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Class Warfare: De Blasio Leaves Wealthy Neighborhoods Stuck In Snow

Wellity wellity wellity, how the tables have turned.

A few years ago, the complaints against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were that he was plowing the city streets along class lines, making sure snootier (i.e. his) neighborhoods were clear before sending plows down Flatbush.

But after yesterday’s Polar Vortex II: The Vortexening, it was wealthy Upper East Siders carping that newly-elected Trostkyite Bill de Blasio was class warfareing with the city’s snowplows...

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Pennsylvania Ousts Mayor For Joining Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group

CHAMBERSBURG - Know your constituency. It's the first rule of local politics.

The second: What happens in New York City usually can only happen in New York City, and is best kept there.
Policies that fit “The Big Apple” don't fit a town that is, say, known statewide for its Apple Festival. Just ask Democrat Pete Lagiovane, the mayor of this Franklin County town who won't return to office in January. He lost his bid for re-election — to a seat he won unopposed the last time — in part because he signed up Chambersburg as one of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun cities.

His Republican opponent, Darren Brown, said he knows one thing he'll do immediately after being sworn in as mayor: “The very, very first thing I'd like to do is get Chambersburg off the ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns' list.”...

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Bill de Blasio Meets With Sullen Bloomberg After Winning Mayor’s Race

New York City's mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has met with his predecessor Michael Bloomberg as the two men started to discuss his transition into City Hall. 

The two men have never been particularly close and it showed through Bloomberg's expressions as he stayed straight-faced- and even pouted- during their meeting Wednesday morning. 

Bloomberg, an Independent who had previously been aligned with both the Democratic and Republican parties, chose to stay out of the race to replace him and never fully endorsed any of the candidates...

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