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New York Mayoral Race's Comeback Kid Is de Blasio, Not Weiner
The man who might be the next mayor of New York City is someone most people have never heard of. Less than two months ago, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was struggling to get to 20 percent among Democratic primary voters. He even trailed the guy everyone did know: disgraced former
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....
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
Can Disgraced Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer Come Back?
Spitzer Says He wouldn't Be in NYC Comptroller Race If He Didn't Think He Could Win
Clintons Won't Endorse Weiner, or Anyone Else, in NYC Mayoral Race
The New York City mayoral race got much more interesting Wednesday with Anthony Weiner’s entry, asking New Yorkers in a video to give him a second chance and saying that he’s “learned some tough lessons.” His wife, Huma Abedin, is standing next to him with her...
Clintons Won't Endorse Wiener, or Anyone Else, in NYC Mayoral Race
The New York City mayoral race got much more interesting Wednesday with Anthony Wiener’s entry, asking New Yorkers in a video to give him a second chance and saying that he’s “learned some tough lessons.” His wife, Huma Abedin, is standing next to him with her...
Anthony Weiner Could Win New York City Mayoral Election, Strategists Say
Can infamous Twitter user and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner make a political comeback and be elected mayor of New York? Most political experts surveyed by ABCNews.com believe he could. "People are much more forgiving of errors relating to sex than those relating to money," said
Trails Mixed: Lessons for governance, from campaigner-in-chief
President Obama jumps into Campaign '09 on Tuesday -- raising money for a New York congressional candidate and for the DNC. Four more events are spread over the next week, in the year's two marquee contests, and to help two friends up in 2010.
WATCH: President Obama's NAACP Address
President Obama was the keynote speaker at the NAACP's 100th Anniversary dinner Thursday night. He touched on a variety of topics including discrimination, heath care, HIV/AIDS and the economy. We've posted video of a portion of the speech as well...
Over 100 Investment Firms and Agents Subpoenaed in Widening Pension Fund Probe
NY Attorney General Cuomo Expands His Investigation into Corruption and Kickback Schemes