George Pataki

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    February 19, 2009

    George Pataki for Senate?

    George Pataki has met with the head of the National Republican Senate Campaign Committee and is apparently considering a run for the Senate. Maybe those weak poll numbers for Kirsten Gillibrand have encouraged him. The free-spending former governor once had presidential ambitions, but those were dif ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Study: Denying College to Prison Inmates Is Boneheaded

    Bill Clinton and the Pataki administration made a huge mistake when they signed legislation in the mid-1990s that blocked state prisoners from obtaining a college education from their cells.    That's the finding of a report released Friday by the Correctional Association of New York, a leading p ... More >>

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    October 10, 2008

    Former Lt. Gov Now Battling Infectious Diseases

    Remember Lieutenant Governor Betsy Ross McCaughey? In the 1990s she was elevated by her anti-health-care New Republic article into conservative prominence and loaded onto George Pataki's gubernatorial ticket, but fought with Pataki, married a billionaire, failed to be renominated for a second term, ... More >>

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    March 11, 2008

    Parole Deal Dissolves

    The end of Pataki's throw-away-the-key policy hits a 35-year-old snag

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    July 17, 2007


    Everything you never wanted to know about picking judges for an important court you've never heard of

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    October 24, 2006

    A Hevesi Heresy

    Daring to doubt the governor's wisdom

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    December 20, 2005

    MTA Strike: The Politics of No-Tomorrow

    Would this strike be happening if Governor George Pataki were running for re-election next year? Would Mike Bloomberg's city be shut down if the expiration date on the Transport Workers Union's contract were September or October, when he reached pre-election settlements with half a dozen city unions ... More >>

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    October 20, 2005

    Lunch with Pataki

    It was fitting, really, that at yesterday's lunch sponsored by the fiscally conservative Citizens Budget Commission, there wasn't an excess of dressing on the salad. It was also fitting that the guest of honor, Gov. George Pataki, could say the following two sentences virtually in the same breath: " ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2005

    Pataki's Quiet Court-Packing

    Long after he's gone, the governor's GOP judges will still be ruling

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    June 30, 2005

    Towering Euphemisms at Ground Zero

    It's anybody's guess whether and when the latest version of the Freedom Tower will be built, but the folks involved in it constructed an impressive edifice of spin at Wednesday's unveiling of the new plans. Comparing the rushed Tower redesign to the hasty reworking of the city's Olympic bid, Mayor ... More >>

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    August 31, 2004

    Twin Twisters

    Pataki and Giuliani rewrite 9-11 history to bolster Bush, prepare for their 2008 race

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    January 20, 2004

    A Dirty Cop at the Top

    Pataki's Police Czar Penetrates Federal Probe of Gov's Campaign

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    August 26, 2003

    Analyze This!

    Italians Iced From Federal Judicial Appointments

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    August 19, 2003

    New York's Prince of Darkness

    Pataki Policies Put Us at the Blackout Brink

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    August 19, 2003

    It's Deregulation, Stupid

    What the GOP Won’t Say About the Blackout

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    May 27, 2003

    How Pataki Won

    Governor Strikes Strongman Pose, Wipes His Hands Clean

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    May 6, 2003

    Way to Go, Joe

    Bruno Dumps Pataki, Sticks With Union Allies

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    April 29, 2003

    Pataki's Class Bias

    Guv Seeks Sacrifice From Average New Yorkers, Protects High-End Friends

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    April 29, 2003
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    January 14, 2003

    Read My Lips

    Pataki's No-Tax Vow Is Salt to City's Wounds

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    November 26, 2002

    Cheap Lay

    The Myth of the Gay-Friendly GOP

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    November 12, 2002

    Unfit to Print

    How the 'Times,' the 'Post,' and the Rest of the Media Conspired to Push Pataki

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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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    October 22, 2002

    Bad Policy, Big Bucks

    How Pataki's Disastrous Energy Plan Fattened His Friends and Campaign Coffers

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    October 15, 2002

    The Scandal That Will Not Die

    How Pataki Protects the People Who Fix the Parole Board

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    October 8, 2002

    Pataki's Sick Department of Health

    How a Collusive Contagion Has Infected a $34 Billion Bureaucracy

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    September 17, 2002

    SUNY, Inc.

    The Decline of Higher Ed Under Pataki

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    September 3, 2002

    Labor's Cheap Date With Pataki

    It's Solidarity—For the Time Being, Anyway

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    August 13, 2002

    Just Say Maybe?

    Politicians Posture but Rockefeller Reforms Still Elusive

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    August 6, 2002

    Pataki's Poster Boy

    State's Top Expert in Schools Case Has Controversial Racial History

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    June 11, 2002

    Toy Story

    A Pataki-Appointed Suny Trustee's Conservative Crusade

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    May 28, 2002

    Scandal Cash

    Adult-Home Barons Purchased Pataki Inside Track

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    May 14, 2002

    Lobbying for Leniency

    Scandal-Scarred Adult Homes Buy Pataki Protection

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    April 9, 2002

    Bloomy Indicts Pataki

    Budget Blasts State Actions That Cost City Billions

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    February 19, 2002

    What Ever Happened to Human Rights?

    City and State to Discrimination Victims: Drop Dead

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    February 12, 2002

    New York’s Anti-Terror Express

    State Pols Ride a Troubling Crime Agenda Toward Re-Election

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    February 12, 2002

    Rebuilding at Ground Zero

    Will Any of the Possibilities Really Be Considered?

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    April 10, 2001

    Pataki’s Political Pick

    Guv and Fonz Make Disneyland Selection for New U.S. Attorney

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    March 13, 2001

    Pataki's Faulty Safety Patrol

    Shorting Public Employees on Workplace Protections

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    January 23, 2001

    New York’s Bush Boys

    Pataki, Sweeney, Powers, Fossella to Prosper in Dubya Reign

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    January 23, 2001

    Mixed Bag

    Prisoners' Relatives Assess Pataki's Drug Law Reform Plan

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    December 12, 2000

    A Gift From the Guv?

    Advocates Predict Rent Law Amendments Will Shortchange Tenants

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    August 17, 1999

    Racism and Favoritism In Pataki Land

    Lawsuit Exposes the Secret Albany World of a Disengaged Governor

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    May 25, 1999

    Boola, Boola, Boola!

    Yalies Pataki and Bush Agree on Presidency, Disagree on Rudy

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    February 2, 1999

    Rudy Vs. George

    Their new battle is more about the conservative party than the schools

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    November 24, 1998
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    November 17, 1998

    Autopsy on Alfonse

    A Look at the Real Numbers in '98 Sweepstakes

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    October 27, 1998
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    October 20, 1998
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    October 6, 1998

    Pataki's Pap

    The make-believe governor spins his boomtime fantasy

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