Friday, August 23, 2013
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.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In a 90-minute debate characterized by finger-jabbing, shouting, cracked voices, and flying accusations, Bill de Blasio came under the first sustained fire of the campaign from opponents Chris Quinn and Bill Thompson. And while he didn't lose his cool, de Blasio also appeared marginally less comfortable under the kleig lights than rival Quinn.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
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.
Friday, July 26, 2013
The race is on...for second place. Anthony Weiner's renewed disgrace is prompting some fierce elbowing as the other candidates try to grab Weiner voters who are now undecided. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Anna Sale break it all down on this week's edition of This Week in Politics.