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Former Friend Says Boston Suspect Had 'Air of Power,' Was 'Intense'

Friday, April 19, 2013

A suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing who was shot dead after a police standoff on Friday had an “air of power” and an intensity that could frighten, his former friend told WNYC.

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Why Don't New Yorkers Vote?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

In 1953, 93 percent of voters in New York City cast ballots. In the last mayoral election, 28 percent of voters did. But before you start wringing your hands, consider these reasons why.

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NY Dems Willing to Consider Weiner for Mayor: Poll

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

If former Congressman Anthony Weiner decides to run for mayor, he'll be the No. 2 Democrat. That's the finding of a new NBC New York-Marist poll that shows him nine points behind the frontrunner Christine Quinn and ahead of all the other Democrats.

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Are Attacks on Quinn Having An Effect?

Saturday, April 13, 2013


This week in politics, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn came under fire from animal rights activists and some union members, and her poll numbers ticked down. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner emerged to tell all -- and perhaps run for Mayor. And John Liu got a chilly reception from business leaders, a week before two of his former campaign staffers go on trial for illegal fundraising.


What's the Matter With Albany?

Thursday, April 11, 2013


So, what is the deal up there? Is there more graft, unseemly behavior, and backroom dealings in the state capital, or does it just feel that way?

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After Scandals, Cuomo Wants to Expand Powers to Prosecute Corruption

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Back-to-back corruption cases involving state lawmakers have put Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the awkward position of defending Albany culture under his watch while admitting more needs to be done. To start, he said, corruption should be easier to prosecute in New York.

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Placing Blame on NYC, Cuomo Calls for Sweeping Political Reform While Defending Albany

Monday, April 08, 2013

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is both calling for reform—and defending the political culture of Albany—after legislators were arrested in two separate corruption cases last week.


Wiretaps in the Capitol

Friday, April 05, 2013


This week, two bribery scandals rocked New York politics. In one, a sitting State Assemblyman cooperated with federal prosecutors as an informant. And that's got WNYC’s Anna Sale looking into how unusual it is to have a lawmaker wearing a wire in a state capitol.


Another Political Scandal Ensnares New York Politicians

Thursday, April 04, 2013


For the second time this week, a bribery scandal has ensnared elected officials in New York. On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, who they say accepted cash bribes to help businessmen set up an adult day care center in the Bronx.

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Scandal Forces Candidates to Confront Issue of Corruption

Wednesday, April 03, 2013


A corruption scandal is rippling through the New York City Mayor's race. A day after federal prosecutors indicted six people for conspiring to place Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith on the Republican ballot for mayor, candidates in the current field are working to distance themselves from from the lurid tales of money and politics that prosecutors laid out.

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N.Y. State Senator Caught Up In Bribery Probe

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Six politicians, including state Senator Malcolm Smith and a New York City councilman, were arrested Tuesday on charges of trying to buy a spot for Smith on the ballot in this year's New York City mayoral race. Smith has said he is innocent.


Slamming Oversight, Lhota Says City Needs to 'Un-Handcuff' NYPD

Monday, April 01, 2013

Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota says Council Speaker Christine Quinn's support for a new police Inspector General is "reckless and dangerous."


Quinn's Tough Week to Continue with Paid Sick Leave Hearing

Thursday, March 21, 2013

It’s already been a tough week for Council Speaker Christine Quinn, whose support of an NYPD Inspector General drew the ire of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. And on Friday, she’ll be facing more heat - this time from the Democratic side. A paid sick leave bill that Quinn doesn’t support gets a public hearing for the first time this campaign season on Friday, and it comes the week after two other cities passed similar laws.

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Liu Announces Mayoral Run Amid Crowds of Supporters

Sunday, March 17, 2013

City Comptroller John Liu announced he is joining the crowded field of Democratic mayoral hopefuls in a chaotic scene at City Hall on Sunday. Hundreds of supporters crammed in to stand behind him as he announced, and others were moved to overflow areas, which forced Liu to deliver his speech twice.


How Much the Mayoral Candidates Have Raised – and Have Left to Spend

Friday, March 15, 2013

Republican Joe Lhota raised more than $729,000 in his first two months in the race, the most of any Democrat or Republican in the field during this filing period. But fundraising totals are just one barometer of a candidate’s formidability, given the city’s complicated public campaign financing system.


Lhota Raises Big Money with Big Checks

Friday, March 15, 2013

In the first two months of his campaign for mayor, Republican Joe Lhota raised $729,987, according to records filed Friday with the city Campaign Fiance Board. Lhota, the former MTA Chairman, listed his occupation as “unemployed” on the filing, but his campaign got a boost from his former colleagues at Cablevision and in the Giuliani administration, as well as real estate interests.


'No Guarantee' City Can Handle Run-off as Scheduled, Election Officials Testify

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A potential run-off in citywide elections this year could be a disaster, elections officials told the City Council Thursday. Board of Elections officials also argued that chronic underfunding is partially to blame for some of the recent problems at city polls.


Azi and Anna Assess the Mayoral Field

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The election season is heating up, with a full slate of Democrats and Republicans trying to raise as much cash as possible in advance of the primaries. WNYC reporter Anna Sale and Azi Paybarah, political reporter for Capital New York, talk about the latest developments. Plus: What the recent unrest in East Flatbush around the shooting of Kimani Gray says about the state of community relations and the Bloomberg policing legacy. WNYC's Stephen Nessen joins briefly from East Flatbush to describe the community's reactions. 

→ WNYC Mayoral Resources: Mayor Tracker | Brian Interviews the Candidates

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Fake Website Mocks Christine Quinn’s Paid Sick Leave Stance

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Enter internet trickery into the 2013 mayoral campaign. A fake website is mocking Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s opposition to mandatory paid sick leave.

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NYC Women in Tech on Equality, Work-Life Balance

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This week on New Tech City, Anna Sale talks to women in New York City's tech scene about what they think of the messages coming down from on high.

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