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Andrew Cuomo  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images); Capitol Hill (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Polarized Washington Makes Albany Look Good

Cuomo says the near shutdown of the federal government last week is in stark contrast to the bipartisan success seen recently in Albany.

04/14/2011

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., center, the only Muslin in Congress, becomes emotional as he testifies before the House Homeland Security Committee on the extent of the radicalization of American Muslims, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Muslim Congressman Breaks Down At Radicalization Hearing

Rep. Peter King’s hearings took an emotional turn when Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, tried to speak of the heroism and patriotism of Mohamad Salman Hamdani, a New York City EMT who died on 9/11.

03/10/2011

Rep. Peter King  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rep. King: Islamic Radicalization Hearings Will Be Fair

“The reasons the hearings are focusing on the Muslim community, the president’s own national security advisor said al Qaeda is attempting to radicalize the Muslim-American community,” King said.

03/09/2011

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie

Mr. Christie Goes To Washington, Slams Political Establishment

Conservatives love him. Liberals despise him. On Wednesday New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was shooting from the hip on a topic no politician will touch — Social Security, and whether to raise the retirement age.

02/16/2011

Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

At Chamber Event, NJ Gov. Preaches Fiscal Restraint

Gov. Christie said he has to say no to more spending in a heavily indebted, overtaxed state.

01/28/2011

Gov. Chris Christie attends a town hall meeting - Parsippany, NJ - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Gov. Christie To Speak At Chamber Dinner In D.C.

The governor will join New Jersey’s congressional delegation at the annual business dinner, addressing the group for the first time as governor.

01/27/2011

The U.S. Capitol Building - Washington, DC - Jan 24, 2011 - Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Obama Delivering State Of The Union Tonight

President Barack Obama is formally launching the era of divided government tonight with his State of the Union speech to Congress.

01/25/2011

Empire State Building - New York, NY - Aug 28, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

New York City Isn’t America’s Rudest City!

In this survey, you’re happy to say you’re not number one!

01/20/2011

Richard Blumenthal celebrates his victory over Linda McMahon in the U.S. Senate race - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images

CT’s Richard Blumenthal Looks Ahead to U.S. Senate

Now with a firm grip on the job he has long aspired to, Richard Blumenthal heads to the U.S. Senate when the new Congress begins its session in January.

12/23/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Health Bill Backers Vow To Continue Support

Critics questioned whether the bill is affordable and does enough to ensure that only people with illnesses related to trade center dust get help.

12/10/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

9/11 Health Bill Falls Short In Senate Test Vote

Senate Republicans have blocked a bill to aid people who got sick after exposure to dust from the World Trade Center’s collapse.

12/09/2010

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

Crucial Senate Vote For 9/11 Health Bill Today

Zadroga, a New York City police officer and first responder, died in 2006 from a respiratory disease contracted while working at Ground Zero.

12/08/2010

Police officers and other emergency workers are seen at the World Trade Center site - New York, NY - Sep 13, 2001 - Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

9/11 Health Bill Backers Rallying On Pearl Harbor Day

360 days after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress passed the War Hazards Compensation Act. It has now been over nine years since the attacks of 9/11.

12/07/2010

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Ahead Of Matchup With Giants, Goodell Praises Vick

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Michael Vick is doing all the right things and he’s proud of the way the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback has turned his life around after serving time in prison for his role in a dogfighting ring.

WFAN–11/19/2010

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With New England Trains, ‘High-Speed’ Is Relative

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — To passengers looking forward to riding high-speed trains in New England, planners have a message: Not so fast. Washington is spending $8 billion in federal stimulus money to establish high-speed rail […]

10/17/2010

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