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  • Michael Bloomberg: 'Nothing' can make me run for president

    12/09/2010 11:05:05 AM PST · by speciallybland · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/09/2010 | Jennifer Epstein
    Just hours after delivering what sounded like a stage-setter for a presidential run, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted he will not join the race. “There’s nothing” that would compel him to run in 2012, Bloomberg told CBS News. “I’m not going to run for president,” he said. “Period. End of story.” But interviewer Katie Couric persisted: “Ever?” “I think at my age, ever is the easy thing to say,” said the 68-year-old Bloomberg.
  • Salsa-music legend Willie Colón predicts GOP victory tomorrow

    11/01/2010 8:21:52 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 20 replies
    Primera Hora (Spanish-language article) ^ | November 1, 2010 | Hiram Guadalupe Pérez
    (English-language translation) New York - Salsa artist Willie Colón's political prediction for tomorrow's congressional elections in the United States is that the Democratic Party will lose most of its seats. He says this will be so as a consequence of the disappointment Americans, and the Hispanic community in particular, feel because Barack Obama's administration has not been capable of delivering what was promised. "The Democrats will suffer many losses. They promised a lot and have done nothing. The economic situation is difficult, and unemployment keeps wreaking havoc," the artist stated during an interview with the Inter News (INS) agency. To...
  • US GOVERNMENT COMMUNISTS

    10/30/2010 8:26:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    ResistNet and CommieBlaster ^ | October 29, 2010 | Asst Natl Dir Mellie
    Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Maoists and Islamics are in the US Government. They all believe in a government that’s opposed to the US Constitution and, thus, the America our founders created. They want America to give up its sovereignty and to become a member of a one-world socialist government. For simplicity, let’s call them all “commies”. We began researching Obama and other commies in US Government and Media about 18 months ago and were shocked. Here’s the high-level overview of what we learned, which is chronicled in great detail at CommieBlaster.com: - America has been at war with communism for over...
  • Paladino Calls Senator Gillibrand ‘Schumer’s Little Girl’

    10/29/2010 7:12:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN
    There he goes again. Carl P. Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor, promised he would be politically incorrect. He wasn’t kidding. On Thursday, during a rally in Hicksville, N.Y., he called the state’s junior United States senator, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, “Schumer’s little girl.” It was an apparent reference to Ms. Gillibrand’s close relationship with Senator Charles E. Schumer, but Mr. Paladino’s dismissive description of the only woman to hold statewide elected office in New York jolted the political world. His comments were reported on the Web site of Newsday and by NY1. Mr. Paladino, a businessman from Buffalo, has previously...
  • CNBC's Kudlow: 'Serious Insider' Says NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Next Treasury Secretary

    10/01/2010 12:52:55 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 1, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    With what appears to be a devastating election looming for his party, is President Obama attempting to follow in the footsteps of one of his predecessors and moderate toward the center? Not if choosing Pete Rouse to replace chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is any indication, according to CNBC’s Larry Kudlow. On the Oct. 1 broadcast of “The Call,” CNBC Washington correspondent John Harwood predicted Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner wasn’t going anywhere, but Obama would take a pro-business tack with the leadership of Department of Commerce. However, Kudlow, citing a “deep political insider,” had a different forecast. “The Commerce thing...
  • Rumors Grow That Michael Bloomberg Is Going To Be The Next Treasury Secretary

    10/01/2010 9:57:36 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/01/2010 | Gus Lubin
    Larry Kudlow just insisted on a rumor we've heard several times: Michael Bloomberg is going to be treasury secretary. Kudlow says he heard from "deep insiders" that the pick has been made and it's Bloomberg. Of course this also confirms rumors that Tim Geithner, currently the Treasury Secretary, is gone after November.
  • CBS Affiliate: 'Cuomo Caught Lying About Voting for Bloomberg?'

    09/22/2010 6:27:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 22, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    Flying Pigs Alert!The gubernatorial campaign of Andrew Cuomo has such a poor credibility problem that even the local New York City CBS affiliate is asking: "Cuomo Caught Lying About Voting for Bloomberg?" And what caused such an aspersion to be cast upon Cuomo's veracity? Check out this video in which Cuomo asserted that he voted for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. However, as the CBS affiliate pointed out, it didn't happen: But for all his actions as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Cuomo did have a little problem with telling the truth about his election box support for Mayor...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Is Apparently Being Floated As Tim Geithner's Replacement

    09/01/2010 9:58:32 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2010 | Business Insider
    Apparently New York's Mayor Bloomberg was on the short list to be named Secretary Treasurer back in 2008, and now the White House is revisiting the idea. From the NYPost: "It's been the focus of a lot of discussion," said one Democrat. "He's very well-liked and well-respected on Wall Street." At least the second half is probably true. The roots of this rumor are in Martha's Vineyard. Asked about last weekend's four-hour golf game with President Obama on Martha's Vineyard, Bloomberg told reporters yesterday, "The economy was the main subject, other than discussing golf."
  • 'Mosque' Debate Is a Red Herring

    08/21/2010 11:14:03 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies · 2+ views
    The Cato Institute ^ | August 17, 2010 | Gene Healy
    By 2012, our national debt will be larger than the entire U.S. economy, according to the International Monetary Fund. So what's on the front burner in Washington these days? Zoning issues in lower Manhattan! Is it OK to put a Muslim community center close to Ground Zero? I don't know, but local authorities don't seem to mind. That should settle it, but what Sarah Palin calls the "9/11 mosque" has somehow become a headline-grabbing controversy. On Friday, President Obama insisted that Muslims have the "same right to practice their religion as anyone else" and can build a mosque near the...
  • Michael Bloomberg's Dirty Money?

    08/20/2010 6:52:21 AM PDT · by truerepublican of the west · 13 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 8/20/2010 | New York Observer
    This article in the NY Observer indicates Michael Bloomberg, Mayor and businessman, just may have broken the law in his last campaign.
  • Poll : Bloomberg's ratings drop below 50 percent (for First Time in 5 Years)

    08/10/2010 8:55:38 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 10, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A new poll finds that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s approval rating has dipped below 50 percent for the first time in five years. The Marist College survey was released Tuesday. It found that 49 percent of registered New York City voters think the billionaire mayor is doing either an excellent or good job. The poll said 33 percent rate him as doing a fair job, 16 percent said poor and 2 percent weren’t sure. The last time Marist asked this question, in April, 56 percent of voters rated him excellent or good.
  • New York's Daddy Czar

    07/20/2010 8:22:35 PM PDT · by JimPrevor · 3 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 20, 2010 | Jim Prevor
    ...they do something almost totally irrelevant, such as hire one person to coordinate with different city agencies in ways that will help fathers or fatherhood or something kind of like that. In reality, of course, these efforts only distract attention and steal resources from efforts that might actually help -- say, improving the public schools, so more fathers who go to school can graduate, gain productive employment, feel as though they are making a contribution, and be valued by their wives and girlfriends for making a contribution.
  • Gov't awards $234 million in AmeriCorps expansion

    06/07/2010 6:55:13 AM PDT · by MollyKuehl · 34 replies · 168+ views
    Washington Post ^ | ANN SANNER
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

    05/18/2010 4:15:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,099+ views
    Times ^ | 24 May 2009 | John Harlow
    Some of America's leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world's population and speed up improvements in health and education. The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change. Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America's wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah...
  • Iowahawk: The Case of the Purloined Pathfinder

    05/05/2010 2:46:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies · 412+ views
    Iowahawk | May 5, 2010 | David Burge
    The Case of the Purloined Pathfinder A Bloomberg Holmes Mystery by Sir David Conan BurgeContinued
  • NYC Mayor: Bias Will Not Be Tolerated in Wake oof Times Square Car Bomb Arrest [PC Alert]

    05/04/2010 11:27:37 AM PDT · by freespirited · 63 replies · 1,448+ views
    Examiner ^ | 05/04/10
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City "will not tolerate any bias" following the arrest of a U.S. citizen from Pakistan in the Times Square car bombing attempt. Bloomberg said Tuesday that also applies to potential backlash against Muslim New Yorkers. The mayor said there are "a few bad apples" among any groups. He also cited New York's long history of accepting cultures from the around the world.
  • VIDEO: Bloomberg: NYC Bomb Suspect Someone With A "Political Agenda" Against Health Care Bill

    05/03/2010 3:47:23 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 31 replies · 1,200+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | May 3, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg tells CBS' Katie Couric that the Times Square car bomber was someone who is "mentally deranged" with a "political agenda" that didn't like the health care bill.
  • Bloomberg to Obama: Get Going on Taking Guns Away

    03/29/2010 10:38:16 AM PDT · by bamahead · 98 replies · 3,665+ views
    GunReports ^ | March 25, 2010 | GunReports
    (GunReports.com)--A report from a national coalition of mayors urges President Obama to adopt dozens of gun registration and confiscation measures, including the creation of a federal interstate firearms trafficking unit. After months of waiting in vain for gun control supporters in Congress to take aggressive action against semi-automatic firearms, gun shows and NRA-supported restrictions on the abuse of instant background check records and firearm trace information, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging President Obama to make 40 changes to federal gun law interpretation and enforcement on his own-without congressional approval. Bloomberg conveyed his recommendations to the president through...
  • Bloomberg's Girlfriend Courted for Senate Run as Gillibrand Feud Festers

    03/15/2010 3:23:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 40 replies · 1,082+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3-15-10
    Not only is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg -- known to have some kind of score to settle with Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand -- showing interest in Gillibrand's potential challengers, but now his long-time girlfriend is popping up as a sought-after GOP candidate. The New York Senate race is getting personal for Big Apple Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Very personal. Not only is the registered independent -- known to have some kind of score to settle with Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand -- showing interest in Gillibrand's potential challengers, but now his long-time girlfriend is popping up as a sought-after GOP...
  • Update On Bogus “Poll” Of NRA Members

    02/23/2010 11:14:47 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 588+ views
    NRA - ILA ^ | February 19, 2010 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Update On Bogus “Poll” Of NRA Members   Friday, February 19, 2010   On Dec. 11, 2009, we noted that a poll paid for by anti-gun politician-activist Michael Bloomberg, claiming to show that NRA members support gun control, was conducted by a pollster who has been reprimanded and censured by two professional polling organizations, and who (of course) doesn’t have access to NRA’s confidential member list. Since then, gun control supporters have cited the poll in numerous newspaper editorials, opinion columns, and letters to editors, all attacking NRA’s opposition to gun control. Recently, however, Bloomberg’s...