Ex-Mayor David Dinkins today advised his former aide, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, to consider pushing to renew the commuter tax instead of his signature campaign plan to boost taxes on the rich to fund universal pre-K, arguing the former would be more palatable to Albany lawmakers. Read More
One of Bill Thompson’s most loyal backers is urging his man to stay in the mayor’s race.
Councilman Lew Fidler told Politicker Thursday that he still thinks Mr. Thompson can win a runoff, even as the Democratic establishment–and even many former Thompson backers–begin to rally around first-place finisher Bill de Blasio. Read More
In his commencement speech at all-women’s Barnard College today, President Barack Obama mentioned the importance of focusing on “studying” rather than “our pop culture obsession with beauty and fashion.” Afterward, he quickly added his wife, Michelle Obama might have something slightly different to say about coutoure.
“Now, Michelle will say you can care about it a little,” he said. “You can be stylish and powerful too, that’s Michelle’s advice.” Read More
Newt Gingrich wants the Occupy Wall Street protesters to clean up their act–literally. During last night’s Republican debate, Mr. Gingrich had harsh words for the movement. “Go get a job right after you take a bath,” Mr. Gingrich said.
Tonight’s Thanksgiving Family Forum debate was hosted by a pair of organizations affiliated with the Read More