Going Broke on the Road to City Hall

The candidates' financial statements for the last two month period have been released and they are all disappointing.  The mayor still leads but Nicole Malliotakis has picked up steam since Paul Massey dropped out of the race.  Aside from that, not much happened on the campaign trail with the exception of Bo Dietl figuring out a way to squeeze himself onto the Republican ballot.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Off to Hamburg

The mayor heads off to Germany while his opponents and the local media have a field day with his last minute decision to join the G20 protests.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

A Two Person Race

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Paul Massey drops out of the race essentially handing the Republican ticket to Nicole Malliotakis and unless anything unexpected happens between now and November it looks like this is a race between the scrappy Nicole Malliotakis and the aloof incumbent Bill de Blasio.  Will Malliotakis be able to garner enough media attention to force de Blasio's hand or will he hide out in the bunker that is City Hall and coast to another term?  One thing is for sure, Malliotakis has managed to get the local media to focus more on this race than it was before she entered it.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Who Controls the Schools?

As the mayor loses control of the city's schools, his old rival, the governor goes out of his way to help him regain it.  Meanwhile, a subway derailment could actually derail both the mayor and the governor as both have previously gone out of their way to blame each other for the subway's woes.  All the other candidates are sitting back and letting the political train wreck take center stage.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

The Queen Speaks

The British parliament still has no majority government and Theresa May hopes to work with the Democratic Unionists to get bills passed without agreeing to working together.  Meanwhile, the opposition are sharpening their knives and counting down the days to the next election as May gets to work on exiting the United Kingdom from the European Union.  This week's installment of the 2017 United Kingdom prime ministerial candidates power rankings sees Theresa May holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Missing One’s Own Press Conference

This week the big story was the subways.  All the major candidates offered up their ideas on how to get the city's transit system back on track, or at least criticized the mayor for not doing so.  Meanwhile, at the state capital, the legislators there were working on taking the reins of the city's school system away from the mayor, even though all the candidates would rather the schools stay under the mayor's watch.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

When Everybody Loses

In the end, the Conservatives managed to squeak by in a win, but due to the multi-party nature of European politics, they will have to share their majority with another party.  Jeremy Corbyn was hailed as a hero for losing the election and the leaders of the Liberal Democrats and the United Kingdom Independence Party have stepped down from their positions.  This week's installment of the 2017 United Kingdom prime ministerial candidates power rankings sees Theresa May holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

The Gas Guzzler to the Gym

With all the parade issues behind them, the mayoral candidates can now turn to serious issues like which gym they will attend and what label fits them best.  Bill de Blasio received more flack this week for proclaiming that the reason he has a two SUV convoy to drive him to a gym on the other side of town is so that he can be true to his roots.  This, just after he mentioned that everyone is personally responsible for going green.  Meanwhile, Nicole Malliotakis has been going after the mayor hard and doing her part to at least garner some media attention which the other candidates seem to think is not that important.  At the same time, de Blasio is going out of his way to call the media irrelevant.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

A Theresa Triumph?

Theresa May did everything in her power to help Jeremy Corbyn win this election.  She made gaffes and was the only political leader not to show up to debates.  Still, he has trouble coming out on top.  What more does he need?  If he can't win with this much handed to him, he couldn't win if he were running unopposed.  With that, the citizens of the United Kingdom vote today and according to polls and seat projections, not only will the Tories win, but they will do so with a comfortable majority, but these pollsters have been wrong before, so we'll see.  This week's installment of the 2017 United Kingdom prime ministerial candidates power rankings sees Theresa May retaking the top spot from Jeremy Corbyn. READ MORE

Which Way to the Parade?

Who's marching at what parade dominated the news cycle in our vibrant metropolis.  Not much else happened this week.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Nicole Malliotakis holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

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