Reid Pillifant

Moreland co-chair responds to 'schadenfreude':

Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick, a Republican who co-chaired the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, fired back on Monday at critics of the way the commission was disbanded.

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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Schumer tries to fight a slow-walk on immigration

On Sunday morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer tried to make sure his big immigration reform bill wouldn't be derailed by the bombing in Boston.

Apr. 21, 2013

 
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Raise your hand if you’ve left Eric Schneiderman’s office

As Liz Benjamin reported earlier, James Freedland is leaving his post as communications director for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Apr. 19, 2013

 
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Bloomberg’s gun spending isn’t scaring the right people yet

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's victories against pro-gun candidates in Southern California and Chicago didn't mean much when the Senate voted on a series of gun-related amendments this week.

Apr. 19, 2013

 
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‘You will run again’: Obama’s speech to the Boston mourners

President Obama traveled to Boston today, where he told mourners that the nation stands behind them.

“Every one of us stands with you," he said, in an emotional address in a service at Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

Apr. 18, 2013

 
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No sweet spot, after all that: Chuck Schumer and the death of the background check

When Chuck Schumer said he was optimistic about new gun laws following the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut last year, it really meant something.

Apr. 17, 2013

 
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In the House, Peter King takes up the Pat Toomey role on background checks

Last night, a few hours after the Senate began debate on a background check compromise negotiated by Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey, New York Rep. Peter King introduced an identical version in the House.

Apr. 16, 2013

 
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The new congressman from gun-afflicted Brooklyn is hopeful on background checks

The House Judiciary Committee has yet to hold a hearing on guns, but Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is cautiously optimistic about the prospect of getting a background check bill through Congress.

Apr. 16, 2013

 
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Gillibrand and Schumer push a gun bill from different angles

Kirsten Gillibrand generally leaves the Sunday morning duties to Chuck Schumer.

Apr. 15, 2013

 
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Pat Toomey and an extreme test of Bloomberg’s gun theory

How serious is Michael Bloomberg about acting as a counterweight to the National Rifle Association?

Apr. 15, 2013

 
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‘Saturday Night Live’ lampoons the Manchin-Toomey deal

"Saturday Night Live" opened with the Joe Manchin-Pat Toomey background check compromise this weekend, siding more with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's opinion that the agreement was "not significant," than with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Mayor Michael Bloomberg's insistence that the deal is a breakthrough.

Apr. 14, 2013