Newtown families featured in first political ad
March 28th, 2013
08:23 AM ET
1 year ago

Newtown families featured in first political ad

(CNN) – Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, released on Thursday the first television ad buy featuring family members of victims in the Newtown, Connecticut massacre.

In the spots–one is 60 seconds, the other is 90 seconds–family members talk about their loved ones and call on political leaders to embrace tougher gun laws. The ads come more than three months after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in addition to his mother, before taking his own life.
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Filed under: Ads • Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg hasn’t given up on assault weapons ban
March 24th, 2013
12:40 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg hasn’t given up on assault weapons ban

(CNN) – A national ban on assault weapons may have met all-but-certain death in the Senate this week, but one of the measure’s proponents – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg – said Sunday his fight wasn’t over.

“I don't think there's ever been an issue where the public has spoken so clearly, where Congress hasn't eventually understood and done the right thing,” Bloomberg said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
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Filed under: Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg's gun violence group launches $12 million major ad buy
March 23rd, 2013
07:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg's gun violence group launches $12 million major ad buy

(CNN) - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun violence group will launch a $12 million ad buy next week, the group's largest buy yet in the effort to influence the debate over gun-control measures.

Erika Soto Lamb, spokeswoman for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, says the ads will begin airing in 13 states on Tuesday and are timed to put pressure on both Republican and Democratic senators home for the congressional Easter recess.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg
A call to arms for 'common sense' gun control
March 21st, 2013
11:59 AM ET
1 year ago

A call to arms for 'common sense' gun control

(CNN) - The drive for a tough federal gun control law has hit a political roadblock. But that's not silencing Joe Biden and Mike Bloomberg.

The loquacious vice president and the outspoken New York mayor on Thursday touted what they term the "importance of passing common sense legislation to reduce gun violence," including the need for a stiff background check system for all gun sales.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Joe Biden • Michael Bloomberg
Bloomberg says he's focused on background checks
March 18th, 2013
05:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg says he's focused on background checks

(CNN) – While New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said two months ago he was determined to fight for a ban on assault weapons, the outspoken gun critic said Monday he's concentrated on another legislative proposal.

"Our focus is on background checks," he said on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."
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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • The Lead
March 18th, 2013
04:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg explains new push against tobacco

(CNN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said his latest push to keep tobacco products out of sight is an attempt to de-glamorize the appeal of the product for kids and teenagers.

"Smoking is going to kill these kids," he said Monday on CNN's "The Lead" in an interview with Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper. "It's going to leave them with not the great career prospects that you'd like, not the education that you'd like."
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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • New York • The Lead
Mississippi governor reviews 'Anti-Bloomberg' bill
March 13th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
1 year ago

Mississippi governor reviews 'Anti-Bloomberg' bill

(CNN) – Super size? Yes, please, say Mississippi lawmakers.

The same day a judge blocked a ban on the sale of large, sugary drinks in New York City, senators in Mississippi approved, by a 50-1 vote, a bill that would prevent similar efforts in their state.

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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • Mississippi
Bloomberg says Obama should be golfing every weekend
March 10th, 2013
12:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg says Obama should be golfing every weekend

(CNN) - Many GOP critics say President Barack Obama should halt his golf games as the federal government weathers mandatory spending cuts, but one former Republican is taking the opposite tack, suggesting Obama golf more.

But there's one important caveat to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's advice: The foursomes can't be made up only of friends.
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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • President Obama
Poll: Voters back Bloomberg's push against plastic foam
February 28th, 2013
08:44 AM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Voters back Bloomberg's push against plastic foam

(CNN) – While critics blast Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on plastic foam containers as a major overreach, a new poll indicates that a strong majority of New Yorkers don't mind his so-called nanny state politics.

And though they approve of Bloomberg's latest restriction campaign, the poll also shows that New York City voters view Rudy Giuliani as the best mayor in the last 50 years of the Big Apple.
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Filed under: Michael Bloomberg • New York • Polls • Rudy Giuliani
Bloomberg: Illinois congressional win shows NRA's waning power
February 27th, 2013
02:23 PM ET
1 year ago

Bloomberg: Illinois congressional win shows NRA's waning power

(CNN) - The powerful National Rifle Association lobby should see Tuesday's outcome in a congressional election as a sign that their influence is declining, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, predicting future wins for pro-gun control candidates would require less than the $2 million he injected into this race.

"I think it's a harbinger of what is going to happen here," Bloomberg said in an interview to air Wednesday on CNN's "The Situation Room."
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Filed under: Illinois • Michael Bloomberg
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