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De Blasio Crafts Everyman Political Image

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio stooped his 6-foot-5 frame for hours to shake hands with regular New Yorkers touring Gracie Mansion, telling them the...

Warren Pushes New York To 'Go, Go, Go' On Progressive Policies

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

In her first public appearance in New York City since she was elected in 2012, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inserted her voice into state debates o...

Progressive Economic Policy: Cuomo vs. de Blasio, Supply-siders vs. Demand-siders

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

De Blasio, just say "no" to the corporate welfare stuff. Use it as a way to articulate a real progressive alternative to supply-side subsidies. Call for "demand-side" economic development, where increased income to middle-income and poor people stimulates demand for products that require employers to hire people to meet that demand.

Paul Blumenthal

We Knew New York Was Corrupt, But We Didn't Know It Was This Bad

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a sweeping indictment of New York politics, a commission empaneled by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to investigate official corruption in the...

Michael McLaughlin

The Other NY Races You Need To Know About

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 10.11.2013 | New York

The race for New York City mayor looks more and more like a runaway with Democrat Bill de Blasio ahead of his GOP opponent by 44 points in a recent po...

Poll Shows De Blasio With Enormous Lead In Mayoral Race

AP | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — A new poll shows Democrat Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) leading Republican rival Joe Lhota (LOH'-tuh) with 71 percen...

John Celock

Competitive Primaries Outside NYC

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

While the Democratic primaries for New York City mayor and comptroller have gotten significant attention, voters Upstate and in the New York City subu...

Tea Party Favorite Threatens GOP Destruction

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

Former New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino says he may run for governor next year -- and remove the GOP as a major party in the st...

New York's Competitive Advantage

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

In the quest to maintain a vibrant and aggressive political climate, Boston has failed where New York has succeeded.

Spitzer Has Big Lead Over Rival

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has a 19-point lead over Democratic primary rival Scott Stringer in the New York City comptroller's race, according...

Exit Wound: Who Will Take on Gun Control?

Michelle Schimel | Posted 10.06.2013 | New York
Michelle Schimel

Mayor Bloomberg hasn't shied away from this challenge, and his support has been critical to the successes we have had in reducing gun crimes. I am concerned that his departure will be a setback to our continued efforts to crack down on illegal guns.

Michael McLaughlin

NYC Mayoral Candidate Attends Vigil For Slain Woman In The Middle Of The Night

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Leadership, Ego, Delusion -- and Trust: L'affaire Weiner

John Tarnoff | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
John Tarnoff

An elected official, or any leader, whether of families, small teams or large organizations, has signed up for more than just being an effective manager. We have to believe in them based on our experience of them, not on what they say to us.

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.

Spitzer: Wife Won't Join Me On Campaign Trail

AP | Posted 07.26.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Eliot Spitzer says his wife won't be accompanying him on the campaign trail for New York City comptroller, noting "she's got a career." T...

Jenny Sanford: 'My Heart Goes Out To' Huma Abedin

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Jenny Sanford, the former wife of Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), offered words of sympathy to Huma Abedin, whose husband Anthony Weiner admitted Tuesday ...

Ex-Gov Mulls Run For Congress

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Two weeks after former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) announced his run for New York City Comptroller, another once-embattled Democrat with close tie...

Spitzer's New Ad Explains How He 'Failed Big Time'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Two weeks after announcing he was running for New York City Comptroller, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) released an ad on Monday, stressing ho...

Why Spitzer vs. Stringer Is Important

Tom Allon | Posted 09.21.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

New York City's Chief Financial Officer, or the Comptroller, is arguably the second most important elected office in city government, and he will likely become even more important and powerful in 2014.

Tea Party Favorite Says He'll 'Blow Up' New York Assemblyman

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Former New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, a tea party favorite, is continuing to make himself a statewide presence, telling Th...

PHOTO: NY Mag's Weiner, Spitzer Cover Is FREAKY

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.15.2013 | Media

New York magazine readers were in for a treat, or shock, with the title's latest cover. In light of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer entering New York Ci...

Michael McLaughlin

Rival: Weiner Lied About Vote As He Lied About Sexting

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two politicians running for mayor of New York City double-teamed their rival candidate Anthony Weiner on Thursday, in a candidates' forum ...

Poll Reveals Good News For Eliot Spitzer

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer may have a shot at a political comeback as New York City comptroller, according to an NBC 4 New York/Wall...

Lawmakers Push For Bike-Friendly Amtrak Trains

AP | Posted 06.17.2013 | Travel

RENSSELAER, N.Y. -- New York lawmakers want Amtrak to add baggage cars to its passenger trains that would be capable of carrying bicycles. U.S. Sen. ...

Pass Women's Equality Agenda Now!

Joelle Wyser-Pratte | Posted 07.31.2013 | New York
Joelle Wyser-Pratte

While politicians -- disproportionately, overwhelmingly men -- continue to squabble over issues that they haven't experienced and don't understand, the ability for women to empower themselves continues to hang in the balance.