It's the afternoon after election day, and we still don't know which party will claim a majority in the New York State Senate.
Political experience was an albatross in the midterm elections. As in many other races across the country, that was the case in New York's 13th Congressional District, where incumbent Democrat Michael McMahon lost to newcomer Republican Michael Grimm.
Polls closed at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night in New York. By 9:01, it was projected that Andrew Cuomo would be the state's next governor.
The New York State Senate, like the rest of our nation's government, may look very different tomorrow. But just what does it look like now? Here's a snapshot of the current Senate composition, including those expected to claim, retain, or steal a seat, and which races are still too close to call.
As if the Tea Party’s rallies didn’t irk liberals enough already, this week WNYC’s Studio 360 learned that the movement is cornering another market traditionally held by the left: protest songs.
Lucille Ball knew however big the star, TV was a writer’s medium. There was just no time for lots of takes to figure it out. Every gesture, every glance, and every step was written into the script – and that’s the way Lucy wanted it.
The race to become New York's next Attorney General is a contest between Democrat Eric Schneiderman, a current State Senator, and Republican Dan Donovan, current Staten Island District Attorney
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The race for State Senator representing New Jersey's 14th district can be interpreted as a referendum on the leadership of New Jersey's Republican Governor Chris Christie. Democrat Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein, who has served in the Assembly since 2000, is trying to win the ...
The race to represent Connecticut's 4th Congressional District is a contest between incumbent Democrat Jim Himes, who was elected to Congress in 2008, and Republican Dan Debicella, who was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 2006.
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The race for U.S. Senator in Connecticut is a contest between Democrat Richard Blumenthal, who has served as the state's Attorney General since 1991, and Republican Linda McMahon, political newcomer and former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
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The race for Governor of Connecticut is a contest between Democrat Dan Malloy, a former District Attorney and the longest-serving mayor of Stamford, CT, and Republican Tom Foley, who's been a GOP fundraiser for 30 years and was selected by the Bush administration ...
So you want to vote. But you’re not registered. Don’t freak out! You still have until October 8th to get in on the action in New York. (The deadline is October 12 in New Jersey and in Connecticut, mail-in forms have to be postmarked by October 19 or you can register in person until October 26.)
Last night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert announced that they would hold sort-of-but-not-really-competing rallies at the Lincoln Memorial on October 30th.
Incumbent Congressman Charlie Rangel has won the Democratic nomination for his seat in New York's 15th district. Despite recent controversy, he'll get a chance to be reelected to the post he's held since 1993, and he says that's not just a good thing for his constituents -- it's good for the president, too.
HTML5 is here, and if you're like me you have no idea what that means. Thankfully, (and in a sentence I never thought I'd write),Arcade Fire and Google are here to help. The indie band and the internet behemoth teamed up to make a music video called 'The Wilderness Downtown' with HTML5, showing just what the internet of the future looks like.
This new live album from post-rock darlings Mogwai might sound better than their studio records. The effects-laden guitar melodies tower a bit higher, but the inevitable crash of drums and strums is more deafening than ever. Special Moves is a collection of great songs spanning the band's entire career, accompanied by a DVD of gorgeous, black-and-white footage from a performance in Brooklyn. For the uninitiated, live albums don't normally act as good introductions. In this case, one could make an exception.