Mayor de Blasio Is Having a No-Good, Very Bad Day

Helen Holmes · 04/11/16 06:15PM

In the wake of appearing on camera to butcher a stale and distinctly unfunny race joke with an extremely high profile candidate for the most important office in the United States of America, mayor Bill de Blasio has been dealt yet another unlucky card today. And it’s only Monday!

Bill de Blasio’s Administration Is Under a Mysterious Federal Investigation

J.K. Trotter · 04/11/16 08:40AM

William K. Rashbaum and Al Baker of The New York Times have a deep dive into the ongoing and increasingly complex federal investigation of two fundraisers associated with a non-profit called the Campaign for One New York, which supported the election of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2013. Investigators are apparently trying to figure out whether those fundraisers, a real estate executive named Jona Rechnitz and a consultant Jeremy Reichberg, obtained favorable treatment from de Blasio’s administration in exchange for monetary support of the Democrat’s campaign. The problem, though, is that....nobody seems to know what prompted the investigation in the first place:

Let the Can Collectors Collect Cans, For Chrissake

Hamilton Nolan · 03/21/16 01:19PM

The New York City municipal government would like for the city’s hordes of can collectors to stop collecting cans from curbside garbage. Hey: just let them collect the damn cans.

Ted Cruz Attack Ad on Donald Trump Can't Keep All These "P.C. Liberals" Straight

Brendan O'Connor · 01/19/16 08:45PM

The Courageous Conservatives PAC, which supports Ted Cruz, released a new campaign ad on Monday criticizing Donald Trump’s (actually hilarious) endorsement of Bill de Blasio for New York City mayor. When the scary voice-over mentions the mayor siding with “P.C. liberals to let the homeless run wild on city streets,” it shows an image of an elderly black man speaking into a megaphone. However, this photograph is from a demonstration against the de Blasio administration’s homelessness policies—specifically, the aggressive deployment of the NYPD in East Harlem to harry and harass the homeless people who live there.