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Sunday shows: Republican senators try to clean up a shutdown mess

On Sunday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he was "cautiously hopeful" that leaders in the Senate can negotiate an end to the current government shutdown.

Oct. 14, 2013

 
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A ‘grass roots’ Twitter campaign for Hynes that looks like ‘astroturf’ to Thompson

Brooklyn district attorney Charles (Joe) Hynes is receiving some very enthusiastic support from a handful of new Twitter users, who use stock photos for their avatars and appear to have devoted their accounts entirely to his campaign.

Oct. 11, 2013

 
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Jeff Klein gets an ‘award’ for environmental inaction

State Senator Jeff Klein is being faulted for not doing enough to help advance environmental legislation in the senate.

Oct. 9, 2013

 
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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