When I got up this morning, I wanted to know what Billy Bulger thought. After all, he ran Massachusetts politics for 35 years as the president of the same state senate that Scott Brown joined in 2004. Indeed, one of Brown's few state senate achievements was his role in drafting a 2009 pens ... More >>
See UPDATE after the jump "Harold Ford is a great candidate who knows how to handle himself," Chuck Schumer said in 2005. "We're very hopeful about his candidacy." Maybe a bit less hopeful today. The fine line between irony and hypocrisy is crossed every day in politics. But in ... More >>
Image from Howie Klein's "Down With Tyranny" blog (downwithtyranny.blogspot.com)As my colleague Tom Robbins explained last month, Chuck Schumer has been flexing his considerable muscle to make sure that no elected Democrat challenges Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the accidental incumbent, in a 2 ... More >>
It all happened so fast. Earlier we told you that House members from New York Carolyn McCarthy, Carolyn Maloney and Steve Israel were threatening to take down Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010. A day later, NARAL gave Kirsten Gillibrand its endorsement -- about a year early. Today Politico carries a stat ... More >>
Given his history of intrigues with the Republican Party and the Independence Party, it is easy to see why Albany Democrats don't trust Pedro Espada Jr., and are supporting incumbent State Senator Efrain Gonzalez Jr. over him for the State Senate. "We do not consider Pedro Espada to be a good Democ ... More >>
A lesser-of-two-evils primary plagues Democrats
For five years, New York's senior senator said nothing about the toxic cloud that hung over his own constituents.
Friendly Democrats forget muscle, fumble state senate again
It's the week before election day, and Staten Island's first openly gay candidate for statewide office is winning over a room full of Rotarians. "I know many of you in this room are Republican, and I'm not going to party bash here — except for maybe the Marijuana Party," said Democrat Matt ... More >>
Hillary walks tightrope! Schumer frolics in spotlight!
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