Any attempt to explain Representative Peter King, the national-party-bucking, anti-reformer, Muslim-investigating Homeland Security committee chair, must begin with the fact that he comes from Nassau County.
Barring the possibility Rudy Giuliani has taken leave of his senses, his talk about a possible presidential run is a transparent bid for attention, and an empty threat.
It is impossible to overstate how perfectly the campaign to repeal DADT addressed all of Kirsten Gillibrand's political imperatives.
Anthony Weiner seems to have inherited a Schumeresque knack for public relations, if not for actual governing.
Stephen Solarz was a role model, and then a cautionary tale, for Chuck Schumer.
Nancy Pelosi places great store in personal loyalty, which is why there will never be a place for Joseph Crowley on her team.
Thanks to Carl Paladino, Andrew Cuomo and the Democrats swept the state's top offices, even as five House members lost their seats.
It's not true that any Democratic candidate for governor would be cruising right now, because not any candidate would have drawn Carl Paladino as an opponent.
As far as Chris Christie is concerned, the criticism provoked by his decision to kill a worthy tunnel project is a bonus.