Tag Archives: Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg Re-Registers As A Democrat

NBC News reports: Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he had re-registered as a Democrat, in a sign that the former New York City mayor could be seriously considering a presidential bid in 2020. “At key points in U.S. history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution. Two years ago at the ...

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Bloomberg To Donate $20M To Senate Democrats

The Washington Post reports: Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City who is considering a 2020 presidential campaign, will give $20 million to the main Democratic Senate super PAC this week — jolting the national battle for control of the chamber just five weeks away from the midterm elections. Bloomberg’s intervention bolsters the Democrats’ Senate chances ...

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Bloomberg Draws 70 Heads Of State To Climate Event

Axios reports: Bloomberg showed his power on the world stage yesterday with his second annual Bloomberg Global Business Forum and a companion One Planet Summit, which drew an astonishing roster that included 70 heads of state, in town for the UN General Assembly, and 200 CEOs. Spotted: Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, Henry Kissinger, French President Emmanuel Macron, U.K. Prime Minister ...

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Gun Control Group Targets Vulnerable GOP Reps

Politico reports: Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is rolling out a $5 million digital ad campaign targeting 15 House races, as the group continues heavy investment in the midterm elections. The digital ads, part of the group’s “Not One More” campaign, feature news footage of the aftermath of mass shootings ...

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Bloomberg: I’ll Decide On 2020 After The Midterms

The Hill reports: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) said Sunday that he will wait until after the midterms to determine whether he will run for president in 2020. “We’d see whether or not it’s possible and how I feel, but that’s down the road. You’ve got to take these things one at a time, everybody’s focused now on ...

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UK Paper: Michael Bloomberg To Launch 2020 WH Bid

The Times Of London reports: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a business news empire, is preparing to run for president as a Democrat, The Times understands. Mr Bloomberg, 76, a former mayor of New York with a personal fortune of more than $50 billion, has previously considered running as an independent but decided against it in 2012 for fear ...

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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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