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.
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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.
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.
There was an important volunteer helping Anthony Weiner in Park Slope yesterday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rep. Charlie Rangel would like President Obama to offer a better explanation for why the Justice Department collected phone records for the Associated Press.
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.