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After Guilty Verdict, Sheldon Silver Vows to 'Continue the Legal Fight'

Despite a guilty verdict in his federal corruption trial, former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver today stuck with his long-standing mantra: he will be vindicated. Eventually. 401 more words

How Viagra Crushed a Little Pink House (Part II)

It has been more than a decade since the decision that approved a city’s taking of Susette Kelo’s home.  As stated in Part I, memories in Sacramento are short.   673 more words

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Doctor Says He Sent Patients to Sheldon Silver in Hopes of Getting Research Funds

A prominent doctor who cared for mesothelioma victims sent Sheldon Silver lucrative patient referrals for lawsuits with the hope of getting state grants for his research into a cure for the deadly disease, he testified today in during the corruption trial of the former Assembly speaker. 1,200 more words

Sheldon Silver's Lawyer Spars With Assemblywoman on the Witness Stand

The first person to take the witness stand in the case against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was one his colleagues: Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, who defended the now-disbanded, anti-corruption Moreland Commission and deemed a defense attorney’s questions about her husband’s finances “sexist.” 755 more words

State of Confusion: Albany's Top 40 Power Players

This time a year ago, Sheldon Silver reigned over the State Assembly with an iron fist. Dean Skelos was about to become the sole Senate leader—no longer needing to share the title with anyone after Republicans won a majority of seats in November elections. 5,154 more words

How important is Bennett’s win in Georgia?

A strange thing happened in Georgia last week. In the kind of low-turnout election that Democrats are generally expected to lose, a Democratic candidate won a runoff election for a seat in the General Assembly in a traditionally Republican District. 595 more words

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This is from Breitbarts Big Government.

Another imperial decree from Moonbeam Brown in the land of fruits, flakes and nuts.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law Monday that bans the word “alien” from the state’s labor laws. 257 more words