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Stephen Reader

Stephen Reader appears in the following:

Inside the Albany Rumor Mill

Friday, December 03, 2010

Albany has a hyperactive press corps and there's the unique situation of the Daily News and the Post being right in the middle of it, but it's not just Albany. These questions are goi...

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Sen. Gillibrand Lays Out Lame Duck Agenda

Friday, December 03, 2010

As embarrassing as some of these more candid comments may be, it is now pretty clear the extent to which we have been working diplomatically, and have been engaging friends and allies...

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Tackling the Deficit, Kicking and Screaming

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

I think it's mostly a reflection of this funny political moment in which everyone says they want the deficit reduced but they are against tax increases and real spending cuts. If you ...

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WikiLeaks: Public Enemy Number One?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The idea that anything we found out in the WikiLeaks exposures are telling us dramatic new things or revealing any kinds of crimes or conspiracies just isn't the case...This is like t...

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Unemployment Benefits: Expire or Extend?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A program that was conceived in 1935 to be a temporary respite for production workers in factories who might be laid off for six months at the most has become a lifeline for the long-...

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Redistricting Dance Begins Anew in 2011

Friday, November 26, 2010

Back before the midterm elections, we took a look at a high-stakes issue that generated little attention on the campaign trail: redistricting at state legislative districts in New York. The same goes for U.S. Congressional districts, which legislators will get to redraw next year. If Senator Chuck Schumer's comments are any indication, that redistricting will remain partisan and it will be business as usual.

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Third Party Pioneer Leaves Legacy of Anti-Establishment Protest

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

David Nolan, co-founder of the Libertarian Party and inventor of the ubiquitous World’s Smallest Political Quiz, passed away this week at the age of 67 in Tucson, Arizona. He leaves b...

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Joel Klein: Give Black a Chance

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I had support and I think that's important, having the people around you who can provide the knowledge and expertise. Right from the beginning I wanted strong people in technology bec...

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American Icons: Jimi Hendrix's Star-Spangled Banner

Friday, November 19, 2010

Using a whammy bar and a fuzz box, Hendrix captured the sound of bombs falling overseas and screaming protestors.  “I didn’t think it was unorthodox,” Hendrix said. “I thought it wa...

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Open Thread: Independent Dream Team?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's not running for president—but so does everyone else who's name comes up in the 2012 conversation. Contrary to Bloomberg's statements, a...

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Congratulations to our Political Prediction Contest Winners!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Before last week's election, we asked you to play pundit and pick the winning candidates and make other predictions. Now, we've asked two contest winners to discuss their picks on The...

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Does the Tea Party Mean the End of the Two-Party System?

Friday, November 12, 2010

I think it's easy to suggest these people aren't qualified, but nearly 8 out of 10 Americans trust their own judgment more than any member of Congress on economic issues…There is a qu...

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Will Learning Curve be a Problem for New Schools Chancellor?

Friday, November 12, 2010

There's a lot of issues out there and in schools every day teachers go into those classrooms and they have to do the job of helping those children. I understand there's a learning c...

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Number of Veterans in Congress Will Sink to New Low

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Republican Michael Grimm, newly-elected Representative of New York's 13th congressional district, has big plans for his freshman term. A former Marine and undercover FBI agent, Grimm ...

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Mr. Runyan Goes to Washington

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The thing I love about the Tea Party is, it's me. It's someone that hasn't been involved in politics that's really fed up with what's going on. We're all conservative-minded people......

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Should Democrats be Celebrating?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

You do all this legislating in between elections, a lot of gamesmanship designed to hurt the other guys. I think this is an upside-down way of looking at what politics is about. It sh...

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Bloomberg's Choice for NYC Schools: Publisher Cathie Black

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg has announced that magazine magnate Cathie Black will be the next Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. She will replace Joel Klein, who held the po...

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Bloomberg's Choice for NYC Schools: Publisher Cathie Black

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that magazine magnate Cathleen Black will be the next Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. She replaces Joel Klein, who held the position for eight years before announcing his departure for News Corp. on Tuesday afternoon.

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Too Close to Call in Connecticut?

Friday, November 05, 2010

It’s kind of Barack Obama’s fault. He turned up in Bridgeport on the Sunday before election and he really jazzed people up…Suddenly it was 2008 again in Bridgeport, so they got a much...

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Millionaires for Higher Taxes

Friday, November 05, 2010

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People said Bill Clinton’s tax increase on the affluent is going to derail the economy and destroy jobs. Well, job growth in the Clinton administration was far more rapid than it was ...

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