Secret Service threatened to shoot Mr. Met if came too close to Bill Clinton: book


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Liam La Guerre

A Secret Service agent once threatened to shoot Mr. Met if he came too close to former President Bill Clinton, according to a man who once donned the outfit.

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Bill de Blasio to be sworn in as mayor by former President Bill Clinton


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

FILE PHOTO

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City by former President Bill Clinton, de Blasio announced Saturday. “I was honored to serve in President Clinton’s Administration and on Secretary Clinton’s campaign for U.S. Senate, and I am honored again that they will both join our celebration for […]

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Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, public transportation policy and funding


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s recent announcement concerning his “transportation agenda when he said “The federal government since the Ronald Reagan era has retreated from its investment in mass transportation” may indicate his lack of understanding concerning the history of transportation funding.  On a bipartisan basis under past Republican Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush […]

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President Obama endorses Bill de Blasio


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos via Twitter/@deBlasioNYC

Updated, Monday, September 23, 2:46 p.m. Bill de Blasio has received the presidential seal of approval. President Barack Obama announced Monday he is officially endorsing de Blasio for mayor. “Progressive change is the centerpiece of Bill de Blasio’s vision for New York City, and it’s why he will be a great mayor of America’s largest […]

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Clintons endorse de Blasio for mayor


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Updated Thursday, September 19 Bill de Blasio received endorsements from two more high-profile Democrats Wednesday. Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced they are backing the Democratic candidate in the race for mayor. “Bill de Blasio has been a friend to both President Clinton and Secretary Clinton for many years. […]

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Bill de Blasio announces candidacy for mayor


| mhayes@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Instagram/De Blasio NYC

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has officially placed his name in the running to be the next mayor. “We deserve a city government that actually believes in our neighborhoods and sees things the way we do,” said de Blasio at his announcement on Sunday, January 27 outside his Park Slope home. Photo courtesy of the […]

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Report: Bloomberg asks Hillary Clinton to run for mayor


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Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of State

Although she is stepping down as secretary of state at the end of President Obama’s first term, Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t want Hillary Clinton to end her political career. More specifically, he thinks she should replace him as New York City’s mayor. According to the New York Times, a few months ago Bloomberg called up the […]

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Clinton Democratic Club meeting


By Queens Courier Staff

FLUSHING – Elected officials and the presidents of the Whitestone, Bayside, Little Neck and Flushing Volunteer Ambulance Corps met at the Clinton Democratic Club meeting on November 17 to discuss the spirit of Thanksgiving, the need for continued volunteers and donations in the community and other issues regarding the Democratic Party. Held at Vallone & […]

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Did you spend as much as the Clinton’s for your wedding?


| lpenner@queenscourier.com

When my wife and I got married in 1997, we spent $14,000 on our wedding. It covered all the basics — invitations, flowers, photographer, video recording, music deejay, lunch and an open bar. All of this took place on a boat. We cruised for four hours from the Flushing Marina down the East River to […]

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Penner’s Pen blog: Who should replace Senator Clinton?


By Queens Courier Staff

In the contest to fill Senator Clinton’s seat, I wonder if Democrats have taken real democracy away from the voters and returned it to the Albany smoke filled back rooms? Remember former New York State Democratic Assembly member Tom DiNapoli? As a result of his long time faithful allegiance to Democratic Party State Assembly Speaker […]

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Clinton draws a crowd for Dems


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

An overflow crowd packed the ballroom of the Queens College Student Union building recently for a “get-out-the-vote” rally organized by Congressmember Anthony Weiner - for a chance to see and hear former President Bill Clinton. Hundreds had to be turned away after waiting on a line that snaked into the darkness for the rally on […]

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Up Hill battle for Clinton


By Queens Courier Staff

It was truly a Super Tuesday in New York for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as she took 57 percent of the statewide vote and even garnered more support locally with nearly 60 percent of Queens Democrats voting for Clinton. However, even with double-digit victories in delegate-rich New York and California, Clinton still faces a […]

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Crowley: Republican Tax Bill Irresponsible


By Queens Courier Staff

The Republican tax bill, which passed the house by a vote of 222-203, is wildly irresponsible and ignores the real needs of the people, according to Congressman Joseph Crowley, who cast one of the dissenting votes. "The debate is all about jobs and job creation," Crowley said. "One side has a plan and the other […]

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ClintonCalls For Rx Coverage


By Queens Courier Staff

President Clinton plunged into a crowd of exuberant senior citizens last week in Forest Hills after assuring them he was pushing hard for Medicare coverage of prescription medicines. The President told seniors at the Austin Street SelfHelp Center that Social Security is in glowing health and solvent through 2037 and Medicare is adequately funded through […]

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