Bloomberg senses opportunity to run after Hillary slips, Trump surges

/ Feb 12, 2016

Bloomberg senses opportunity to run after Hillary slips, Trump surges

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sees an opportunity emerging in presidential politics after Hillary Clinton's defeat in New Hampshire and Donald Trump's ascension in the tumultuous Republican race. But those surrounding the billionaire centrist caution that he's not rushing to join the competition. Bloomberg, ...

Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

/ Jan 24, 2016

Bloomberg eyeing independent White House bid

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is taking early steps toward launching an independent campaign for president, seeing a potential path to the White House amid the rise of billionaire Donald Trump and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Bloomberg has retained advisers and plans to conduct ...

Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

/ Oct 25, 2015

Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest victories around the U.S., employing the state-by-state strategy used so effectively to fight drunken driving and expand gay rights. Everytown for Gun Safety ...

Feb 1, 2014

Bloomberg named U.N. climate envoy

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was appointed Friday to be the U.N. special envoy for cities and climate change, a position that will give the billionaire businessman and philanthropist an international stage to press for action to combat global warming. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon chose ...

New York readies for a left turn at City Hall

/ Oct 20, 2013

New York readies for a left turn at City Hall

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After two decades under the leadership of Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani, New York appears headed for a sharp left turn when voters select a new mayor in November. "I'm a progressive," said Bill de Blasio, the city's public advocate and dominant front-runner in the ...

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Apr 18, 2013

Inose calls on New York to aid Olympic bid

Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose said after meeting New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday that the two sister cities will cooperate to realize the Japanese capital's ambition of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics. During a trip to New York, Inose told reporters that Bloomberg had ...