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Campaign Workers Fan Out Across the City

Sunday, February 03, 2008

With two days to go before tri-state residents vote in presidential primaries, Hillary Clinton's campaign organized caravans up Broadway, at Columbus Circle, and in Washington Heights.

REPORTER: Small detachments of Barack Obama supporters also fanned out across the city today, trying to rally voters to the party primary polls. Manhattan retiree ...

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Daily News Endorses Hillary Clinton

Sunday, February 03, 2008

As tri-state area residents prepare to vote in presidential primaries on Tuesday, Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton has picked up an endorsement from The New York Daily News. The paper says her experience in the White House and tenure in the US Senate give her an edge over Illlinois Senator Barack ...

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Clinton Gets Support from Manhattan Latinos

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Clinton supporters plan to march from Herald Square to Columbus Circle Sunday. The New York Senator got support from a group of elected officials and Latinos in upper Manhattan Saturday night. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: It was one of numerous events being held throughout the weekend for both Clinton and ...

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New York's Latino Evangelicals Consider the Presidential Candidates

Sunday, February 03, 2008

The rhetoric about illegal immigration among Republican presidential candidates is eroding Latino support for the GOP, even among conservative Latino Christians. As part of the occasional series "Feet in Two Worlds", Lorenzo Morales, a reporter with El Diario/La Prensa, reports on New York's more than 50-thousand registered Latino Evangelical voters ...

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Alma Rangel Endorses Barack Obama

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel is one of Senator Hillary Clinton's strongest supporters. But his wife has endorsed Senator Barack Obama.

REPORTER: In a statement released Friday, Alma Rangel, said the Illinois Senator because he's part of a new generation of leaders who can transform the country. At a Latinos for Hillary ...

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Clinton and Obama Campaigns Rally around the City

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Supporters of both Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama held events throughout the city this weekend ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries.

REPORTER: At Columbus Circle Saturday, about 300 exuberant Obama supporters turned out for a Women for Obama Rally. Manhattan resident Michelle Willens explained why she was there.

WILLENS: ...

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Campaign Theme Songs: A Tough Balance

Saturday, February 02, 2008

It’s not exactly the Grammys, but as the presidential field winnows down, so does the list of campaign theme songs that might – come November – be crowned the Winning Presidential Anthem of 2008. WNYC’s Siddhartha Mitter evaluates the contenders.

REPORTER: They say one way we pick a presidential candidate is ...

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Obama Campaign Sends Out Anti-Clinton Mailer

Friday, February 01, 2008

The campaign of Barack Obama has sent out a mailer attacking Hillary Clinton's health care plan.

Clinton supporters are saying the move is reminiscent of the 1990's ad that helped kill the universal health care plan then.

The mailer shows a couple at a kitchen table staring at a pile of bills, ...

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Big Loss for Atlantic Yards Opponents

Friday, February 01, 2008

A federal appeals court ruled eminent domain can be used to acquire property for the residential complex and sports arena.

The ruling leaves the 14 plaintiffs with one final option: to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to take on their case. They are hoping the justices will jump at the chance ...

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New Yorkers Gather to Watch Debate

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: Last night, dozens of people gathered at a Park Slope restaurant to watch the final Democratic debate before next week's presidential primary.

Hillary Clinton supporters organized the party at The Dram Shop, a local restaurant.

They were joined by other patrons - Obama supporters - as well as "undecideds."

Levar Yelverton said ...

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Congestion Pricing Plan Approved, Critics Remain

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg's plan to charge drivers to enter certain parts of Manhattan now goes to the City Council and possibly, the state legislature for approval.

Yesterday, a slightly altered version of the proposal got the overwhelming support of a state commission.

Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, a Democrat, was 1 of 2 ...

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Pier 40 Vote Delayed

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: The circus isn't coming to Pier 40 just yet.

A vote on the 2 redevelopment proposals for the Houston Street park has been delayed until March.

One plan would provide a permanent home for Cirque de Soleil. The other would mostly leave the pier as is, only adding playing fields and ...

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New Cash for Local Transportation

Friday, February 01, 2008

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will make the formal announcement this afternoon, during a scheduled appearance at Grand Central Terminal with Governor Spitzer.

Congressional aides say transit systems in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will receive more than $151 million in new grant money.

That's a more than 50% increase from ...

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Boos for "Green Carts" Plan

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: A group of elected officials and grocery store owners spoke against the plan to distribute 1,500 additional food vendor permits for so-called "Green Carts."

They worry bodegas will suffer because the carts will have lower prices, thank to less overhead.

But Joel Berg, of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, ...

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New Jersey Politics Wrap-Up

Friday, February 01, 2008

That was the sound of evening commuters heading home to New Jersey from the World Trade Center PATH station this week.

And what a week it was! Both the Republicans and Democrats saw major contenders drop out and the political landscape shift radically within a single news cycle.

With us now to ...

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Chance to Vote Again in NJ

Friday, February 01, 2008

If you live in New Jersey and have already voted in Tuesday's primary by absentee ballot, but your candidate is no longer in the running, you now have a chance to change your vote.

Voters must go to the county clerk's office by 3 pm Monday afternoon and sign an affidavit ...

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Anti-Terror Funding For New York Area

Friday, February 01, 2008

An additional $153 million is being earmarked this year to secure the subway and commuter rail lines.

The New York area will get 45% of the total national allocation for mass transit security. Governor Spitzer says the money will go for personnel, emergency preparedness drills, biochemical detectors, and more surveillance cameras.

SPITZER: ...

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Several GOP Officials in NJ Endorse McCain

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Several New Jersey Republican officials are following the lead of their former favorite, Rudy Giuliani, and endorsing John McCain for president. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

Leading the pack of Rudy supporters crossing over to McCain is Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Junior. The younger Kean joins the ranks of the ...

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Giuliani Disappoints Local Republicans

Thursday, January 31, 2008

When New York Republicans were trounced during last year's state races, they pinned their hopes to a Giuliani presidential candidacy as a way to prevent further losses.

The Democrats have closed the gap in the Republican majority Senate and hope to take over this year with all the senate seats up ...

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New Jersey Voters Remain Undecided

Thursday, January 31, 2008

That's presenting a real opportunity for the Garden State's first time voters.

WNYC's Bob Hennelly has more.

There are more independents in New Jersey than Democrats and Republicans combined.

Ramapo College student Tom Magatey is one of them. He has his absentee ballot, but he's still still going back and forth over which ...

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