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About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.

Italian-American Orgs Ask NYC Pols To State Positions On Columbus Circle Monument

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Columbus Citizens Foundation has partnered with over 39 other Italian-American organizations and announced today that they are reaching out to all NYC elected officials and 2017 electoral candidates for their stance on … Continue reading

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A Kodak Moment

Tuesday, September 26 — Simple amateur photography, even selfies, should the idea have occurred, became a possibility for the American public this month in 1888. That’s when George Eastman patented the first camera to use dry, flexible, roll film. Eastman’s … Continue reading

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New York Post’s Michael Benjamin joins Curtis Sliwa on ‘The Drive at Five’ (77 WABC Radio) re Mayor De Blasio and the ACS.

New York Post’s Michael Benjamin joins Curtis to discuss the issues surrounding Mayor De Blasio and the ACS. Michael Benjamin Associate Editorial Page Editor: NY Post http://SquarePegDem.com/ Twitter: @SquarePegDem Contact Telephone: 862-232-4085

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John Sampson sentenced to five years in prison | NY Post

He’s sorry all right — but mostly for himself. Disgraced ex-state Sen. John Sampson waffled on Wednesday about how he’s been “suffering” because of his corruption conviction, as a judge sentenced him to five years behind bars. The once-powerful Brooklyn … Continue reading

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At least seven NY lawmakers may run for City Council | NY Post – Aaron Short

At least seven state lawmakers are eyeing City Council seats in 2017. Queens Democratic Assemblyman Francisco Moya is raising money to challenge Corona Democratic Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras in what could be a key race, political sources said. Ferreras is a … Continue reading

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Road Trip! | ExiledInElbany blog

Governor Cuomo’s decision to take the State of the State on a road trip out of the Capital should not be a surprise to anyone. A persistent and reasonable desire to control the story line accompanied by a nagging need … Continue reading

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Electoral College Meets Today in All 50 Stars and DC

All 438 Electors from all 50 States and the District of Columbia will officially cast their ballots for President and Vice President of the United States at 12 Noon today. New York’s 29 electors will meet in the Senate Chamber … Continue reading

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Dorm Authority: NY’s deepest pork barrel | Times-Union

Dorm Authority: NY’s deepest pork barrell Dormitory Authority has grown into the top conduit of backdoor state spending By Chris Bragg Updated 11:01 am, Sunday, December 18, 2016 Times Union Albany The state Dormitory Authority, which was created by the … Continue reading

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The City Council’s phony slap at de Blasio’s scummy fund-raising | NY Post Editorial

The City Council’s phony slap at de Blasio’s scummy fund-raising | NY Post Editorial December 14, 2016 Hand a much-ado-about-nothing award to the City Council, which on Thursday will pretend it’s dealing a fatal blow to corruption with new campaign-finance … Continue reading

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Justice delayed for Shelly Silver | New York Post Editorial

Four months later… Justice delayed for Shelly Silver By Post Editorial Board August 25, 2016 Shelly Silver will stay out of jail for what looks to be another year, thanks to US District Court Judge Valerie Caproni’s ruling Thursday that … Continue reading

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