Politics

Monday, July 23, 2012

Letters

Reader calls out columnist over his views on politics

I would like to respond to the June 7-13 “On Point’ column by Bob Friedrich headlined “Politics not working right? Columnist knows five reasons why.” Comment.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Editorial

Can Weiner Come Back?

Just a year after resigning in disgrace from Congress, former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is reportedly considering running for mayor. Comments (1).

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Flushing

Meng accepts Halloran challenge to TV debates

The race for the Queens congressional seat centered in Flushing is gearing up for its second stage, with the Republican Party candidate seeking televised debates and the two hopefuls starting off with modest war chests. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Queens pols seek vote on microstamping bill

A Queens lawmaker called out state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and his party Monday, urging the Republican leader to bring a controversial gun control measure to a vote during a special session in Albany. Comments (6).
Forest Hills

Weiner packs funds to run

Scandal-plagued former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is sitting on several million dollars, which he could use in a run for mayor. Comment.
Ozone Park

GOPers battle in race to Queens primary

Republican candidates looking to unseat state Sen. Joseph Addabbo are ratcheting up their efforts as they each vie to wrestle away their party’s nomination. Comments (1).
Flushing

Candidates clear initial obstacle in Flushing race

Candidates for the Flushing state Assembly seat will challenge each other in court before butting heads on the campaign trail, although a controversy surrounding one candidate has attracted the eye of the Queens district attorney. Comment.
Political Action

Senate candidate Reyes champions rights of businesses

In the 15th state Senate district in western Queens, the Republican Party at the county and state levels is dedicated to recapturing that seat from state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), who won the office from conservative Republican Serf Maltese in 2008 after Maltese had held the seat for 20 years. Comment.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Flushing

Messer campaign claims a dead woman signed Stavisky’s petition to get on ballot

A candidate for the state Senate seat based in Flushing has charged that his opponent, state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone), got onto the ballot with forged signatures, including one of a dead woman. Comment.

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