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Activists protest for Romney tax returns (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.

07/16/2012

George WBush and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.

07/13/2012

Nassau County Logo (credit: CBS 2)

Tax Dispute In Nassau County Getting Political

Homes and businesses in Nassau County are suing for property tax refunds of $102-million that they have yet to receive.

04/03/2012

Classroom (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Schumer Pushes Funding Bill To Rehire Laid Off Teachers

The democrat says the $1.7 billion bill would also preserve more than 16,000 more jobs in New York.

10/20/2011

Linda McMahon is seen during a debate with Richard Blumenthal - Hartford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images

Linda McMahon Prepares For New U.S. Senate Run

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in the Nutmeg State and things are starting to heat up.

09/08/2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Poll: GOP Support Waning For Gov. Cuomo

Republicans helped give the Democrat a near record winning margin in November. But Republican support dropped in favorability, job performance, leadership and whether Albany is changing.

08/04/2011

Governor Chris Christie (L); New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (Credit: AP)

Gov. Christie, NJ Senate President Sweeney A True Political Odd Couple

Much like Felix and Oscar of “Odd Couple” fame, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic state Senate President Stephen Sweeney are learning to live together and breaking some china in the process.

05/21/2011

Schumer Bill Targets Banks’ Checking Account Fees

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for new regulations to require banks to clearly and briefly describe checking account fees now buried in applications that can be more than 100 pages long.

05/01/2011

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Gillibrand Raises More Than $3M

Gillibrand reportedly said in an email thanking supporters that she broke the $3 million mark for the federal reporting period ending Thursday.

04/01/2011

Joseph Coniglio (credit: AP)

Former NJ Senator To Get Out Of Jail

A federal judge on Wednesday reduced Coniglio’s 30-month sentence to 20 months because an appeals court threw out his convictions on mail fraud. The court faulted the way the case was presented to the jury.

03/25/2011

State Sen. Carl Kruger of Brooklyn, center, enters FBI headquarters to surrender to federal authorities with his attorney Benjamin Brafman, Thursday, March 10, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Brooklyn State Sen. Carl Kruger Surrenders To FBI

Investigators said State Sen. Carl Kruger helped businesses overcome bureaucratic hurdles in exchange for help with raising campaign money from the private sector.

03/10/2011

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is seen at Gracie Mansion - New York, NY - Jun 17, 2010 - Photo: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Historic House Trust of New York City

Koch: GOP Senate Punts On Redistricting Reform

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch said the state Senate’s Republican majority was “dishonorable” for putting off the critical redistricting reform they promised in last fall’s election.

03/01/2011

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Gov. Cuomo Has Put Friends In High Places

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is finding the tightrope he walks between being a reforming outsider and the consummate insider is a little tighter these days.

02/27/2011

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy Wants Joe Lieberman’s Senate Seat

Lieberman said Wednesday that he won’t seek a fifth term.

01/20/2011

New York State Senator Kevin Parker (Credit: nysenate.org)

Convicted NY State Senator Loses 1 Leader Post

New York state Sen. Kevin Parker, who was convicted of a misdemeanor in a confrontation with a press photographer, has lost one of his leadership posts but keeps another one worth $9,000.

01/11/2011

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