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President Barack Obama hugs a woman while greeting customers during a stop at Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2013.

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President Barack Obama hugs a woman while greeting customers during a stop at Juniors Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2013.

Obama: ‘That Sense of Wonder’

Message from the White House today: “Never lose that sense of wonder.” The irrepressible “West Wing Week,” that video replay of the White House week’s highlights, ranges from the president’s swearing-in of a new FBI director to his pitch for...

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New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (D) speaks with the media after a debate with Joe Lhota on October 30, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio (D) speaks with the media after a debate with Joe Lhota on October 30, 2013 in New York City.

De Blasio: Mayor for Halloween

Huddled under the subway tracks along Fordham Road in the Bronx, New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio found another reason to take a jab at his opponent, who trails about 40 points behind him in the polls. “Because...

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Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio embraces a supporter in front of City Hall on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio embraces a supporter in front of City Hall on October 23, 2013 in New York City.

Cuomo Open to NYC Pre-K Tax

Mayoral candidate and front-runner Bill de Blasio wants to tax New York City’s wealthiest taxpayers to fund a universal pre-K program and he can’t do it without the state’s approval. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, said today that he’s willing to talk...

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New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota waits the arrival of New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio before a debate on October 22, 2013 in New York City.

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New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota waits the arrival of New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio before a debate on October 22, 2013 in New York City.

Lhota to NYC: ‘Hold Your Wallets’

Joe Lhota is losing his battle to keep New York City free from Democratic rule, and he wasn’t about to make the same mistake twice. The Republican mayoral candidate was roundly criticized as passive last week after his Democratic opponent, Bill de...

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, President Barack Obama and Jeh Johnson walk to the Rose Garden at the White House, for a ceremony to introduce Johnson as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on October 18, 2013.

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Vice President Joe Biden, left, President Barack Obama and Jeh Johnson walk to the Rose Garden at the White House, for a ceremony to introduce Johnson as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, on October 18, 2013.

Shutdown Sequel: Never Promised Youse an Unkempt Rose Garden

The government is open again. That meant the Rose Garden needed some quick  trimming. President Barack Obama, who chided Congress for the 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government initiated by an attack on his signature health-care law, rolled out...

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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, former CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, speaks to the media after voting in the New York City mayoral primary on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, former CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, speaks to the media after voting in the New York City mayoral primary on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.

NYC’s Lhota, Shutdown Critic, Wanders into Obamacare Stand-off

Conventional wisdom has it that Republican Joseph Lhota should be singing the blues in New York City — and not just because he trailed Democrat Bill de Blasio by 50 points in a Quinnipiac University poll last week. Lhota’s running...

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Republican nominee for New York City mayor Joe Lhota speaks to the media following a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Republican nominee for New York City mayor Joe Lhota speaks to the media following a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City.

De Blasio, Lhota Courting Same NYC Crowd in Dueling TV Ads

With less than five weeks to go before the Nov. 5 election, New York’s mayoral candidates are both out with their first post-primary television ads today. The 30-second spot from Republican Joseph Lhota, who faces long odds against Democrat Bill...

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Republican nominee for New York City mayor Joe Lhota attends a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City.

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Republican nominee for New York City mayor Joe Lhota attends a press conference outside the United Nations Headquarters on September 23, 2013 in New York City.

Crime and Punishment in New York Mayoral Contest

   As a top aide to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Joseph Lhota can claim a share of the credit for an eight-year period in which murders declined by 66 percent.      Now Lhota, 58, is campaigning to be...

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In this Sept. 4, 2013 file photo, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, right, greets Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio at the Staten Island ferry terminal in New York. Both men were campaigning at the terminal at the same time.

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In this Sept. 4, 2013 file photo, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, right, greets Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio at the Staten Island ferry terminal in New York. Both men were campaigning at the terminal at the same time.

Goldwater vs. Sandinistas in N.Y. Mayoral Race: 2013, Really?

New York City’s next mayor will assume office on New Year’s Day 2014, which is why it’s surprising to hear Democrat Bill de Blasio describing his opponent, Joseph Lhota, as a Goldwater Republican, after Lhota called de Blasio a pro-Sandinista...

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