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Andy Cohen Goes on Epic Drunken New Year’s Eve Rant Against Bill de Blasio: ‘Sayonara Sucka!’


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De Blasio cursed out at NYC Columbus Day parade: ‘F*** you, you piece of s***’


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Bill de Blasio warns ‘very close eye’ should be kept on Cuomo during final days in office


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De Blasio: Cuomo Scandals Are ‘Disgusting,’ He ‘Can No Longer Serve as Governor’


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De Blasio Ordered Top NYPD Officers to Drive Son to Yale

De Blasio Ordered Top NYPD Officers to Drive Son to YaleNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered members of his NYPD security detail to drive his son to Yale University and back multiple times, the New York Daily News reported Monday.Former members of the Executive Protection Unit with direct knowledge of the matter said detectives from the unit ferried de Blasio's son Dante to Yale several times during his freshman year. Dante decided in his sophomore year that he would rather ride the train to the university, and officers would pick him up upon his return to Penn Station."If you were told to bring him home from Yale, that’s what we did," one former unit member said."If the commanding officer of the 75 (precinct) said, ‘move my kid to college,’ do you really think that wouldn’t kill his career?" another former member commented. "But because it’s the mayor, everyone just does it."The reports come after city officials admitted in August that Executive Protection Unit officers helped move de Blasio's daughter Chiara out of her apartment to the mayor's residence while on duty."Members of the family’s detail were standing by and offered to help," the mayor's press secretary Freddi Goldstein insisted at the time. "Their involvement was strictly voluntary."The NYC Department of Investigation is probing the current incident but has so far refused to elaborate on the details."DOI is aware of the matter and declines further comment," a DOI spokesperson told the Daily News.De Blasio ended his presidential campaign earlier this year after consistently underperforming in polling. An August survey found the mayor had a lower approval rating than President Trump in deep-blue New York City.New York City's largest police union slammed de Blasio when he announced the end of his presidential bid."This campaign proved that it doesn’t really matter whether Mayor Bill de Blasio is speaking to empty rooms in Iowa or spinning his wheels in a Park Slope gym. What matters to New Yorkers is that he isn’t doing his job,” union head Patrick J. Lynch said in a statement.



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New York Post blasts Bill de Blasio with 'obituary' for his ended presidential campaign

New York Post blasts Bill de Blasio with 'obituary' for his ended presidential campaignThe New York Post wrote that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's presidential campaign had "died" from "ego-induced psychosis."



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De Blasio Says Justice Given to Eric Garner—Family Says No

De Blasio Says Justice Given to Eric Garner—Family Says NoREUTERSNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday a measure of justice had finally been served for the death of Eric Garner after an NYPD judge recommended the police officer who killed him in 2014 be fired.“Until today, the Garner family has been failed by this entire process,” he said. “Today we finally saw a step towards justice and accountability,” Daniel Pantaleo was immediately suspended without pay by the NYPD on Friday after a department judge recommended his termination for the death of Garner in 2014. The recommendation came after an NYPD trial this summer that heard Pantaleo violated department policy by using a prohibited chokehold on Garner—who cried out “I can’t breathe” before dying. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill will decide whether to fire Pantaleo.NYPD Judge Recommends Firing Officer Who Killed Eric GarnerGarner’s mother, Gwen Carr, blamed de Blasio for waiting so long. “My family and I have been fighting for five long years for justice and accountability for Eric’s murder—and Mayor de Blasio and the NYPD have put up roadblocks and delays every step of the way,” she said.Carr said she feels “some relief” to learn of the recommendation, but bemoaned she can’t read the judge’s report—owing to a new interpretation of a longstanding state law protecting the privacy of civil servants that the city found shortly after Garner’s death.“It’s past time for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD to end their obstruction, stop spreading misleading talking points, and finally take action for my son. My son deserves more than recommendations; he deserves justice.”De Blasio blamed the Justice Department for why it took so long to begin the NYPD trial of Pantaleo, saying officials in Washington asked the city not to move ahead while federal prosecutors evaluated whether Pantaleo violated Garner’s civil rights. The investigation languished in the department across two administrations before finally ending earlier this month with a decision not to not to charge Pantaleo, one day before the statute of limitations ran out.While the mayor said he did not read the judge's 47-page decision, he declined to say whether he agreed with the recommendation on Pantaleo, citing the “ongoing” legal process. Instead, de Blasio insisted the “fair and impartial” trial was the first step toward healing for the Garner family.“I know the Garner family. They've gone through extraordinary pain,” de Blasio said. They are waiting for justice and are going to get justice. There's finally going to be justice. I have confidence in that, in the next 30 days, in New York."Panteleo’s lawyer said his client is “disappointed,” saying he only “acted the way he was taught to act.” The head of the city’s largest police union unloaded on de Blasio, who he said has “lost the confidence” of police officers after his Friday remarks. Pat Lynch, president of the Police Benevolent Association, also called Garner protesters “criminal advocates,” claiming that they have “frozen” the police department.“The decision that was passed down today saying that this police officer was reckless is ludicrous. The New York City police officers now will be considered reckless every time they put their hands on someone,” he said in a press conference.“This is not just a fluke that happened one time in Staten Island, this can happen several times a tour,” he added. “When you call 911, what do you expect us to do?”O’Neill is expected to make a decision within the next two weeks.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked why officer involved in Eric Garner's death wasn't fired

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked why officer involved in Eric Garner's death wasn't firedFederal prosecutors announced earlier this month that they would not file charges against Daniel Pantaleo, who was involved Eric Garner's death.



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O'Rourke and de Blasio spar over 'Medicare for All'

O'Rourke and de Blasio spar over 'Medicare for All'Health care policy has become a primary focus among the Democratic candidates ahead of the second set of debates July 30-31.



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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized for his absence during the city's partial blackout Saturday night: 'You have to be on site'

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized for his absence during the city's partial blackout Saturday night: 'You have to be on site'Governor Andrew Cuomo and other New Yorkers were annoyed de Blasio was campaigning for his long-shot presidential campaign, and not in the city.



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