A shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin coincided yesterday with a new ad from Michael Bloomberg's gun-control coalition that puts pressure on Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to articulate plans to fight the proliferation of illegal guns.(1)
Michael Bloomberg this morning warned the politicians vying to replace him in 2014 that one of their key responsibilities as mayor will be to "earn the respect of the business community."(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today's employment numbers aren't so bad, at least not yet.
"When it goes up for a little while, that generally is people coming back into the market saying, 'Oh, there might be jobs. I want to go get a job, a second job in the house or whatever,'" said the mayor, during his regular Friday morning appearance on the John Gambling Show. "If it keeps going up, it's not good."
The DCCC retracted its prostitution-related attacks on Sheldon Adelson. [Anna Palmer]
GQ explores Mitt Romney's soul. [Wells Tower]
Romney tells Harry Reid to "put up or shut up" about his tax returns. [Maggie Haberman]
In the weeks following the Aurora shooting massacre, Michael Bloomberg, the contemporary face of the gun control movement, appeared on one national T.V. show after another denouncing the political cowardice of the nation's leaders and the weak gun regulations resulting from it.(8)
Whatever criticism there has been of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to fix problems with the city's housing, homelessness, schools and rates of gun violence has been tempered by the idea that he showed boldness by staking his reputation on tackling those issues in the first place.
Harry Reid says a Bain investor told him Mitt Romney didn't pay any taxes for 10 years. [Sam Stein]
The right likes Romney's line about Palestinian "culture." [Benjy Sarlin]
George Maziarz is on Romney's Polish-American team, with plans to campaign in some non-swing states. [David Freedlander]
Obama gave his campaign $5,000.(1)
A bill sponsored by New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and Long Island Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy that would effectively ban the online sale of ammunition has the backing of the nation's loudest gun control advocate, Mayor Michael Bloomberg.(3)
This morning, around the same time that Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference in Harlem announcing the latest in his tech-campus initiatives, two black elected officials from Brooklyn held a separate press conference at the scene of a recent shooting, asking the mayor and governor for an emergency allocation of $50 million for anti-violence groups in violent neighborhoods.(2)
After soda and baby formula, Bloomberg says, 'anything that we can think of that will improve your health'
On the heels of his administration's efforts to reduce consumption of sugary soda and infant formula, a reporter today asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg, "What's next?"
"Anything that we can think of that will improve your health," he said.(2)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has done much in recent days to spark a national conversation about gun control, has explained his support for Senator Scott Brown, a Republican who is backed by the National Rifle Association, by touting Brown's opposition to a measure that would require states to recognize out-of-state concealed carry permits.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning defended his endorsement of Senator Scott Brown, citing Brown's opposition to one particularly controversial piece of N.R.A.-backed legislation, though Bloomberg also noted that Brown is ''not good on guns generally."
During his regular Friday morning radio appearance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg slapped down a proposal by mayoral contender Bill Thompson to put more cops on the streets, and defended fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from Mayors Rahm Emanuel (Chicago), Tom Menino (Boston) and Edwin Lee (San Francisco), all of whom have said that, thanks to the Chick-fil-A president's opposition to same-sex marriage, the fast-food restaurant is not welcome in their cities.
Despite his recent very public, post-Aurora gun control crusade, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is backing Rep. Senator Scott Brown in his race against liberal darling Elizabeth Warren.
CBS News is reporting the mayor will host a fundraiser for Brown on August 15 in New York.
Brown does not support a federal assault weapons ban, though Warren does. And the National Rifle Association, the mayor's sworn enemy, has given him an 'A' rating.
Amid all the talk about gun control, City Council members today launched an effort to address violence of a more prosaic sort: car crashes, and what councilmembers described as the police department's inadequate methods of investigating them.