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Anthony Weiner: Candidate for Mayor

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Former NY Congressman and candidate for the Democratic mayoral nomination Anthony Weiner discusses his candidacy, and the key issues on the campaign trail from the calls for an NYPD Inspector General to his call to make all city contracts public.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Thursday, June 13, 2013

With the legislative session scheduled to end next week, New York State Senator Liz Krueger (D-Manhattan) talks about pending legislation and her call for gridlock if the Women's Equality Act doesn't get a vote in the Senate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Albany Catch-Up

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Daily News Albany Bureau Chief Ken Lovett talks about some of the deals emerging from the end of the legislative session in Albany, including Governor Cuomo's new fracking plan, negotiations over the release of teacher ratings, and why New York and New Jersey want Parks Department money for the 9/11 Memorial.

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It's A Free Country ®

Name Your Own Political Party

Friday, May 25, 2012

Use our Political Party Name Generator to get the creative juices flowing, then tell us what you'd name your party.

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NY-9: What Did We Learn?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The results are in. Republican Bob Turner beats Democrat David Weprin in the NY-9 seat. Digest the outcome with Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight and blogger at the State of Politics blog.

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The Takeaway

Democrat Kathy Hochul Wins New York's 26th District Seat

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Democrat Kathy Hochul will be representing New York’s 26th congressional district in Congress. The Erie County clerk won in a special election Tuesday defeating Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (R) and businessman Jack Davis, who was running under the banner of the Tea Party. New York's 26th District — formerly represented by Rep. Chris Lee (R), who resigned after a shirtless picture appeared on the Internet — is economically struggling, and has an older electorate than the national average. Democrats have called the election a "referendum" on Paul Ryan's plan to reform Medicare.

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