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  • Bloomberg defends mosque in emotional speech

    08/03/2010 1:42:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 27+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 3, 2010 | Liz Goodwin
    In an emotional speech this afternoon, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the proposed mosque and community center two blocks away from Ground Zero. A panel today voted to remove a final hurdle for the proposed mosque, which several prominent national Republicans, including Sarah Palin and Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, oppose because they say it's too close to the site of the September 11 attacks. A poll from last month indicates most New Yorkers also oppose the project. "Whatever you may think of the proposed mosque and community center, lost in the heat of the debate has been a...
  • I'm NOT too old to be president says Mike Bloomberg, 77

    01/16/2019 11:29:47 AM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/16/2018
    'Climate change could destroy the whole world and kill everyone on it,' he said. 'It's frustrating that a lot of people don't understand that.'
  • Bloomberg says he’d self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

    01/11/2019 12:53:19 PM PST · by seanmerc · 23 replies
    AP News ^ | 11 Jan 19 | Will Weissert
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if he runs for president, he’ll pay for it himself, defending candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Bloomberg’s comments to reporters in Texas on Friday follow a jab from another top 2020 contender. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently decried the Democratic presidential nomination becoming “one more plaything that billionaires can buy.”
  • (Flashback)Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. Some of His Views May Cause Him Trouble.

    01/04/2019 9:40:52 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Alexander Burns and Sydney Ember
    There is considerable skepticism among Democratic leaders, and even some of Mr. Bloomberg’s close allies, that he will actually pursue the presidency, because he has entertained the idea fruitlessly several times before, and shown little appetite for the rough-and-tumble tactics of traditional partisan politics. A campaign would require him to yield his imperial stature as a donor and philanthropist, and enter a tumultuous political and cultural climate that could make him a highly incongruous candidate for the Democratic nomination. Though he has received a hero’s welcome from Democrats for his role in the midterms, Mr. Bloomberg is plainly an uncomfortable...
  • James Woods Digs Up Devastating Bloomberg Photo, Buries ‘Fuel Conservation’ Outcry

    01/02/2019 10:13:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    www.westernjournal.com ^ | January 2, 2019 at 6:05am | By Kara Pendleton
    It’s a new year, and a new Twitter post from actor James Woods is getting attention for taking decisive aim at the establishment media. His powerful New Year’s Eve tweet was also a twofer, hitting at media mogul and potential 2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg. And the picture said it all — Bloomberg alighting from a private jet, an experience few Americans will ever have, but one that’s routine for the billionaire class. Woods’ point about Bloomberg’s hypocrisy is valid. Virtually every moment during the businessman and former New York City mayor’s appearance on “Meet the Press” on Sunday was spent...
  • Bloomberg: Minorities Can’t Be Trusted With Firearms

    12/11/2018 8:50:54 AM PST · by Simon Green · 30 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12/11/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Former New York Mayor and reported presidential wanna-be Michael Bloomberg held forth before a sold-out Aspen Institute crowd on Friday. Because he has billions of dollars, he draws crowds and is frequently asked his opinion on a range of topics, whether he has any expertise in the area or not. After opining on topics such as marijuana legalization, education and poverty in the United States, the topic of “gun violence” was teed up for America’s foremost advocate of civilian disarmament. As the Aspen Times reports: Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and...
  • Bloomberg ready to spend at least $100M if he runs for White House in 2020

    12/27/2018 4:29:24 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/27/18 01:31 PM EST | MAX GREENWOOD
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepared to spent upwards of $100 million should he mount a 2020 bid for the White House, according to CNBC. Howard Wolfson, the billionaire business magnate's top political advisor, told the news outlet that Bloomberg spent more than $100 million in his last campaign for New York City mayor in 2009. "Last time I looked, NYC is a fraction of the size of the country as a whole," Wolfson said in an email to the outlet. ADVERTISEMENT Wolfson added that Bloomberg would spend "whatever is required" on his own campaign if he...
  • Say No to Nanny Bloomberg

    11/07/2018 5:16:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    No matter how politically fractured the nation may seem, I believe that liberty-loving citizens of all ideologies can unite and agree: Billionaire Nanny Michael Bloomberg -- the soda-taxing, gun-grabbing, snack-attacking control freak -- should keep his nose out of our lives and out of the 2020 presidential race. On the eve of the midterms, the former New York City mayor dumped $5 million into a self-serving ad bashing President Donald Trump, promoting Democrats, decrying border enforcement and preaching about a "higher purpose" in Washington. Bloomberg has cast himself as the great healer of the political divide, calling for us to...
  • Stacey Abrams Supports Banning AR-15s, Won’t Say if She’d Confiscate Them From Georgians

    10/31/2018 7:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | October 30, 2018 | David Rutz
    Democrat Stacey Abrams would not say Tuesday whether she would support rounding up AR-15 firearms from Georgians if elected governor. Conservative co-host of "The View" Meghan McCain read out a list of Abrams' gun control bona fides, including her "F" rating from the National Rifle Association and endorsements from the group Everytown for Gun Safety and gun control activist Michael Bloomberg. "Do you, like Everytown, support banning the AR-15?" McCain asked. Abrams replied she was not "anti-gun," talking about her enjoyment of trap shooting and target shooting, but she also touted her support of background checks, three-day waiting periods, and...
  • FL:NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer fires back at Nikki Fried

    10/27/2018 8:08:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 26 October, 2018 | New Service of Florida
    National Rifle Association lobbyist Marion Hammer this week sent out a blistering critique of Democratic Agriculture-Commissioner candidate Nikki Fried, who opened October by saying she would curtail Hammer’s access to the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Hammer’s Monday statement to members of the NRA and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida labeled Fried an “anti-gun extremist who will eliminate our freedoms.” The lobbyist also reaffirmed the NRA’s endorsement of Republican Matt Caldwell to replace term-limited Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. In addition, Hammer pointed out that Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun-control group co-founded by former New York Mayor Michael...
  • On CNN's KFile and the Cost of Media Bias

    10/22/2018 9:52:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 22, 2018 | John R. Lott Jr
    Andrew Kaczynski and the rest of CNN’s so-called KFile unit ought to count their reporting as direct campaign contributions to Democrats.Last year, in falsely accusing Sheriff David Clarke and Monica Crowley of plagiarism when the Trump administration was considering them for positions, CNN omitted the authors’ footnotes, which contained the source attributions. As Steven Brill, the founder of Court TV and lecturer at the Yale English department, told the Yale Daily News in 2007: “Plagiarism is when you steal someone’s words and you don’t attribute it to that person.” He went on to address the case of Yale Law School professor Ian Ayres, who copied large chunks of writing without quote...
  • Bloomberg becomes Democrat again, looks at presidential run

    10/10/2018 8:39:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 10, 2018 7:03 AM EDT
    Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again. The global media company founder on Wednesday said he has registered as a Democrat, which would be especially significant if he decides to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Bloomberg says on social media he did so “because we need Democrats to provide the checks and balance our nation so badly needs.” …
  • Andrew Gillum makes appeal to Jewish voters, and Jewish leaders vouch for him

    10/07/2018 6:43:20 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 42 replies
    “Folks who would spread mischaracterizations about who I am don’t know that I’ve been to Israel three times,” he said, proclaiming that “I don’t have to stand up and defend my credentials and my relationship with the Jewish community any more than Michael Bloomberg would need to do up here, except for, maybe, our last names.” Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and a prominent Jewish leader, had just delivered a speech supporting Gillum’s candidacy. “It seems to me this is a very easy choice for the voters of Florida,” he said. Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a financial...
  • Gun Control Advocates Are Spending Big Money to Influence Midterms

    10/07/2018 5:37:23 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 7, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are again spending massive amounts of money on political campaigns this fall. Michael Bloomberg has promised $80 million to flip control of Congress to the Democrats. Gabby Giffords’ gun control organization is pouring a million dollars or more into each of a dozen congressional races. Everytown for Gun Safety is spending $5 million on 15 House races.
  • Gun control group focusing on 15 Republican House districts

    09/25/2018 5:49:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    A major gun control group is investing $5 million in digital ads focused on 15 Republican House districts that could turn blue in the upcoming midterm elections, Politico reported. Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is targeting 15 suburban districts highlighted in the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red to Blue" target list, according to the news outlet.The districts, which are mostly outside of cities, include communities in New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia, Colorado, Michigan and more, it added. “Suburban swing districts are going to make this election, and gun safety resonates extremely...
  • Sen. John McCain's pallbearers to include Warren Beatty, Joe Biden, Gary Hart, plus (tr)

    08/27/2018 6:05:43 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 245 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8/27/18 | Geoff Earle
    Full Title: Sen. John McCain's pallbearers to include Warren Beatty, Joe Biden, Gary Hart, plus billionaire Michael Bloomberg and FedEx CEO while his ushers include health and telecom execs McCain's office announced his pallbearers and other aspects of three days of services for hero Actor Warren Beatty will be among those serving as pall bearers Vice President Joe Biden, a friend from the Senate, also will be there Former Sens. Gary Hart, Phil Gramm, and Russ Feingold will join, as well Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Among those paying tribute to McCain at his memorial services will be Jeff Flake, Joe...
  • On Kavanaugh and Guns

    08/26/2018 12:06:12 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 23, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are extremely distressed by President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun rights group, Everytown for Gun Safety, fears that “Judge Kavanaugh has applied an extreme and dangerous interpretation of the Second Amendment when determining whether a law is constitutional, one that does not take into account a law’s impact on public safety.”
  • Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House

    06/20/2018 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | June 20, 2018 | Alexander Burns
    Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year, directing aides to spend tens of millions of dollars in an effort to expel Republicans from power. Mr. Bloomberg — a political independent who has championed left-of-center policies on gun control, immigration and the environment — has approved a plan to pour at least $80 million into the 2018 election, with the bulk of that money going to support Democratic congressional candidates, advisers to Mr....
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...
  • Michael Bloomberg donates $4.5M to U.N. climate body after U.S. cuts

    04/23/2018 5:41:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 23, 2018 | by Associated Press
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to write a $4.5 million check to the United Nations body that oversees climate change negotiations to make up the shortfall in the agency's budget caused by U.S. funding cuts. President Donald Trump last year formally announced the U.S. would pull out of the Paris climate accord deal, stating that it was not fair. Congress also cut funding for the Bonn, Germany-based UNFCCC from $7.5 million in previous years to $3 million this year. "America made a commitment and as an American if the government's not going to do it we...