Certain villages in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties hold spring elections — this year on March 19 — to fill mayoral, trustee and/or village justice positions. If you are running for mayor, trustee or judge in your village, we want to hear from you. Please send your full name, home… Read More →
President Obama spoke today on a comprehensive set of ideas to reduce gun violence at a Minneapolis Police special operations center, the first time he’s done so outside of Washington.
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New Yorkers react to the death of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch on Friday morning: [View the story “Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch, 88, dies” on Storify] Share your memories of former Mayor Ed Koch, read his obituary and view his life in pictures on LoHud.com. Attorney General… Read More →
The 25 best political cartoons of the week from across Gannett, parent company of The Journal News and LoHud.com, take on Hillary Clinton’s testimony, President Obama’s inauguration, Beyonce’s singing (did she or didn’t she lip synch?) and Michelle Obama’s bangs. More opinion from LoHud.com.
Watch a replay of Vice President Joe Biden’s “Fireside Hangout” discussion on gun violence from this afternoon: During the event, Biden encouraged Americans to speak out on the issue of gun violence and demand change. “Make your voices heard,” he said in a call repeated from President Obama’s inaugural address… Read More →
UPDATE (Jan. 23): Watch a replay of today’s Editorial Spotlight on New York’s levels of government and consolidation. Next on Editorial Spotlight: New York government and ‘home rule’ Join an Editorial Spotlight discussion at 1 p.m. Wednesday on New York’s layers of government and the “home rule” laws and local… Read More →
Who tweeted about the presidential inauguration more — the citizens of 2009 or the citizens of 2013? Knowing the growth in popularity of Twitter, and of social media in general, it isn’t hard to guess. But Twitter’s Government and Politics team, @gov, gives us a pretty interesting visual comparison anyway:… Read More →
President Obama’s second inauguration played out before the world Monday on TV and social media. How neighbors in the Lower Hudson Valley reacted on Twitter: [View the story “Inauguration reactions on Twitter” on Storify] Read coverage of Obama’s speech here. The Politics on the Hudson blog has the full transcript… Read More →
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