Azi Paybarah

P.B.A. president cites Garner's 'serious health problems':

Patrick Lynch says there needs to be 'a complete and thorough analysis of all the factors that played a part in this tragedy'

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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Weiner announces from Brooklyn, while de Blasio saddles him with Park Avenue

Anthony Weiner launched his mayoral campaign with a video posted after midnight last night, late enough to avoid being on the front page of the New York daily newspapers (thereby avoiding the tabloids' requisite wiener-entry headlines).

May. 22, 2013

 
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Weiner launches mayoral campaign: ‘I hope I get a second chance to work for you’

In a video released early Wednesday morning, former congressman Anthony Weiner says he's made some "big mistakes and let a lot of people down" but "I hope I get a second chance to work for you."

May. 22, 2013

 
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Hillary Clinton’s buzz, Anthony Weiner’s staff

What do Hillary Clinton's 2008 people say about Hillary Clinton 2016? [Josh Benson and Jason Horowitz]

Clinton's poll numbers strong, post-Benghazi. [Reid Pillifant]

Anthony Weiner hired Camille Joseph, a former Obama campaign aide and adviser to Senator Gillibrand to be his campaign's political director. [Azi Paybarah]

 

May. 21, 2013

 
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Thompson releases a video with Meeks, a little

Here's a web video Bill Thompson's mayoral campaign released late yesterday, which they are touting in an email to supporters. The video features Rep. Greg Meeks of southeast Queens. Briefly.

May. 21, 2013

 
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Cuomo says JCOPE was the best he could do

"Could you have gotten anything else passed" Cuomo asked rhetorically, during a press conference in Albany. "The answer is no."

May. 21, 2013

 
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Source: Anthony Weiner hires a former Obama and Gillibrand aide

According to a source, Anthony Weiner hired a former Obama campaign aide and advisor to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to be the political director of his mayoral campaign, the latest sign the former congressman will enter the Democratic primary contest.

May. 21, 2013

 
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A state senator, a councilman and a rap video denouncing stop-and-frisk

State Senator Kevin Parker and Councilman Jumaane Williams make cameo appearances in this music video of a song denouncing the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy, which is currently the subject of a federal lawsuit in Manhattan.

May. 21, 2013

 
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Thompson explains the success of the Board of Education

There was a time when Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he did not want to take questions from reporters about whatever it is that the candidates running to replace him said or did on the campaign trail.

May. 21, 2013

 
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Queens goes for Christine, Melinda and Reshma; Dicker’s ‘confidential’ inquiry

Anthony Weiner and Howard Wolfson are not done fighting. [Reid Pillifant]

Headline: "Defending Silver, Cuomo says sexual harassment is a societal problem" [Dana Rubinstein]

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reprises her role as an activist. [Dana Rubinstein]

Councilman Oliver Koppell withdrew his taxi legislation after advocates withdrew their support for it. [Dana Rubinstein]

May. 20, 2013

 
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Dicker, now a Cuomo enemy, bridles at the Josh Vlasto treatment

In his column today, New York Post state editor Fred Dicker referred to Josh Vlasto, a top aide to Governor Andrew Cuomo as an "increasingly notorious spokesman" who is "considered untrustworthy by many reporters."

May. 20, 2013