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The Smear Campaign Against Mayor Bill de Blasio

Diane Ravitch | Posted 03.10.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Perhaps you have seen the headlines and the television interviews about how New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, is closing charter schools, evicting poor minority children, destroying their dreams for the future, and their chance to escape failing public schools. Time for a fact check.

Another Test for the New Mayor: Opening Jerry Delakas' Newsstand

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 03.09.2014 | New York
Kathleen Kiley

With so many people in line to meet New York City's new mayor on Sunday, there was little time but for a brief handshake and a smile for the photographer. But Kelly King, an East Village artist, and Jerry Delakas, a newsstand operator, wanted more than a handshake.

Mike Bloomberg Delivered for New York City

Russell Simmons | Posted 03.08.2014 | Politics
Russell Simmons

I certainly had my fair share of differences, both publicly and privately, with Mayor Bloomberg. But, through it all, I remained a loyal supporter, because I respected his independence and I knew his heart was in the right place.

Thank You, Mike Bloomberg

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

New York has been an extremely well-run city for more than a decade due to Bloomberg's considerable management skills. And, while there is room for criticism, Bloomberg has done an enormous amount of good for the city while taking home only $1 in salary each year.

4 Election Examples Of The People Winning Out Over Corporate Interests

YES! | Sarah van Gelder | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact

Here are four cases in yesterday's election where people power won out over corporate interests. And one that went the other way. With the Supr...

The de Blasio Mandate for Education

Diane Ravitch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

Make no mistake: In New York City, the drive to privatize public education has ground to a halt with Bill de Blasio's election. He now has the opportunity to provide national leadership to the growing movement to rebuild and strengthen public education as a fundamental institution in our democratic society.

2013 Elections' Exit Polls Show Power Of The Latino Vote

VOXXI | Griselda Nevarez | Posted 11.06.2013 | Latino Voices

A day after Tuesday’s elections, exit polls show Latino voters played a major role in critical races. Some of the top races political analysts we...

Voters Choosing Between Joe Lhota, Bill De Blasio

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Voters are heading to the polls in New York City on Tuesday to decide on the Big Apple's next mayor. Democrat Bill de Blasio had a strong lead over...

Bill De Blasio, Joe Lhota Face Off In Mayoral Race

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

The New York City mayor's race is taking place Tuesday, November 5. Democrat Bill de Blasio is facing off against Republican Joe Lhota....

Bill De Blasio, Joe Lhota Compete In Mayoral Race

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

The New York City mayor's race is today, with Republican Joe Lhota and Democrat Bill de Blasio battling it out to replace current mayor Michael Bloomb...

Bill De Blasio, Joe Lhota Face Off At The Polls

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

The New York City mayor's race is today, with Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota facing off at the polls. Polls show de Blasio with a...

Voters Head To The Polls In New York Mayoral Race

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Republican Joe Lhota and Democrat Bill de Blasio are battling at the polls Tuesday in hopes of being New York City's next mayor. Recent polls show ...

De Blasio, Lhota Face Off In Mayoral Race

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Democrat Bill de Blasio is battling Republican Joe Lhota Tuesday to be the next mayor of New York City. The two are facing off to replace Michael B...

Bill De Blasio, Joe Lhota Vie For NYC Mayor

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

Democrat Bill de Blasio and Republican Joe Lhota are facing off to be the next mayor of New York City. Whoever wins today's election for mayor will...

Bill De Blasio, Joe Lhota Face Off In Mayoral Race

Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Democrat Bill de Blasio faces the challenge of high expectations as he goes into Tuesday's New York City mayoral ele...

De Blasio In Position To Win NYC Mayor Race

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is projected to beat Republican opponent Joe Lhota in the race for New York City mayor. The latest poll shows the ...

De Blasio Vs. Lhota

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

The race for New York City mayor comes to an end this Tuesday. Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is projected to beat Republican opponent Joe Lhota...

De Blasio Projected To Win Tuesday's Election

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

New Yorkers are preparing to cast their ballot for the 2013 mayoral election this Tuesday. The latest poll shows Bill de Blasio maintaining a 40 point...

Tomorrow's Election 'Trends'

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Tomorrow's balloting is not just an "off-year" election, it is in fact an "off-off-year." That is to say, it's an odd year (in more ways that one, I suppose) and congressional elections only happen in even years.

Anthony Weiner Flips The Bird, Ends His Mayoral Campaign Exactly Like You'd Expect Him To

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

Anthony Weiner was apparently in a sour mood after he conceded defeat in the race for New York City mayor on Tuesday. Weiner reportedly gave a repo...

Lhota 2013: Former MTA Chief Wins GOP Nomination

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Former MTA chief Joe Lhota won the Republican primary for New York City mayor on Tuesday. Lhota will face off against the Democratic primary winner...

Lhota Hopes For Primary Win

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Joe Lhota, a Republican, is a former MTA chief and previously served as an aide to Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Voters will decide during Tuesday's primar...

Where To Cast Your Vote For Tuesday's Primary

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Tuesday marks the day for New York City's mayoral primary, when registered Democrats and Republicans will cast their ballot along party lines to choos...

Mayoral Candidate Bill de Blasio To Build Garbage Site Next To Playing Field Used By 31,000 New York Kids!

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

If I were to write that as a headline -- which I just did -- you'd probably think I was lying. In fact it's the absolute truth. This is what he wants to do. This is not a local issue. It's a test of character. To be in favor of this dump requires an indifference to poor people and children that is stunning.

Chris Quinn and LGBT Political Interests

Darren Rosenblum | Posted 11.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Darren Rosenblum

For many LGBT voters, voting for the candidate they view as more progressive (on other issues, such as development) may matter more. I want to make a case for why Quinn is a better candidate for LGBT issues and why those issues still matter.