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Rebellion vs. Redemption

Monday, September 08, 2014

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Both candidates have something to prove in a state Senate primary in Queens, including what it means to be a Democrat.

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Transportation Nation

EXPLAINER: Where NYC's Mayoral Candidates Stand on Transportation Issues

Monday, September 09, 2013

Most like bikes and buses, but they're iffy on bike lanes. Some have clearly defined transportation platforms, while some don't even mention it on their website. One candidate even wants a monorail system. Here's where the top mayoral candidates stand on transportation.

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Schoolbook

Not All Teachers Falling in Line Behind Thompson

Friday, September 06, 2013

The United Federation of Teachers has gone all-out in its endorsement of mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, spending more than $1 million through its political action committee and producing a new television ad. But will teachers follow their union’s lead?

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WNYC News

As Days Dwindle, Dems Vie For Advantage in Testy Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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As political candidates go, the five Democrats on stage Tuesday night couldn't be more similar. They all rose through New York's Democratic ranks. Four served in the City Council; two have been comptrollers. But judging by the darts aimed squarely at each other, they couldn't have been less happy to find themselves in the same forum.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Meet the Candidates: Call John Liu

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Our series of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail and takes voters' calls.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Democratic Mayoral Debate Recap

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After months of mayoral "forums" last night saw the first major television debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Bill Ritter, Eyewitness News co-anchor, and Mariela Salgado, reporter for Noticias 41 Univision -- who both helped moderate last night's debate -- recap the highlights, from attacks on Speaker Quinn's economic policy to Bloomberg's education record.

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WNYC News

Dems Sharpen Attacks in Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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Five of the Democratic candidates for mayor debated for the first time on network television Tuesday night. In a campaign season that's been packed with almost daily mayoral forums, the candidates are well-practiced when it comes to laying out their positions on the issues. But with less than four weeks until the primary, they're sharpening their attacks on each other.

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WNYC News

Poll: De Blasio Leaps to First Place

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has shot to first place among the pack of Democratic mayoral candidates, with support from 30 percent of likely primary voters according to the latest Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday.

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WNYC News

In Two Chinatowns, John Liu's Popularity Wavers

Friday, August 09, 2013

Comptroller John Liu is hoping to be the city’s first Chinese-American mayor, but he was denied public matching funds this week. That means a loss of more than $3 million. The campaign finance board said Liu’s campaign violated the program's rules. It cited a federal trial that ended with two of Liu’s former campaign aides being found guilty of illegal fundraising. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Veteran Issues; NYPD On Tape; Jane Austen Super Fans

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

WNYC politics reporter Brigid Bergin talks about the Campaign Finance Board’s decision to prohibit mayoral candidate John Liu from receiving public matching funds, and what that means for his campaign. Plus: Kelly McEvers, NPR’s Beirut bureau chief, discusses her reporting in Syria; Tom Tarantino of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America talks about its 2013 veterans survey and the issues veterans face; Village Voice writer and author Graham Rayman on his new book The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Cover-Ups, and Courage; and a story about super passionate fans of Jane Austen and what it says about fanatics in general. 

The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor 2013: Campaign Finance

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, talks about the Campaign Finance Board's decision to prohibit John Liu from receiving public matching funds for his mayoral campaign.

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WNYC News

Liu Denied Public Matching Funds

Monday, August 05, 2013

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His lawyer called the "death penalty" for the campaign.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Candidate John Liu

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Brian Lehrer Show continues its series of interviews with candidates for New York City. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail.

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WNYC News

Key Question in NYC 2013: What Can Voters Forgive?

Monday, July 08, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his intentions to run for city comptroller with a plea for forgiveness from voters. But he's not alone.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Candidate John Liu

Monday, June 17, 2013

Our series of interviews with candidates for New York City mayor continues. Today: Comptroller John Liu discusses the latest news from the campaign trail.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Syria Intervention; John Liu; Sheila Oliver; Vietnam Veteran Stories

Monday, June 17, 2013

New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger analyzes the next steps in the Syrian war, the Iranian elections and the ongoing strife in Turkey. Plus: City Comptroller John Liu; New Jersey State Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver states her case to be the next New Jersey senator; author and history professor Philip Napoli discusses his new book, Bringing It All Back Home: An Oral History of New York City’s Vietnam Veterans; and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman weighs in on Supreme Court rulings. 

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Defense Attorney for Former Liu Associate Responds

Monday, May 06, 2013

Irwin Rochman, attorney for Xing Wu "Oliver" Pan, who has been convicted of a straw donor scheme to illegally raise campaign funds for New York City Comptroller John Liu, talks about the case against his client. Rochman is also a partner at Tessen, Ryan & Rochman.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Court Verdicts and Political Attacks

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Guilty verdicts in a campaign finance scheme involving two John Liu campaign aides and negative ads in the mayoral race were just some of the political chatter that dominated the week,

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WNYC News

'Model' Politician: Snapshot of Liu Coverage in the Chinese Press

Friday, May 03, 2013

The New York Post refers to Liu as an “embattled” politician while the Hong Kong-based World Journal refers to Liu as "a model Chinese politician."

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WNYC News

His Ex-Aides Convicted, Liu Proceeds With Mayoral Run

Friday, May 03, 2013

A New York jury handed down convictions Thursday for two of city comptroller John Liu's campaign aides accused of accepting illegal donations for his mayoral bid. Liu says he's "deeply saddened" by the verdicts — but WNYC's Brigid Bergin reports that questions over the mayoral hopeful's involvement could negatively affect his run.

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