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Mark-Viverito Elected Council Speaker

Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Melissa Mark-Viverito of East Harlem was elected the next speaker of the New York City Council Wednesday, marking the first time a Latina has held the...

Brooklyn DA Hynes Just Won't Quit

DNAinfo | Posted 10.03.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — It ain’t over till it’s over. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes — who conceded the Democratic primary to former fede...

Michael McLaughlin

Spitzer Has BIG Lead ... Or Does He? | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.30.2013 | New York

A new poll showing Eliot Spitzer with a sizable lead over Scott Stringer in the New York City comptroller’s race conflicts with two other polls rele...

Ex-Governor Stumps For Stringer, Half-Way

Newsday | Matthew Chayes | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York

Former Gov. David Paterson refused to criticize his old boss Eliot Spitzer while campaigning Monday morning for Spitzer's rival -- and his endorsement...

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...

WATCH: A Brief History Of Weiner And Spitzer

Posted 07.31.2013 | New York

As Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer campaign for mayor and comptroller respectively, here's a brief video history of the scandals that led the two dis...

Michael McLaughlin

Weiner's Scandal Payments Might Interest FEC | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Payments that Anthony Weiner made to security consultants in 2011 soon after he was driven from Congress in a sexting scandal should be in...

Lena Dunham Announces Endorsements In NYC Races

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.11.2013 | New York

Lena Dunham weighed in on two closely watched New York City elections Thursday via Twitter, endorsing Christine Quinn for mayor and Scott Stringer for...

A Superstorm at the Ballot Box

Scott Stringer | Posted 01.05.2013 | New York
Scott Stringer

As we head into Election Day, Hurricane Sandy underscores how decades of poor policy decisions regarding voter registration and access to the ballot have created significant barriers to political participation across the Empire State.

There Are A Bunch Of Elections On Thusday, Which Ones Should You Care About?

Politicker | Posted 09.13.2012 | New York

It’s Election Day in New York next Thursday! But instead of a titanic battle between ideologies–your Mitt Romneys vs. Barack Obamas, if you will...

A Final Thought on Carl Paladino: Thanks for Nothing

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

As the sun sinks on Paladino's political career, say goodbye to one of the worst candidates for major office in the history of New York politics. Farewell, Carl. We will not see your like again. Let's hope.

Last Minute NYC Voter Guide

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

All of the punditry, mudslinging and sanity rallying has come down to this: The 2010 midterm elections. We've got your New York City guide to the can...

Design Your Own Election Ballot | The NEW YORK TIMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the September primary, civic-minded New Yorkers will be greeted with new ballots and voting machines. The familiar quaint curtains and squeaky leve...