Following what is widely believed to be a lackluster performance by President Obama in his first debate with Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign has tried to undermine the accuracy of his opponent and explain glaring omissions from the president's arguments.
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This interactive chart shows the movement of students between district and charter schools in three school districts in Upper Manhattan. It reveals a tremendous amount of mobility in Harlem, which has the highest concentration of charter schools in the city. It also seems to debunk the theory that charter schools "dump" low-performing students conveniently before test-taking time.
NFL referees have managed to do what public sector employees in Wisconsin and teachers in Chicago couldn’t: Inspire near-unanimous public sympathy for the demands of organized labor.
Overall, charter schools account for about 10 percent of the city's public schools but in a handful of neighborhods the concentration is much higher. Check out SchoolBook's interactive map that shows the latest data on charters in the city.
Campaign filings released Thursday show Mitt Romney and Republicans have more money socked away than Barack Obama and the Democrats – but the majority of that money is in the Republican National Committee’s account, not the candidate’s.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is under fire this week for saying he doesn't have any hopes of winning the votes of the 47-percent of Americans who don't pay income taxes. Just who are the 47 percent in New York City, and do they really not pay taxes?
Members of Congress won't see their paychecks shrink after massive scheduled spending cuts go into effect in 2013, but the police on Capitol Hill will.
Even if Mitt Romney remains “unemployed” after November, there’s a good chance Paul Ryan will still have a job in Washington come January.
The Obama and Romney campaigns announced their August fundraising totals Monday morning by touting the numbers they wanted you to see.
The New York City Districting Commission unveiled its first draft of how City Council districts may be redrawn for next year’s election.
Sports loyalties often run just as deep as political loyalties, or deeper. Sometimes they even intersect. Do you know who the owners of your favorite teams support? The answers might surprise you.
Owners of NBA teams may have given more money to Republican election efforts this year, but the players? That’s a very different story.
In a town with two football teams, local fans are divided. Turns out the same goes for the team owners and their politics.
Which New Yorkers have contributed the most money to the 2012 presidential race, and where are they?
New York just became the 11th state to allow online voter registration.
The death of Paul Ryan's father had a profound impact on the Congressman's politics, which emphasize individualism over collectivism.
It’s totally bogus to charge President Obama with “gutting” welfare work requirements. Here's why.
A New York State Senator plans to introduce six new pieces of gun control legislation this week, which if passed would make New York the state with the toughest gun laws in the nation. But gun control advocates caution that lax laws in other states would still pose a threat.
A new study finds that Mitt Romney’s partially detailed tax plan would necessarily increase the tax burden on low- and middle-income Americans while lowering tax rates for the wealthiest.