After an attack that injured five people at a rabbi’s house in downstate New York, Democratic congressional candidate Dana Balter — who is Jewish — posted a series of tweets about the incident and anti-Semitism. The reaction from some Twitter users didn’t surprise her, but it was shocking to see the language they used to […]
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Dana Balter wins support of CNY activist groups in race for Congress
A coalition of central New York activist organizations is supporting Dana Balter in the 24th Congressional District race. Knit the 24th, which is aligned with the national Indivisible movement, announced Tuesday it has endorsed Balter, D-Syracuse, for Congress.
Former Auburn mayor among 16 CNY Democrats to endorse Dana Balter for Congress
Melina Carnicelli was the first woman elected mayor of Auburn. In 2020, she hopes Dana Balter will become the first woman elected to represent the city in Congress. Carnicelli is one of 16 current or former central New York Democratic elected officials who endorsed Balter, D-Syracuse, in the 24th Congressional District race. Balter’s campaign announced […]
Katko fails to fight abuse of power (Editorial)
The Legislative branch must take seriously its role of being a check on the executive branch. But if self-proclaimed independent and moderate representatives have no interest in standing up to a president from their own party who abuses power, our democracy is in serious peril.
House must vote to impeach President Trump (Editorial)
If the Senate acquits, as is likely, the president’s power will truly be unbound. That transcends partisan politics. That should worry all Americans. Rep. John Katko has said he will vote “no” on impeaching the president. That is a mistake, and history will judge it harshly.
Balter: Katko must hold Trump to account for ‘egregious abuse of power’ (Commentary)
Our democracy and our national security are in the midst of a very serious crisis. We need our leaders in Washington, D.C., to stand up for the rule of law and defend our Constitution and our country. Unfortunately, once again, Congressman John Katko is failing to do his job, instead preferring to play the role […]
Veterans pressure Rep. John Katko on impeachment with $111K ad campaign
A coalition of veterans groups has launched a $111,000 TV ad campaign that urges Rep. John Katko “to put country over party” when it comes to considering the impeachment of President Donald Trump. Katko has declined to say whether Trump’s actions were appropriate. But he said the whistleblower’s complaint against Trump and subsequent testimony to congressional committees […]