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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Far from Weiner and a hostile debate crowd, Quinn stumps and takes names

On Tuesday afternoon, while her rivals were across the river debating education, Christine Quinn was busy greeting water-logged commuters on a soggy street corner in Brooklyn Heights.

May. 29, 2013

 
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Bloomberg’s war on the N.R.A. versus Schumer’s majority

"The N.R.A. is going down," according to the cover of the new New Republic.

The story, by Alec MacGillis, gives considerable credit for the National Rifle Association's impending demise to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the vast resources he's preparing to deploy on behalf of new gun laws.

May. 28, 2013

 
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Democrats use a Ted Cruz appearance against Michael Grimm

The Democratic National Committee hosted a conference call this morning in the hopes of pinning Texas senator Ted Cruz's impending appearance in New York on the city's lone Republican in Congress, Rep. Michael Grimm.

May. 28, 2013

 
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Anthony Weiner, for now, is the New York Post’s Democrat

The New York Post has a new favorite candidate.

May. 28, 2013

 
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Bloomberg keeps up his pressure campaign on a gun-rights Democrat

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun-control group is continuing its crusade to convince Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas to re-think his vote on a compromise bill to expand background checks.

May. 24, 2013

 
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Rangel: Weiner won’t have a ‘serious impact’ on mayor’s race

Rep. Charlie Rangel, the dean of New York's congressional delegation and a former colleague of Anthony Weiner, downplayed Weiner's potential impact on the mayor's race today in an appearance on MSNBC.

May. 23, 2013

 
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MSNBC welcomes Weiner back, with some caveats

Anthony Weiner's rise from a young back-bencher with a debatable legislative record to a national icon for fighting progressives coincided, not coincidentally, with the rise in partisan cable news.

May. 23, 2013

 
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Presenting a new-and-improved Anthony Weiner, as rivals prepare for the old version

Anthony Weiner announced his mayoral campaign very early this morning with a slick two-minute video that ends on his family's old stoop in Park Slope.

May. 22, 2013

 
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It’s still too early for Chuck Schumer to talk about Anthony Weiner

This morning, after Anthony Weiner officially announced his candidacy for mayor, a spokesman for Chuck Schumer said the senior senator doesn't yet have any comment on the news.

May. 22, 2013

 
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Poll: Hillary Clinton’s numbers remain strong after Benghazi

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll released this morning shows Hillary Clinton's approval rating at 62 percent, despite a rash of Republican criticism over the attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

May. 21, 2013