Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick, a Republican who co-chaired the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, fired back on Monday at critics of the way the commission was disbanded.
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On Sunday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer tried to make sure his big immigration reform bill wouldn't be derailed by the bombing in Boston.
As Liz Benjamin reported earlier, James Freedland is leaving his post as communications director for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's victories against pro-gun candidates in Southern California and Chicago didn't mean much when the Senate voted on a series of gun-related amendments this week.
President Obama traveled to Boston today, where he told mourners that the nation stands behind them.
“Every one of us stands with you," he said, in an emotional address in a service at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
When Chuck Schumer said he was optimistic about new gun laws following the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last year, it really meant something.
Last night, a few hours after the Senate began debate on a background check compromise negotiated by Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey, New York Rep. Peter King introduced an identical version in the House.
The House Judiciary Committee has yet to hold a hearing on guns, but Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of getting a background check bill through Congress.
Kirsten Gillibrand generally leaves the Sunday morning duties to Chuck Schumer.
How serious is Michael Bloomberg about acting as a counterweight to the National Rifle Association?
"Saturday Night Live" opened with the Joe Manchin-Pat Toomey background check compromise this weekend, siding more with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's opinion that the agreement was "not significant," than with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's insistence that the deal is a breakthrough.