Michael R. Bloomberg

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  • **FILE** New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at City Hall in New York on Dec. 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Bloomberg arms anti-gun lawmakers in Colorado with $350,000 to group

    New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is the single biggest contributor to a group that is helping two anti-gun state Democrats fend off a recall effort and save their state legislative seats, according to just-released campaign finance reports.


  • New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (center) and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (left) announce on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, the arrest of 19 people and the seizure of 254 guns as part of gun-smuggling operation between the Carolinas and New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun confiscations conference mocked for breaking safety laws

    Talk about a public relations hit: New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg only meant at a Monday press conference to showcase his police department’s recent success with gun confiscations and highlight the number of illegal weapons that were removed in a yearlong investigation and subsequent seizure. But what he did instead was point all those weapons at audience members — a stark violation of basic gun safety rules.


  • **FILE** New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at City Hall in New York on Dec. 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

    Michael Bloomberg's plan to make poor New Yorkers fit: Painfully slow elevators

    New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg wants everyone, including the poor, to get fit. One of his solutions? Make elevators painfully slow in low-income housing to encourage people to take the stairs.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bloomberg overstepped bounds on sodas

    Doing his best impersonation of an ayatollah, micromanaging New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg issued a fatwa some time ago against big, sugary drinks. A state appellate court just ruled that the ban exceeded municipal legal authority ("NYC appeals court upholds ruling against Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban," Web, July 30).


  • ** File ** Emilio Cordova, right, chooses a soft drink during a baseball game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, in New York.

    EDITORIAL: We'll drink to that

    Another court has taken the fizz out of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's attempt to put everyone on the soda wagon. He just doesn't like sweet stuff.


  • **FILE** Sen. Mark L. Pryor, Arkansas Democrat (Associated Press)

    Pryor fires back at Bloomberg in Senate re-election campaign ad

    Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas fired back Thursday night at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's campaign against lawmakers like himself who helped shoot down tighter gun control laws.


  • **FILE** During the execution of a search warrant, members of the joint federal hazmat team, FBI and local law enforcement gather in front of the Osmun Apartments in Spokane, Wash., on May 18, 2013. The search warrant is in connection with ricin-laced letters intercepted at a Post Office facility in Spokane earlier in the week. (Associated Press/TheSpokesman-Review)

    Obama received ricin-tainted letter

    The Secret Service on Thursday said a suspicious letter mailed to President Obama was similar to letters suspected of being laced with the deadly poison ricin sent last week to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his gun control group.


  • ** FILE ** New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during a news conference at Lucky's Cafe in New York, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    EDITORIAL: Gunning for Democrats

    Be careful what you wish for, the saying goes, because you might get it. Until recently, gun-fearing Senate Democrats were positively giddy about getting access to the deep pockets of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund.


  • Michael Moore

    Michael Moore on Bloomberg's gun control: 'It's wonderful!'

    Hollywood's Michael Moore couldn't gush enough about New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's nationwide push for gun control.


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