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LEGISLATURE MOVES ON POLS’ BILLS

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Before the State Senate adjourned for the rest of the summer, the chamber passed three bills sponsored by local legislators. State Sen. Tom Duane’s Family Health Care Decisions Act will allow a patient’s family member, domestic partner or close friend to make health care treatment decisions once that individual has lost decision-making capacity. “This is [&hellip
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Decision '09: Primary Profiles

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With two major citywide races and one Manhattan-wide contest this September, Democratic primary voters could be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. On primary day, a total of 11 candidates will vie for three high-profile positions: city comptroller, public advocate and Manhattan district attorney. (And that’s not even counting the mayoral primary race, although most [&hellip
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Decision '09: Primary Profiles

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With two major citywide races and one Manhattan-wide contest this September, Democratic primary voters could be forgiven for feeling a little overwhelmed. On primary day, a total of 11 candidates will vie for three high-profile positions: city comptroller, public advocate and Manhattan district attorney. (And that’s not even counting the mayoral primary race, although most [&hellip
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A NEW AGE OF INTOLERANCE

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I had the privilege of assisting the Obama campaign on Election Day by serving as a legal election observer in South Philadelphia. Family after family of first-time voters streamed into my polling location. Many brought their children, who watched as their parents participated in the most essential process and privilege of being an American. As [&hellip
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DIARY OF A SWING STATE VOLUNTEER

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STUMPING FOR OBAMA IN BUCKS COUNTY, PA. By Jeff Williams As a political junkie, one of the downsides of living in New York is that our state is never contested in presidential elections. In an attempt to do my part, I’ve made two trips to Bucks County, Penn. to knock on doors and canvass voters [&hellip
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