Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor
December 28th, 2013
03:33 PM ET
12 months ago

Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor

(CNN) – When Bill de Blasio becomes mayor of New York City on New Year's Day, he'll have a far more prominent Democrat than himself on the other side of the Bible.

He will be sworn in by former President Bill Clinton, the mayor-elect's office said Saturday.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Bill de Blasio • Hillary Clinton • New York
Unemployment benefits expire, Dems vow to fight on
December 28th, 2013
01:52 PM ET
12 months ago

Unemployment benefits expire, Dems vow to fight on

(CNN) - Long-term unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans expired Saturday after Congress failed to pass an extension. Reinstating those benefits is expected to be one of the first priorities for congressional Democrats in the new year.

“Extending unemployment insurance is the right thing to do for millions of Americans who are trying to support their families,” Democratic National Committee chairwoman and Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement Saturday. “What makes matters worse, the loss of benefits comes just a few days after the holidays.”
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Filed under: Congress • unemployment