The Weekend That Was
As the Republicans pointed fingers at the White House, Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell were set to sit down again today in an effort to come up with some sort of agreement to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords joined AG Eric Schneiderman to tour a gun show in Saratoga Springs and highlight a voluntary agreement and stricter state gun control law.
Giffords and her husband, retired Navy Captain and former astronaut Mark Kelly, spoke at RIT Saturday.
The Statue of Liberty reopened to the public today after the state agreed to shoulder the costs of running the site during the federal government shutdown – $61,600 a day.
The NYC Department of Health wants hospitals to hand over information on patients admitted for a first psychotic episode, as part of a new initiative aimed at delivering care to mentally ill people who might endanger themselves and others.
Former vice presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin waded into New Jersey’s U.S. Senate race this weekend, telling a crowd that the “eyes of America” are on the state.
Thousands of people gathered at a racetrack to watch Palin endorse the Republican candidate, Steve Lonegan.
In their high-profile rematch, Republican Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano has opened a wide lead over Democrat Thomas Suozzi less than a month before Election Day, in part because independent and minor-party voters are breaking his way, according to a Newsday/News 12/Siena College poll.
The cousin of a slain 4-year-old girl known only as Baby Hope was charged with murder after he allegedly confessed to smothering the child, a development investigators are heralding as the potential conclusion to a cold case that has haunted them for 22 years.
The Watertown Times takes on “the state’s Chief Bully, Andy Cuomo” for putting a stranglehold on information coming out of both his office, the state agencies and now the “navigators” tapped to assist New Yorkers use the new health care exchange.
The TU says Cuomo “should be prepared to own a failure as embarrassing as the system he vowed to fix” if the Moreland Commission gives up its work after proposing a constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform.
In what could be the Bloomberg’s Administration’s final health crusade, NYC is launching a new offensive to monitor tanning salons and warn customers of the dangers of skin cancer from overexposure to UV radiation.
Democratic NYC mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio’s Italian heritage was on full display this afternoon when he made an appearance at the end of the annual Columbus Day Parade in Bensonhurst, a neighborhood that was once the heart of Brooklyn’s Italian-American community.
De Blasio’s big lead in the polls is making it difficult for GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota to find any Democrats to publicly back him.
Two Adirondack land swaps are being proposed to voters in November: one to let a mining company temporarily expand onto 200 acres of state-owned land and another to settle a century-old property title dispute.
New York’s Authorities Budget Office has sent censure letters to more than a dozen public authorities it says aren’t disclosing enough information about their activities and spending.
De Blasio refused to back the legalization of marijuana in New York City, despite repeated prodding from actor Alec Baldwin on the debut of his new show on MSNBC.
The New York Times supports lawmakers’ efforts to crack down on so-called “revenge porn.”
Sen. John Bonacic OpEds in favor of the casino amendment.
The Staten Island Advance reminds readers that there’s a chance – however remote it seems at this moment – that a casino could eventually come to their borough if this amendment is approved.
As Buffalo Republican Carl Paladino continues to explore running for governor again next year – this time on the Conservative line – Erie County Conservative Chairman Joe Lorigo is also exploring a statewide radio campaign aimed at drawing voters to Row C this year.
Celebrity TV chef Sandra Lee is in negotiations to renew the contract with TV Guide to publish her eponymous magazine, but the political aspirations of her boyfriend, the governor, are making for a more complicated deal.
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