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Brigid Bergin

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Questions for de Blasio Include Role for Wife, Move to Gracie

Friday, November 08, 2013

WNYC

After 10 months on the campaign trail, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, are taking some well-earned time off after he appears at the Somos El Futuro conference in Puerto Rico this week. But with just eight weeks before someone hands him the keys to City Hall, there are conversations to be had, even if it’s while decompressing on the beach.

Here are five things Mayor-elect de Blasio may be mulling between now and Jan. 1.

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What You Need to Know About the de Blasio Transition Team

Thursday, November 07, 2013

After twelve years of Bloomberg, it's now up to Mayor-elect de Blasio to build a new team. Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter and Errol Louis, NY1 host, discuss the four people announced yesterday, and what it says about the new government.

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Today In Politics: De Blasio's Big Win Means a Big Mandate

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio romped last night, winning the vast majority of election precincts, no matter which racial group was dominant.

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Lhota Dancing in Harlem

Monday, November 04, 2013

WNYC

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota walked back and forth greeting voters on W. 125th Street in Harlem Monday, hoping to sway some last-minute supporters.

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Here's How to Vote on Election Day in NY & NJ

Monday, November 04, 2013

Tuesday November 5 is Election Day. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m in New York and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in New Jersey. Here's what you need to know about voting in New York or New Jersey.

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de Blasio Supporter Harry Belafonte: Koch Brothers Are Today's KKK

Monday, November 04, 2013

WNYC

"They are white supremacists. They are men of evil. They have names."

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This Week in Politics: Could Staten Island Go Democrat?

Saturday, November 02, 2013

WNYC

Staten Island has traditionally been a Republican stronghold.  Joe Lhota campaigned there Friday with the former Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.  But with Bill de Blasio looking at historic margins, there's a possibility all five boroughs might vote for the Democrat.  Plus — more on who's giving to Bill de Blasio, and how his campaign is getting less and less transparent.

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These Are the Six Questions on Your NY Ballot Tuesday

Friday, November 01, 2013

WNYC

On the front of the paper ballot, vote for candidates. But make sure to flip it over for six proposals that would in some way change the state Constitution.

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Voters Consider Las Vegas-style Casinos in New York

Friday, November 01, 2013

WNYC

Both sides are sounding off on a ballot measure that would expand casino gambling in New York State. Supporters say it would bring jobs and spur economic development upstate. Opponents say the proposal is misleading and when it comes to casinos only the house wins.

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Today in Politics: De Blasio Fends Off Complacency

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WNYC

Democrat Bill de Blasio continues to poll nearly 40 points ahead of Republican Joe Lhota in the race for mayor, with only five days left until Election Day. That's leading the de Blasio campaign to combat complacency in the final days, while making sure to carefully manage his message.

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De Blasio Wants to Revisit Green Cabs — But Why?

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said he wants to go "back to the drawing board" when it comes to outer borough taxis. But why? And what would this plan entail?

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This Week in Politics: From Warbucks to Megabucks

Saturday, October 26, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio is starting to reel in some serious money — behind closed doors. Hillary Clinton is holding a public campaign event in Virginia, but in New York, the press was barred. With a 40 percent gap in the polls, much of the city is beginning to think seriously about what Bill de Blasio will do as Mayor.  And Joe Lhota still can't stop stepping on his own message.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, and Brigid Bergin break it all down. 

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De Blasio Fills City Hall Steps For Immigration Reform And Optics

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

A day after a feisty mayoral debate, Bill de Blasio hit the stump Wednesday unshaken. The Democrat held a rally at City Hall on Wednesday to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. But the event was less about the issue and more about the optics.

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Today in Politics: Lhota Plans "Edgy" Two Weeks

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

WNYC

Joe Lhota came out swinging in Tuesday night’s mayoral debate. Still lagging by 40 points in the latest polls, it was a chance for the Republican to show he’s still a contender.

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Hillary Clinton Hosts De Blasio Fundraiser

Monday, October 21, 2013

WNYC

Bill de Blasio cashed in big with help from his old boss - Hillary Clinton. The former first lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and possible 2016 presidential candidate hosted a fundraiser for de Blasio in midtown Manhattan Monday night in what was a politically important evening for both Democrats.

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De Blasio, Lhota Split on Ad Strategy

Thursday, October 17, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral candidates Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio continue drawing distinctions between each other — this time in their ad strategies.

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This Week In Politics: Grand Canyons

Saturday, October 12, 2013

WNYC

Mayoral candidate Joe Lhota said this week a "Grand Canyon" separates him and Bill de Blasio in the polls.  The latest Marist poll shows more than 40 point between the candidates.  The race for New Jersey Governor has a similar, yawning gap.  But the polls are surprisingly close in the U.S. Senate race between Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Former Bogota Mayor Steve Lonegan.  In this edition of "This Week in Politics," WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin, and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.

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The Politics of Bill de Blasio’s Iran Watchlist

Friday, October 11, 2013

WNYC

As New York City’s Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio led organizing campaigns around a multitude of city issues – from stop and frisk to tenants’ rights. But in March 2012, de Blasio also made an unusual foray into foreign policy when he launched an online campaign targeting car companies that did business with Iran.

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Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes Tries for Comeback

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WNYC

Charles Hynes isn't letting go of the Brooklyn District Attorney's office without a fight. Despite losing the primary to Democrat Ken Thompson almost a month ago, Hynes officially launched his seventh re-election bid Tuesday on the Republican and Conservative lines.

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This Week in Politics: The Personal Is Political

Saturday, October 05, 2013

In the New York City mayor's race, polls this week showed Republican Joe Lhota has enormous ground to make up before the November 5th election. He's trailing Democrat Bill de Blasio by a 50-point margin. Still, both candidates are employed a similar strategy this week as they tried to paint the other as a radical outside the political mainstream.

We also learned more about Bill de Blasio's family life, with a peek at his wedding video, and an exclusive interview on WNYC about his father's suicide.

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