Just being there was humbling. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg LP and the city's wealthiest citizen, sat in criminal court answering a hot series of questions about just the sort of shady political maneuvers and corrupting influence of money that have frequen ... More >>
James FeatherstonhaughMy cover story this week about Albany lobbyists featured "Feathers," otherwise known as James Featherstonhaugh, who is the final toll on the thruway to the state capitol. Everyone, apparently, pays.
Over the course of a four-decade career as unofficial state gatekeeper, Feathe ... More >>
NARAL New York just produced a video and hosted a press conference for Eric Schneiderman, the Democratic candidate for attorney general. NARAL has yet to even endorse Andrew Cuomo, the sitting attorney general who is running for governor.
Yet it is governors who shape abortion policy; Ne ... More >>
In the only hotly contested statewide primary race, the buzzword is "independence."
The theory, propagated by those unlikely to get Andrew Cuomo's support to replace him as attorney general, is that an endorsement from the probable next governor would compromise a law enforcement official wh ... More >>
Forget about next week's Democratic primaries. The nastiest
political race raging these days is the one to replace Joe
Mondello as head of the near-moribund New York State
On one side are what New York Post political editor Fred Dicker, in
a nicely over the top op-ed c ... More >>