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There might be legitimate debate on whether states like New York should keep its primaries closed, especially in areas where one party dominates others. But one state lawmaker is crying foul for a different reason: Republicans spending money, choosing sides in Democratic primaries. more
Democrats had to choose between former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016's presidential primary — and now the two are head-to-head again in a much different primary in 2020: The one deciding the fate of New York's 16th Congressional District. more
In the primary race set to determine if U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel will get that two-year “contract renewal” he’s hoping for from voters, it’s come down to not money, but endorsements. more
The Assembly has passed a series of bills in the wake of worldwide protests against police brutality it believes will help provide better balance between law enforcement, and the community it serves. more
Working as a teacher and a principal for 20 years, Jamaal Bowman has met a lot of students and families — and he’s met the challenges those families face. more
Some candidates come to a race without much experience in politics — they’ve been police officers, or teachers, or have a background as a professor or lawyer. But for Jeffrey Dinowitz, politics isn’t just a background. Representing the northwest Bronx in the Assembly has been his life for the better part of 30 years. more
Like many young progressives, George Diaz Jr. has none other than Donald Trump to thank for spurring him to run for office. more
As New York City wakes up first thing Monday morning, the people inside will have a chance to experience something it hasn't felt in nearly 80 days — the first step toward a return to normalcy. more
It's a rather deliberate, cumbersome path to reopening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but there is good news for those missing their favorite sermon — churches, synagogues and mosques will once again be allowed to open. Just at 25 percent capacity. more
William Barr might be working to distance himself from an incident in Washington last week where the U.S. Attorney General reportedly ordered the removal of peaceful protesters on what's now become Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House — but he might have a different issue a little closer to where he once attended school in the Bronx. more
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