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  • Jesse Ventura: No Senate run

     
    by Katie Fretland Jesse Ventura, the former Minnesota governor and ex-professional wrestler, announced last night he will not run for U.S. Senate. Ventura, an independent, told a national audience on CNN's "Larry King Live" that part of his decision...
  • Bruno: Done on Friday

     
    It's kind of anticlimactic, but Joe Bruno announces his last day will be Friday. He's resigning his seat, leaving the GOP with a 31-30 margin in the Senate. He closes his release: "Now I will bring my time in public......
  • Albany: Another wrinkle on the Senate battle

     
    The Democrats need one seat to tie and two seats to reverse the GOP's 32-30 margin in the Senate. Except that, now, the Albany Project reports that Bronx Democrat Ruben Diaz has decided to run on both the D......
  • "24" Seventh Season: Jack's Revenge

     
    You're maybe asking yourself at this point, "Jack's revenge?" Hasn't Jack had enough "revenge" - with too many bodies to count, a president toppled, and various countries on various continents raked over by his righteous anger over six seasons?......
  • Democrats select Broward activist to run against Jeff Atwater

     
    Florida Democratic Party leaders aren???t about to give North Palm Beach Republican Jeff Atwater an easy ride to reelection---and into the Senate president???s office. Tonight, the Palm Beach and Broward County Democratic executive committees endorsed the...
  • Handful of regional names drives GOP-governor buzz

     
    For the moment, the biggest Long Island names in statewide politics belong to Thomas DiNapoli, the Democratic state comptroller, and Dean Skelos, the Senate???s GOP majority leader. Fast-forward to the 2010 governor???s race, and at least five regional...
  • Albany: Leaders meeting

     
    The first leaders??? meeting was held yesterday among Albany???s new "three-men-in-a-room" lineup. Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) made his debut and was warmly welcomed by Gov. David A. Paterson, particularly after saying the...
  • Batman-loving senator in 'Dark Knight'

     
    by Frank James The late Heath Ledger, who by all accounts gives a phenomenal performance as the Joker in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight" which opens today, does something many Republicans have longed to do. He grabs......
  • Hillary Clinton looks to 2012

     
    Sen. Hillary Clinton arrives for a series of votes on the U.S. Senate floor, May 13, 2008. (Photo: Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images) by Katie Fretland Hillary Clinton has sent a letter to supporters asking for help financing her 2012 campaign for......
  • GOP senator writes song for Kennedy

     
    by Katie Fretland In a polarized Senate, at least a couple of things can still bring the parties together: friendship and health. Sen. Orrin Hatch, a conservative Republican songwriter from Utah, has written a ballad for liberal Democrat Edward M.......
  • More on Bruno going: Will there be white smoke too?

     
    State Senator Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) was selected as Republican leader nearly three weeks ago. But his predecessor???s name remained on doors to the leader???s ornate office in the Capitol until today. At 4:30 PM, a workman was seen......
  • Soros: $$$ to Senate Dems, including Johnson

     
    In an interesting piece in the Observer, Azi points out that Michael Bloomberg and Tom Golisano aren't the only two billionaires trying to influence state politics with their money -- George Soros and his family have given roughly $1......