Michael Bloomberg http://www.kunc.org en Bloomberg's New Colorado Play: $1 Million For Tax Measure http://www.kunc.org/post/bloombergs-new-colorado-play-1-million-tax-measure Michael Bloomberg's time as New York City mayor may be coming to an end, but there's no evidence he's ready to leave the political arena.<p>Less than two months after playing a starring role in two recall elections in Colorado, Bloomberg has again turned his eye to that state and contributed $1 million to the campaign backing a ballot measure that would increase income taxes to provide funds for a new public school financing system.<p>Bloomberg, whose third term as mayor ends Dec. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:55:00 +0000 51342 at http://www.kunc.org Bloomberg's New Colorado Play: $1 Million For Tax Measure NYC Lawmakers Override Bloomberg On Police Oversight http://www.kunc.org/post/nyc-lawmakers-override-bloomberg-police-oversight New York's City Council has approved a new layer of oversight for the nation's largest police force, overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg a week after the NYPD's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/08/12/211410292/read-the-juiciest-bits-from-the-stop-and-frisk-ruling">stop-and-frisk tactics were deemed "indirect racial profiling"</a> of blacks and Latinos.<p>NPR's Joel Rose reports that the council voted to override Bloomberg's veto and pass two police oversight bills: one that would create an inspector general for the NYPD and another that would make it easier to sue for racial profiling.<p>City C Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 48694 at http://www.kunc.org NYC Lawmakers Override Bloomberg On Police Oversight Police Say Ricin-Laced Letters Sent To New York Mayor Bloomberg http://www.kunc.org/post/police-say-ricin-laced-letters-sent-new-york-mayor-bloomberg Police in New York say preliminary tests of two threatening letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of ricin.<p>The anonymous letters, both addressed to Bloomberg, were opened Friday in New York at the city's mail facility and Sunday in Washington, D.C., at the headquarters of the nonprofit started by Bloomberg, <a href="http://www.mayorsagainstillegalguns.org/html/home/demandaplan.html">Mayors Against Illegal Guns</a>, according to authorities.<p>Reuters, quoting a police statement, reports that both letters "contained threats against Bloomberg and mentioned the gun debate."< Wed, 29 May 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 45029 at http://www.kunc.org Police Say Ricin-Laced Letters Sent To New York Mayor Bloomberg Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents http://www.kunc.org/post/bloomberg-aims-his-money-gun-control-opponents New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems determined to become the formidable adversary the National Rifle Association has never had.<p>The billionaire mayor is spending from his personal fortune to help defeat lawmakers who voted against gun control proposals last week and to prop up those who supported the measures.<p>Bloomberg's first target is a Democratic senator facing a tough fight for re-election in 2014: Mark Pryor of Arkansas.<p>Pryor knows he's a marked man. Whether he's actually sweating it is the question. Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:03:00 +0000 43494 at http://www.kunc.org Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents The Meaning Of Boston: Depends On Your Angle, Literally http://www.kunc.org/post/meaning-boston-depends-your-angle-literally The opportunistic political sentiment of never letting a crisis go to waste (see: <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122721278056345271.html" target="_blank">Rahm Emanuel</a>, among others) has been reframed since the Boston bombings by those seizing on the attack as certain evidence of their positions.<p>In the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> recently, columnist Doyle McManus referred to the attack as akin to a "<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-mcmanus-column-boston-as-rorschach-test-20130424,0,5515939.column" target="_blank">national Rorschach test</a>" that has Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:18:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 43377 at http://www.kunc.org The Meaning Of Boston: Depends On Your Angle, Literally