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  • Jay Jacobs sees the writing on the wall

     
    Nassau Democratic Chairman Jay Jacobs was one of scores of Hillary Clinton supporters who called Obama's Long Island man, Jon Cooper, this morning offering congratulations and support. "I congratulated him," Jacobs said he told the Suffolk legislator. "II...
  • Jon Cooper: No Se Puede

     
    Since the presidential campaign began, Suffolk Legis. Jon Cooper has been Barack Obama's most prominent Long Island backer. Now, two days after the Legislature passed a Cooper-sponsored bill to launch a pilot program to require contractors doing county...
  • McCain's NY promise morphs into his NJ strategy

     
    John McCain stood at Rockefeller Center earlier this year and made a bold prediction: I will carry New York in the fall campaign, something no Republican has done since 1984. "We're going to campaign all over this magnificent state. We're......
  • Suffolk Leg. burns the midnight oil: A roundup

     
    Thanks to the 4 p.m. start time, the 2 1/2-hour public hearing on helicopter noise and the typical penchant for long discussions, virtually every item Suffolk legislators voted on at Tuesday's meeting came after our deadline to make the print......
  • Catharsis watch: Still plenty of irritation to go around

     
    With polls tight, the Dems are counting on a Kumbaya windup to the contentious primary season a week from Thursday with Obama, his former rivals, and 76,000 adoring voters at Denver's Invesco Stadium. We'll be looking for that love this......
  • DNC: Traveling to the Democratic National Convention

     
    Coming to these conventions is always such a sureal experience. This is the fifth time I've been lucky enough to be sent to draw cartoons at the conventions and although it's hectic getting around the crowded venues and a real......
  • Clock may be ticking on Suffolk Social Service chief

     
    Suffolk Social Services Commissioner Janet DeMarzo doesn???t have the votes for a new term, and now she may be running out of time as a holdover as well. Legis. Jon Cooper (D-Lloyd Harbor) has filed a resolution to limit term......
  • LI Obama rally: Half of CSNY to headline

     
    A big pre-debate Obama rally, sponsored by Nassau's Tom Suozzi and Suffolk's Jon Cooper, will be held tomorrow from 3 pm to 7 pm at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre (Parking areas 6 and......
  • Cooper: Leader again in Suffolk

     
    Democrat Jon Cooper elected to his fourth term as majority leader in the Suffolk legislature. He reports on it in a release that calls him "one of the most prolific lawmakers in Suffolk County history:" "As we enter into these......
  • Jon Cooper: Another LI hat in the Senate ring?

     
    So far the names of possible challengers to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in next year's elections have included three Long Islanders: Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) and Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford). Now a fourth has been...
  • Senate 2010, in a strange and volatile moment

     
    Early scrambling in the 2010 race for the junior U.S. Senate seat - now occupied by Kirsten Gillibrand - offers the best glimpse of the clashing ambitions at work in the state Democratic Party's nervous ruling circles. For her......
  • Sen. Gillibrand plans first trip to Suffolk

     
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand plans to make her first visit to Suffolk County Friday, when she has scheduled meetings with local elected officials. Gillibrand's people are inviting county, town and village officials to a 1:30 p.m. meeting at the Suffolk......