(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.”
(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.
(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.FULL STORY
(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."
(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."
(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.FULL STORY
(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.
(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.
(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."
New York (CNN) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg, known in New York City for his tough regulations on everything from large sodas to smoking in Central Park, proposed a new target during his final State of the City speech Thursday: plastic foam containers.
"Styrofoam increases the cost of recycling by as much as $20 per ton because it has to be removed," the mayor said. "Something we know is environmentally destructive, that is costing tax payers money, and that is easily replaceable, I think, is something we can do without."FULL STORY