Stories tagged with Michael Bloomberg

The money behind the drive for gun safety

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 13, 2013 at 8:45am   |   2 Comments

Compared with the amount spent by pro-gun groups over the years, expenditures by gun safety groups are a pittance.

Mapping billionaires and charter schools

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 7, 2013 at 11:11am   |   0 Comments

While much of the activism for charter schools occurs at the local and state levels, the money funding the movement is unquestionably national.

Big money and big guns

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 25, 2013 at 8:44am   |   0 Comments

Oh, the irony of Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association, saying Michael Bloomberg “can’t buy America.”

Jeb Bush already has the organization

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 6, 2013 at 10:20am   |   0 Comments

Jeb Bush, suddenly everywhere after lying low for several years, is stirring lots of speculation about his plans for 2016.

The Bloomberg lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 30, 2013 at 7:42am   |   0 Comments

If there is a lobby big enough to answer the National Rifle Association, it may well be driven by billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Michael Bloomberg’s third act: fighting illegal guns

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 16, 2012 at 2:47pm   |   2 Comments

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, like many this weekend, has had it with America’s gun culture.

Just because he’s rich and powerful doesn’t mean that Bloomberg is wrong

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 15, 2012 at 1:15pm   |   1 Comments

It may seem wildly inappropriate to liken Michael Bloomberg’s opposition to guns to his opposition to the Big Gulp.

Diana Taylor turns down Senate bid

By A. James Memmott   |   June 7, 2010 at 8:04am   |   1 Comments

Add another prominent name to the list of people who decided against running for the U.S. Senate from New York state.

The mayor moves his money

By A. James Memmott   |   February 22, 2010 at 8:32am   |   0 Comments

New Yorkers got a reminder last week that their mayor doesn’t have to live from paycheck to paycheck with the news that he is moving $5 billion of his personal wealth to a new investment firm.

Howard Wolfson joins the Bloomberg camp

By A. James Memmott   |   January 27, 2010 at 11:06am   |   0 Comments

Howard Wolfson, who got a $400,000 bonus for his work as spokesman for New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s successful re-election campaign last year, has taken a new position with the mayor.

A bad night for the self-financed

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 4, 2009 at 8:22am   |   0 Comments

For rich politicians wanting to hold onto their jobs, Election Night 2009 was unnerving.

Muckety this! Bruce Springsteen to Steven Spielberg to Kelly Ripa

By Emily Morgan   |   September 1, 2009 at 6:10pm   |   0 Comments

Bruce Springsteen, hero of the working-class, has been rubbing elbows in the Hamptons, the summertime haven for the rich and powerful.

Bloomberg top living philanthropist of 2008

By A. James Memmott   |   January 31, 2009 at 9:33am   |   1 Comments

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a billionaire, made progress last year on his effort to give away most of his fortune in his lifetime.

Tom Golisano finances effort to block third term for Bloomberg

By A. James Memmott   |   October 21, 2008 at 10:19am   |   0 Comments

Who says the economy is in the tank? There are at least two billionaires willing to spend and spend and spend in these perilous financial times.

Ed Rollins and Hamilton Jordan may face off

By John Decker   |   January 6, 2008 at 11:56am   |   1 Comments

Fifteen years ago, veteran political operatives Ed Rollins, a Republican, and Hamilton Jordan, a Democrat, joined forces as co-campaign managers of Ross Perot’s bid for president.

This year, Rollins and Jordan may find themselves in opposing camps.

Rollins has signed on as the national campaign chairman of Mike Huckabee’s surging presidential campaign, while Jordan is one of the big names behind Unity08, a bid to “elect a president and vice president who will reunite America” according to their website.

The politics of Warren Buffett

By Muckety   |   July 14, 2007 at 7:30am   |   0 Comments

In business, Warren Buffett likes to invest in industries he understands. That means insurance companies, a candymaker, furniture and jewelry stores, even a daily newspaper. Nothing high tech.

In politics, the Oracle of Omaha is much the same. He is one of the world’s wealthiest people, but remains an outspoken critic of economic inequality. He lives in the same Omaha house today that he bought for $31,500 in 1958 and mainly supports Democrats.

Buffett helped Hillary Clinton raise $1 million at a New York fundraiser in June and says he will do the same later for Barack Obama.

“If you’re the luckiest 1 percent of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99 percent,” Buffett says. Of course, just as in business, he would be hard pressed to ignore a dream deal. For him, that would be a presidential ticket of New York City mayor Mike Bloomberg, who recently became an independent, and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican with populist views.

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