Michael Bloomberg

3:55pm

Tue October 29, 2013
It's All Politics

Bloomberg's New Colorado Play: $1 Million For Tax Measure

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a press conference in London in September.
Matt Dunham AP

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.

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.

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3:30pm

Thu August 22, 2013
The Two-Way

NYC Lawmakers Override Bloomberg On Police Oversight

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 3:26 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference with New York Police Department Commissioner Ray Kelly last week.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

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 stop-and-frisk tactics were deemed "indirect racial profiling" of blacks and Latinos.

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4:34pm

Wed May 29, 2013
The Two-Way

Police Say Ricin-Laced Letters Sent To New York Mayor Bloomberg

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 4:11 am

New York Mayor Bloomberg speaks out for gun reform at a March news conference in New York.
John Moore Getty Images

Police in New York say preliminary tests of two threatening letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of ricin.

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, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, according to authorities.

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3:03am

Sat April 27, 2013
It's All Politics

Bloomberg Aims His Money At Gun Control Opponents

Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 1:57 pm

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at City Hall on April 25. The billionaire mayor has been spending from his personal fortune to provide a "political counterweight to the NRA," his policy adviser says.
Spencer Platt Getty Images

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg seems determined to become the formidable adversary the National Rifle Association has never had.

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.

Bloomberg's first target is a Democratic senator facing a tough fight for re-election in 2014: Mark Pryor of Arkansas.

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4:18pm

Wed April 24, 2013
It's All Politics

The Meaning Of Boston: Depends On Your Angle, Literally

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 5:31 pm

Signatures and messages adorn a Boston Marathon poster on Tuesday near the site of the April 15 bombings.
Mario Tama Getty Images

The opportunistic political sentiment of never letting a crisis go to waste (see: Rahm Emanuel, among others) has been reframed since the Boston bombings by those seizing on the attack as certain evidence of their positions.

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