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January 22nd, 2014
10:55 PM ET
January 22nd, 2014
09:56 PM ET

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio under fire for not plowing "rich" area

Millions of Americans are digging out from the storm that dumped record-breaking piles of snow across the northeast.

But in New York City some residents are turning snow plowing into an issue of class warfare.

The headline last night from the New York Post said: "De Blasio 'getting back at us' by not plowing: Upper East Side residents"

For those less familiar with the upper east side of New York City, it's one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the country.

The median household income is more than $240,000 dollars, compared to the median household income across the United States of around $51,000.

So why do the upper east siders think De Blasio is out to get them?

De Blasio did release a statement admitting his administration could have done more to help clean New York's streets.

"After inspecting the area and listening to concerns from residents earlier today, I determined more could have been done to serve the Upper East Side. I have instructed the Commissioner of the Department of Sanitation to double-down on cleanup efforts on the Upper East Side."

OutFront: CNN Political Commentator Reihan Salam and Amanda Seales is a cultural critic.


Filed under: News • Weather
January 22nd, 2014
09:31 PM ET

Skydivers make thrilling pre-game touchdown

What does Mile High stadium look like from 5,000 feet?

Thanks to helmet cam video you can get a skydiver's eye view that's pretty spectacular.

CNN's Jeanne Moos takes you along for the dive.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos • News
January 22nd, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: I had a "minor setback"

Just when you thought the Rob Ford show had come to a close, it's back in full swing: an admission of alcohol use, a strange rant and dangerous behavior by Toronto's crack-smoking mayor.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he suffered a "setback" this week after a video posted on social media showed him babbling about the city's police chief Monday night while he was at a fast-food restaurant.

The mayor, who became infamous for admitting he had smoked crack and drank too much in the past, has said he only had a small amount to drink and didn't take drugs Monday.

"As you know, I'm a human being - the same as every one of you. And I'm entitled to a personal life, and my personal life does not interfere with the work I do, day-in and day-out, for the taxpayers of this great city," he told reporters Wednesday.

"Monday was unfortunate. I had a minor setback. We all experience these difficult bumps in life. I am telling the Toronto residents that I'm still working hard every day to improve my health and my well-being. But again, this is completely a private matter."

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January 22nd, 2014
09:18 PM ET

White House: President Obama's position on pot has not changed

The White House takes the high road.

Trying to blunt criticism from President Obama's comments that marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol, Press Secretary Jay Carney said the President's position on legalizing pot has not changed.

White House says Obama’s marijuana policy hasn’t changed

The president, who has admitted to smoking pot had taken aim at politicians who throw pot smokers behind bars when they probably experimented with marijuana themselves.

So what does this mean for lighting up in the rest of the country?

CNN's Jim Acosta has the story.


Filed under: Marijuana • News • Politics
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