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Why Bloomberg Is Spending Up to $20M in These 5 States

He's funding a voter registration drive designed to weaken Trump's reelection chances

(Newser) - As he moves toward a presidential announcement, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is rolling out plans to spend an estimated $15 million to $20 million on a voter registration drive designed to weaken President Trump’s reelection chances in five battleground states. News of the large investment, confirmed by Bloomberg’... More »

Bloomberg Sorry About Policy He Defended for Many Years

'I want you to know that I realize back then I was wrong'

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg, who supported the controversial police "stop and frisk" policy during his 12 years as mayor of New York City and was still defending it as recently as a few months ago, has had a change of heart. The Democrat, speaking at a black church in Brooklyn on... More »

Bloomberg Drops $100M on Anti-Trump Ads

Yet he hasn't committed to a presidential run

(Newser) - Got $100 million? Neither do we—but Michael Bloomberg does. The billionaire and former New York City mayor is planning to spend that much on anti-Trump ads as he mulls a run for president, the Hill reports. The ads will target Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Michigan, four states the Dems... More »

Bloomberg Qualifies for Ballot in 2nd State

He files the paperwork himself in Arkansas

(Newser) - Two down, 48 to go. Michael Bloomberg flew to Arkansas on Tuesday and personally filed the necessary paperwork to be a candidate in the state's primary, reports the New York Times . The former New York City mayor has now qualified for two states, having filed the paperwork for Alabama... More »

Poll: Bloomberg Is Most Disliked in Democratic Field

But he still leads Trump by 6 points

(Newser) - Voters have reacted to the possibility of Michael Bloomberg running for president with a resounding "meh," according to the latest Morning Consult poll . The poll, which was conducted Friday and released Sunday, found that the former New York City mayor has the highest unfavorable rating among likely primary... More »

Trump Reacts to Possibility of a Bloomberg Run

'Little Michael will fail,' he says

(Newser) - If Michael Bloomberg joins the 2020 race , he'll be funding his own campaign, reports Axios . "Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump," a source tells the outlet. "The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we've ever seen before.... More »

Michael Bloomberg Reportedly Makes a 2020 Move

Files to get on the ballot in Alabama's presidential primary

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, signaling his dissatisfaction with the current crop of candidates vying to take on President Trump, the AP reports. Bloomberg has not made a final decision on whether to run, according... More »

People Are Chattering About Clinton 2020

Though the 'NYT' sees the chances as 'remote'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is not running in 2020. Right? She's said so herself . And yet the influential Drudge Report on Tuesday has a lead headline trumpeting, "Dem Halloween: Hillary Leaves Door Open." The headline links to the American Mirror , which has a story about what Clinton didn't ... More »

Ahead of 4th Debate, 2 Non-Candidates in Headlines

Michael Bloomberg and Michelle Obama turn up in speculation, polls

(Newser) - The top Democratic candidates are back on the debate stage Tuesday night, but might another big name be joining them in the not-too-distant future? CNBC reports that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg might run in 2020 after all . However, the only situation in which he would do that... More »

Ex-NYC Mayor: Here's $500M, Close Down All the Coal Plants

Michael Bloomberg wants all coal factories shut down by 2030 in clean energy push

(Newser) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to close all of the nation's remaining coal plants by 2030 and put the US on track toward a 100% clean energy economy. The billionaire's investment in the Beyond Carbon initiative marks the largest... More »

Another Big Name Won't Be Running in 2020

Michael Bloomberg is out

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg is not running for president. The 77-year-old former New York City mayor, one of the richest men in the world, announced his decision not to join the crowded Democratic field in a Bloomberg News editorial on Tuesday, the AP reports. "I know we can do better as... More »

Bloomberg Makes 'Unprecedented' Donation

New York's former mayor gives $1.8B to his alma mater

(Newser) - Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Sunday he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University, to boost financial aid for low- and middle-income students, the AP reports. The Baltimore university said the contribution—the largest ever to any education institution in the US—... More »

With the Wave of a Pen, a Big Potential 2020 Hint

Michael Bloomberg posts photo of himself re-registering as a Democrat

(Newser) - New York State gained a high-profile registered Democrat on Tuesday: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg re-registered with the party, a key move in what could be a 2020 bid for president as a Democrat. On Wednesday morning he posted a photo on Instagram of him signing the paperwork,... More »

With Choice of Pallbearer, McCain Thumbs Nose at Trump, Putin

McCain personally asked Russian dissident Vladimir Kara-Murza

(Newser) - John McCain's talent for forging connections across the aisle and across the world will be on full display Saturday. Per the Hill , Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, actor Warren Beatty, former Defense Secretary William Cohen, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, and FedEx president Fred Smith will be among those to carry McCain'... More »

Bloomberg: I'll Pay for US Share of Paris Climate Deal

'America made a commitment,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump says he wants to pull the US out of the Paris climate accord—but another billionaire says he is going to pay some of what the US would have contributed to the pact anyway. Michael Bloomberg, who promised last year that cities, states, and businesses are "going... More »

Celebs Share Awkward Photos —for a Cause

Stephen Colbert, Nick Kroll donating $2K in aid to Puerto Rico for each

(Newser) - Even the biggest names in Hollywood went through that awkward pubescent stage—and now we have the proof. Celebrities including Sarah Silverman , Jimmy Kimmel , and Judd Apatow have been sharing less-than-flattering photos of their awkward younger years on Twitter using the hashtag #PuberMe after Stephen Colbert vowed to donate $1,... More »

Bloomberg to Give $15M for US' Share of Paris Agreement

'We're going to do everything America would have done if it had stayed'

(Newser) - "Americans are not walking away from the Paris climate agreement," Fortune quotes Michael Bloomberg as saying. On Friday, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced it would commit $15 million to "support the operations" of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change, which coordinates the Paris climate agreement, CNN reports.... More »

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 »

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