Michael Bloomberg

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Bloomberg: Trump a 'Con,' 'Demagogue'

The DNC fights New York billionaire with New York billionaire

(Newser) - Perhaps in an effort to fight fire with fire, the Democratic National Convention welcomed its own New York billionaire to the stage Wednesday night. As a former Republican and current Independent, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg came out against parts of the Democratic platform but fully against Donald... More »

DNC Day 3: America Meets Tim Kaine

Obama, Biden will also speak in Philadelphia

(Newser) - President Obama and VP Joe Biden will attempt to top Bill Clinton's " prosaic love letter " to Hillary Clinton on the third night of the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Other big names scheduled to speak, per the Los Angeles Times , include Harry Reid, Gabby Giffords, Jesse Jackson,... More »

Michael Bloomberg: I'm Out

Former New York mayor won't run for president

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg isn't running for president after all. The former New York mayor ended his flirtation with an independent ticket by writing an editorial published today under the headline "The Risk I Will Not Take," Politico reports. "When I look at the data, it’s clear... More »

How Bloomberg Could Actually Win the White House

His best-case scenario is against Trump, Sanders: Jonathan Chait

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg has expressed enough interest in running for president over the years that his latest deliberation might seem like a bit of a joke. Don't laugh just yet, writes Jonathan Chait at New York . There's no question that Bloomberg—socially liberal and fiscally conservative—"fills a... More »

The Backseat Winner in NH: Bloomberg

His 'itch' to run reportedly increased with Clinton's poor showing

(Newser) - The New Hampshire primary may have boosted the prospects of a politician who wasn't even on the ballot: Michael Bloomberg. Stories about a possible run have been circulating for a while, and the victories by Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have only ramped up speculation. Bloomberg is "itching... More »

Bloomberg Might Actually Run for President in 2016

The former NYC mayor has concerns about Trump, Clinton, and Sanders

(Newser) - Is it finally Bloomberg time in America? After multiple false starts, sources tells the New York Times this could be the year former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg runs for president. Those close to the billionaire say he's discouraged by how the race is going so far and... More »

NYC Pushing for High-Salt Warnings in Chain Eateries

Would be first US city to make restaurants dish on what meals are high sodium

(Newser) - Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg first took on Big Salt by setting up the National Salt Reduction Initiative , which encourages restaurants and food manufacturers to voluntarily reduce the sodium found in their fare. Now current Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is getting into the act: The city's Department... More »

If Clinton Tanks, Democrats Have Only One Alternative

That's Michael Bloomberg, writes Michael Wolff

(Newser) - So what happens if Hillary Clinton's campaign implodes, say, next winter, with no viable alternatives on deck for the Democrats? Toss around your favorite names, but there's only one candidate who could turn things around for the party at that point, writes Newser co-founder Michael Wolff in USA ... More »

NYC to Stop Dumping Its Garbage in Other States

Mayor de Blasio plan to slash waste 90%, stop most trash exports

(Newser) - The nation's biggest city is marking Earth Day by announcing an ambitious goal of reducing its waste output by 90% by 2030. The plan, set to be unveiled today by Mayor Bill de Blasio, includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste, and tacit... More »

Time to Stop Turning Police Forces Into Armies

Pentagon, Homeland Security have militarized departments: columnists

(Newser) - Critics such as Sen. Claire McCaskill say the initial police response in Ferguson, Mo., actually made things worse because cops were equipped like soldiers of war. No wonder, write Elizabeth Beavers and Michael Shank in the New York Times . The Pentagon and Homeland Security Department are keeping police forces across... More »

Bloomberg: Why I Flew Into Tel Aviv

Former NYC mayor says flight ban was misguided

(Newser) - After the FAA banned American carriers from flying into Israel, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hopped on an Israeli airline jet to make the trip as quickly as he could. As he explains at Bloomberg View , Bloomberg felt the FAA's decision—which has since been reversed —... More »

Texas Actress Gets 18 Years in Obama Ricin Threats

Shannon Richardson had tried to frame estranged husband

(Newser) - A Texas woman who had minor roles in The Walking Dead and the The Blind Side was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Michael Bloomberg. A judge sentenced Shannon Guess Richardson , 36, in federal court in Texarkana on a federal charge... More »

Bloomberg Targets NRA With $50M Gun Control Supergroup

'We've got to make them afraid of us': former mayor

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg is making his first move on gun control since leaving office, and it's less than subtle: The former mayor is dropping $50 million to create a rival to the NRA, he tells the New York Times . Everytown for Gun Safety will use NRA-style tactics to promote gun... More »

Enough: End the Smoker Stigma

'The war on smoking has gone too far,' writes Alice Robb

(Newser) - CVS' decision to stop selling tobacco products "is only the latest in a string of anti-smoking measures that have gone into effect with almost no pushback," writes Alice Robb in the New Republic . Consider New York, where Michael Bloomberg's campaign to change the smoking age to 21... More »

De Blasio: 'We Won't Wait' for Equality

NYC's new mayor ceremonially sworn in by Bill Clinton

(Newser) - New York City got its 109th mayor officially just after the ball dropped , but saved the pomp of Bill de Blasio's public inaugural for this afternoon. In front of a who's-who of New York's political elite, de Blasio took the oath of office on the steps of... More »

De Blasio Sworn in as NYC's 109th Mayor

Bloomberg replaced after 12 years

(Newser) - Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City moments after midnight, becoming the first Democrat to occupy City Hall in more than two decades while vowing to pursue a sweeping liberal agenda for the nation's largest city. The 52-year-old took the oath of... More »

Stars Clog SNL's Christmas Episode

Fallon, Timberlake joined by Bloomberg, McCartney

(Newser) - Saturday Night Live had itself a merry little star-studded Christmas episode last night, with SNL alum Jimmy Fallon guest hosting, while Justin Timberlake played musical guest ... though as Kevin Rutherford at Billboard notes, "for all intents and purposes, think of him as a backup host of sorts." The... More »

NYC's Cigarette Ban Now Includes E-Cigs

Will go into effect in 4 months

(Newser) - You won't be able to light up an electronic cigarette in bars, restaurants, or parks in New York City anymore. The city council yesterday approved a move to include e-cigarettes in the city's strict smoking ban; outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushed for the expansion, NPR reports. Once Bloomberg... More »

De Blasio Wins NYC Primary; Runoff Unclear

Recount looms as Thompson refuses to concede

(Newser) - As expected, Bill de Blasio will easily finish first in New York City's Democratic primary for mayor, reports the AP . What's unclear is whether he will get the necessary 40% to avoid a runoff with the second-place finisher. With 97% of returns in, de Blasio had 40.02%,... More »

Bloomberg Slams Mayoral Frontrunner's Campaign as 'Racist'

Says Bill de Blasio is using his interracial family to score votes

(Newser) - One answer in a lengthy New York magazine Q and A with Michael Bloomberg is making headlines all on its own. In the interview, New York's outgoing mayor accuses Democratic frontrunner Bill de Blasio of running a "racist" campaign in his bid for for the top job. Asked... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>