More bad news for embattled Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver: The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is reportedly looking into allegations of voter fraud against the speaker's children.As we reported earlier this week, Silver's kids are all voting in the powerful Democratic pol's district (presumab ... More >>
A jury has found former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 counts in his second trial for corruption, the Chicago Tribune reports. The jury delivered no verdict for two counts and one not guilty decision. Last August, he was found guilty of lying to the FBI, but the jury hung on a ... More >>
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Remember Troopergate, the squabble between these two has-beens? Neither does anyone else.The New York Post's Fred Dicker is Albany's most powerful reporter. He's broken so many stories he ought to know when to let one go. Instead, he wrote a rant yesterday that proves why even the best repor ... More >>
No utensils—only bibs—at the Brooklyn Beefsteak
The Senate Ethics Committee admonished appointed lame duck Roland Burris for his incomplete testimony to an Illinois investigation into his dealings with the office of then-Governor Rod Blagojevich about his possible appointment to the Senate.
The 174-page report produced by State Inspector General Joseph Fisch last week, which provoked the resignation yesterday of Public Integrity Commission executive director Herb Teitelbaum, is all spin. Governor David Paterson's announcement, also yesterday, that he will propose a bill to kill the com ... More >>
Comparing the coverage by the Times and Wall Street Journal. Click above for a roundup of the best Blago jokes. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will name former Illinois AG Roland Burris to fill Barack Obama's Senate seat. Read the mid-afternoon versions of that breaking story in the New York ... More >>
Today's tabloids have a ton of exclusives that range from Troopergate to the dangers lurking in city schools. Here's a quick roundup of how the Post and Daily News are trying to outdo each other today. Oh, Baby! The front page of the Post announces that one of the top candidates for city comptrolle ... More >>
So metal it hurts
Two Obama volunteers — Peggy Kerry, the sister of Sen. John Kerry, and Steven Nicks, a member of Obama's LGBT Policy Committee — get ready for action as the sun rises in the West Village. Ray Dominguez represents the change we’ve been hearing so much about this campaign season. “In 2004, w ... More >>
Shaving the truth with Bill and Hillary, all over again
Do Jim Larkin, Village Voice Media chief executive, and Michael Lacey, VVM executive editor, look worried about publishing a story about Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's staggering misuse of a grand jury? Nah. Arizona authorities called off Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's witch hunt on Fr ... More >>
Bad pun alert: Lots of politicos were waiting for the other Hsu to drop and today it did as federal prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed an indictment against Norman Hsu, the Democratic fundraiser already in federal custody on unrelated charges. The indictment charges that Hsu, 56, orchestrated a Ponz ... More >>
Will Hillary Clinton beat Barack Obama in the clothes horse race?
With 928 days left until the 2008 election, it might seem a little early for the unveiling of "Giuliani Time," the film critical of America's Mayor that opens next month. But thanks to the ever-advancing presidential campaign calendar, there's already a skeletal pro-Rudy organization ready to fight ... More >>
The press gets a second chance on the CIA leak case
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Democrats still insist on righting themselves to compete with the GOP
In the whodunit over who won it, the true villain is slipping away
A compilation of electoral college crash courses
A couple of hundred thousand more ought to do it
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Righteous populism holds the key to vanquishing Bush forever
Kucinich fights the good anti-fight
Union Wins Election Fair And Square, But Prez Kerrey Wants A Do-Over
Why America's young are being crushed by debtand why no one seems to care
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Dean Finds That Courting Blogocrats Means Answering Tough Questions
'Citizens Will Not Become Informants'
Civil Rights Advocates Fight Compromise on Election Reform
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Tolerance for Brutality Exists Throughout the Police Department