Azi Paybarah

author of The Empire blog

Azi Paybarah appears in the following:

Paladino Would Veto Gay Marriage Legislation

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Sunday that he takes a "live and let live" approach to gay people -- but he doesn't want kids growing up to think that they are...

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Death of a Tunnel?

Friday, October 08, 2010

From Gov. Chris Christie's pulling the plug on the ARC tunnel project to the guilty plea of former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi, listen as WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and (a still anesthesized) Azi Paybarah discuss the action-packed week in local and national politics.

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Former State Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Felony in 'Pay-to-Play' Pension Fund Scheme

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Former New York state Comptroller Alan Hevesi has admitted taking part in a "pay-to-play" scandal at the state pension fund. Hevesi pleaded guilty Thursday in Manhattan to a felony co...


NY Comptroller Candidates Debate

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

The race for New York State Comptroller is coming down to one question: which place do voters distrust more -- Wall Street or Albany? Both are derided as hotbeds of bad behavior, poor decision making and nomadic territories with no effective sheriff. But which one caused New York’s economy to tank?

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Cuomo: Paladino Infidelity Accusations 'Hurtful'

Friday, October 01, 2010

Andrew Cuomo called the allegations of infidelity made against him by his Republican rival "hurtful" and said it is the sort of thing that is turning people off of politics.

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Lazio Exits the Gubernatorial Race

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Azi Paybarah, WNYC reporter, talks about Rick Lazio's decision not to run for governor and the future of the conservative party.  Then Rick Lazio himself calls in to talk about why he is abdicating the Conservative Party line.

→ What do you think of Lazio's bowing out? Comment at It's A Free Country!

Lazio Out of Governor's Race

Monday, September 27, 2010

Former Rep. Rick Lazio said he will not pursue a gubernatorial campaign along the conservative party line, but stopped short of endorsing the man who beat him in the Republican primary, seemingly warning of Carl Paladino's "outrageous promises" and lack of policy specifics.

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Vito Lopez's Non-profits: Investigation Widening, Money Freezing

Friday, September 24, 2010

Everyone says they'll tackle corruption - even within their own party. Enter Vito Lopez. He's the Brooklyn Democratic County Leader whose well-funded, sprawling network of non-profits seems to be testing that notion.

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Digesting Politics: Polarizing Poll Numbers

Thursday, September 23, 2010

WNYC's Brian Lehrer, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah discuss the latest in local politics, including recent opinion polls that showed markedly different results in New York's gubernatorial race, the viability of Carl Paladino's proposals, and the issue of immigration in New York's statewide races.

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Bloomberg Backs Cuomo

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Michael Bloomberg endorsed Andrew Cuomo for Governor today, saying "I know I'll have a partner in Albany."


Carl Paladino’s Eight Days as Mr. Establishment

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Here’s something (almost) nobody expected a week ago: Carl Paladino talking to CNN in Central Park.

The commercial real estate developer from Buffalo was asked by Soledad ...

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A NY Tea Party Gov Candidate Not Named Paladino

Monday, September 20, 2010

A wave of fiscal conservativism and pent up frustration with the political establishment helped propel first-time candidate Carl Paladino to the Republican gubernatorial nomination. Since that surprise victory over former Rep. Rick Lazio, many have ascribed Paladino’s victory to the Tea Party movement, which also fueled the unexpected victories of underdog candidates in Maryland and Nevada.

But Paladino, technically, isn’t a Tea Party candidate. And Steve Cohn finds that assumption a little irksome.


Digesting Politics: New York's Post-Primary Political Landscape

Friday, September 17, 2010

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, Andrea Bernstein, Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah discuss New York's volatile political landscape now that political novice Carl Paladino, a salty, self-identified Tea Party candidate, clinched the Republican nomination for governor in this week’s primary, leaving his moderate Republican rival Rick Lazio at the top of the Conservative Party ticket.

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Following Up: Azi's Political Predictions

Friday, September 17, 2010

Earlier this week, WNYC reporter Azi Paybarah compiled predictions for the NY state primaries. Streetsblog founder Aaron Naparstek and lawyer John O'Hara talk about their predictions (they were the closest!).

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Paterson: Paladino Unfit for Public Service

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson lashed out today at the Republican running to replace him. Speaking at a conference sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, Paterson said Carl Paladino is not fit to hold public office. The governor cited graphic and racially offensive e-mails Paladino sent to friends before launching his campaign.


Primary Results: the New York State View

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

WNYC reporters Azi Paybarah and Bob Hennelly discuss the state election returns.

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Paladino Wins: Calls For No 'Status Cuomo'

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

In his win over Rick Lazio, Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino seems to have ridden voter anger and tapped into their distrust of anything associated with the professional political establishment.

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Rangel Wins Democratic Nomination, Defying Detractors

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Incumbent Congressman Charlie Rangel has won the Democratic nomination for his seat in New York's 15th district.  Despite recent controversy, he'll get a chance to be reelected to the...


The Big Picture: New York

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

For our weekly election series, The Big Picture 2010, WNYC's reporters Bob Hennelly and Azi Paybarah take a look at the elections in New York State this November and what we can expect this primary day.

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Primary Day

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

WNYC reporters Azi Paybarah and Bob Hennelly unpack the day's political news.  

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