Democratic candidate for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio takes part in an immigration reform event on October 23, 2013 in New York City. De Blasio spoke in favor of comprehensive immigration reform at a campaign event held on the steps of City Hall. He is leading Republican challenger Joe Lhota in the polls ahead of the November 5 vote.
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A new Quinnipiac poll shows Joe Lhota further narrowing Bill de Blasio’s lead — to, uh, 39 points. More noteworthy is that a bare plurality of voters say they don’t expect De Blasio to keep his campaign promises. Even among Democrats, only 53 percent believe De Blasio will be able to keep his promises. So, uh, no pressure, weguess?
#SCOTUS Public Information Office announces that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to the hospital today “for treatment of a possible infection,” had a procedure to “clean out a bile duct stent” placed last year. RBG is “resting comfortably & will stay” for a few days.
The U.S. government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in almost two decades, putting to death a man who killed an Arkansas family in a 1990s in a plot to build a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. The execution came over the objection of the victims’ family.
Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, of Yukon, Oklahoma, died by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
“I didn’t do it,” Lee said just before he was executed. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer. … You’re killing an innocent man.”