Azi Paybarah

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Bio: Azi Paybarah is a reporter for Capital. He has covered politics for The New York Observer, WNYC, The New York Sun and the New York Press.

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Anthony Weiner baits the British media, with purpose

At one point, he said simply, "It's hard to take you seriously."

Aug. 9, 2013

 
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In a debate, Stringer reveals an uncomplicated anti-Spitzer strategy

At a fiery first debate this morning, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer did his best to remind voters about the prostitution scandal that felled former governor Eliot Spitzer.

Aug. 9, 2013

 
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The Times suggests an Albanese-for-Weiner trade

Back in March, I wrote about the problems debate organizers were having in deciding which candidates to invite and which to exclude.

Aug. 9, 2013

 
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Cuomo’s bass, Quinn’s lead, Weiner’s pitch

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand thinks her military reform bill will pass, and is aiming to get 60 votes. [Reid Pillifant]

What would i took like if the Times had to fine a Bezos, too? [Tom McGeveran]

In John Catsimatidis' new ad, there's a mention of "Quinn" and "Ray Kell" but not together. [Azi Paybarah]

Aug. 8, 2013

 
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Spitzer urges a public ‘conversation’ about privacy from the media

The public, Spitzer said, knows there is some privacy that is needed but is "hard to maintain" and "whether it's Twitter or the N.S.A. [National Security Agency] technology has eroded those zones of privacy that used to exist."

Aug. 8, 2013

 
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De Blasio: ‘I am going to make sure’ affordable housing is built at Atlantic Yards

"I remain a supporter of the Atlantic Yards development and I am going to make sure that that affordable housing gets done," de Blasio said.

Aug. 8, 2013

 
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A Catsimatidis ad says ‘Quinn’ and ‘Kelly’ but doesn’t connect them

Here's the latest ad from Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, touting his opposition to police oversight bills that recently passed the City Council over the objections of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police commissioner Ray Kelly.

Aug. 8, 2013

 
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Dilan takes himself off a Bloomberg target list

Ever since the New York City Council narrowly passed a bill allowing lawsuits against the police for biased-based stops, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been looking for a councilmember to help him block it.

Aug. 8, 2013

 
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Now Carolyn Maloney disappears from Kellner’s endorsement list, too

Shortly after the Times reported on sexual harassment accusations involving Assemblyman Micah Kellner, he lost the endorsements of several lawmakers who had initially supported his bid for a City Council seat on Manhattan's East Side.

Aug. 8, 2013

 
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De Blasio, running as the anti-Bloomberg, leads with Dante

Bill de Blasio is going up on television with an ad featuring his 15-year-old son, Dante. In it, Dante says his dad is the only candidate with the "guts to really break from the Bloomberg years" and the only one who "will end a stop-and-frisk era that unfairly targets people of color."

Aug. 8, 2013