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  • Joe Biden's campaign says Arizona, Texas and Georgia will be battleground states - and he is posed for $250 million boost from Mike Bloomberg

    05/15/2020 11:39:13 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15 2020 | REUTERS and ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign is betting that as many as 17 states could be up for grabs in November's election, with President Donald Trump's coronavirus response making places like Arizona more competitive. 'There will be battleground states that have never been battleground states before,' said Biden's campaign manager, Jen O'Malley Dillon, in a strategy briefing for reporters on Friday. O'Malley Dillon included Arizona, Texas and Georgia among states that have been inhospitable for Democrats but that could power the former vice president to success in his Nov. 3 showdown with Trump.
  • Eli Lake: Those interview transcripts make it clear why every Republican on the Intel Committee called for Adam Schiff’s resignation

    05/09/2020 8:06:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 6:25 pm on May 9, 2020 | Brett T.
    Rep. Adam Schiff has been squealing a lot lately, bellyaching about the Justice Department dropping the case against Michael Flynn and, miraculously, standing by those House Intelligence Committee interview transcripts, insisting to this day they “richly detail evidence of the Trump campaign’s efforts to invite, make use of, and cover up Russia’s help in the 2016 presidential election,” when even James Clapper said he saw no direct empirical evidence of the sort.Bloomberg Opinion’s Eli Lake has been reading through the transcripts and says it’s obvious why the Republicans on the Intelligence Committee called for Schiff to step down as chairman.
  • A Rundown Of Major U.S. Corporate Media’s Business Ties To China

    05/04/2020 12:09:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 4, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    It seems a number of major US media outlets have financial ties to the Chinese Communist Party, and it shows in their coverage. Despite the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) record of oppression, corporate media outlets are parroting the authoritarian government’s propaganda, even in the midst of an outbreak the CCP worsened through a cover-up. Many of those media outlets have financial ties to Chinese companies with intense oversight from the CCP.“You often see representatives from American companies with financial ties to China naturally become defenders of the CCP’s policies and spreading the CCP’s propaganda,” said Helen Raleigh, an author and...
  • Joe Biden’s Possible Vice Presidential Candidates to Participate in Gun Control Series

    04/26/2020 2:41:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Women who could possibly be vice presidential candidates on the Democrat ticket with Joe Biden will participate in an Everytown for Gun Safety gun control series beginning in late April and spanning numerous weeks. Everytown is a Mike Bloomberg-founded gun control group that includes Moms Demand Action. The Hill reported that former Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and former Democrat presidential hopefuls Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Kamala Harris will all take part in the series, albeit on different days. Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts commented on the possible Democrat vice presidential candidates’ participation in the gun control series,...
  • Economists propose ending lockdowns by releasing the young first

    04/25/2020 7:28:31 PM PDT · by rintintin · 29 replies
    Bloomberg via SF Gate ^ | April 24 2020 | Lucy Meakin, Bloomberg
    As global governments grapple with how to unlock economies without triggering another round of coronavirus infections, some economists are recommending that age should be used to determine who returns to work first. While the freezing of activity from Mumbai to Chicago is credited with saving lives, the downsides are evident in the International Monetary Fund's warning of the worst global recession in almost a century. How to balance lives and livelihoods is drawing the attention of economists, and a growing cohort propose authorities should first remove restrictions on those deemed at lowest risk of death or hospital admittance from the...
  • Bloomberg spent over $1 billion on failed campaign, more than Clinton and Trump in all of 2016

    04/20/2020 4:54:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 20 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg spent more than $1 billion on his failed presidential campaign, more than both Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and President Trump in all of 2016. Bloomberg spent a total of more than $1.2 billion on his bid for the White House in 2020, according to 2019 and 2020 Federal Election Commission filings. More than $1 billion of that was spent in 2020 alone before the former mayor dropped out of the race at the beginning of March. The former 2020 candidate, who self-funded his campaign, outspent Clinton’s and Trump’s totals from the last election...
  • Bloomberg News Killed Investigation Into Wealthy Chinese Communists Over Concern Entire News Outlet Would Be Kicked Out Of China

    04/14/2020 11:51:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/14/2020 | John Sexton
    NPR published a revealing story today about Bloomberg News, specifically it’s handling of a story which would have been critical of wealthy Chinese communists including Xi Jinping. Bloomberg killed the story over concern the entire news outlet would be kicked out of China if it were published. The story in question was actually a follow-up to a story published in 2012 which won the site awards. The follow-up gained steam in 2013 and suddenly the head office went silent. The story was killed and, officially, the excuse given was that it needed more reporting. But months later the editor-in-chief...
  • MIKE BLOOMBERG’S FIRM THAT RAN HIS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS BIDDING TO TAKE OVER JOE BIDEN’S (Hawkfish)

    04/11/2020 3:03:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Inercept ^ | 4/10/20 | Ryan Grim
    THE BLOOMBERG-OWNED FIRM Hawkfish, which ran the presidential campaign of Mike Bloomberg, is in serious talks to serve the presidential campaign of Joe Biden, according to sources with knowledge of the ongoing negotiations. Along with Biden’s campaign, the firm is courting a wide swath of other progressive and Democratic organizations, opening up the possibility of Bloomberg gaining significant control over the party’s technology and data infrastructure. The digital consulting firm has had little political experience outside of the Bloomberg campaign, a trial by fire in which the former New York City mayor burned through nearly $1 billion in less than...
  • New York City auctioned off extra ventilators due to cost of maintenance: report

    04/07/2020 2:36:38 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 07 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    New York City auctioned off hundreds of city-owned ventilators at least five years ago under Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration, according to an investigation by ProPublica. The city acquired the ventilators in 2006 under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, when a new strain of the flu was circulating in Asia, according to a report from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene obtained by the news outlet. The city began acquiring ventilators and “stockpil[ing] a supply of face masks,” which were later auctioned off because the machines broke down and the health department "couldn't afford to...
  • New York City stockpiled ventilators for a pandemic, only to later auction them off: report

    04/07/2020 11:59:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/7/20 | Tyler Olsen
    In 2006, then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration began purchasing ventilators to allow the city to be prepared for a pandemic like the current coronavirus crisis -- only for the city to later auction them off, according to a report. ProPublica reported Monday that the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a report in 2006 on the city's preparedness for pandemic influenza -- similar to the 1918 Spanish Flu or the 2019 novel coronavirus -- that projected the city would need thousands of extra ventilators in order to properly treat all of its residents who...
  • The Corporate Media’s Coronavirus Propaganda For China Is Finally Catching Up With Them

    04/02/2020 7:12:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/02/2020 | Christopher Bedford
    Beijing has lied about the coronavirus from the start, while here in the West our corporate media has actively and enthusiastically spread its lies to households across the free world. But now that news of China’s lies is beginning to seep out, will it make a difference? Will there even be corrections? Don’t count on it.Even before reports on incinerators “working around the clock,” massive orders for urns, government bribes to keep mourners quiet, and total government censorship, China’s lies were obvious. Even before China concealed the outbreak, blamed the U.S. military, and expelled foreign reporters, their lies were obvious.Their...
  • Rhode Island Police to Hunt Down New Yorkers Seeking Refuge

    03/28/2020 9:44:48 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 39 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 28, 2020 | unnamed
    Rhode Island police began stopping cars with New York plates Friday. On Saturday, the National Guard will help them conduct house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and demand 14 days of self-quarantine. “Right now we have a pinpointed risk,” Governor Gina Raimondo said. “That risk is called New York City.”
  • Bloomberg NY Staffers Reportedly Laid Off After Being Told of Potential Coronavirus Exposure

    03/23/2020 3:50:57 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/23/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    It looks as though liberal billionaire Michael Bloomberg may have had other reasons why he was laying off his presidential campaign staff, and they could be interpreted as just downright cruel. Bloomberg had reportedly told NY-area campaign staffers “they had potentially been exposed to coronavirus” in an email last Thursday, before they were laid off the next day, Newsweek reported March 20. What makes this even worse is that staffers are “expected to lose their health insurance at the end of March.” “Campaign staffers were allegedly promised paid positions, including health insurance, until the November election,” according to Newsweek.
  • Dumped amid coronavirus, former Bloomberg campaign aides sue for pay and benefits

    03/23/2020 1:22:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2020 | by Sharon Bernstein
    Former organizers for Michael Bloomberg’s unsuccessful presidential bid sued the billionaire’s campaign on Monday, saying he laid them off amid the global coronavirus pandemic after promising pay and benefits through the November election. Employees resigned from good jobs to take positions with Bloomberg’s campaign, and they now face unemployment and the loss of their health insurance in the midst of the spreading virus, field organizers Alexis Sklair, Sterling Rettke and Nathaniel Brown said in their complaint, one of two proposed class action lawsuits potentially representing thousands of workers. “They promised salaries nearly double that of other campaigns,” alleged their complaint,...
  • Mini-Mike Just Quietly Bailed Out the DNC

    03/22/2020 2:43:00 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 12 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Campaign finance laws? What campaign finance laws? – Apparently, federal campaign finance laws never envisioned the scam just pulled off by Mini-Mike Bloomberg. I told you when he got into the race that this was all a scam, that he wasn’t really seriously seeking the nomination, and his actions since that time only made my case. Stop Dieting - Get Life Long Results Noom uses technology to help you get healthy. Learn more! Here’s how the scam worked: In most campaign seasons both the RNC and DNC are flush with money and able to throw millions around to vulnerable campaigns...
  • Not surprised that a billionaire is cheating scum': Mike Bloomberg is blasted by former campaign staffers after he fires them despite promising competitive pay and health benefits until November

    03/21/2020 4:47:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 21, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    Hundreds of staffers who worked on Mike Bloomberg’s defunct presidential campaign were laid off Friday after he announced he was shutting down the operation. Bloomberg’s decision came after the former staffers, including some who were let go during an earlier round of terminations, said they were hoping the billionaire media mogul would have lived up to a promise to keep them on the payroll until November. Those expectations were lost when they were put on notice in conference calls Friday that Bloomberg was not going forward with pans for a super PAC.
  • Mike Bloomberg pumped nearly $1B into failed presidential bid

    03/20/2020 2:31:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 20, 2020 | 5:16pm | Ebony Bowden
    WASHINGTON — Mike Bloomberg’s failed White House bid cost the media mogul nearly $1 billion, according to a new FEC filing — double what was previously reported. The total cost of the Big Apple billionaire’s fully self-funded campaign was a stunning $935,360,675.56, the filing made public Friday shows.
  • Benedict Bloomberg: Billionaire Reneging on Plan to Back Dem Nominee?

    03/20/2020 1:43:49 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/20/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Promises made, promises — not kept? Failed 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate Michael Bloomberg is now backtracking on his promise to use his multimillion-dollar campaign to support the presumptive Democratic nominee, according to NBC News’ Maura Barrett. Barrett stated in a tweet that “@MikeBloomberg is scrapping his plan to fund an independent expenditure campaign to support the Democratic nominee (he's endorsed @JoeBiden).” Bloomberg had promised to spend “$2 billion on either his own campaign or to help finance a Democratic nominee to unseat President Trump in the 2020 general election,” according to Fox Business Jan. 17.
  • Retro ballot for Illinois voters: 13 presidential candidates to be listed — 9 more than still in the mix

    03/17/2020 5:19:15 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 10 replies
    The Chicago Sun-TImes ^ | March 17, 2020 | Tina Sfondeles
    Illinois voters will still face a dizzying choice of 13 presidential candidates if they choose to vote in the state’s Democratic Primary — even though less than a handful are still in the race. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg became the latest to fold his candidacy on Wednesday, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is said to be reassessing her run. But both names are on early voting touch screens and will appear on March 17 ballots. With the dust still settling from Super Tuesday, the remaining candidates probably have other concerns than losing a few sympathy votes to departed...
  • Harvey Weinstein Sent Desperate Emails to Mike Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos

    03/10/2020 6:05:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 3/09/20 | ELIZABETH WAGMEISTER, MACKENZIE NICHOLS
    Newly unsealed court documents put Harvey Weinstein’s Rolodex on full display. The fallen movie mogul - who is now a convicted rapist facing up to 29 years in jail and will be sentenced Wednesday - once tried to save his career by emailing his famous peers, including billionaires, powerful agents and Hollywood titans. In emails, reviewed by Variety on Tuesday afternoon at the New York City criminal courthouse, where roughly 1,000 pages of documents were unsealed, Weinstein wrote to the likes of Michael Bloomberg, Quentin Tarantino, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Apple’s Tim Cook and Eddy Cue. The...