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NYPD Intel's J. Lo Connection

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Intel's head of Dignitary Protection has so much time on his hands that he's moonlighting as security muscle for both baseball and Ray Kelly's new pals, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.

The Mayoral Race That Wasn't

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The lack of enthusiasm for Bill Thompson has roots in more than a super-rich opponent. New York City believes in the values of the Democrats, but doesn't trust them to produce strong leaders on the local level.

Thompson: I'm Not Bitter, May Run Again

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Democrat who came within 50,000 votes of unseating billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is open to running again and said...

Searching for Bloomberg Country

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Outer borough whites, who were key to electing Ed Koch three times and Giuliani twice, were crucial to Bloomberg, too, even if this mayor has also attracted significant support from blacks and Latinos.

What Better Things Should Mayor Bloomberg Have Spent $100 Million On? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

When all is said and done, Michael Bloomberg is expected to have spent over $100 million to get elected mayor of New York City for a third time. His ...

Michael Bloomberg Victory Speech (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Following Bill Thompson's concession, Mayor Bloomberg delivered his victory speech to a cheering crowd. Comedian Jimmy Fallon lauded the mayor du...

Bloomberg Blasts Thompson In Final Debate

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Democrat aiming to unseat New York City's rich and popular mayor, Michael Bloomberg, struggled to define himself in their final d...

Bill Thompson Gets Shout-Out From President Obama | Elizabeth Benjamin and Michael Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Democratic mayoral hopeful William Thompson finally got some love from President Obama - but he had to share it with two other citywide candidates....

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.

Bill Thompson Join John Slattery In Fight Against Hudson Square Sanitation Garage

The New York Observer | Chloe Malle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last Thursday night mayoral candidate Bill Thompson braved the wind and rain to join residents of Hudson Square and North TriBeCa neighborhoods to ral...

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?

The Heckler

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Bloomberg and Thompson strode out into the footlights. The rules were recited, the journalists introduced. I stood up, inhaled, and let out a preacher's wail, the summit of years of loud practice.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

Campaign Endgame: Money Talks, Lack Of It Shakes Hands

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

If miraculously elected, will Thompson really "fix the economy" simply because some dude on 149th Street asked him too? Of course not. But at least he can't say he wasn't told.

Controller William Thompson Approves Brooklyn Jail Contract Before Leaving Post | By Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Dec. 31, Comptroller William Thompson, who opposed the city's plan to reopen and expand the downtown Brooklyn House of Detention, approved a $34 mi...

Asleep at the Wheel: NYC Mayoral Candidate Bill Thompson Sleepwalks Through Campaign

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mario Almonte

It doesn't seem like Thompson ever got the memo that when you announce your candidacy for a position, you're supposed to campaign for it too.

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...

Reporting On The Bloomberg Campaign: Too Little Too Late

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Despite saturation advertising on TV, endorsements by all the dailies, and a nearly constant barrage of mailings and robocalls, Bloomberg's margin of victory was less than 5 percent.

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.

Thompson To Challenge Gillibrand For Senate Seat? | Elizabeth Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bill Thompson is a man in demand. After his closer-than-expected loss to Mayor Bloomberg, Thompson's name is being floated as a potential candidate...

Thompson, Bloomberg Debate Money, Education

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York