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A Less Than 'Great Debate' with Only Grimm On Hand

Sep 24, 2014

Rep. Grimm speaks with members of the media after his 'debate' appearance (photo: Ben Max) With the conspicuous absence of his opponent, incumbent Republican Congressman Michael Grimm appeared Tuesday evening at


The Evolving Definition of Transparency

Sep 23, 2014

Mayor de Blasio during a budget address (photo: Rob Bennett/Mayor's Office) Transparency is a word that often gets thrown around in politics. On the campaign trail challengers vow, if elected, to


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, September 21

Sep 21, 2014

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: The week starts busy after a packed Sunday of politically-related activity, with a lot happening Monday and Tuesday,


Gouging Begins in Latest Battle Over Rent Laws

Sep 16, 2014

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio receives the endorsement of Tenants PAC When Mayor Bill de Blasio declared early in his tenure that he would like to see the City regain control