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AG Schneiderman Still Looking for New Powers from Cuomo

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.

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WNYC News

One Year Later: How the $25B Bank Settlement is Helping Consumers

Thursday, February 21, 2013

WNYC

It's been one year since five of the nation's biggest banks reached a $25 billion settlement with state attorneys general across the country over charges that the banks used faulty practices to foreclosure on hundreds of thousands of homeowners. 

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It's A Free Country ®

Courting Cuomo: How the AG Candidates Tried, and Failed, to Woo Andrew Cuomo

Thursday, December 02, 2010

WNYC

Andrew Cuomo could have gotten the attorney general candidate he wanted, if only he had endorsed her.

That's the lesson from the post-election roundtable hosted by the New School yesterday, where aides to the six attorney general campaigns discussed their campaigns.

Blake Zeff, who worked on the winning campaign of Eric Schneiderman said they had internal polling numbers showing what the impact of a Cuomo endorsement would be on the race. "I would say somewhat hyperbolically, the poll showed us specifically that if Kathleen Rice got the Cuomo endorsement that we were done," he said. "She had so many advantages to begin with, the money not being the least, that [endorsement] would be nearly fatal to us."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues: Attorney General (continued)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Eric Schneiderman, NY state senator and candidate for NYS Attorney General, talks about whether or not there is a Democratic way and a Republican way to be Attorney General.

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WNYC News

Candidates Take Shots in AG Debate

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Candidates for Attorney General of New York Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan squared off in a debate held Monday at WAMC public radio studios and co-sponsored by the Albany Times Union.

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It's A Free Country ®

A.G. Debate Heats Up: Who Will Really Clean Up Albany?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I think what New Yorkers are hungry for right now is some independence, someone who has no ties to Albany, no ties to those special interests, who has conducted himself in a non-partisan way. Leading the Staten Island DA's office, I bet you if you ask Staten Islanders, they wouldn't know if I'm a Democrat or Republican the way we've conducted ourselves.

- Dan Donovan, Republican candidate for N.Y. State Attorney General on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Digesting Politics Podcast

Countdown to the Elections

Friday, October 15, 2010

With just 17 days left before Election Day, WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah catch up on the various statewide races.

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It's A Free Country ®

Voter Guide: New York Attorney General Race

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Eric Schneiderman (D) vs. Dan Donovan (R)

The race to become New York's next Attorney General is a contest between Democrat Eric Schneiderman, a current State Senator, and Republican Dan Donovan, current Staten Island District Attorney 

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WNYC Coverage of Eric Schneiderman

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It's A Free Country ®

General Campaign Season Kick Off: What's Ahead

Monday, September 20, 2010

With the party primaries receding in the rearview mirror, political candidates have their eyes fixed on the six week road to November. As the first full week of general election campaigning gets underway here's a look at what lies ahead for the gubernatorial and AG candidates.

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It's A Free Country ®

Five Dems for NY AG Coming Down to Wire

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

With less than a week to go, polls indicate most Democratic voters couldn't pick one of the five contenders for Attorney General out of a line-up. The airwaves are jammed with AG wannabe TV ads and the candidates are all beating the bushes to produce yet another marquee endorsement.

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Digesting Politics Podcast

Digesting Politics: Politicizing Cordoba's Park51, Primary Battles, Republican Voter Turnout

Thursday, August 26, 2010

How Cordoba Initiative's planned Islamic center and mosque in Downtown Manhattan is influencing the race for New York governor, the juggling for identity in the crowded field of Democratic candidates for New York attorney general, plus the latest on various local and national political stories as WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah talk politics over lunch.

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WNYC News

Summer on the Campaign Trail with Attorney General Hopeful Sen. Schneiderman

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

This summer, five New York Democrats are spending their days in a high stakes race for the Democratic Party's nomination for state Attorney General. WNYC's Bob Hennelly has been following the campaign and has this profile of State Sen. Eric Schneiderman.

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Azi Paybarah

Tax Cap Squabble Heats Up NY AG Race

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

WNYC

New York attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman is defending himself--one day after he voted against a property tax cap as a member of the state Senate. The tax cap passed Tuesday night.

One of Schneiderman's opponents in the Democratic AG primary, attorney Sean Coffey, said the vote was a "rebuke' to taxpayers.

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Azi Paybarah

SCOTUS Fallout for Bruno

Thursday, June 24, 2010

WNYC

Today’s Supreme Court ruling is being interpreted as a victory for Joe Bruno, the former Senate Majority Leader who was convicted of violating the federal “honest services” law for not disclosing the fact he was getting hundreds of thousands of dollars as a private consultant.

“[T]his clearly puts the conviction of Joe Bruno in jeopardy,” said state Senator Eric Schneiderman, who introduced legislation to strengthen the state’s version of that law.

The ruling today narrowed the scope of when the “honest services” law can be applied and does not include cases of self-dealing and failing to disclose payments, as in Bruno’s case.

Bruno’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement that the federal law was unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court has now agreed,” Lowell said. “We look forward to pressing our claim again with the Justice Department and with the judge who tried the case.”

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Politics

Attorney General Hopefuls Spar Over Pension, Budget In First Candidate Forum

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

WNYC

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.

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Azi Paybarah

The Debate Debate in the AG Race

Monday, June 21, 2010

WNYC

One of the most important parts of any campaign is getting opponents to answer the questions you want them to. It’s the debate about the debate, if you will.

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Politics

Race to Be the Next Attorney General: Meet the Candidates

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WNYC

This week’s New York State Democratic State Party Convention delegates will weigh in on which one of five fellow Democrats they want to see replace Attorney General Andrew Cuomo as the state’s top law enforcement officer. The opinion of presumptive Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo will loom large. If one of the AG contenders gets 51 percent, they win the party’s designation. And anyone who garners at least 25 percent is qualified to get their name on the September primary ballot. Short of those two options, Democratic contenders would have to get 15,000 signatures from around the state to get on the ballot for the primary.

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