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Joe Hynes leaves the Democratic reservation, officially

Brooklyn district attorney Charles (Joe) Hynes officially kicked off his resuscitated campaign for re-election this morning, at a rowdy announcement on the steps of Brooklyn's borough hall.

Oct. 8, 2013

 
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Schumer: ‘Can’t have a grand bargain without revenues’

Sen. Chuck Schumer is skeptical that a grand bargain could be in the offing to settle the current government shutdown and raise the federal debt limit later this month.

Oct. 8, 2013

 
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Ken Thompson accepts a Schumer nod, pleads ignorance on an old Brooklyn boss

Sen. Chuck Schumer endorsed Ken Thompson for Brooklyn district attorney today, a month after Thompson won the Democratic primary, and just a few days after Thompson learned he would face a re-match in the general election.

Oct. 7, 2013

 
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Bloomberg blames ‘Washington,’ and gerrymandering, for the shutdown

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a moment from a mayoral roundtable on "Morning Joe" today to chastise both parties for the current government shutdown.

Oct. 7, 2013

 
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Sunday shows: Boehner, not budging, gets a ‘friendly challenge’ from Schumer

"I'm not hearing much new here this morning," George Stephanopoulos told House Speaker John Boehner, toward the end of a frustrating interview that was supposed to have been Sunday morning's big exclusive.

Oct. 6, 2013

 
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In New York, Pelosi talks up child care, paid leave and the shutdown

On Friday morning, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi came to New York to talk about a new priority for the women's movement in Washington.

Oct. 4, 2013

 
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Hynes will keep running after all, Thompson campaign says it’s ‘sad’

Brooklyn district attorney Charles "Joe" Hynes has decided to re-start his re-election campaign, following his defeat last month in the Democratic primary.

Oct. 3, 2013

 
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‘Candy for breakfast’: Gillibrand on beating back a Republican ‘tantrum’

In an appearance on "Morning Joe" today, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Republicans' new push to fund select parts of government during the current shutdown is a "gimmick."

Oct. 2, 2013

 
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Michael Grimm calls for a debt ceiling deal to end the shutdown

Rep. Michael Grimm said the moderate voices in the Republican Party have "two problems" in trying to negotiate an end to the current government shutdown, "one on the left, and one on the right."

Oct. 2, 2013

 
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Schumer and Gillibrand oppose a shutdown tax concession, on principle

Despite their misgivings about the medical device tax included in President Obama's signature health care law, senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand both agree that repealing the tax shouldn't be on the table as House Republicans search for an exit strategy from the current government shutdown.

Oct. 1, 2013