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Morning Brief: April 8

Morning Brief: April 8
Second Term in the Second Mayor

Meet the old boss, Chicago. Same as the old boss. Rahm Emanuel won a second term as Mayor of Chicago, beating Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez in a run-off election. The race was being closely watched in liberal circles as it pitted the centrist, former Obama operative Emanuel against the working-class-supported progressive Rodriguez.

That progressive arm is seen by many to be represented by NYC’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio. Hizzoner hasn’t been too chummy with Emanuel, even though they both worked in the Clinton administration. De Blasio declined to endorse him in the race, and the two disagree on key issues like the Comcast-TWC merger.


South Carolina Policeman Charged with Murder After Video of Shooting Emerges [CNN].

An Edward Snowden Statue was Replaced with a Hovering Snowden Image Last Night [NPR via WFUV].

Commission: NYC Discriminated in Paying Managers [AP via WFUV].

Fourth Man Charged in NYC Over ISIS Recruitment Plot [AP].

The City’s New War on Homelessness [WNYC].


UConn beats Notre Dame 63-53 to win the NCAA women’s basketball national championship

Rangers topped the Devils 4-2

Islanders lost to Philly 5-4


Yankees host Toronto, 7:00

Mets play in Washington, 7:00

Nets host East-leading Atlanta, 7:30

Knicks host Indiana 7:30


Cold, rain on and off throughout the day, 44/36 [full forecast].


• Robby Krieger featuring Waylon Krieger @ the Ridgefield Playhouse

• The Wailers (with The Van Gordon Martin Band/Group) @ Brooklyn Bowl

• Paula Cole (with Leslie Mendelson) @ City Winery

• Chet Faker (with XXYYXX) @ Terminal 5

• Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams @ Rockwood Music Hall

• The Ting Tings (with Kane Holler) @ Webster Hall

• The Sonics featuring Barrence Whitfield And The Savages @ Irving Plaza

• WFUV PRESENTS: Jose Gonzalez (with Olaf Arnalds) @ the Music Hall of Williamsburg


On this day in 1913, the 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution, requiring direct election of Senators, became law.

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