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Weiner’s woes help Quinn

Weiner’s woes help Quinn

Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn suddenly finds herself in demand on national political television talk shows, and they all want to ask her the same question: Should Anthony Weiner drop out…

Gabrielle Giffords: A powerful voice for gun congrol

Gabrielle Giffords: A powerful voice for gun congrol

Thirty months after she was shot through the head, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords sits in a New Hampshire restaurant facing parents of children killed in the nation’s latest school…

Threatening letters spotlight Bloomberg’s role in gun control debate

Threatening letters spotlight Bloomberg’s role in gun control debate

A suspicious letter mailed to the White House was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the gun law debate sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the…

Gun control advocates struggle to win over reluctant Democrats

Gun control advocates struggle to win over reluctant Democrats

  It would seem a lobbyist’s dream: rounding up votes for a proposal backed by more than 8 in 10 people in polls. Yet, gun control supporters are struggling to…

Bloomberg group launches $12 million anti-gun ad campaign

Bloomberg group launches $12 million anti-gun ad campaign

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who thinks the nation’s violence ills can only be cured with tougher gun control laws, is bankrolling a $12 million national advertising campaign aimed…

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association: ‘Go to hell’

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association:  ‘Go to hell’

Before the special election primary in late February to select a Democratic candidate to run for the seat  to replace disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., few political pundits gave Robin…

Ed Koch, New York’s colorful former mayor, dead at 88

Ed Koch, New York’s colorful former mayor, dead at 88

Ed Koch‘s favorite moment as mayor of New York City, fittingly, involved yelling. Suddenly inspired to do something brash about the rare transit strike that crippled the city in 1980,…

Rangel becomes major headache for Democrats

Rangel becomes major headache for Democrats

Friends and political allies of embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel are noticeably quiet after the disclosure that the 40-year House veteran and dean of the New York congressional delegation may face…

Feds probe security lapses in terror suspect arrest

Feds probe security lapses in terror suspect arrest

The government Tuesday probed how the Pakistani-American suspect in the failed New York car bombing was able to board a plane in an escape bid — despite apparently being on…