In his first cable TV appearance since becoming mayor, Bill de Blasio paid a visit to Rev. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show, where the two chatted about the end of the city’s appeal against a prominent stop-and-frisk ruling, Hillary Clinton’s potential presidential campaign and a top Sharpton aide’s role in the de Blasio administration.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her fellow members grilled Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pick to lead the city’s Department of Investigation today, perhaps defying the council’s sharpest critics who have accused the body of being too close to the new mayor.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today made good on a campaign promise, laying out a deal to end the city’s appeal of a federal court ruling that deemed the NYPD’s implementation of stop-and-frisk unconstitutional.
Melissa Mark-Viverito was sworn into office for the second time in the span of about a month last night. But this time, the audience was much larger.
Ms. Mark-Viverito, now the powerful speaker of the City Council, was officially coronated in the Bronx, where she was heralded by Mayor Bill de Blasio and various liberal allies. While sticking to many of the same left-leaning talking points that she has repeated elsewhere, the new speaker struck a more defiant tone at times, asserting that there were unnamed people who wanted her and the progressive movement to fail. Continue reading “Melissa Mark-Viverito Defiant at Second Inauguration”→