Anna Sale

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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


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.


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. 


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


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."


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.


Bored By the Mayoral Debate? Check Out These Ideas.

Friday, June 14, 2013


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


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.


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.


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, cam...


Grocery Magnate Catsimatidis' Outsider, Establishment Campaign

Thursday, May 16, 2013

John Catsimatidis is super-rich, off-the-cuff, at times a little odd, and totally enmeshed in political life.

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This Week in Politics: Corruption and What Happens When Pols Speak Off the Cuff

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Joe Lhota calls Port Authority police officers "mall cops," as other candidates tap dance around the politics of bike lanes. And Corruption sweeps Albany. Again.

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As Corruption Scandal Widens, Black Political Leaders Reflect on Implications

Thursday, May 09, 2013

There’s a sense that the widening corruption probe is a sad end to what once seemed to be a promising moment for black political power in Albany.

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Names Revealed of Electeds Recorded in Corruption Probe

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

A federal judge has unsealed the names of elected officials recorded on a wire by ex-state Sen. Shirley Huntley — including six sitting state Senators and one current Councilman.

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Latest Corruption Arrest Erodes Power of Minority Politicians

Monday, May 06, 2013

Another lawmaker representing New York City in Albany has been indicted. This latest case is continues to weaken the power of New York City's delegation in the New York Senate, and to lawmakers representing communities of color in particular.


Another Legislator Served While Wearing a Wire, New Court Docs Show

Friday, May 03, 2013

Turns out there were at least two Albany lawmakers who wore wires for federal investigators last year. Former state Senator Shirley Huntley recorded meetings with seven other elected officials last summer, a court filing on Friday revealed.


Bloomberg Defends Legacy with Final Budget

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented a $69.8 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that contains about $800 million in one-time revenue and calls for reduced spending on edu...
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