Mayor Bloomberg on Obamacare: ‘It Would Be a Sin Not to Try It’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg today.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today. (Photo: Celeste Sloman)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg trashed Washington Republicans today for pushing the country to the brink of a partial government shutdown in their effort to block President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

“This is an outrage. They cannot hold the country hostage to what is just plain and simple politics,” Mr. Bloomberg declared at an unrelated press conference this morning, raging at the concept of negotiating policy issues with the threat of shutting down the federal government.

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Chuck Schumer Slams Republican ‘Fanatics’ in Federal Shutdown Fight

Chuck Schumer campaigns for Daniel Squadron while eating some corn.
Chuck Schumer eating some corn on the campaign trail earlier today.

Senator Chuck Schumer, who once was confident Washington Republicans would “blink” and avert a government shutdown, isn’t so confident anymore.

“I’m worried,” Mr. Schumer told Politicker at a Brooklyn street festival earlier this evening. Continue reading “Chuck Schumer Slams Republican ‘Fanatics’ in Federal Shutdown Fight”

Attacks in Public Advocate’s Race Reach New Pitch

A screen shot from the video.
Melissa Mark-Viverito in the video.

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is calling for a time-out in the public advocate’s race, which has grown increasingly hostile ahead of next Tuesaday’s Democratic primary runoff.

Ms. Mark-Viverito, a supporter of Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James, recorded a video criticizing Ms. James’s rival, State Senator Daniel Squadron, for waging new “heights of personal and petty attacks” against her candidacy. Continue reading “Attacks in Public Advocate’s Race Reach New Pitch”

Joe Lhota Thinks Bill de Blasio’s ‘Rose Garden Strategy’ Will Fail

Joe Lhota not employing the Rose Garden strategy.
Joe Lhota not employing the Rose Garden strategy.

For Joe Lhota, the mayor’s race is no bed of roses.

The Republican candidate slammed his front-running rival Bill de Blasio today for limiting his public appearances in the wake of his primary victory–a “Rose Garden” strategy similar to that employed by incumbent presidents who ignore their opponents, some have observed. Continue reading “Joe Lhota Thinks Bill de Blasio’s ‘Rose Garden Strategy’ Will Fail”

New York Post Has Been Somewhat Critical of Bill de Blasio This Week

One op-ed on Bill de Blasio is concerned about his worldview. (Photo: NYPost.com)
(Photo: NYPost.com)

Bill de Blasio has never been the New York Post‘s favorite mayoral candidate, but the relationship between the Democrat and the tabloid appears to be further strained since he won the September 10 primary. Continue reading New York Post Has Been Somewhat Critical of Bill de Blasio This Week”