Reid Pillifant

Honda heads to state convention trailing in cash on hand:

Rep. Mike Honda — the eight-term Silicon Valley Democrat — is trailing his opponent in fundraising, putting him in an unusually precarious position as he heads into the California Democratic Party state convention later this month.

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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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

 
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Obama responds to Benghazi and I.R.S. questions, heads to Harvey Weinstein’s home

President Obama will appear at three pooled-press Democratic fund-raisers in New York City this evening, after spending part of the day fielding questions about the I.R.S. and Benghazi.

May. 13, 2013

 
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Andrew Cuomo on legislating through ‘scandal mania’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has tried to use the recent rash of corruption arrests to pass a new reform package for state elections, but he said on Monday morning that he doesn't want "scandal mania" to overwhelming his agenda for the legislative session.

May. 13, 2013

 
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Sunday shows: Republicans focus Benghazi talking points on Hillary Clinton

On Sunday morning, Republicans insisted their fixation on the attacks in Benghazi, Libya last fall has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton and 2016.

May. 13, 2013

 
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Karl Rove takes his best early shot at Hillary Clinton, and it’s Benghazi

Hillary Clinton is officially back as a target for Republican rancor.

May. 10, 2013