Reid Pillifant

Bio: Reid Pillifant is the deputy editor of Capital. He was previously an editor and reporter at the New York Observer. Contact him at reid[at]capitalnewyork.com.

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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

 
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Anthony Weiner moves very slowly for a guy who wants to run

Tomorrow will be the one-month anniversary of Anthony Weiner's reemergence as a public figure and aspiring mayoral candidate, which came in the form of a gory but sympathetic brokered profile in The New York Times Magazine.

May. 9, 2013

 
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As promised, Bloomberg backs up Toomey, and urges him to ‘keep fighting’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making good on his promise to support Pat Toomey.

May. 9, 2013

 
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Gillibrand to attend ‘high-level’ White House meeting on sexual assault

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will be among the participants at a "high-level" White House meeting today focused on how to reduce sexual assault in the military.

May. 9, 2013

 
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On that Eric Schneiderman ‘associate’ in Shirley Huntley’s sentencing memo

Among the names included in former state senator Shirley Huntley's sentencing memo was one implicated purely by association.

May. 8, 2013

 
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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