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.

  • Michael Bloomberg Jan 18

    Michael Bloomberg Outlines Plans for Cleaner Buildings, Cars

    Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg would push for all new cars to be electric by 2035 and new buildings to produce zero carbon emissions by 2025 as part of clean energy plans he released this week. Bloomberg’s latest climate plans build off his December plan to cut the United States’ carbon emissions by 50% by 2030. That’s less ambitious than the Green...

  • 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 Jan 6

    Michael Bloomberg Opens Riverside Campaign Office

    Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg opened his Riverside campaign office Sunday as part of his first visit to Southern California as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. “I am running to defeat Donald Trump,” said Bloomberg, who declared his candidacy Nov. 24. “He has to be replaced. I warned back at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia…

  • Decision 2020 Dec 25, 2019

    Bloomberg Hires California Democratic Party Official to Run State Campaign

    A top California Democratic Party official is leaving his post to run presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s operation in the state. Bloomberg’s campaign announced Tuesday that Chris Masami Myers will lead the billionaire businessman and former New York City mayor’s campaign in California starting next month. Myers has been executive director of the California Democratic Party since December 2018, when...

  • 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...

  • Donald Trump 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 12, 2019

    Presidential Candidate Michael Bloomberg Visits Bay Area

    New York billionaire and presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made his first visit to California as a presidential candidate on Wednesday, with stops in Stockton and San Francisco. The Democrat and former New York mayor joined former California Gov. Jerry Brown at San Francisco’s Moscone Center for a conversation about America’s Pledge. Bloomberg and Brown launched the America’s Pledge initiative...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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 —...

  • Oct 5, 2019

    Garcetti Set to Head to Copenhagen For Climate Summit

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to fly to Copenhagen, Denmark Saturday for the C40 World Mayors Summit, where he is set to speak Thursday and Friday.

  • Oct 1, 2019

    San Francisco Campaign to Stop E-Cigarette Measure Pushes On

    A campaign to defeat an industry-backed e-cigarette measure on San Francisco’s ballot will push on despite the announcement by Juul Labs Inc. that it will stop financially supporting the proposal.

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