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Spin CycleEarly scrambling in the 2010 race for the junior U.S. Senate seat - now occupied by Kirsten Gillibrand - offers the best glimpse of the clashing ambitions at work in the state Democratic Party's nervous ruling circles. For her......
Spin CycleMonday will be Polish American Congress Day in Albany. The congress tries to be the voice of some 10 million Polish-Americans and has been conducting voter registration drives in New York State to increase its clout. The groups says......
Spin CycleAttendance at the traditional Legislative Correspondents Association charity show, with its $300 ticket price, shrunk to what its fans and organizers found alarming. The press presentation was "MacDave" in two acts -- Basically, Paterson as Shakespeare'...
Spin CycleIf comic edge ruled, Gov. David A. Paterson might be proclaimed king. Pushing his ironic gifts into the risky zone late Saturday night, he dropped jaws with his performance at an annual $300-per-seat Albany press charity dinner otherwise remarkable for......
Spin CycleGov. David Paterson is preparing to introduce same-sex marriage legislation, as detailed here. After enactment of a hard-times budget amid poor polling numbers, Paterson is in a way pushing a second big source of political pressure on his old......
Spin CycleFor Gov. David A. Paterson, the question simply seems to have been: Why NOT move for a same-sex marriage bill? He'd promised to do it. He supported the concept as a Manhattan lawmaker. His poll numbers have little place......
Spin CycleWhen your transit fares explode soon, you can directly blame Sen. Malcolm Smith and his not-ready-for-prime-time players in the Senate's wonderful new Democratic majority. With the possible extent of swine flu dangers still unclear, the Congress will be...
Tags: Diseases and Illnesses, Values, Health, Ethics
Spin CycleSenate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith, who agreed with Gov. David Paterson to reinject a payroll tax into the MTA bailout talks -- after allowing his suburban conference members to reject it -- said Monday night that there is a frame......
Tags: Craig Johnson, David Paterson
Spin CycleHere's a fuller account of that special-district agreement flagged earlier, from Newsday's Sandra Peddie: Efforts to consolidate local governments picked up momentum Tuesday as state legislative leaders announced they were introducing a bill to simplify...
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