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Bill Straub: While McConnell is ‘shaking the treat box’ for money, Republicans will likely keep the Senate

Anyone who has cats (we have four, which, at times, is five too many) can tell you they can be very, well, cat-like sometimes, leaving you wondering if they’re off hiding somewhere or if they somehow snuck out of the house when you weren’t looking and are out in the street ducking traffic. The only way to get them out of their undisclosed location, to cite a chestnut from the President George W....

Bill Straub: Republicans are on verge of adopting bad tax cut measure; they’ll lie — and get away with it

Senate Republicans are on the verge of adopting a tax cut measure that will make the old Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island look like the Garden of Eden and are looking to their always reliable playbook to sell this Krakatoa-sized disaster to an understandably doubting public. Put simply, they will lie. And if history is any guide, they stand a good chance of getting away with it – at least...

Special election to fill four open state House seats results: three for Democrats, one for Republicans

According to the Secretary of State’s Board of Elections website, the unofficial results of the Tuesday special elections — all results reported — to fill four open seats in the state House of Representatives are: 8th District State Representative: Walker Wood Thomas (Rep) 2,262 votes; 40.76% Jeffery R Taylor (Dem) 3.286 vptes’ 59.24% 54th District State Representative: Daniel...