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  • Mayor de Blasio Kicks 700 Kids Out of Over-Performing Schools

    03/02/2014 5:29:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Elite New York Democrats are waging a war on children. Well… At least that’s how it appears when the progressive Democrat mayor kicks 700 students out of high-performing schools, because… Well… He doesn’t really have a good reason. Ostensibly, it’s because he doesn’t want charter schools (public education facilities that govern their affairs with autonomy from New York public education directives) to share space with underperforming school districts. Proving that there are worse things than a Bloomberg-run city, de Blasio has decided to kick at least three charter school programs out of their co-location agreements with traditional public education facilities....
  • ‘Horses count; babies don’t’ in de Blasio’s New York City

    01/03/2014 6:42:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | Eric Owens
    New York City’s brand-new mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious progressive agenda that includes tax increases, much talk about somehow crushing inequality and punishing “the elite.” Two issues high on de Blasio’s agenda are the creation of more abortion clinics across the five boroughs and an outright ban on horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park. De Blasio’s animosity to the horse-drawn carriages runs deep, apparently. “We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period,” he said at a news conference Monday, according to CNN. He added that he believes the tourist attraction — popular since 1858 — is...
  • Comrade De Blasio Takes Over (2nd Detroit)

    01/02/2014 4:47:02 AM PST · by BCW · 83 replies
    Front Page ^ | 02 JAN 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Communist-sympathizing radical Bill de Blasio has laid out an ambitious, far-left agenda as he begins what is destined to be a disastrous reign as New York’s 109th mayor. Leveling left-wingers, with their perverse obsession with income equality, are looking eagerly to the city in the hope that the new mayor will “morph New York City’s municipal machinery into a closely watched laboratory for populist theories of government that have never before been enacted on such a large scale,” according to a fawning New York Times profile.
  • There's a new Mayor in town: Bill de Blasio is sworn in to run New York City by Bill Clinton

    01/01/2014 8:05:52 PM PST · by dennisw · 89 replies
    dailymail ^ | 1 January 2014 | JESSICA JERREAT
    First Democrat elected as mayor for 12 years vows to 'take aim at the Tale of Two Cities' De Blasio vows to reform 'stop and frisk' policy and tax the wealthy to improve education 'They are they real modern family' former president Clinton says as he introduces the de Blasios Former mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to jet off to Hawaii on vacation after 12 years in office
  • De Blasio Inauguration Starts With ‘Plantation’ Rhetoric

    01/01/2014 7:35:47 PM PST · by NYer · 47 replies
    Politiker ^ | January 1, 2014 | Colin Campbell
    <p>City Hall at today’s inauguration event. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)During the election season, Bill de Blasio was often painted by conservatives as a leftist radical. But at his inauguration today, it was not Mr. de Blasio who dropped the most aggressive lines, but the first two speakers at the event.</p>
  • Historic Bible goes missing after de Blasio swearing in (update: found)

    01/01/2014 5:01:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/01/13 | Jamie Schram, Larry Celona, Jeane MacIntosh
    The FDR bible used by Mayor Bill de Blasio for his swearing in vanished after the New Year’s Day ceremony, sparking a panicked, hours-long search for the historic tome. “They had the whole detail looking through blankets,’’ a police source said of the scramble by at least 50 NYPD detectives and city officials to find the Bible, which was given to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt as a gift at his first inauguration in March 1933. Former President Bill Clinton performed the ceremony Wednesday as de Blasio laid his hand on the bible.
  • Bill de Blasio's Mayoral Inauguration Invocation Speaker Says NYC is a 'Plantation' [VIDEO]

    01/01/2014 4:50:28 PM PST · by Third Person · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 1st, 2014 | Fred Lucas
    Wednesday morning Rev. Fred Lucas, Senior Pastor at the Brooklyn Community Church, giving the invocation at Bill de Blasio’s mayoral inauguration...
  • Billionaire Mayor Bloomberg Didn’t Just Put Money into New York, He Also Took it Out

    01/01/2014 5:52:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The hagiographic New York Times article paints a picture of Bloomberg as a selfless philanthropist mayor. The reality is a good deal more complex. In the past, the city paid its mayor; Mr. Bloomberg paid to be the city’s mayor. That much is true only because Bloomberg did spend a lot of money on elections. But he wasn’t the first billionaire to run for office that way. An analysis by The New York Times shows that Mr. Bloomberg has doled out at least $650 million on a wide variety of perks and bonuses, political campaigns and advocacy work, charitable...
  • New York City Mayor-Elect De Blasio Appoints “Transition Imam” Who Helped Raise Money for Hamas

    11/28/2013 2:28:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Bill de Blasio has appointed his transition committee and it includes Imam Khalid Latif. Latif is one of the cleaner faces of CAIR. He was a chaplain at Princeton and now NYU. Bloomberg appointed him to be a police chaplain and he’s won interfaith awards.He’s young enough and savvy enough to play the moderate role really well. You won’t catch him shouting “Death to America” or “We are all Osama” when the cameras are off. And his presence as a CAIR board member will be overlooked by most. In 2006, when deadly protests broke out in the Muslim world...
  • New NYC Mayor pledges to expand abortion, wipe out crisis pregnancy centers

    11/08/2013 3:13:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 11/8/2013 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    From Breitbart: NYC MAYOR-ELECT DE BLASIO PROMISES TO WIPE OUT CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERSThe city in which 41 percent of pregnancies end in abortion has elected a new mayor who is pledging to partner with Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to expand their businesses even further by providing them with “city-sponsored” space to set up shop. Bill de Blasio, who was elected Tuesday with 73 percent of the vote, [!] also pledged to help abortionists wipe out their main competition – pro-life crisis pregnancy centers – which he refers to as “sham” clinics. These centers offer women financial and logistical...
  • WashPost: Bill de Blasio wins mayor’s race in New York, ushering in new era of liberal governance

    11/05/2013 10:34:21 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 54 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Phillip Rucker
    Bill de Blasio overwhelmingly was elected mayor here Tuesday, becoming the first Democrat to lead New York in 20 years and ushering in an era of activist liberal governance in the nation’s largest city. In early returns Tuesday night, de Blasio was soundly defeating Republican Joe Lhota, a protégé of former mayor Rudy Giuliani. De Blasio campaigned on a mantle of progressive change following Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s 12 years in office, highlighting what he saw as “a tale of two cities.” The moneyed Manhattan elite have had their mayor, he argued, and now the 46 percent of New Yorkers...
  • Dem landslide all over NYC

    11/05/2013 8:23:38 PM PST · by EinNYC · 63 replies
    http://project.wnyc.org/election2013/ ^ | 11/05/13 | Me, Myself, and I
    I am totally sickened by the election results in NYC tonight. Virtually every single Dumbocrat won their respective election with at least 80% and up to 97% of votes. That is bizarre. Has a case of zombie-brain infected the people who live to the left and right of you? Even notoriously corrupt, absolutely stinking candidates won, like Melinda Katz, who had 2 children with Guardian Angels' founder Curtis Sliwa while he was married and who benefited from him swindling $400,000 from his then-wife to support his 2 kids with Katz. It was very difficult to vote due to the third-world...
  • New York poised to usher in de Blasio as new mayor

    11/03/2013 7:41:02 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 37 replies
    france24.com ^ | 11/3/13 | France24
    New York poised to usher in de Blasio as new mayor AFP - Left-wing progressive Bill de Blasio is poised to secure a landslide victory in New York's mayoral elections next week after executing a near-flawless campaign. De Blasio, whose public sector background and policies sit uneasily with the gigantic wealth of the establishment, appears certain of election victory, possibly by a historic margin on Tuesday. By placing his black, former lesbian wife and teenage children center stage, he appears to have connected to ordinary middle-class families and a vastly diverse electorate, if his mammoth poll leads are anything to...
  • Greenfield: It's De Blasio Time

    11/02/2013 7:34:35 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 54 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, November 02, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, November 02, 2013 It's De Blasio Time Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Do you miss the old New York City? Remember when subway trains were covered in graffiti, a news hour began with six shootings and everyone who lived in the city had been mugged at least once? Remember when Times Square had more strip clubs than theaters and when you could afford an apartment in the village because it was a drug infested mess? Remember when the city and everyone living in it were on the verge of bankruptcy and the only people who...
  • Rudy: Without Lhota, New York City could mirror Chicago or Detroit

    10/22/2013 2:16:55 PM PDT · by amnestynone · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | october 22, 2013 | Deroy Murdoc
    The man who once hired New York City mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota as his deputy recently detailed the stakes involved in the race for Gracie Mansion. Rudolph W. Giuliani told local conservatives that “We get one chance to get it right,” by electing his Republican protégé. “And if we get it wrong,” America’s mayor added, “you know what can happen. Bill de Blasio creates a sense of fear about what can happen to this city, and the fear is real. This city very easily could become another Chicago or Detroit or a combination of Chicago or Detroit.” Giuliani observed that...
  • Joe Lhota on Bill de Blasio’s Strategy: ‘Directly Out of the Marxist Playbook’ (NYC)

    09/25/2013 5:37:50 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    politicker.com ^ | 9/24/2013 | Jill Colvin
    Well, that escalated quickly. The general election reached a new heated phase this morning as Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota charged that Democrat Bill de Blasio’s “tale of two cities” message was “directly out of the Marxist playbook.” Mr. Lhota had already criticized Mr. de Balsio yesterday following a New York Times report that described Mr. de Blasio’s past support for revolutionary Nicaraguan politics, as well as his desire for a “democratic socialism” vision for society–which Mr. Lhota called “unfortunate.” But Mr. Lhota doubled down today in far harsher words–calling on Mr. de Blasio to “explain himself” and equating Mr....
  • De Blasio’s Cuban vision for New York City

    09/22/2013 6:45:40 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 9/22/2013 | Michael Goodwin
    Extra, extra, read all about it. Not all New Yorkers have the same incomes! Not all have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams! And most — gasp! — don’t live on Park Avenue or have nannies and housekeepers! If this doesn’t strike you as breathtaking news, then you didn’t drink the Kool-Aid and join Bill de Blasio’s movement. I say movement because de Blasio doesn’t just want to be mayor. He has discovered there is poverty in Gotham and many other pesky outcomes where some people do better than others. And he intends to end that disparity. “Fighting inequality and fighting...
  • NYC mayoral favorite a Soros front man?

    09/18/2013 10:43:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 09/18/2013 | Aaron Klein
    NEW YORK – Billionaire political activist George Soros is the primary patron of New York mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio, WND has learned. Last month, the New York news media reported Soros had endorsed De Blasio’s mayoral bid but failed to disclose the billionaire’s major financial donation to the candidate’s nonprofit as well as De Blasio’s cozy working relationship with Soros-funded activist groups. “I am endorsing Bill de Blasio for Mayor because I believe he has the talent, vision and ability to lead New York City,” Soros said in a statement released by the de Blasio campaign in early August....
  • Democratic mayoral candidates gather at Rev. Al Sharpton's headquarters...

    09/08/2013 6:36:49 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | September 8, 2013 | Erin Durkin
    The day began at Sharpton’s House of Justice in Harlem, where each candidate took a turn at the mic to make their cases one final time, with Sharpton holding court.
  • Anthony Weiner stages a 'meat' and greet in Bronx deli

    09/02/2013 9:08:48 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Anthony Weiner stages a 'meat' and greet in Bronx deli The Democratic mayoral hopeful holds a big Italian sausage and poses with the owner of the Arthur Ave. business By Mara Gay / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, August 31, 2013, 11:08 PM He couldn't resist. Anthony Weiner showed off a big Italian sausage at an Arthur Ave. Deli Saturday, agreeing to pose with the ample-sized meat on a campaign stop in the Bronx. When the Democratic mayoral hopeful walked into Mike’s Deli, owner David Greco said he whipped out the sausage right away. “I’m not a fan, so I...
  • NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn mulls abortion pill for 11-year-olds

    08/21/2013 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    washington times ^ | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, who is speaker of the City Council, said one of her political platforms is perhaps opening the door for middle school girls to receive morning-after contraception, known in some circles as the abortion pill. Yes, doing so “can make some people uncomfortable,” she said, as the New York Post reported. But, she added, “this is a really important option we need to make accessible.” That means some girls as young as age 11 could have access to the pill. Ms. Quinn, who faces off against former Rep. Anthony Weiner in the Democratic mayoral primary — made...
  • Quinn’s Wife Edges Onto the Political Stage

    08/19/2013 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2013 | Kate Taylor
    Kim M. Catullo does not like giving interviews or getting behind a microphone. At political events, she tends to hover in the background, so much so that she is sometimes mistaken for a member of her wife’s security detail. But with the primary just weeks away, Ms. Catullo, the wife of Christine C. Quinn, is edging out of her comfort zone to take on a more visible role in Ms. Quinn’s campaign for mayor of New York City.
  • ‘Mad Men’ star John Slattery knocks Christine Quinn for mayor over Soho garage

    08/11/2013 11:05:00 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/11/13 | By KATE BRIQUELET
    ‘Mad Men’ star John Slattery knocks Christine Quinn for mayor over Soho garage By KATE BRIQUELET Christine Quinn made him one Mad Man. Silver-maned “Mad Men” star John Slattery is coming out strong against the mayoral front-runner — all because she approved a 10-story sanitation garage in his Soho neighborhood five years ago. Slattery, 50, and other A-listers spent years campaigning against the city’s $400 million mega-garage on Spring Street near the West Side Highway. But when they presented an alternative plan at a City Council hearing, Quinn not only refused to consider it, she futzed around with her cellphone...
  • Christine Guinn (NYC's next mayor and new face of the democrat party)

    07/31/2013 2:25:09 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies
    "Quinn resides in Chelsea, Manhattan, with wife, Kim Catullo, a lawyer.[27][28] The couple married on May 19, 2012,[29] and spend their summer weekends at a home that they purchased in 2004 in Bradley Beach, New Jersey.[30] Her former partner, Laura Morrison,[31] was chief of staff to former State Senator Thomas Duane"
  • Chris Hayes: I found the defense of Weiner by his wife “surprisingly persuasive”

    07/24/2013 12:53:21 PM PDT · by Belteshazzar · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | July 24, 2013 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, I’m going to give Hayes the benefit of the doubt and assume that he’s pandering to his audience in saying this, not that he really believes it. His reputation for being “cerebral” may be overstated but there ain’t no way no how no chance this guy’s sincerely convinced by the “logic” that because a candidate has been forgiven by his spouse for wrongdoing, the electorate should forgive too. If Huma can tolerate Weiner’s seemingly pathological need for affirmation by sexting with random women, that’s great; why a voter would tolerate it, I have no idea. At a...
  • Weiner: ‘I Am Very Sorry’ For Latest Sexting Revelations ('Carlos Danger' busted again!)

    07/23/2013 12:44:18 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 7/23/13 | CBS New York
    Mayoral candidate and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner responded apologetically Tuesday, following revelations of another alleged cybersex relationship. A woman claimed anonymously this week to the gossip site “The Dirty” that she exchanged lewd photos and had explicit phone conversations with Weiner after the scandal that led him to resign from Congress in 2011. The woman told the Web site she was 22 when Weiner began the online relationship. Site editor Nik Ritchie wrote that the woman claimed Weiner and the woman “had a relationship for six months, and she believed they were in love.” Weiner allegedly used the pseudonym...
  • Anthony Weiner, or ‘Carlos Danger,’ Accused of Having Even More Cybersex After Scandal

    07/23/2013 10:06:26 AM PDT · by sunmars · 75 replies
    It was bound to happen sooner or later: An anonymous woman has claimed to the Arizona-based gossip and nudies site The Dirty that she carried on an explicit online affair with mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner — after he was busted and forced to resign from Congress for the exact same thing. "She was lured by Anthony Weiner post scandal via Facebook," wrote the site's editor Nik Ritchie yesterday. "They had a relationship for 6 months and she believed they were in love ... The relationship consisted of Anthony Weiner and Anonymous sending sexually explicit pictures of each other and having...
  • Could Spitzer drag down Weiner’s NYC mayoral run?

    07/14/2013 8:39:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2013 11:22 AM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    After weeks of carefully managed political repair work that has lifted Anthony Weiner from sexting scandal punch line to front-runner in the New York City mayoral campaign, he suddenly faces a threat from someone who’s not even in the same race: Eliot Spitzer. The former New York governor’s surprise entry into the city comptroller’s race now means there are two sex scandal-comeback stories competing for the media’s attention, and the constant mention of both in the same breath has once again put Weiner back under the lens of infamy he has worked so hard to escape. “It’s horrible timing, just...
  • Anthony Weiner Is Now Leading the Mayoral Race By Dan Amira

    06/25/2013 3:50:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6.24.13 | Dan Amira
    Get ready for a new round of really gross Weiner puns: Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who resigned in disgrace for sending crotch-shots to random ladies on the Internet and then lying about it, is now leading the Democratic primary race for the next mayor of New York. Your eyes do not deceive you, reader: Anthony Weiner is leading the race for mayor. An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Weiner at 25 percent to Christine Quinn's 20 percent, and 49 percent of voters now say they are at least open to voting for Weiner, up from the 40 percent who...
  • Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor

    05/22/2013 11:47:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 22, 2013 10:45 AM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    Anthony Weiner’s run for redemption is officially on. The ex-congressman whose career imploded in a rash of raunchy tweets two years ago said in a YouTube video announcement late Tuesday that he’s in the New York City mayoral race. He’d said last month he was considering it. … The Democrat is jumping into a crowded field for September’s primary. He’s arriving with some significant advantages, including a $4.8 million campaign war chest, the possibility of more than $1 million more in public matching money, polls showing him ahead of all but one other Democrat—and no end of name recognition. …
  • Disgraced congressman weighs run for NYC mayor

    04/10/2013 10:01:15 AM PDT · by illiac · 20 replies
    MSN News ^ | 4/10/13 | MSN News
    Weiner represented Queens and Brooklyn for more than a decade before resigning amid a 2011 scandal over lewd online behavior. NEW YORK — Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned over a sexting scandal in 2011, says he's weighing a run for New York City mayor this year. The Democrat told The New York Times Magazine in a story posted online Wednesday that "it's now or maybe never for me" but acknowledged that it's a long shot because some people "just don't have room for a second narrative about me." Weiner said that his political committee spent more than $100,000...
  • Bill and Hillary and Huma and Anthony

    09/05/2012 9:23:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 5, 2012 | Stella Paul
    As Bill Clinton once again takes center stage at the Democratic National Convention, let's amuse ourselves by screening the vilest soap opera in American history: Bill and Hillary and Huma and Anthony. This one's got it all: two sham marriages, sexual perversions, and national treachery at the highest level. Naturally, the "mainstream media" refuses to inform you of it, but that's why I'm here.
  • Rep. Weiner: TARP banks already 'effectively nationalized'

    04/22/2009 1:56:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies · 1,415+ views
    Examiner ^ | 4/21/2009 | Eric Moskowitz
    Representative Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn) of New York's 9th congressional district, said banks that received funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) are already "effectively nationalized."When asked at a question-and-answer session last night at NYU Law School about whether the Obama administration's contemplation of converting preferred shares of banks obtained as part of the bailout process into common stock would amount to nationalization, Weiner said it would.Further, he reasoned, since the federal government currently exercises leverage over bank actions by dint of holding the option to convert preferred shares in banks to common stock (thereby technically gaining board representation,)...
  • Edict not funded by NYC mayor: Muhammadiyah (Bloomy funds Islam)

    03/14/2010 8:26:37 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 3 replies · 252+ views
    Jakarta Post ^ | Sunday, March 14, 2010 | Arghea D. Hapsari
    An organization owned by the mayor of New York City has channeled over US$390,000 to Muhammadiyah as part of a global anti-tobacco campaign, but the country's second largest Islamic organization denied the funding influenced its recent edict banning smoking. A. Fattah Wibisono, a deputy secretary at Muhammadiyah’s council tasked with issuing religious edicts, acknowledged that his organization was cooperating with the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, a philanthropic organization established in 2006 by Michael R. Bloomberg to fight tobacco use in low- and middle-income countries. The US$125 million global initiative was extended with a new $250 million commitment in...
  • White House asks Justice Department to look for other places to hold 9/11 terror trial

    01/29/2010 3:56:31 AM PST · by SonOfDarkSkies · 49 replies · 873+ views
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/29/2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet, Adam Lisberg and Samuel Goldsmith Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny
    The White House ordered the Justice Department Thursday night to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan. The dramatic turnabout came hours after Mayor Bloomberg said he would "prefer that they did it elsewhere" and then spoke to Attorney General Eric Holder. "It would be an inconvenience at the least, and probably that's too mild a word for people that live in the neighborhood and businesses in the neighborhood," Bloomberg told reporters.
  • High Court Rules Against New York City in Internet-Tobacco Suit

    01/26/2010 4:20:24 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 23 replies · 854+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-25-10 | BRENT KENDALL
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court ruled Monday that New York City couldn't use federal racketeering laws to sue out-of-state Internet tobacco retailers that don't file reports on city residents who buy cigarettes online. The city wants the reports so it can collect cigarette taxes directly from residents who purchased tobacco products online. The retailers aren't required to collect the taxes. The case before the high court centered on New York's allegations that New Mexico-based online retailer Hemi Group committed racketeering offenses of mail and wire fraud by allegedly failing to submit reports on its New York City customers to state tobacco administrators....
  • New York Pushes for Salt Reduction in Restaurant, Packaged Food (Rush was right)

    01/11/2010 8:20:32 AM PST · by Stayfree · 54 replies · 1,459+ views
    Business Week ^ | January 11, 2000 | Shannon Pettypiece
    New York City health officials are pushing to cut the amount of salt in packaged and restaurant foods by 25 percent over the next five years,
  • NY Mayor Bloomberg to promote immigration reform

    01/01/2010 2:46:41 PM PST · by neverdem · 32 replies · 1,512+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jan 1, 2010 | Daniel Trotta
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg pledged on Friday to promote a more open U.S. immigration policy during his third term, much as he made a campaign against illegal guns a hallmark of his second term. "With leaders from across the country, we will assemble a bipartisan coalition to support President Obama's call for comprehensive immigration reform that honors our history, upholds our values, and promotes our economy," Bloomberg said upon being sworn in for his third term as mayor. The White House has said it will aim for immigration reform in 2010, possibly including a...
  • New York City Mayor Bloomberg Sworn In for 3rd Term

    01/01/2010 2:56:31 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 31 replies · 794+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01-01-10 | The Wall Street Journal
    NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg sought to strike a humble tone Friday as he began his third term by promising "to listen and to lead" and to take a fresh look at the challenges facing the city. The 67-year-old billionaire acknowledged the unusual circumstances that landed him on the steps of City Hall to take the oath of office for another four years. A city term-limit law had barred officeholders from seeking a third, consecutive term, but he orchestrated a last-minute law change that let him run again in 2009. "This term is a special opportunity, one that comes...
  • NBC reverses Bloomberg call

    11/03/2009 7:18:01 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 24 replies · 2,623+ views
    Politico ^ | 02 NOV 09 | Ben Smith
    NBC reverses Bloomberg call Wow: This is looking to be a very long night for the billionaire-incumben-frontrunner in New York. With more than a third of the votes in, it's a one-point race. NBC called it for Bloomberg -- but just reversed that call. The New York Times continues to indicate that Bloomberg has won.
  • Twitter BNO News: Michael Bloomberg re-elected as Mayor of New York City, defeating Democrat Bill Th

    11/03/2009 6:54:13 PM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 12 replies · 690+ views
    Twitter BNO News ^ | Nov 3, 2009 | Twitter BNO Breaking News
    BNO News: Independent candidate Michael Bloomberg re-elected as Mayor of New York City, defeating Democrat Bill Thompson.
  • In Final Days of Race (for NYC mayor), (Democratic) Challenger Lays Out (tax-and-spend) Agenda

    10/31/2009 4:50:02 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies · 378+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2009 | Michael Powell
    With the leaves turning and the mayoral race down to its final paces, William C. Thompson Jr., the Democratic candidate, sketched out a liberal policy agenda Friday, saying he would fight to repeal laws that allow landlords to charge market rents for regulated apartments. He promised to appoint pro-tenant members to the Rent Guidelines Board to oppose higher rents and pro-rider members to the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to oppose raising fares. He said he would keep subway station agents on the job, and try to place all rent-regulated middle-class apartments that are part of the Mitchell-Lama program...
  • Gun lobby unleashes 'Sopranos'-like on Virginia governor's race -- 'if you know what's good for ya'

    10/26/2009 7:48:57 PM PDT · by Baladas · 7 replies · 928+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 26, 2009 | Johanna Neuman
    It is surely one of the most unusual pitches in this year's gubernatorial elections -- a Tony Soprano-like figure defending New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent efforts to close the gun show loophole and warning Virginians not to get too attached to their Second Amendment freedoms "if ya know what's good for ya." Bloomberg underwrote a commercial in April that attacked former Virginia Atty. Gen. Bob McDonnell for his pro-gun positions and pushed for the closure of the state's "gun show loophole." Now Bloomberg is running for re-election, McDonnell is running for governor and the nation's larger gun lobby --...
  • Bloomberg Sets Record for His Own Spending on Elections

    10/23/2009 8:02:06 PM PDT · by TopQuark · 26 replies · 1,321+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/23/2009 | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN
    By MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN Michael R. Bloomberg, the Wall Street mogul whose fortune catapulted him into New York’s City Hall, has set another staggering financial record: He has now spent more of his own money than any other individual in United States history in the pursuit of public office. Newly released campaign records show the mayor, as of Friday, had spent $85 million on his latest re-election campaign, and is on pace to spend between $110 million and $140 million before the election on Nov. 3. That means Mr. Bloomberg, in his three bids for mayor, will...
  • Rudy Giuliani Stumps For Bloomberg In NYC

    10/18/2009 1:42:53 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies · 854+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | October 18, 2009 | swampsniper
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is back on the trail, this time stumping for his successor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The failed Republican presidential candidate is talking up the billionaire mayor Sunday in areas of Brooklyn and Queens where he is still well-liked. ------------------------------------------------ Maybe Rudy will put in a good word for Arlen Specter while he is up on that stump!
  • Indirectly and Tepidly, Obama Endorses Thompson

    10/10/2009 10:37:50 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 723+ views
    NT Times ^ | October 9, 2009 | David W. Chen
    It was the most lukewarm and indirect of endorsements, delivered in the conditional tense, and coming from a presidential spokesman, no less. But for William C. Thompson Jr., the Democratic nominee for mayor, the surprising comments Friday made by Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, that Mr. Obama would support “the Democratic nominee” was tantamount to a life preserver in his uphill battle to unseat Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. --snip-- The comments prompted Mr. Thompson, the city comptroller, to quickly issue a statement titled “Yes We Can in New York City: President Barack Obama Supports Bill Thompson for Mayor.” And...
  • New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spending $15,000 an hour on re-election bid

    10/05/2009 12:59:32 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 569+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/5/2009 | Nick Allen in Los Angeles
    Mayor of New York, has so far spent $64.8 million (Ł40.6 million) of his own money in his bid for a third term. Since the middle of summer the billionaire incumbent has been spending at a rate of $15,000 (Ł9,400) per hour on his campaign, including television advertisements and canvassers. His Democrat rival Bill Thompson has raised $8 million (Ł5 million) so far and spent about half of that. Mr Bloomberg, whose fortune is estimated at $17.5 billion (Ł11 billion) does not raise money and is allowed by law to spend as much of his own as he wants. He...
  • First They Came for the Marlboros - The hazards of Michael Bloomberg's paternalist utopia.

    09/19/2009 10:40:12 AM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies · 1,166+ views
    Slate ^ | Sept. 19, 2009 | Jacob Weisberg
    Last Monday dawned clear and bright in the nanny state of New York City. The newspaper brought word that the city's new health commissioner was working on ways to get residents to exercise more. That same morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest assault on unhealthy behavior. By 2012, the mayor hopes "to lower the proportion of adults who drink one or more sugar-sweetened beverages each day by 20 percent." Tuesday's news was about plans to forbid smoking at public parks and beaches. If the past pattern holds, initial gasps of outrage at such bureaucratic interference will sputter into acceptance....
  • HOLY MOSES! MIKE TOOTS HIS OWN HORN

    08/17/2009 9:29:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 585+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 17, 2009 | ANDY GELLER
    Call him the new Moses -- Robert Moses, that is. Mayor Bloomberg says that since 9/11 he has tried to transform the city on a scale not seen since the days of the legendary and controversial master builder of highways, bridges and parks that changed the metropolitan landscape. "I think if you look we've done more in the last seven years than -- I don't know if it's fair to say more than Moses did -- but I hope history will show the things we did made a lot more sense," Bloomberg tells The New Yorker.
  • Bloomberg Dealt Setback in Re-Election Campaign

    08/13/2009 12:35:03 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 5 replies · 643+ views
    NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg was dealt a political setback as the city's largest municipal union endorsed his chief Democratic challenger. District Council 37 is backing City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. The endorsement will give Mr. Thompson much-needed help against the billionaire incumbent, who has already spent more than $36 million on his third-term bid. The union has 125,000 members and 50,000 retirees across many city departments. They maintain bridges, roads and subways and work in health care, schools and libraries. It is a diverse force that will provide Mr. Thompson with troops on the ground for his campaign....