Azi Paybarah

On Thanksgiving, Giuliani condemns post-Ferguson protests:

'These people who are protesting don't put their lives at risk to save your children.'

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, 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

From Capital

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

 
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How Howard Wolfson learned to loathe the U.F.T.

Howard Wolfson, a son of public-school teachers who is now a top aide to Michael Bloomberg, said recently that he used to be "pretty reflexively" supportive of the United Federation of Teachers.

Jun. 25, 2013

 
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Morgenthau recalls the '70s, Gillibrand criticizes Snowden

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Edward Snowden leaks are "criminal." [Reid Pillifant]

"At 4:30 am on Saturday morning, Albany finally gave New York City something it had been requesting for ten years: a few speed cameras." [Dana Rubinstein]

Media's British invasion, reconsidered. [Joe Pompeo]

Democrats Jim Gennaro and Peter Koo and Peter Vallone Jr. voted against forcing a vote on two police-oversight bills. [Azi Paybarah]

Jun. 24, 2013

 
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Over committee opposition, the Council forces a vote on police-oversight bills

The City Council voted overwhelmingly voted in favor of forcing a vote on two controversial bills that were blocked in committee, in a rare procedural move without precedent in City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's eight-year tenure.

Jun. 24, 2013

 
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Kelly and Bloomberg say police bills boost gangs and ‘al-Qaeda wannabes’

In a last-ditch effort to block two bills from passing the City Council, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and top law enforcement officials said city police officers will be disincentivized from doing police work and keeping the public safe if those bills became law.

Jun. 24, 2013

 
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Bloomberg’s budget, Bloomberg’s police force

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's last budget does not raise taxes or include increases in fines or fees, he said. At a press conference announcing the deal with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and some Council members, the mayor also said it does not include more money to increase the size of the New York Police Department.

Jun. 24, 2013