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Calls for Ouster of NY Assembly Speaker Increase

Silver's Fate Hangs in Balance as Dems Deliberate for a Second Day
Control of the state Assembly hung in the balance Monday night as longtime Speaker Sheldon Silver fought to keep his grip on power amid mounting calls for his resignation following federal corruption charges.

PREET : "ALBANY, REALLY IS, A CAULDRON OF CORRUPTION."

"We simply want people in high office to stop violating the law. It seems like a simple and modest request: people elected to make laws should not be breaking them."

There was an unusally massive turnout at New York Law School's annual City Law breakfast this morning, causing some guests to be funneled into an overflow room.  All this commotion was to hear from US Attorney Preet Bharara.

Scheniderman to Focus on Corruption, Wages, Banks

NY's re-elected Attorney General sets goals for second term.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, fresh from re-election by a wide margin, says he'll focus on government corruption, wage theft and drug trafficking, expanding initiatives from his first term.

Cuomo Re-elected to a Second Term

Democrats hold on to all statewide offices
 
Promising to take the state higher than ever before, Andrew Cuomo's been re-elected to a second term as Governor of New York. The Democrat was widely expected to cruise to victory as Cuomo outspent Republican challenger Rob Astorino nearly 10 to 1. In Manhattan last night, Cuomo talked of a unified New York.

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