With voter turnout at dismal lows, one state Assemblyman wants to take a lesson from Down Under and consider instituting a system of mandatory voting.
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On Sunday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he was "cautiously hopeful" that leaders in the Senate can negotiate an end to the current government shutdown.
Brooklyn district attorney Charles (Joe) Hynes is receiving some very enthusiastic support from a handful of new Twitter users, who use stock photos for their avatars and appear to have devoted their accounts entirely to his campaign.
State Senator Jeff Klein is being faulted for not doing enough to help advance environmental legislation in the senate.
Brooklyn district attorney Charles (Joe) Hynes officially kicked off his resuscitated campaign for re-election this morning, at a rowdy announcement on the steps of Brooklyn's borough hall.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is skeptical that a grand bargain could be in the offing to settle the current government shutdown and raise the federal debt limit later this month.
Sen. Chuck Schumer endorsed Ken Thompson for Brooklyn district attorney today, a month after Thompson won the Democratic primary, and just a few days after Thompson learned he would face a re-match in the general election.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a moment from a mayoral roundtable on "Morning Joe" today to chastise both parties for the current government shutdown.
"I'm not hearing much new here this morning," George Stephanopoulos told House Speaker John Boehner, toward the end of a frustrating interview that was supposed to have been Sunday morning's big exclusive.
On Friday morning, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi came to New York to talk about a new priority for the women's movement in Washington.
Brooklyn district attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes has decided to re-start his re-election campaign, following his defeat last month in the Democratic primary.