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4 indicted N.Y. pols win re-election – POLITICO.com

Politico.com points out NY voters belief in due process and that indicted pols are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law (and not public opinion). "They may have won their midterms on Tuesday, but for a handful of … Continue reading

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24-Hour Contribution Report for State Sen. John Sampson | NYS Board of Elections

Five people contributed $16,000 at the 11th hour to aid embattled Brooklyn State Senator John Sampson in his now-successful Democratic Primary win. Although innocent until proved guilty, I’m left wondering who contributes to the re-election effort of a lawmaker indicted … Continue reading

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Melvin Lowe Convicted On All Counts | Crain’s NY

Chris Bragg (Crain’s NY) reported Wednesday afternoon that Democratic operative Melvin Lowe convicted on all counts. I had complained in a previous post about the lack of media interest in the Lowe trial. It’s interesting that Mr. Lowe was convicted … Continue reading

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What If They Held A Corruption Trial And No Media Covered It

The federal corruption trial of Melvin E. Lowe began this week in White Plains with little to no media coverage. What strikes me and a few other inquiring minds is that sits at the middle of a number intersecting investigations … Continue reading

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Pol will surrender after being caught in Huntley wiretap – m.NYPOST.com

Embattled state Sen. John Sampson of Brooklyn is set to turn himself in to authorities today after being ensnared in a bribery scandal involving former colleague-turned-rat Shirley Huntley, sources said. Sampson told his aides over the weekend that he was … Continue reading

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NYTimes.com: Corruption Charge Expected for Senator

John L. Sampson, a prominent Democratic state senator, is said to have had wiretapped conversations with a colleague who is soon to be sentenced… http://p.nytimes.com/email/re?location=InCMR7g4BCKC2wiZPkcVUhLMCw3novoI&user_id=268f6405a4798b63417f2d0333a63bd3&email_type=eta&task_id=1367810932171963 Michael Benjamin Follow on Twitter: @SquarePeg_Dem

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Guest column: No hits, no runs, lots of errors — State Sen. Ruben Diaz, Sr.

WYSK – No Hits, No Runs, Lots of Errors You should know that it was a perfect coup,well planned, well organized,and nicely orchestrated. Those behind it should be congratulated. They even convinced some Senators to change their minds at the … Continue reading

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Angry at Andrew but afraid to say so – NYPOST.com

First in a planned series looking at the state Senate Democratic conference.   For once, the elephant in the room wasn’t race — it was Gov. Cuomo.       Saturday’s National Action Network rally, led by media personality and … Continue reading

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NY Senate Democrats’ road to respect—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

If African-American state senators want to be taken seriously by Gov. Cuomo and opinion leaders, they’re going to have to step up their game big-time.They can start by naming a new leader. When you remove the emotion, the issue of … Continue reading

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The Empire Strikes Back — 2008 Obama Supporters Dissed

Little noticed in the reports about the Democrats selected to run as 2012 Obama delegates in congressional districts across New York was the absence of elected officials and activists who supported then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008. At that time, the … Continue reading

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