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Spin CycleWhenever a politician changes direction on a hot issue ??? the death penalty, abortion, gay rights ??? there is the inevitable question of why it took so long, and whether the wait was because the politician feared a voter backlash.......
Spin CycleSince the presidential campaign began, Suffolk Legis. Jon Cooper has been Barack Obama's most prominent Long Island backer. Now, two days after the Legislature passed a Cooper-sponsored bill to launch a pilot program to require contractors doing county...
Spin CycleJohn McCain stood at Rockefeller Center earlier this year and made a bold prediction: I will carry New York in the fall campaign, something no Republican has done since 1984. "We're going to campaign all over this magnificent state. We're......
Spin CycleThanks to the 4 p.m. start time, the 2 1/2-hour public hearing on helicopter noise and the typical penchant for long discussions, virtually every item Suffolk legislators voted on at Tuesday's meeting came after our deadline to make the print......
Tags: Society, Central Islip, Hybrid Vehicles, Steve Levy, Laws
Spin CycleWith polls tight, the Dems are counting on a Kumbaya windup to the contentious primary season a week from Thursday with Obama, his former rivals, and 76,000 adoring voters at Denver's Invesco Stadium. We'll be looking for that love this......
Tags: Long Island, Political Candidates, Elections
Walt HandelsmanComing to these conventions is always such a sureal experience. This is the fifth time I've been lucky enough to be sent to draw cartoons at the conventions and although it's hectic getting around the crowded venues and a real......
Spin CycleSuffolk Social Services Commissioner Janet DeMarzo doesn???t have the votes for a new term, and now she may be running out of time as a holdover as well. Legis. Jon Cooper (D-Lloyd Harbor) has filed a resolution to limit term......
Tags: Society, Steve Levy
Spin CycleA big pre-debate Obama rally, sponsored by Nassau's Tom Suozzi and Suffolk's Jon Cooper, will be held tomorrow from 3 pm to 7 pm at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre (Parking areas 6 and......
Tags: Tom Suozzi, Harry Chapin
Spin CycleDemocrat Jon Cooper elected to his fourth term as majority leader in the Suffolk legislature. He reports on it in a release that calls him "one of the most prolific lawmakers in Suffolk County history:" "As we enter into these......
Spin CycleSo far the names of possible challengers to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in next year's elections have included three Long Islanders: Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford). Now a fourth has been...
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 CycleSen. Kirsten Gillibrand plans to make her first visit to Suffolk County Friday, when she has scheduled meetings with local elected officials. Gillibrand's people are inviting county, town and village officials to a 1:30 p.m. meeting at the Suffolk......
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