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Lhota Hopes For Primary Win

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Joe Lhota, a Republican, is a former MTA chief and previously served as an aide to Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Voters will decide during Tuesday's primar...

Where To Cast Your Vote For Tuesday's Primary

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Tuesday marks the day for New York City's mayoral primary, when registered Democrats and Republicans will cast their ballot along party lines to choos...

Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio To Build Garbage Site Next To Playing Field Used By 31,000 New York Kids!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

If I were to write that as a headline -- which I just did -- you'd probably think I was lying. In fact it's the absolute truth. This is what he wants to do. This is not a local issue. It's a test of character. To be in favor of this dump requires an indifference to poor people and children that is stunning.

Chris Quinn and LGBT Political Interests

Darren Rosenblum | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Darren Rosenblum

For many LGBT voters, voting for the candidate they view as more progressive (on other issues, such as development) may matter more. I want to make a case for why Quinn is a better candidate for LGBT issues and why those issues still matter.

'Everyone Else Running for Mayor Is Owned'

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 10.29.2013 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

I have always been attracted to rich, improbable candidates because they are often the tellers of inconvenient truths. The reason is simple. They have nothing to lose. They have no interest groups to offend.

The Future of New York City: A Family Story

Khary Lazarre-White | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Khary Lazarre-White

Which candidate displays an understanding of policy and structural issues that will allow for true leadership with regards to these issues? Who is ready to handle these big problems?

Diversity Politics: Did Bill de Blasio's Biracial Son Change the NYC Mayoral Race?

Clay Cane | Posted 10.22.2013 | New York
Clay Cane

You can get a little chuckle from the tokens of diversities in campaign ads: the random disabled person, an elder slowly walking on a downtrodden street and the urban youth who beam from ear-to-ear. The future mayor of New York City can serve them all... yeah, right.

New Leader In NYC Mayoral Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio leads the Democratic primary field for the city's 2013 mayoral elections, according to a Quinnipiac Unive...

Bill de Blasio for Mayor

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
Jeffrey Sachs

In an economy rife with inequality and inaction in D.C., NY's vocation of reform is again at hand. The progressive mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is a very strong candidate to lead the city and the new reform agenda.

Mayoral Candidates To Face Off

Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The Democratic candidates for New York City mayor are holding their first debate since Anthon...

WATCH: Anthony Weiner Mocks Reporter, Is Awful

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson and Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 10.09.2013 | Media

Dear Anthony Weiner, Can we talk? We know that your campaign for mayor is, as they say, floundering. As members of the media, we'd like to give you...

Weiner Sexting Partner Backs Dem Rival For Mayor

Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Sydney Leathers, the woman at the center of former Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) latest sexting scandal, is endorsing Christine Quinn for New York Ci...

Michael McLaughlin

Mayoral Candidate Loses Millions In Campaign Funds | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.05.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- City Comptroller John Liu's struggling campaign for mayor suffered a severe blow Monday when the Campaign Finance Board voted to withhold ...

Anthony Weiner Could Create Problems for Hillary Clinton, Too

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Anthony Weiner's bizarre behavior has nothing to do with Hillary Clinton herself, but the combination of the close relationship between Clinton and Huma Abedin, and the nature of the scandal itself, could hurt Clinton.

Michael McLaughlin

NYC Mayoral Candidate Attends Vigil For Slain Woman In The Middle Of The Night | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's 3 a.m. Do you know where your candidate for mayor is? Maybe poll leader and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is dreaming abou...

Weiner: 'Quit Isn't The Way We Roll In New York City'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who has faced a severe drop in the polls after admitting to sending inappropriate messages and photos ...

Gillibrand Dodges Weiner 'Friend' Question

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

With less than two months to go before New York City holds its Sept. 10 Democratic primary for mayor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is leaving that...

Impulses Gone Wild: The Weiner Brand Is Bad for New York

Adam Hanft | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Anthony Weiner's lack of discipline is a striking and risky metaphor for the undisciplined, licentious, out-of-control New York City that persisted in the public consciousness through its near-bankruptcy, and the crime-drenched, dysfunctional decades of the '60s and '70s.

Anthony Weiner Is a Caricature of a Politician

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The real issues in the scandal are Weiner's serial dishonesty, unwillingness to take responsibility for his actions and extraordinary self-absorption.

We Cast The Anthony Weiner Movie

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 07.25.2013 | Comedy

The latest Anthony Weiner sexting scandal follows all the typical tropes of a summer sequel. They brought back the same heroes and villains, amped up ...

In Politics, Obscenity Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Jerry Lanson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Jerry Lanson

Quick, what's more obscene: Anthony Weiner's obsession with sending crotch shots of himself to female admirers or the Republican House of Representatives, seeking to gut a host of social, environmental and arts programs in America to take revenge for Barack Obama's health care plan?

'Has This Man Never Heard Of Snapchat?!'

Posted 09.24.2013 | Comedy

Anthony Weiner and his notorious penis are the gifts (packages?) that keep on giving, and Stephen Colbert totally dismantled the scandal on Wednesday'...

No, Mr. Weiner, NYers Quit Things All The Time

The Huffington Post | Victor Brand | Posted 07.25.2013 | New York

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner recently announced that he would not be dropping out of the race, despite the revelation on ...

The Right Candidate for New York Mayor

Alec Baldwin | Posted 09.23.2013 | New York
Alec Baldwin

After Michael Bloomberg, New York would benefit by electing an official who demonstrates some affinity for the needs of its middle-class citizens. But Anthony Weiner can't be that person.

Cindy McCain: Anthony Weiner Is A 'Predator'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Cindy McCain is not buying Anthony Weiner's apology for his latest sexting scandal. In a tweet posted Wednesday morning, McCain shared her unfiltered ...