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The Unlikely Reformer: Infamous Former Lobbyist Jack Abramoff Claims to Be a Changed Man

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Via City & State Infamous former lobbyist Jack Abramoff claims to be a changed man. After making millions of dollars manipulating the system, Abramoff, who was once chairman of the College Republican National Committee and close friends with ex–House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, is now working with liberal lions like Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig and good-government groups to reform [&hellip
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Who Owns the Beach? $22 Million To Save Hamptons Beaches on Hold Amid Disagreements

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Via City & State The beaches of Suffolk County and the famed shores of the Hamptons are washing away, losing between one and two feet of shoreline every year. Multimillion-dollar properties, a beach economy and the dynamic coastal environment are all at risk. Relief, in the form of sand and dredging projects, seemed to come this spring when Gov. [&hellip
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Opinion: The Race to President Shouldn’t Be a Family Affair

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522px-Mitt_Romney_2012_CPAC By Michael Benjamin Like many New Yorkers, I thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his repeated demurrals concerning a presidential bid in 2016. Cuomo was elected to run our state, not to use Albany as a Triple-A way station on his way to the “show.” Two hundred and thirty-six years into our nation’s history, a professional [&hellip
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Armond White: Sex and Sophistication Persevered in Lincoln Center Retro of Claude Sautet

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Via City Arts Only the French could birth perfectly bourgeois film artists and that descriptive fits Claude Sautet as a tribute, not an insult. Seeing the 13 features in the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Sautet retrospective, “The Things of Life” (thru Aug. 16), transports one to that emotionally generous 70s-to-90s era when American moviegoers went to foreign [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Bloomberg’s Endorsement of Quinn Now in Doubt

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Christine Quinn via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2013 endorsement of Christine Quinn is now potentially in doubt. Paid sick leave backers are making a major push today for Quinn to bring the bill to the floor. Brooklyn Martin Dilan landed the endorsement of Hakeem Jeffries. Queens Ex-Councilwoman Melinda Katz is planning to run for Queens borough [&hellip
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20-Year-Old College Student Likely Brooklyn Assemblyman from Republican Line

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Via City & State. Moshe Tischler, the college student who is challenging powerful Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind in a Democratic primary, is showing some spunk. Tischler passed along a press release highlighting a lawsuit he filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court, which will likely knock Hikind off the Republican line in their Assembly race. A special referee appointed by the [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Blooomberg donated $230k to five NYC Republican parties

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Via Wiki Commons. Brooklyn The Hotel Trades Council is somewhat surprisingly backing a Republican, Marty Golden. Mindy Meyer has quite the interesting views on gay marriage. Manhattan Corey Johnson picked up the support of three gay members of Congress. Queens Juan Reyes knocked the mayoral prospects of Malcolm Smith. A Queens Assembly candidate backed away from a promise [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Bill Thompson Sides with Christine Quinn on Ban of Chick-Fil-A

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Chick-Fil-A's sandwich. Via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race Malcolm Smith says he’ll try to win over NYC’s five Republican chairs, who expressed skepticism yesterday about Smith running for mayor as a Republican. Bill Thompson is siding with Christine Quinn on the need to ban Chick-Fil-A. U.S. Senate Wendy Long panned Kirsten Gillibrand’s efforts to reach out to women. Manhattan 32 [&hellip
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