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Tangled Dealings Link Quinn, Lopez and His Brooklyn Machine

Thursday, August 29, 2013

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As leader of the City Council, Christine Quinn has dispensed powerful posts and directed extensive funding to the political operation led by Vito Lopez, the Brooklyn Democrat with a long history of scandal, investigative journalist Wayne Barrett reports.

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Have Disgraced Candidates Turned NYC Into a Laughingstock?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

With ex-politicians Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and Vito Lopez all eyeing spots on the ballot this fall, New York Times columnist Gail Collins wonders whether politics in New York City has become a punchline to the rest of the country.

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Silver Should Step Down as Speaker: Q Poll

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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A new Quinnipiac Poll found a majority of New York voters think Sheldon Silver should step down as speaker of the New York State Assembly.

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Speaker Silver Proposes Changes in Wake of Lopez Scandal

Monday, May 20, 2013

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says he is taking new steps to prevent sexual harassment in the legislature, after coming under fire for his handling of complaints against former Brooklyn Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who resigned Monday.

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Vito Lopez: I'm Resigning Monday

Friday, May 17, 2013

Facing expulsion, the once-powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez said Saturday he'd resign Monday, at 9 am.  Word, which came in a rare Saturday press release from Sheldon Silver, came only after Silver himself faced increasing pressure to step down from his leadership post.

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Cuomo Says Lopez Should be Expelled, Stops Short of Criticizing Speaker Silver

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling on Assemblyman Vito Lopez, the subject of a scathing ethics commission report on sexual harassment, to resign from office or be expelled.

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Vito Lopez's Brooklyn Backers: 'He's a Good Man'

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Some Brooklyn constituents say they are unfazed by the scathing ethics report that described in lurid detail how Assemblyman Vito Lopez allegedly sexually harassed female staffers – and they are standing by him.

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Vito Lopez Slammed by Scathing Ethics Report

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lopez suggested women wear mini skirts, demanded they spend time with him outside the office and tried to convince them to share hotel rooms during business trips, according to the report. 

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Lopez Opponent Backpedals: I Won't Drop Out of Race

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Richy Garcia, the 26-year-old Republican who is the sole opponent of Brooklyn Assemblyman and accused sexual harasser Vito Lopez, says he's had a change of heart and will continue his campaign against the embattled pol.

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Lopez Opponent Ducks Out of Assembly Race

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

The Republican candidate facing embattled Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez in the November election told WNYC on Wednesday that he was no longer interested in continuing his campaign for the 53rd Assembly District in Brooklyn.

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Ripple Effect From Sexual Harassment Scandal Continues

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A sexual harassment payoff scandal continues to shake up Albany.

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Brooklyn Democrats Get New Leader

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Democratic Party in Brooklyn has a new party boss. Frank Seddio, a former southern Brooklyn Assemblyman and local judge, was installed as chair by the executive committee of the county organization during a meeting held at Kingsborough Community College Wednesday evening.

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Frank Seddio Poised to Become the Next Brooklyn King-Maker

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It looks like the race to replace Assemblyman Vito Lopez as the head of the Democratic Party machine in Brooklyn is turning into a one man race.

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Assembly Releases Spending Doc that Shows Harassment Settlement

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The New York State Assembly released a list of its expenditures for the year thus far, which includes the $103,080 settlement in the Vito Lopez sexual harassment case.

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This Week in Politics: Gay Marriage Imperils GOP Senators, Vito Lopez Flexes Electoral Muscle

Saturday, September 15, 2012

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On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.

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Emails Show AG's and Comptroller's Offices Discussed Lopez Harassment Case

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There was greater and earlier discussion than previously reported between the state comptroller's office and the Assembly majority's counsel as he sought advice in quietly settling a $103,000 sexual harassment claim against a Democratic assemblyman, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.

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Amid Lopez Probe, Ethics Panel Faces Scrutiny

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The state ethics panel investigating the handling of sexual harassment charges against Assemblyman Vito Lopez has itself come under scrutiny over its handling of the probe.

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The Party Boss System in NYC

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In light of the Vito Lopez scandal and this week's primary election, the New York Daily News editorial board's Michael Aronson explains how the party boss system works in New York, and how their power is concentrated.

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Ethics Panel Appears to Launch Lopez Probe

Monday, September 10, 2012

The state’s ethics board has appeared to launch a full investigation into the sexual harassment scandal involving Assemblyman Vito Lopez

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Watchdog Group Pushes Ethics Board to Probe Reason for Silver's Secret Payout

Monday, September 10, 2012

A watchdog group is pushing the state ethics board to examine whether the influence of former Brooklyn heavyweight Assemblyman Vito Lopez was a factor in the decision to keep payouts to those who accused him of sexual harassment a secret.

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