Colby Hamilton is a general assignment reporter. He originally joined WNYC as a political blogger. He's a proud graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The FBI released new video on Tuesday of the bike-riding bomber who set off an explosion at the armed forces recruiting center in Times Square in 2008.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The NSA's controversial surveillance programs are being credited with helping to stop two separate terror plots in New York City, government officials testified on Tuesday.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
A labor strike is entering its second month for one of the nation's largest free legal aid groups. More than 200 employees with Legal Services NYC called the strike after rejecting a contract they say includes benefit reductions and threats to job security.
Wednesday, June 05, 2013
An email uncovered by the Daily News shows that former assemblyman Vito Lopez's victims were unhappy with Speaker Sheldon Silver's handling of their case. But the latest news doesn't seem to have undercut Silver's support among most Democratic Assemblywomen, even as Republicans call for him to step down.
Monday, June 03, 2013
The city launched a new program Monday designed to help homeowners, landlords and tenants still recovering from Sandy using some $648 million in federal disaster funds.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Officials say the ricin-laced letters sent to Mayor Bloomberg and the offices of his gun control group in Washington, DC are similar to one intended for President Obama.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Four years ago, Jersey City Mayor Jeremiah Healy's political aides and allies were caught up in a massive federal corruption sting. Tomorrow, voters will go to the polls in Jersey City, but, the race is as much about the changes happening in Jersey City as it is about corruption.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The government got a boost Monday in its corruption trial against two associates of Comptroller John Liu. The judge appears likely to allow the jury to consider whether former campaign treasurer Jenny Hou is guilty of “conscious avoidance.”
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Sharon Lee, an aide to Comptroller John Liu, testified in federal court Thursday that she did propose to reimburse family members who donated to Liu's 2013 mayoral campaign.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The corruption trial of a former aide and a donor to comptroller and Democratic mayoral hopeful John Liu continued Wednesday, with court action focusing on former Liu treasurer Jenny Hou.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith shook hands with well-wishers and entered a courtroom packed with supporters on Tuesday. He was being arraigned for allegedly trying to rig the mayoral election — but the only remnant of the initial outrage over the alleged corruption was a thin line of protesters outside court.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Could more cameras in New York City help prevent attacks like the one at the Boston Marathon? That's what Police Commissioner Ray Kelly says the NYPD is looking into.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
“Voters value NRA endorsements. The NRA represents literally millions of people around the country, and that's why they win," — Jacob Rieper, the vice president of legislative and political affairs with the New York Pistol and Rifle Association, New York’s NRA affiliate.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
“The Bloomberg administration is prepared to settle a new contract," deputy mayor Cas Holloway as he unveiled for the first time the administration's demands to settle one of the biggest outstanding issues facing the city: labor contracts for hundreds of thousand of city employees.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Residents of Newtown, Connecticut were running in Monday’s Boston Marathon, in honor of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Thomas Abrams was among them, running the marathon with a group called NewtownSTRONGfund. Hear Abrams' full conversation with Host Amy Eddings.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Not long ago, then-attorney general Andrew Cuomo pushed for greater prosecutorial power to confront political corruption. But as governor, Cuomo hasn’t been quick handing over greater authority to the current AG, Eric Schneiderman.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Madison Square Garden took its argument in favor of an open-ended permit to operate indefinitely to the city’s planning commission on Wednesday.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
The request by the lawyer for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law to delay his terror trial because of mandatory furloughs of federal lawyers brought on by the sequester is just a portion of the difficulties facing the city’s federal courts, officials say.
Monday, April 08, 2013
Gov. Chris Christie is standing by Rutgers University President Robert Barchi as he faces a growing chorus calling for his dismissal
Thursday, April 04, 2013
The latest New York elected official accused of corruption, Democratic Assemblyman Eric Stevenson, has a well-known last name in the South Central Bronx.