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Donald Trump Elected President

Donald Trump Wins the 2016 Presidential Race
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Republicans win White House, Congress and Senate National and Local Election Results What a long, strange trip it’s been. While we thought that the 2012 presidential race was the nastiest of all time, the 2016 race certainly took the cake and gave us one twisted mindfuck of a sideshow that none of us had seen [...]

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A Preview of the June 28 Primaries in NY Districts 19, 20, and 21

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Upcoming Congressional Primaries in NY Districts 19, 20, and 21 Zephyr Teachout, Matt Funiciello and John Faso are Running for Upstate Congressional Seats on June 28 As this year’s Presidential campaign has morphed into madness, we’d like to take a moment and focus on some of the other races in our area, especially those in [...]

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President Obama Wins Second Term: Results from National and Local Races

President Barack Obama. Official White House photo by Pete Souza
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President Obama Re-Elected in Tight Race Against Romney National and Local Election Results In a heated campaign that lasted almost two years and a cost somewhere in the neighborhood of several billion dollars, President Barack Obama successfully won a second term as President against Republican challenger Willard Romney. A race that became incredibly tight by [...]

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The First Presidential Debate: Romney Surprises, Obama Falters

Willard Romney and President Barack Obama during their first debate. Photo Courtesy of CBS News
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An Analysis of the First Obama-Romney Presidential Debate The Presidential Race Enters the Final Stretch What I expected from the first Presidential Debate on October 3rd, was for President Barack Obama to firmly handle Mitt Romney’s arguments. I expected the Republican contender to come across without spirit and with the smirkingly simple-minded businessman-like approach. President Obama [...]

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Live From Tampa! It’s “The Mitt Romney Show”, with Tonight’s Special Guests…

The 2012 Republican Presidential Candidates. Photo: Mark Bialek-Zuma Press
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The 2012 Republican National Convention: Welcome to Willard’s World Willard Romney’s Long, Strange Trip to the Top “A President’s hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.” -Lyndon B. Johnson The race for the 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination was filled with ups and downs, verbal taunts and some raw, [...]

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The Rise of the Drones, the Fall of Boundaries

The MQ-9 Reaper. Photo Courtesy Defense Industry Daily
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Drones and their Use in the War on Terror How the MQ-9 Reaper has Forever Changed the World Inside of most Americans there exists a paradox: we hate the wars that are being fought but deeply admire those that are fighting them. Our soldiers lay their lives on the line in order to protect our freedom. [...]

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Alex Morse: Holyoke’s New Mayor (Northampton Blog)

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Alex Morse, New Mayor of Holyoke New Mayor of Holyoke, MA Plans to Save the City There was once a time when America thrived economically. The American dream was still legitimate, and most citizens were so attached to the idea of loving this country that they hung the flag from their yards and flew it [...]

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An Interview with Joel Abelove: Candidate for Rensselaer County DA and Animal Rights Activist

Joel Abelove with One of His Kids
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An Interview with Joel Abelove: Candidate for Rensselaer County DA and Animal Rights Activist By Nicole M. Arciello Berhaupt Joel Abelove is a 6-foot-tall lawyer that lives with his wife, two children and cat, Oreo, in the Capital District. His warm welcoming smile and love for animals are only a few of his great attributes. He [...]

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A Monumental Pride: The Legalization of Gay Marriage and the NYC Gay Pride Parade

2011 Gay Pride Parade. Photo by Jennifer B. Brown
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Gay Pride New York 2011: A Monumental Celebration Part One: Passage of the Gay Marriage Bill It’s 6:30pm on Friday, June 24th and my partner is virtually tugging on my arm to go out to dinner and meet our friends later to celebrate. Instead, I am glued to the computer, to the live streaming video [...]

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Cuomo’s Tuition Reform is Anything But

Cuomo Tuition Reform Bill
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Cuomo Reform Bill Raises Tuition for SUNY Institutions Nothing is certain except death and taxes, and if Mark Twain were alive today, I’m certain he’d add tuition increases to that list, too. Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a bill to the New York State Legislature last week, titled the “Rational Plus Plan,” that would allow tuition [...]

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