Azi Paybarah

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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NYPD designated mosques as terrorist organizations, AP reports

In one document from the NYPD's Technical Operations Unit about a man named Mohammad Elshinawy, they wrote "TIU believes that he is a threat due to the fact that he is so highly regarded by so many young and impressionable individuals."

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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Howard Dean responds to Howard Wolfson on term limits

Donald Trump is Eric Schneiderman's perfect enemy. [Reid Pillifant]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $350,000 to help protect Colorado senators from a recall. [Reid Pillifant]

Kirsten Gillibrand raised money to fight a pro-gun recall in Colorado. [Reid Pillifant]

 

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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De Blasio makes a simple talking point of Quinn’s complicated Ray Kelly position

Bill de Blasio said at a press conference today that Christine Quinn's desire to keep the current NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly in place while supporting the creation of an inspector general to oversee department policy is "the greatest contradiction in the world."

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Stringer ad mentions values and endorsements, not Spitzer

Scott Stringer's latest ad mentions the fact that he was endorsed by the Times, Daily News and New York Post, but it's really about values.

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Vallone advertises his family and Ray Kelly

Here's a 60-second television ad from Queens borough president candidate Peter Vallone Jr., who is running against Melinda Katz, a former City Councilwoman who has attacked Vallone for being too conservative on social issues like abortion.

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Howard Dean defends de Blasio from ‘one of the greatest spinmeisters’

Top Bloomberg aide Howard Wolfson went on NY1 last night and criticized Bill de Blasio's mayoral platform, arguing that the public advocate was inconsistent on term limits and would bring New York City back to the high-crime era of the 1970s.

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Trying to get de Blasio dirty on term limits, too

The extension of term limits is without a doubt one of Christine Quinn's biggest problems in the Democratic primary, but now it's becoming a headache for Bill de Blasio, too.

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Quinn’s flexilibity, Catsimatidis' ad money

From Capital

Rep. Carolyn Maloney said she's supporting Christine Quinn, in part, because the spaker "changed her mind" about the "paid sick time" bill. [Reid Pillifant]

Quinn's ad about the "unanimous" endorsement from the city's daily papers, is mostly about the Times. [Azi Paybarah]

John Catsimatidis attack ads so Joe Lhota's name a lot. So do Joe Lhota's ads. [Azi Paybarah]

Aug. 26, 2013

 
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The complicated ‘math’ of the Manhattan borough president race

Moments before walking into a fund-raiser last year at Coogan's in upper Manhattan, Robert Jackson said running for Manhattan borough president against Gale Brewer, Jessica Lappin and Julie Menin "would be fantastic" for him.

Aug. 26, 2013

 
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Quinn’s ‘unanimous’ endorsement ad is mostly about the ‘Times’

Christine Quinn's campaign is out with a television ad touting the fact she was endorsed by the editorial pages of all three major daily newspapers. But in the 30-second ad, they really only focus on one: the Times.

Aug. 26, 2013