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New York State Sen. Pedro Espada (D-Bronx) addresses (Credit: AP)

New York State Sen. Pedro Espada (D-Bronx) addresses a rally in Albany. (June 15, 2009)

Chaos in Albany

Chaos in Albany

Sens. Dean Skelos, left, and Thomas Libous wait
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Sens. Dean Skelos, left, and Thomas Libous wait for the start of an extraordinary session of the NY state Senate. The Senate met for 3 minutes and passed no legislation.

State Sen. Malcolm Smith waves to a friend
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State Sen. Malcolm Smith waves to a friend after a brief special session. The Senate has been gridlocked since a June 8 coup by a Republican-dominated coalition against the Democratic conference.

N.Y. State Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. (D- Bronx)
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N.Y. State Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. (D- Bronx) called Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's accusations a litany of falsehoods. (July 4, 2009)

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Gov. David Paterson and Nassau County Executive Tom
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Gov. David Paterson and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi talk about political turmoil in the State Senate.

Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D- Queens), stands for the
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Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D- Queens), stands for the Pledge of Allegiance in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Albany.

Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D- Queens), left, and Sen.
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Sen. Hiram Monserrate (D- Queens), left, and Sen. Pedro Espada Jr. (D- Bronx), talk in the Senate Chamber at the Capitol in Albany.

Senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith (D- Queens), arrives
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Senate Democratic leader Malcolm Smith (D- Queens), arrives at a news conference at the Capitol in Albany. Republicans and two dissident Democrats appeared to have taken control of New York's Senate on Monday after the Democrats voted with the GOP to throw the fledgling Democrat majority out of power in a parliamentary coup.

New York State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr., D-Bronx,
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New York State Sen. Pedro Espada, Jr., D-Bronx, and Dean Skelos, R-Nassau County, speak with reporters at the Capitol in Albany on June 9, 2009.

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