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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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

 
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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