Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will not support President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight against the militant group Islamic State.
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After his preferred candidate went down to a humbling defeat in the city's Democratic primary last night, Mayor Michael Bloomberg lost two more races two time zones to the west.
For the first time in decades, Brooklyn will have a new district attorney.
Ken Thompson, a former federal prosecutor and private attorney with a penchant for high profile cases, defeated longtime incumbent Charles "Joe" Hynes on Tuesday night, after a bitter campaign that often devolved into personal attacks.
Joe Lhota won the Republican nomination for New York City mayor on Tuesday night, in a relatively easy victory over billionaire John Catsimatidis.
Bill de Blasio celebrated a big victory in New York's Democratic primary on Tuesday night, even as polls showed he might still require a run-off to the secure the nomination.
With a diplomatic resolution suddenly in sight, both of New York's senators say they're open to an alternative that avoids military intervention in the Syrian civil war.
On Monday, just before submitting himself to New York's primary voters, Anthony Weiner made four appearances on national television.
At a campaign stop in Carroll Gardens yesterday morning, Bill de Blasio said he still believes there will be a run-off in the Democratic primary, and that his "focal point" will be on winning the nomination.
At a rally in Williamsburg last night, Bill de Blasio received an endorsement from leaders in the Ahrony sect of the Satmar community, who cited his willingness to allow the unfettered practice of metzitzah b'peh, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish tradition in which a mohel sucks the blood from the wound of a circumcised penis.
In a live follow-up to his interview on "Meet the Press" yesterday, Anthony Weiner cut off a question about his wife, Huma Abedin, and said he doesn't foresee running for Congress in the future.
On Sunday morning, "Meet the Press" took a brief break from the situation in Syria for an exclusive interview with the candidate currently running in fourth place in New York's Democratic primary for mayor.