Michael Bloomberg

  • Decision 2020 Jan 20

    Bloomberg: ‘I’d Vote to Convict’ Trump in Impeachment Trial

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would vote to convict President Donald Trump if he were a senator because “there’s so much evidence that he acted inappropriately,” NBC News reports.

  • 2020 Presidential Race Jan 7

    Super Bowl Brawl: Trump, Bloomberg Will Drop Whopping $20 Million on Game Day Ads

    Two billionaire businessmen running for president will battle it out for political supremacy during the Super Bowl through pricey TV ads. President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is investing $10 million in a spot that will air during the big game on February 2, an aide to the president’s political operation confirmed to CNBC. Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike…

  • Michael Bloomberg Dec 25, 2019

    Bloomberg Campaign Vendor Used Prison Labor to Make Calls

    Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s campaign hired a contractor that used prison labor to make phone calls for the former New York mayor’s White House bid. The Intercept first reported that ProCom, a New Jersey-based company hired by the Bloomberg campaign through a third-party vendor, operates two call centers out of state prisons in Oklahoma. In at least one...

  • Fact Check Dec 14, 2019

    Fact Check: Trump’s Impeachment Rage, Bloomberg on Coal

    As near-certain impeachment closes in on him, President Donald Trump raged at his accusers, the Democrats. In the process, he offered a highly selective account of the testimony of a damning witness and misrepresented the facts of a phone call at the heart of the constitutional showdown. Trump also branded Democrats crazy for wanting to impeach him after all the…

  • Michael Bloomberg Dec 6, 2019

    Bloomberg Gun Plan: Permits, Assault Weapon Ban, Age Limits

    Democratic presidential contender Michael Bloomberg unveiled a gun control policy on Thursday just steps from the site of one of Colorado’s worst mass shootings, calling for a ban on all assault weapons, mandatory permits for gun purchasers and a new position in the White House to coordinate gun violence prevention.

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    2020 Watch: Why Biden Is Blitzing Iowa and More Questions

    With just two months before primary voting begins, top Democrats are confronting their principal political liabilities with a new sense of urgency. It’s unclear how many voters will be paying attention, however, as the 2019 holiday season is here and impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump accelerate. As Democrats fight amongst themselves in key primary states, Trump is focused on...

  • Donald Trump Dec 2, 2019

    Trump Campaign Won’t Allow Bloomberg Reporters at Events

    President Donald Trump’s campaign says it will no longer give passes to Bloomberg News reporters to cover its rallies and other campaign events. Campaign spokesman Brad Parscale said Monday that Bloomberg, in the wake of founder Michael Bloomberg’s own Democratic presidential bid, has “formalized preferential reporting policies.” Bloomberg’s Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait says that’s not true.

  • Nov 24, 2019

    Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Officially Enters 2020 Presidential Race

    Billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, has formally launched a Democratic bid for president.

  • Nov 17, 2019

    Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Apologizes for ‘Stop and Frisk’ Police Practice

    Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Warren Says She Won’t Immediately Push for Medicare for All

    Elizabeth Warren announced Friday that she won’t immediately push to give every American government-funded health care and instead will work to oversee passage of a sweeping “Medicare for All” program by the end of her third year if elected president — a significant step away from a plan she’s long championed.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    ‘Late Night’: Billionaires Push Back at Sanders, Warren

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at billionaire Mike Bloomberg reportedly being on the brink of joining the Democratic primary as Wall Street panics about the current crop of candidates.

  • Nov 12, 2019

    ‘Late Night’: Billionaires Push Back at Sanders, Warren

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at billionaire Mike Bloomberg reportedly being on the brink of joining the Democratic primary as Wall Street panics about the current crop of candidates.

  • Nov 7, 2019

    Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Opens Door to 2020 Presidential Campaign

    Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, is opening the door to a 2020 Democratic presidential campaign, warning that the current field of candidates is ill-equipped to defeat President Donald Trump. Bloomberg, who initially ruled out a 2020 run, has not made a final decision on whether to jump into the race. If he were to launch...

  • Oct 6, 2019

    Verbal Autopsies Used in Push to Better Track Global Deaths

    Increasingly, health officials are using verbal autopsies — an interview in which a trained health worker asks a close relative or caretaker about a recently deceased person — and their computer algorithms to learn more about the global course of human disease. About 50 countries have attempted verbal autopsy projects, and the list is growing. On Tuesday, Bloomberg Philanthropies —...

  • Apr 26, 2019

    At NRA Convention, Trump Says US Withdrawing From Arms Trade Treaty

    In a largely symbolic gesture to a group that helped him win the White House, President Donald Trump said Friday he is pulling the U.S. back from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association the treaty is “badly misguided.” Trump made the announcement at the NRA’s annual convention, where he vowed to fight for gun...

  • Mar 9, 2019

    Biden Eyes Fundraising Challenge Amid New Sense of Urgency

    Those close to the former vice president believe he would start off at a fundraising disadvantage compared to would-be rivals, whose campaigns have benefited from an early flood of small-dollar donations from the most liberal wing of the party. Biden, a 76-year-old lifetime politician with strong connections to the party’s establishment, would be forced to rely on an “old-school grind-it-out”...

  • Mar 8, 2019

    Biden Could Get Boost by Back-to-Back 2020 Departures

    Joe Biden isn’t a presidential candidate yet. But with two key rivals already getting out of the way, the former vice president has more space to court voters who could help him claim the Democratic nomination. Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said Thursday he wouldn’t run for president, following an announcement earlier this week from former New York City Mayor Michael...

  • Mar 7, 2019

    Sen. Sherrod Brown Won’t Run for President in 2020

    Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced that he won’t run for president in 2020. Brown, who was re-elected in November in a state that Trump had won, said he would “keep calling out Donald Trump and his phony populism.”

  • Mar 5, 2019

    Bloomberg Not Running for President

    Michael Bloomberg has announced he won’t run for president in 2020. Melissa Russo reports.

  • Mar 5, 2019

    Michael Bloomberg Won’t Run for President in 2020

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he won’t run for president in 2020, but will instead launch a new campaign called Beyond Carbon to continue advancing the causes he’s already invested in. In an editorial on Bloomberg.com, Bloomberg said many people have encouraged him to run and he has in fact thought about a possible presidential...

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