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Poll: De Blasio pulls away from Quinn and Thompson, closing on 40

Bill de Blasio has increased his lead over his main rivals among Democratic voters and would defeat each of them in a runoff, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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Weiner on NYPD surveillance allegations: ‘shocking and indefensible’

Anthony Weiner said the NYPD's tactic of investigating mosques, as described in an Associated Press story this morning, is "shocking and indefensible."

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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After an AP report on NYPD mosque surveillance, Liu promises an audit

Back in 2011, in the first of what turned out to be a series of stories which earned them a Pulitzer Prize, Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman reported that no one had audited the NYPD's "intelligence unit, which had a $62 million budget last year."

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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The NYPD’s secret garbage can logo

One detail that's hard to ignore is the logo for the NYPD's "Technical Operations Unit": a garbage can with binoculoars, a cameara and a pair of eyes peering out from underneath the lid.

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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NYPD designated mosques as terrorist organizations, AP reports

In one document from the NYPD's Technical Operations Unit about a man named Mohammad Elshinawy, they wrote "TIU believes that he is a threat due to the fact that he is so highly regarded by so many young and impressionable individuals."

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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Howard Dean responds to Howard Wolfson on term limits

Donald Trump is Eric Schneiderman's perfect enemy. [Reid Pillifant]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $350,000 to help protect Colorado senators from a recall. [Reid Pillifant]

Kirsten Gillibrand raised money to fight a pro-gun recall in Colorado. [Reid Pillifant]

 

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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De Blasio makes a simple talking point of Quinn’s complicated Ray Kelly position

Bill de Blasio said at a press conference today that Christine Quinn's desire to keep the current NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly in place while supporting the creation of an inspector general to oversee department policy is "the greatest contradiction in the world."

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Stringer ad mentions values and endorsements, not Spitzer

Scott Stringer's latest ad mentions the fact that he was endorsed by the Times, Daily News and New York Post, but it's really about values.

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Vallone advertises his family and Ray Kelly

Here's a 60-second television ad from Queens borough president candidate Peter Vallone Jr., who is running against Melinda Katz, a former City Councilwoman who has attacked Vallone for being too conservative on social issues like abortion.

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Howard Dean defends de Blasio from ‘one of the greatest spinmeisters’

Top Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson went on NY1 last night and criticized Bill de Blasio's mayoral platform, arguing that the public advocate was inconsistent on term limits and would bring New York City back to the high-crime era of the 1970s.

Aug. 27, 2013