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Assemblyman William Scarborough Pleads Not Guilty To Grand Larceny, Filing False Campaign Documents

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A longtime state assemblyman from New York City was charged Wednesday with felony counts of using his campaign funds for personal expenses. 364 more words


Christie Talks 2016, Blasts Obama Handling Of ISIS Threat

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Gov. Chris Christie says he hasn’t decided yet whether he’ll run for president.

But in an interview with “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King, he says that his decision will hang on the answers he gives himself to three critical questions. 421 more words


Malloy, Foley Agree In Debate That Connecticut Doesn't Need Legalized Pot, Higher Taxes

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican challenger Tom Foley may disagree about the direction of Connecticut’s economy, but they showed some signs of similarity Tuesday. 683 more words


George Pataki Reportedly Considering Run For White House

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — President George Pataki?

The former New York governor is reportedly considering running for president in 2016, though a former aide said Tuesday that talk of a campaign is premature. 346 more words


Mayor Bill De Blasio Ducks Dead Groundhog Questions

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is declining to discuss the groundhog that died a week after slipping from his grasp.

The Staten Island Zoo confirmed last week that the rodent died seven days after this year’s Groundhog Day ceremony. 328 more words


Vote On Makeup Of Ramapo Town Board Set For Tuesday

RAMAPO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)A vote Tuesday to expand the Town Board in Ramapo — and split it up into districts — is exposing a political battle that runs along ethnic lines. 237 more words


Are Cuomo Trips A Sign He's Plotting Run For Higher Office?

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP)New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been stamping his passport in recent weeks — first a trip to Israel, and now Afghanistan… 381 more words