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GOP mayoral hopeful Paul Massey was once busted for DWI

ALBANY– The leading Republican looking for to challenge Mayor de Blasio in November was when busted for intoxicated driving, the Daily News has learned. Paul Massey was accuseded of misdemeanor owning while inebriateded after a State Authorities trooper pulled him over for speeding in Ulster County at 11:02 p.m. on Sept. 25, 2010, court records […]


N.Y. pols eye 'bare bones' budget to keep government running

ALBANY — With Friday’s deadline to enact a budget fast approaching, state leaders may have to settle for a “bare bones” spending plan or even short-term budget extenders that postpone action on the more contentious issues, sources say. “It has been raised as a possibility,” one Senate Republican said of a less complicated budget. The […]


Some NYS Dems not happy with de Blazio over late mansion tax push

Here is a broadened version of the 2nd product from my “Albany Expert” column from Monday’s print editions: Mayor de Blasio’s recent 11th-hour push for his suggested estate tax that consisted of a surprise trip to Albany recently left a few of his fellow Democrats shaking their heads. Some Dems think de Blasio, despite understanding […]


CUOMO: Republicans must get smart or they'll lose again

Learn the lesson of last week for the good of the nation. There is much for Washington Republicans to learn from their health care debacle. There is a drastic difference between being an opposition party and success as a governing party. History is replete with examples of political parties failing to understand how to make […]


California Gov. Brown compares Trump’s border plan to Berlin Wall

WASHINGTON — California Gov. Jerry Brown likened President Trump to a strongman whose goal of walling off the U.S.-Mexico border conjures other infamous barriers from the past. “The wall, to me, is ominous. It reminds me too much of the Berlin Wall,” Brown said during an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The […]


Schumer urges House to save internet privacy from bad Senate bill

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer urged the House on Sunday to vote against legislation that strips consumer protections of private online data. Last week, the Senate voted along party lines, 50 to 48, to roll back broadband privacy regulations that prevent internet providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T from collecting and selling users’ private information […]


Trump to sign order to undo Obama's fossil fuel regulations

President Trump is slated to sign an executive order Tuesday to slash the Obama administration’s fossil fuel guidelines to curb worldwide warming, Environment Security Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt stated Sunday. Pruitt < a href ="" > said on ABC’s “This Week”that the executive order will reverse previous President Barack Obama’s 2015 Clean Power Plan, […]


Ivanka Trump to visit Germany for women's economic summit

WASHINGTON– Ivanka Trump is preparing a journey to Germany to participate in a summit on the financial empowerment of ladies, a senior administration authorities said Sunday. The very first daughter was welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during Merkel’s recent White House visit, stated the authorities, who was not authorized to go over information of […]


State GOP pol eyeing new gig, thinks Republicans will keep senate

ALBANY– As they cling to a narrow bulk, the state Senate Republicans might soon be losing another member. Sen. Phil Boyle is preparing to run for Suffolk County constable in November, and on Sunday he won the backing of the county Conservative Celebration committee. Needs to he win, the Republicans going into 2018 would be […]


Texas pol resigns from Freedom Caucus after tanking Obamacare

< img src =""class= "ff-og-image-inserted"/ > A member of the obstructive Flexibility Caucus has called it gives up after tanking President Trump’s healthcare overhaul. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) stepped down from the conservative coalition on Sunday after the majority of the all-male group of 31 lawmakers declined to promise their support to the Affordable Healthcare […]

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