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Nia Prater

Staff Writer, Intelligencer

Nia Prater is an Intelligencer staff writer who covers New York politics.

  1. politics
    What Happens to Paul Whelan Now?President Biden said his administration is not giving up on securing the former marine’s release from Russia.
  2. sports
    Brittney Griner Is Coming Home From a Russian PrisonThe WNBA star is headed home after being released in a prisoner swap for the notorious international arms dealer.
  3. early and often
    Letitia James’s Office Is Facing Its Own Sexual-Harassment ScandalThe New York attorney general has been accused of handling sexual-harassment claims against her chief of staff differently than those against Cuomo.
  4. early and often
    Guess Where More of Trump’s Stolen Classified Documents Turned UpHint: they were located among “suits and swords and wrestling belts and all sorts of things.”
  5. politics
    Brian Sicknick’s Family Snubs Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthyFamily members of a police officer who died following the attack on the Capitol refused to shake hands with Republican leaders at a medal ceremony .
  6. politics
    Not Even Alex Jones Can Help Kanye WestThe Infowars host kept trying to let him denounce Nazis, but he doubled down on his admiration of Hitler.
  7. politics
    Hakeem Jeffries Elected As Next Leader of House DemocratsThe 52-year-old congressman will become the first Black person to lead a congressional party.
  8. politics
    What a Difference 10 Years Makes: The Senate Votes to Protect Same-Sex MarriageThe legislation received support from several Republican senators, including Mitt Romney, who once openly opposed same-sex marriage.
  9. politics
    Eric Adams Says His Upcoming Trip to Qatar Is ‘On My Dime’The mayor is set to travel to Doha, Qatar, in preparation for New York City to serve as a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
  10. what we know
    Alleged Club Q Shooter Previously Threatened Mother: UpdatesIt is unclear why the 22-year-old suspect was allowed to retain guns after a previous incident involving police.
  11. politics
    What We Know About the New Special Counsel for the DoJ’s Trump Probe, Jack SmithSmith, who Attorney General Merrick Garland named Friday, was most recently a chief prosecutor in the Hague investigating war crimes.
  12. education
    New York Schools Ordered to Ditch Native American Team Names, MascotsThe State Education Department says schools need to remove the terms and imagery by the end of the school year, unless a recognized tribe signs off.
  13. early and often
    Kari Lake Is Denying Her Election LossIn a video posted Thursday, Lake said her legal team is “exploring every avenue to correct the many wrongs that have been done this past week.”
  14. just asking questions
    Why Tom Bonier Knew There Would Be No Red WaveMonths ago, the Democratic strategist said this time the midterms would be different because of the backlash to Dobbs. Here’s what he’s learned since.
  15. just asking questions
    John Fetterman’s Team on How the Stroke Changed His CampaignSenior adviser Rebecca Katz on the health crisis, the controversy, and how they turned a purple state blue on Election Day.
  16. 2022 midterms
    The Midterms’ Fresh Faces: 6 History-Making Politicians Elected in 2022A look at some of the rising stars who triumphed on Tuesday.
  17. the group portrait
    The Embattled Women of the FDNYThe FDNY’s first woman commissioner puts its gender gap in relief.
  18. early and often
    Kathy Hochul Beats Back a Serious Challenge From Lee ZeldinThe governor’s race became surprisingly close after the Republican assailed her on crime and made inroads in the suburbs.
  19. what we know
    Pelosi Attacker Allegedly Planned to Kidnap and Torture Speaker: UpdatesThe suspect spouting far-right beliefs plotted to zip-tie the House Speaker, according to federal prosecutors.
  20. politics
    It Took 157 Years, But New York Has a Female Fire CommissionerMayor Eric Adams officially appointed Laura Kavanagh, who has been serving as the interim fire commissioner since February.
  21. politics
    Attorneys in Trump Trial Struggle to Find Jurors Who Don’t Hate HimOne prospective juror who was sent home said, “I really, really don’t like Trump at all.”
  22. early and often
    Kathy Hochul and Lee Zeldin Spar Over Crime, Trump, and the Buffalo BillsHighlights from the New York gubernatorial debate.
  23. early and often
    Men in Tactical Gear Have Been Monitoring Ballot Drop Boxes in ArizonaAs the state’s Republican candidates embrace debunked election-fraud claims, Arizona voters have reported being watched and photographed.
  24. early and often
    With Zeldin Catching Up, Hochul Goes Hard on CrimeAfter dismissing a poll showing a close race thanks to public-safety concerns, her campaign is going on offense.
  25. early and often
    Sean Patrick Maloney’s House Race Is Now a ‘Toss Up’The Cook Political Report has downgraded the Democrat’s chances, noting that it’s been decades since a sitting DCCC or NRCC chair has lost reelection.
  26. early and often
    Cheri Beasley’s Shot at HistoryThe former judge will become North Carolina’s first Black U.S. senator if she wins next month. Has the Democratic Party done enough to help?
  27. early and often
    John Fetterman’s Doctor Gives Him the All ClearIn a letter, the candidate’s primary-care physician wrote that he was “recovering well” and faced no work restrictions.
  28. early and often
    Lee Zeldin Gains on Kathy Hochul and May Be Cutting Into Her BaseTwo new polls show the governor’s race tightening, with one suggesting Zeldin has unusual support in New York City.
  29. early and often
    12 Million People Have Applied for Student-Debt Relief Since This WeekendBiden said the program’s website handled the many applications “without a glitch or any difficulty.”
  30. early and often
    Herschel Walker Admits He Paid Ex-Girlfriend Who Had an AbortionThe Republican Senate candidate denies the $700 check was intended for an abortion.
  31. politics
    Biden Pardons Thousands of Marijuana Charges, ‘Dank Brandon’ Memes FollowThe president frees up federal weed policy.
  32. politics
    Secret Service Doesn’t Know How to Drive, Pull Off Cover-upAn SUV taking the vice-president to work Monday hit a curb, but the Secret Service initially said it was due to a “mechanical failure.”
  33. politics
    Herschel Walker’s Son Goes Nuclear on His ‘Lying’ FatherAfter a story about the candidate’s alleged payment for an abortion, Christian Walker went off in a series of tweets.
  34. just asking questions
    The Surge That Could Save DemocratsTom Bonier makes the case that women are registering to vote in a fury after Dobbs and have the potential to reshape the midterms.
  35. politics
    New Yorkers Could Get Paid to Report Illegal ParkingA proposed bill in City Council would allow people to report instances of illegal parking and receive a cut of the fine.
  36. the group portrait
    The New Worker-Owners of Astor Wines & SpiritsAstor’s employees will be even more integrated with a store that was already an anchor of the neighborhood.
  37. politics
    Pennsylvania’s Republican Candidates Might Actually Be From New JerseyWhile Dr. Oz has been painted as a Jersey carpetbagger, Doug Mastriano was registered to vote in the state as recently as last year.
  38. politics
    Charlotte Bennett Hits Andrew Cuomo With a Sexual-Harassment LawsuitIn her lawsuit, Bennett is suing Cuomo for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation.
  39. the city politic
    Why Yuh-Line Niou Didn’t Run Against Dan Goldman AgainThe runner-up in the Democratic primary for the Manhattan-Brooklyn congressional district explains her decision to pass on a redo in November.
  40. the city politic
    Dan Goldman Has a Bridge He’d Like to Build YouThe congressman-to-be on what comes next after his narrow victory.
  41. early and often
    Yuh-Line Niou Won’t Challenge Dan Goldman in November After AllAfter losing the Democratic primary, she ruled out a new run on the Working Family Parties ballot line.
  42. early and often
    Read the FBI’s Redacted Trump Search AffidavitOn Thursday, a federal judge in Florida ordered the release of a redacted version of the affidavit that prompted the FBI search on Mar-a-Lago.
  43. early and often
    Yuh-Line Niou Says She’s Thinking About Running Against Dan Goldman AgainThe progressive Democrat may run on the Working Families Party line in November for the Brooklyn-Manhattan seat in Congress.
  44. early and often
    Dan Goldman Defeats a Splintered Field of ProgressivesIt was a nail-biter against Yuh-Line Niou, but the veteran prosecutor who put $4 million into his own campaign emerged victorious.
  45. early and often
    Sean Patrick Maloney, DCCC Boss, Defeats Alessandra BiaggiThe moderate congressman was fiercely criticized for choosing to run in Mondaire Jones’s current district, but that outrage and others weren’t fatal.
  46. early and often
    Can Anybody Stop Dan Goldman?The former prosecutor seems to be leading the crowded field for the Tenth District’s open House seat, but three other candidates still have a shot.
  47. early and often
    Rage Against the Machine: Can Alessandra Biaggi Defeat Sean Patrick Maloney?The head of the DCCC is the epitome of moderation — and everything wrong with Democrats to the young progressive hoping to beat him next week.
  48. the city politic
    Mondaire Jones on the Need to Meet Progressive ExpectationsThe congressman talks about switching districts, how Democrats can win the midterms, and why America’s problems go beyond Trump.
  49. the city politic
    Liz Holtzman on Why Guts and Expertise Matter More Than AgeThe 81-year-old former congresswoman says she feels called to get back in the fight.
  50. early and often
    Read The Unsealed Trump Search WarrantAgents removed boxes of documents with “top secret” information inside.
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