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Obama’s Budding Nanny State

Parents often try to motivate their children with rewards, from stickers to ice cream to toys. Thousands of books and websites offer suggestions for how to get kids to do homework or clean up their rooms. But is it a mayor’s job to motivate you to drink less soda? Is it government’s job to urge you to sign up for health care by way of schools stealthily sending messages home through your children? Should bureaucrats find ways to change your mind about which washing machine you buy?...

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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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