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NYSRPA Endorses Carl Paladino

The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, the state's largest and nation's oldest 2nd Amendment advocacy organization, announces the endorsement of Carl Paladino for Governor.
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Kosovo: Legality Of Secession & Evolution Of International Law

As evinced by countless instances past and current, ethnic conflict has revealed its adeptness to engender severe chaos and disorder, igniting both protracted and intractable struggles. Resolutions to such conflicts encompass a wide spectrum, ranging from co-optation to degrees of autonomy. Secession, conversely, is not recognized as a legal option....
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Hungry Espada Spends $20K On Sushi

The following is a video clip with some thoughts on Espada and his record....
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Campaign Against Epsada Surging

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz endorsed Gustavo Rivera for State Senate today, the latest endorsements for Rivera's surging campaign against scandal-ridden incumbent Senator Pedro Espada. ...
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On The Offensive To Defeat Espada

Today, Democratic activist Bill Samuels and his reform organization, New Roosevelt Initiative, today opened a full-time field office in the 33rd Senate District and announced that veteran political organizer Yorman Nunez would handle its operations as a part of efforts to defeat disgraced incumbent Senator Pedro Espada....
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Citizen Action Joins The Reform Fight

Citizen Action of New York, a statewide, grassroots organization that fights for social, racial, economic, and environmental justice, announced today their support of Gustavo Rivera for State Senate in the 33rd Senatorial District of the Bronx against Pedro Espada....
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Strengthening NY's False Claims Act

New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger of New York (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP) today commended Governor David A. Paterson for signing into law legislation (A.11568/S.8378) that strengthens New York's False Claims Act....
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Kathleen Rice For Attorney General

The Northwest Bronx Democratic Alliance formally endorsed Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice at a meet-and-greet in Riverdale on August 12, 2010....
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Espada's Desperate Challenge Fails

An official report from a Bronx County Supreme Court-appointed referee today decreed that Gustavo Rivera's campaign collected well over the required number of signatures to qualify for this September's Primary Election and rejected a frivolous challenge made by Pedro Espada's campaign, dealing the embattled Senator yet another blow. ...
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MTA Rescue On Life Support

The WFP today sent the following message to our 70,000 supporters in NYC, reminding them of Pedro Espada's role in blocking new funding for the cash-strapped MTA and urging them to join the our "10,000 New Yorkers to Defeat Pedro Espada" Facebook group (also launched today)....
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Espada Bloating Payroll With Cronies

Today, Democratic activist Bill Samuels and his reform organization, New Roosevelt Initiative, raised questions about the enormous staff budget of disgraced State Senator Pedro Espada and called upon him to open payroll and staff budget books. According to a recent Buffalo News investigation, Espada’s weekly staff payroll nearly equals that of the entire Western New York State Senate delegation....
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State Budget Continues Spending

In Albany, the Senate approved the new State Budget....
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Insurance Companies Payout Schemes

United States Senator Charles E. Schumer is drafting legislation that would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to guarantee that any life insurance company they contract with offer lump sum payouts of death benefits as the default payment method for the families of lost soldiers and other federal workers....
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Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez Resigns

Governor David A. Paterson today announced that Secretary of State Lorraine Cortés-Vázquez will resign effective August 31, to take a position as Executive Vice President at AARP in Washington, D.C....
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Abolish The MTA

The following is a press release from the office of Frank V. Vernuccio, Jr., Republican/Conservative Candidate for the New York State Senate, 34th District....
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New York's Social Services Hurt

The Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) joined hundreds of New Yorkers on the steps of City Hall to let Governor Paterson and other elected officials know that much of the discretionary funding he vetoed is still needed to serve New York’s most vulnerable....
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The Prospect Of A Syrian-Israeli Peace Agreement

The creation of Israel in 1948 engendered enmity between Arabs and Jews still palpable today. Although Egypt and Jordan have negotiated peace agreements with Israel, Syria persists as one of Israel’s most intransigent enemies. A focal point of Israeli-Syrian relations is a section of former Syrian territory that Israel annexed in the 1967 Six Days War: the Golan Heights....
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Pedro's Secret Town Hall Meeting

NY State Senator of the 33rd District, Pedro Espada Jr. is holding secret an Town Hall Meeting tonight, July 22 at 6:30pm. ...
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Stop And Frisk Bill Signed Into Law

Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law A.11177-A/S.7945-A, or the "Stop and Frisk" legislation, which prohibits the retention, in an electronic database, the personal information of individuals who are stopped, questioned and frisked by police, but are not charged with a crime or violation....
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Former Bronx Prosecutor Gail Goode

Former Bronx prosecutor Gail Goode plans to turn in her signatures at 1 p.m. today to get on the ballot in September as a challenger to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand....
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BP Diaz Unveils His Office's New Website

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. today unveiled his office’s newly revamped website.
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Christopher Columbus: Score One For Italian Americans

Democratic Borough President of Bronx Ruben Diaz, Jr. recently explained in the New York Post, why he is proudly marching in the Columbus Day Parade.
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Dr. Scott Noren On The “Money To Entities” Announcements By Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NY

Senator Gillibrand, along and other Congressional incumbents, travel to New York municipalities during reelection cycles announcing federal grants to local municipal entities like fire and police departments.
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Officials Suspect Russia Used U.N. Facilities to Impact 2016 Election

Richard Zablauskas’s cat was stuck in a tree—a tree that belonged to his neighbors, who he believed were Russian spies.
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The Top Secret Primary For Bronx Borough President

This time last year many political prognosticators thought it likely that Ruben Diaz Jr. would be on the 2017 Democratic primary ballot along with Mayor de Blasio. And that’s exactly where he will be on Tuesday—except instead of making noise as a challenger to the sitting mayor making a bid to be the first Latino in City Hall, Diaz will be seeking re-election to his current post.
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In Bronx, Young Progressives Challenge Establishment Dem

One City Council race in Bronx pits a group of young progressives challenging a conservative Democratic senator from the old guard of Bronx politics.
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Bronx Pols Seek To Boot Sexual Predators From Family Shelters

A group of Bronx lawmakers want sex offenders out of city shelters.
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Bronx Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj Is Trying To Spend His Way Onto The City Council

City Council candidates typically promote themselves by knocking on doors, speaking at candidate forums, and sending campaign mail — repeatedly — to the addresses of people they think will definitely vote. What they cannot ever afford to do is run a television commercial in a market as prohibitively expensive as New York City.
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The New York In China Center Leads The US "New Majority Alliance" Delegation To China

With the support of the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York, the New York in China Center has been invited by the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce to lead the US "New Majority Alliance" delegation in visits to Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai from September 8th to 17th.
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Bronx Council Candidate Corners Beauty Salon Vote

Juana Blanco, owner of the Continental Beauty Salon in Fordham Heights, is not interested in politics. She lets pretty much anyone post signs on the salon window, including the campaign poster for councilman hopeful Randy Abreu.

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Peter Mirabella, PhD

is recently retired from the New York City Department of Education, where he taught elementary school for nearly 9 years. He completed the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in 2004. Prior to becoming a teacher, he was a public affairs speechwriter for over 20 years for such organizations as The New York Stock Exchange, KPMG Peat Marwick, Goldman Sachs, and the New York State Comptrollers Office. He has a Ph.D. in political science from the New School University and a M.A. Degree in education from Lehman College. Dr. Mirabella currently is writing a book about his experience as a New York City school teacher.