Politics

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Flushing

Gim tallies show Flushing voters crossed party lines

Ron Kim handily won the Flushing state Assembly race this month, but some polling numbers suggest many voters struggled to choose between their ethnic communities and their political parties. Comments (2).

Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012

St. Albans

Southeast Queens clergy celebrate Obama’s re-election

Clergy leaders and community members took some time last week to savor the flavor of President Barack Obama’s re-election. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 23, 2012

Little Neck

Israel stays on as head of key Dem committee

U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Hauppauge) will remain chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee after assuming the fund-raising position during the 2010 midterm elections, his office said. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012

Flushing

Dad’s plea could burden Meng

Jimmy Meng’s guilty plea to charges of soliciting and accepting an $80,000 bribe may not make his daughter, state Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing), vulnerable for re-election two years down the line, but it could bring undue scrutiny when she is sworn in as a congresswoman in January. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012

Fresh Meadows

Lancman announces run for City Council

After losing in a Democratic primary to U.S. Rep.-elect Grace Meng in June and declining to seek re-election in the state Assembly, Rory Lancman (D-Fresh Meadows) announced Monday he was shifting his focus to a run for the City Council. Comment.

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