New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"
February 4th, 2014
08:54 AM ET
2 months ago

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"

(CNN) - New York City's new mayor has shoveled snow in Brooklyn and disrupted the city's pizza traditions. But Monday night Bill de Blasio marked another important milestone by appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

The Democratic mayor stopped by Jon Stewart's set for a mostly lighthearted discussion, but the two also covered controversial issues from the mayoral campaign, from horse-drawn carriages to stop-and-frisk.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Jon Stewart • Michael Bloomberg • New York
Anthony Weiner’s Grimm advice
January 30th, 2014
02:50 PM ET
3 months ago

Anthony Weiner’s Grimm advice

(CNN) – Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm – who threatened to hurl a reporter off a Capitol Hill balcony earlier this week – has received some unsolicited crisis management advice from a fellow New Yorker who knows a thing or two about life in the glare of an unfriendly media spotlight.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner – aka “Carlos Danger” – offered the advice in an op-ed published Thursday in the New York Daily News.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Michael Grimm • New York
January 29th, 2014
01:55 PM ET
3 months ago

Six congressmen behaving badly

Washington (CNN) – New York Rep. Michael Grimm’s threat to heave a reporter off a balcony in the Cannon House office building rotunda, caught on a still-hot mic Tuesday night after the State of the Union Address, has only brought more attention to an investigation into his campaign finances.

Well done, sir.

After initially defending his tirade, Grimm apologized. But the Staten Island Republican is just the latest in an increasingly long line of New York congressmen behaving badly - on and off Capitol Hill.

Here are five other impulsive New Yorkers who sealed their political fates with dumb decisions:

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Chris Lee • Michael Grimm • New York
Christie taunts New Yorkers over Super Bowl
January 28th, 2014
02:49 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie taunts New Yorkers over Super Bowl

(CNN) - Facing declining polls numbers thanks to multiple controversies, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his state, as he taunted New Yorkers by reminding them that this Sunday's Super Bowl is being played in the Garden State rather than the Empire State.

"It was good to sit at home yesterday and watch the two teams arrive. Now, for all my friends in New York, I want to remind you they did not land at LaGuardia Airport, no they didn't. And God knows they did not land at JFK. They landed at Newark Liberty International Airport," said Christie Monday at the Boys and Girls Club in Newark.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • New Jersey • New York
DeBlasio: 'More could have been done' in snowstorm cleanup
January 22nd, 2014
02:51 PM ET
3 months ago

DeBlasio: 'More could have been done' in snowstorm cleanup

Updated 7:27 p.m. ET, 1/22/2014

New York (CNN) – New York Mayor Bill deBlasio dug out of his second snowstorm within two weeks of taking office on Wednesday and initially defended his administration's handling of the clean-up.

But later in the day, he acknowledged that after surveying the area and speaking with residents, earlier efforts to clear roads were insufficient and promised a continuing effort to get the job done.

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Filed under: Bill DeBlasio • New York
Poll: Bloomberg's time as mayor a success
January 17th, 2014
02:33 PM ET
3 months ago

Poll: Bloomberg's time as mayor a success

(CNN) - With over a decade running New York City, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure is considered "mainly a success" by voters in the Big Apple, according to a national survey released Friday.

Sixty-four percent of voters in the Quinnipiac University poll said Bloomberg's 12-year stint as mayor was a success, compared to 24% who did not. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans see the former mayor's time in office as favorable, compared to 62% of Democrats and 68% of Independents.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Michael Bloomberg • New York • Poll
Poll: Early high marks for de Blasio
January 16th, 2014
05:34 PM ET
3 months ago

Poll: Early high marks for de Blasio

(CNN) – More than two-thirds of New York City voters feel optimistic about Mayor Bill de Blasio's next four years in office, according to a new poll released Thursday from Quinnipiac University.

Sixty-seven percent of voters say they're optimistic about his first term, compared to 21 percent who say they're pessimistic, the poll shows.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • Polls
New York to pay $17.9 million to 2004 Republican Convention protesters
Riot police stand in front of the Protest Warriors, a counter-protest group of Bush supporters, at a protest against the Republican convention near Madison Square Garden September 2, 2004 in New York City.
January 16th, 2014
09:17 AM ET
3 months ago

New York to pay $17.9 million to 2004 Republican Convention protesters

(CNN) – New York City agreed on Wednesday to pay nearly $18 million to settle the civil rights claims of thousands of people arrested during the 2004 Republican National Convention that nominated George W. Bush for a second presidential term.

New York police engaged in mass arrests of more than 1,800 protesters, bystanders, legal observers and journalists during the event.

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U.S. Congressman to marry same-sex partner
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney gets ceremonially sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner while Maloney's longtime partner, Randy Florke, holding the Bible in January 2013. The couple's three kids are also shown.
January 13th, 2014
07:35 PM ET
3 months ago

U.S. Congressman to marry same-sex partner

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-New York, will marry his longtime partner, designer Randy Florke, the couple announced Monday.

"After 21 years together, we are excited for the next step in our journey as a family," they said in a statement. "For decades, we've fought to ensure that all families can experience the joys of loving commitment and we are proud to have our friends and family share this special moment with us in the near future."
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Filed under: Congress • New York • Same-sex marriage
Biden, Cuomo team up to promote New York's Sandy recovery
January 7th, 2014
02:06 PM ET
3 months ago

Biden, Cuomo team up to promote New York's Sandy recovery

(CNN) – Sitting side by side, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden sought to highlight the Empire State's continued recovery efforts Tuesday, roughly a year after Congress approved billions in aid for the state left badly bruised by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

At the event in Albany the governor gave a 25 minute presentation on the state's plans to redesign key infrastructure along the coastline, as well as create backup energy grids and new weather detection systems–all with the help of funds from the federal government.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Joe Biden • New York
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