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Name Dropping

by Erin Pihlaja August 15, 2013

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  In case you missed it, Albany mayoral candidate Kathy Sheehan’s camp flexed some political muscle last Friday (August 9) when U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) announced that she endorsed Sheehan’s candidacy. At the Ramada Plaza hotel ...

What Would You Do to Improve Albany?

by E.S. Cormac August 7, 2013

  “I know what causes Albany’s small business owners to struggle. Every other week it looks like we have another small business that closes,” said Alex Portelli, the Libertarian Party candidate for mayor. A gathering of voters ...

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Reel Politics

by The Staff November 8, 2012

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  The Great McGinty No discussion of political flicks would be complete without Preston Sturges’ hilarious The Great McGinty. With this portrait of a classic pre-World War II big-city political machine, Sturges pulled off the impossible: an ...

What the People Said

by Ari Melber November 8, 2012

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Copyright © 2012 The Nation—distributed by Agence Global President Obama's reelection marks the most decisive mandate for an assertive, progressive governing model in well over a generation. It is worth beginning with a memory. Barack Obama was ...

None of the Above

by Laura Leon October 13, 2011

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The Ides of March tries hard to be both cunning and cutthroat in its depiction of politics as a dirty game. Who knew? The pacing in this political thriller is fast, so much so that ...

Ch-ch-ch-Changes

by Jason Chura June 23, 2011

It’s been a chaotic race for the candidates in the Democratic primary for Albany County’s newly defined 6th legeslative district seat. Incumbent Brian Scavo said he will run again, but it was unclear who ...