“If I can persuade Al Sharpton and Bill O’Reilly to come to the same meeting, there are plenty of people of good faith to get something done,” President Barack Obama said in the White House’s East Room yesterday.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, fulfilling a campaign promise, said the city reached a settlement with plaintiffs who sued to stop the police department’s stop-and-frisk practice, which a federal court found illegally targeted blacks and Latinos.
Joseph Lhota celebrated his victory in New York’s Republican mayoral primary with a 17-minute speech in a packed Manhattan ballroom. He said his dad was a city cop and his mother worked so her kids could attend parochial school.
An invite-only Power Breakfast returned to the Tisch family’s renovated Loews Regency Hotel New York this morning, with politicians and financiers flocking back after a year of making do with lesser venues.