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  • FISA: Schumer opposes cloture, Clinton doesn't vote

     
    The controversial legislation expanding the president's authority to surveil calls and emails without court approval and immunizing telcom providers from lawsuits over past compliance with Bush's requests came up for a cloture vote in the Senate last...
  • Plame case documents subpoenaed

     
    by Katie Fretland The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed Attorney General Michael Mukasey to turn over documents relating to the leak of CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity -- the case that led to the conviction of former Cheney chief......
  • Dean's show: Tony Danza in the 'Miracle Worker'?

     
    When Dean Skelos first became deputy majority leader in 1995, his hair was still dark, and though in his mid-40s, he was considered the young blood in a club dominated by guys of retirement age. After 14 long years......
  • Montano scratches bid for Suffolk state Senate seat

     
    Suffolk Legis. Ricardo Montano (D-Central Islip), at left, has dropped his bid for state Senate and is backing fellow Islip resident Jimmy Dahroug. ???I want to stay in the county legislature and I don???t want to divide the vote......
  • Jesse Helms, 1921-2008

     
    Sen. Jesse Helms high-fives Johnathan Prevette, 6, of Lexington, N.C., during pre-race activities at Charlotte Motor Speedway near Concord, N.C., October 1996. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, file) by Frank James Jesse Helms, a conservative stalwart who for...
  • McCain: Flip-flop count at 61. (Updated: Obama=17)

     
    A week or so ago, with McCain hyperventilating about Obama reversals on matters such as public financing of his campaign, we linked to a site that was tracking McCain's flip-flops. McCain is still hyperventilating. His current claim is that......
  • Golisano: $5 million to change NY

     
    Tom Golisano finally came to Albany today to describe his plans for a new PAC to influence elections this fall. He still seems to have been a little opaque about who he's going to help, but it sounds more......
  • Dean-o: Against prop-tax cap before he was for it

     
    The Daily News' Bill Hammond, whose columns on the property tax cap we like because we agree with them, reports that new GOP Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos actually was opposed until a few weeks ago to pushing the......
  • Cross-endorse-double-cross? 'I' line drops Sen. Dem

     
    Overruling Nassau Chairman Bobby Kumar, the state Independence Party???s executive committee is backing GOP state Senate candidate Barbara Donno against Democratic Sen. Craig Johnson. The panel, meeting in Albany, voted 24-1 for Donno one day after...
  • Could it be...Joe Biden?

     
    Biden waits for an introduction before giving a speech at the Center for American Progress on May 20 in Washington. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) by Naftali Bendavid On the one hand, let's all concede that the quadrennial veepstakes ritual--the........
  • Donno's best friend is Dean-o

     
    Friends of Barbara Donno, the Republican Plandome mayor the party is running for Craig Johnson's 7th SD senate seat, raised $407,000 in the first six months -- which is pretty spectacular for a newly minted candidate in a state......
  • Senate Fight: Rs lead Ds on $$$, by a lot.

     
    Capitol Confidential does a nice job adding up the totals for the Republicans and Democrats as the two parties gear up for their battle for the state Senate. The conclusion: All told, the GOP institutions -- state committee and Senate......