Political Capital

Henry Goldman

Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel leads a march of soldiers, veterans and various other military aligned groups in the 369th Infantry Regiment Parade in Harlem on May 18, 2014 in New York City.

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Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel leads a march of soldiers, veterans and various other military aligned groups in the 369th Infantry Regiment Parade in Harlem on May 18, 2014 in New York City.

Rangel Ready for Only One More

After 43 years in the U.S. House and four years as a New York state assemblyman, Charles Rangel says this year’s congressional campaign will be his last. Rangel, who will be 84 on June 11, told supporters at a birthday...

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Robert Moses, President of the New York 1964-65 Worlds Fair Corp., with a map of the Flushing Meadow park site on Aug. 15, 1960 in New York.

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Robert Moses, President of the New York 1964-65 Worlds Fair Corp., with a map of the Flushing Meadow park site on Aug. 15, 1960 in New York.

Moses vs. Village: A NYC-Only Opera in the Making

Updated at 2:30 pm EDT We’ve had  Bizet’s “Carmen” about doomed love between a bullfighter and prostitute, Puccini’s “La Boheme, ” in which a bohemian poet falls for a seamstress dying of tuberculosis, and even John Adams’ contemporary opera “Doctor...

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Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota in New York City.

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Republican New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota in New York City.

Lhota Advertises With Dubstep as De Blasio Hears Birds Chirp

Several Democrats who lost to Bill de Blasio in the New York City mayoral primary are seen describing him as a hypocrite in a new web ad by Republican candidate Joseph Lhota. Over a harsh dubstep soundtrack, the ad shows Democrats...

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Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

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Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton Raising $1 Million for De Blasio in NYC

New York Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio expects to leave the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan tonight with $1 million more than he had when he walked in, thanks to Hillary Clinton, who’s hosting a fundraiser for him there. It’s...

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New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, right, and Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota participate in their first televised debate at WABC/Channel 7 studios on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, right, and Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota participate in their first televised debate at WABC/Channel 7 studios on October 15, 2013 in New York City.

NYC’s Lhota Portrays De Blasio Nightmare in Ad

Joseph Lhota, the Republican who wants to be New York’s next mayor, has a new ad suggesting that to vote for Democratic opponent Bill de Blasio is to choose a life in Hell. The ad, titled “Can’t Go Back,” is a montage of...

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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, former CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, speaks to the media after voting in the New York City mayoral primary on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, former CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, speaks to the media after voting in the New York City mayoral primary on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

NYC’s Lhota, Shutdown Critic, Wanders into Obamacare Stand-off

Conventional wisdom has it that Republican Joseph Lhota should be singing the blues in New York City — and not just because he trailed Democrat Bill de Blasio by 50 points in a Quinnipiac University poll last week. Lhota’s running...

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Republican nominee for New York City mayor Joe Lhota attends a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Republican nominee for New York City mayor Joe Lhota attends a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City.

Crime and Punishment in New York Mayoral Contest

   As a top aide to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Joseph Lhota can claim a share of the credit for an eight-year period in which murders declined by 66 percent.      Now Lhota, 58, is campaigning to be...

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In this Sept. 4, 2013 file photo, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, right, greets Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio at the Staten Island ferry terminal in New York. Both men were campaigning at the terminal at the same time.

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In this Sept. 4, 2013 file photo, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, right, greets Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio at the Staten Island ferry terminal in New York. Both men were campaigning at the terminal at the same time.

Goldwater vs. Sandinistas in N.Y. Mayoral Race: 2013, Really?

New York City’s next mayor will assume office on New Year’s Day 2014, which is why it’s surprising to hear Democrat Bill de Blasio describing his opponent, Joseph Lhota, as a Goldwater Republican, after Lhota called de Blasio a pro-Sandinista...

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Mayor David Dinkins (left) gives speech on race relations while Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch (right) waits to speak in this 1990 file photo.

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Mayor David Dinkins (left) gives speech on race relations while Deputy Mayor Bill Lynch (right) waits to speak in this 1990 file photo.

Harlem Political Mastermind Saluted by Clintons, Dinkins, Marsalis

Bill Lynch, who died Aug. 10 at the age of 72, was laid to rest today. A memorial service for the Harlem-based political mastermind whose behind-the-scenes strategies helped produce a generation of black leaders brought thousands to the Cathedral of...

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New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at a political forum in New York City.

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New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at a political forum in New York City.

De Blasio ‘Unburdened’ by Unions Embraces Family in NYC Race

Bill de Blasio’s road to New York’s City Hall got a little bumpy last week when his failure to win endorsements from teachers and municipal workers prompted him to boast he’d be “unburdened” should he win the Democratic mayoral nomination...

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