Barack Obama will speak Monday in Troy at Hudson Valley Community College.
The Suffolk County Democratic Chairman sees "opportunity," in the wake of the Senate coup, for the G.O.P. to gain seats there.
The M.T.A. board voted to approve Jay Walder as its chair, including his salary and benefits.
The same poll shows his approval rating dropped a point.
The U.S. Senate approved the nomination of John McHugh to lead the Department of the Army.
The voice vote, last night, came after two Kansas senators removed their hold on McHugh's nomination.
State officials are considering cutting off funding.
A former mental health worker says he was muzzled regarding the death of an autistic boy in 2007.
And below, Representatives Eliot Engel and Anthony Weiner talk about Max Baucus' health care proposal: