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AFSCME Backs Locals', Will Commit Resources for Barron in Congressional Battle

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

One of the country's largest public labor unions said on Tuesday that it would spend money on behalf of Congressional candidate and Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron.

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First Meeting of All the Potential Mayoral Candidates Focuses on Women and Minority Businesses

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The field of candidates looking to run for mayor next year took the stage on Tuesday for the first time to as a group. The event was a conference on the current state and potential future of minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) in the city.

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State Lawmakers Agree to Crack Down on Domestic Violence Offenders

Monday, June 11, 2012

Law makers in Albany have come to an agreement on a series of bills aimed at combating domestic violence, including one that cracks down on repeat offenders.

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'Viper' Barron's Congressional Bid Denounced, Called the 'David Duke of New York City'

Monday, June 11, 2012

At a time when political candidates are holding press events to tout endorsements, a group of elected leaders met in front of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan on Monday to denounce a candidate for Congress, Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron.

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Halloran on Opponents: None Have 'Have Real Private Sector Job Experience"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Now that Councilman Dan Halloran has got the EMP threat addressed, he's working to tie his three potential opponents to the controversial comments made by the President over the weekend.

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10 Days Left, Many Legislative Issues Remain Unresolved

Monday, June 11, 2012

Lawmakers plan on leaving for the summer on June 21, but they continue to be gridlocked on some issues, such as raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 an hour, and offering tax breaks to small businesses as an incentive to create more jobs.

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Councilman Dan Halloran Vows to Join Congressional EMP Caucus

Monday, June 11, 2012

Electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, may not be tops on most peoples national security threats, but if Councilman Dan Halloran makes it to Congress from the 6th District in Queens, he's vowing to join the official caucus in the House fighting to prevent an EMP attack.

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Clinton Backs Maloney in NY18 Democratic Primary

Monday, June 11, 2012

Former President Bill Clinton threw his weight behind former aide Sean Patrick in the five-way Democratic race to challenge Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth in the new 18th Congressional district in the Hudson Valley. 

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Despite Low Turnout, NY Voter Registration Changes Unlikely

Monday, June 11, 2012

In an effort to bring more voters to the polls, politicians and activists are proposing to make the voter registration process easier. But the legislative session ends in June 19, leaving little time for the proposal to be passed or be in effect in time for the election in November.

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This Week in Politics: Decriminalizing Small Amounts of Pot, Genting Donations and Christie Backs Walker

Saturday, June 09, 2012

On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters discuss the top political stories from the week, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that affect New Yorkers.

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Barron and Jefferies Square Off, Politely, in East New York Congressional Debate

Friday, June 08, 2012

East New Yorker residents filled the rows of a local movie theater on Thursday night to watch what could have been an explosive debate between the two Democratic candidates for Congress in the 8th district in Brooklyn. Instead, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron spoke congenially about their respective platform, records and positions on issues affecting those in attendance.

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UPDATED: Espaillat Camp Says It Never Received an Endorsement Invite from the Amsterdam News

Friday, June 08, 2012

A day after accusing state senator Adriano Espaillat of ignoring its endorsement meeting announcement, the Espaillat campaign is saying they never got it.

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Espaillat, in DC, Touts Anti 'Stop-and-Frisk' Efforts

Thursday, June 07, 2012

State Senator and 13th Congressional district candidate Adriano Espaillat took the opportunity to tout his trip with other New York elected officials to Washington, DC today. Senate Dems are bringing their opposition to the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy to the nation’s capital.

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The Amsterdam News Makes Its Picks in Congressional Primaries

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Congressional incumbents and one incumbent-backed candidate received endorsements from the New York Amsterdam News on Thursday afternoon.

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Controversy Overshadows Ethics Hearing

Thursday, June 07, 2012

A lobby group closely associated with Governor Andrew Cuomo was the elephant in the room during a hearing by the state ethics commission on new rules for donor disclosure.

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Dem Congressional Candidates Barron, Jefferies to Debate in East New York

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries will face off for the second time on Thursday evening in the heart of Barron's city council district.

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Grace Meng, Flushing's Favorite Daughter, Wants to Bring Her Nice-Gal Politics to Washington

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Besides winning the straw poll for political Ms. Congeniality, Assemblywoman Grace Meng’s immigrant family and political do-it-yourself background has positioned her as the aspirational candidate in the Democratic primary for the 6th Congressional district in Queens.

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State Senator Espaillat Snags TWU Endorsement for Congressional Bid

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

While Congress Charles Rangel was leaving city hall—sans walker—after receiving the endorsement form Comptroller John Liu, one of his opponents in the primary battle in the new 13th Congressional district, state Senator Adriano Espaillat, was in the uptown offices of Transport Workers Union Local 100, receiving his own endorsement.

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Updated: Racial Separatist Writings Resurface in NY17 GOP Contest

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The Republican primary campaign in New York’s redrawn 17th Congressional district in Rockland and Westchester Counties is getting ugly — and personal. 

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NYC's Embattled Comprtroller Liu Backs Formerly Embattled Congressman Rangel for Reelection

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Calling Congressman Charles Rangel someone who generations of Americans and New Yorkers look to “as a role model”, New York City Comptroller John Liu announced his support for Rangel in his fight to win the June 26 Democratic primary election.

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