Reid Pillifant

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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Starting soon: Weiner-Wolfson, Round 2

In a supplement to his story this morning about former Hillary Clinton aides taking a pre-emptive pass on 2016, Jason Horowitz has an online addition that details how Howard Wolfson was converted from a critic of Mayor Michael Bloomberg to one of his most trusted advisers.

May. 20, 2013

 
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Sunday shows: Dan Pfeiffer tries to pull the White House out of a Republican scandal ‘swamp’

On Sunday morning, Dan Pfeiffer, a top adviser to President Obama, fanned out across five Sunday shows, in an effort to move the administration past the controversies that are currently distracting from the administration's second-term agenda.

May. 20, 2013

 
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Facing expulsion, Vito Lopez moves up his resignation date

In a letter to Speaker Sheldon Silver today, Vito Lopez announced that he will resign his seat in the Assembly, effective Monday morning at 9 a.m.

May. 18, 2013

 
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Jeff Flake, under pressure, says he won’t be ‘bullied’ by Bloomberg’s ad buy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control group is increasing the pressure on Arizona senator Jeff Flake for his vote against expanding background checks for gun purchases last month.

May. 17, 2013

 
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The (helpful) friends of Anthony Weiner

There was an important volunteer helping Anthony Weiner in Park Slope yesterday.

May. 17, 2013

 
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Gillibrand is a ‘big fan’ of Quinn, but won’t make a primary endorsement

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand won't be taking sides in the Democratic primary to be the city's next mayor.

"I will not endorse in the New York City mayor's race, until we have a Democratic nominee," Gillibrand told WNYC's Brian Lehrer this morning.

May. 17, 2013

 
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Obama: ‘Now is the time’ to revive the media shield law

At a rainy press conference in the Rose Garden this afternoon, President Obama said it was time to revisit a federal media shield law, in the wake of revelations that the Department of Justice obtained a broad swath of phone records of reporters for the Associated Press.

May. 16, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner won’t have his big guys, but won’t lack for attention either

When I reported last month on the potential inner circle of advisers who might still be available to work on an Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign, the names of two experienced operatives came up in every conversation.

May. 16, 2013

 
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Now, the White House asks Schumer to bring back a media shield bill

Sen. Chuck Schumer plans to reintroduce a media shield bill that would allow media organizations to appeal to a federal judge before being forced to submit records and sources to government investigators.

May. 15, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner is ready to run, but barely spending so far

Anthony Weiner didn't take any big steps toward a mayoral bid in the last two months, at least according to his latest filing with the city's Campaign Finance Board.

May. 15, 2013