Colby Hamilton

Bio: Colby Hamilton is a freelance reporter. He formerly wrote about politics for WNYC. You can follow him on Twitter: @bcolbyhamilton

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Judge denies Grimm request for ‘cooling-off’ delay

Federal judge Pamela Chen denied a request by Grimm's lawyers for a one-month "cooling-off" period.

11:06 a.m.

 
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Bharara reclaims pension from convicted councilman

The U.S. Attorney in the Southern District said a former councilman will pay $106,000 in pension payments to satisfy a court-ordered forfeiture.

Aug. 28, 2014

 
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Why federal prosecutors are waiting on the Garner case

Pressure is building, but a local investigation is still proceeding

Aug. 21, 2014

 
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De Blasio ignores Teamster carriage industry ‘solutions’

The administration still hasn't responded to the April email, the Teamsters said.

Aug. 4, 2014

 
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Special prosecutor issues new subpoenas in W.F.P. probe

Allied union P.A.C.s, C.F.B. officials and former party operatives expected to be called in.

Aug. 4, 2014

 
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Under police protection, staunchly ecumenist Park51 achieves a sort of normalcy

Lately, Park51 has received scant coverage for any reason at all, even during the president’s visit, except for a National Public Radio piece.

May. 10, 2011

 
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Nadler’s nightmare: The Republican House that murdered stimulus

Jerry Nadler is worried that what's left of the Democratic presence in the House, along with a weakened President Obama, will be unable to stop the Republican House majority from having its way with federal spending.

Dec. 6, 2010

 
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A middle-class soldier in defense of an undistinguished majority

Tony Avella says that a Republican takeover of the State Senate would make the chances of legislative reform even worse.

Nov. 1, 2010

 
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For an immigrant-wrangling campaign volunteer, no ‘enthusiasm gap’

This is the third in a new five-part series called "The New York Vote," a partnership between WNYC and Capital New York. We will be painting a portrait of the New York electorate in 2010, as explained by a diverse cast of political players.

 

Today, we interview an immigrant activist on Staten Island. There is no enthusiasm gap for her from 2008, when she worked for Barack Obama, and 2010, when she is fighting to elect Michael McMahon against a Tea Party challenger.

>> Watch the video and read the story here: For an Immigrant-Wrangling Campaign Volunteer, No Enthusiasm Gap (WNYC.org)

Oct. 22, 2010

 
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In the age of the Tea Party, who are the New York Conservatives?

Today, we present the first in a new five-part series called "The New York Vote," a partnership between WNYC and Capital New York. We will be painting a portrait of the New York electorate in 2010, as explained by a diverse cast of political players.

Oct. 15, 2010