Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently came out in favor of pot policy reform, announcing Monday that he wanted to decriminalize public displays of just less than one ounce of weed.
As we reported then, the move was heralded by pretty much everyone, except maybe Republicans in Albany. Just today, the Wall Str ... More >>
Yesterday saw a major legal blow (perhaps the most significant one yet) to the Defense of Marriage Act, as the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously that the federal government's definition of "marriage" and "spouse" are unconstitutional as limited to just applying to opposite sex married ... More >>
Welcome Dan Senor! That's See-NOR, as per Michael Barbaro's brief profile this morning in the Times of the latest potential challenger to senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
Senor is only 38 but he has done so much already that, should he become the GOP candidate, we will undoubtedly be mining nuggets fro ... More >>
Four-star general Alexander Haig, 85, the Reagan administration Secretary of State who claimed to be "in control" of the White House after Reagan was shot in 1981, died today in Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland. According to the AP, Haig succumbed to complications from an infection.
In an interview with Katrina vanden Heuvel & Stephen F. Cohen in the Nation, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said that George HW Bush told him in 1987 "Reagan is a conservative. An extreme conservative. All the blockheads and dummies are for him, and when he says that something is nece ... More >>
Hiram Monserrate with Citizen Action protesters WTF? Twitpic by citizenactionny.
Governor Paterson doesn't acknowledge Pedro Espada as the new president of the state senate, but he's not taking any chances: he says he won't leave the state, which conceivably would put us all at the mercy of Espa ... More >>