Bloomberg Slams Minimum Wage Hike, Says He Doesn’t Miss Old Gig a Bit

Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)
Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty)

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently sat down with Katie Couric for his first extended interview since leaving office, and claimed he’s not missing City Hall all that much.

“I literally don’t think about it,” Mr. Bloomberg told the Yahoo News host, when asked whether he was suffering from withdrawal following 12 years as the city’s mayor. Continue reading “Bloomberg Slams Minimum Wage Hike, Says He Doesn’t Miss Old Gig a Bit”

Tea Party Group Hits ‘Country Club’ Pete King as He Stumps in New Hampshire

Pete King. (Photo: Getty)
Pete King. (Photo: Getty)

Republican Congressman Pete King today took aim at the Tea Party, launching a PAC to promote what he dubs “common sense” candidates–and to lay the groundwork for his potential run for president.

Speaking to Politicker by phone as he drove across New Hampshire, Mr. King said the new effort, unveiled today in the crucial early voting state, was aimed at helping Republican candidates who reject the Tea Party’s isolationist, anti-government message. Continue reading “Tea Party Group Hits ‘Country Club’ Pete King as He Stumps in New Hampshire”

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”

Chuck Schumer Says He’s ‘Still Not Running for President’

Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Getty)
Chuck Schumer. (Photo: Getty)

Don’t start printing “Chuck 2016” signs just yet.

Senator Chuck Schumer may be heading to the cornfields of Iowa, a longtime tradition for pols seeking the White House. But he insisted over Twitter this afternoon that he has no such ambitions.

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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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Pete King Is Thinking About Running for President!

Pete King. (Photo: Getty)
Pete King. (Photo: Getty)

In the five days since Pete King confirmed his interest in a possible presidential campaign, the Long Island congressman has sent at least four emails to supporters touting the self-propelled speculation.

“Rep. Pete King Could Be Very Formidable Presidential Candidate vs. Hillary Clinton,” read one subject line. Another declared, “Rep. Pete King Potential 2016 Presidential Bid Garnering Lots of Attention.”

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