Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Mulls 2020 Presidential Bid As Democrat

CBS New York reports: Maybe the fourth time is the charm. Michael Bloomberg is revving up to run for president in 2020, making him both the oldest and richest person to seek the job. Bloomberg considered running in 2016 as an Independent, but sources tell CBS2’s Political Reporter Marcia Kramer that if he runs in 2020, he would run as ...

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Bloomberg To Spend $80M On Flipping The House

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power. Mr. Bloomberg — ...

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Michael Bloomberg: Brexit Was The Single Stupidest Thing Any Country Did Until Trump’s Election [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former mayor of New York, has said Brexit is the “single stupidest thing any country has ever done” apart from the election of Donald Trump as US president. Bloomberg argued that “it is really hard to understand why a country that was doing so well wanted to ruin it” with ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Headlines Dem Convention

The headliners for the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention are about to begin speaking. On the roster are Sen. Sherrod Brown, Jill Biden, Joe Biden, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Michael Bloomberg, and President Obama. Watch below.

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Bloomberg To Endorse Hillary At Convention

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, who bypassed his own run for the presidency this election cycle, will endorse Hillary Clinton in a prime-time address at the Democratic convention and make the case for Mrs. Clinton as the best choice for moderate voters in 2016, an adviser to Mr. Bloomberg said. The news is an unexpected move from ...

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Michael Bloomberg: I’m Not Running For President Because Doing So Would Benefit Trump Or Cruz

Via the New York Times: Michael R. Bloomberg, who for months quietly laid the groundwork to run for president as an independent, will not enter the 2016 campaign, he said Monday, citing his fear that a three-way race could lead to the election of a candidate who would imperil the security and stability of the United States: Donald J. Trump. ...

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Bloomberg: I’m Seriously Considering Entering Race

CNN reports: Michael Bloomberg says he is considering running for president of the United States, a move that would dramatically shake up an already chaotic 2016 race. In an interview with Financial Times, the media mogul and former New York City mayor said he was “looking at all the options” when asked about a possible bid. “I’m listening to what ...

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POLL: With Bloomberg In The Mix

Via Morning Consult: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a ways to go if he wants to win as a third-party candidate for president. According to a new Morning Consult poll, Bloomberg, an independent, gets just 12 percent of voters when competing in a three-way race with the Democratic underdog candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump. ...

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Bloomberg’s Independent Bid Seems More Likely

The New York Times reports: Michael R. Bloomberg has instructed advisers to draw up plans for a potential independent campaign in this year’s presidential race. His advisers and associates said he was galled by Donald J. Trump’s dominance of the Republican field, and troubled by Hillary Clinton’s stumbles and the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Democratic ...

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Bloomberg Mulls Independent Run For President

Yesterday the New York Times reported that former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has commissioned a poll to assess his chances in a three-way race against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. From New York Magazine: Some pundits have speculated that a Trump nomination would leave most white-collar Republicans looking for a less gauche representative of their interests. But it’s ...

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TRAILER: History In The Making

Clip recap: This feature-length documentary, History In The Making: The Marriage Equality New York Archives 2007-2015, follows an all-grassroots organization, Marriage Equality New York (or MENY) from the NYC streets to Albany and eventually to the Supreme Court. Directed & edited by Fred Anguera. Filmed by Cristina Wolff, Rob Martin, Reed Davis, Fred Anguera, Emmanuel Migrino, Carmine Nicholas Tzavis. Appearances ...

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NRA Vs “Elitist” Michael Bloomberg

From the clip recap: Nobody insults your life like Michael Bloomberg. Billionaire, elitist, hypocrite. He’s tried to ban your snack foods, your soda and most of all your guns. Bloomberg said the largest county in Colorado is “as far rural as you can get. I don’t think there’s roads there.” That’s what he thinks of your state too. Tell Bloomberg ...

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Bloomberg To Spend $50M To Fight NRA

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that he will spend $50M to back candidates that support gun control. Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, said gun control advocates need to learn from the N.R.A. and punish those politicians who fail to support their agenda — even Democrats whose positions otherwise align with his own. “They ...

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VIDEO: The Makeover Of NYC Streets

Via the Atlantic: Clarence Eckerson has been documenting conditions on the city’s streets since the 1990s, and he has a huge archive of footage. Here, he juxtaposes images of key New York locations before, during, and after radical redesigns that took place under the jurisdiction of the Bloomberg administration’s transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan. Eckerson shows the transformation of Times Square, ...

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NYC Obesity Rates By Borough

From a survey released last week by the city, we see what some argue is the primary benefit of living without a car. Staten Island shares top place in the citywide obesity record with the Bronx. The percent is lower in Brooklyn, where 27 percent of the population was reported as obese, followed by Queens, with 22 percent. The smallest ...

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Body Language

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio sat down with Bloomberg yesterday. Gothamist writes:  The people of New York pulled a fast one on Mayor Bloomberg last night, defying Dear Leader and electing his supposedly “racist,” “class warfare”-waging arch-enemy to replace him. So it should come as no surprise that Bill de Blasio got a very grumpy-looking Bloomberg this morning ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Cigarette Sales Banned For Those Under The Age Of 21

In what may be his final victory against smoking in New York City, yesterday Mayor Bloomberg applauded after the City Council approved a ban on the sale of tobacco products to people under the age of 21.  Thomas Farley, the city’s health and mental hygiene commissioner, said the law, the Sensible Tobacco Enforcement Act, represents a “historic advance in our ...

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Quote Of The Day – Muffie Potter Aston

“I fear for New York City if Mr. de Blasio gets elected. He just wants to tax everyone to smithereens. You have to be fair to everyone. You have programs that support all of the people of New York. But if you continue to tax what you see as the upper-income brackets, it’s still only going to be providing a ...

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Forbes Issues Updated Billionaires List

Forbes writes: The combined wealth of the Forbes’ 2013 ranking of the richest people in America is $2 trillion, up from $1.7 trillion in 2012 and the highest ever, due in part to the strength of both the U.S. stock and real estate markets. The average net worth of a Forbes 400 member is a staggering $5 billion, the highest ...

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Bloomberg: De Blasio’s Campaign Is Racist

In an interview with New York Magazine, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg denounced the mayoral campaign of Bill de Blasio as “racist” because he uses his black wife and son in commercials. “He’s making an appeal using his family to gain support,” Bloomberg said. “I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone watching what he’s been doing.” De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, ...

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