Bill de Blasio was sworn in as mayor of New York City Wednesday amid promises of “a new progressive direction in New York” and an end to the Bloomberg “plantation.”

The far left applauded the election, envisioning a progressive renaissance led by Mr. de Blasio and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Even while CNN’s Jack Tapper opined on the unusually exclusionary, partisan nature of the inauguration, Bill Clinton hitched his — and his wife’s — wagon to the train, breaking script to “strongly endorse Bill de Blasio’s core campaign commitment.”

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