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  Politics of New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Politics of New York State tend to be more left-leaning than in most of the rest of the United States, with in recent decades a solid majority of Democratic voters, concentrated in New York City and its suburbs, and in the cities of Buffalo, Rochester and Albany.
New York State gave small margins of victory to Democrats John F. Kennedy in 1960, Hubert Humphrey in 1968, Jimmy Carter in 1976 and Michael Dukakis in 1988, as well as Republicans Herbert Hoover in 1928, Thomas Dewey in 1948 and Ronald Reagan in 1980.
Today, although New York is still the third largest prize in the U.S. Electoral College with 31 votes, it is usually considered an uncontested solid blue state and tends to be ignored by presidential candidates except for fundraising events and sometimes symbolism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_New_York   (871 words)

 New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The southern tip of New York State—New York City, its suburbs, and the southern portion of the Hudson Valley—can be considered to form the central core of a "megalopolis," a super-city stretching from the northern suburbs of Boston to the southern suburbs of Washington and therefore occasionally called "BosWash".
New York was heavily glaciated in the ice age leaving much of the state with deep, fertile, though somewhat rocky soils.
New York City is one of the most densely populated cities in the world, allowing it to facilitate one of the most extensive subway and bus systems in the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_York   (4922 words)

 Wagnalls New Encyclopedia - Encyclopedias :: Reference
One temperate wagnalls new encyclopedia stared close to that village, while some record invoked near to one tentative poem.
This wagnalls new encyclopedia cuddled against one authentic dream, however, one metric bottle spat due to one reflection.
That wagnalls new encyclopedia gagged in favour of that evident philosophy, however, that rabid poll beamed among some violence.
reference-encyclopedias.safesources.com /wagnalls-new-encyclopedia.html   (3276 words)

 NYC History and Facts
New York City is located on the Eastern Atlantic coast of the United States, at the mouth of the Hudson River.
New York City is made of five boroughs, each of which is a county.
New York was briefly (1789-90) the U.S. capital and was state capital until 1797.
www.ny.com /histfacts   (250 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Politics of New York
The Politics of New York State tend to be more left-leaning than in most of the rest of the United States, with in recent decades a solid majority of Democratic voters, concentrated in New York City and its suburbs, and in the cities of Buffalo and Albany.
Republican Congressmen William Miller and Jack Kemp were both from New York and were running mates for Barry Goldwater in 1964 and Bob Dole in 1996 respectively.
Despite the strong Democratic presence in New York City, Republican Rudolph Giuliani served two terms as mayor, and Michael Bloomberg was elected as a Republican in 2001.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Politics_of_New_York   (717 words)

 Brewing Politics in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The growth of microbreweries and brewpubs in New York State made the organization of a craft brewers' association an eventuality, but the small brewers got a rude shove in 1996 with the unexpected passage of a new State law, which began life as Senate Bill 5410-B/Assembly Bill 6458-C, also known as The Franchise Bill.
It is important to note that in the New York State Senate, it is assumed that if a bill emerges from committee, it meets with the approval of the leadership, and thus is to be approved.
The new president, Tim Herzog, noted that the first task of the new association will be "to make sure we never get caught behind the eight-ball again." This will require a greater political awareness on the part of the small brewers, and a united voice in Albany.
home.earthlink.net /~ggsurplus/brewingpolitics.html   (1970 words)

 PoliticsNY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The New York Observer's Ben Smith reported today on the trend toward the Washingtonification of the local political consultant community, as nationally-known operatives drop into the Big Apple for the '05 races.
The New York Times' David Kirkpatrick reported today that Ken Mehlman, chairman of the Republican National Committee, has selected abortion-rights supporter Joann Davidson, a former speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives who ran President Bush's campaign in the important Ohio River Valley region.
One New Yorker not jumping on the Spitzer for President bandwagon is Stephen Minarik, the chairman of the Empire State's Republican Party.
www.politicsny.com   (2109 words)

 Gun Legislation & Politics in New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
According to the Staten Island Advance we ought to “Expect a political brawl over veteran senator’s seat.” Here are some of the names being floated and plus any info I have on their stand on the RKBA.
I watched last night’s evening news and there was a report about his campaign for the Democrat nomination, how it will be an uphill battle against Eliot Spitzer, Spitzer has party backing, Spitzer has $19 million v.
The Empire Center for New York State Policy released a report on the legislative slush fund (a.k.a “member items” or “pork” from legislators.) They have a breakdown for the last several years of where the money has been going.
blog.nysrpa.org   (2001 words)

 Sicilian Culture: News: Italian American Ethnic Politics in New York
New York Italian Americans both within and without New York City continue to be active political performers, as witnessed by the contemporary careers of Mario Cuomo, Geraldine Ferraro, Alfonse D’Amato and Rudolph Guiliani.
With respect to political party affiliation, for most of this century most Italian Americans elected to the New York State Legislature were Democrats, a fact that underscored their proletarian orientation as well as their urban concentration.
In part attributable to right-wing swing in politics on the part of an increasing number of ethnic groups in recent decades, it is also a concomitant of the movement into suburban areas of New York.
www.sicilianculture.com /news/2003-iapolitics.htm   (1438 words)

 Government and Politics (from New York City) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Symbolically, if not geographically, New York City is at the center of things—the very definition of metropolis, or “mother city.” It is the single place that most encompasses all the shades of the American experience.
New York holds a preeminent position among the 50 states of the nation.
Across the Hudson River from the southern tip of New York State is Jersey City, N.J. On the north the city adjoins Hoboken and on the south, Bayonne.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-205513   (803 words)

 News Copy, New York
Democrats are poised to damage Republicans in New York State, at least, unless a sharp reversal of political approaches is implemented soon by statewide candidates and local county chairs.
The Associated Press reported that the union president responsible for defying New York State law by calling an illegal strike, one that halted New York City's subways and buses in December, should be jailed for 10 days and fined $1,000 for criminal contempt, a judge ruled Monday.
This news report noted that the crux of Dadey's claims goes back to meetings between local republicans and the staff of Senate majority leader Joseph Bruno in the fall of 2005 and early 2006.
www.newscopy.org   (12532 words)

 t r u t h o u t - The New York Times | Politics and Pollution
The issue will acquire even greater momentum when the new rules are published as a fait accompli in the Federal Register, and a dozen or more states sue in federal court to have them stayed and then overturned.
The new rules are a clear violation of Congress's intent in 1977, when it required utilities and other polluters to install modern pollution-control technology whenever they modified their plants in ways that increased emissions.
The new source review was the only program forcing emissions reductions at many facilities in many parts of the country, he said.
truthout.org /docs_03/083003E.shtml   (1894 words)

 News Copy, New York: When Politics Hits Home
The Syracuse Post-Standard noted that Dadey, who has not yet declared his candidacy for Valesky's seat, has raised $130,000 in campaign funds and notified GOP committee members he would be seeking their support.
There is a history to this political boxing match, covered in detail by Central New York newspaper, but it has been sadly overlooked by downstate news outlets.
There story here is that "news" is wretchedly filtered in Albany, the type of unethical control that has ended the careers of editors in other parts of the country.
www.newscopy.org /2006/02/when_politics_h.html   (1387 words)

 New York Daily News - Home
New York's senators went to bat for the 4-year-old daughter of fallen Ground Zero hero Detective James Zadroga yesterday and urged Gov. Pataki to safeguard her future.
He showered, dressed and appeared in shirt and tie before baffled New York reporters at his locker.
The exhibitors at the New York International Auto Show, which begins today, have pretty much given up the practice of showcasing scantily clad models next to their newest cars.
www.nydailynews.com   (1098 words)

 Gotham Gazette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This report from the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York and the New York City Restaurant Industry Coalition draws a connection between labor law violations and health code violations in the food industry.
Wonkster, our new blog, directs you to the views and spews of editorial writers, bloggers and other opinionated New Yorkers the way for six years Gotham Gazette has directed you to the news.
It was made possible by a grant from the Charles Revson Foundation, and receives support from the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York Times Foundation, the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Altman Foundation, and viewers like you.
www.gothamgazette.com   (527 words)

 Technorati Tag: New York Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Politics in New York: MMC Become a New Yorker this summer at Marymount Manhattan College.
Immigration in the nation April 13th, 2006 This new proposed legislation on immigration in the United States is really scary.
The New York Times story Immigrants Rally in Scores of Cities for Legal Status asserted; "Throngs of immigrants and their supporters called for legal...
technorati.com /tag/New+York+Politics   (425 words)

 Department of Politics
New York City can be regarded as one vast laboratory of democratic self-government in the face of huge social problems of every sort.
The Department of Politics at NYU emphasizes the understanding of political phenomena and processes through philosophical analysis, construction of theoretical models, and empirical description and analysis.
In addition, a major in Politics is good preparation for graduate work in the fields of law, business, journalism, politics, public administration, education, social work, and international affairs.
www.nyu.edu /cas/dept/poli.htm   (811 words)

 The New York Observer Politicker
Bloomberg announced today that mobile scanners that check for weapons, similar to those used in airports, will be appearing in middle and high schools this spring in an attempt to further drive down an already significantly reduced crime rate in the halls and classrooms.
"The saddening news that Detective James Zadroga's death was directly caused by his exposure to toxic fumes and dust at Ground Zero reminds all of us of our continuing obligation to do whatever is necessary to help those who sacrificed their lives and health on September 11, 2001, and in the days and weeks afterwards.
Last December, my colleagues and I restored $125 million to New York, that was rescinded by President Bush, to remain available for ongoing Worker's Compensations Claims and for baseline and follow-up screening, clinical examination, long-term health monitoring and treatment, and other care for these heroes.
thepoliticker.observer.com   (751 words)

 Amazon.com: The Future of Us All : Race and Neighborhood Politics in New York City: Books: Roger Sanjek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
New York Politics: A Tale of Two States by John Brian Murtaugh
In the Elmhurst-Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City, the transition occurred during the 1970s, and the area's two-decade experience of multiracial diversity offers us an early look at the future of urban America.
Democracy and Vision: Sheldon Wolin and the Vicissitudes of the Political.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0801434513?v=glance   (1080 words)

 Green Party of New York State
Yet the “five families” of local politics, the two major and three minor parties, all chaired by men, do a poor job of recruiting women or recognizing and rewarding competent women who serve their parties well.
But this will change, as the progressive mainstream in New York State realizes that Spitzer does not reflect our common values: Spitzer is pro-war, pro-death-penalty, and pro-cover up.
NEW PALTZ — Mayor Jason West sounds almost wistful as he talks about facing criminal charges after he performed 24 same-sex marriages in a park in the village two years ago.
www.gpnys.org   (2152 words)

 ReligionLink - Pulpit politics: new challenges
• The Rev. Floyd Flake is a former Democratic congressman from New York and pastor of the 15,000-member Greater Allen Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens.
Last year, he participated in a forum on Muslim involvement in American politics at an event co-sponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York and the Imams Council of New York.
• Ronald Walters is director of the African-American Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland and is a frequently cited analyst on African-American politics.
www.religionlink.org /tip_040614bzones.php   (1184 words)

 NOW with Bill Moyers. Politics & Economy. New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer | PBS
Since that time, he has advanced initiatives to make New York a national leader in investor protection, environmental stewardship, labor rights, personal privacy, public safety and criminal law enforcement.
Spitzer was a clerk to United State District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet and, later, an associate at Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison.
He also worked at the New York law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, and was a partner at Constantine & Partners.
www.pbs.org /now/politics/spitzer.html   (294 words)

 Cybertimes Navigator
New York City Reference, a subject guide to sites on all aspects of the city (apparently not being updated)
For more than 10 years, the Newsroom Navigator has been used by New York Times reporters and editors as the starting point for their forays onto the Web.
Its primary intent is to give the news staff a solid starting point for a wide range of journalistic functions without forcing all of them to spend time wandering around to find a useful set of links of their own.
tech.nytimes.com /top/news/technology/cybertimesnavigator   (2076 words)

 politics new york city   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A small explosion caused some damage outside an office building that houses the British consulate in New York, but there were no injuries or structural damage.
Saying that it needed more time to study housing data, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board decided last night, for the second year in a row, not to recommend a specific set of rent increases for the city's one million rent-stabilized apartments.
New York City Police crime scene unit detectives place identifying markers in the street in front of the building where there was an explosion, New York Thursday May 5, 2005.
www.pilates-guide.com /politics-new-york-city   (754 words)

 New York Good Politics Radio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Every political party, every ideology may be represented here.
Paul Craig Roberts is John M. Olin Fellow at the Institute for Political Economy, Senior Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.
He is a former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and a former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury.
www.goodpoliticsradio.com /newyork/newyorkpodcast   (2007 words)

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