July 22nd, 2014
09:45 PM ET
1 week ago

In CNN interview, combative Bloomberg says U.S. flight ban a mistake

(CNN) – A combative Michael Bloomberg told CNN on Wednesday the United States erred in banning airline flights to Israel after a Hamas rocket landed near its main airport earlier this week.

The former New York mayor flew overnight to Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv where he was personally met and embraced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhu.

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Filed under: Israel • Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg gun group gives candidates litmus test
July 6th, 2014
11:41 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Bloomberg gun group gives candidates litmus test

Updated 2:23 p.m. ET, 7/7/2014

Washington (CNN) – The group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to pressure political candidates to come out publicly in support of some gun control measures.

Everytown for Gun Safety on Monday released a questionnaire it’s sending to candidates as it decides which ones to support in this year's midterm elections.

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg • New York • NRA • Political
Bloomberg says no, again, to 2016
April 16th, 2014
02:43 PM ET
4 months ago

Bloomberg says no, again, to 2016

(CNN) - As Michael Bloomberg pledged to put $50 million behind his new gun control efforts, the billionaire and former three-term New York City mayor also made something else very clear: He's not interested in running for the White House.

"No is the answer. Plain and simple," Bloomberg said Wednesday morning on NBC's "Today," after he was asked if he has plans to launch a 2016 presidential campaign.

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Filed under: 2016 • Michael Bloomberg
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"
February 4th, 2014
08:54 AM ET
6 months ago

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"

(CNN) - New York City's new mayor has shoveled snow in Brooklyn and disrupted the city's pizza traditions. But Monday night Bill de Blasio marked another important milestone by appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

The Democratic mayor stopped by Jon Stewart's set for a mostly lighthearted discussion, but the two also covered controversial issues from the mayoral campaign, from horse-drawn carriages to stop-and-frisk.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Jon Stewart • Michael Bloomberg • New York
Poll: Bloomberg's time as mayor a success
January 17th, 2014
02:33 PM ET
6 months ago

Poll: Bloomberg's time as mayor a success

(CNN) - With over a decade running New York City, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure is considered "mainly a success" by voters in the Big Apple, according to a national survey released Friday.

Sixty-four percent of voters in the Quinnipiac University poll said Bloomberg's 12-year stint as mayor was a success, compared to 24% who did not. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans see the former mayor's time in office as favorable, compared to 62% of Democrats and 68% of Independents.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Michael Bloomberg • New York • Poll
Bloomberg opens wallet for Senate Democrats
January 7th, 2014
11:43 AM ET
7 months ago

Bloomberg opens wallet for Senate Democrats

(CNN) - There aren't that many people who can easily give a $2.5 million political donation, but count former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg among them.

CNN confirmed Tuesday that Bloomberg, who last week finished his third term running New York City, donated $2.5 million to Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC dedicated to helping Democrats keep control of the chamber. The Democrats currently have a 55-45 majority in the Senate, but are defending 21 of the 35 seats up for grabs in November's midterm elections.
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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Michael Bloomberg • Senate
Shocking new gun control ad released around Newtown anniversary
December 5th, 2013
09:14 AM ET
8 months ago

Shocking new gun control ad released around Newtown anniversary

(CNN) - Ten days before the first anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre, two gun control groups released a chilling new television ad that portrays a potential school shooting.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns–the group backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg–and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense partnered up to produce the commercial, which comes 30-second and 60-second versions.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg
November 6th, 2013
04:39 PM ET
9 months ago

Bloomberg on Virginia election: Home state of NRA stood up and said, 'Enough'

Michael Bloomberg is the most well-known mayor in the nation – for another 55 days. But Bloomberg has already expanded his reach beyond New York City, with his coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns and his political advocacy group Independence USA PAC.

Bloomberg dared to poke the bee hive, wading into the National Rifle Association's home state to back Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor's race. McAuliffe eked out a win over Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Tuesday night.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • New York
McAuliffe getting big-name outside help in Virginia governor's race
October 22nd, 2013
02:09 PM ET
9 months ago

McAuliffe getting big-name outside help in Virginia governor's race

(CNN) - As the former head of the Democratic National Committee running in one of only two governors races this year, Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has attracted a lot of outsized attention, with a million dollars supporting his candidacy from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and scheduled campaign events with former President Bill Clinton.

A businessman and close friend and adviser of both Bill and Hillary Clinton, McAuliffe is currently leading his opponent, Republican state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, by single digits, in the latest polls. The two will face off at the ballot in two weeks.
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Bloomberg pumps $1 million to boost Booker candidacy
October 7th, 2013
10:34 AM ET
10 months ago

Bloomberg pumps $1 million to boost Booker candidacy

Washington (CNN) -  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending $1 million to run a TV ad to boost Newark Mayor Cory Booker in his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Booker is running in the Oct. 16 special election against Republican Steve Lonegan to fill the remainder of the term of longtime Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who died earlier this year.

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Filed under: 2013 • Cory Booker • Michael Bloomberg
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