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