Azi Paybarah

State Democratic mailer warns voters they'll be watched:

'Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record.'

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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De Blasio says Quinn shares the blame for stop-and-frisk

Minutes after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn released a statement saying today's federal ruling against the city's police department's use of stop-and-frisk "affirms what we have known for a long time," one of her rivals said she was partly to blame for the policy.

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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A big moment for the ‘Anti-Weiner,’ whoever that is

Anthony Weiner once led the Democratic mayoral primary in public opinion polls. Now, he's in fourth place and saddled with toxic unfavorables, creating an opportunity, in the zero-sum context of the primary, for whichever of his rivals is perceived as the "anti-Weiner."

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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Scheindlin appoints a federal monitor to oversee stop-and-frisk

A federal judge has ordered that a federal monitor oversee the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice, capping a years-long debate about the city's proactive policing measures, which critics say unfairly target young black and Latino men.

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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Poll: ‘Powerful forces’ may be the least of Anthony Weiner’s problems

In a Siena University poll released this morning, 77 percent of registered Democrats say they have an unfavorable view of Anthony Weiner. Among women, that number is 81 percent, and among voters who identify themselves as liberal, it's 75 percent.

Aug. 12, 2013

 
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The Bill Lynch legacy

When Scott Stringer owned a bar. [Dana Rubinstein]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sees some "common ground" with Eric Cantor on voting reforms. [Reid Pillifant]

Christine Quinn wants Sal Albanese at the debate on Tuesday. [Dana Rubinstein]

Anthony Weiner baits the British media, with purpose. [Azi Paybarah]

Aug. 9, 2013

 
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After deliberation, a Democratic club sticks with Micah Kellner

A reader passed along these minutes from a meeting of the Lenox Hill Democratic Club, which voted this morning against withdrawing an endorsement of assemblyman and City Council candidate Micah Kellner.

Aug. 9, 2013

 
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‘Wall Street Journal’ gets a nip-tuck: What’s News feature to reduce to one column

Top Journal employees were informed on a conference call earlier this week.

Aug. 9, 2013

 
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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