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NYC Council Speaker Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during a campaign stop at Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center on August 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks during a campaign stop at Dr. William U. Pearson Community Center on August 18, 2015 in North Las Vegas, Nevada. (Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, a liberal who is becoming a national voice on issues such as immigration, has endorsed Hillary Rodham...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Trump Battles Criticism From Rivals, Former Campaign Aide

    ATLANTA— Donald Trump is showing no signs of curbing his battle with a Fox News television host, the Republican Party establishment and several presidential primary... Read more

  • US Vice President Joe Biden speaks as he introduces US President Barack Obama at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Jan. 9, 2015. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

    Biden for President? Allies Mulling Clinton Challenge

    WASHINGTON— Vice President Joe Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations while his son was sick and... Read more

  • FILE - This Aug. 8, 1988 file photo shows Mario Biaggi, second left, as he gestures to the press shortly after he announced his resignation from Congress, at his headquarters in New York. (AP Photo/Marty Lederhandler)

    Mario Biaggi, Former Congressman From NYC, Dies at 97

    NEW YORK — Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97... Read more

  • FILE - In this May 5, 2015, file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen, File)

    NY Senator Wants Airlines to Scrap Carry-On Luggage Proposal

    NEW YORK—Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage. He planned a news conference Sunday to... Read more

  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio takes a question during a news conference on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. De Blasio is in Albany to make his case for renewing mayoral control of city schools, strengthening the city's rent regulations and changing a tax break for real estate developers to require more affordable housing. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Time Running Out, de Blasio Pushes for Agenda in Albany

    NEW YORK—With time running out on the state legislative session, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio again made a push for his stalled agenda... Read more

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    Mayor, Other Officials Release Public Disclosure Forms

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio has few things in common with his immediate predecessor, Michael Bloomberg—and the size of their financial disclosure forms is one... Read more

  • Independence Hall in Philadelphia saw the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the drafting of the United States Constitution. Elementary school tours may have to be cancelled if about 1.2 degrees of warming submerges the site.

    Philly Won the 2016 DNC Because New York Lacks Parking Lots, Says Mayor

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was disappointed by the DNC’s decision to hold the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia rather... Read more

  • Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) at the Capitol in Washington on May 30, 2014. Grimm pleaded guilty to federal tax evasion in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Why Do New Yorkers Like Electing Criminals?

    NEW YORK—After seeing State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest for allegedly taking bribes and kickbacks—and in recent history, a host of politicians being implicated by... Read more

  • Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York speaks at a press conference on Jan. 22, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Preet Bharara Says Sheldon Silver’s Arrest Sets a Dirty Example for Other Albany Politicians

    NEW YORK—U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara blamed the top echelon of Albany politicians for perpetuating a culture of corruption in New York politics, one that resulted... Read more

  • U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara addresses members of the media regarding State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 in New York. Silver has been arrested on public corruption charges. He's accused of using his position as one of the state's most powerful politicians to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Sheldon Silver’s Arrest Highlights Outside-Income Path to Punishment for Corruption

    When talking about corruption in legislature, many would think about thick envelopes changing hands with meaningful looks. On second thought, a more down-to-earth picture would... Read more

  • Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver speaks to members of the media in the State Capitol March 12, 2008 in Albany, New York.(Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

    Dark Days for Sheldon Silver and Impending Chaos for New York State Assembly

    NEW YORK—Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s arrest for corruption throws a wrench into the Albany legislature. Democratic leaders may be vying for his position, but as... Read more

  • Governor Andrew Cuomo at a juvenile justice panel

    On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Governor Andrew Cuomo Promises End to Placing 16 and 17 Year-Olds in Prison

    NEW YORK—Criminal justice reform was the centerpiece of governor Andrew Cuomo’s inauguration speech when he was sworn in for his second term two weeks ago... Read more

  • Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean in the Senate Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The Republican-controlled Senate has approved eight bills intended to ensure women's rights in the workplace and housing. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    NY Senate OKs Women’s Rights Bills; Schools Provoke Debate

    ALBANY, N.Y.—While hundreds of public education supporters jammed Capitol stairwells Monday calling for more state support, New York’s Republican-controlled Senate approved eight bills intended to... Read more

  • Bronx Council member Vanessa Gibson at a press conference supporting NYPD in City Hall, N.Y. on Dec. 23, 2014. (William Alatriste/NYC Council)

    After Tragedies City Council Members Squirm Over Police Reform Bills

    NEW YORK—Several city council members, including staunch supporters of police reform, advocated caution and consideration in reviewing police reform bills currently pending in the system... Read more

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at Newark Renaissance House in Newark, N.J., on Dec. 16, 2014. NJ lawmakers are mounting a campaign to override Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    New Jersey Senate Sets Date on Port Authority Veto Override

    TRENTON, N.J.—Hoping to defy Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of a bill overhauling the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, lawmakers are mounting... Read more

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds his mother's hand as they walk behind the casket of his father, Mario Cuomo, following the funeral service in Manhattan on Jan. 6, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Mario Cuomo’s Legacy Lives On in Son, Say Many Dignitaries

    NEW YORK—At former three-term New York governor Mario Cuomo’s funeral service Tuesday, his son, current governor Andrew Cuomo, eulogized him as a philosopher, poet, advocate,... Read more

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