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Brigid Bergin

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Bills To Curb NYPD Head To Full Council

Monday, June 24, 2013

WNYC

The City Council voted Monday to bring two bills aimed at increasing oversight of the NYPD to a full floor vote later this week. The "motion to discharge" is a rare procedural move that allows a bill sponsor along with other Council members to bypass the committee process.

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Mayor, Kelly Clash With Council Over Bills to Curb Stop and Frisk

Monday, June 24, 2013

WNYC

A coalition of City Council members is pushing for a vote on two bills that would create greater oversight of the NYPD as part of a curbing of stop and frisk, despite strong opposition from the Bloomberg administration.

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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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De Blasio, Quinn Spar at Mayoral Debate Over Kelly

Thursday, June 20, 2013

WNYC

The seven Democrats running for mayor of New York City traded barbs at a debate televised on Wednesday with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn engaging in some of the harshest exchanges.

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Investigation Shows Politicians Profit off Foreclosure Sales

Monday, June 17, 2013

WNYC

When New York State Senator John Sampson was arrested last month for allegedly embezzling $440,000 from foreclosure sales, the curtain pulled back on a little known corner of the state’s justice system – the job of foreclosure referee.

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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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Lever Bill Requires Board of Elections to Declare Incompetence

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

WNYC

A new bill to bring back the old mechanical lever voting machines would require the New York City Board of Elections to declare that it's incapable of running a timely election on the current optical scanners. 

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With Newcomers Scarce, Thompson Backed by Black Political Establishment

Monday, June 03, 2013

WNYC

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson got a nod from two powerful members of the city’s African American political establishment on Monday – but absent from the event were members of the newer generation of leadership.

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Independent Expenditures To Influence Local Elections

Friday, May 31, 2013

WNYC

While it's a relatively new phenomenon for local elections, in the last presidential race groups with names like Restore our Future and Priorities USA Action spent hundreds of millions of dollars influence its outcome. But now a developer-related group is vowing to spend $10 million to influence local City Council races.

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Albany Leaders Reluctantly Open to Lever Voting

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

WNYC

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver aren't ruling out a plan to bring back the lever voting machines for the September New York City elections, since the Board of Elections says the new scanners can't accommodate a run-off within two weeks of a primary.

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A Tale of Two Voting Machines

Friday, May 24, 2013

WNYC

A plan to bring back lever voting machines is picking up steam in Albany. Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would use the old machines for the upcoming primary and run-off elections in September. But that plan has a twist.

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Tax Report Shows Bloomberg Acquired Properties, Collected Royalties Last Year

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg owns 13 properties including two new lots he bought in Southampton last year. That's among the details gleaned from a specially prepared version of his 2012 personal tax forms.

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Anthony Weiner: I'm In Race for Mayor

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WNYC

Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Election Conference Makes NY Look Old School

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WNYC

At Columbia University this week, elections experts from around the country gathered to discuss the latest techniques in voting -- early voting, online registration -- the kinds of things that make elections more modern and efficient. But in New York, officials are talking about precisely the opposite. They're talking about bringing back the old lever machines.

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On The Path to City Hall

Monday, May 20, 2013

Brigid Bergin, WNYC reporter, talks about the latest in the mayoral race, including campaign finance and talks of whether Anthony Weiner might become an official candidate. Also, Andrew Wolf, contributing editor for The New York Sun, and Editor and Publisher of the Bronx Press Review and Riverdale Review newspapers in Bronx County, talks about his piece urging Anthony Weiner to run and his view that Weiner will add energy to the Democratic ticket for mayor.

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Why Money Raised for Mayoral Bids Is Deceiving

Thursday, May 16, 2013

WNYC

Democrat Bill Thompson had the biggest haul of all the mayoral candidates this filing period — but because of the city's campaign finance rules, those numbers are deceiving.

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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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Sampson Corruption Scandal Hits Home for One Family

Thursday, May 09, 2013

William Easterling and his wife used to own 165 Forbell Street, a two-family home in Brooklyn on the border of Cypress Hills and Ozone Park. The couple raised their four kids there. But they haven’t lived there in almost 20 years.

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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.

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