ALBANY—A report by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has found "certain troubling situations in which, at the highest levels of the State Police, political considerations played an improper and determinative role."
The 11-page report, above, says that under the administration of George Pataki, the executive services detail would often run "secret squirrel missions" and Read More
Kirsten Gillibrand kind of knows everyone in politics. Just ask her.
“What makes me so successful is that I’ve developed so many relationships,” she said in a phone interview on Jan. 27, hours after being sworn in as a U.S. senator, as she walked to the Senate floor to cast her first vote. “Because I Read More
ALBANY—Here's our new senator, expected to be named at noon.
Kirsten Gillibrand, 42, had never run for public office until 2006. She was first endorsed by the Saratoga County Democratic Committee in 2005 to run against Representative John Sweeney, a four-term incumbent.
Gillibrand at that time was a partner in the Read More
ALBANY—Representative Kirsten Gillibrand's name is persistently circulating–along with many others–as a possible replacement for Hillary Clinton in the Senate, but the idea may dissolve if Democrats think that would mean sacrificing a congressional seat.
Gillibrand's district, the 20th, is spread across 10 upstate counties from Columbia to Essex and was represented by Read More
The Irish equivalent of the Plaza is the Shelbourne Hotel, give or take a couple hundred condos.
Built in 1824, in a landmark building overlooking a park in the heart of Ireland’s capital, the Shelbourne has had a long reign as what The New York Times called "the princess of Dublin hotels." Read More
Here are a couple of events that got left off our list yesterday.
A new political club in Assemblyman Rory Lancman’s district – which used to be represented by Brian McLaughlin before he was implicated in a contract-rigging scandal – is having its first meeting tonight in Fresh Read More
In one of his first interviews since losing a re-election campaign in his upstate district last year, former Representative John Sweeney said that a 911 call made by his wife where she complained that he was “knocking her around the house” was “simply what happens sometimes in families.”
Speaking on WROW just now, Sweeney Read More
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand upset incumbent Rep. John Sweeney, who was dogged by allegations that he beat his wife. CNN has the results at 53-47 percent.
Another embattled upstate congressman, Tom Reynolds, is holding off his challenger, Jack Davis, 54-46 with about 7 percent of the votes counted.
– Azi Paybarah Read More
No matter the outcome today, there is some good news for upstate Rep. John Sweeney, whose re-election has been in jeopardy since a story surfaced about a domestic abuse 911 call by his wife.
“The good news today is, it ends, the smearing ends,” Sweeney told reporters.
– Azi Paybarah Read More
Anybody who shares a name with an elected official, candidate, or press aide, can sympathize with Maureen Donovan whose last name is one letter off from the very busy press aide to congressman John Sweeney (of the infamous 911 calls).
Here’s Donovan’s automated response to from Donovan’s Yahoo account:
If you are trying Read More