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Anna Sale

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Weiner, Spitzer Lead in City Races: Poll

Monday, July 15, 2013

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner topped the poll of Democratic mayoral candidates — and Eliot Spitzer is leading the race for comptroller.

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This Week in Politics: Spitzer Circus, NJ Dune Decision

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The race for city comptroller got a lot more interesting this week, and together Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner sucked up all the oxygen in city politics. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court handed Gov. Chris Christie mixed rulings on his vision for development in the Garden State. 

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The Limits of the City Comptroller's Toolbox

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer launched his run for city comptroller with a promise to renew his efforts to reign in Wall Street excess.
But he would have a much more limited set of tools in that position.

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Key Question in NYC 2013: What Can Voters Forgive?

Monday, July 08, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his intentions to run for city comptroller with a plea for forgiveness from voters. But he's not alone.

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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Celebrate At Stonewall Inn

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The fight for gay rights got its start in the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969. On Wednesday, the Stonewall Inn opened early so patrons could await the Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage.

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Labor's Allegiance Split in NYC Mayoral Race

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn picked up the endorsement Tuesday of 32BJ, a big regional union that represents cleaning workers, doormen and security guards.

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Lhota Applauds Bloomberg's School Reforms

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The day after the city's teacher's union endorsed Democrat Bill Thompson for mayor, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota presented himself as the choice for voters skeptical of the union.

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Open Phones: A Mayoral Race Check-In

Thursday, June 20, 2013

After weeks of campaigning, dozens of forums, and a slew of endorsements, the 2013 mayor's race is beginning to take shape. With 81 days until the primary, WNYC's politics team, reporters Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin, join Brian to discuss the race and we open the phones and ask: Have you made up your mind? Why? What's been the most interesting story line of the race so far? If you haven't decided, what are you waiting to hear? Call 212-433-9692 or post your mayoral-race take below! 

→ Resources: Brian Lehrer Candidate Interviews | Mayor Tracker 2013 | Decide NYC Endorsement Database

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UFT Backs Thompson, Putting Major Unions At Odds: Your Guide to What it Means

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WNYC

For the candidates, union backing can be an important seal of approval on their policies, and for the unions with the mobilization muscle, an important turnout machine.

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Muslim New Yorkers Sue over NYPD Surveillance

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A group of Muslim New Yorkers is suing the NYPD over police surveillance in mosques and Muslim organizations. The federal lawsuit alleges that the NYPD violated the constitution by targeting law-abiding Muslims for surveillance and asks that any records collected from the surveillance be destroyed.

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Quinn Forcefully Declares Herself the Dem with Results

Monday, June 17, 2013

Council Speaker Christine Quinn started the week with a one-two punch in her campaign for mayor. First, she gave a speech in which she questioned whether her opponents' credentials stacked up to her record. Then, she rolled out an endorsement from the Teamsters. 

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Map | FEMA Scales Back Flood Zones After Controversy

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.

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TWIP: Christie-crats Take NJ, Records Rock NYC

Saturday, June 15, 2013

WNYC

Democrats are lining up for a primary battle in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Christie is "slow jamming" the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and scooping up support for his reelection from unlikely sources: Democrats dubbed "Christie-crats."

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Anthony Weiner Wins Over Crowd at Post-Sandy Forum

Friday, June 14, 2013

Two days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his post-Sandy resiliency plan to the city, the Democratic candidates for mayor gathered at a Queens forum before an audience that was highly critical of the mayor's record.

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Bored By the Mayoral Debate? Check Out These Ideas.

Friday, June 14, 2013

WNYC

It's summer and the mayoral candidates have gotten into a bit of a rut. The Center for an Urban Future and NYU's Wagner School of Public Service want to mix up the debate, and they looked outside New York to do it.

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Municipal Unions Rally Against Bloomberg, Without Unity on Next Mayor

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Thousands of city workers crowded the sidewalks around City Hall at a rally on Wednesday and blasted their problems with the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and they unequivocally declared that they see the next mayoral election as a chance to reject the status quo.

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Mayor Details Climate Plan, Including New Neighborhood

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his  wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.

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In NJ Senate Race, GOP Field Sparse as Democrats Crowd In

Monday, June 10, 2013

All the candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey have gotten their signature petitions in, and it's a crowded field. On the Democratic side, there's a celebrity mayor, two long-serving Congressmen, and the Speaker of the state assembly. On the Republican side, the best known-candidate is a former mayor who has lost two statewide races, but he's got Tea Party credentials in his right pocket.

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Booker's Senate Bid Sees Support in the Suburbs, Skepticism in Newark

Monday, June 10, 2013

A day after announcing his bid for U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was greeted like a rock star at North Jersey Pride in Maplewood on Sunday.

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Vito Lopez: I'm Resigning Monday

Friday, May 17, 2013

Facing expulsion, the once-powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez said Saturday he'd resign Monday, at 9 am.  Word, which came in a rare Saturday press release from Sheldon Silver, came only after Silver himself faced increasing pressure to step down from his leadership post.

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