Reid Pillifant

Poll shows Grimm hanging in, but barely:

Despite a 20-count indictment on charges including tax evasion and perjury, Rep. Michael Grimm enjoys a four-point lead over his Democratic challenger, according to a new NY1-Capital New York-Siena poll.

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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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

 
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Rangel says Obama’s answers so far about the DOJ aren’t good enough

Rep. Charlie Rangel would like President Obama to offer a better explanation for why the Justice Department collected phone records for the Associated Press.

May. 15, 2013

 
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Asked about a Schumer bill that might have protected the AP, the White House says it’s ‘complicated’

White House press secretary Jay Carney said at least a dozen times at a press briefing today that President Obama believes in reporters' unfettered right to pursue investigative stories.

May. 14, 2013