(CNN) – Eliot Spitzer is ahead in his race for New York City's top financial post, two polls released Thursday showed, though his advantage differed wildly in the two surveys.
A Quinnipiac University survey showed Spitzer edging out Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, his main rival for the Democratic comptroller nomination, by a four point margin among likely Democratic primary voters. Spitzer stood at 49% while Stringer was at 45%.
Update: After this story was published, the senator's office clarified that Reid was referring to President Clinton, not President Obama. The post has been updated to reflect that change.
(CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is gushing over his former Senate colleague Hillary Clinton, saying Wednesday night the former secretary of state would do a "better" job in the White House than her husband.
"Hillary Clinton may have a bigger fan than Harry Reid; I just don't know who it would be," he said in an interview that aired Wednesday night on PBS' "NewsHour."
(CNN) – A new poll conducted entirely after Anthony Weiner admitted to lewd chats a year after such sexting forced him to resign from Congress indicates that the Democratic New York City mayoral candidate's support among voters has dropped significantly.
According to an NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist survey released Thursday, 16% of registered Democrats now say they'd vote for Weiner for mayor in September's Democratic primary. That's down nine percentage points from the last Marist survey, conducted in late June. In that poll Weiner stood at 25%, with New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn at 20%. Now Quinn leads Weiner 25%-16%.
(CNN) – If Congress passes the COINS Act replacing the $1 paper bill for a coin, the U.S. government may be able to save billions in printing costs at the expense of a little more jangle in the average consumers' pockets. But what about the strippers?
That's what The Hill newspaper asked one of the bill's co-sponsors, Sen. John McCain, in a piece published Thursday. The question came from a separate 2011 story where the publication suggested strippers could suffer in a bill-less economy, with G-strings and garter belts far less accommodating of cold metal.
(CNN) - Anthony Weiner, the embattled New York City mayoral candidate who admitted this week to sending raunchy chats to a young woman last summer, estimated Thursday he had online relationships with three different women after his 2011 resignation from Congress.
But speaking at a news conference, the Democrat said he couldn't say for sure how many more women might come forward.
Washington (CNN) – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tore into Anthony Weiner and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, saying Thursday the two former House Democrats should "get a clue" as they face backlash for their questionable behavior with women.
"Let me be very clear, the conduct of some of these people that we're talking about here is reprehensible," Pelosi said at her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill.
Philadelphia (CNN) - There is one thing to be said about Attorney General Eric Holder. He has a way with words that makes conservatives furious - especially when he starts talking about race and the law.
There are many examples. Early in the Obama administration, Holder said that we are "a nation of cowards" when it comes to issues of race.
(CNN) – The New York City comptroller is responsible for managing the city's pension funds along with advising on the health of the city's finances, not financial regulation. But that isn't stopping former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer from celebrating his record doing exactly that in his latest campaign ad.
Known at the "Sheriff of Wall Street" during his time as state Attorney General, Spitzer's new ad, which premiered online Thursday, features images of an empty Wall Street with patriotic music playing, financial powers apparently running scared. "Guess they heard he's back," the ad reads.
Washington (CNN) - It's one of the hottest and most controversial issues in front of lawmakers this summer.
And as both federal and state legislators grapple with increased restrictions on abortion, a new national poll indicates Americans have mixed reactions to some of the moves being made right now in state houses and the nation's capital.
(CNN) - There are still a lot of details to come out, but here's one thing we know about Anthony Weiner: He is not a punch line; he is an addict.
I would assume Weiner has always had an uphill battle against being the butt of someone's joke, just by the nature of his last name. Immaturity has always reigned supreme, and now in the days of Internet memes and Twitter zingers, Weiner seemed ready-made for a scandal.