Batty and bigoted Republican candidate for governor of New York, Carl Paladino, is trailing his opponent Andrew Cuomo by doubt-digits in the polls and suffered another blow Sunday when his hometown newspaper, the Buffalo News, endorsed Cuomo. "In the end, there is no choice for governor but A ... More >>
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If you've never heard of Jay Townsend, guess what? He runs a small marketing firm and lives in Cornwall on the Hudson and last night he got at least 10,000 more votes than Eric Schneiderman (http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/primary_2010_returns/). Townsend is now the Republican cand ... More >>
Andrew Cuomo's decision to announce new tax policy on Fred Dicker's Albany radio show is as bad for the state as it is for Cuomo. It's already added to the budget drama gripping Albany. All you have to do is read the New York Post to see how often Freddie and Andrew talk, though the attorney genera ... More >>
The Republican near-majority in the state senate has sunk to new lows in the ongoing budget battle, but unlike the Democrats, they are catching no media flak. Incredibly, 29 of them (with one absentee) voted as a bloc last week against the emergency budget extender that barely passed the senate. Ha ... More >>
In the late innings of last night's Mets win over the Cubs, Keith Hernandez, the former all-world first baseman whose baseball commentary has earned him Emmys, once again exposed his dinosaur politics. A shot of the Empire State building, lit up in green, suddenly appeared on the ... More >>
As Julia discussed this weekend, the New York Times suggested via a column by public editor Clark Hoyt that the "gauzy rumors" about a salacious story his paper was going to release someday about David Paterson were not the paper's fault, but that of other, less principled journalistic outlet ... More >>
By Fatimah Surjani Ortega Yes, Tiger, this could be your yearSunday ushers in the Year of Metal Tiger, which sounds like a golf club. That's actually appropriate, because things look auspicious for Tiger Woods -- as long as he can keep his dick in his pants. Just in time for Chinese New Yea ... More >>
Such a patsy.In the space of three weeks, 24 Republicans in the state senate voted for and against the same state ethics bill. And in the madhouse of Albany, almost no one noticed. When the ethics bill passed 59 to 1 in late January, 28 GOP state senators voted for it, with one D ... More >>
Kirsten's protector is ever vigilantThank God for the ballot police. But for them, five or six elected Democrats would've already committed the crime of running against Kirsten Gillibrand. Now we have the man Harry Reid obviously mistook for Barack Obama, Harold Ford Jr., illegally panhandl ... More >>
Are we entering an era of ubuntu? Barry Obama's apparent victory over Hillary Clinton helps loosen a painful 16-year headlock on Americans. Practically all that's standing in his way is John McCain. At least McCain is wiser than George W. Bush. But then, who isn't? McCain, however, is a supporter ... More >>
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