Thompson concedes NYC mayoral primary, endorses de Blasio
September 16th, 2013
01:42 PM ET
1 year ago

Thompson concedes NYC mayoral primary, endorses de Blasio

New York (CNN) - Former City Comptroller Bill Thompson ended his bid for New York City mayor Monday and endorse Bill de Blasio.

Speaking to reporters at a news conference on the steps of City Hall, Thompson made his announcement surrounded by city and state-wide New York Democratic leaders. Thompson had been holding out since last Tuesday's Democratic primary hoping for the possibility of a runoff in the primary.
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Filed under: New York • New York mayoral race
New York Times endorses Quinn, Lhota in mayor's race
August 25th, 2013
08:00 AM ET
1 year ago

New York Times endorses Quinn, Lhota in mayor's race

New York (CNN) - The New York Times on Saturday endorsed Christine Quinn, a Democrat, and Joseph Lhota, a Republican, ahead of the primary elections to determine who will run to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The endorsements by the renowned newspaper could have substantial influence on the September 10 primary elections for each party.

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Filed under: Christine Quinn • New York
Prosecutors: N.Y. Democrat tried to bribe way onto GOP mayoral ballot
April 2nd, 2013
11:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Prosecutors: N.Y. Democrat tried to bribe way onto GOP mayoral ballot

(CNN) - New York state Sen. Malcolm Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested Tuesday morning on charges they schemed to fix the city's 2013 mayoral election through fraud and bribery, according to prosecutors.

The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan alleges that Smith, a Democrat, bribed Halloran, a Republican, to help guarantee Smith a spot on the Republican ballot in the November election.

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Indiana abortion law ruled illegal
July 9th, 2012
09:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Indiana abortion law ruled illegal

(CNN) - A controversial Indiana law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood is unacceptable because it denies women the freedom to choose their health care providers, according to a federal hearing officer.

In June 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services ruled the state law, which would alter the way Medicaid is run in Indiana, violates federal laws, making it unacceptable.
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Filed under: Health care • Indiana
Sarah Palin to co-host 'Today' show as Katie Couric sits in on 'GMA'
April 1st, 2012
07:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Sarah Palin to co-host 'Today' show as Katie Couric sits in on 'GMA'

New York (CNN) – Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will co-host NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, according to Megan Kopf, a spokeswoman for NBC Universal.

"She'll reveal a different side of her than you've seen before," the morning show's website boasted Sunday.

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Filed under: Sarah Palin
New York attorney general challenges Defense of Marriage Act
July 26th, 2011
04:22 PM ET
3 years ago

New York attorney general challenges Defense of Marriage Act

NEW YORK (CNN) - In court documents filed Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman challenged the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The controversial legislation, often called DOMA, defines marriage for federal purposes as unions only between a man and woman, and excludes same-sex unions, even those valid under state law. According to a news release from the DA's office, the filings come as part of the ongoing case of Windsor v. United States and call for the court to acknowledge Schneiderman's assertion that DOMA violates same-sex couples' constitutional right to equal protection under the law.

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Filed under: New York • Same-sex marriage