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Adolfo Carrion

Politics as Un-usual: My Dinner With Adolfo

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.

Lhota Claims De Blasio Campaign Is 'Marxist'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 09.24.2013 | New York

A day after The New York Times published a report detailing Bill de Blasio's past support for Nicaragua's Sandinista party, mayoral rivals are paintin...

Danielle Schlanger

Obama's Urban Affairs Office Brings Hope But Not Much Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. WASHINGTON -- Less than a week af...

In Praise of Mayoral Underdogs

Tom Allon | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

Beware political top dogs. They often end up in the dustbin of history.

Reagan's Son Urges NYC GOP To OK Carrion's Mayor Bid

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- It sounds like a mismatch: An illustrious Republican president's son supporting a Democrat-turned-independent, ex-Obama administration off...

Will New York City Elect A Latino Mayor?

Voxxi | Raisa Camargo | Posted 12.17.2012 | Latino Voices

It might baffle outsiders that New York City has yet to elect a Latino Mayor, but some New Yorkers would argue it’s less about symbolism and more ab...

Who Will Replace Michael Bloomberg As Mayor?

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 09.30.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City's 2013 mayoral race doesn't fully kick off until after voters are done picking a president. But some of the city's top polit...

The City in the White House

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Carrion's departure leaves the Office of Urban Affairs at a crossroads. Without a formal leader, the Office is at risk of being lost in a White House filled with powerful figures and, as will always be the case, competing priorities.

Once a Crisis, Always A Crisis? Obama and Cities

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

When Washington politicians speak about cities, their speech is reliably punctuated with catchphrases about decline, crumbling infrastructure, and Detroit. This is a strange phenomenon.

Constitutional Experts: Obama's 'Czars' Are Perfectly Legal

latimes.com | Joe Markman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Senate testimony, constitutional experts say the president has the right to appoint independent advisers as long as the distinction between practic...

Our Shadowy Government: Czars, Health Reform, And Bush's Resurgence

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Criticism of Obama and the czar "system" is overblown. In fact, a czar's power comes not from dictatorial authority, but from humble restraint.

Real Progress, 30 Years in the Making

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

For the first time, I can see that the fight for equitable food access is winnable.

Green Shoots, Urban Policy Edition

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Though this is less robust a beginning than urban policy advocates might have liked, Obama will address the Urban and Metropolitan Policy Roundtable, which demonstrates his continued commitment to cities.

White House Official's Home Repairs Questioned

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The new White House director of urban affairs hired an architect for his own home at the same time that a project the architect was w...

Adolfo Carrion Engaged In 'Pay To Play' As Bronx Borough President: NY Daily News

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The man who is President Obama's newly minted urban czar pocketed thousands of dollars in campaign cash from city developers whose projects he approve...

Adolfo Carrion Named Urban Affairs Director By Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday named a New York City politician to a new White House post coordinating urban affairs. Bronx Bo...