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I tell this story all the time, but it’s a true one:  When I came to the North Country thirteen years ago, someone — I can’t remember who it was — told me I’d scored the best job in the world, with one big...
As the Republican Party navigates this perilous chapter in its history, the organization begins to resemble — more and more closely — the desperate, lonely protagonist in “Life of Pi.” If you haven’t seen or read it...
In the days since Barack Obama won a second free, peaceful and fair election, capturing more than 50% of the popular vote again, a growing number of conservatives have called for their states to secede from the United States of America. The drumbeat...
CORRECTION:  Bill Owens did not vote for the Federal stimulus plan backed by Barack Obama in 2008.  He didn’t take office until the next year.  We regret the error.  Owens did later embrace the policy, advocating for...

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GOP candidates feud over Wanakena debate

The two Republicans who are hoping to face Democratic congressman Bill Owens in the fall are feuding over efforts to hold a debate.  Go to full article
Dennis Tarantino, a lawyer from Glens Falls, plans to run for NY's 114th  Assembly District seat as a Democrat. Photo: courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Tarantino will run in the 114th

There's going to be a competitive race for New York's 114th Assembly district. The Glen Falls Post-Star reports that Queensbury attorney Dennis Tarantino announced this week that he will accept the Democratic nomination.  Go to full article

Stec may have competition in the 114th Assembly race

It looks like Republican Dan Stec may have a challenger after all in the race to fill the Assembly seat being vacated by Teresa Sayward.

Stec, who serves currently as Queensbury town supervisor and chair of the Warren County board of supervisors, has been running unopposed in the 114th district.  Go to full article
Rep. Bill Owens

Owens gives students a farming peptalk

The new federal Farm Bill reaches the Senate floor this week. The farm bill includes a myriad of policies that will affect farms and food over the next five years. It's been...  Go to full article
New co-chairs of the Democratic Party in New York: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright. Photo: Matt Ryan, NY Now

Governor Cuomo fires up faithful but avoids politics

Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a rousing speech at a meeting of the State Democratic Party, but stopped short of endorsing a democratic takeover of the State Senate. At the...  Go to full article
Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh)

Owens didn't report lobbyist role in Taiwan trip: "no place on the form to disclose it"

Congressman Bill Owens says he will repay more than $20,000 dollars for a junket that he took last December to Taiwan. The trip was paid for by a university in Taiwan. And...  Go to full article

Governor Andrew Cuomo praises Obama's support for same-sex marriage

Governor Cuomo, who won national praise and attention for championing the passage of same sex marriage in New York, calls President Obama's support of gay marriage a "major...  Go to full article
President Obama set out a "to do" list for members of Congress. Image:

President Obama praises New York State tech businesses in Albany speech

President Barack Obama was warmly welcomed Tuesday at the University of Albany's nanotechnology center...and he used the occasion to praise the private-public partnership...  Go to full article
Madeleine Kunin in her Burlington home

Women and the Workplace: An interview with Madeleine Kunin

Discussion of women in the workplace was reinvigorated several weeks ago when Democrat Hilary Rosen chastised presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife, Ann Romney,...  Go to full article

At the state capitol, things get testy over campaign finance reform

Democrats and Republicans in the State Senate are engaged in some good old-fashioned partisan squabbling over reform of the state's campaign finance system. In Albany, Karen...  Go to full article

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