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Jimmy McMillan Of The 'Rent Is Too Damn High' Party Announces His Retirement

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

Single-issue politics took a blow this week as Jimmy McMillan, who repeatedly ran for governor of New York under the independent “Rent is Too D...

Michael Grimm Makes Court Appearance

AP | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say the evidence against a New York City congressman accused of evading taxes includes thousands of emails. Federal pro...

Grimm Barred From Entering FBI Offices Where He Claims He Left On Good Terms

| Posted 05.08.2014 | Politics

By Murray Weiss STATEN ISLAND — Rep. Michael Grimm, who quit as an FBI agent eight years ago, was barred from returning to its New York field...

NYC Mayor Turning Toward His Next Big Push

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn t...

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...

Separation of Powers: Still Alive and Well in NYC

David Nocenti | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
David Nocenti

Some have reported Mayor de Blasio's efforts to influence the Speaker race with all the shock and dismay of Louis Renault discovering that there was gambling going on in Rick's Café as he received his winnings. Fortunately, the reports of the death of an autonomous City Council have been greatly exaggerated.

Assemblyman Accused Of Sexually Harassing Staffers | Posted 12.31.2013 | New York

UPPER EAST SIDE — State Assemblyman Micah Kellner was hit with a series of sanctions this week after the Assembly's ethics committee found he sexual...

De Blasio Invites Mother Of 'Invisible Child' To Inauguration

Posted 12.31.2013 | New York

The mother of Dasani, a homeless girl whose family was recently profiled in the powerful New York Times series "Invisible Child," has been invited to ...

De Blasio's Tale Of 2 New Yorks Inspires Liberals Beyond City | Posted 12.21.2013 | New York

Lovely A. Warren won election as mayor of Rochester last month with a campaign lamenting what she called the “two Rochesters,” challenged by crime...

WATCH: Quinn Bids Farewell To City Council

Posted 12.20.2013 | New York

The New York City Council held its final session of the year Thursday. The meeting marked the last time Speaker Christine Quinn presided over the legi...

The Politics Of Scaring White People Finally Fail

Salon | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Bill de Blasio is officially the next mayor of New York City. He won yesterday’s election decidedly and rather easily....

De Blasio In Position To Win NYC Mayor Race

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is projected to beat Republican opponent Joe Lhota in the race for New York City mayor. The latest poll shows the ...

De Blasio Vs. Lhota

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

The race for New York City mayor comes to an end this Tuesday. Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is projected to beat Republican opponent Joe Lhota...

De Blasio Projected To Win Tuesday's Election

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

New Yorkers are preparing to cast their ballot for the 2013 mayoral election this Tuesday. The latest poll shows Bill de Blasio maintaining a 40 point...

Lhota Looking For A Miracle

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

As New Yorkers head to the polls on Tuesday, Republican nominee Joe Lhota is hoping for a major upset to beat the city's public advocate, Bill de Blas...

Lhota Trails In Polls

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

New York City is going to the polls Tuesday with Republican nominee Joe Lhota searching for an upset over Bill de Blasio. The lastest poll shows Lhota...

Jason Linkins

Anthony Weiner Manages To Blame The Media For His Problems In The Strangest Way Possible | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Forgive me if I'm glossing over some of the fine points here, but let's try to recall a basic timeline of Anthony Weiner's life in the past few years....

Wisdom Required

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 12.07.2013 | New York
Michael A. Hardy

When we get to the polls this November, New Yorkers will be voting on six proposed constitutional amendments. These items generally appear as wordy paragraphs in really small print on our ballots and we often either forget to vote on them or ignore them. We can't do that this November.

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...

'A Line in the Park' -- An Occupy Invite and Plea to Hopeful NYC Mayor, Bill de Blasio

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Well, the tide is flowing in your favor, Bill. Willy Thompson has conceded, and only one lonely Republican stands between you and Gracie Mansion. An...

Weiner, Spitzer Comebacks Fall Flat

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE and LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Anthony Weiner's ill-fated mayoral campaign ended with a string of final embarrassments: He mustered a mere 5 percent at the ballot box. O...

Primary Results Live

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Can Bill de Blasio secure enough votes to avoid a runoff? Will Tuesday night see political comebacks for Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer? With po...

Voting Problems In NYC

| Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

By Colby Hamilton and Aidan Gardiner NEW YORK CITY — New Yorkers headed to the polls for their first chance to select Mayor Michael Bloomberg's s...

De Blasio Hopes For Primary Win

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Bill de Blasio, New York City's public advocate, is the frontrunner among Democratic candidates for mayor. Voters will decide during Tuesday's pr...

Giuliani Largely Absent In Mayoral Race

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Rudolph Giuliani, whose endorsement of Michael Bloomberg after the Sept. 11 attacks is viewed as a key factor in the political novice...