Clintons to Boost Bill de Blasio’s Swearing-In Ceremony

A younger Bill de Blasio poses for a photo with his wife, two children and Bill and Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Twitter/@BilldeBlasio)
A younger Bill de Blasio poses for a photo with his wife, two children and Bill and Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Twitter/@BilldeBlasio)

Bill de Blasio’s swearing-in event will feature two of the biggest names in Democratic politics: former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Clinton himself will officially swear in Mr. de Blasio next Wednesday afternoon, the mayor-elect’s transition team announced Saturday. Continue reading “Clintons to Boost Bill de Blasio’s Swearing-In Ceremony”

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”

Clintons Endorse Bill de Blasio

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Bill and Hillary Clinton are officially backing Bill de Blasio for mayor.

In a joint statement issued by their respective spokesmen, the former president and secretary of state praised the expected Democratic nominee, saying they were “proud” of his primary campaign and “behind him” as he moves on to the general election against Republican Joe Lhota.

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Bill de Blasio Touts ‘Clinton Family’ Status

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio is getting some love from his old bosses: Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Speaking to reporters at a rally celebrating a court ruling that will keep Long Island College Hospital open indefinitely, Mr. de Blasio noted the fact that both Bill and Hillary had called him to offer congratulations after dominating Tuesday night’s Democratic primary.

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Bill de Blasio: ‘Do I Look Like a Guy in Limbo?’

Bill de Blasio today.
Bill de Blasio today.

A confident Bill de Blasio brushed off suggestions that the Democratic nomination is in limbo, telling reporters this afternoon that he’s moving full steam ahead, regardless of the final outcome of the mayoral race’s count.

“I don’t feel like I’m in limbo,” declared Mr. de Blasio, speaking to reporters at a lively rally in Brooklyn celebrating a judge’s ruling to keep Long Island College Hospital open indefinitely, to supporters’ enthusiastic applause.

“Can I ask the audience, ‘Do I look like a guy in limbo?'” he asked them.

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The Anthony Weiner Show Holds Court on the Upper West Side

Anthony Weiner talking to voters on the Upper West Side.
Anthony Weiner talking to voters on the Upper West Side.

When campaigns schedule voter meet-and-greets outside of subway stops, they typically entail candidates standing on sidewalks with handfuls of flyers, trying desperately to shake hands with frenzied commuters–often uninterested in being pestered on their way to or from work. But this wasn’t the usual candidate.

This was former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who held court this evening on the Upper West Side. For well over an hour, Mr. Weiner stood surrounded by a crowd of attentive voters, spectators and reporters, fielding one question after the next after the next.

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Mitt Romney Is Waiting for His Bill Clinton ‘Bounce’

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Mitt Romney (Photo: Getty)

Mitt Romney spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in Midtown this morning. He began his remarks by referencing the address Bill Clinton gave at the Democratic National Convention earlier this month. Mr. Clinton’s speech was widely touted as one of the highlights of the DNC and was seen as one of the main factors behind a subsequent surge in the polls for President Barack Obama. Mr. Romney, who was introduced by Mr. Clinton at the CGI meeting, said he hoped the “kind words” from the ex-president would give him the same kind of boost President Obama got after the DNC.

“Thank you, Mr. President.  I appreciate the kind words and your invitation here today,” Mr. Romney said to Mr. Clinton. “If there’s one thing we’ve learned this election season, it’s that a few words from Bill Clinton can do any man a lot of good. After that introduction, I guess all I have to do is wait a day or two for the bounce.”  Continue reading “Mitt Romney Is Waiting for His Bill Clinton ‘Bounce’”