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El Diario Back Thompson For Mayor, Likens Bloomberg To Hugo Chavez

nytimes.com | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has spent years trying to perfect his Spanish. He bucked Republican allies to endorse immigration reform. And he has create...

More People Voted For Term Limits Than For Bloomberg

nytimes.com | 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...

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.

Bloomberg: 3rd Term A 'Special Opportunity'

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is striking a humble tone on the first day of his third term. Bloomberg said Friday he underst...

Thompson: Bloomberg "Betrayed" Public With Term Limit Challenge

NBC New York | Victoria Cavaliere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Democratic challenger William Thompson went head-to-head Tuesday in a debate where each candidate touted his record in...

Back to the Future With Mike Bloomberg

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

He says he will deliver us a city "safer, stronger, greener and healthier -- and better than ever." Who can argue with that? As for the details, polls indicate he'll have four years to nail those down.

NYC Primary: A Low Turnout Coup?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

BIll Thompson won the Dem nomination, but the real story was elsewhere. In City Council contests, voters delivered the broadest upset to incumbents in recent New York political history.

Mayor Bloomberg and the Arrogance of Power

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Larner

All of Michael Bloomberg's defensiveness, and the egotism that clearly lurks beneath it, makes me wonder just why the Mayor really does want to hold onto the office.

Abolish the Senate, Starting With Some Whittling

Rob Kall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kall

Elected officials should never be allowed to become such monolithic entities, unaccountable to their constituents. It's time to eliminate the Senate, to update the constitution.

Judicial Confirmation Process Needs 21st-Century Updating

Steven Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Hill

Recognizing the Supreme Court as an ideologically skewed judicial legislature helps us to understand how badly this crucial body needs to be updated for the 21st century.

Fixing California

Bob Burnett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

California's problems are not insurmountable, but their resolution will require concerted action: new leadership, likely a new constitution, and the willingness to consider alternative revenue sources.

Mayor-For-Life

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Menaker

Generally, this spring, the Mayor has seemed prickly about many things. All of these prickles are growing, in my pseudo-psychoanalytic opinion, out of that term-limits override, engineered who knows how?

Chavez Referendum A Democratic Act Threatening Democracy, La Opinion Editorial

La Opinion | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A year and a half ago, Venezuelans rejected the idea of unlimited reelections for the head of state. At the time, president Hugo Chavez defiantly desc...

Chavez's All Out Push to be President for Life

Francisco Toro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Francisco Toro

With die-hard Chavez loyalists installed in every key post in the state (from the state-owned media to the courts and Elections Council) there's no down-side to flouting constitutional rules.

Legislative Term Limits

Duncan Quirk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Duncan Quirk

As the world ushered in the age of the Obama Administration, the two longest serving Senators, Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd, were taken away from the I...

Moscow's Unseemly Haste To Amend

Robert Coalson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Coalson

Russia's Federation Council on December 22 signed off on the ratification process of the controversial constitutional amendments that will extend the presidential term of office to six years.

Putin Says Term-Extension Bill Is Not Meant For Him

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MOSCOW — Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a bill that would extend the Russian president's term to six years was not tailored f...

Bloomberg 1 -- Democracy 0

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

It's just wrong that Mike Bloomberg says it was too late to put a voter referendum on the ballot this November when it was the Mayor himself who stalled for nine months putting it on this November ballot.

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Wins Fight To Run For Third Term

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Arguing that New York needs his financial skill to guide it through the crisis on Wall Street, Mayor Michael Bloomberg persuaded City...

The Terms of Term Limits: Bloomberg and His Most Recent Innovative Endeavor

Kim Stolz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Stolz

When a city, county, state, or country undergoes challenging times--whether they be of political, social, or economic nature--the public often crav...

Bloomberg Announces Third Term Bid For Mayor Of New York

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that he's pushing for changes that would allow him to seek a third term leading the nation...

Bloomberg Should Come to Terms and Resist a Self-Dealing Power Grab

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Bloomberg has come to his fork in the road: One route ends with his legacy intact as an accomplished, nonpartisan mayor. The other leads to a dead end where no one can ever again believe him.