Reid Pillifant

Community group cites 'lack of trust' at Liberty City:

'We believe there is a lack of accountability, transparency and community input in the redevelopment'

Bio: Reid Pillifant is the deputy editor of POLITICO States. He was previously an editor and reporter at the New York Observer. Contact him at rpillifant[at]politico.com.

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Schneiderman: Remarkably ‘stupid’ scandals could help pass campaign finance reform

Attorney general Eric Schneiderman thinks the rash of spring scandals in New York City and Albany could provide the impetus to pass campaign finance reform this year, even with just two weeks left in the legislative session.

Jun. 5, 2013

 
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Giffords group lobbies Chris Christie to pick a pro-background check senator

In an email to supporters this afternoon, Americans for Responsible Solutions, the gun control group formed by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, urged New Jersey governor Chris Christie to appoint an interim senator who supports background checks.

Jun. 5, 2013

 
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Ken Thompson runs against Joe Hynes at a good time

On Sunday afternoon, Ken Thompson officially announced his campaign to unseat Joe Hynes as Brooklyn's district attorney.

Jun. 4, 2013

 
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Chris Christie calls a special Senate election, ducks a Cory Booker problem

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced this afternoon that he will call a special election to replace senator Frank Lautenberg, who died yesterday morning.

Jun. 4, 2013

 
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Lautenberg’s death leaves Chris Christie with potentially messy options

The death of Senator Frank Lautenberg presents a political quandary for Gov. Chris Christie.

Jun. 3, 2013

 
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Sunday shows: Schumer defends Holder and warns Republicans about repeating 1998

Eric Holder received a vote of confidence from Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday morning.

"There've been all kinds of accusations, but I haven't seen anything that would prevent him from continuing to do his job," said Schumer, in an appearance on "Meet the Press."

Jun. 3, 2013

 
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Cuomo trusts mayoral candidates will do the right thing on municipal contracts

Andrew Cuomo ran for governor in 2010 promising the kind of showdown with government unions that the candidates for mayor of New York City have mostly avoided so far.

May. 31, 2013

 
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Mark Pryor runs an anti-Bloomberg ad, distributed by the DSCC

Arkansas senator Mark Pryor's first television ad of the 2014 cycle lets his constituents know that he won't be influenced by Michael Bloomberg.

May. 31, 2013

 
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Cruz: Obama can’t be trusted on background checks because drones, I.R.S., reporters

Texas senator Ted Cruz didn't mention guns in his remarks to the New York Republicans' annual dinner last night, but he did hold forth on the subject in a conversation with me after the speech.

May. 30, 2013

 
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Ted Cruz delivers a Tea Party sermon to the New York Republican establishment

Texas senator Ted Cruz said he was sorry that Rep. Peter King couldn't make it to his big speech in Manhattan on Wednesday night.

"I have not met Mr. King, but I think it is unfortunate that he was not able to join us tonight," Cruz told reporters as he sat down to a plate of filet mignon, before his speech at the Hyatt in Midtown.

May. 30, 2013