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Opinion: Ryan Veep Pick Means 2012 Will be a Real Choice

Monday, August 13, 2012

In picking Ryan, Romney cemented his conservative base, he showed he was capable of surprising us, and he signaled that the nature of government should be a subject of debate this election.

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Documents Show Millions in Spending on Pro-Christie Ads

Monday, August 13, 2012

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Documents from New York area television stations show millions of dollars have been spent on pro-Chris Christie ads through a largely secret group called Committee for Our Children's Future. Federal regulations say local television stations need to make information about local ad buys available.

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What Ryan's Prescription on Healthcare Could Mean for New Yorkers

Monday, August 13, 2012

In choosing Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney is putting the fate of much of the American healthcare system at the top of this year's political agenda. In the New York metro area, where healthcare is a dominant industry and an expensive proposition for consumers and taxpayers, whichever policy prevails will be uniquely felt.

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Watch: Romney Announces Paul Ryan as Veep Pick

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan for his Vice Presidential pick. Ryan accepted the nomination aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin at Saturday morning at the Nauticus Museum in Virginia.

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Explainer: Did Obama 'Gut' Welfare Reform?

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

It’s totally bogus to charge President Obama with “gutting” welfare work requirements. Here's why.

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Explainer: What Good Is It to be the Toughest State on Gun Control?

Monday, August 06, 2012

A New York State Senator plans to introduce six new pieces of gun control legislation this week, which if passed would make New York the state with the toughest gun laws in the nation. But gun control advocates caution that lax laws in other states would still pose a threat.

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Christie’s National Prominence Aided by Anonymous Money

Monday, August 06, 2012

In the two years since Governor Chris Christie got elected to office, he has never stopped campaigning. Christie’s name and image are both in constant rotation in cyberspace, over the broadcast airwaves and in print. And he insists he’s got nothing to do with the group that is taking credit for the latest TV ad blitz that is airing now.

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Explainer: Will Mitt Romney Raise Taxes on the Poor? What About Obama?

Friday, August 03, 2012

A new study finds that Mitt Romney’s partially detailed tax plan would necessarily increase the tax burden on low- and middle-income Americans while lowering tax rates for the wealthiest.

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Cuomo Won't Speak at Convention

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Consistent with his strategy of focusing like a laser on New York - and of avoiding any flubs - Cuomo's team says he'll just fly by the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this summer.

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Anna in the Swing States: Fighting for Ohio's Narrowest Margins

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

To win this state again in 2012, the Obama campaign must hold on to the advantages it gained outside the state’s traditional Democratic strongholds.

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Gall Around the World: What Mitt Romney Said on His Overseas Adventure

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As foreign policy tours go, Mitt Romney’s should have been the equivalent of jumping into a ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese. It hasn't been nearly as easy or fun for the Republican candidate.

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Romney's Visit to Poland Applauded in Brooklyn's Greenpoint

Monday, July 30, 2012

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s overseas trip has left his team struggling to explain some of the remarks he made in Great Britain and Israel. But in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, some Poles expressed satisfaction at the hopeful’s choice to visit their home country for the last leg of his trip.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, July 27, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo helped end the Con Ed lockout, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie headed for the beach.

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In Wisconsin's Democratic Stronghold, Activists Weary but Resolved

Thursday, July 26, 2012

If there's one place you'd expect to find an enthusiasm gap for Obama supporters, it'd be in Madison. But after running into weary and cynical voters in Colorado and Iowa, Wisconsin voters sounded remarkably resolved for another contest.

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NY Rep. Bob Turner Lone Republican to Vote Against 'Audit the Fed'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

By an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 327 – 98, the House of Representatives approved Ron Paul’s “Audit the Fed” bill Wednesday afternoon.

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On Anniversary of NY Gay Marriage Vote, GOP Senator Has No Regrets

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A year ago this week, New York State Senator Jim Alesi, a Republican, made the politically risky move to vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Health Care Reform Cheaper After Supreme Court Ruling: CBO

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The CBO revised its estimate for the cost of "Obamacare" after the Supreme Court decided the Medicaid expansion, as designed in the law, was unconstitutional.

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Opinion: Romney Writes His International Player's Anthem All Wrong

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Mitt Romney embarks on a trip to visit three countries this week, but only one port of call makes sense.

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Breaking Down the Romney Fundraising Advantage

Monday, July 23, 2012

For the second straight month, Mitt Romney and the Republican Party raised more money than Barack Obama and the Democrats, campaign filings released last Friday reveal.

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In Iowa, Undecided Voters Are Disappointed in Obama But Can't Commit to Romney

Monday, July 23, 2012

President Barack Obama won Iowa in 2008 by nine percentage points, but his support here is softening as his approval rating and favor with independent voters has dipped. 

The disappointed Iowa voters I met, though, aren't convinced that Mitt Romney is a viable alternative, particularly because of his wealth and his failure in their eyes to adequately address the struggling middle class.

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