politics

Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the opening ceremony of Four World Trade Center on Nov. 13, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Harvard Students: Campus Liberals Have Become Ideological Censors

In his commencement speech at Harvard University Thursday, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the political left of engaging in the same kind of censorship on college campuses as political right back in the 1950s.

05/29/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a meeting with first responders at Sayreville Engine Company #1 on the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Book Claims Gov. Christie Not Selected As Romney’s Running Mate Due To ‘Potential Landmines’

N.J. Governor Chris Christie doesn’t seem too concerned about the way he is depicted in a new book about last year’s presidential election, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports.

11/01/2013

9.11 Keli Goff & Dan Gerstein

Campaign 2013: Post-Primary Analysis

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the surprising top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee. Political analysts Keli Goff and Dan Gersteen joined us to discuss Tuesday’s election.

09/11/2013

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio campaigns at the West Indian Day Parade on September 2, 2013. Over a million people are expected to attend the 46th annual parade.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Bill De Blasio Not Expecting Easy Win In Democratic Mayoral Primary

Despite his poll numbers may be hovering above 40 percent, De Blasio said he still expects to be locked in a runoff after Tuesday’s primary — though he wouldn’t say who he’d prefer to run against. That, he said, is for the people to decide.

09/06/2013

Donald Trump

N.Y. Attorney General: ‘Trump University’ Did Not Deliver For Students

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Donald Trump Saturday, claiming that “Trump University” promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars.

08/24/2013

Long Island Power Authority Substation - Riverhead, NY - Jul 31, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Gov. Cuomo Signs LIPA Reform Bill, Promises ‘Competent’ New Utility

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a major LIPA reform bill Monday morning that will do away with the beleaguered utility. He made it official at a signing ceremony in Uniondale.

07/29/2013

Former Congressman Anthony Wiener Announces NYC Mayoral Bid Via Online Video

Role Of NYC Political Wives Scrutinized As Spitzer, Weiner Attempt Return To Office

The return of Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner to New York City politics is shining a spotlight on those most hurt by their previous scandals: their wives.

07/20/2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker (file / credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Poll: Booker Has Name Recognition On His Side In N.J. Senate Primary

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows 56 percent of New Jersey voters surveyed have a favorable opinion of the 44-year-old Newark mayor. Twenty-seven percent say they don’t know enough about Booker to form an opinion.

07/09/2013

David Birdsell, Dean of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs,  and Democratic political strategist consultant Basil Smikle on The Couch.

What’s Ahead For Obama’s Second Term?

David Birdsell, the dean of the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, as well as Democratic political strategist and adjunct professor at Columbia University Basil Smikle joined us to talk about Obama’s message for the second term.

01/21/2013

President Barack Obama and family arrive on stage after winning the 2012 presidential election in Chicago November 7, 2012.  (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Wins, So What’s Next For America?

In his victory speech last night, President Obama referenced the spirit of community surrounding our area after Hurricane Sandy. But what kind of impact did the storm have on the election?

11/07/2012

Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Is Your Favorite Country Artist Voting For Obama Or Romney?

Republican? Democrat? Other? Some country stars aren’t saying, but a few have made their views on the 2012 presidential election public.

11/05/2012

Taylor Swift

Who Will Taylor Swift Vote For This Election?

Some country artists have no problem making their political views public. Is Taylor one of those people?

10/24/2012

President Barack Obama in Fairfax, Virginia - Oct. 19, 2012 (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Behind The Numbers With Nate Silver

On today’s WCBS Eye on Politics segment, we have something a little different. We have a look at numbers.

10/19/2012

10.17 Moms

How To Talk To Your Kids About Politics

Between presidential debates and campaign signs plastered across the country, politics and the upcoming election will be a hot topic everywhere. But if you have children, keeping your political views in check is important.

10/17/2012

New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg (Photos by Chip Somodevilla and Kris Connor/Getty Images)

New Jersey Senators Urging NHL Lockout To Be Resolved

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg sent letters to the NHL and NHLPA urging the sides to end the lockout.

10/01/2012

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