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Who Are The 3.2 Million New Yorkers Who Can’t Vote Today?

Millions of New Yorkers will be unable to take part in today’s voting: aside from the scores of independent voters who are ineligible to take part in closed party primaries, in which only party members can vote, many thousands more have reportedly discovered recently that their voter registrations had been changed.

April 19, 2016
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How Big Cable Makes New Yorkers Pay More For Slower Internet

As 40,000 Verizon strikers clog New York’s streets with one of the nation’s largest strikes in years, and with no end in sight, it’s worth mentioning one thing those strikers are incontrovertibly right about, among many others: New York’ City’s internet should be much better than it is.

April 19, 2016
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Hillary Clinton And Bill de Blasio’s Racial Joke Didn’t Go Over Well

Sometimes politicians make dumb racist jokes.

April 12, 2016
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Endorse This: Ted Cruz ‘Doesn’t Know What The Hell He’s Talking About’

Ted Cruz got flustered today when CBS’ This Morning’s anchors pointed out the logical fallacies in his argument that the U.S. needs to spy on Muslim communities to weed out radical jihadists.

March 23, 2016
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Four New Yorkers For President?

New York City has a conservative streak. The residents want the chaos carefully managed.

January 26, 2016

Late Night Roundup: Joe Biden Goes Heart-To-Heart With Stephen Colbert

In a truly remarkable interview, Vice President Biden sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about his life, his family, and the recent loss of his son Beau.

September 11, 2015

NY Gov. Cuomo Announces Bold Vision For New LaGuardia Airport

Cuomo: LaGuardia is a “terrible front door entranceway to New York, a lost opportunity, almost universally decried as a poor representation of an airport, let alone a New York airport.”

July 27, 2015
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Shelter From The Storm: Homelessness At Its Worst Since The Depression

The scale of the homeless population is so massive it’s difficult to visualize. And from coast to coast, it’s getting worse.

May 12, 2015

The Magnetic Left: How Non-Candidates Are Changing The Conversation

By capturing the spotlight and forcing the conversation, progressives are gently nudging the Democratic party’s needle towards broad reforms.

May 12, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Inequality And One City: Bill de Blasio And The New York Experiment, Year One’

When New York City elected as its new mayor, Bill de Blasio, a tectonic shift occurred in the political landscape of not merely the five boroughs, but the nation.

April 19, 2015

A Deepening Democratic Party Divide

For those pining for a Democratic Party that tries to represent more than the whims of the rich and powerful, these are, to say the least, confusing times.

April 3, 2015

New York Explosion: Two Bodies Found, Believed To Be Those Of Missing Men

Two bodies that were recovered Sunday from the site of an explosion in New York City’s East Village are believed to be those of two missing men, and no others are expected to be found.

March 30, 2015

Late Night Roundup: Larry Wilmore Meets The Mayor

Larry Wilmore welcomed a special guest for a full episode interview: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

March 3, 2015

Snowfall Begins In New York As City Is Warned To Prepare For The Worst

New York City is preparing for the worst as snow begins to accumulate.

January 26, 2015

Racial Divide Weighs On De Blasio’s Approval Rating, Poll Finds

White New Yorkers are dragging down Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers.

January 16, 2015
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For NYPD, No Defense For The Indefensible

The NYPD’s temper tantrum shows exactly why the police need reform.

January 7, 2015

De Blasio On New York Police Turning Their Backs: ‘Disrespectful To The Families’

The tension between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD continues to rise.

January 6, 2015

Another Arrest In Officers’ Assault As NYPD Prepares For Cop’s Funeral

New York City police have arrested a suspect in the assault of an officer during last month’s protests.

January 2, 2015
Police deploy at the scene where two New York City police officers were killed as they sat in their marked police car on a Brooklyn street corner on December 20, 2014 in New York City

New York City Moves To Name Streets After Two Slain Officers

New York City officials plan to name two streets after the two NYPD officers who were shot and killed in December.

January 1, 2015
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New York City Mayor de Blasio Gets Boos, Applause At NYPD Cadet Graduation

Find out what Mayor Bill de Blasio told the newest members of the NYPD.

December 29, 2014
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New York Police Commissioner Criticizes Officers Who Turned Backs On Mayor

Bill Bratton disagrees with police protests against Mayor Bill de Blasio.

December 29, 2014
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Bratton Defends City, NYPD After Cop Anger Over Shootings

New York City’s top cop is speaking out in defense of Mayor Bill de Blasio.

December 23, 2014
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Embattled New York City Mayor Calls For End To Protests

Bill de Blasio is calling for New Yorkers to put aside politics in the wake of the weekend shooting.

December 22, 2014

New York Gov. Cuomo: ‘Time For A Societal Deep Breath’ After Cop Slayings

Governor Cuomo is calling for a halt to angry rhetoric in the wake of this weekend’s attack on police.

December 22, 2014

Cartoon: Peter King And Rudy Giuliani Advise The NYPD

Peter King and Rudy Giuliani know better than to waste a tragedy.

December 22, 2014