Bill de Blasio: Central Park's horse-drawn carriages should ride into history
December 30th, 2013
07:09 PM ET
4 months ago

Bill de Blasio: Central Park's horse-drawn carriages should ride into history

(CNN) - Horse-drawn carriages could soon be a thing of the past in New York City's Central Park after Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced plans to outlaw the popular tourist attraction once in office.

"We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period," de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, saying that the practice is inhumane.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor
December 28th, 2013
03:33 PM ET
4 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
December 24th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
4 months ago

Daughter of NYC mayor-elect reveals depression, substance abuse

(CNN) – Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, has struggled with clinical depression and drug abuse, the 19-year-old revealed in a YouTube video posted Christmas Eve.

"I've had depression, like clinical depression, for my entire adolescence," de Blasio says in the video. "It made it easier, the more I drank and did drugs, to share some common ground with people that I wouldn't have. It didn't start out as a huge thing for me but then it became a really huge thing for me."

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
New ad compares Obama, congressman to Rob Ford
December 2nd, 2013
12:06 PM ET
5 months ago

New ad compares Obama, congressman to Rob Ford

Updated 2:09 p.m. ET, 12/2/2013

(CNN) - A Republican congressional candidate in New York released a new ad Monday that lumps President Barack Obama and incumbent Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in the same category as Rob Ford, the embroiled mayor of Toronto who admitted to using crack cocaine.

"Tired of politicians?" the ad's narrators asks, as the screen features side-by-side images of Bishop, Obama and Ford.
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Filed under: New York • President Obama
NY Polls: Cuomo in strong 2014 position but trails Clinton in 2016 race
November 26th, 2013
09:55 AM ET
5 months ago

NY Polls: Cuomo in strong 2014 position but trails Clinton in 2016 race

(CNN) - New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo's in a strong position to win re-election next year, two new polls suggest.

But one of the surveys also indicates that among New York state Democrats, Cuomo's a distant second to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who represented the Empire State for eight years in the U.S. Senate, when it comes to their pick for their party's presidential nominee in 2016.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Andrew Cuomo • Chris Christie • Hillary Clinton • New York
November 6th, 2013
04:39 PM ET
5 months ago

Bloomberg on Virginia election: Home state of NRA stood up and said, 'Enough'

Michael Bloomberg is the most well-known mayor in the nation – for another 55 days. But Bloomberg has already expanded his reach beyond New York City, with his coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns and his political advocacy group Independence USA PAC.

Bloomberg dared to poke the bee hive, wading into the National Rifle Association's home state to back Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race. McAuliffe eked out a win over Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • New York
November 5th, 2013
10:35 PM ET
5 months ago

5 things you should know about New York's new mayor

New York (CNN) – Bill de Blasio will be the first Democratic mayor in New York City in two decades, easily defeating Republican Joe Lhota by running a campaign that rejected the politics of his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg.

Known for its liberal politics, New York City has not elected a Democrat in the last five mayoral elections, with Bloomberg serving three terms and Rudolph Giuliani before him serving two.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
De Blasio wins NYC mayoral race
November 5th, 2013
09:07 PM ET
5 months ago

De Blasio wins NYC mayoral race

(CNN) – New York City voters Tuesday elected a Democrat to the mayor's office for the first time in two decades, giving progressive city Public Advocate Bill de Blasio a victory over Republican nominee Joe Lhota, Edison Media Research projects.

"Make no mistake: The people of this city have chosen a progressive path, and tonight we set forth on it, together, as one city," de Blasio said in his victory speech.
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Filed under: 2013 • Bill de Blasio • New York
Poll: Surprise unlikely in NYC mayoral race
November 4th, 2013
11:35 AM ET
5 months ago

Poll: Surprise unlikely in NYC mayoral race

(CNN) – On Election Eve in New York City, a new survey tells the same story: Democrat Bill de Blasio is the overwhelming front runner in the battle for mayor.

According to an NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll released Monday morning, de Blasio has a 41-percentage point 65%-24% lead over Republican Joe Lhota among likely voters.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
Final debate in NYC mayoral race is last chance for Republican candidate
October 31st, 2013
12:09 AM ET
6 months ago

Final debate in NYC mayoral race is last chance for Republican candidate

(CNN) – The New York City showdown for mayor Wednesday night was Republican Joe Lhota’s last chance to turn the tide against his Democrat opponent Bill de Blasio.

The final debate before the Nov. 5 mayoral election covered a range of topics – from tax reform, to racial profiling, to how much each candidate spent on groceries per month.

A Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday shows de Blasio with a strong lead of 65% to 26% over Lhota, with a majority of New York City voters saying the latter’s message is too negative.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • New York mayoral race
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