Six years ago, City Councilman Charles Barron and Congressman Ed Towns were in a bitter battle for Towns' seat. But on Monday afternoon, the two Brooklyn politicians stood together Barron’s East New York campaign headquarters, hands held up above their heads as a group of supporters cheered behind them.
Five candidates for the 6th Congressional district faced off on Thursday night in Queens at a debate in Fresh Meadows. Huddled into the back room of the Christ Lutheran Church, the candidates took questions from the few dozen attendees on a range of issues, including medical marijuana, infrastructure spending and ballot access.
On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch New Yorkers.
With 2-1/2 weeks left in the legislative session, those in favor of raising New York’s minimum wage are still pushing to get the bill passed this session.
Los Premios Latino Espanol (The Global Spanish Latino Awards) are set to endow Congressman Charles Rangel--whose Puerto Rican ancestry has been the subject for a series of recent articles--with a lifetime achievement award tomorrow.
Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran weighed in about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest idea to curb obesity and asked the mayor to retract his proposal to ban large sugary drinks from being sold in the city's restaurants, theaters and delis.
The day after calling on MTA CEO Joseph Lhota to take action against a supervisor who allegedly licked a female employment, State Senator and 13th Congressional district candidate Adriano Espaillat stood with members of the transit workers union to call for stronger safeguards against harassment in the workplace.
City Councilwoman and Queens Congressional candidate Elizabeth Crowley weighed in on the anemic jobs report out this morning. The economy had its worst job showing in the past year, with only 69,000 jobs added in May and the unemployment rate nationally crept up a point to 8.2 percent.
It appears that the race to replace disgraced former state senator Car Kruger in the 27th District is over ― and the winner of the special election is Republican David Storobin.
Three weeks before the primary election day, Brooklyn Assemblyman and Congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries dropped out of a debate in his district because of the inclusion of two non-Democratic candidates.
Governor Andrew Cuomo is attempting to revive New York’s iconic “I Love New York” tourism campaign with some new ads. The governor says the state not been aggressive enough in its promotions in recent years. But there are going to be some changes in the ad campaign ― the red heart, for one, is out.
New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch is reportedly leaving the door open for a 2013 mayoral run.
Call it the New York City Mayors for Rangel: Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Ed Koch both lent their support to Congressman Charles Rangel's reelection campaign on Wednesday, the campaign announced.
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Governor Andrew Cuomo's sky-high approval rating has reached a new zenith: at 71 percent, Cuomo's now second only to former governor George Pataki's approval rating just after September 11, 2001.
It's a day of dueling endorsements: Just hours after Assemblywoman Grace Meng's campaign received the backing of Congressman Gary Ackerman, her assembly colleague Rory Lancman stood with former New York City public advocate Mark Green to receive his blessing as the candidate for Congress in the 6th district in Queens.