After the Times Union filed a FOIL request to look at archived records from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s tenure as attorney general, top Cuomo aides personally reviewed the files before they were released. Cuomo spokesman Richard Bamberger told the paper, “Sending records to the Archives is about preservation for future generations, not access for today.”
Huma Abedin, the wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner and an aide to Hillary Clinton, is reportedly getting police protection after Rep. Michelle Bachmann accused her of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
The State Senate Republicans are using an ad firm with extensive ties to the Tea Party for their fall election commercials.
A slew of Albany pols are raising campaign cash despite having no opposition in the coming election.
With the anniversary of New York’s legalization of same-sex marriage approaching, “the law’s effects are noticeable if hard to measure.”
Fred Dicker says Cuomo “might roll back or eliminate” a proposed Thruway toll hike.
Cuomo is also considering a controversial bill that would take a student’s “home environment and family background” into account for special education placements.
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is receiving a leadership award named after the brother of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.
Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson became a supporter of stop-and-frisk after the shooting of a 4-year-old boy.
Environmental activists are putting pressure on the fracking industry to conserve water used in the controversial natural gas drilling procedure in light of the worst U.S. drought in half-a-century.
The founder of Honest Tea pointed out Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial large beverage ban would affect his organic green tea as well as sugary drinks.
Mayor Bloomberg has received regulatory approval to build a garbage transfer station on the Upper East Side, but Assemblyman Micah Kellner is suing to stop him.
Macy’s might bring their Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River where residents of Brooklyn and Queens can see them after pressure from Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and State Senator Daniel Squadron.
The City of Tampa is making efforts to clamp down on protests ahead of the Republican National Convention.
Today was the deadliest day in Iraq since 2010.
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and Vogue editrix Anna Wintour are teaming up to host another fundraiser for President Obama.
The Washington Post took a look at Mitt Romney’s “international past.”
Bill Clinton visited Athens where he called for financial support for the struggling Greek economy.