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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Roger Ailes' theory on the Democrats and immigration, according to Schumer

During an impromptu update on his work in Washington on Sunday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Schumer recounted a recent conversation with Roger Ailes about immigration reform.

Apr. 29, 2013

 
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Joe Manchin is ready for another run at a gun bill, and says Toomey is too

After a tough loss in the Senate earlier this month, West Virginia senator Joe Manchin said on Sunday morning that he "absolutely" plans to bring his background check compromise back to the floor for another vote.

Apr. 28, 2013

 
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The people who are advising Anthony Weiner, or not

According to Anthony Weiner in that big, brokered New York Times Magazine profile that announced his re-entry into public life, he's winging it.

Apr. 26, 2013

 
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Schumer predicts a resurrected gun bill, with some added support

At a Christian Science Monitor breakfast in Washington this morning, Sen. Chuck Schumer predicted the gun bill that failed earlier this month would be brought back to the floor by Majority Leader Harry Reid, and that it would have more support when it does.

Apr. 25, 2013

 
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Heidi Heitkamp says she’s not afraid of Bloomberg’s money, because Bloomberg

In an interview with Politico, North Dakota senator Heidi Heitkamp described her vote against expanding background checks as being in line with her constituents' views, and suggested Michael Bloomberg's big ad campaign didn't help in North Dakota.

Apr. 25, 2013

 
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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey headlines a New York tech party for Reshma Saujani

"I am a man of few characters, so I'm going to keep this very, very brief," said Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, at a fund-raising party for public advocate Reshma Saujani on Wednesday night.

Apr. 24, 2013

 
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Weiner offended by Quinn (on term limits), says he was sexting for ‘a couple of years’

Anthony Weiner did a round of television interviews today, stoking speculation the former congressman will enter the race for mayor.

Apr. 24, 2013

 
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Gillibrand makes a last-minute push for Colbert Busch

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sent another round of emails this morning, trying to drum up dollars and support for Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the Democratic candidate in South Carolina who is running against former governor Mark Sanford.

Apr. 24, 2013

 
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A mayoral forum about business, but really, Quinn and term limits

"This is the Chamber debate, which means no questions about Anthony Weiner, or the Nets, or the Knicks, or any of that kind of stuff," said Dave Evans, the WABC political reporter and moderator of a mayoral forum hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce at St. Francis College this morning. "We're going to stay on business."

Apr. 23, 2013

 
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Will Holder seek the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

The Department of Justice has filed an 11-page complaint accusing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of "us[ing] a weapon of mass destruction" and "malicious destruction of property resulting in death" for his alleged role in the Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 170 others.

Apr. 22, 2013