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"Inside City Hall," an hour-long look at New York politics, can be seen on NY1 News weekdays at 7 and 10 p.m.

On Friday night’s “Inside City Hall”, Reid Wilson of the National Journal Hotline discussed some of the tight congressional races in New York.

Watch a clip of the interview above.

Tonight: We will be joined by three top pollsters to look at the state of the presidential campaign plus the four members of our Consultants Corner.

Watch NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt discuss some of the stories making news today in this morning's Political Buzz below:

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INSIDE THE PAPERS


The New York Times

Ray Hernandez looks at the Dartmouth experiences of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and her Republican challenger, Wendy Long.

Russ Buettner writes about the suicide of Russell Harding.

New York Post

Josh Margolin reports: “Controversial City Councilman Dan Halloran may be locked in a heated battle for Congress, but a bigger problem facing him could be state election regulators and criminal prosecutors. Halloran is 2 1/2 years in arrears on filing campaign-finance reports for his 2009 Council run, and, as a result, the state Board of Elections has sent the matter to the Albany district attorney for investigation and possible prosecution, The Post has learned.”

In his column, Fred Dicker writes: “New York’s most influential backer of hydrofracking for natural gas is predicting that Gov. Cuomo will give the go-ahead for the widely used drilling technique by late December, while others say mid-January at the earliest. Deputy Senate Majority Leader Thomas Libous, a Republican who represents the economically depressed Binghamton area, where much of the Marcellus gas deposits are located, also warned that Cuomo risks fierce, politically motivated, opposition to the drilling if he waits to take action until after the Legislature returns to Albany at the start of the year.”

New York Daily News

In his column, Fred Dicker reports: “After agreeing to freeze their own salaries for several years, state government-worker unions are livid over talk of a possible pay raise for lawmakers and agency commissioners. Gov. Cuomo and legislative leaders are said to be considering a special session after the November elections that would include the first pay hike for state lawmakers and commissioners since 1999.”

Wall Street Journal

Jacob Gershman reports: “An upstate New York Indian tribe is pressuring Albany to give local governments and communities veto power over new casinos, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers consider expanding the scope of gambling.”

Until tomorrow.


Bob Hardt

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