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Politics Archive

September 8, 2014
Young Carlos

As many as 74,000 children could come into this country by themselves this year, undocumented. There are more in New York than in any other state save Texas, many awaiting court rulings that could send them back home. Here’s one.

April 7, 2014
The Color of His Presidency

Optimists hoped Obama would usher in a new age of racial harmony. Pessimists feared a surge in racial strife. Neither was right. But what happened instead has been even more invidious.

February 17, 2014
America’s Mayor: The Sequel

Bill de Blasio’s landslide has made him a beacon for liberals nationally. But does Park Slope really play in Peoria?

February 17, 2014
91 Minutes With Philippe Reines

Going in circles with Hillary Clinton’s no-holds-barred public defender.

February 3, 2014
Old Tricks

Files from the beginning of the Ailes era.

December 23, 2013
De Blasio’s Class House

Fixing the schools while bringing New York’s two cities together is the new mayor’s most difficult challenge.

November 18, 2013
Rap-Sheet Mayors

Here are six American scandals Rob Ford might want to study before making his next move.

November 18, 2013
The New Mayor’s Frenemies

The politics of Bill de Blasio’s signature issues are about to get personal.

November 11, 2013
The Intervention

He’d blown the first debate. Now he was on the verge of blowing the second and risking his reelection. In an excerpt from their new book, Double Down, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann describe the moment when a president was talked away from the edge.

November 4, 2013
The 99% Mayor

Bill de Blasio’s promise may also be his problem.