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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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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.

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?

Thompson, Bloomberg Debate Money, Education

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


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...

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 ...

Bill Thompson Loses To Michael Bloomberg In Tight Mayoral Race

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Billionaire Michael Bloomberg won a third term as New York mayor Tuesday in a closer-than-expected race against a Democratic challeng...

Mayor Bloombers Breaks Campaign Spending Record With $85.2 Million; 11 Days To Go Until Election Day

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has broken his own spending record from four years ago, dropping $85.2 million on his campaign ...

Bloomberg Sues Thompson, Again

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg filed a lawsuit in state Supreme Court late this afternoon against his former opponent, Bill Thompson, over the comptroller's blocking...

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.

Thompson Outspends Bloomberg ... in Tennessee

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Thirty million to repair the Brooklyn Bridge? The mayor spent more than that on television ads. Ten million for fixing Head Start centers? The mayor topped that on campaign consultants.

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...

More People Voted For Term Limits Than For Bloomberg | CLYDE HABERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to a standard set by one prominent New Yorker, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's re-election ought to be dismissed as inconsequential. That stand...