Reid Pillifant

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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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N.R.A. backs Ayotte on T.V., with a dig at Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ad campaign against Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire has drawn a pointed response ad from the National Rifle Association.

May. 8, 2013

 
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‘This is not good enough’: Gillibrand grills generals over rise in sexual assaults

At a Senate Armed Services hearing this morning, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand expressed her frustration at the reported rise in sexual assaults in the military, which were released today, less than 48 hours after the head of prevention efforts for the Air Force was himself arrested for sexual assault.

May. 7, 2013

 
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Christine Quinn lists the progressive things she’s done

At a candidate forum in Park Slope last night, between questions about the Barclays Center and bike lanes, WNYC's Andrea Bernstein asked Christine Quinn how she responds to the criticism that she's not sufficiently progressive, and too pro-business.

May. 7, 2013

 
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In Park Slope, mayoral candidates teeter on a bike lane

On Monday night, seven candidates for mayor cycled through a synagogue in Park Slope to talk about polarizing issues affecting south-central Brooklyn: Barclays Center, affordable housing and, of course, the Prospect Park bike lane.

May. 7, 2013

 
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Schneiderman: ‘Disturbing’ Albany allegations present an opportunity

At the beginning of a press conference announcing a new suit against two of the nation's biggest banks, attorney general Eric Schneiderman took a moment to address the arrest of his former colleague in the state senate, John Sampson.

May. 6, 2013

 
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Cuomo says John Sampson’s arrest gives ‘more of an urgency’ to reforms

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hoping the arrest of state senator John Sampson provides some added incentive for legislators to take up his package of campaign reforms.

May. 6, 2013

 
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At an N.R.A. gathering, Glenn Beck makes a Nazi joke about Bloomberg

At the National Rifle Association convention in Houston this weekend, former Fox News host Glenn Beck urged attendees to stand up to efforts like those of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and said he was amazed at how many of his friends in New York City had become "dopes" who allow their liberties be encroached by limits on soda, popcorn and salt.

May. 6, 2013

 
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Sunday shows: DeMint tries to kill an immigration bill, and Leahy tries not to

On Sunday morning, former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint previewed the primary conservative attack against the immigration bill, which is expected to begin winding its way through the Senate this month.

May. 6, 2013

 
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Gillibrand makes the motherly case to Ayotte for background checks

After a press conference in Union Square this morning, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said she's hopeful that the public pressure on Kelly Ayotte will cause the New Hampshire Republican to support expanded background checks for firearm sales.

May. 3, 2013

 
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Kirsten Gillibrand: Still not running in 2016, still hoping Hillary does

"No, I have no plans to run," she said today, in response to a question at a Union Square press conference on food-stamp benefits.

May. 3, 2013