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  • Come One, Come All to the Energy Party!

     
    President Bush recently lifted an executive ban on offshore oil drilling. He???s going to the energy party, and he???s hoping Congress will show up too (but not in the same outfit)....
  • Committee votes for Rove contempt

     
    by Katie Fretland and updated The House Judiciary Committee this morning voted in favor of finding former Bush advisor Karl Rove in contempt of Congress for his refusal of a subpoena to testify before the panel. The committee voted along......
  • Skelos home after eye surgery

     
    Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) is at home recovering from successful cataract surgery on his left eye. Skelos will have the same procedure performed on his right eye in the future, aides said. Today???s surgery was performed by......
  • Paterson, perception: Looking to lead - and look like it

     
    Gov. David A. Paterson???s unusual televised warning of fiscal trouble appeared crafted to combat the perception that he???s an accidental executive who may have been unprepared for prime time when he was thrust into office four months ago. Moments...
  • Laura Bush: Afghan work unfinished

     
    by Mark Silva First Lady Laura Bush, who has waged a considerable amount of personal diplomacy in Afghanistan, says that she hopes to pursue work there after her husband leaves office - perhaps in conjunction with the research institute that......
  • Health, enviro groups fret for anti-diesel enforcement

     
    Worried that a 2006 law to cut diesel emissions from state vehicles could become a casualty of New York???s fiscal woes, environmental and public health advocates on Friday urged Gov. David A. Paterson to move forward with the measure. The......
  • Paterson makes lighthearted note of blind-gov record

     
    In a speech to the National Press Club in Washington last week, Paterson noted ???the first legally blind governor of a state served for 11 days. I already have him beat.??? Paterson was referring to fellow Democrat and former......
  • As fiscal austerity looms, Skelos faces special pressure

     
    Already scrambling to salvage Republican control of the State Senate, Majority Leader Dean Skelos faces added political pressure - now that Gov. David A. Paterson has demanded immediate action to avert a fiscal crisis. Skelos, as the state power......
  • Top tales of the morning

     
    In the politics of terrorism, fatal anthrax mailings that followed the 2001 Al Qaeda airplane attacks came to illustrate government agencies' frustrated failure to catch and nab an important criminal or criminals. Now the suicide of a U.S. Army......
  • Bush positively spins weak economic data

     
    by Frank James Maybe the economy will pick up during the rest of the year. Optimism is healthy, isn't it? But the economy certainly had a poor first half in 2008, growing 1.9 percent in the second quarter, the Commerce......
  • Barack Obama vote: 'Bungee jumping'

     
    by Mark Silva It just may be that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's name has been mentioned so often as a possible running mate for Sen. John McCain that it's not happening. But, then, why is Pawlenty out there in the......