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The Assembly Chamber In Albany (credit:  Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

NY Assembly Gives Final OK Of $135B State Budget

The Assembly passed the final bills of the $135 billion spending plan just before midnight Thursday. The budget approved by the Senate Wednesday is due Sunday, the start of the new fiscal year.

03/29/2013

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (Photo credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Addressing Controversy, Menendez Invokes Words Of MLK At Black History Month Event

Amid a handful of allegations that threaten to mar his reputation in the Senate, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., continues to maintain his innocence, decrying the accusations as right-wing attempts to “destroy” his career and invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in asserting his faith that justice will win out.

02/25/2013

U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (FILE PHOTO: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Sen. Frank Lautenberg Says He Won’t Seek Re-election In 2014

Despite the announcement, Lautenberg vowed to “keep fighting hard as ever” for his constituents.

02/14/2013

Geraldo Rivera (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Geraldo Rivera Weighing U.S. Senate Run In New Jersey

The 69-year-old said he has spoken to some people in the New Jersey GOP about a run, but he didn’t say what they told him.

02/01/2013

The remains of the boardwalk in Long Beach, Long Island, wrecked by superstorm Sandy - Jan. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Congress Passes $50.5 Billion Superstorm Sandy Aid Bill

The Senate voted on the measure for the states hit by Superstorm Sandy early Monday evening. It passed by a vote of 62-36.

01/28/2013

Belongings that were ruined by floodwaters sit outside a house devastated by Superstorm Sandy on November 2, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. Over 200 homes in a town of only 6,200 residents were destroyed by the storm. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Senate Sets Monday Vote On $50.5B Sandy Aid Bill

Northeast lawmakers from both parties hope to win Senate approval of the measure and send it to President Barack Obama, who has said he would sign it.

01/24/2013

U.S. House Floor

House Passes Bill To Avert Fiscal Cliff

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the “fiscal cliff” deal already approved by the U.S. Senate, after a decision not to allow amendments that would have kicked it back to the Senate.

01/01/2013

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.

11/06/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.

11/02/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

Republicans Chris Shays and Linda McMahon (Credit:  Alex Wong/Newsmakers and Abigail Pheiffer-Pool/Getty Images)

Connecticut U.S. Senate Focus: The Republicans

Two Democrats and two Republicans will compete in next Tuesday’s Connecticut primaries, in the hopes of securing their respective party’s nomination for the chance to fill the Senate seat of Joe Lieberman (D), who is retiring.

08/10/2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry Reid

How dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?

08/01/2012

Mindy Meyer (credit: Facebook)

22-Year-Old New York State Senate Candidate Defends Hot Pink Campaign Website

The 22-year-old Touro College law student from Brooklyn has a hot pink website with the slogan, “I’m Senator And I Know It” — a spin on the hit LMFAO song “I’m Sexy and I Know It.”

07/24/2012

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