Hillary Clinton

New York State

New York’s Game of Thrones

In honor of the forthcoming “Game of Thrones” series finale, we’ve identified which figures from contemporary New York politics best embody the major characters – from Daenerys Targaryen to Jon Snow.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

Rubén Díaz Sr.’s habit of offending

New York City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. is once again provoking outrage, suggesting he wouldn’t report sexual harassment since doing so would make him a “rat.” This is hardly the first rodeo for the cowboy hat-wearing councilman, who has a history of offensive comments.

New York State

Modern-day carpetbagging

New Yorkers have relocated for political gain for generations.

Andrew Cuomo

New York politicians and the actors who played them

Some of the most memorable movie and TV portrayals of New York political figures, from Michael Imperioli playing Gov. Andrew Cuomo to Fred Armisen’s controversial take on then-Gov. David Paterson.

New York City

Bombs sent to Clintons’ home, other New York spots

The Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle in Manhattan was evacuated after a pipe bomb was sent through the mail to the CNN offices on Wednesday morning. Similar bombs were sent to the Westchester County home of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, as well as the Washington, D.C., home of former President Barack Obama.

Sean Patrick Maloney

Leecia Eve: corporate and qualified for AG

Leecia Eve is running on her corporate corporate experience in the Attorney General race and considers herself the most independent candidate.

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Andrew Cuomo

Why upstate Democrats like lefty candidates

In recent Democratic primaries, rural parts of New York state have been the most likely to embrace left-leaning insurgent candidates such as 2014 gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential bid - and Cynthia Nixon's 2018 candidacy for governor.

New York City

The polls got it wrong again! Or did they?

The time lag between polling and the congressional primary may have caused the discrepancy.

Campaigns & Elections

Democratic House candidate Dylan Ratigan is a lifelong non-voter

Democratic House candidate, and former MSNBC anchor, Dylan Ratigan didn’t vote in 2016 “out of disgust.”

New York City

Party conventions, marijuana reform and a new attorney general

Party conventions, marijuana reform and a new attorney general round out the week’s top political news.

Nicholas Langworthy

The GOP had the classier convention

The state Republican convention convened under chandeliers at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in midtown Manhattan and dined on an abundance of steak sandwiches. Meanwhile, the Democrats held their party convention under the bright lights and frigid air conditioning of Hofstra University’s David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex – and soon ran out of food at lunch.

Andrew Cuomo

Five takeaways from the state Democratic Convention

Gov. Andrew Cuomo was formally nominated by the state Democratic Party for re-election, as was his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, and state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, who garnered Cuomo’s endorsement on Tuesday, was the party’s pick for attorney general.

Andrew Cuomo

Will Hillary Clinton’s endorsement help Cuomo?

The Democratic state convention was friendly terrain for the former senator from New York.