New York Governor/undeclared 2016 presidential candidate Andrew Cuomo has appointed a new communications director: former NBC News executive Allison Gollust.Cuomo's office announced this afternoon that Gollust will replace Richard Bamberger, who has been on Cuomo's staff since 2008, when Cuomo was t ... More >>
As we reported yesterday, State Senate Republicans killed a bill proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo that would further decriminalize marijuana in the Empire State by closing a loophole that makes having weed in public a misdemeanor, while possessing weed in private is only a violation.No skin off the ... More >>
Sen. Tom Duane and Natasha Dillon After the VoteAfter the Senate passed same-sex marriage equality in Albany last night, the reactions were mixed: volatile, ecstatic, tearful, joyous, and outraged. There was a shared sense of history and exhaustion by people for and against the issue, as many ... More >>
Al Sharpton filled ten minutes of NY1 air time last week refusing to endorse Andrew Cuomo, seemingly untroubled by Carl Paladino's bizarre e-mails.
Instead, he heaped praise on Councilman Charles Barron, who is running against Cuomo for governor on the Freedom Party ballot line (it's free o ... More >>
The Times and the Daily News ran stories yesterday exposing the shady conspiracy that is the Paladino For The People campaign.
The $53,000 tax lien against campaign spokesman Michael Caputo unearthed by the Times got a taunting "so what" from Caputo himself. Stiffing the IRS just proved agai ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerThe Conservative Party will meet tomorrow in Albany to make Buffalo Carl Paladino its new nominee and we can only hope this time around no one gets hit in the head with a brick.
We are talking real bricks here.
Yes, hard as it may be to accept for True Tea Party Believers, t ... More >>
A timeline of recent events indicates that David Paterson's views on the domestic violence case against State Senator Hiram Monserrate may well have been affected by the New York Times' investigation of similar allegations against the governor's top aide and close friend, David Johnson.
In Wednesda ... More >>
The selection of Aqueduct Entertainment Group for the "racino" video lottery contract at Aqueduct Racetrack continues to provoke suspicion. Not only federal investigators but also the state inspector general are nosing around the general vicinity of the deal, which has some connected backers. ... More >>
So you may have heard there's a rumor going around about Governor Paterson. Actually, there are a number of rumors going around about Governor Paterson, but they all seem to have metastasized from one original rumor, which has the Times preparing a story about Governor Paterson with stuff in ... More >>
The new Siena poll, along with the usual despairing findings on voter confidence, shows citizens still want Andrew Cuomo to be governor instead of David Paterson. But, as Paterson said last week, that's because they're racists.
Actually the Governor clarified his comments Saturday, or muddled them ... More >>
Anyone wondering about the real source of Donald Trump's venom
for newly-minted lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch might
want to take a peek in the city's back pages.
Trump's blast at Ravitch made state-wide news Monday when
he gave New York Post political editor Fred Dicker a copy of his two- ... More >>