Reid Pillifant

Sharpton targets Astorino on HUD housing:

Rev. Al Sharpton is taking on Westchester County executive Rob Astorino.

Bio: Reid Pillifant is a political editor and reporter for Capital. He was previously an editor and reporter at the New York Observer. Contact him at reid[at]capitalnewyork.com.

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A Colorado gun ad focuses on Bloomberg, with Schumer and Biden cameos

As expected, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become a central figure in the effort by some pro-gun groups to recall two Colorado state senators who helped to pass a package of new gun laws last year.

Sep. 3, 2013

 
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Sunday shows: Kerry cites sarin gas, as he makes the case for a strike in Syria

On Sunday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry revealed for the first time that the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons appears to have involved sarin gas.

 

Sep. 2, 2013

 
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Lhota raises $164K, with help from Kochs and a Bloomberg

Joe Lhota raised just over $164,000 in the latest three-week filing period, according to his latest filing with the city's Campaign Finance Board.

Aug. 31, 2013

 
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‘Did you look funny?’: A Republican debate, starting with stop-and-frisk

At a televised debate on Wednesday night, the first question for the three Republican candidates for mayor tried to put a personal twist on their unanimous support for stop-and-frisk: Would their opinions change if their own child was stopped?

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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De Blasio predicts public pressure will carry his pre-K tax through Albany

Bill de Blasio thinks a "wellspring" of public support for his plan to tax the city's highest-earners, in order to pay for universal pre-kindergarten, will be enough to carry the idea in Albany.

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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Bloomberg’s anti-recall donations are a big deal in Colorado

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made front-page news in Colorado this morning, after financial disclosure forms showed he had donated $350,000 to help protect two Colorado state senators who are the targets of a recall vote next month.

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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Ray Kelly dismisses a mosque-surveillance report as ‘hyping a book’

Ray Kelly defended, but didn't explicitly deny, an Associated Press story this morning that claimed the New York Police Department labeled entire mosques as terrorist organizations in order to surveill certain activities.

Aug. 28, 2013

 
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Bloomberg gives $350k to help protect Colorado senators from a recall

As promised, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has contributed to the cause of two Colorado legislators facing a recall election next month for their support of new gun laws.

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Spitzer attacks Stringer’s expertise, based on attendance

Scott Stringer's campaign for city comptroller released a list of meetings of the New York City Employee Retirement System that he personally attended, after a conference call by Eliot Spitzer's campaign questioned his participation in the fund.

Aug. 27, 2013

 
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Gillibrand raises to fight a pro-gun recall in Colorado

Kirsten Gillibrand sent out a fund-raising email this morning to help a Colorado Democrat who is the subject of a recall election for casting a crucial vote in favor of new gun laws.

Aug. 27, 2013