Digesting Politics is back! Find out what game plan Gov. Chris Christie's has for New Jersey's gaming industry, why gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo is having a César Chávez moment, who went to the same high school as Cuomo and more, as WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah talk politics over lunch.
All five Democratic candidates for New York attorney general squared off at the taping of their first televised debate, set to air Sunday morning. During Friday's hour-long debate, the candidates covered both controversial and nuts-and-bolts issues that the next attorney general will likely confront.
This week, two significant events occurred in the New York governor’s race: Campaign contribution filings were due and frontrunner Andrew Cuomo began an RV tour that he says will take him to all 62 counties before he’s through. In both cases, Cuomo got most of the attention.
Come September, New York State Democrats will pick one of five candidates in their party's primary for Attorney General. WNYC's Bob Hennelly is checking in with all of the Attorney General wannabes and has this postcard from Eric Dinallo's campaign.
Before their first televised debate Friday night, the candidates running for New York State attorney general were showing off their fundraising numbers.
In the five-way race for the Democratic nod for Attorney General, it's been tough for candidates to break out of the pack. That changed a bit Monday night for State Senator Eric Schneiderman.
Bob Hennelly's first in a series of snapshots of attorney general candidates on the campaign trails.
For the first time since the New York State Democratic Party convention, all five Democrats hoping to replace Attorney General Cuomo faced off yesterday. At a candidate forum hosted by City Hall News, each member of the crowded field eagerly tried to pop out of the pack by stressing their version of how best to restore voter confidence in government.
As the Democratic candidates for attorney general debate who did -- and possibly didn't -- support the changes to the Rockefeller Drug Laws, the current attorney general said he used marijuana.
"I did experiment with marijuana when I was a youth," Andrew Cuomo. "In no way do I suggest that any young people should do any experimentation whatsoever."
Cuomo was speaking at a press conference this morning where he announced his latest effort to crack down on child pornography on social media sites.
Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron says there's not enough diversity on the Democratic ticket, and he'll run for governor to protest.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney is not accepting an invitation to debate her Democratic opponent, Reshma Saujani.
Saujani sent a letter last month inviting Maloney to six “respectful and robust debates.”
Maloney’s campaign declined, calling it a "political stunt."
Maloney's spokeswoman emailed me to say, “While the Congresswoman is creating jobs ...
As part of radio blitz this morning, David Paterson laid out the case against Democratic and Republican opposition to his budget cuts.
Rep. Charlie Rangel announced last Sunday that he would run for a 21st term, and on Wednesday's Brian Lehrer show he responded to criticism of improper behavior. Rangel faces an ongoing ethics investigation involving his alleged failure to pay taxes on a home in the Dominican Republic as well as accusations that he accepted corporate trips to the Caribbean.
Congressional incumbents all survived primary night in New Jersey. Seven incumbents faced primary challenges in their own parties, but came out on top.
In New Jersey's Third District, incumbent Democrat John Adler won renomination, and Jon Runyan won the Republican race. A race between first-term Rep. Adler and ex-NFL lineman Runyan in November could be one of the nation's most competitive and expensive.
In New Jersey's Third District, Republican Jon Runyan, a former Eagles lineman, will face Democratic freshman Rep. John Adler in a race that will be viewed as a prime national battleground. Runyan beat off a challenge from Tea Party-backed Justin Murphy, 56 to 44 percent.