Mr. Mayor Goes to Washington
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Mayor Bill de Blasio today predicted a movement led by the nation’s mayors to force Congress’s hand on a slew of progressive issues, including new infrastructure investments in cities across the country.
In a speech in front of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this morning, Mr. de Blasio called on his fellow mayors to forge a “new national urban consensus together–not just around priorities like pre-K and paid sick leave, but around strategic investments in affordable housing and 21st century transportation,” as well as new funding for roads and mass transit.
Bill de Blasio is going to Washington tomorrow.
New York City’s mayor-elect announced today that he’ll be meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House, along with other newly-elected mayors.
Brake is both the title of a new thriller that will leave you breathless, and the one thing you’ll be yelling for to survive it. Directed at break-neck speed by Gabe Torres, it’s a movie so original and terrifying that to even attempt to tell you what it’s about would ruin the fun of discovering it for yourself. Suffice it to say, you will not be bored.
The star is Stephen Dorff, an unpredictable and always interesting actor who eschews the big bucks and easy fame of mainstream movies to devote his career to more challenging and transformative roles in quirky, low-budget independents—68 of them so far—ranging from good (Public Enemies) to bad (Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere) to downright unspeakable (Cecil B. Demented). He prefers risks to even bets, and he has proved himself fearless. (Don’t forget, he once played drag queen Candy Darling in I Shot Andy Warhol.) In Brake, he comes closest to leading-man status as he is likely to get, and the crackerjack results are well worth the 90-minute investment.
There were 116 total delegates at stake in the Republican presidential race tonight, and John McCain has apparently won all of them—terrific news for a candidate who began the day about 400 delegates shy of the magic number needed to clinch the nomination.
And two of his primary wins were by convincing margins—in Maryland, where Read More
The losing streak has hit eight for Hillary Clinton, but that’s hardly the worst news to come out of Chesapeake Tuesday for the former first lady.
Nor is the fact that she now trails in most every independent delegate count—even the counts that include the non-binding pledges of superdelegates. And nor, for that matter, is Read More
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—John McCain just rounded off his victory speech here by cheekily appropriating one of Barack Obama’s signature lines.
“I promise you I am fired up and ready to go,” he told a cheering crowd.
The Arizona senator’s speech seemed to target Obama more than Clinton, in yet another sign of the shifting dynamics of Read More
Signs point to a very long night for Hillary Clinton. Polls are still open in Maryland and in the District of Columbia, but they have just closed in Virginia—and news outlets have already declared Barack Obama the winner by a wide margin.
Virginia was Clinton’s best chance of scoring an upset victory, or at least Read More
Here’s what’s at stake in today’s primary contests:
Barack Obama is supposed to go three-for-three on the day. Short of engineering an upset victory—which would represent a campaign-changing development—Hillary Clinton’s best hope lies in containing her opponent’s victory margins and keeping the delegate race close, possibly positioning her to declare some kind of moral Read More
OK, it’s a rough day for New York society gossip. Park Avenue Peerage is off to India; A Socialite’s Life has posted a Thanksgiving message that reminds us of a bad drag queen joke, and we’ve already visited David Patrick Columbia.
One thing that did sort of stop us Read More
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
—Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
And look at what just climbed out of its coffin—the Second Amendment, the orphan child of the Bill of Rights. Read More