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De Blasio Urges State Legislature To Approve City Tax Hike To Fund Pre-K Plan

An interagency report released Monday says the program would reach 54,000 children who need it by September. By the 2015-16 school year, it would be available to all 73,000 eligible children.

01/27/2014

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota debate on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Gloves Come Off: Lhota, de Blasio Trade Heated Jabs, Raise Voices In Second Debate

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.

10/22/2013

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Christie, Buono Easily Win N.J. Primary Nominations

Christie defeated conservative Seth Grossman in the Republican primary, and Buono won over Troy Webster, an aide to the mayor of East Orange, in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night.

06/04/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Christie Calls For October Special Election To Fill Lautenberg’s Senate Seat

The governor made an announcement during a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Trenton. The special primary would be Aug. 13, with the special election held Oct. 16.

06/04/2013

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Pundit: If Weiner’s ‘Test Balloon’ Works, He Could Be A Threat To Everyone

The next first couple of New York City could very well be disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, a second daughter to Hillary Clinton.

04/10/2013

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters about a possible run for mayor on April 10, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Anthony Weiner Eyeing Run For NYC Mayor

An article in New York Times Magazine said Weiner’s “political committee spent more than $100,000 on polling and research.” It also said his wife Huma Abedin is starting to think he should run.

04/10/2013

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota (L-R) inside Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel before its reopening Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

MTA Chairman’s Name Tossed Into Mix For Mayoral Race

On the heels of his handling of the recovery in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota’s name has come up as a possible Republican candidate for mayor.

11/14/2012

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With Their Political Lives Hanging In Balance, Obama, Romney Invade Hofstra

Tuesday night marks the second presidential election in a row that features Hofstra University hosting a pivotal debate, and Long Islanders are the ones actually asking the questions.

10/16/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)/Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Pundits: Hofstra Presidential Debate Could Easily Mean Doom For The Loser

Hofstra will be center stage for the second presidential debate this election year when President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney go at it inside the university’s Mack Sports Complex on Tuesday night.

10/15/2012

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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner: ‘I Really Do Feel Like A Very, Very Different Person’

“I have enormous regrets about what I put Huma through, how I let my constituents down. But it’s not like I sit all day replaying it in my mind. With a baby, it is pretty easy to put things into perspective.”

07/18/2012

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announces his resignation June 16, 2011 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner Eyeing Political Comeback?

The former congressman is reportedly talking to friends about a 2013 comeback, possibly running for mayor or public advocate and the friends are making the public to see how it flies with New Yorkers.

07/16/2012

Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a historic gay bar in Greenwich Village, watch a news report that shows President Barack Obama saying that same-sex couples should be able to get married on May 9, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mixed National Reaction To President Obama’s Endorsement Of Gay Marriage

Americans are reacting with joy, scorn and indifference after President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to endorse equal marriage rights for same-sex couples.

05/10/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly Said He Has No Plans To Run For Mayor

“Certainly flattering to be spoken about, but I have no plans to run for elected office,” Kelly told reporters on Wednesday.

04/18/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Sources: NYPD Commissioner Kelly Open To Idea Of Running As Republican For Mayor

There was a stunning development Monday in the New York City mayor’s race. Republican leaders have been trying to convince top cop Ray Kelly to seek the city’s top job — and sources told CBS 2 he’s thinking about it.

04/16/2012

New York City Comptroller John Liu - File / Photo: Office of the Comptroller

Amid Alleged Scandal, Just How Viable A NYC Mayoral Candidate Is Comptroller Liu?

One of City Comptroller John Liu’s top money men was busted for using bogus donors to hide massive contributions, and Liu was forced to hire a criminal attorney to represent him in the ongoing probe.

11/18/2011

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