Karen Rouse

Reporter, WNYC News

Karen Rouse appears in the following:

Executive Claims Senator's Son a No-Show At Work

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The head of an insurance company testified that hiring Senator Dean Skelos's son, Adam, backfired.

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Staffers Testify in Skelos Case

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Prosecutors tried to show the senator used unsuspecting staffers to move legislation that would enrich his son.

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'It's a Conflict': Prosecutors Share Wiretaps in Skelos Trial

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

WNYC
Jurors in the corruption trial of Senator Dean Skelos and his son heard recorded phone calls that prosecutors say reveal their behind-the-scenes attempts to influence legislation.

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Skelos Trial Continues in Glare of Silver Conviction

Monday, November 30, 2015

Adam Skelos says he's focused on his own trial.

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Jurors Hear Adam Skelos's Frustration Over Fracking Ban

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Prosecutors say the son exploited his father's position as the highest-ranking state senator to personally enrich himself.

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Powerful Real Estate Executive Testifies of Skelos' Fury

Friday, November 20, 2015

One of New York City's most powerful real estate executives telling jurors he feared the senator would retaliate if he didn't meet Adam Skelos' demands.

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Trials Test Relationships in Albany

Friday, November 20, 2015

WNYC
If federal prosecutors have their way, friends with benefits will be a thing of the past in Albany. 

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Corruption Trial of State Sen. Dean Skelos Gets Underway

Monday, November 16, 2015

WNYC
The Republican senator from Long Island and his son Adam Skelos face extortion and bribery charges.

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Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial: Week One

Friday, November 06, 2015

From jury selection to the first witnesses — what happened.

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It's Party Bosses — Not Voters — Who Often Fill Vacant Seats in the State Legislature

Monday, November 02, 2015

WNYC
A third of State Assembly members get into office without a primary election.

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How a Brooklyn Upbringing Shaped the Sanders Campaign

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Most know Bernie Sanders as a senator from Vermont, but he grew up in Midwood, Brooklyn, and his family's financial struggles during his youth have influenced his campaign message today.

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Cory Booker’s Big Decision on Iran

Monday, August 31, 2015

WNYC
Booker is the only senator from NY and NJ who has yet to take a side on the President's Iran deal. See where other lawmakers stand on the much-debated nuclear agreement.

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Drivers in New Jersey Fall for Low Gas Prices

Sunday, August 30, 2015

With the price under $2 a gallon at some pumps, it may be time for a road trip in the Garden State.

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Can Harlem Get Police Attention Without Times Square's Topless Women?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

WNYC
Harlem officials want the same amount of attention that the Crossroads of the World is getting for its nuisance complaints. 

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City to Spend Millions Updating Leaky Roofs at Housing Units

Monday, August 24, 2015

A long-overdue project for thousands of residents who have endured water leaks for years.

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Solitary Confinement Is Torture, Activists Say

Sunday, August 23, 2015

WNYC
A local group of activists plans to rally on the 23rd of every month - to call attention to the 23 hours a day some inmates spend in solitary confinement.

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Governor's Legionnaires Hotline Hangs Up on Callers

Monday, August 17, 2015

WNYC
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new mandate also includes regulations for cooling towers. 

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How Gov. Cuomo Is Getting His (Political) Groove Back

Monday, August 03, 2015

WNYC
With a lackluster legislative session behind him, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is using the levers of executive power to mend fences and tend to his base.

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Family and Faith Guide Eric Garner's Mother a Year After His Death

Friday, July 17, 2015

WNYC
Gwen Carr enjoys a day as a regular person after an unusually painful year.

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Watchdog Group Sues to Close Campaign Finance Loophole

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

WNYC
A good government group takes to the courts after an attempt to change the law fails. 

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