Reid Pillifant

Bratton: Police debate about 'societal issues':

NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton told police officers on Friday the unrest and public discourse around changes in the criminal justice system are "not just about us."

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]

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‘Lasting damage’: Pete King on the Republicans' shutdown problem

"We're really living in parallel universes here," Rep. Peter King told me in a brief phone conversation from Washington this morning.

Oct. 1, 2013


Sunday shows: Ted Cruz takes a hard line, laments lack of compromise

On Sunday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas tried to pin the blame for a possible shutdown of the federal government on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Sep. 30, 2013


Senator Working Mom does the circuit for paid family leave

At the start of her Senate career, when she was a little-known Paterson appointee in search of a recognizable political identity, Kirsten Gillibrand set out to become a champion for working women.

Sep. 27, 2013


Hillary Clinton to host for de Blasio

Hillary Clinton will host a fund-raiser for Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio next month, according to a release from the de Blasio campaign.

Sep. 26, 2013


Sunday shows: LaPierre and Manchin each look for more good guys on guns

On Sunday morning, less than a week after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, a national conversation about new gun laws felt like an afterthought.

Sep. 23, 2013


Hillary Clinton talks about 2016, and aides talk about each other

In her first interview since stepping down as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton admitted she wrestles with whether to run for president in 2016, but said she's "pragmatic and realistic" about the possibility.

Sep. 22, 2013


The Clintons endorse Bill de Blasio’s ‘thoughtful, creative’ campaign for mayor

Bill and Hillary Clinton endorsed the mayoral campaign of Bill de Blasio this afternoon.

Sep. 18, 2013


Sunday shows: Obama’s non-linear Syria strategy results in a ‘better position’

In an interview that aired on Sunday morning, President Obama said the United States was in a "better position" to prevent the use of chemical weapons in Syria as a result of a pending deal between the U.S. and Russia.

Sep. 16, 2013


Stumping for ‘Businessweek,’ Bloomberg praises Hank Paulson, and contemplates birding as post-mayoral pastime

"This guy really did save this country and the whole developed world," Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a packed house at the TK theater last night on 59th Street.

Sep. 13, 2013


Rangel: Thompson supporters will hold a ‘strategy meeting’ tonight

Rep. Charlie Rangel said he'll attend a "strategy meeting" with Bill Thompson supporters this evening, to consider options for the second-place candidate.

Sep. 12, 2013