Politics

Sanders got lots of cheers, but Hillary may get last ovation

Seth Wenig/AP Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton squared off in the debate Thursday night, with Bernie’s supporters being much more raucous than Hillary’s. Thursday night I was conflicted: I love New York and I love Brooklyn (even the new Brooklyn peering up at the stage through Warby Parker glasses). I hate boisterous debate crowds. And there was the city I ...

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Striking Verizon employees march across Brooklyn Bridge

Todd Maisel/New York Daily News “CWA on strike against Verizon Wireless Corporate Greed,” read one of the more popular signs among the Brooklyn Bridge marchers. Hundreds of striking Verizon employees marched Thursday across the Brooklyn Bridge on day two of their walkout against the communications giant. The marchers, carrying signs or wearing placards, trekked across the landmark span on a ...

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3 million residents barred from voting in N.Y. primary

James Keivom/New York Daily News New York State has a closed primary, which means only people registered with a party can vote in that party’s race. Voters are prohibited from crossing party lines. Election reform advocates bashed New York’s closed primary system for leaving millions of voters locked out of next Tuesday’s presidential primary. The state has a closed primary, ...

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Democratic debate: The best lines from Clinton and Sanders

LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS Democratic U.S. presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders face off during Thursday’s Democratic debate. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders squared off in Brooklyn during another debate on Thursday. Here are some of their best lines from the event: In his opening line, the Vermont senator took a quick jab at the former secretary of funding and donations, ...

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Sanders gives surprising answer on Supreme Court pick

Seth Wenig/AP Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders each offered their thoughts on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee during the New York primary debate. One of the most surprising answers of the debate — in which Sen. Bernie Sanders revealed he would ask President Obama’s Supreme Court pick to withdraw his nomination — came from a question submitted by a Daily ...

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GOP dinner at Midtown hotel draws hundreds of protesters

All three Republican presidential candidates got a taste of New York values Thursday when hundreds of protesters gathered outside their glitzy dinner gala. Chaos erupted early as GOP A-listers funneled past shouting demonstrators to get into the Midtown Grand Hyatt on E. 42nd St. for the state party’s annual event. Donald Trump, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John ...

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Bernie Sanders refuses Sandy Hook apology at Brooklyn debate

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed on the issue of gun control at Thursday’s Democratic debate in Brooklyn. Bernie Sanders once again misfired on the topic of gun control at Thursday’s Democratic debate — refusing an apology to the families of Sandy Hook victims for his risible views. Sanders’ callous comments drew boos from the debate crowd and ...

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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders clash in N.Y. debate

Hillary Clinton came to Thursday’s Democratic debate armed with the Daily News to take on rival Bernie Sanders over his positions on Wall Street and guns. The highly contentious and spirited debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard turned into an old-fashioned donnybrook with each candidate going after the other aggressively as they jockeyed for positioning just days before the state’s ...

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Ted Cruz jokes about 'New York values' with Jimmy Fallon

NBC New York Values, Fallon-Cruz style. Ted Cruz publicly professed his love for New York City — in a bad comedy sketch. Attempting to prove he has a sense of humor, the GOP presidential second-runner appeared on “The Tonight Show” Thursday — where Jimmy Fallon, acting as Donald Trump, ribbed him for his “New York values” slam. Fallon, playing the ...

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Poached rhino spoils Kate Middleton, William's India trip

GAUHATI, India — Greeted by a Bhutanese girl and boy with bouquets of flowers, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived on a windy Thursday morning in Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan for a daylong visit at the invitation of its king and queen. Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, stepped from their jet onto the airport tarmac ...

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