Azi Paybarah

Garner family doctor supports city examiner's findings:

'The most severe finding was the neck compression'

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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Scott Stringer tries to turn Eliot Spitzer into Mitt Romney

Today, Stringer released five years worth of tax returns and called on Spitzer to do the same, purposely framing the question to focus on Spitzer's time since he left the governor's mansion in disgrace.

Jul. 16, 2013

 
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Spitzer’s campaign site is up, more or less

Before today, the Spitzer2013.com directed vistors to a generic page saying the site was registed, but not developed. Today, that changed. Slightly.

Jul. 16, 2013

 
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What is Huma Abedin’s support worth to Anthony Weiner?

Anthony Weiner is now one half of the "Tabloid Twins," along with Eliot Spitzer.

Jul. 16, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner gets an infusion of taxi money as he denounces Bloomberg’s outer-borough plan

Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner received $23,805 in direct contributions from taxi cab drivers and employees at their dispatch companies in the last six months, according to data from his campaign finance report filed yesterday.

Jul. 16, 2013

 
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Eliot Spitzer leads, Scott Stringer calls for spending limits

From Capital

"Married men support Weiner and married women back Quinn" [Dana Rubinstein]

Eliot Spitzer brushed aside Scott Stringer's plea that the former governor limit his campaign spending. [Reid Pillifant]

Bill Thompson elaborates on his Trayvon Martin tweet, and Assemblywoman Annette Robinson said the controversy will motivate voters. [Azi Paybarah]

"The last time Al Jazeera nada big American strategy, it was rejected" [Joe Pompeo]

The media is begging to assess Michael Bloomberg's legacy. [Joe Pompeo]

Jul. 15, 2013

 
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Thompson elaborates on a Trayvon Martin tweet

Thompson added, "Trayvon Martin was followed only because he was a black teenager" and "if you listen to the trail, that was very clear."

Jul. 15, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Thompson, once a fan of Ray Kelly, dissents from a pro-Kelly campaign

After U.S. homeland security secretary Janet Napolitano announced she was stepping down, Senator Chuck Schumer called the White House and suggested a replacement: New York Police Department commissioner Ray Kelly.

Jul. 15, 2013

 
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With Bill Thompson after the George Zimmerman verdict

Hours after George Zimmerman was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter this weekend for the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black 17-year-old he confronted in his gated community, New York's only black mayoral candidate was in a church in Queens, praying.

Jul. 15, 2013

 
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Kelly critics lobby for Kelly, Spitzer makes Weiner look shy

Scott Stringer said "You cannot run for comptroller in the city of New York without a robust primary challenge" and denied pressuring two other candidates out of the race earlier. [Azi Paybarah]

Anthony Weiner wants to displace Christine Quinn as the pro-ferry candidate. [Dana Rubinstein]

"Mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner doesn't know what he's talking about when he talks about borough taxis, said his rival Bill Thompson today, during a phone call with reporters." [Dana Rubinstein]

Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer have very different media strategies. [Reid Pillifant]

Sam Sifton will go from being the Times national editor to their "Snowfaller in Chief." [Joe Pompeo]

Jul. 12, 2013

 
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Liu and Stringer back Ray Kelly for homeland security secretary

City Comptroller John Liu "thinks Commissioner Kelly would make a fantastic Homeland Security Secretary," his campaign spokesperson told me via email.

Jul. 12, 2013