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Bloomberg Backs New National Anti-Gun Violence Group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Bloomberg pledges big bucks to a group aimed at curbing gun violence.

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NYPD: Ricin-Laced Letters Sent to Bloomberg Are City's First Mail Attack Since 9/11

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In an interview with WNYC on Wednesday evening, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said the letter sent to Mayor Bloomberg that preliminarily tested positive for the poison ricin is the first of its kind in the city since the anthrax attacks in weeks after 9/11.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Praises President's Gun Proposals

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A day after New York expanded its ban on assault weapons and set new limits for high-capacity magazines, President Barack Obama is urging Congress to take the same actions. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is praising the president's 23 executive actions that don't require Congressional approval.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says Presidential Candidates’ Talk on Gun Control Is ‘Gibberish’

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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For months, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pushing for the presidential candidates to offer their solutions to gun violence. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney addressed the issue for the first time during the debates. But neither candidate offered many specifics to the chagrin of Bloomberg.

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WNYC News

In Run-up to Debate, Mayors’ Group Launches Gun Control Ad

Monday, October 01, 2012

Just days before the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group is out with a new television advertisement focused on getting President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to address the topic of gun control.

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Opinion: From Gun Control to Paid Sick Leave, Progressives Don't Wait for Washington

Monday, August 06, 2012

Conservatives knew that starting with local victories was a way to build the groundwork for larger legislative successes, which is why ALEC was such a success.

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WNYC News

Mayors Demand Candidates End Gun Violence, As Shooting Erupts in Wisc.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

A bipartisan coalition of 700 mayors continues to press both presidential candidates on their plan to reduce gun violence – the same day another mass shooting is shaking a community in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisc.

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Opinion: The Liberal Lessons of the Summer Superheroes

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Aside from the coincidence of a villain named Bane (this one destroys cities, not companies), we'll have to wait until this weekend to see if the Dark Knight fits the bill as a modern day Robin Hood (and whether he'd support a Robin Hood Tax).

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The Takeaway

US Mayors Take on Gun Control... During the Super Bowl

Monday, February 06, 2012

As famous for its commercials as the big game itself, this year the Super Bowl premiered an ad starring New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston mayor Tom Menino. The thirty-second spot promoted Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition group of 600 mayors organized to promote urban safety by preventing the flow of illegal weapons into cities across the United States. While the ad may have seemed out of place alongside ads for cars, websites, and beers, the message it promoted was, in many ways, as uncontroversial as the aforementioned products.

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NYC, Boston Mayors Team Up for Gun Control Ad

Saturday, February 04, 2012

The mayors of New York City and Boston will be rooting for different teams on Super Bowl Sunday, but they're on the same side when it comes to stricter gun-control laws.

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The NRA vs. Bloomberg's Gun Control Coalition

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Listen to a report on Morning Edition:

The National Rifle Association has seriously disliked Mayor Michael Bloomberg ("the antigun billionaire") for a while now, but it's only in the last couple months that it's actually tried to mobilize its members--millions of them--against Bloomberg and Mayors Against ...

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