Reid Pillifant

Moreland co-chair responds to 'schadenfreude':

Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick, a Republican who co-chaired the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, fired back on Monday at critics of the way the commission was disbanded.

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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Mark-Viverito ‘not sure’ when Council will ban carriages

Melissa Mark-Viverito, the newly elected speaker of the City Council, said on Sunday that a ban on horse carriages, which Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to enact during his first week in office, may not happen so immediately.

Jan. 12, 2014

 
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Times disputes Tish James' Dasani claim

The New York Times says Tish James wasn't a source for the paper's reporting on Dasani

Jan. 2, 2014

 
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Clinton ‘strongly endorses’ de Blasio

Clinton offered his full-throated support for Bill de Blasio's agenda, while praising the outgoing mayor

Jan. 1, 2014

 
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Sunday shows: Kerry defends an Iran deal against Israel and Washington

On Sunday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry defended the Obama administration's interim deal to ease international sanctions on Iran.

Nov. 25, 2013

 
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How Schumer turned against a filibuster he once tried to save

On Thursday afternoon, Senate Democrats ended the Senate Republicans' ability to filibuster many of the president's judicial and cabinet nominations.

Nov. 22, 2013

 
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Walker: Hillary a ‘product of Washington,’ vulnerable to someone like him

On Monday night, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker explained to a crowd in New York City why he thinks Republicans should nominate a governor in 2016.

Nov. 19, 2013

 
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Michelle Obama solicits ‘big ol’ fat' checks to keep the Senate Democratic

Michelle Obama took the stage at 12:42 p.m. inside a softly lit ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in Midtown Manhattan for a women-themed fund-raiser benefitting the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Nov. 18, 2013

 
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Baltimore’s police chief, in New York, on the challenges of ‘realigning’

In September 2012, when Tony Batts assumed command of the Baltimore Police Department, the new commissioner decided to re-think the department's aggressive strategy of zone-policing and stop-and-frisk, which had helped reduce the city's crime rate, but also alienated local residents.

Nov. 18, 2013

 
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Gillibrand volunteers for Sunday-show duty in defense of Obama

On Sunday morning, it fell to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to defend the troubled rollout of President Obama's health care plan, and the president's promise that Americans could keep their health care plans under the new Affordable Care Act.

Nov. 18, 2013

 
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Four NY Dems break ranks to support a Republican Obamacare fix

Four New York Democrats broke ranks with the White House this afternoon to support a Republican-led measure that would allow Americans to keep their current health care plans.

Nov. 15, 2013