I cover politics for The Wall Street Journal. I'm good at weaseling my way to the front of a gaggle. erica.orden@wsj.com

Mr. Bharara Goes to Albany

wsj.com — ALBANY-Preet Bharara, the person who has had perhaps the biggest impact on New York state politics in recent memory, upended life in the capital without ever setting foot in it. That is about to change. On Monday, the Manhattan U.S. attorney will visit Albany for the first time since taking office, giving a pair of public remarks on public...
Feb 05, 2016

With Preet's first trip to Albany since taking office, NY lawmakers hold mixed views about having him in their midst on.wsj.com/1Qhzc5h

Feb 05, 2016

RT @eorden: With Preet's first trip to Albany since taking office, NY lawmakers hold mixed views about having him in their midst on.wsj.com/1Qhzc5h

Feb 05, 2016

Assemblyman @SteveMcNY plans to revive his "Preet in the Seat" puppet, this time w Preet's head atop a Ken doll body wsj.com/articles/mr-bh…

Feb 05, 2016

U.S. Attorney @PreetBharara upended NY state politics without ever setting foot in Albany. That's about to change. on.wsj.com/1Qhzc5h

Feb 05, 2016

NYS Assemblyman Brian Kolb, on Preet in Albany: “If you really don’t like him being around, then fix the place.” on.wsj.com/1Qhzc5h

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Cuomo’s Fading Memoir

wsj.com — After dismal sales and tepid reviews, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo 's memoir will endure one more slight: It won't be published in paperback. The decision by Mr. Cuomo's publisher, HarperCollins, isn't unexpected-the hardcover edition of "All Things Possible: Setbacks and Success in Politics and Life" suffered anemic sales.
Feb 03, 2016

NEW: The advance on Cuomo's book was $1 million. It sold so poorly that now HarperCollins won't publish in paperback on.wsj.com/1JZeISa

Feb 03, 2016

Since Oct. 2014, Cuomo's book has sold 3,000 copies. Now, HarperCollins has decided against publishing in paperback. wsj.com/articles/cuomo…

Feb 03, 2016

RT @eorden: NEW: The advance on Cuomo's book was $1 million. It sold so poorly that now HarperCollins won't publish in paperback on.wsj.com/1JZeISa

Feb 03, 2016

RT @eorden: Since Oct. 2014, Cuomo's book has sold 3,000 copies. Now, HarperCollins has decided against publishing in paperback. wsj.com/articles/cuomo…

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Todd Kaminsky Seeks N.Y. State Senate Seat Vacated by Dean Skelos

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. New York State Assemblyman is a Democrat and former federal prosecutor intent on rooting out corruption in Albany New York State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky on Sunday said he would run for the Long Island state senate seat vacated by former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, who was convicted in December of public-corruption charges.
Jan 31, 2016

Former federal prosecutor @toddkaminsky seeks to claim a seat vacated by a lawmaker felled by federal prosecutors wsj.com/articles/todd-…

Ethics Panel Tightens Lobbying Rules

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Stricter disclosure requirements prompt First Amendment concerns New York political consultants' contact with the media will be treated as lobbying that requires public disclosure under measures approved by the state ethics commission on Tuesday, prompting an immediate backlash centered on First Amendment concerns.
Jan 27, 2016

“JCOPE is supposed to clean up Albany, not create solutions to problems that don’t exist," @risabheller said. wsj.com/articles/ethic…

Jan 27, 2016

NYCLU: "It should be obvious" that the new JCOPE standards are "intimidating to both journalists and advocates." wsj.com/articles/ethic…

Jan 27, 2016

JCOPE spox:consultants won't have to report specific interactions w/media but must say if they engaged in "lobbying" wsj.com/articles/ethic…

Jan 27, 2016

RT @jdawsey1: “JCOPE is supposed to clean up Albany, not create solutions to problems that don’t exist," @risabheller said. wsj.com/articles/ethic…

Jan 27, 2016

RT @jdawsey1: “JCOPE is supposed to clean up Albany, not create solutions to problems that don’t exist," @risabheller said. wsj.com/articles/ethic…

Proposed Disclosure Rule in Albany Riles Political Consultants

wsj.com — "To the esteemed members of the New York Press Corps," the email read, if the state ethics commission "has its way, this note will have to be reported to the government." The letter, sent earlier this month from a group of Republican consultants, was intended to set off alarms. And it did, intensifying an already vivid debate in New York...
Jan 25, 2016

A proposal to classify communication btwn NY political consultants & media as lobbying has set off alarms in Albany wsj.com/articles/propo…

Jan 25, 2016

RT @eorden: A proposal to classify communication btwn NY political consultants & media as lobbying has set off alarms in Albany https://t.c…

Jan 25, 2016

RT @eorden: Should a political consultant pitching a newspaper's editorial board count as lobbying? In New York state, it might: wsj.com/articles/propo…

Jan 25, 2016

Should a political consultant pitching a newspaper's editorial board count as lobbying? In New York state, it might: wsj.com/articles/propo…

Jan 26, 2016

RT @rebeccadobrien: Proposed Albany ethics rule to disclose consultants' contact with the press riles some, via @eorden @WSJNY on.wsj.com/1PhC3i5

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Attorneys for Former Assembly Speaker Silver Ask for Acquittal, New Trial

wsj.com — Attorneys for Sheldon Silver, the convicted former New York state Assembly speaker, on Thursday filed motions for acquittal and for a new trial, saying the government failed to prove certain charges and, alternately, that "no rational juror could find the charges proven beyond a reasonable doubt."
Jan 22, 2016

Attorneys for Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Ask for Acquittal, New Trial - WSJ wsj.com/articles/attor…

Jan 22, 2016

Shelly's lawyers say Glenwood donation evidence "invited the jury to conclude that NY politics is awash with money." wsj.com/articles/attor…

Jan 22, 2016

RT @eorden: Shelly's lawyers say Glenwood donation evidence "invited the jury to conclude that NY politics is awash with money." wsj.com/articles/attor…

Jan 22, 2016

Attorneys for Former Assembly Speaker Silver Ask for Acquittal, New Trial via @wsj, @eorden wsj.com/articles/attor…

Jan 22, 2016

Shelly's attys call Glenwood evidence "inflammatory." “Campaign contributions are a divisive & controversial topic." on.wsj.com/1PJeZ8g

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Nominates Former Aide as Banking Regulator

wsj.com — After a tumultuous transition period for New York's top banking regulator, the Department of Financial Services is set to receive a new superintendent with close ties to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. On Thursday, the governor nominated Maria Vullo, an attorney who worked for Mr. Cuomo as one of his top deputies in the state attorney general's office, to head DFS, ending a monthslong search to replace the agency's founding superintendent,...
Jan 21, 2016

After tumultuous transition period for NY’s top banking regulator, DFS to get new head with close ties to Cuomo: wsj.com/articles/n-y-g…

Jan 21, 2016

RT @eorden: After tumultuous transition period for NY’s top banking regulator, DFS to get new head with close ties to Cuomo: wsj.com/articles/n-y-g…

Jan 21, 2016

RT @eorden: After tumultuous transition period for NY’s top banking regulator, DFS to get new head with close ties to Cuomo: wsj.com/articles/n-y-g…

Jan 21, 2016

Cuomo's pick for DFS caps tumultuous transition period & search process that included more than a dozen candidates wsj.com/articles/n-y-g…

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Governors Spoke Privately About Bridge Controversy

wsj.com — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week to complain about a Cuomo appointee's handling of a growing controversy over traffic pattern changes on the George Washington Bridge, a person familiar with the matter said.
Jan 19, 2016

WSJ story on call from Christie to Cuomo telling Foye to back off Bridgegate wsj.com/articles/SB100… gets new deets politico.com/story/2016/01/…

Jan 19, 2016

RT @eorden: WSJ story on call from Christie to Cuomo telling Foye to back off Bridgegate wsj.com/articles/SB100… gets new deets politico.com/story/2016/01/…

Jan 19, 2016

RT @eorden: WSJ story on call from Christie to Cuomo telling Foye to back off Bridgegate wsj.com/articles/SB100… gets new deets politico.com/story/2016/01/…

Jan 20, 2016

And here's what he said when we originally reported it 2 years ago. Hint: it's not a denial wsj.com/articles/SB100… twitter.com/ZackFinkNews/s…

Cuomo: New Yorkers Not ‘Judgmental’ Like Cruz

blogs.wsj.com — Sen. Ted Cruz's attack on " New York values" has attracted the ire of a prominent New Yorker: Gov. Andrew Cuomo. In three TV interviews on Friday, the morning after the most recent GOP presidential debate, Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, excoriated Mr. Cruz, the Texas senator, for his comments the previous evening.
Jan 15, 2016

Cuomo: New Yorkers not 'judgmental, negative and hostile, the way Cruz was." on.wsj.com/1UV2hHc

Jan 15, 2016

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: “I find myself, for once, in agreement with Donald Trump." on.wsj.com/1UV2hHc

Jan 15, 2016

Gov. Cuomo: New Yorkers not 'judgmental' like Ted Cruz on.wsj.com/1UV2hHc via @WSJPolitics

Jan 15, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz’s attack on “ New York values” has attracted the ire of a prominent New Yorker: Gov. Andrew Cuomo blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2016/…

Jan 15, 2016

Gov. Cuomo: New Yorkers not 'judgmental' like Ted Cruz on.wsj.com/1UV2hHc via @WSJPolitics

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New York City Mayor’s Ideas Are Echoed in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Speech

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Several of the proposals and initiatives touted in State of the State mirrored those already undertaken by Mayor Bill de Blasio ALBANY-First, New York Gov.
Jan 13, 2016

Cuomo sent de Blasio world scrambling with ideas to make mayor pay more. But gov also embraced many de Blasio items: wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Jan 13, 2016

De Blasio's ideas echoed in Cuomo speech, but mayor also finds himself broadsided and scrambling on budget: wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Jan 13, 2016

RT @jdawsey1: De Blasio's ideas echoed in Cuomo speech, but mayor also finds himself broadsided and scrambling on budget: wsj.com/articles/new-y…

Jan 13, 2016

New York City mayor’s ideas are echoed in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s speech @jdawsey1 @eorden wsj.com/articles/new-y… via WSJ

Jan 14, 2016

"The mayor appeared to be in a good mood." NYC mayor’s ideas are echoed in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s speech on.wsj.com/1l948vT via @WSJ

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Feb 07, 2016

RT @nravitz: Huge respect for @madeleine but I resent this. I'm confident we WILL see a woman president; can be picky about who twitter.com/nytvideo/statu…

Feb 07, 2016

PSA for everyone who watched the Super Bowl exclusively for Beyonce: Pitch Perfect is on NBC now.

Feb 07, 2016

His voice sounds awful. I don't have anything funny to say about it. It just sounds bad.

Feb 07, 2016

Drug industry launching ad campaign aimed at federal and state lawmakers as they try to rein in prescription costs on.wsj.com/1QPoxBL

Feb 07, 2016

@rebeccadobrien sustainable pain management gets you less attention on Twitter

Feb 07, 2016

RT @jasongay: ...beyonce just finishing up early dinner at french laundry, texting chopper...


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