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N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit: NJLegDistrict3.com)

NJ Senate Leader To Be Acting Governor

State Senate President Steve Sweeney will become acting governor on Sunday, when Gov. Chris Christie and his family head to Florida for a Disney World vacation.

12/25/2010

Bob Cohen (credit: BobCohen2010.com)

GOP Candidate Concedes In NY Senate Race

Cohen trails Democrat Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer in the Westchester County contest that has been too close to call since the Nov. 2 election.

12/06/2010

A full-body scanner is demonstrated by a woman at Fuhlsbuettel airport - Hamburg, Germany - Sep 27, 2010 - Photo: FABIAN BIMMER/AFP/Getty Images

Bill To Limit Full-Body Scan Use To Be Introduced

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is seeking to make it illegal for anyone to distribute or record the revealing images produced by full-body scanners at airports.

12/05/2010

Rep. Tim Bishop and Randy Altschuler - File / Photos: Tim Bishop for Congress, Randy Altschuler for Congress

Three Long Island Races Still Undecided

New York’s 1st Congressional District is getting the most attention, with Republican challenger Randy Altschuler holding a slim lead over incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop.

11/15/2010

Dan Malloy (Credit: Getty Images)

Democratic Governor To Change Hartford Dynamic

State lawmakers are predicting a dramatic change at Connecticut’s Capitol when Dan Malloy takes office in January.

11/13/2010

Gov. David Paterson (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Paterson: Hard Times To Get Worse For N.Y. Deficit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s hard times just got harder. The Paterson administration says closing the latest deficit may require cuts of perhaps 1 percent in every area including a midyear cut in school […]

11/04/2010

Bergen County Clerk Kathleen Donovan campaigns for County Executive - Ramsey, NJ - Sep 11, 2010 - Photo: Friends of Kathe Donovan for County Executive

Republican Wins Top Job In Bergen County

Republican Kathleen Donovan unseated Democratic incumbent County Executive Dennis McNerney.

11/03/2010

Mayor Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: Independent President A Good Idea

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says an independent president has more chance at succeeding than a Republican or Democrat.

11/01/2010

Connecticut Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, left, is escorted away from protesters, rear left and far right, by campaign traveling press secretary Jodi Latina during a campaign stop at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Skirmish Breaks Out At Linda McMahon UConn Visit

A new poll shows Democrat Richard Blumenthal still leading Republican Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s Senate race, but the gap appears to be closing.

11/01/2010

Rep. Charles Rangel (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Report: Lawyers Leave Rangel Ahead Of Ethics Trial

Rangel faces 13 ethics violations and could be expelled.

10/27/2010

Schumer And Senate Challenger Townsend Debate

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer and Republican challenger Jay Townsend are debating for the first time. The televised debate at 7 p.m. Sunday at Marist College in Poughkeepsie will be shown live […]

10/24/2010

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo Plays Artful Dodger On Second Debate

Republican Carl Paladino and Democrat Andrew Cuomo are both running for governor of New York. But on Tuesday it seemed like Paladino wanted to be a circus ringmaster and Cuomo the artful dodger.

10/19/2010

Dan Malloy and Tom Foley - File / Photos: AP

3rd Debate Today In Conn. Governor’s Race

Democrat Dan Malloy and Republican Tom Foley will square off Tuesday afternoon at Fairfield University.

10/19/2010

Paladino, Cuomo March in Columbus Day Parade (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

In State Races, Gay Marriage Resurfaces As Issue

NEW YORK (AP) – This election will be the first since the 1990s without a measure to ban gay marriage on any state ballot, yet the divisive issue is roiling races across the country during […]

10/18/2010

Andrew Cuomo, Carl Paladino

Candidates Prepare For First NY Governor’s Debate

Democrat Andrew Cuomo and Republican Carl Paladino continued sniping through at one another through surrogates as each privately rehearsed for Monday’s seven-way debate.

10/17/2010

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