Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

David talked with Dan Clark of Politifact New York for this episode of the Poozer Politics Podcast.

Dan explained how he determines whether a statement is true or false, talked about fact checking Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and shed light on dealing with contentious presidential race. Continue reading “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire”

Assembly goes for another helping of pork

Pork is still on the menu in the state Legislature.

The Assembly has quietly posted a new list of “legislative initiatives” using funds that are more than a decade old. The 956-page list includes requested allocations from the old Community Project Fund. Continue reading “Assembly goes for another helping of pork”

NY-19 is Trump Country?

There was not a lot of good news for Hillary Clinton in the Hudson Valley on Tuesday night.

A poll released by the Siena Research Institute on the 19th Congressional District was more notable (to me) for its top of the ticket surprise than its tight showing between Republican John Faso and Democrat Zephyr Teachout in the race to replace WAMC’s favorite Republican member of Congress. According to the poll, Donald Trump is winning the district by five percentage points, with 43 percent of voters going for him and only 38 percent for Clinton. Continue reading “NY-19 is Trump Country?”

How many Democrats does it take?

Chris Eachus is helping advance the study of political science with his latest senatorial campaign.

The Orange County Democrat’s rematch with Sen. William Larkin (R-New Windsor) will again test the role of voter enrollment on election outcomes. So far, Eachus (D-New Windsor) has proved that a Democratic enrollment advantage will only get him so far when competing for a seat in the state Senate. Continue reading “How many Democrats does it take?”