Francis Barry

12/29/2016 - 12:00pm

    "Pottersville is closer to how we live now than Bedford Falls."

    Mary Owen, youngest daughter of the "It's a Wonderful Life" co-star Donna Reed, is sitting in the Washington Square Diner in Greenwich Village. Across the street, a sold-out house is watching the film in a...

11/23/2016 - 12:00am

    One of the longest lines on Election Day wasn't to cast a ballot. It was to place an "I Voted" sticker, and get a celebratory photo taken, at Susan B. Anthony's in Rochester, New York. But one of the reasons Hillary Clinton lost the election, failing to realize the suffragettes'...

10/17/2016 - 9:00am

    The New York Young Republican Club gathered to watch Sunday night's presidential debate at Madison Square Tavern, near Penn Station. The club opted for a different location than the first debate watch, held next to a gentlemen's cabaret called Lace. A little advance work can go a long way.

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03/13/2016 - 10:00am

    Much has been made about Donald Trump winning primaries in different regions of the country. But after 23 states and Puerto Rico have held nominating contests, Trump has yet to win 50 percent in any of them. It's rare for a candidate to go this deep into a primary...

10/30/2014 - 2:26pm

   A fear has spread across the U.S. that has nothing to do with Ebola. White hazmats suits will be popular on Halloween, but on election day, many voters will be most frightened by the prospect of those in black robes who don't share their political...

03/20/2014 - 2:09pm

    House Democrats seem to have fallen in love with the discharge petition this year. A rarely used - and almost never successful - procedural gambit, the discharge petition allows a bill to move out of committee and onto the floor if it is signed by a majority of House members. Conventional wisdom holds that...

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