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Charles Barron: Freedom Party Will be Back

Tension was in the air as Freedom Party supporters gathered at Sista’s Place to watch returns on election night. Votes for the Freedom Party were posted from precincts around the state with excruciating slowness. At midnight, with 50% of the votes counted, the Freedom Party had 10,000 votes. Gubernatorial candidate Charles Barron saw the trend […]readmore

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Ahmadinejad Meets with Activists

A diverse group of human rights activists met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to commemorate the International Day of Peace. Ahmadinejad, in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, has been vilified this week by protesters for his inflammatory stance on issues such as denying the Jewish Holocaust, Israel’s right to exist, and […]readmore

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Primary Races to Decide Next Legislature

Common knowledge is democratic primaries decide general election results, especially in majority democratic districts. This year will be no exception. The primary on September 14 will decide November’s Democratic nominee in contested elections. Attorney General Five accomplished Democrats are running for the state’s top law enforcement spot. They are Assembly member  Richard Brodsky, trial attorney […]readmore

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Freedom Party Submits 43,500 Signatures

On Monday, August 16, the Freedom Party Express delivered 43,500 signatures to the Board of Elections in Albany. Freedom Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor Eva Doyle was there waiting for Gubernatorial candidate Charles Barron. Together, they submitted their petitions at 4:50PM. Standing proudly behind three tall stacks of petitions, Charles Barron said, “Today, we are […]readmore

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Primary Stands in 10th Congressional Race: Towns Withdraws Challenge to

What a difference a week makes! In the past seven days, Kevin Powell’s tax problems were revealed, Ed Towns’ returned from a congressional delegation overseas, and both parties found themselves in court. First things first: Congressman Ed Towns campaign withdrew a challenge to Kevin Powell’s petitions on Wednesday. Bernard Alter, attorney for the Towns campaign, […]readmore

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John Sampson’s View from the Senate

It has been one year since State Senator John Sampson became Conference Leader through a negotiated settlement from last summer’s attempted coup. Representing the 19th Senatorial District for 13 years, Sampson has been a pivotal agent during the transition from Republican to Democratic control. Under his leadership, the Senate has instituted long-awaited reforms and recently […]readmore