Elaine Rivera

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Clinton and Obama Campaigns Rally around the City

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Supporters of both Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama held events throughout the city this weekend ahead of the Super Tuesday primaries.

REPORTER: At Columbus Circle Saturday, about 300 exuberant Obama supporters turned out for a Women for Obama Rally. Manhattan resident Michelle Willens ...


New Yorkers Gather to Watch Debate

Friday, February 01, 2008

REPORTER: Last night, dozens of people gathered at a Park Slope restaurant to watch the final Democratic debate before next week's presidential primary.

Hillary Clinton supporters organized the party at The Dram Shop, a local restaurant.

They were joined by other patrons - Obama supporters - as ...


Giuliani Disappoints Local Republicans

Thursday, January 31, 2008

When New York Republicans were trounced during last year's state races, they pinned their hopes to a Giuliani presidential candidacy as a way to prevent further losses.

The Democrats have closed the gap in the Republican majority Senate and hope to take over this year with ...


New Criiminal Court Opens in the Bronx

Monday, January 28, 2008

After two years of delays, the long awaited new Bronx criminal court house will open its doors today. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

REPORTER: The glass-encased building - named the Bronx County Hall of Justice - spans two city blocks on 161st street. The opening comes after ...


Giuliani Ad Features Brother of Firefighter Killed on 9/11

Friday, January 25, 2008

Rudy Giuliani's campaign released an ad in Florida today featuring a brother of a firefighter killed on 9/11.

REPORTER: The 30-second spot comes after months of protests at various Giuliani campaign events by a group of New York City firefighters and family members of first responders ...


Clinton Returns to Northeast

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Boisterous crowds greeted Senator Hillary Clinton during two campaign stops in New Jersey last night. The Garden State is one of 20 holding a primary on February 5th or Super Tuesday. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

Hundreds of people waited to see the Democratic presidential candidate at ...


Clinton Speaks in Harlem Day After Nevada Win

Monday, January 21, 2008

A day after winning the Nevada caucuses, Senator Hillary Clinton was in Harlem at the Abyssinian Baptist Church. And she took a break from the heated campaign rhetoric to praise her main rival Barack Obama.

REPORTER: On the eve of the Martin Luther King holiday, Clinton ...


In Harlem, tough choice: Clinton or Obama?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Harlem has been the New York pulse of support for the Clintons. But with the emergence of Barack Obama as a formidable opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, the community's loyalty is now torn between their senator AND the man who could become America's first ...


Activists in Clinton Country Attempt to Rally the Troops

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A group of politicians and ministers from around the city say they will be working with the Obama campaign to expand his support in New York and other states. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports:

REPORTER: At Brooklyn's First Baptist Church, a handful of black leaders announced that ...


Sen. Clinton Talks About MLK in Midtown

Monday, January 14, 2008

Senator Hillary Clinton brought her presidential campaign to New York today, and spoke about the legacy of Martin Luther King at a union event in Midtown.

REPORTER: Her appearance comes as Clinton engages in a week-long, back-and-forth debate with rival Barak Obama over questions of racial ...


Are You The One? The Primary Primary

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Josh Rogers, statehouse correspondent for New Hampshire Public Radio, Andrea Bernstein, WNYC's political director, and Elaine Rivera, WNYC Reporter, look at primary day in New Hampshire.

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Adolfo Carrion to Run for City Comptroller

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion says he's throwing his hat into the city comptroller's race - ending speculation that he was going for a mayoral bid. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

Carrion joins a crowded field of four other candidates who are currently seeking to be the ...


New York City's Small Business Manufacturers Encounter Dearth of Skilled Employees

Monday, December 10, 2007

While their numbers have decreased in past decades, more than 500,000 industrial jobs remain in New York City. Small business manufacturers say they have job openings that pay good wages with benefits. But some employers say they can't find skilled employees. Vocational training and other ...


Changes to Latino Voting Population

Friday, December 07, 2007

The modest gains Republicans have made with Latino voters in the last several years appears to be slipping. That's according to a new poll, which finds them once again leaning heavily Democrat. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

The report by the Pew Hispanic Center found that ...


Giuliani Ends Control of Firm

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani has handed the reins of his consulting company, Giuliani Partners, over to longtime friend Peter Powers. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

Up to now, when asked about his role in the firm, the Giuliani campaign has avoided details, only saying "he ...


Does Psychology Affect Giuliani's Campaign Success?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

When he was Mayor, Rudy Giuilani had a complex relationship with New Yorkers. At times he was revered, others, despised. Yet, around the country Republican voters are responding mostly positively to his incarnation as a Presidential candidate. WNYC's Elaine Rivera turns to psychology to find ...


Giuliani Steps Down from Consulting Firm

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Republican presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani hands over the reins of his consulting company, Giuliani Partners, to longtime friend Peter Powers. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

Up to now, when asked about his role in the firm, the Giuliani campaign has avoided details, saying only "he spends ...


State Rewards Schools Working to Reduce Class Size

Monday, November 26, 2007

Governor Eliot Spitzer this morning visited a Bronx junior high school where a new state grant is helping reduce class sizes. This is part of the money won in the settlement to reform school funding formulas across the state.

REPORTER: Spitzer praised the contracts his administration ...


Feds Come Through with Major Funds for City Subway

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Second Avenue subway line gets a much-needed injection of federal money. The head of the Department of Transportation was in town to announce a $1.3 billion guarantee to help complete phase one. WNYC's Elaine Rivera has more.

REPORTEr: Preliminary work already has started on the ...


Giuliani Gets New Advice from the Right

Friday, November 16, 2007

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani has added eight new legal advisors to his campaign, from the conservative wing of the party. The move is part of a continuing effort to bolster the former mayor’s conservative credentials. WNYC's Elaine Rivera reports.

Candidates regularly announce endorsements, but Giuliani ...