Reverend says there's 'no doubt' about civil rights violations
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.
But attacking Thompson for having ties to D'Amato is problematic.
Other Democrats have taken donations and accepted D'Amato's support publicly, including Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.
State Senator Daniel Squadron's consultants predict he could have more than $1 million than his competitors in the public advocate's race to help him reach voters heading into the September primary, according to a campaign memo they are circulating to supporters.
For today's Video Briefing, here's the story of Assemblyman Vito Lopez, courtesy of the reporters who cover him, and the women who use to work for him.
There are no criminal charges after an investigation of Assemblyman Vito Lopez, but plenty of lurid details of questionable behavior.
He asked another woman working for him on a trip to Russia: "One drinking partner, one train car, one bed — yes or no?" A fourth woman said he pried her legs open and forced his hand along her inner thigh "all the way up."
Christie is better known that Cuomo, and Cuomo has the power to change that whenever he wants.
Former city comptroller Bill Thompson said Christine Quinn's story was "touching" and "inspiring."
Bill Thompson "absolutely" denied a report in the Post this morning that he was open to endorsing scandal-plagued assemblyman and former Brooklyn Democratic boss Vito Lopez, who is running for City Council and was censured by colleagues after the state made a six-figure payout to female staffers who accused him of sexual harassment.
Then the experts weighed in.