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Jacob Gershman

  1. early and often
    Cuomo Ready to Turn Up the Heat on PatersonIf the governor won’t take Obama’s hint to stand down, the attorney general is prepared to get tough.
  2. equal rites
    The Politics of New York’s Gay Marriage DefeatWhy the state senate vote went down the way it did, and what happens next.
  3. equal rites
    Gay-Marriage Vote by End of Year, Say Governor, Senate LeadershipAs the State Senate ignored yet another call for a vote on the issue, gay activists began raising the pressure.
  4. the third terminator
    Ed Koch Doesn’t Appreciate John Liu’s Snubbing of Mayor BloombergNot meeting with Bloomberg was rude and outrageous, the former mayor tells us.
  5. equal rites
    As Paterson Calls Senate Back on Gay Marriage, Tide Is Against Taking a VoteThere are too many factors against putting marriage equality to a vote to make it likely we’ll even see how people feel about the issue itself.
  6. Harlem LullabyThe death of Percy Sutton marks the passing of a pioneering era in New York. Maybe that’s a good thing.
  7. Vote for Business!An anti-labor party.
  8. Rip Van RavitchHe came back to Albany to find everything changed. Not in a good way.
  9. The Power DozenThere is Michael Bloomberg, and there is everybody else. Here’s everybody else.
  10. early and often
    Democrats Ponder Domino Strategy to Remove PatersonHow Charlie Rangel could help his old Harlem clubhouse buddy.
  11. ballsy crimes
    Why Democrats Are Rooting for a Monserrate Felony ConvictionHe’d be automatically ousted from office.
  12. oh albany!
    Joe Bruno’s Software Firm Wins $22 Million State ContractBut the former State Senate majority leader had nothing to do with it, we’re assured.
  13. early and often
    Malcolm Smith Eyeing Cushy Aqueduct Afterlife?The former Senate majority leader has ties to one of the groups bidding to turn the racetrack into a casino.
  14. early and often
    Why Won’t Giuliani Aim for Albany? Washington Still Sounds NicerPart of the reason the former mayor seems so reluctant to run for governor is that a run for president still sounds good.
  15. Cuomo’s GambitWill the ambitious attorney general convince the feckless governor to give up the game?
  16. Bill Thompson: Contender?Six strategies for how this year’s Democratic underdog for mayor could, just possibly, pull off an upset over Mike Bloomberg.
  17. oh albany!
    Cuomo Reviewing Espada Son’s New State Senate Gig (Updated)“The attorney general’s office has been considering the legality of the appointment since it first came to light on Monday.”
  18. Pedro Espada’s Son Hired for Cushy State Senate JobPedro Espada Jr. is making $120,000 for an “intergovernmental relations” job that never existed before.
  19. early and often
    Why Neoconservative Pundits Love Jon StewartJohn Bolton, William Kristol, and others explain why ‘The Daily Show’ is the best place to get their views heard.
  20. 65 Minutes With Richard RavitchWhen David Paterson asked him to step in as lieutenant governor, he couldn’t say no—the state he loves needed his help. But he feels a bit like […]
  21. albany chaos
    Answering Your Questions About the Chaos in AlbanyEverything you need to know about why nothing is getting done in our State Senate.
  22. oh albany!
    Paterson Instructs Treasurer to Stop Paying SenatorsHe may or may not actually be allowed to do this.
  23. oh albany!
    Marriage-Equality Scourge Ruben Diaz Has Gay Brothers, Best Friend (and a Soft Spot for Liza)The state senator who has pledged to fight against same-sex marriage until the end has a lot more ties to the gay world than you’d suspect.
  24. oh albany!
    Paterson Orders Lawmakers Back for Special SessionBut will gay marriage be back on the table?
  25. Same-Sex-Marriage FolliesTwo years ago, national gay activists hatched a plan to turn the State Senate Democratic. Thus began the Albany ring cycle …
  26. albany coup
    Morning Hearing Granted to Sort Out Albany MessAdults are, finally, officially involved.
  27. albany coup
    Monserrate Meets With Sampson and DemocratsCould the Great Coup of 2009 be on shaky ground?
  28. albany coup
    Senate Showdown Disappointingly DiffusedA confrontation over entering the locked Senate Chamber fizzled when Queens State Senator Hiram Monserrate began to wimp out.
  29. albany coup
    Showdown at the Senate ChamberThe GOP takeover of the Senate chamber is imminent, and it looks like there will be trouble.
  30. albany coup
    Albany Aggression Getting Really Childish NowAccording to one senator, there will be a “spirited game of duck-duck-goose” later, so be sure not to miss that.
  31. early and often
    Paterson on Senate Snafu: ‘This Is Getting a Little Ridiculous’The governor railed against both parties for not “acting like adults.”
  32. early and often
    GOP State Senator: Let’s Hire a Locksmith!Breaking into the State Senate chamber is just the latest awesome plan out of Albany.
  33. early and often
    Gershman: If Dems Have an Ace, They’d Better Play It FastOur man in Albany provides news analysis of yesterday’s tumultuous events.
  34. equal rites
    Assemblyman Daniel O’Donnell: I Still Believe Marriage Equality Is ComingEven though the landscape of Albany has been dramatically upheaved, one advocate at least still sees hope.
  35. early and often
    GOP Takes Over State SenateIn a surprise move, the Republicans won two Democrats over to their side, and swung control of the body back their way.
  36. early and often
    Eric Dinallo Weighing AG RunThe Democratic state insurance superintendent plans to make a go for Cuomo’s job, says a source. That is, if Cuomo actually decides to leave it.
  37. early and often
    Paterson’s ‘Save the Governor’ RetreatThe Governor took top aids and advisers on an informal weekend getaway to come up with a plan to save his political future.
  38. Money TrainState leaders are coming to the end of the line in their attempt to rescue straphangers and bus riders from severe service cuts and double-digit […]
  39. early and often
    Albany to Rake in More From New Taxes and Fees Than AnnouncedIf you follow the numbers closely, the state will actually rake in $1.7 billion more than they announced under the new budget agreement.
  40. early and often
    GOP Source: George Pataki Mulling Another Go for GovernorState Senator Marty Golden says the former governor “looking at” a run for a fourth term.
  41. early and often
    Weighing Paterson’s Tax-Hike ChoiceAnd no matter what, it seems there’s no love for the former Cuddle Guv.
  42. the third terminator
    Gershman: Bloomberg’s Do-or-Die MeetingTomorrow Hizzoner faces the city’s Republican chairs, seeking their approval to run on the party line. It’s not expected to be pretty.
  43. Full Campaign EmploymentThe Bloomberg campaign has already hired an astounding, and high-priced, array of talent. Not everybody has traditionally been on the same side. […]
  44. Beef
    Pizzeria Blames Audit on Zagat RankingLucali owner says the tax man showed up two weeks after his pizza was crowned the city’s best.
  45. Who Likes Mike?Volunteering for Bloomberg.
  46. Tax the Rich!How did the poor win the New York tax war? Welcome to the era of the moneyed underclass.
  47. Rudy’s Rope-a-Dope SchemeAvoid Cuomo, be gov?
  48. Held BackWill Bloomberg dump Joel Klein?
  49. Staying the KingGovernor Paterson’s backroom plan to outflank Andrew Cuomo and get back in his party’s good graces.
  50. Fight Another DayBill Thompson’s (relatively) gentlemanly approach to his against-the-odds campaign is its own strategy.
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