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Alexander Padilla and Anthony Arenas cut a piece of cake after being married by U.S. Senator-elect Cory Booker at City Hall in the early morning hours of October 21, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Drops Appeal On Same-Sex Marriage

In an email Monday morning, the governor’s office said it was withdrawing its appeal because the chief justice on Friday “left no ambiguity” about the court’s view.

10/21/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Debate Gets Chippy

Westchester County executive candidates Rob Astorino and Noam Bramson got confrontational in their debate Wednesday night.

10/16/2013

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Candidates For Nassau County Exec. Urging Voters To Approve Casino Gambling In NY State

Thomas Suozzi and Ed Mangano are expected to join labor unions and business groups in support of the ballot referendum called Proposal No. 1.

10/15/2013

Opponents of the New York Police Department’s controversial 'stop-and-frisk' policy rally on January 27, 2012 in the Bronx. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Lhota, De Blasio Speak On Stop-And-Frisk Ruling Appeal

Republican nominee Joe Lhota said crime has been going up in the city over the past two months. But Democrat Bill de Blasio said Lhota’s numbers are skewed.

10/07/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit: Getty Images)

Blumenthal: Sensitive Situation Likely Led To Capitol Hill Shooting

Blumenthal said he was awaiting the results of an investigation before drawing any conclusions. But he said the location of the incident heightened tensions.

10/06/2013

President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama Blasts House Republicans For ‘Ideological Crusade’ That Shut Down Government

The shutdown, the first since the winter of 1995-96, closed national parks, museums along the Washington Mall and the U.S. Capitol visitors center.

10/01/2013

Food pantry at St. Augustine's Church in the Bronx (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Government Shutdown Impacting Charitable Organizations That Rely On Funding

Why Hunger, which operates the National Hunger Hotline, said the shutdown will freeze distribution of food to millions of elderly, pregnant women, young children and others.

10/01/2013

Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson, Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Hold Everything! Number Of Mayoral Ballots To Be Counted Closer To 70,000

There has been a stunning development in the race for New York City mayor. Tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted, leaving open the possibility that there could be a runoff to pick a Democratic Party nominee.

09/12/2013

Bill de Blasio and his wife greet voters in Brooklyn on Sept. 9, 2013 a day before the Democratic primary. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Latest NYC Mayoral Poll Shows De Blasio Leading With 39 Percent

To avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday’s primary.

09/09/2013

Sen. Robert Menendez (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Sen. Robert Menendez Discusses His Vote For Strike On Syria

Menendez says he voted yes on a limited military strike on in Syria was to punish President Assad for the use of chemical weapons.

09/05/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry testifies in the House on Sept. 4, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Senate Panel Approves Plan To Strike Syria

The United States moved one step closer to launching military action against Syria on Wednesday.

09/04/2013

Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at an endorsement in Times Square by Local 802, which represents musicians playing in Broadway musicals, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and other musical ensembles on August 12, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: De Blasio Takes 23-Point Lead, Could Avoid Runoff

Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.

09/03/2013

Representative Michael Grimm (credit:grimm.house.gov)

Rep. Grimm To Hold 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Forum On Staten Island

Grimm said the information session is aimed at those who may not even realize they are eligible for federal help.

08/20/2013

Idowu Daramola in court on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bail Stays At $250K For Bus Driver Charged In Fatal West New York Crash

Idowu Daramola is charged with death by auto, reckless driving and using a cell phone while operating a vehicle.

08/01/2013

Anthony Weiner, wife Huma Abedin speak at a news conference on July 23, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Weiner Moving Forward With Mayoral Campaign Despite Calls From Opponents To Quit Race

Anthony Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House because of similar behavior.

07/24/2013

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