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Michael Bloomberg

Michael Rubens Bloomberg is the current Mayor of New York City, and the 10th richest person in the United States, having net worth of US$18 billion in 2010.
A lifelong Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his registration in 2001 and ran for mayor as a Republican, winning the election that year and a second term in 2005. He left the Republican Party over policy and philosophical disagreements with national party leadership in 2007 and ran for his third term in 2009 as an independent candidate. He was frequently mentioned as a possible independent candidate for the 2008 presidential election, which fueled further speculation when he left the Republican Party. There was also speculation that he would run as a vice-presidential candidate. Bloomberg did not, however, seek the presidency nor was he selected as a running mate by any of the presidential candidates.
In the fall of 2008, Bloomberg successfully campaigned for an amendment to New York City's term limits law, in order to allow him to run for a third term in 2009. Bloomberg won the election on November 3, 2009. » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Michael Bloomberg is late to the party with his anti-gun push
2014-04-17
(CNN) -- Like a 3-year-old who thinks he's just discovered the wheel, billionaire Michael Bloomberg is reveling over his startling new gun control tool: the grass roots. This is where it hurts to be the neophyte on the block. Bloomberg: We will fight ...
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  1. How will Mike Bloomberg speak to moms?
  2. Michael Bloomberg announces he'll spend $50 million to target the 2nd ...
  3. Bloomberg isn't fighting gun violence

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Williams taps Michael Bloomberg as commencement speaker
2014-03-19
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and three-term New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg will be returning to his Massachusetts roots this spring as the Williams College commencement speaker. Williams announced Tuesday that Bloomberg ...
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  1. Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg to Speak at Williams Commencement
  2. Bloomberg, Armstrong to speak at class of 2014 commencement

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Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg to speak at Harvard commencement
2014-03-05
Bloomberg, a three-time mayor and billionaire businessman, will speak at the afternoon exercises of Harvard's 363d commencement, the university said today in the Harvard Gazette, its official newspaper. “Mike Bloomberg's career represents a rare blend ...
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  1. Bloomberg To Deliver Commencement Address At Alma Mater Harvard University
  2. Former N.Y. mayor Bloomberg tapped as Harvard commencement speaker
  3. Bloomberg to speak at Harvard graduation

2013
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How Mayor Michael Bloomberg Thought Big on Climate
2013-12-20
In the fall of 2006, Michael Bloomberg was comfortably installed in New York City Hall, a two-century-old building near the mouth of the Brooklyn Bridge, just blocks from Wall Street. He was a year into his second term as mayor and his approval ratings ...
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  1. Mayor Bloomberg's Victory Lap Continues With Ride on 7 Train Extention
  2. Mike Bloomberg Takes His Last Radio Victory Lap
  3. Bloomberg rides 7 train to station he helped build

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How One Invention Helped Michael Bloomberg Become The Richest Mayor In ...
2013-11-04
... possible because of the Bloomberg terminal. It's the invention that propelled Michael Bloomberg from a bond trader sweating in his underwear in Salomon Brothers' vaults to a media mogul known the world over for creating Wall Street's must-have machine.
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  1. Bloomberg reflects on 3 terms as mayor
  2. Nursing Massive Lead, de Blasio Plays It Safe on the Trail
  3. Joe Lhota Jeers Late Sleeper Bill de Blasio; Blames Bloomberg Fatigue For ...

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Jake Tapper's 'The Lead' Debuts With Stephen Colbert, Mayor Michael Bloomberg
2013-03-18
Jake Tapper's new CNN show finally debuts on Monday. He will make his big premiere with guests Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Stephen Colbert. The show, which airs at 4 p.m., will also have Senator Marco Rubio and White House Chief of staff Denis ...
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  1. Five reasons to watch The Lead with Jake Tapper
  2. Inside the Beltway: Jake Tapper takes the lead
  3. Jake Tapper takes 'The Lead' at CNN: tweets, yes; talking points, no

2012
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Disagrees with others on Chick-fil-A (8)
2012-07-27
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg disagrees with Menino on Chick-fil-A (Boston Globe, Boston Globe)
Michael Bloomberg ‘Really Strongly’ Disagrees With Attempts to Block Chick-fil-A (Gawker)
Bloomberg disagrees with other mayors on Chick-fil-A (Politico.com, Politico.com)
Excerpt: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he strong disagrees with Mayor Thomas Menino's threat to block Chick-fil-A from coming to Boston because the chicken restaurant's executive opposes same sex marriage. In his weekly radio show Friday, Bloomberg... (Read article)

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Bloomberg Backs Brown in Massachusetts Senate Race (4)
2012-07-26
NYC’s Bloomberg Backs Brown in Massachusetts Senate Race (Bloomberg)
Bloomberg backs Scott Brown in Massachusetts Senate race (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times)
Excerpt: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts for re-election against Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat and Harvard Law School professor who helped create the federal Consumer Financial Protection... (Read article)

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Romney Meets (13)
2012-05-01
Romney meets with Bloomberg in New York (CBS News)
Bloomberg, Romney meet for first time over breakfast (myfoxny.com)
Romney and Bloomberg Have Breakfast (Daily Beast)
Excerpt: (CBS News) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney stepped away from the campaign trail this morning for a private meeting with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, sources confirmed to CBS News. The two met at the Upper East Side offices of Bloomberg's charitable foundation.... (Read article)

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Perp Walk (3)
2011-07-05
U.S. councilman calls for "perp walk" ban after DSK (Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
"Perp walk" facing new scrutiny after DSK case (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Inevitable Perp Walk Backlash Follows DSK Prosecution Failure (The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News)
Excerpt: NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City councilman, troubled by images of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and other criminal suspects being paraded by law enforcement officials, is proposing legislation to ban the "perp... (Read article)

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New York (7)
2011-06-13
Miss New York contestants make sparkling debut; gents strut their stuff in Mr. New York contest (Staten Island Advance)
New York City to start East River ferry service (The Star-Ledger)
Miss New York State Pageant contestants ride Staten Island Ferry (Staten Island Advance)
Excerpt: View photos of those competing on Staten... (Read article)

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Bloomberg and Clinton create green alliance
2011-04-17
Former President Bill Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg have revealed plans to merge their climate leadership groups and the on Wednesday.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent US$108 million on third term bid
2010-01-17
According to internal campaign documents New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent $108,371,685.01 dollars (75m, 66m) on his recent campaign for reelection. A large percentage of the money spent went to victory bonuses for his staff. In the 2009 election Bloomberg beat his opponent Bill Thompson by 50,597 votes.
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2007
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Media speculate over possible presidential bid by Michael Bloomberg
2007-05-16
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is prepared to spend one billion dollars of his own money for a 2008 White House bid, the Washington Times reports, citing his friends and "close associates".
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