Dennis Vacco

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Mayor Bloomberg Exposed On the Stand

    Jane Rosenberg​ 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 >>

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    November 12, 2010

    The Heavyweight Albany Lobbyist They Call 'Feathers'

    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 >>

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    September 20, 2010

    NARAL's Endorsement of Eric Schneiderman: The Backstory

    ​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 >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Eric Schneiderman and the Bogus Issue of AG "Independence"

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    A Big Post Boost for Fast Eddie Cox

    ​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 Republican Party. On one side are what New York Post political editor Fred Dicker, in a nicely over the top op-ed c ... More >>

  • News

    July 10, 2007

    He Shot the Sheriff

    Spitzer guns down Albany's real clean-up man

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    April 24, 2007

    The New Dealer

    With Spitzer at the table, Pataki's casino cronies pull an inside straight

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    June 22, 2004

    A Question of Justice

    Three young men, two coke deliveries, one prison sentence

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    August 19, 2003

    New York's Prince of Darkness

    Pataki Policies Put Us at the Blackout Brink

  • Specials

    August 12, 2003
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    July 22, 2003

    Spitzer's Spiel

    A.G. Backpedals on Schools, Dodges MTA Case

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    July 1, 2003

    Why Did Spitzer Defend Pataki?

    The Gubernatorial Wannabe Undercut Our Schools in Major Court Battle

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    October 29, 2002

    Jeb & George

    Bush Slated to Pay Top Dollar for Libby Pataki’s Florida Land

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    March 19, 2002

    The Blue Wall of Baloney

    Schwarz's 'Innocence' Team Moves From Miss to Miss

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    November 28, 2000

    The Albany Glacier

    While Everything Else Changes, the State Legislature Remains Frozen in Time

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    November 14, 2000

    Campaign Classics

    Tales From the Trail About Green, Zogby, Powers, and Zuckerman

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    February 29, 2000

    Blaming the Bronx D. A.

    Al Sharpton Privately Accused Robert Johnson of... "Throwing the Diallo Case"

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    January 4, 2000

    Millennial Matchup

    Zany and Historical Factors That Will Make Rudy or Hill a Winner 

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    July 13, 1999

    Hillary's Big Problem

    No Woman Has Ever Won Higher Office in New York State

  • News

    December 22, 1998

    Rudy's Role Reversal

    The Mayor's Flip-Flop on Aiding Vacco Recharges His GOP Enemies

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    November 24, 1998

    Crashing the Messengers

    When the dirtiest part of child porn is politics

  • News

    November 10, 1998

    Slur Blur

    The Bandito Was A Gunman

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    November 3, 1998

    Absentee Al

    D'Amato Missed 966 Votes When He First Ran for Senate

  • News

    October 27, 1998
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    October 20, 1998

    Westside Wonderland

    Are Giuliani and Pataki Planning a Stadium December Surprise?

  • News

    June 23, 1998

    100 Years of Hell-Raising

    The Hidden History of Asian American Activism in New York City

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    June 9, 1998

    Becoming 'Dem-ato'

    Schumer Morphs Into Alfonse: Fires Assault Weapon at Green, and Praises His Own Miss

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    June 2, 1998

    The Battle for Harlem

    Sharpton Camp Assails Butts as Upstate Republicans Maneuver To Exploit Black Power Struggle

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    June 2, 1998

    The Wiseguy and the Wetlands

    A Brooklyn Waterfront Dream House Becomes the Target of an Environmental Probe

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    May 26, 1998

    Vanity Fare

    A court ruling this month brings the shadowy world of vanity publishing into the open