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The history of women’s representation in New York

Over a century ago, on Nov. 6, 1917, women won the right to vote in New York. That meant having to convince New York voters – all men, at the time – to support the cause. Today, women are still underrepresented in just about every level of government, both in New York and on the national level. Here’s a look at how far women in New York have come – and how much further they need to go. → Read More

The history of women’s representation in New York

Over a century ago, on Nov. 6, 1917, women won the right to vote in New York. That meant having to convince New York voters – all men, at the time – to support the cause. Today, women are still underrepresented in just about every level of government, both in New York and on the national level. Here’s a look at how far women in New York have come – and how much further they need to go. → Read More

‘Fraught with danger’: Why Cuomo might want to avoid a debate

Like a Renaissance gentleman throwing down a glove to request a duel, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon released video a challenging her opponent to meet her on the debate stage. → Read More

John Liu on why taking on state Sen. Tony Avella is different this time

John Liu, the first Asian-American citywide elected official who served as New York City comptroller before becoming embroiled in a fundraising scandal, is attempting a political comeback. After losing both his 2013 bid for mayor and 2014 run for state Senate, he is making a second run for the 11th Senate District.Liu is challenging state Sen. Tony Avella, a member of the → Read More

Updated: The lopsided endorsements for AG

Endorsements aren’t everything, but in the Democratic primary race for attorney general, the number of endorsements is very lopsided. Public Advocate Letitia James leads the pack in endorsements, having obtained the support of the state Democratic Party and various elected officials. → Read More

The lopsided endorsements for AG

Endorsements aren’t everything, but in the Democratic primary race for attorney general, the number of endorsements is very lopsided. Public Advocate Letitia James leads the pack in endorsements, having obtained the support of the state Democratic Party and various elected officials. Zephyr Teachout is gaining support from progressive politicians and causes, while Leecia Eve → Read More

Zephyr Teachout has a plausible path to victory

Two months after former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned over allegations of abusing multiple women, and roughly two months before the statewide primary elections, the → Read More

'What you should know' about Rubén Díaz Sr.’s bizarre column

New York City Councilman Rubén Díaz Sr. is an idiosyncratic institution in New York politics. → Read More

Statewide candidates compete for most signatures and small donors

It’s two months before the primaries, and statewide candidates are proudly trumpeting the numbers of petitions they have handed to the state Board of Elections and their fundraising totals, to show that their campaigns have momentum. One candidate in particular, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, towers over all the others in terms of dollars. But when it comes to popular support, in terms of → Read More

NY Republicans can't seem to agree on Helsinki summit

President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, and his praise of his Russian counterpart after the summit invoked criticism from many in Congress, even Republicans who are often quiet after he exhibits norm-breaking behavior. → Read More

The small but growing anti-Pelosi movement in New York

Rep. Joseph Crowley, the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus who was widely considered to be a frontrunner to replace House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi before he was defeated in his primary by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, declined to support Pelosi for speaker of the House, should the Democrats retake the House. “It's up to the next Congress, Democratic Caucus to decide that → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in her own words

In the latest media assessment of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the likely next congresswoman from the 14th Congressional District, her background is explored just as deeply as her progressive ideas. → Read More

Ocasio-Cortez endorses Teachout for attorney general

Many female politicians have chosen to have events in front of the Fearless Girl statue in lower Manhattan, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. State attorney general hopeful Zephyr Teachout, however, chose to be endorsed by current political “it” girl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a few feet away, in front of the Charging Bull statue. → Read More

State marijuana report issued on the heels of Buffalo Billion verdict

Will the corruption conviction of a top Cuomo aide get lost in a haze of marijuana smoke? → Read More

Even after winning primary, Ocasio-Cortez continues claiming Crowley will sabotage her election

Is relitigating Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory against Rep. Joe Crowley going to replace the 2016 Democratic presidential primary as the years-long source of intraparty recriminations? Even though the progressive insurgent candidate won this time and her vanquished opponent immediately endorsed her, the bad blood continues.A Twitter spat between Ocasio-Cortez and Crowley → Read More

Ocasio-Cortez still claiming Crowley will sabotage her election

Is relitigating Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s victory against Rep. Joe Crowley going to replace the 2016 Democratic presidential primary as the years-long source of intraparty recriminations? Even though the progressive insurgent candidate won this time and her vanquished opponent immediately endorsed her, the bad blood continues.A Twitter spat between Ocasio-Cortez and Crowley → Read More

What happens in New York if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade?

Brett Kavanaugh, a D.C. Circuit Court judge who worked in George W. Bush administration, was officially nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Donald Trump on Monday evening, to the consternation of many on the left who fear that the confirmation of another conservative to the court will threaten abortion rights established nationwide in the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. → Read More

Will gentrification and younger voters oust more incumbents?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory over Rep. Joe Crowley shocked New York political observers, in part because Crowley was thought to have a strong foothold in his native borough of Queens – where he is chairman of the county Democratic Party. → Read More

Better ways to get to LaGuardia Airport

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan for an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport has been loudly and mercilessly mocked by New Yorkers for its indirect route. Train travelers from midtown Manhattan would essentially blow two miles past the airport before backtracking to the terminals. → Read More

Miner’s minor party isn’t a Republican ploy, but it’s unsure what it is

After months of publicly considering whether or not she would run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, former Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner declared in mid-June that she would launch an independent gubernatorial bid on the Serve America Movement line. The Serve America Movement, or SAM, was founded by a bipartisan group unhappy with the choices in the 2016 election and dissatisfied → Read More