01/08/15 4:08pm
 COURTESY PHOTO |Newly elected US Congressman Lee Zeldin.

COURTESY PHOTO | Newly elected US Congressman Lee Zeldin.

Lee Zeldin was given a golden opportunity Sunday.

Appearing on Fox News two days before being sworn in, the freshman Congressman from Shirley was asked about a speech that current House majority whip Steve Scalise had given years earlier to a group of white supremacists in Louisiana, while he was serving in that state’s House of Representatives. (more…)

10/20/14 10:00am
GRANT PARPAN PHOTO |  Republican state Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns at the podium as they fielded questions by moderator Denise Civiletti last Wednesday night in Riverhead.

GRANT PARPAN PHOTO |
Republican state Senator Lee Zeldin (left) and Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop (right) took turns at the podium as they fielded questions by moderator Denise Civiletti last Wednesday night in Riverhead.

The roles at a political debate are simple and well-defined.

The moderator asks the questions. The candidates answer them. The audience reacts respectfully. (more…)