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Catsimatidis blankets New York media in ads

In announcing Lhota's ad, the campaign said their 30 seconds spot will be airing "on cable stations across New York City." In an email exchange with me today, a Lhota spokeswoman confirmed the ad is not running in Manhattan.

Jun. 3, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner’s racially divisive attack, and apology, unearthed and broadcasted

This weekend, MSNBC's Steve Kornacki took another look at a professionally crucial episode in Anthony Weiner's past, producing a piece of literature Weiner distributed in his 1991 Council race which helped him capitalize on racial tension from the Crown Heights riots to win.

Jun. 3, 2013

 
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Now, Thompson raises off Quinn’s ‘environmental racism’ comment

Last week, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said, not for the first time, that reopening of a waste-transfer facility at East 91st Street and York Avenue would help correct a problem of "environmental racism," and that opponents of the facility would be standing in the way of that correction.

 

Jun. 3, 2013

 
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Thompson pans evaluations, but what does his campaign chair think?

The state has announced a new plan to evaluate public school teachers, something that City Hall and the teachers union had been unable to agree on after months of stalled negotiations.

Jun. 3, 2013

 
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De Blasio’s final decision, Quinn’s robot followers

"Cuomo trusts mayoral candidates will do the right thing on municipal contracts" [Reid Pillifant]

Bill Thompson wants an apology from Christine Quinn for her "environmental racism" remark. [Azi Paybarah]

After voting twice to build the East 91st Street garbage station, and then questioning whether to continue that plan after Hurricane Sandy, Bill de Blasio announced he does, in fact, support the plan. [Dana Rubinstein]

May. 31, 2013

 
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Lacking county support, Peralta drops Queens borough president bid

Peralta's move emphasizes the potency of the county's endorsement in this down-ballot race for an office whose core functions were gutted after the city charter change in 1990. (Some have floated the idea of scrapping the office all together.) Without many policy issues separating the candidates, the race is likely to be geographic and ethnic politics.

May. 31, 2013

 
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Thompson wants an apology from Quinn for her ‘environmental racism’ remark

Former comptroller Bill Thompson said he wants an apology from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn after he said she said he and other opponents of a garbage facility on the Upper East Side were guilty of "environmental racism."

May. 31, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Fact-checking a flip-flop accusation against Bill Thompson

For today's Video Briefing, a look at former councilman Sal Albanese's accusation that former comptroller Bill Thompson flip-flopped on the issue of whether to allow the New York Police Department's surveillance program, which critics say unfairly targets Muslim houses of worship, business and even student associations.

May. 31, 2013

 
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The sources of Anthony Weiner’s institutional support

Michael Howard Saul has some fun details in his piece this morning about upcoming fund-raising activities for Anthony Weiner.

May. 31, 2013

 
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A message from Ted Cruz, a story from Chris Quinn, and a warning from Bill de Blasio

Senator Ted Cruz said President Barack Obama can't be trusted with expanded background checks because of the scandals with the I.R.S. and monitoring reporters. [Reid Pillifant]

Cruz liked how the New York State Republican Party spokesman defended his apperance at the party's fund-raiser. [Reid Pillifant]

Federal Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Senator Chuck Schumer announced an important step towards easing congestion on the Amtrak corridor connected New York to the rest of the East Coast, the most congested rail corridor in the hemisphere. [Dana Rubinstein]

May. 30, 2013