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  • Paterson Blames Racism for His Unpopularity

    Paterson Blames Racism for His Unpopularity
    Gov. David A. Paterson suggested during a radio interview Friday that race has been a factor in his political woes. Linking himself with President Barack Obama and other black office holders, Paterson suggested the "crescendo" of calls for him not to...
  • Gov. Paterson Claims Race Remarks Misunderstood

    Gov. Paterson Claims Race Remarks Misunderstood
    Governor David Paterson insisted Tuesday his controversial comments last week - implying his critics were motivated by racial bias - have been misunderstood. Speaking Tuesday at the State University at Stony Brook on Long Island, the state's first...
  • Texting While Driving Officially Illegal In New York State

    Texting While Driving Officially Illegal In New York State
    Not only is it illegal to talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving, it is now against the law to text while driving too. Gov. David A Paterson signed several bills into law Thursday, including one to make the roads safer. Drivers can no longer read...
  • Eliot Spitzer: The Comeback Kid?

    Eliot Spitzer: The Comeback Kid?
    Disgraced former New York governor Eliot Spitzer may secretly be contemplating a return to the world of politics. The New York Post is reporting Spitzer is considering a bid either for state comptroller - currently held by Democrat Thomas DiNapoli - or...
  • Naked Ambition

     
    Which was the most fevered lunge for self-promotion by a power player? 1. Gov. David Paterson saying he couldn???t condone civil-disobedience that halted traffic in protest of the Sean Bell shooting case. 2. Democrat Tracey Cline ??? after winning a......
  • Rep. Fossella's woes: Other NY pols survived sex scandals

     
    In the storm over the sexual and alcoholic escapades of Rep. Vito Fossella Jr., one or two telling episodes of the region???s past and present have escaped proper mention. Remember Guy Velella? He was a Bronx state senator, married......
  • Loose Speculation Watch: Hillary for NYC mayor!

     
    Why wait to speculate? One of the more cutting-edge observers of the local scene, whose modesty forbids being quoted by name, finds it entirely plausible -- if unsupported by any evidence -- that Hillary Clinton, after losing the presidential race,......
  • Pension explosion: Albany's fake fiscal analysis?

     
    The Times' Danny Hakim today has a valuable story that demonstrates clearly what's been suspected for many years -- that fiscal analysis included in legislation is about as reliable as the "self-certifications" filed by many builders with government...
  • Albany: How does a blind governor sign a bill?

     
    Q: So how, exactly, does New York's first legally blind governor sign legislation? A: Very carefully. Today Gov. David A. Paterson presided over his first public bill signing since taking office, the so-called E-STOP law to deter convicted sex......
  • For mayor: How about Andrew '09?

     
    In a recent fit of slow-news speculation, we recently speculated about Chuck Schumer as a possible vice-president, and Hillary (No, we're not trying to force her out before all the votes have been counted) Clinton as a possible successor......
  • Paterson: Iridotomy for acute glaucoma

     
    Paterson was admitted to Mt. Sinai this morning with an intense migraine. Here's the update from his office: "At approximately 11:30 a.m. Governor David A. Paterson was diagnosed with acute glaucoma in his left eye. The Governor is being attended......