On Sunday morning, Republicans insisted their fixation on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya last fall has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton and 2016.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today angrily resisted efforts by reporters to find out who he's supporting in this year's mayoral election.
Two years ago, New York's Republican-controlled State Senate tried to change the way presidential elections work.
Tired of seeing New York ignored by the presidential candidates, and tired of seeing their voices drowned out by a growing Democratic majority, Republicans joined with Democrats to pass a bill that would bind the states electors to whichever candidate wins the national popular vote.(2)
Banging her hand on the table, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered an impassioned defense of the administration's response to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this morning.
“We had four dead Americans," Clinton said, raising her voice in anger. "Was it because of a protest? Or because of guys out for a walk one night and decided to go kill some Americans? At this point, what difference does it make?”(1)
President Obama announced this morning that he will press Congress to pass an expansive agenda of "commonsense" new gun laws, including a new ban on assault weapons and extended magazines, a new system of universal background checks, and tougher penalties for gun trafficking. The president also announced 23 new executive orders that would promote more comprehensive background checks and gun research.
The first installment of federal aid for states affected by Hurricane Sandy passed both Houses of Congress today, two days after the House adjourned the previous congressional session without considering a comprehensive relief package.(1)
President Obama said an agreement on the fiscal cliff is "in sight," at an afternoon appearance inside a White House auditorium packed with a few dozen rowdy specators billed as middle class Americans.
Members of President Barack Obama's finance committee in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have gotten their invitations to a slew of activities leading up to the president's inauguration.
On Sunday morning, after Republicans and Democrats argued about who would be to blame if they fail to reach an agreement on the fiscal cliff, they found something to agree on: the indomatibility of Hillary Clinton.
Andrew Cuomo met with Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan and President Obama's chief of staff, Jack Lew, at the White House this afternoon, the first stop on the governor's trip through Washington today to lobby for federal disaster aid.
While Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo band together to solicit federal money in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, pollsters are already surveying a hypothetical contest between the two governors in 2016
Gov. Andrew Cuomo deflected criticism of his Democratic bona fides this morning, in an appearance on Fred Dicker's radio show.
MSNBC's Chris Hayes and Salon's Alex Pareene both assailed Cuomo for not pro-actively supporting Democratic control of New York's state senate, and encouraging future primary voters to remember Cuomo's position in four years.
Cuomo shrugged it off.
On Sunday morning, Republicans played a game of whodunnit, speculating across the Sunday shows about who might have altered the Benghazi talking points that were eventually delivered by Ambassador Susan Rice.
“The fact is that when Gen. Clapper and Gen. Petraeus signed off on those talking points, it had different language in them,” said Rep. Peter King on ABC's "This Week."
Governor Chris Christie made some news this morning when he became the latest Republican governor to disavow Mitt Romney's contention that President Obama won the race with "gifts" to minority constituencies.
"You can't expect to be a leader of all the people and be divisive, okay?" he said on "Morning Joe."
"You have to talk about themes, policies that unite people. And play to their aspirations and their goals and their hopes for their family and their neighbors.(2)
"I think we had a measurable impact on this race, and in helping people understand the truth about Mitt Romney's business record in a way that they wouldn't have gotten otherwise, probably," said Bill Burton, one of the founders of Priorities USA, at a panel discussion on Wednesday night.