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Oct. 18, 2009, News Update

Richard Valeriani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Valeriani

OCT. 18, 2009, NEWS UPDATE Senate Finance Committee approves sweeping health care reform bill by vote of 14-9 -- including, gasp, a Republican. Tha...

How Budget Cuts at the Times Helped Give NYC Bloomberg III

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven G. Brant

Why weren't Bloomberg's well-known plans for global business news domination a bigger issue in the recent mayoral race? There was a failure of reporting at the Times caused by budget cuts.

Mayor Bloomberg's Record on Schools Key Issue in Campaign: "Portfolio" Approach is Central Feature

Thomas W. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thomas W. Carroll

Under Bloomberg and mayoral control (vs. how it was run under Bill Thompson under the old board of education), the public school system is viewed as a "portfolio" rather than as a centrally run monolith.

Frank Rich: White House Doesn't Seem To Understand Public's Wall Street Rage

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration does not seem to understand that this rage, left unaddressed, could consume it. It has pushed aside the entreaties of many --...

WATCH: Despite Thompson Nod, Obama Still Talks Bloomberg In Weekly Address

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

President Obama may have tepidly endorsed Bill Thompson in the New York City mayoral race, but it was his opponent that got all the attention in last...

Bloomberg Donates $65M to Needy Campaign Consultants

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Bloomberg is on pace to spend $118 million on this year's race and over a quarter of a billion dollars in declared campaign expenditures on his three runs for office.

One Spin You Won't Hear From Republicans About Tuesday's Election

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What you won't hear the spinners crowing about is the shocking punch to the gut the GOP took in upstate New York's 23rd Congressional District, where a Democrat won for the first time in over 100 years.

Mayor Bloomberg's Mini-Victory

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

For a normal mortal, Michael Bloomberg's 5-point mayoral win would be a healthy victory. For him, it looks like a desperate scraping of the barrel.

Sad I Ran

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

"Corruption" now means "Democracy." "Affordable housing" means "Eviction." And New York City's imitation Greatness is polished.

Double Standard for the Times; But Then Why Not? Bloomberg Owns This Town

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

In the mind of the Times, accountability for billions of dollars in tax funds for public education meant that one man alone, namely Bloomberg, should continue to have total control.

10 Things To Be Thankful For

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

When we reflect on things we're thankful for, do you think anybody puts New York government on the list? Nah. Nevertheless, in the spirit of the season, here's a list of public sector thank yous.

Rudy Giuliani Stumps For Bloomberg, Raises Fears Of Crime | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Raising the specter of a return to higher crime and greater anxiety, former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani warned on Sunday that New York could become a mo...

An Open Letter to Mayor Moneybags

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Dear Mayor Bloomberg: For $10,00, cash or personal check, I will vote for you, pure and simple. For $50,000 plus expenses, I will have my car (a 2001 Toyota Echo) painted with your picture.

The Win That Should Have Been: Holding the DNC Responsible for Tuesday's Loss

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

What could have swung this mayoral election into a Thompson win?

Hotel And Motel Trades Council Endorses Bloomberg Despite Term Limits Fight | Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A key city union with a voter-turnout arm powerful enough to affect elections has endorsed Mayor Bloomberg - a year after it fought to block the term ...

White House Didn't Want To Upset Bloomberg

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama campaign veterans are finally admitting that President Obama's lackluster endorsement for New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson wa...

Why Working Families Are Voting for Bill Thompson

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

Our current mayor has his own ideas about how New York City should work, but it has become increasingly clear that many New Yorkers are left out of his vision.

Why Us? How the Commuter Tax Chips Away at the Self-Sufficient Self-Employed

Samantha Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Samantha Marshall

What makes state legislators -- along with hapless mayoral candidate Bill Thompson -- think we're the perfect source of revenue to close the MTA budget gap?

What Is Bill Thompson Doing With His Email List? Organizing 2.0 and This Next Generation of Web Apps

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chrissie Brodigan

It turns out that the success of the Obama campaign, touted for its innovation online, cannot be easily resized and applied to improve engagement in local elections.

NYC's Record Homeless Shelter Population and How to Tackle the Crisis

Mary Brosnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Brosnahan

Compared to 2002, 45% more New Yorkers are sleeping in municipal homeless shelters each year. Homelessness is rising -- so change the city's policy.

The Chickens#@! Self-Centeredness of Anthony Weiner

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Hollander

When Bill Thompson came within 5 points of beating Bloomberg, the first thing most of us thought was, "Anthony Weiner could've won." We figured he felt bad enough. So why say it?

Thompson Pushes Obama Endorsement In New Campaign Literature | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As we reported, Team Thompson moved quickly to get the word out about last week's endorsement by President Obama, beginning to print palm cards featur...

Bloomberg's Legacy Is at Risk -- Here's How He Can Save It

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Even during the boom, many New Yorkers saw their wages stagnate while housing prices escalated. Under Bloomberg, New York saw extraordinary growth, but it was far from equitable.

Obama Endorses Thompson: Bloomberg Responds

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Brawler Frank Lombardi was on scene with Mayor Bloomberg today at the Gowanus Canal pump station in Brooklyn, where the incumbent independent fielded ...

Bloomberg's No-Shows

Joyce Purnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joyce Purnick

How could everyone have gotten it so wrong? Mayor Bloomberg was supposed to win re-election big. He was supposed to waltz easily, effortlessly back into City Hall with a big fat mandate.