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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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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 DeWitt has more:  Go to full article

Cuomo predicts "quiet end" to legislative session

Governor Cuomo cast further doubt on issues like campaign finance reform and increasing the states minimum wage to become law this year, and says he's "shifting" to a new phase of governing instead. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Just as we have a one-day election for president, it would make sense to have a one-day primary across the country...

Primary structure challenges voters, budgets

Mitt Romney captured New York and four other states in yesterday's Republican primary, but poll watches say voting was extremely light in many areas. That's due in part to the fact that the race has already largely been decided, with Romney holding a commanding lead.

But New York officials and the courts also scheduled three different primaries, with separate dates later in the year for Congressional races and contests for state legislature. Local officials say that made it tougher for voters, and local budgets.  Go to full article

For first time, NY State Assembly introduces public campaign financing

The State Assembly has introduced a bill to permit voluntary public financing of some election campaigns. As Karen DeWitt reports, the bill is the first ever of its kind in...  Go to full article

NY GOP looks past Tuesday's primary to election

New York's Presidential primary is Tuesday, but the initial excitement over the vote vanished when Rick Santorum dropped out earlier this month. State GOP leaders say they...  Go to full article

NY State Republican party dinner wasn't all organizers had hoped

The state Republican Party held its annual dinner in New York City last night, five days before the state's Presidential primary. As Karen DeWitt reports, only one of the...  Go to full article
Ron Paul drew thousands to Cornell University Thursday night. (Photo: Matt Richmond)

Ron Paul campaigns in Ithaca

Ron Paul's presidential campaign came to Cornell University on Thursday ahead of next week's all-but-decided Republican primary.

As the Innovation Trail's Matt...  Go to full article
Democrat Bill owens leads the fundraising race in NY-21.

Owens leads cash race for NY-21

The latest campaign filings for the 21st district House race show Congressman Bill Owens leading his Republican challenger in the race to raise cash for November's election. ...  Go to full article

Romney on issues where environment, economy meet

For the first time in a long time, political observers had been eyeing New York's Republican Presidential Primary, wondering if New York voters might actually have an impact...  Go to full article
Queensbury town supervisor Dan Stec during a visit to Keene this week (Source: NYS Governor's office)

Queensbury supervisor Stec makes case for 114th Assembly seat

The race to fill Teresa Sayward's Assembly seat has narrowed to just two candidates, former Glens Falls Mayor Robert Regan and Queensbury supervisor Dan Stec, both...  Go to full article

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