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Bill Thompson Eyes 2013 Mayoral Race

nytimes.com | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., who lost to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in an unexpectedly close race in November, said on Tuesday that he ...

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.

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.

Thompson Pushes Obama Endorsement In New Campaign Literature

nydailynews.com | 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...

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 --...

Power Politics: Bloomberg Unchecked

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

This record makes it hard to believe that Bloomberg would sit on the sidelines and let the City Council lead the way on term limits, probably the most significant decision of his term.

Gov. David Paterson Endorses Bill Thompson For Mayor

New York Daily News | By Adam Lisberg and Frank Lombardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Days after officially becoming the Democratic candidate for mayor, city Controller William Thompson finally picked up the blessing of Gov. Paterson. ...

Change Strikes Again

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

The Working Families Party started this election year with a simple idea. If we have a community organizer in the White House, why not put a few community organizers in City Hall?

Harlem -- Night Before The Primary

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Corruption has taken a sophisticated form. It has been enlarged from the usual millions under the table, unchanged since Tammany Hall and beyond, to the modern era of marketing.

Mike Bloomberg Hosts Own Campaign Party

New York Post | DAVID SEIFMAN and CARL CAMPANILE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

He wasn't on the ballot, but Mayor Bloomberg tossed the biggest rally of any candidate running last night in an awesome display of political might tha...

Bill Thompson To Take On Bloomberg After Primary Win

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Comptroller William Thompson Jr. has cruised to victory in the Democratic mayoral primary and will face billionaire inc...

Mayor Bloomberg Avoids Questions About Campaign Leaflets Ripping Thompson's Record

New York Daily News | Celeste Katz and Meredith Kolodner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg tried to distance himself Sunday from a hit his campaign launched at Controller William Thompson, his likely mayoral opponent. Bloomb...

New York City Elections: Real Estate's The Hot Issue

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The real estate market is reeling but that has not stopped the industry from doling out $2.5 million to candidate for citywide office this year and mo...

Thompson Stumbles Against Tony Avella In New York Mayoral Debate

New York Times | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was a perfunctory, even predictable debate question: What would be your first act as mayor? But with the cameras rolling on Wednesday night, Wi...

Colin Powell Endorses Bloomberg. Honest!

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

The mayor has praised Colin Powell as a man of ability, integrity and independence. It's been said before, and it will be said again, regardless of what Powell's record actually suggests.

New York Elections Cheat Sheet

Our Town | Charlotte Eichna and Dan Rivoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of ...

Meet Erica: Mayor Bloomberg's Campaign Tracker

Politicker NY | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here's Erica. She filmed the entirety of Bill Thompson's press conference outside of City Hall just now. She also filmed another Thompson event at Ci...

Thompson Lets A Supporter's Criticism Of Paterson Speak For Itself

The Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Bill Thompson supporter and labor leader Stuart Appelbaum complained loudly that the governor and state Democratic Party weren't doing more to help ou...

Bloomberg v. Giuliani -- Yes or No?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

While Bloomberg has spoken to the better angels of our nature, that doesn't necessarily mean that he has lived up to all his admirably high-minded promises.

Bloomberg Disses Dems: "I'm Not Running Against Anybody"

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday he's not really running against anyone in this year's mayoral election, and sought to cast his ...

Avella And Thompson Face Off In Mayoral Debate

New York Times | DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Neither of them has ever been arrested, or gotten into a fistfight as an adult. Neither has had the time to set foot in either of the city's new baseb...

Bill Thompson Could Beat Mike Bloomberg: Six Strategies

New York Magazine | Jacob Gershman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On paper anyway, the strategic contours of this year's mayoral election aren't that different from the last time around. Which proved, of course, disa...

Q-Tip Knocks Mayor Bloomberg On Twitter, Calls Out To New York Jews

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Q-Tip, hip-hop legend and former member of A Tribe Called Quest, has taken to Twitter in a bid to sway New Yorkers from voting for Mayor Bloomberg thi...

Drink Of Choice For Mayoral Candidates

Examiner | Dan Mazei | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With the 2009 New York mayoral election in full swing, voters will be closely scrutinizing their own candidate's every decision - including those mad...

Bloomberg Pushes Thompson On Pension Funds

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg and likely Democratic challenger Bill Thompson got into one of their roughest fights of the mayoral campaign yesterday after it was re...