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Sheldon Silver

  1. Preet Bharara Has the Supreme Court to Thank for Letting Sheldon Silver Go FreeJohn Roberts set a very favorable precedent for the former State Assembly speaker, who was sent to jail for public corruption.
  2. Appeals Court Overturns Conviction of Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon SilverAn appeals court used a recent Supreme Court precedent to say the jury had been given incorrect instructions in the case.
  3. Sheldon Silver Hoping to Serve His Time in a Cushy PrisonHe was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday.
  4. Sheldon Silver Filed for His Pension a Day After Getting Convicted of CorruptionHe could make more than $85,000 a year.
  5. Jurors Increasingly Allergic to Sheldon Silver TrialCan I leave now? What about now? Now? Now?”
  6. What You Missed in Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos’s Corruption TrialsThe jury begins deliberating Silver’s fate.
  7. Andrew Cuomo: The Last of the Three AmigosSkelos and Silver are out. Will the governor’s playbook work with Albany’s new leaders?
  8. How Far Will Preet Bharara Go in His War on Albany?First Sheldon Silver, now Dean Skelos. Who’s next?
  9. Report: New York Senate Leader Dean Skelos Is Under Federal InvestigationMore from the office that just took down former State Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver.
  10. Is Andrew Cuomo Getting Schooled?His rough treatment of the teachers’ unions is driving down his popularity. So why is he doing it?
  11. Meet Carl Heastie, New York’s New Assembly SpeakerThe candidate — and the hasty selection process — isn’t what reformers were hoping for.
  12. 5 Ways New York May Change Post–Sheldon SilverFrom legalizing MMA to education reform, the speaker’s ouster has a huge impact.
  13. Sheldon Silver’s Epic Fall Ushers in a New Era in AlbanyDespite his desperate attempt to cling to power, the speaker will soon step down.
  14. Report: Sheldon Silver to Step Down As Assembly SpeakerHe’ll let five Assembly Democrats take the reins.
  15. Sheldon Silver’s Arrest Is Huge, But Preet Bharara Is Waging an Even Bigger CaseHe seems to be headed toward a confrontation with the governor.
  16. Where Is Ex-NY Senate Majority Leader Bruno?He faced corruption charges, like Sheldon Silver. Six years later, the state owes him millions.
  17. Tallying the Damage From Sheldon Silver’s ArrestThe effects are enormous and already rippling through Albany and the state.
  18. Why New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Has Been ArrestedThe legislature’s most powerful Democrat is the target of a federal investigation into Albany corruption.
  19. New York Assembly Speaker Under Investigation Over Law-Firm PaymentsSheldon Silver didn’t disclose. 
  20. The Shelly Silver Scandal Just Keeps Getting StrangerOnly in Albany. 
  21. Assembly Speaker Silver Accuses NYT of Mix-upThe paper published an article about Sheldon Silver’s decades-long attempt to block a low-income housing development.
  22. Silver Accused of Affair With Aide by LopezYou probably shouldn’t.
  23. Sheldon Silver Plans to Weather This Lopez Thing With an ApologyLots of people would like him to resign, but he’s not having it.
  24. Gross Assemblyman Vito Lopez Can’t Resign Fast EnoughHe’s still running for City Council, as well.
  25. Vito Lopez Probably Won’t Be an Assemblyman for Much Longer Speaker Sheldon Silver is threatening him with expulsion, and Governor Cuomo is urging him to resign.
  26. Grown Man Loses Internet Privileges for Humiliating Sheldon Silver on FacebookHe was just defending his boss (as a woman).
  27. Sheldon Silver Embarrassed by Facebook DefenderAnd writes sci-fi on the side.
  28. Vito Lopez Rips Those Calling for His ResignationNot backing down.
  29. Report: Sheldon Silver Asked Accused Sexual Harasser Vito Lopez to ResignHe basically was inaudible.”
  30. New York Democrats Call for Vito Lopez’s Resignation The state’s DNC delegation doesn’t seem to be standing behind the assemblyman. 
  31. Former Employees Say Vito Lopez Had a History of Slimy BehaviorPlenty to keep the ethics committee busy.
  32. State Assembly Admits Secret Payment Over Sexual Harassment Was ShadyBrooklyn Democratic leader Vito Lopez’s scandal is now everyone’s scandal.
  33. Once Again, New York Won’t Help Kill the Electoral CollegeEven though a majority of legislators in both chambers would like it to.
  34. Assemblyman Cautions Against Cuomo’s Gambling PlanAssembly Speaker Sheldon Silver supports Cuomo’s plan but says it may be a close call.
  35. A Pothole Beat Up Sheldon Silver Half of his face is “bruised and purple.”
  36. State Senate ‘Close’ to Final Language on Religious Protections in Marriage-Equality Bill [Updated]Republican senator: “I see it coming to the floor.”
  37. Marriage-Equality Bill Stalls in the Face of Rent Regulation and Property Tax NegotiationsWe’re hearing that Wednesday is the day Cuomo’s people are looking to for a vote on marriage equality.
  38. Will New York Help Kill the Electoral College?Only one man stands in the way: Sheldon Silver.
  39. Cuomo, Skelos, and Silver Reach Ethics DealOne goal down, two to go.
  40. Cuomo, Legislature Reach New York Budget DealExtra-credit points for meeting the deadline, for once.
  41. Andrew Cuomo Launches War on ‘Permanent’ Spending IncreasesThe governor calls the state budget process a “sham.”
  42. Cathie Black’s Sophie’s Choice Jokes Fall FlatEverybody’s face fell.”
  43. Andrew Cuomo Is Meeting in Secret with Sheldon SilverTransparency right from the get-go! Great.
  44. What Cuomo Gets Out of This Latest Aqueduct ScandalAnother boost!
  45. New Report Accuses Democrats of Cronyism Over the Aqueduct Race Track In QueensThis doesn’t look good for Albany Democrats.
  46. Carl Paladino Is Going to Say Something on TV TonightPaladino buys airtime across the state for mysterious announcement.
  47. Electoral College One Step Closer to DeathMassachusetts joins the movement to make the popular vote matter.
  48. New York May Tax Out-of-State Hedge-Fund WorkersConnecticut is no longer safe!
  49. New York Budget Situation Still a Big MessThe legislature comes up with its own plan, one that isn’t making Governor Paterson happy.
  50. Hooray, New York’s Government Won’t Shut DownThe legislature accedes to Paterson’s demands. Bet that stings.
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