The Clinton Connection
Bill de Blasio was officially sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City just after midnight this morning outside his Park Slope home.
“I want to say to all of you how grateful we are,” Mr. de Blasio told the small group gathered on what he called ”the most wonderful block in all of Brooklyn,” where he was joined by his wife, Chirlane, and his children, Dante and Chiara.
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.
Want to attend Bill de Blasio’s inauguration ceremony?
The mayor-elect’s transition team announced today that it is giving away 1,000 tickets to members of the public to attend his swearing-in ceremony on the steps of City Hall on New Year’s Day.
In keeping with his everyman persona, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio today announced his plans for “an inauguration for all New Yorkers,” which will include ceremony tickets for the public and an open house at Gracie Mansion.
Earlier today, President Barack Obama took the oath of office in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands of individuals and the full attention of the country’s media. And, while touting the importance of the American democracy, Mr. Obama also used the occasion to promote some of his policy goals for next four years.
“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations,” Mr. Obama said, for example, according to his prepared remarks. “Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it. We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries – we must claim its promise. That is how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure – our forests and waterways; our croplands and snowcapped peaks. That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.”
Seeing as President Barack Obama once wore yogurt at a Boulder, Co., event last spring, it’s mildly surprising that the very same dairy treat has been selected to be part of January 21′s Presidential Inauguration.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York, who is the Chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC), Read More
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Inauguration day, 2009 was a thrilling affirmation of the United States and the most hopeful day I can remember. The American President is both our head of government and our head of state. He is both prime minister and king. And before about two million people, and millions more on TV and the web, President Read More
WASHINGTON–Even at a black tie ball where President Barack Obama and his wife danced to celebrate his historic inauguration, New York’s most frustrating political parlor game continued to take center stage.
"I think I’ve got an idea," said Governor David Paterson.
He was responding to questions from reporters about whether he had decided on a Read More
On the evening of Monday, January 19th, the publisher David Bradley, stood in the opulent living room of his Georgian mansion off of Embassy Row in Washington D.C., across the road from the Naval Observatory, and spoke of existential angst.
"All of us have those middle of the night sentiments of, ‘Does any of Read More