Cuomo Says D.C. Default Could Cost New York $2 Billion

Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Getty)
Andrew Cuomo. (Photo: Getty)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded the alarm bells over a potential federal default today, which he said would come with a price tag of as much as $2 billion in lost revenues for New York State alone.

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Barack Obama Gave Dante de Blasio’s Debate Team a Boost

Bill de Blasio being endorsed by the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
Bill de Blasio being endorsed by the Uniformed Firefighters Association.

Last night, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and his son, Dante, met up with President Barack Obama, who proceeded to offer some prize advice to the 16-year-old.

“It was inspiring for Dante–to say the least–to meet the president and to hear his encouragement. They talked about Dante’s role on his debate team,” gushed a proud Mr. de Blasio this afternoon.  Continue reading “Barack Obama Gave Dante de Blasio’s Debate Team a Boost”

The President of the United States Encounters Dante de Blasio’s Afro

Dante de Blasio, Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama. (Photo: Twitter/@iFaceFact)
Dante de Blasio, Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama. (Photo: Twitter/Bill Hyers)

Bill de Blasio attended President Barack Obama’s fund-raiser tonight, providing a valuable photo-op for the Democratic Party’s mayoral nominee.

It also provided Mr. Obama, who sported an afro in his younger days, an opportunity to marvel at Mr. de Blasio’s son, Dante, and his much-sensationalized haircut. Continue reading “The President of the United States Encounters Dante de Blasio’s Afro”

Barack Obama and Bill Clinton Have a Health Care Sit-Down in New York

Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. (Photo: Getty)
Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. (Photo: Getty)

President Barack Obama said Republicans have tried to “discourage people from getting a good deal” by vilifying Obamacare during a sit-down with former President Bill Clinton this evening. Continue reading “Barack Obama and Bill Clinton Have a Health Care Sit-Down in New York”

Pete King Says Obama Is ‘Abdicating His Responsibility’ on Syria

President Obama in the Rose Garden earlier today. (Photo: Getty)
President Obama in the Rose Garden earlier today. (Photo: Getty)

Rep. Pete King says President Barack Obama made a serious mistake today when he announced he’d seek congressional approval to attack Syria, which is accused of slaughtering its own people with chemical weapons.

Mr. King, an outspoken hawk on foreign policy matters who is flirting with his own presidential bid in 2016, accused Mr. Obama of setting a precedent that will hamstring other administrations going forward. “President Obama is abdicating his responsibility as commander-in-chief and undermining the authority of future presidents,” Mr. King argued in a statement.

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Bill de Blasio Makes a Park Slope Push With Steve Buscemi

Bill de Blasio poses with actor Steve Buscemi and a voter outside Southside Coffee.
Bill de Blasio poses with actor Steve Buscemi and a voter.

First, Comptroller John Liu yelled, “Yes we can!” to the crowded Apollo Theater last week. Today, rival Bill de Blasio compared his own surging mayoral bid to President Barack Obama’s re-election effort–with his own celebrities in tow to make the case.

“You’ll remember the pundits in October 2012. Remember the message we heard over and over again? ‘Well, the Obama momentum has ended, you know, it’s almost about to be over, Romney’s moving, he’s surging,'” said Mr. de Blasio at a phone banking event in Park Slope. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Makes a Park Slope Push With Steve Buscemi”