Was it a race for mayor - on city streets? TV report shows NY mayor on speedy trip
February 21st, 2014
09:55 AM ET
5 months ago

Was it a race for mayor - on city streets? TV report shows NY mayor on speedy trip

New York (CNN) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio must have been in a hurry to get somewhere Thursday, according to a local media report that featured video of the mayor's two-car caravan speeding on city streets, blowing through stop signs and violating other traffic laws - just two days after he announced a traffic-safety initiative.

The report by CNN affiliate WCBS, accompanied by the station's exclusive video, said the mayor's car was being driven by a member his security detail, with de Blasio in the passenger seat.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
N.Y. poll: Cuomo trumps Trump in possible showdown
February 13th, 2014
09:24 AM ET
5 months ago

N.Y. poll: Cuomo trumps Trump in possible showdown

(CNN) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tops Donald Trump and another potential GOP challenger this year by 2-1 margins in possible November showdowns, according to a new poll.

And a Quinnipiac University survey of New York voters released Thursday also indicates that more than six in 10 approve of the job the job their Democratic governor is doing in office, with 59% saying Cuomo deserves to be re-elected this year to a second term in Albany.

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Filed under: 2014 • Andrew Cuomo • Donald Trump • New York
De Blasio intercedes after supporter arrested
February 11th, 2014
08:01 PM ET
5 months ago

De Blasio intercedes after supporter arrested

Updated 2:29 p.m. ET, 2/12/2014

(CNN) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a top city police official to ask that she "take care" of an arrest that involved a member of his inaugural committee, two law enforcement sources said Tuesday.

The revelation that the mayor's supporter was released after perhaps receiving special treatment is helping spawn what could be his first political scandal, just over a month after taking office.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
NYC mayor argues for an equal financial playing field
February 10th, 2014
03:06 PM ET
5 months ago

NYC mayor argues for an equal financial playing field

New York (CNN) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – in his first "State of the City" address – vowed Monday to ask New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the authority to raise the minimum wage in all five boroughs and raise taxes on the wealthy.

New York City's 109th mayor also said he would expand affordable housing to thousands of lower income families, expand school programs and make municipal ID cards available to thousands of undocumented immigrants.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Bill de Blasio • New York
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"
February 4th, 2014
08:54 AM ET
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
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