our favorite member of the City Council, be running for congress?
Hunter Walker reports at Politicker that this is a possibility.
We've kept a close eye on Halloran since he ran as one of the first openly Heathens for public office in 2009, being swept onto the City Council as ... More >>
This week in the Voice, out today: Steven Thrasher looks at the career of Dan Halloran, the first heathen elected to office in America -- specifically, to the 19th City Council District in Queens in 2009 -- and "no garden-variety pagan."
Robert Sietsema reviews the Indian Clove, a restaurant near ... More >>
City Councilmen Peter Koo (R-Flushing) and Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) want to "quell a culture clash between homegrown residents and new immigrants," reports the New York Daily News, by making shopkeepers change their awnings if the majority of the writing isn't in English. The councilmen sa ... More >>
Our favorite heathenMerlin's beard, freshman Councilman Dan Halloran is in the spotlight again!
America's highest elected Heathen, and perennial favorite Runnin' Scared Councilman, is in the hot seat today after charges that union sanitation members acted cold-heartedly during Snowpocalypse.
via the PostIcelyn Garcia with LouieMost people probably don't even know it's a law to keep traveling pups in doggie bags on the subway, since dog owners carry them around as though they're cute to everyone (they're not). One Brooklyn College accounting student learned a tough lesson from a pu ... More >>
Dan to NYPD: Bad cop, no donut.Our favorite new member of the City Council may not be running for Congress, but he appears to be running for Sheriff of Whitestone.
Dan Halloran (R-Queens), the heathen member of the city council who is prince of his own medieval domain, took it upon himself t ... More >>
Today was Day Two of the state Republican Party convention and the hot and heavy action on the delegate floor came early and often. These were rock-solid Republicans filling the big ballroom at the Sheraton Towers in midtown, but for all their rhetoric, they could just as easily have been an ... More >>
After the parade. Twitpic by Mzthicknflychic.
Theeeee Yankees won! Doooooouuug Hoffman lost! The week was a mixed bag -- half fire, half dog poo.
How 'bout them Yanks? They won one in Philly, then another, and were back home at the climax. Local merchants didn't get much out of it -- nor, Tom R ... More >>
Holy Tyr! Queens voters made American history tonight, when they chose Dan Halloran as the nation's first openly heathen elected official.
Halloran will serve as the City Council member from the 19th district, representing Bayside, Auburndale and part of Flushing. He and Kevin Kim were invo ... More >>
Dan Halloran, Republican candidate for city council in district 19, repeatedly refused to be interviewed by the Voice as long as we insisted on asking him about his unusual religion. (Born a Roman Catholic, Halloran is now "first atheling," or prince, of New Normandy, a neo-heathen "Theodist" ... More >>
It's Election Day and, this being New York, no surprises are expected. As Runnin' Scared has no influence to peddle, we can afford to be brutally honest about this. The Mayor's reelection is treated as a foregone conclusion and, down-ticket, the Democrats are expected to romp (except in Staten Islan ... More >>
In a photograph from New Normandy's website, Dan Halloran leads a heathen ritual.Conservative. Republican. Pagan?
It was an odd news story that briefly upended what should have been a sleepy City Council race in Bayside: the Queens Tribune reported that a conservative Republican was running ... More >>