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In Pennsylvania Senate Race, Unfamiliar Battle Lines On Gun Rights

As he seeks re-election to his U.S. Senate seat this November, Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey can make an unusual claim. He is the sole Republican nationwide running with the endorsement of top U.S. gun control advocates Gabby Giffords and Michael Bloomberg.

September 16, 2016
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Parade Of Speakers At DNC Paint Trump As Unfit For Presidency In Every Way, From Billionaire Bloomberg To An Ex-CIA Director

A parade of speakers at the Democratic Convention painted a devastating picture of Donald Trump as the most unqualified, inexperienced and unpredictable nominee in anyone’s memory, urging Americans—including independents—to vote for Clinton or face dire consequences.

July 28, 2016
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Michael Bloomberg Won’t Run For President

“Even if I were to receive the most popular votes and the most electoral votes, victory would be highly unlikely, because most members of Congress would vote for their party’s nominee.”

March 7, 2016
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5 Reasons Donald Trump Makes America So Anxious

Even if you’re a member of the party that seems to be about to nominate Donald Trump for the presidency, there’s only a 50-50 chance that you actually like him. But there’s another statistic that suggests why the rest of the world watches his ascent with emotions somewhere betwixt bemusement and horror.

February 1, 2016
Mike Bloomberg

Why Mike Bloomberg Will Probably Skip A Third-Party Presidential Candidacy (Again)

Until we change the rules of the electoral game, the odds of a short, Jewish, divorced, autocratic , pro-choice, anti-gun billionaire seem roughly as long as the New York Jets winning the Super Bowl.

January 31, 2016
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Four New Yorkers For President?

New York City has a conservative streak. The residents want the chaos carefully managed.

January 26, 2016
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NRA And Michael Bloomberg Square Off Over Guns; Who’s Winning?

Both sides of the gun issue claim to be winning the hearts, minds and votes of Americans.

November 2, 2015
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Weekend Reader: ‘Inequality And One City: Bill de Blasio And The New York Experiment, Year One’

When New York City elected as its new mayor, Bill de Blasio, a tectonic shift occurred in the political landscape of not merely the five boroughs, but the nation.

April 19, 2015
Elizabeth Warren

A Deepening Democratic Party Divide

For those pining for a Democratic Party that tries to represent more than the whims of the rich and powerful, these are, to say the least, confusing times.

April 3, 2015
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While National Gun Lobby Gloats, States Seek Sanity On Firearms

Despite a dysfunctional Congress, gun control advocates see growing momentum for “sensible” laws at the state level.

December 27, 2014
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Michael Bloomberg Is Back

September 8, 2014
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Target Asks Customers Not To Bring Guns To Its Stores

By Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Wednesday took a stand against customers who bring firearms into its stores. “This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Target creates an environment that is at odds with the family-friendly shopping and work experience we […]

July 2, 2014
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Another Report Shows Devastating Effects Of Climate Change — But Elected Republicans Still Don’t Care

A bipartisan group released a report on Tuesday titled “Risky Business,” arguing that U.S. businesses need to treat the threat of climate change as a serious business risk that will cost the country hundreds of billions of dollars. The group asked businesses to “lead the way” in reducing risks from climate change — for the good of the planet, […]

June 24, 2014
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Moneyball

January 7, 2014

Bloomberg Era Comes To A Close In New York

New York (AFP) – Brash billionaire Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday concludes 12 years as New York’s mayor, an era marked by major changes in America’s biggest city but also criticism of the growing gap between rich and poor. His Democratic successor Bill de Blasio, who defeated a Republican rival in a landslide in November, has […]

December 31, 2013
Bill de Blasio

The de Blasio-Bloomberg Paradox

NEW YORK — The standard line on New York City’s mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, who takes office next Wednesday, is that he’s the antithesis of outgoing mayor Michael Bloomberg. That’s not quite true, and New York’s voters probably hope it isn’t. In electing de Blasio, they were looking for a course correction from the Bloomberg […]

December 26, 2013

Bloomberg Caves On Threat To ‘Clean Up’ Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street protests based in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan successfully repelled a Friday morning attempt by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to dissolve the crowd — which has been camped out there since September 17 — under the guise of cleaning the park after Brookfield Properties, the private corporation that owns the […]

October 14, 2011