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Who's the most liberal Republican in congress?
It's Rep. Chris Gibson (R-Kinderhook), according to the National Journal, which ranked lawmakers based on the votes they cast last year.
That might be a surprise to heartland conservatives, but it shouldn't raise an eyebrow among Gibson's constituents, which include people from liberal bastions like Woodstock, Saugerties and New Paltz. But...Read more »
Westchester County and the Italian province of Bari have signed an agreement to boost their economic, social ties.
“It makes sense to exchange ideas to solve our shared challenges and to promote each other’s successes,” County Executive Rob Astorino said in a statement Thursday.
Facilitated by the Puglia Center of America in New Rochelle, the agreement sets the stage for new cultural...Read more »
Forget moving to another country if a candidate doesn't win. Disheartened voters are looking to stay right where they are and form new governments altogether.
Nearly 12,000 people have signed a petition on the White House website backing the notion that the State of New York should withdraw from the U.S. and "create its own new government."
The Empire State is not alone; similar...Read more »
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in New York state says it has a "crucial" role to play in the upcoming presidential election: just not in New York.
In a Nov. 2 memo to supporters, Robert Diamond, NY state director of Obama for America, listed the group's core missions as "exporting volunteers" -- including some from the Hudson Valley -- to Pennsylvania and...Read more »
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney and Republican U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth are calling out the big guns in their nationally watched battle for the 18th Congressional District seat.
On Sunday, former President Bill Clinton will hold a rally for his former aide, Maloney, at Somers Middle School. Maloney, an attorney, worked as a top White House aide to Clinton during his presidency. Clinton has endorsed...Read more »
A group of Putnam County Republicans is throwing its support behind Democrat Justin Wagner's bid to oust freshman state Sen. Greg Ball (R-Patterson).
The group, which includes Village of Brewster Mayor Jim Schoenig, staged a news conference Thursday in the village to announce that it is backing Wagner in the 40th State Senate race. The group also lambasted Ball for not doing enough to help...Read more »