November 20, 2012 Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers came from across the country to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York and New Jersey. But the agency was also criticized for being slow in the first days. How do you report on selflessness, something which helps hold our nation together?
June 18, 2012 An interesting case of identity politics is playing out in New York's new 13th Congressional District. A Dominican-American state senator is threatening longtime Rep. Charles Rangel in the district, which is now majority Hispanic. Yet Rangel rarely discusses his Puerto Rican heritage.
April 24, 2012 Voters are going to polls in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware and New York, though turnout is expected to be low. Still, here are four things to watch. Even with Rick Santorum, out of the race, Pennsylvania could still be interesting if Ron Paul's supporters are able to spring a delegate surprise on Mitt Romney.
June 27, 2011 The victory for marriage equality legislation in New York has placed in sharp relief the willingness of state lawmakers, particularly Republicans, to openly support same-sex marriage and President Obama's reluctance to do the same on the national stage. (He's publicly for civil union and says his views are "evolving.)
May 26, 2011 Kathy Hochul, the Democrat who won an upset victory for a long-held GOP House seat in New York, appreciates not just the voters but Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican whose controversial Medicare proposal allowed her to put her GOP opponent on the defensive.
May 17, 2011 Not much good news has come out of state capitals in recent years, with most states struggling with deficits, layoffs and cuts to essential services. But this week word came that tax revenues were significantly higher than expected in several large states — California, Michigan and New Jersey.
May 2, 2011 The announcement that Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces sparked large celebrations in New York and Washington, the epicenters of the Sept. 11 attacks.
October 7, 2010 New Yorkers are angry but not as much as GOP governor nominee Carl Paladino who's falling in polls. Andrew Cuomo's opened up a larger lead on Paladino whose public confrontation with a reporter appears to have hurt him.
September 30, 2010 NY Republican governor candidate Carl Paladino charged that his Democrat rival Andrew Cuomo had marital affairs during a now-defunct marriage and that the media is not probing Cuomo's past the way they are his.
September 23, 2010 Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) has a 6% lead over Joseph DioGuardi (R). What's noteworthy about this result is that she is significantly better known than her GOP challenger. But anti-incumbency is so strong that she appears to have a real challenge.
May 11, 2010 An engineer from Google creates a cool overlay.
April 14, 2010 N.Y. gov. candidate hopeful Carl Paladino is in hot water for forwarding racist and sexist e-mails.