Tag: New York

National Popular Vote Movement Closer To Changing Presidential Elections

Long before Hillary Clinton became the fifth presidential candidate in history to lose an election despite winning the popular vote, a movement had already emerged endeavoring to change how presidential elections are decided and operated—in theory, giving each voter a true stake in one of the most fundamental elements of democracy by empowering state legislatures to effectively nullify the current electorate system and decide the victor solely according to the populous vote. Already 11 states, including New York, have passed legislation to join the national popular vote compact. Collectively, these states represent 165 electoral votes, placing them only 105 shy of reaching the 270 threshold for the race to be decided.

Schumer Wins 4th Term, Ascension to Senate Majority Leader Hangs in...

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sailed to victory Tuesday night to secure a fourth term in office, allowing the veteran lawmaker to squarely focus on a slew of competitive races nationwide that could flip the power of the Senate in Democrats’ favor.

The Controversial Truth Behind America’s Never-Ending War

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, America's War on Terror has expanded drastically, and with it, the interpretation of the Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF), which gave the president the initial power to mobilize US Armed Forces against those responsible. Yet, America is no closer to ending that open-ended war than when it began, and its endless state is prompting serious questions about the legality of the recent initiatives waged against ISIS, and whether safeguards are in place to prevent a single person—President Obama or his successors—from committing America to perpetual warfare.

Exit Skelos, Enter Flanagan: What Albany’s Power Switch Means for NY

Questions linger after state Senate majority leadership switcheroo this week.

Controversial Mute Swans ‘Management Plan’ Public Input Period Ending

The DEC has considered shooting, euthanizing, sterilizing and capturing the silent waterfowl, as well as destroying their nests and eggs.

Common Core Opponents Predict Record-Breaking Numbers Of Students Opting Out

"It’s a remarkable and unusual movement, grounded in three powerful motives: parents’ fierce protectiveness of their children, teachers’ drive to protect the classroom from a culture of fear and senseless unusable tests, and the public desire to protect our democracy."

Former State Sen. Owen Johnson, 85, Dies

The veteran lawmaker served 20 terms in the State Senate representing the people of Suffolk County.

Edgar Allan Poe Death Anniversary Resurrects Writer’s Visions

Their love transcends even death.... And so does Poe's legacy.

New SUNY Sexual Assault Policy Similar to California’s ‘Yes Means Yes’

"There has been an epidemic of sexual violence in this country that is truly disturbing and it is plaguing our college campuses."

Cuomo Holds Off Teachout Challenge in NY Dem Primary

The stage is now set for the gubernatorial race between Cuomo and Republican candidate, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive.
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