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Breslin celebrated for bringing 'honor' to his press pass
New York political leaders from the last 50 years have joined Jimmy Breslin's family in celebrating the life of the pugnacious journalist
Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Leading Hypothetical Race for New York City Mayor
It's far from likely that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will run for mayor of New York City next year, but a new poll from Quinnipiac University today shows she'd be a strong contender for the job. The new poll shows the former secretary of state garnering 49 percent of the
NY Gov. Cuomo Wants 'Yes Means Yes' Anti-Rape Rule on Private Campuses
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today a proposal to expand the so-called "yes means yes" legislation to protect college students against rape. Cuomo proposed a law to extend protections against sexual assaults that are already in place on the campuses of the state's public colleges and
Five Stories You'll Care About in Politics Next Week
The drumbeat is growing louder and is quickly becoming all that can be heard in Washington. It’s a slow, unsteady beat to mark quite the journey for President Obama. He probably guessed he’d be called lots of things, but it’s unlikely that “another George W....
Transgender Woman's Death Investigated as Hate Crime
The death of a transgender woman in New York is being investigated as a bias crime, according to the New York City Police Department. Islan Nettles, 21, died of "blunt impact injuries to the head" according to a spokesperson for the New York City Chief Medical Examiner. The death has been ruled a
Empire State Of Mean
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES NO LAUGHING MATTER: It was a joke. That’s how New York Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner described his comment earlier this week that suggested he had inside information into Hillary Clinton’s 2016 plans, ABC’s JEFF ZELENY reports. “Have you ever ...
Judge Rules NYC's 'Stop-And-Frisk' Unconstitutional
A federal judge this morning rebuked the New York Police Department in stunning fashion, declaring the force's controversial so-called "stop-and-frisk" policy unconstitutional as currently practiced. In a ruling spiked with dramatic flourishes, U.S. District Judge Shira Sheindlin said
Top NYC Mayoral Candidates Wouldn't Abolish Stop-and-Frisk
Whoever is elected to lead the city of New York will preside over a teeming metropolis where hundreds of thousands of young black and Latino men are routinely stopped for questioning, then frisked by police officers -- for no real reason, according to law enforcement records. All four leading
All Roads Lead To Hillary
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CLINTONS’ PATIENCE GROWING THIN WITH WEINER: Bill and Hillary Clinton increasingly see Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign as an embarrassment and potential liability, and are signaling through associates that they are eager to see him exit the race, ...
Anthony Weiner Falls Hard in Latest Poll
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has said he won’t get out of the New York City mayor race, but a new poll shows that he has gone from being a front runner to fourth place in just two weeks. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, which...