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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Video briefing: Weiner makes a liberal case against Ol' Dirty Bastardism

"It weakens us, every one story about someone getting out of a limousine and using food stamps. It weakens the food stamp program."

Jun. 27, 2013

 
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A conveniently timed vote on an inspector general for the NYPD

Two police oversight bills passed the City Council early this morning with veto-proof majorities.

Jun. 27, 2013

 
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New poll shows Quinn, Weiner and Thompson in a virtual tie

The Quinnpiac poll has Quinn leading the field with 19 percent, Weiner with 17 percent and Thompson with 16 percent, all within or hovering close to the poll's 2.8 percent margin of error.

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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The mayoral front-runners, the death of DOMA

From Capital

A Q poll shows Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner and Bill Thompson bunched up at the front of the Democratic mayoral pack. [Azi Paybarah]

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others welcome the Supreme Court's ruling striking down DOMA. [Reid Pillifant]

Gillibrand is trying to raise money for Wendy Davis, the Texas legislator who filibustered a local antiabortion bill. [Reid Pillifant]

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner and the cell advantage

What's the significance of the fact that Weiner's margin comes mostly from from cell-phone users?

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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Video briefing: Weiner, new Democratic front-runner, on ‘neanderthals in the House of Representatives’

Weiner, who won national attention for his tirades on the congressional floor against Republicans, said "maybe we'll get the neanderthals in the House of Representatives to turn around and pass immigration reform."

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner, campaigning against the status quo, leads in a poll

At a mayoral forum about housing last night, Anthony Weiner stood up and told a crowd of mostly low-income residents: "If you like the way things are going, don't vote for me."

Jun. 26, 2013

 
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A call for clarity; weed deferred; what the Supreme Court did to majority-minority districts

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said the Voting Rights Act is "not ancient history" and Al Sharpton said today's Supreme Court ruling was "a devastating blow to Americans, particularly African-Americans who are now at the mercy of state government." [Azi Paybarah]

Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese wants a primary with less bullshit. [Dana Rubinstein]

32BJ, which backed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2009, endorsed Christine Quinn. The union's president said, "We know what to expect." [Dana Rubinstein]

Medical marijuana? Maybe next year, say advocates. [Dana Rubinstein]

Jun. 25, 2013

 
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‘Not ancient history’: Reaction to the Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act

The Rev. Al Sharpton said the decision was "a devastating blow to Americans, particularly African-Americans who are now at the mercy of state governments."

 

 

Jun. 25, 2013

 
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Video briefing: The unlikely process champions of the New York City Council

The most vocal opposition to the Motions to Discharge in the Council yesterday came not from Democrats worried about weakening the power of the Speaker, but from Republicans.

Jun. 25, 2013