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Anthony Weiner Still Deserves to Be New York City's Mayor

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Brian LaSorsa

Oh, if only the winds had blown in a new direction we could have enjoyed Weinerdom for years to come.

"Oy-Vey." In Circumcision Debate, Mayoral Candidates Hit Below the Belt

Alan Singer | Posted 08.18.2013 | New York
Alan Singer

It is still early in the campaign for New York City mayor, primary is not scheduled until in September 10, 2013, but the candidates are already pandering to ethnic and religious blocs as they maneuver to scoop up as many votes as possible.

Teens Charged In Death Of 5-Year-Old Found In Trash

AP | Posted 10.28.2012 | Crime

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The teenager charged with killing a 5-year-old girl then dumping her body in a garbage can wasn't around when the little g...

Body Of 5-year-old Murder Victim Found In Trash Can; Two Suspects In Custody

AP | Posted 10.27.2012 | Crime

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — Two teenagers were arrested Monday in connection with the death of a 5-year-old girl who vanished from her great-grandmoth...

Thompson Outspends Bloomberg ... in Tennessee

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Thirty million to repair the Brooklyn Bridge? The mayor spent more than that on television ads. Ten million for fixing Head Start centers? The mayor topped that on campaign consultants.

New York Times Endorses Michael Bloomberg

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The real test of any mayor is how well the city works. In his eight years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has managed to make the unpredictable cit...

Bloomberg Donates $65M to Needy Campaign Consultants

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Bloomberg is on pace to spend $118 million on this year's race and over a quarter of a billion dollars in declared campaign expenditures on his three runs for office.

Why on Earth Is Bill Thompson Smiling?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Given Thompson's financial disadvantage, losing by a respectable margin to Bloomberg can be spun as a moral victory, so in a sense Thompson can't lose. But his people think they can win.

National Democrats Choose Not To Aid William Thompson Jr. In Mayoral Race Against Bloomberg

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A Democrat is struggling to unseat the mayor of the nation's largest city, but top party leaders are staying on the sidelines. The D...

Mayor Bloomberg's Mini-Victory

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

For a normal mortal, Michael Bloomberg's 5-point mayoral win would be a healthy victory. For him, it looks like a desperate scraping of the barrel.

Obama Gets Flack From Liberal Democrats

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Probst Solomon

The president's Achilles heel is his need to present an image always above the fray. Our brilliant Obama loves his self image too much.

Back to the Future With Mike Bloomberg

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

He says he will deliver us a city "safer, stronger, greener and healthier -- and better than ever." Who can argue with that? As for the details, polls indicate he'll have four years to nail those down.

William Thompson: Mayoral Candidate Criticized Mayor Bloomberg's Proposal To Drill In Watershed

ProPublica | Abrahm Lustgarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A preliminary report from a consultant hired by New York City warns that "nearly every activity" associated with natural gas drilling could potentiall...

Bill Thompson Loses To Michael Bloomberg In Tight Mayoral Race

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won a third term as New York mayor Tuesday in a closer-than-expected race against a Democratic challeng...

You Too Can Be a Business-Savvy Mayor!

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Maybe you want what Bloomberg's got: the NYPD guards, the keys to Gracie Mansion, the $1-a-year salary. Are you cut out for it? Take this quiz and find out.

Power Politics: Bloomberg Unchecked

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

This record makes it hard to believe that Bloomberg would sit on the sidelines and let the City Council lead the way on term limits, probably the most significant decision of his term.

Bloomberg Competition

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeff Danziger

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Engage Your Opponent, Mayor Bloomberg

Jim Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Watkins

Denying the ability of your opponents is fine. Denying their existence is arrogant. There's no glory in having so much money you can crush any opponent.

NYC Primary: A Low Turnout Coup?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

BIll Thompson won the Dem nomination, but the real story was elsewhere. In City Council contests, voters delivered the broadest upset to incumbents in recent New York political history.

Guide For The Last Minute (Primary) Voter

Gotham Gazette | Gotham Gazette | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Who's running for what in the Sept. 15 primary? Our comprehensive guide to the election, with information on contests, candidates, how to vote -- and ...

Thompson Stumbles Against Tony Avella In New York Mayoral Debate

New York Times | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was a perfunctory, even predictable debate question: What would be your first act as mayor? But with the cameras rolling on Wednesday night, Wi...

New York Elections Cheat Sheet

Our Town | Charlotte Eichna and Dan Rivoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of ...

Powell Endorses Bloomberg

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Tens of thousands of revelers gathered in Brooklyn to celebrate Caribbean culture Monday at the West Indian American Day Parade, as bright...

Meet Erica: Mayor Bloomberg's Campaign Tracker

Politicker NY | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here's Erica. She filmed the entirety of Bill Thompson's press conference outside of City Hall just now. She also filmed another Thompson event at Ci...

Avella And Thompson Face Off In Mayoral Debate

New York Times | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Neither of them has ever been arrested, or gotten into a fistfight as an adult. Neither has had the time to set foot in either of the city's new baseb...