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Bill de Blasio officially sworn in as New York City mayor

New York’s new Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in Wednesday promising to restore progressive ideals and end growing economic inequality in America’s biggest city. De Blasio, 52, who in November won a landslide election to become New York’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years, took the oath of…

Unions love New York’s new Mayor Bill de Blasio. But can he deliver?

When Bill de Blasio won the New York City mayor’s race in a historic landslide Tuesday, most of the city’s 152 municipal unions felt a wave a relief – if not outright joy.;  …

Less than a quarter of New Yorkers voted on Tuesday

Less than a quarter of the New York electorate voted in Tuesday’s mayoral election that swept progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio to power, according to preliminary results. De Blasio, 52, is the first Democrat elected mayor of the largest US city in 20 years and replaces billionaire Michael Bloomberg who…

Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York City

His victory was never in doubt: De Blasio led his Republican rival by a wide margin in opinion polls throughout campaign New York voters elected their first Democratic mayor for 20 years on Tuesday, picking Bill de Blasio to lead the city out of the unprecedented three-term reign of the…

Bill de Blasio cruising to election for New York mayor

- 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…

Liberal Democratic mayoral candidate de Blasio has wealthy New Yorkers freaking out

The unabashedly liberal tone of the Democratic mayoral primary in New York City and the rapid ascent of tax-the-rich candidate Bill de Blasio has many in New York’s wealthiest circles in a panic. The New York Times reported that some of them are calling the situation “terrifying,” and that the…

Bill de Blasio wins NYC Democratic primary, may avoid runoff election

New York City Public advocate Bill de Blasio, who was criticized by outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), is closer to replacing Bloomberg after winning the local Democratic primary Tuesday night. WNYC-FM reported that de Blasio managed to win 40 percent of Democratic voters. If his lead holds,…

NYC mayoral candidate hammers Bloomberg: His sense of noblesse oblige ‘is being rejected hourly’

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio slammed outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) on Monday, not just for remarks accusing him of running a racist campaign, but for what he called a fit of defensiveness that surfaced during a Bloomberg interview with New York Magazine. “His sort of…

NYC Mayor Bloomberg says likely successor Bill de Blasio’s campaign is ‘racist’

In an interview with Chris Smith of New York magazine to be published on September 9th, outgoing New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg accuses his likely successor, Bill de Blasio, of waging a campaign that’s based on “class-warfare” and is “racist.” Bloomberg accuses De Blasio, whose wife is black, of…

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