Politics Reporter, NY1
NY1 Politcal Reporter/Anchor; husband of @manoushz; proud father of sixth-generation NY'ers; contact: jrobin(at)ny1news(dot)com
ny1.com — With her lead in the polls shrinking, mayoral candidate Christine Quinn altered her tone on Monday while speaking at an asthma center in East Harlem, attacking her rivals for what she calls politically calculated decisions and billing herself as the only candidate willing to make tough choices.
tumblr.com — Endorsements in the mayor's race are of disputed value, but what is known is that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is pulling in a number of them, especially from Queens. It comes after the Manhattanite spent years lobbying local officials, and despite others in the race having deeper local roots.
nytimes.com — When President Obama needed every Democrat in Congress to back his health care plan in 2009, Representative Anthony D. Weiner threatened behind the scenes to torpedo the package in favor of a more sweeping measure. He backed off after he was promised a bigger share of the spotlight during the highly watched debate.
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