Michael Fragin

Lhota Grapples With Giuliani Legacy

In mayoral bid, former deputy both embraces and distances himself from a controversial administration.

06/11/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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How much of Rudy Giuliani is just enough?

That’s the question facing Joseph Lhota, the city’s former budget director and deputy to the famously feisty mayor, as Lhota pursues the Republican nomination and victory in November’s City Hall race.

Image from Lhota campaign video shows him with former boss Rudy Giuliani.

Shelly The Survivor

Political skills, not iron fist, seen keeping speaker in power after scandal.

05/22/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Tuesday seemed like any other day for Sheldon Silver as he went about his business in Albany, announcing the Assembly’s passage of the DREAM Act, to increase access to college financial aid for immigrant students.

Silver: A political mastermind who keeps his conference members happy.
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