Monday, April 27, 2015
By Kathryn Tam
Thursday, August 14, 2014
By Robert Lewis : Reporter, WNYC News
Congress members say it's time for the feds to step in and handle Eric Garner inquiry.
Monday, January 20, 2014
What is Martin Luther King's impact on New York City today? Brian Lehrer plays highlights from yesterday's even at the Apollo Theater, co-hosted by Farai Chideya, which discussed how today's movements against injustice and inequality continue to draw on King's moral compass.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
The 113th Congress is now in session in Washington, D.C. That means new faces around the Capitol. Among them are two from New York City. WNYC's Colby Hamilton spent the day with Congresswoman Grace Meng of Queens and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn as they navigated their new surroundings on their first day.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries, hot off primary night where he won the Democratic nomination for Congress, set off a controversy when he came out in favor of support for private and religious schools -- but not for vouchers.
Monday, June 25, 2012
As Tuesday's Democratic primary began to close in, the candidates for New York's 8th Congressional district made their last-ditch pitches to voters in Brooklyn and southern Queens.
City Councilman Charles Barron's campaign tried to take control of its messaging after a rough week of controversial headlines by directly addressing his prospective constituents. Meanwhile, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries tried to reinforce his legislative record both in the district and on national airwaves.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo has lent his political muscle to a number of local congressional campaigns. The announcements come just days before the primary election on Tuesday, June 26.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The Old Mill Yacht Club building sits in front of the six-lane Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens. As the evening commute began to die down, about 30 Howard Beach residents gathered inside the red-brick building to talk about next week’s Democratic primary.
"We have a lot riding on this race," said Democratic District Leader Frank Gulluscio, a 35-year resent of Howard Beach. "The important thing is that we don't just talk about this here, but we talk about it to our neighbors and friends.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
In a primary race with no incumbent, two very different candidates are vying to represent a congressional district that has been served by the same man for the last 30 years.
After three terms in Albany, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries is well regarded for his ability to build bridges across ...
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The two candidates for the 8th Congressional district's Democratic primary made their case on air with WNYC's Brian Lehrer on Thursday. Both Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron defended about their records at home and outlined their goals in Congress.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
One of the country's largest public labor unions said on Tuesday that it would spend money on behalf of Congressional candidate and Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron.
Friday, June 08, 2012
East New Yorker residents filled the rows of a local movie theater on Thursday night to watch what could have been an explosive debate between the two Democratic candidates for Congress in the 8th district in Brooklyn. Instead, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and City Councilman Charles Barron spoke congenially about their respective platform, records and positions on issues affecting those in attendance.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries will face off for the second time on Thursday evening in the heart of Barron's city council district.
Monday, June 04, 2012
Six years ago, City Councilman Charles Barron and Congressman Ed Towns were in a bitter battle for Towns' seat. But on Monday afternoon, the two Brooklyn politicians stood together Barron’s East New York campaign headquarters, hands held up above their heads as a group of supporters cheered behind them.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Three weeks before the primary election day, Brooklyn Assemblyman and Congressional candidate Hakeem Jeffries dropped out of a debate in his district because of the inclusion of two non-Democratic candidates.
Monday, April 16, 2012
By Anna Sale
The end of Ed Towns’ career in Washington is not just about the passing of the torch in black political leadership. It also underscores the tremendous demographic shifts in Towns’ district.
Monday, April 16, 2012
After 30 years in Congress, Representative Ed Towns will not seek reelection this year. His move leaves New York's 10th Congressional District with two main challengers, Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilman Charles Barron.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":
Assembly members Hakeem Jeffries and Rory Lancman will join us--separately--to talk about their runs for Congress.
And Susan Lerner of Common Cause interprets the new Congressional Maps for us.
For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.