Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016

Political Action

The vice presidency is no longer a secondary position

In presidential elections every four years, it appears that most voters vote mainly for the presidential candidate and have little interest in the vice presidential candidate. That may be true up to a point, but in some national elections vice presidential candidates can make a difference in the election results. Comments (1)

Monday, Aug. 1, 2016

Queens Village

Several Dem candidates vie for vacant Clark seat

Multiple Democratic candidates are vying to fill the state Assembly seat in southeast Queens left vacant since Barbara Clark died in February. Comment

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Joe Concannon announces run for Grodenchik’s seat

Joe Concannon, an activist and former NYPD captain, formally announced he would challenge Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Oakland Gardens) once again for the District 23 seat at a Republican National Convention viewing party at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Glen Oaks. Comments (2)

Friday, July 29, 2016


Appellate court affirms lower ruling in Republican primary question

A New York State appellate court ruled it would not set a primary date for two Republicans in a race to succeed outgoing U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville), whose district covers part of Queens, and the case may be heading for federal court. Comment

Jung challenges validity of Stavisky’s petitions

S.J. Jung challenged the validity of state Sen. Toby Stavisky’s (D-Flushing) campaign petitions at a Tuesday news conference claiming many of the signatures were out of the district, illegible or lacking a valid address to the extent that the incumbent was only left with about 13 valid signers. Comment

Thursday, July 28, 2016


James Sanders notes passion of Bernie Sanders supporters

State Sen. James Sanders (D-Rochdale Village) said he was “astounded” when supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bid for the Democratic nomination booed him when he expressed his support for Hillary Clinton during a meeting with his pledged delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Monday. Comments (1)

Queens Dems rally to support Suozzi bid

Since Tom Suozzi won the Democratic primary for Congress, the former Nassau County executive has been working to further bring elected officials who were formerly neutral in the five-way race for the primary over into his sphere of support. The Queens neighborhoods covered in the district are in the northeast and predominately Democrats. Comments (1)

Crowley compares Clinton and Trump’s response to 9/11 attacks

A raucous Democratic National Convention turned somber around 9:11 p.m. Tuesday as a trio of speakers remembered the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center and Hillary Clinton’s response as one of New York’s senators. U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) stepped to the microphone and recalled getting the news on a runway at LaGuardia Airport. Comments (5)


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