Category Archives: Politics

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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Councilman Andy King Dodges Dutie

Councilman Andy King Dodges Duties Bronx Councilman Andy King has skipped roughly a third of his required meetings as council member, leaving him with one of the worst attendance records on the City Council. Of 89 hearings he has missed … Continue reading

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Miss World’s obscene pro-China censorship |NY Post Editorial Board

Miss World’s obscene pro-China censorship By Post Editorial Board | December 14, 2016 Spoke aout against China’s illegal organ harvesting and persecution of Falun gong practitioners ‘Beauty with a purpose” is how the Miss World Organization bills itself — but … Continue reading

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Elections 2016: Where Do We Go From Here? | CUNY TV Video

Michael Benjamin (aka @SquarePegDem) was a guest panelist on CUNY Forum talking about Trump’s victory. To see the discussion, click on the CUNY Forum YouTube link below. Elections 2016: Where Do We Go From Here? Host: Bob Liff Panelists: Prof. … Continue reading

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What Donald Trump’s Preet pick means for de Blasio, Cuomo and Giuliani | Crain’s

What Donald Trump’s Preet pick means for de Blasio, Cuomo and Giuliani The possible reasons behind President-elect’s decision to keep U.S. Attorney Bharara By Jeremy Smerd Of President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees so far, the most curious—from a New York perspective—is … Continue reading

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Lobbyist’s income has tripled since Heastie became speaker | nypost.com

Lobbyist’s income has tripled since Heastie became speaker By Carl Campanile November 28, 2016 It pays to be a pal of the Assembly speaker. Patrick Jenkins, a longtime friend and $4,000-a-month political adviser to Speaker Carl Heastie, who replaced corrupt … Continue reading

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