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Amazon made a stunning decision to cancel its plans to open a massive campus in Queens, and Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez analyze the move. They also break down a story first reported on NY1, the controversy surrounding Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. for comments he made about the gay community.

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As the debate over the deal to bring Amazon to Queens heats up, Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez discuss why the plan has so much opposition. They also highlight some top moments in the lively NY1 debate in the race for public advocate and talk about who they thought stood out in the crowded field.

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NY1's Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez analyze the unprecedented deal between the Trump Administration and Mayor Bill de Blasio to give federal officials increased oversight over the city’s troubled public housing authority. They also discuss how the 2021 race for mayor unofficially got started this week, whether we wanted it to or not.

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While the federal government is at a standstill because of a fight over immigration, NY1's Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez discuss how New York is taking steps to support immigrants. They also discuss how City Hall and Albany are approaching issues of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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With New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand officially in the race for president, NY1's Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez analyze her rise and how she might stand out in a crowded field. They also tackle the unusually busy start to the year in Albany, where state legislators are wasting no time getting their agenda done.

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On the day Mayor de Blasio laid out his vision for New York City, NY1's Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez sat down to give their analysis of some of his biggest policy ideas. And with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first full week in office behind her, the team discusses why the New York congresswoman has become such a lightning rod in the political conversation.

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Just months before the much-dreaded shutdown of L train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, Gov. Andrew Cuomo surprised New Yorkers when he announced a new plan that would prevent full closure. NY1's Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez try to figure out exactly what happened. And with the city's first ever special election for a citywide office just weeks away, they analyze the race for Public Advocate.

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In their final episode of the year, NY1's Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez look ahead to what we can expect from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and the New York political world when we return in 2019.

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NY1's Grace Rauh, Juan Manuel Benitez, and Courtney Gross discuss the case of Jazmine Headley, the young Brooklyn mother whose arrest in a social services office as she struggled to hold onto her child was caught on video. They also debate whether New York should legalize marijuana and put the cash towards subway repairs.

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After the botched firing of a top commissioner, NY1's Grace Rauh, Zack Fink, and Juan Manuel Benitez discuss Mayor de Blasio's absences from City Hall and whether they are hurting the way the city is run. They also debate whether lawmakers in Albany should get their first raise in almost 20 years.

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