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Cartoon: The TNT Party

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.

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Filler: Give GOP, Mangano points for openness on Green Party nominee

A Green Party candidate has joined the race

(Credit: Howard Schnapp)

At this point, you could almost praise Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano's close associates for the openness with which they're trying to manipulate the election system to improve their man's chances at winning.

Almost, but not quite.

There's a new candidate looking to represent the Green Party in the race, which will pit the Republican Mangano against one of two Democrats: former...

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Cartoon: BenGhazi for President

Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.

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McKinstry: Clarkstown quickly sheds Joseph Savino amid corruption scandal

Joseph Savino, Bronx County Republican Party chairman, exits

(Credit: Charles Eckert)

In firing scandal-tarred lawyer Joseph Savino, Clarkstown leaders acted swiftly in dealing with a potentially explosive situation.

But let's not break out the good government awards just yet.

Savino is the Bronx Republican Party boss whose White Plains-based law firm was hired by Clarkstown last year to handle tax-challenge cases even though he apparently had little expertise in that...

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McKinstry: 2014 gubernatorial run by Rob Astorino is unlikely

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino talks to the

(Credit: Rory Glaeseman)

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s name is among those being tossed around for a potential gubernatorial run in 2014 but don’t expect to see his name on the top of any GOP ticket.

He’s not looking to relocate to the executive mansion in Albany. Not next year, anyway, since the governor is even considered by many Republicans to be unbeatable.

The first term Republican is among...

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