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Gay group to march in next NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

Gay group to march in next NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 (UPI) --A gay and lesbian group will be able to march openly in next year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City, officials said Wednesday.
Frances Burns

Mayors of Boston, NYC to stay away from St. Patrick's Day parades

BOSTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The mayors of Boston and New York plan to stay away from this year's St. Patrick's Day parades unless gay rights groups are allowed to participate.

Bill de Blasio endorsed for NYC mayor by The New York Times

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The New York Times Sunday endorsed Bill de Blasio for mayor, saying he connected better with the voters than other more seasoned Democratic candidates.
First Anthony Weiner campaign ad debuts Monday

First Anthony Weiner campaign ad debuts Monday

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner said in his first campaign ad debuting Monday "powerful voices" are trying to expel him from the race for New York City mayor.
Weiner defiant despite falling poll numbers

Weiner defiant despite falling poll numbers

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- It looks like former Rep. Anthony Weiner may have sexted himself right out of the race for New York City mayor, a polling director said.
Weiner vows to remain in New York mayoral race

Weiner vows to remain in New York mayoral race

NEW YORK, July 29 (UPI) -- Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., insisted he will stay in the New York mayoral race despite pressure from both parties to quit over more sexting revelations.
The Issue: Political sex scandals

The Issue: Political sex scandals

The frivolity of summer was slipping away: Fears were growing National Security Agency surveillance program was nipping away at civil liberties, unrest was roiling the black community following the Zimmerman verdict in Florida and Republicans and Democrats were again sniping over the federal budget and debt ceiling.
MARCELLA KREITER, United Press International
Poll: Weiner loses lead in NYC mayoral race after new sexting scandal

Poll: Weiner loses lead in NYC mayoral race after new sexting scandal

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has lost his lead over rivals for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York, a poll released Thursday found.

Poll: Weiner leads mayoral candidates; Spitzer up in comptroller race

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led the Democratic primary for New York mayor while former Gov. Eliot Spitzer led the city comptroller race, a survey indicated.

Mayor Bloomberg: Too many whites frisked in NYC

NEW YORK, June 29 (UPI) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg, defending New York's controversial stop-and-frisk policy on his weekly radio show, said whites are disproportionately targeted.
Anthony Weiner leads race for Democratic nod for NYC mayor

Anthony Weiner leads race for Democratic nod for NYC mayor

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- Anthony Weiner, who resigned from Congress in disgrace, leads the race for the Democratic nomination for New York mayor, a Wall Street Journal poll indicated.
Plastic surgeon: NYC mayoral candidates could use some work

Plastic surgeon: NYC mayoral candidates could use some work

NEW YORK, June 24 (UPI) -- A plastic surgeon who looked over the slate of candidates for New York City mayor says when it comes to their faces all need some work to communicate energy.

Weiner apologizes after woman uses gay slur

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner apologized after a gay slur, aimed at his Democratic primary rival Christine Quinn, was heard in a conversation.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner enters NYC mayor's race

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner enters NYC mayor's race

NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, forced to resign from Congress because of Twitter, entered the New York mayor's race Wednesday via YouTube.

NYPD head says African-Americans not stopped and frisked enough

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- In defense of New York City's stop-and-frisk policy, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says 75 percent of violent crimes are committed by African-Americans.
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Governor David Patters (L) Christine Quinn (C) and Hillary Rodham Clinton smile on the stage before President George W. Bush speaks during a Veteran's Day rededication ceremony of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City on November 11, 2008. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
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Christine Callaghan Quinn (born July 25, 1966) is a Democratic politician and the current Speaker of the New York City Council, which is among the most powerful positions in city government after the Mayor. The office of speaker was established in 1990 as a result of the revision of the City Charter. The third person to hold this office, Quinn is the first female and first openly gay speaker.

In 2007, the New York Post named Quinn the third-most powerful woman in New York, after Hillary Rodham Clinton and Diane Sawyer. She was rated one of the "Forty Under Forty" by Gotham Magazine.

Quinn was born in Glen Cove, New York. She attended Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She served as head of the Housing Justice Campaign for the Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development. Quinn entered politics to manage the City Council campaign of Thomas Duane in 1991, after which she was Duane's Chief of Staff for five years. She later became the Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project, and was appointed a member of the NYC Police/Community Relations Task Force by then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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