Reid Pillifant

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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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

 
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Conservative magazine lumps Rubio in with Schumer, and means it to sting

For all his hard work forging an immigration compromise, Sen. Chuck Schumer was rewarded this week with a prominent place on the cover of the new issue of National Review.

May. 2, 2013

 
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New York Democrats advertise a New York Republican invitation to Ted Cruz

After New York's Republican Party announced yesterday that Texas senator Ted Cruz would be their keynote speaker at an annual fund-raising dinner later this month, the state's Democratic Party responded by calling for them to rescind the invitation.

May. 2, 2013

 
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Schumer is ‘committed’ to a same-sex immigration amendment

Sen. Chuck Schumer was uncharacteristically shy last week, when asked about a controversial amendment to his big immigration bill, which would include certain provisions recognizing same-sex couples.

May. 1, 2013

 
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Schumer takes heart from a background-check backlash

Chuck Schumer is heartened by the grief New Hampshire senator Kelly Ayotte is reportedly getting for her vote against a bipartisan compromise on background checks for gun purchasers.

May. 1, 2013

 
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Ted Cruz is coming to New York, the land of the ‘squishes’

Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will headline a fund-raising dinner for the New York Republican Party on May 29, according to an invitation making the rounds.

Apr. 30, 2013

 
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Suspicious substance being investigated in Gregory Meeks' office

Police at the U.S. Capitol are investigating a suspicious substance discovered in the Washington office of Rep. Gregory Meeks.

A spokesman for Meeks, Candace Sandy, confirmed the investigation in a phone call.

Apr. 29, 2013