According to Jose Serrano, Kirsten Gillibrand is going after the low-hanging fruit first.
In the days since Representative Steve Israel decided not to consider a primary against Gillibrand, following calls from President Barack Obama and Senator Chuck Schumer, other members of the New York Congressional delegation have quickly lined up in Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson is heading to Binghamton.
Along with Representative Maurice Hinchey, Paterson will fly to the Southern Tier as law enforcement officials sort out what happened during a hostage situation earlier today.
Paterson called the events a "terrible tragedy," and said he had heard 13 people were killed. He paused a press conference to Read More
Tonight is the first debate between freshman Democratic Representative Kirsten Gillibrand and her well-funded Republican challenger, Sandy Treadwell.
Treadwell says he will elaborate on his plan for a moratorium on earmarks.
Both candidates in this heavily Republican district are likely preparing for questions about how they line up with respect to Read More
– compiled by Azi Paybarah
Citizens Against Government Waste published its annual list of congressional earmarks (they actually call it the Congressional Pig Book list).
Of course, what one person calls wasteful spending, another person calls bringing home the bacon, and now that Democrats are in the majority, New York was supposed to be getting more federal money.
The Read More
In what must have been an exhausting exercise, some academic wonks and good-government-type journos (namely, grad students at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and CPB’s Marketplace, American RadioWorks) spent months combing the travel records of our members of Congress since 2000, detailing who travels the most (Louisiana’s former Senator John Breaux) and who foots Read More