Posts Tagged ‘Mayoral Race’

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Leading mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio had to take time out from courting voters to go to court Tuesday, appearing before a judge over his arrest at a hospital protest.

De Blasio, City Councilman Stephen Levin (D-33rd) and about a dozen nurses and others had their disorderly conduct cases put on track to be dismissed if they avoid rearrest for six months.

The method is a common way for Manhattan courts to resolve such cases.

De Blasio, who now serves as the city’s public advocate, and the others were arrested July 10 after they ignored a police officer’s order to stop blocking the entrance to a midtown Manhattan office of the State University of New York, according to a court complaint. The group was protesting the university system’s plan to close Long Island College Hospital and sell its Brooklyn property, valued at up to $1 billion.

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CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Several of the Democratic mayoral candidates took swipes at soon-to-retire Mayor Michael Bloomberg during a debate Tuesday, particularly on his election to an unprecedented third term and the issue of unionized city workers who have been without contracts.

Candidates Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Bill Thompson, John Liu, and Bill de Blasio gathered for the debate on Tuesday night.

The debate came as a new Quinnipiac University poll placed de Blasio as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination, surging past former leader Quinn.

In blasting Bloomberg for circumventing the term limits law to run successfully for a third term four years ago, de Blasio accused fellow candidate Quinn of complicity in the move.

“Speaker Quinn gave Mayor Bloomberg a third term in a backroom deal that defied the Democratic will of the people. What did we get? A massive increase in the use of stop and…

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CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) – Anthony Weiner’s top opponents for New York City’s Democratic mayoral race each got a chance to address the former congressman in a major televised debate Tuesday night, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn took more than one shot at the flagging candidate as the two engaged in heated exchanges throughout the night.

Two minutes deep into the five-candidate showdown, Weiner was already acknowledging and apologizing for his sexting scandal, but he urged voters to move beyond his “personal failings” and focus on the more substantive issues in the race.

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Young Progressive Voices

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In a recent editorial by the New York Times the editors endorsed Cory Booker for senate, defending Booker from “denigration” by his opponents by lifting up Booker’s “assets” including “his fame, his ability to work with Republicans, [and] his coziness with the moneyed class.” So essentially, The Times just endorsed a candidate for being a crony for Wall Street and corporate interests, declaring it an ‘asset’ that voters should look for in their next senator.

Let’s examine the “assets” of Cory Booker’s relationships with the “moneyed class,” first.

Booker is a known lap-dog for corporate interests, always has been, in fact if he hadn’t taken over half a million dollars from Wall Street, he wouldn’t have become mayor in the first place in 2002. So it’s no surprise that during the 2012 election, Booker called President Obama’s criticism of Mitt Romney for his involvement in Bain Capitol “nauseating,” then droned…

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