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Bloomberg aide hopes he runs for president

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- One of New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg's top aides thinks his boss is presidential material.

Ferrer to face Bloomberg for NYC mayor

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Democrat who will face Michael Bloomberg in New York's Nov. 8 mayoralty race emerged Wednesday as Fernando Ferrer.

Landmark's foundation under investigation

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Alleged improprieties by the U.S. National Park Service's foundation to reopen the Statue of Liberty is being investigated, the New York Times reported.

U.S. probing Statue of Liberty donations

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. investigators are probing the National Park Service's dealings with a group it relied on to raise money for reopening the Statue of Liberty.

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The Brothers Hanson, though not the mega-stars they once were, still are slugging it out in the trenches of popular music.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Yankees still without Cablevision deal

NEW YORK, March 28 (UPI) -- YES Network -- the broadcasting arm of the New York Yankees -- said Friday that Cablevision has pulled out of a proposed deal that would have provided broadcast

Jockstrip: The world as we know it

It wasn't lightning this time but Harebell Childress has been struck twice -- and lives to tell about it.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Mike and George: A beautiful Friendship?

NEW YORK, June 12 (UPI) --
JAMES B. CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Rudy and Mike -- Waiting for the Break

NEW YORK, March 22 (UPI) -- One of the oldest rules of politics is that it's very hard to keep a gap from opening between executives and their successors, even when the successor in questi
JAMES B. CHAPIN, National Political Analyst

Analysis: Calif. reveals GOP problem

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Tuesday's California primary shows how little the core of the Republican Party, even in very Democratic states, is willing to adapt to the numerical realities t
JAMES B. CHAPIN, National Political Analyst

Analysis: California-An upset coming?

SACRAMENTO, March 5 (UPI) -- This year's Republican gubernatorial primary in California was supposed to be a coronation for former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.
PATRICK REDDY

UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 14, 2002

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News, notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Inter
By United Press International

Tammany's Town: 32-year-old is speaker

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A year ago, the sure sign that one knew little about New York City politics was that you thought that Mike Bloomberg would be mayor and Gifford Miller would be
JIM CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Tammany's Town: Mayor Mike's turn

NEW YORK, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Michael Bloomberg was sworn in as mayor of New York City for the third time in two days shortly after noon Tuesday. He was formally sworn in by the City Clerk o
JAMES CHAPIN, UPI National Political Analyst

Joe Bob's America: Al-Jazeera

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Did somebody yell "Dogpile on Al-Jazeera"?
JOE BOB BRIGGS
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Mike Bloomberg
NYP2001110601 - 06 NOVEMBER 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Republican Mayoral hopeful former CEO Mike Bloomberg gives a thumbs up after voting in the November 6th 2001 New York Primary race for Mayor. Polls show that Bloomberg and his Democratic rival Mark Green are tied in the ratings. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is the current Mayor of New York City. He is the founder and 88% owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company.

A lifelong Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his registration in 2001 and ran for mayor as a Republican, winning the election that year and a second term in 2005. He was frequently mentioned as a possible independent candidate for the 2008 presidential election and fueled that speculation when he left the Republican Party in June 2007 to become an independent. There was also speculation that he would run as a vice-presidential candidate. Bloomberg did not, however, seek the presidency nor was he selected as a running mate by any of the presidential candidates.

In the fall of 2008, Bloomberg successfully campaigned for an amendment to New York City's term limits law, in order to allow him to run for a third term in 2009. On September 30, 2008, reports emerged that Bloomberg was seeking to amend the law, and on October 2, 2008, he announced plans to request the removal or extension of term limits for elected officials. On October 23, 2008, the New York City Council voted in favor of extending the term limit for elected officials to three consecutive four-year terms, thus allowing both Bloomberg and other council members to run for office again. During the amendment campaign, Bloomberg's administration requested the support of certain nonprofit groups, which attracted some criticism because these groups have received threats from the mayor in the past.

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