Elaine Rivera

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Giuliani Meets With Conservative Base

Monday, May 07, 2007

Presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani continues his efforts to woo the conservative base of the Republican party. The former mayor is scheduled to speak at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation tonight. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REORTER: Previous guests have included Vice President Dick Cheney and former British prime ...


Candidates Return to NYC for More Cash

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

The stampede to raise money for the presidential primaries continues as some of the top candidates visit New York within the next few weeks. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

Not to be outdone by the Democratic candidates, Republicans seeking the nomination will attend several fundraisers in the ...


Abortion and Gun Control: The new Rudy Giuliani

Saturday, April 21, 2007

In the past week, as former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani continued his unofficial presidential campaign, two hot-button issues surfaced - gun control and abortion. WNYC's Elaine Rivera went to Oklahoma City with the New York Republican to see how he was received:

REPORTER: Giuliani spoke at the ...


Bronx Protests Against Proposed Jail

Friday, April 13, 2007

This afternoon, several Bronx groups will rally against a 2000 bed jail in their neighborhood. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

An eclectic group of residents, elected officials and activists will march to protest the proposed $375 million jail in the Oak Point section of the South Bronx. ...


Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York’s Political Enigma: Part 2

Thursday, April 12, 2007

In the past 13 years as Democratic Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver has become one of the three most powerful politicians in the state. Defenders say he has been an effective speaker who protects his assembly members and, as a legislator, keeps a close eye on ...


Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York’s Political Enigma: Part 1

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is arguably the state's most powerful Democrat next to the new governor. But thanks to his decades-long, cards-close-to-his-vest approach, little is known about the politician who wields such tremendous influence. WNYC's Elaine Rivera explores who Shelly Silver is.

Part 2


Obama Makes 2nd New York Trip

Monday, April 09, 2007

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama arrives on Senator Hillary Clinton's turf once again as he holds 4 private fundraisers in the city today. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: Obama, the freshman Illinois Senator, hits the top fundraising capital to raise more contributions to add to his ...


Attorney General Plans Suit

Friday, March 23, 2007

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he'll sue a major student loan business for deceptive practices. The suit will is the first one filed in a nationwide investigation of the $85 billion student loan industry. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: Cuomo says he will file ...


Giuliani Returns to New York Next Week

Friday, March 09, 2007

The latest polls are good news for former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He'll continue his exploratory campaign for the presidency next week in New York. If it's anything like the past week, the roller coaster ride will go on. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: In just one ...


Amidst Allegations, Bronx Courthouse Opens

Monday, March 05, 2007

After two years of delays, a state-of-the-art Bronx courthouse will open next month. But one city official says he wants an investigation into why it took so long and why some problems remain. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: It will be named the Bronx County Hall ...


Atlantic Yards Opponents Say They'll Continue Legal Fight

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Brooklyn residents fighting to stop construction on the Atlantic Yards development say their legal battle is not over, even though a federal magistrate has recommended that their lawsuit be tossed out. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

U.S. Magistrate Robert M. Levy has stated the suit should be ...


Blair Horner to Oversee Public Integrity Initiative

Thursday, February 22, 2007

State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has tapped longtime good government activist Blair Horner to oversee a new public integrity initiative. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

After 25 years as a lobbyist for the non-partisan New York Public Interest Research Group, Horner has decided to continue his reform ...


The New Yankee Stadium – Boon and Dust

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Construction in the city is at a peak with a huge number of developments around town. Whether you like it or not, if you live near one of the big projects dust, noise and traffic are more part of your life than ever. WNYC's Elaine Rivera ...


Tempers Flare in Albany

Friday, February 09, 2007

His latest nickname is the Steamroller and as attorney general he was known as the Sheriff of Wall Street. Governor Eliot Spitzer is not known for backing down. In his first month in office he laid out an ambitious array of reform proposals but, as ...


Long Island Senate Race Comes to an End

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Today in Nassau County, a special election is underway to select a new state senator. At issue is whether the Democratic Party will gain another seat against the Republican majority. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

In the 7th Senate District race, Republican County Clerk Maureen O'Connell faces ...


Spitzer Gets a Nickname

Friday, February 02, 2007

Albany gridlock, meet: the Steamroller. Governor Eliot Spitzer compared himself to the heavy equipment during a heated exchange with a Republican lawmaker. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

Spitzer used the term during a conversation with Assembly Minority Leader James Tedisco. Tedisco complained about being left out ...


Nets Arena May Be Called "Barclays Center"

Thursday, January 18, 2007

The National Basketball Association and developer Bruce Ratner have announced a corporate naming rights deal for the Nets arena planned for the Atlantic Yards project in Brooklyn. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

It's expected to be called the Barclays Center, named after the London-based financial services ...


After Pataki: GOP at a Crossroad

Saturday, January 13, 2007

After 12 years of prominence in a largely Democratic bastion, New York state Republicans have been decimated. Democrats have come back in top state and national offices with a vengeance. The state's Republicans are left with a party in disarray. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more:



Spitzer Calls on Government to Work for Whole State

Thursday, January 04, 2007

In his first state-of-the-state address, Governor Eliot Spitzer proposed sweeping reforms in government ethics, education, health care and the economy. He said it's time for New York's stagnant government to start working for the entire state. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: In the hour long speech, ...


How Will Spitzer Pay for His Agenda?

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Governor Eliot Spitzer's broad agenda of cutting property taxes, insuring all children and improving education has been applauded. But how will he pay for it? WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

REPORTER: In his state-of-the-state address, Governor Spitzer says he will introduce a three-year, $6 billion property tax ...