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Obama Backs de Blasio

President's praise for 'courageous' candidate is more emphatic than 2009 nod for Democrat against Bloomberg.

09/23/2013
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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio picked up a powerful endorsement from the commander-in-chief Monday in his bid to become New York's first Democrat mayor in two decades.

Barack Obama: De Blasio agenda is "bold and courageous." Getty Images

Bloomberg: I'll Stay Out Of Race

Mayor won't back Democrat critic, or Republican who called him an idiot.

09/13/2013
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Michael Bloomberg, who likes telling New Yorkers where they can smoke, what they should eat and how much soda to drink, won't be telling them how to vote for mayor.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It's complicated. Getty Images

The Ravitch Switch: Searching for Answers to the Radical Transformation of Education Critic Diane Ravitch

Ever since her fierce polemic against the school reform movement, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System,” which came out last year, Diane Ravitch has become a ubiquitous voice in the raging education debate.  It is not only because her writing is so cogent and ostensibly fact-driven, but also because her striking transformation—from one-time school reform champion, to sudden critic—that she has turned many heads.

The Ravitch Switch: Searching for Answers to the Radical Transformation of Education Critic Diane Ravitch

Ever since her fierce polemic against the school reform movement, “The Death and Life of the Great American School System,” which came out last year, Diane Ravitch has become an ubiquitous voice in the raging education debate.  It is not only because her writing is so cogent and ostensibly fact-driven, but also because her striking transformation—from one-time school reform champion, to sudden critic—that she has turned many heads.

Police Clear OWS Protestors From Zuccotti Park

11/15/2011

Saying Zuccotti Park had become a health and safety hazard, a large contingent of police officers in riot gear ordered the Occupy Wall Street protestors to clear the area early Tuesday morning.

The cops said protestors, who have been living in tents in the privately owned park across from Ground Zero for almost two months, would be allowed to return once the area was cleared and the park's sanitary conditions could be assessed, Newsday reported.

Bloomberg Plans Israel Trip

09/13/2011

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will visit Israel on Oct. 23 to dedicate a Magen David Adom facility in Jerusalem named after his father.

The trip will be entirely at the expense of the billionaire mayor, who will fly on his personal jet and cover all costs, ranging from transportation to meals for security.

Bloomberg Plans October Israel Trip

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will visit Israel on Oct. 23 to dedicate a Magen David Adom facility in Jerusalem named after his father, City Hall and the American Friends of Magen David Adom announced Tuesday.

it wll be his eighth trip to Israel since entering politics and his sixth as mayor.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces dedication of MDA facility in his father's memory.

Rift Between Felder, Bloomberg?

08/05/2009
Assistant Managing Editor
As they toured the heavily Jewish summer vacation areas of the Catskills Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Councilman Simcha Felder appeared as they usually do — good friends with common interests. They have developed a strong rapport over the years, with Felder, who represents Borough Park, often accompanying the mayor not only to Jewish events and areas in the city but to Israel and upstate. Felder campaigned strongly for Bloomberg’s 2005 re-election, and is on board for the mayor’s third bid.

Election Notebook: The Politics Of School Closings

07/08/2009
Assistant Managing Editor
Now that alternate-side parking has been suspended on almost every conceivable festival, mass or fast day, there is a new front in the battle for religious political muscle in New York: School closings. Muslim community groups, backed nearly unanimously by the City Council, are pressing for days off in honor of two of their holidays, which would be in addition to closures on Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, Christmas and Easter.

Independence Day

06/03/2005
Staff Writer
Despite growing controversy over the radical wing of the Independence Party, Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems determined to run with its nomination, which party leaders announced on Saturday. Earlier this year a source in Bloomberg's campaign said that because an Independence leader, Lenora Fulani, in a TV interview refused to back away from her controversial writings about Jews mass murdering people of color he would seek "a different ballot line" to supplement his GOP standing. But this weekend Bloomberg's campaign told reporters he would accept the nod.
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