When the Congress reconvenes next week, one of the more closely-watched agenda items will the censure vote of Charlie Rangel. If Rangel is censured, it will mark the first time since 1983 that a member of Congress has faced the punishment.
Unless he cuts a deal beforehand, Rangel is widely expected to be censured, especially Read More
Republican National Committee representatives are doing their best to paint former President Bill Clinton’s latest campaign stops as last-ditch efforts for flaling Democratic candidates.
“Bill Clinton’s visit doesn’t change the fact that New York Democrats have a record of failure on the economy after blindly supporting misguided and reckless policies that have killed jobs and Read More
Dan Cantor is throwing down the gauntlet, threatening to withhold the W.F.P.’s support for Democrats who don’t support the health care bill in Washington.
In announcing the move, the party noted “Votes on the WFP ballot line have been the margin of victory for Democratic Congressional candidates in New York five times since Read More
ALBANY—He ran for Congress as an outsider, the non-politician who was fed up with the course of government. It shouldn’t be too surprising that he’s never been to the State Capitol.
I found Doug Hoffman gawking at the chamber’s ornate ceiling, indulging what he monotonically insisted is a deep passion for architecture, Read More
ALBANY—Bill Owens, who is being sworn in as a member of Congress today, has announced his intention to vote for the health care restructuring bill backed by Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. He resisted taking a specific position on the issue throughout his campaign.
Owens announced the vote in a press release and Read More
ALBANY—Ed Cox is all about Westchester County, and Rob Astorino’s upset ouster of County Executive Andy Spano.
“If we can win Westchester, that is almost as big a win as the wins which I expected to happen, and which did happen, in New Jersey and Virginia,” Cox told me during a phone interview Read More
SARANAC LAKE—It did come down to a battle of the boots here in the 23rd Congressional district, and the unions which aligned by Bill Owens at the last minute are touting their victory.
“The late labor candidate won,” said Ron McDougall, the president of the Jefferson-Lewis-St. Lawrence Central Labor Council (and the husband Read More
SARANAC LAKE—David Paterson said this is the lesson from Bill Owens’ win last night: Democrats can win anything.
“I thought it demonstrates a new way that the entire state is looking at candidates, and that the Democratic Party is demonstrating the type of responsibility I think both parties aspire to, but right now I Read More
So there we were somewhere around 10 o’clock on Election Night, watching as county after county reported devastating news for Jon Corzine.
New Jersey’s governor—for whom Barack Obama made two splashy campaign appearances in the home stretch—was going down, the first Democrat to lose a statewide race there in 12 years, and only the second Read More
SARANAC LAKE—It wasn’t the political right, but rather the Democrats who sent a message in Bill Owens’ successful bid to replace John McHugh in Congress.
“Tonight with the entire country watching, Upstate New Yorkers sent a message,” Owens said at his victory party in Plattsburgh. “We came together tonight as Democrats, Republicans, and Read More