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Explainer: All You Need To Know About Health Care Exchanges

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

"Health care exchanges" are a key part of President Barack Obama's health care reform plan. We have a guide to what it all means.

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This Week in Politics: Lhota's "Great Expectations"

Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Bill de Blasio is now the undisputed Democratic nominee for mayor and quickly reeling in the endorsements, while Joe Lhota has a steep path to climb to become mayor of New York City.  But Michael Bloomberg was also way behind at this point in 2001 and faced skepticism.

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Navy Yard Shooter Is From NYC

Monday, September 16, 2013

The man who authorities have identified as the shooter in Monday's deadly rampage at the Washington Navy Yard is from Queens. The FBI says 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was born in Flushing.

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This Week in Politics: Played

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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This week New Yorkers finally went to the polls.  Race, gender, and and identity were all in play, as they usually are. But not the way you think. WNYC's Metro Editor, Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with political reporters Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin.

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Seaside Park Fire: Firefighters Confronted Unique Issues

Thursday, September 12, 2013

This article has been updated with information about water issues firefighters encountered.

A 6-alarm fire that erupted Thursday on a newly rebuilt boardwalk on the Jersey shore is mostly contained, with officials now beginning to investigate the cause. The fire started in Seaside Park and spread to parts of Seaside Heights.  The fire leveled more than 50 local businesses in Seaside Park, causing millions of dollars in damage.

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Did Quinn's Gender and Sexuality Play A Role In Her Loss?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor says from the outset, gender issues were not on Quinn's radar.

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Many Undecided as Voters Head to the Polls

Monday, September 09, 2013

After months of pitches from a crowded field of candidates, almost a fifth of voters say they could change their minds.  As they puzzle over a group of Democrats with largely similar credentials — including five former council members and two comptrollers — voters feel obliged to make a choice, but many say they're not sure how they're going to do so. 

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This Week in Politics: Modern Family

Friday, September 06, 2013

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Of all the things deciding this mayor's race, you might not have guessed that Bill de Blasio's bi-racial family would be so in the mix.  But as WNYC's Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin have found, that's exactly the reason many voters are giving for their choice.  Even so, some women are being to ponder whether they really mean to let the opportunity to elect the city's first women Mayor pass them by.  Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin, and Anna Sale break it all down for This Week In Politics

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Hungry? So Were the Candidates. A 5-Boro Map of Where They Eat

Friday, September 06, 2013

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As they head into the final stretch, the candidates will need fuel.  So will you.  So here's a 5-boro map of their fave eats.   

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Today In Politics: Democratic Candidates Take Shots at Rivals During Final Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The leading Democrats running for mayor took turns going after front-runner Bill de Blasio in Tuesday night's final debate before the primary election. A Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday shows the Public Advocate with a substantial lead.

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Today in Politics: Dems Face Off One Last Time

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

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The Democratic mayoral candidates will take the debate stage for one final time Tuesday night before next week's primary election.

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Baby Slain in Stroller, Pols Reflect on City Policing

Monday, September 02, 2013

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As New York City police are investigating the shooting death of one-year-old Antiq Hennis -- who was killed in his stroller while on a walk with his parents Sunday evening -- city politicians are using the tragedy to debate the city’s policing tactics.

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Quinn Legal Filing Calls For Immediate Action on Stop and Frisk

Sunday, September 01, 2013

With just over a week to go before the mayoral primary, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is keeping up the pressure on the Bloomberg Administration over the NYPD's use of "stop and frisk."

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Christie's Boardwalk Strolls: Governing or Campaigning?

Friday, August 30, 2013

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spent the run-up to the Labor Day weekend making appearances at the Jersey Shore. And if you weren't at the shore to see the governor himself, you could see him everytime you turned on the TV

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This Week In Politics: Dante's Inferno

Friday, August 23, 2013

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Dante de Blasio provides a big lift for his dad, who finds himself increasing in the line of fire as the primary approaches.  Meantime, the primary gets hotter and hotter, with slaps, verbal jabs, and frantic elbowing between the candidates.  And a sound rejection of a key plank of the Bloomberg legacy characterizes This Week in Politics.  WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Anna Sale, and Jessica Gould break it down.

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Woman Struck By Cab in Midtown

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A 25-year-old woman was struck by a cab while she was walking near Radio City Music Hall in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday — and passersby, including Dr. Oz, rushed to her aid.

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This Week in Politics: The End of Identity Politics?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

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This week's polls showing Bill de Blasio hitting first place and Anthony Weiner heading for the single digits in the New York City Mayor's race contain a super-interesting set of cross-tabs: there's no gender gap and just a slight racial edge for Bill Thompson among African Americans. That's true even though the city could get its first woman Mayor or its second African American. Is this a post-identity politics era?

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Goldman Sachs' Fabrice Tourre Found Liable in Mortgage Securities Fraud

Thursday, August 01, 2013

A New York City jury has found that a former Goldman Sachs trader known as "Fabulous Fab" is liable in a massive mortgage securities fraud case. 

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Christie, in the Limelight Again, Signals His Presidential Hopes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Governor Chris Christie is taking on Republican Rand Paul while still casting himself as a conservative.

Christie has been working on his national profile for more than a year now, but this time he's engaging in 2016 national primary politics while running for re-election in his own state.

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Court Upholds Ruling Striking Down Large Soda Ban

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a ruling that struck down a ban on large, sugary drinks from being served in restaurants, theaters and other eateries in New York City. 

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