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Jul 22, 2014

Jakarta Governor Widodo Wins Indonesian Election

(JAKARTA, Indonesia) — Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, who won the hearts of Indonesians with his common man image, won Indonesia’s presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, final results from the Election Commission showed Tuesday. The number... #Indonesia #Jakarta #Prabowo Subianto #Asia

Jul 11, 2014

Sandra Day O'Connor decries judge elections

The retired U.S. Supreme Court justice has released a plan for revamping the selection process for state court judges with the Quality Judges Initiative, which advocates to replace elections for judges with bipartisan nominating commissions... #Sandra Day O'Connor #Supreme Court of the United States

Jul 23, 2014

36% of state candidates miss financial disclosure deadline

The Hawaii State Ethics Commission says 73 out of 203 candidates for state elective office failed to file the required financial disclosure statement by the July 18 deadline... #Hawaii #Ethics Commission

Jul 29, 2014

Moreland controversy becomes issue in AG's race

ALBANY -- Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's 2013 executive order creating the Moreland Commission on public corruption names Attorney General Eric Schneiderman four times, depended upon the attorney general's subpoena power to investigate where Cuomo couldn't, ... #George Pataki #Yonkers, NY #John Cahill #Andrew Cuomo #New York Times Company #Eric T. Schneiderman #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Preet Bharara

Jul 29, 2014

Nassau GOP largely silent on Astorino

Nearly two weeks ago, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor, slammed the Cuomo administration over its use -- with federal permission -- of $37 million worth of Sandy aid for tourism promotion. Ed Mangano, a... #Andrew Cuomo #Kathleen Rice #New York, NY #U.S. Republican Party #Bruce Blakeman #Lido Beach, NY #Rob Astorino #Jay Jacobs

Jul 28, 2014

Cuomo once backed AG's office to probe corruption

ALBANY -- As attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo had sought the legal power to independently investigate public corruption and avoid the need for ethics commissions appointed by governors. "Why do you always have to set up another office?" Cuomo compla... #Andrew Cuomo #New York Times Company #Eric T. Schneiderman #Albany, NY

Jul 23, 2014

Kathleen Rice's Moreland role will generate a lot of spin

One year ago this month, as he trumpeted the formation of his Moreland Commission on Public Corruption, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo appointed Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice as one of its three co-chairs. She was quoted as hailing Cuomo's "lea... #Andrew Cuomo #Kathleen Rice #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Bruce Blakeman #Nassau County, NY #Preet Bharara #New York (state) #New York Times Company #Eric T. Schneiderman

Jul 24, 2014

Candidate in undecided Oceanside election seeks injunction

A candidate for the Oceanside Sanitation Commission filed for an injunction Thursday seeking to count the remaining ballots and declare a winner in the month-old election. Oceanside Chamber of Commerce president Tom Lanning filed the motion for a jud... #Nassau County, NY #Oceanside, NY #Queens, NY

Jul 22, 2014

Jakarta governor wins Indonesian presidency

(AP) -- Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo, who captured the hearts of millions of Indonesians with his common man image, won the country's presidential election with 53 percent of the vote, final results showed Tuesday. Widodo, a former furniture exporter kno... #Jakarta #Prabowo Subianto #Indonesia #Suharto

Jul 19, 2014

4th C.D.: Blakeman demands Rice fire staffer over 'insensitive' Twitter joke about domestic violence

Republican congressional candidate Bruce Blakeman is calling for his opponent to fire a campaign staffer who had posted a joke to Twitter about domestic violence. Blakeman, who is running to succeed Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola) in Nassau Countys... #Federal Election Commission #Carolyn McCarthy #Kathleen Rice #Bruce Blakeman #Mineola, NY