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Looking Back: George Floyd Protests in New York City
"We started talking about the new york city mayoral race. This is a huge huge election. Given all the very serious stuff. We're facing as a city. Voting starts in the democratic primary on june twelfth and while anything is possible in politics the winner of that primary is very likely to be the next mayor of the nation's largest city so that election is top of mind for our team and we've decided to focus particularly on policing. Nypd is the largest most expensive police force in the country by far michael bloomberg once joked that he had his own army and then it was the seventh largest army in the world. So there you have it depending on how you count the money. The city spends anywhere between six and ten billion dollars a year on nypd. B billion with a b. But in the wake of george floyd murderer a lot more people are asking how this massive expensive army is managed and in particular whether it even can be held accountable for what it does in our names. Tonight we're going to start with one dramatic example of how. Nypd has responded to that. call for accountability. George floyd was murdered about exactly a year ago today. People filled the streets in outrage. All over the world including here in new york city for the murder was also a painful reminder of the many many incidents of police brutality in our city. Jimmy floyd who is the editor of wnyc's race injustice unit has been reporting on what happened during one of those demonstrations which took place in the south bronx and the motto haven neighborhood. Jamie has been interviewing people who were there that night to reconstruct what happened from their vantage point. Take a listen so paint a picture for us what remind us what. The protests last summer. Look like in new york city. Well you know we all been bottled up. There was a lot of tension around the economic and health. Disparities around covid and into that came the murderer of george floyd and immediately people took to the streets because
Michael Jordan, Bezos, Bloomberg Among Biggest Billionaire Donors To Charity In 2020
"And a Chicago sports. Saigon has made the 2020 list of biggest charitable donors in the United States. WGN. Steve Ruxton reports for Miranda and Chicago Bulls scurried Michael Jordan, one of the 50 biggest stoners and the U. S. Last year, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, lots of familiar names on the list. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos coming at a number one, followed by his ex wife, McKenzie Scott, rounding out the top three former New York mayor and presidential candidate, Michael Bloomberg. All told, the top 50 reportedly had it out just shy of 25 billion last year to
Bezos and Bloomberg among top 50 US charity donors for 2020
"The list of top charitable givers for twenty twenty is out Jeff base those who last week announced he was stepping down as Amazon CEO to devote more time to philanthropy in other projects top the list by donating ten billion dollars to launch the base those earth fund number two on the chronicle of philanthropy's annual rankings his ex wife mackenzie Scott she gave five point seven billion dollars last year to food banks human service organizations racial justice charities and other groups the third top giver was Michael Bloomberg founder of Bloomberg financial news company he donated one point six billion dollars I'm shortly after
Former New York City Mayor Bloomberg reappointed U.N. climate envoy
"Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg is being reappointed as U. N special Envoy on Climate Issues. Statement from the U. N. Secretary General's Office says Bloomberg will work to strengthen efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Special envoy for climate, ambition and solutions. Bloomberg will also work to ensure the UN's response to the cove in 19 pandemic is in line with the goals of the Paris agreement. Billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate is a major backer of environmental causes.
Groundhog Day gone wrong: Some of the worst moments in the holiday’s history
"There's a pretty good track record of some epic ground. How groundhog day fails. yeah Some of the worst moments in history. Not only for the whistle pig itself. But for its handlers. Pretty controversial moments over the years. It was back on february. second twenty fourteen. You remember this. don't you mayor. Bill de blasio. New york flinched as the handler placed. Chuck in his arms. How much would would with chuck chuck chuck chuck would causing the groundhog to fall to the ground now. The groundhog was actually a female stand in for chuck named charlotte and sadly well passed away several days later. Oh yes but circling the wagons. You had the staten island zoo coming out and saying that it appeared unlikely that the groundhogs death was related to the fall. And that's their story and they're sticking to it now unfortunately back in two thousand sixteen. Stonewall jackson was a groundhog never made to a ceremony on he actually passed away. On the eve of the holiday jackson's death resulted in the cancellation of groundhog day. Ceremonies ending a streak of more than twenty years of predictions at the space farms. Zoo m museum in sussex new jersey and then there was chuck tyson on february. Second of two thousand fifteen. You had mayor jonathan freud. His name of wisconsin. Well let's say. He got a little unwanted attention from jimmy. The groundhog as jimmy chuck tyson. The groundhog bit. The mayor's left ear. that left a mark. Yeah apparently The mayor leaned in to hear jimmy's prediction and got a little nibble instead. Now at first the mayor said there would be an early spring that he was mistaken. I hear too well as jimmy took a chunk out of his ear. Jimmy actually as did punxsutawney phil. This morning predicted six more weeks of winter february. Second two thousand nine. Staten island chuck. Well he bit then mayor michael bloomberg the bite happened just before chuck made his prediction as the mayor reached into the groundhogs cottage. The groundhog has palatial digs and tried to coax him out with some of his favorite sa k s.'s. Can't say i can't say the word because well my little Rudy is sleeping until he hears that word and then he would allow can get very demanding. Apparently chuck's handler swertz said about bloombert's struggle with the rodent while they were trying to lure him out with corn but i guess he was having none of it and then there was twenty sixteen. You had ed the groundhog from turtle back zoo in west orange new jersey. Apparently this large and go up the overslept. And he missed the ceremony. So otis otis. The hedgehog had to fill in apparently the warm weather change to ed's hibernation pattern which caused him to oversleep this according to county officials. So happy groundhog day. Twenty twenty one to which you say. How can you tell. Yeah i hear you. Twenty twenty Groundhog day every day seemingly. So again my suggestion to you this morning. Take it or leave it Why not just flip the script a little bit. Maybe do something a little bit different today. Albeit suggestion is yeah. You want to make sure that you do it
Chicago gun violence could be related to relax gun laws in Indiana
"I'm observing this firsthand through people that have contacted me. And Are currently and I can't talk about any specific cases, obviously or specific investigations, but Folks are being investigated by the F. I just say this generically. And there's a very specific reason and this has been building for some time, and I think several people out there who are gunowners and who regularly Buy and sell guns. Should perhaps be concerned, and I'm not a fear monger. I'm not waving my hands. I'm not saying the sky is falling, but I want everybody to have a heads up about an issue that's very riel. And I've seen it without any question personally, through active investigations were going on and again, I can't share anything about actual active investigations. That my clients may be involved in. But this is a real issue, and I think it makes a lot of sense to make sure people understand what's going on. So you know, Indiana in general and to some degree Indianapolis along with him and and Gary have been getting blamed for Chicago's crime problems for some time. Go on. We're backto President Obama. I mean, he had a town hall where he said, Well, the only reason we have a crime problem in Chicago. It was because of all the lacks good laws in Indiana. And the current mayor of Chicago, Lightfoot. She said Just recently. Last year, her less has come out and said, Oh, yeah, well, we don't have a violence problem in Chicago. We have a problem because of all the lax gun laws and Indiana people go to Indiana and buy guns and bring them back to Chicago. And that's the only reason we have all these murders. And we have all this quote unquote gun violence. I think the term gun violence is stupid. By the way, we don't say knife violence. Or fist violence. Um Or bomb violence. We just say violence, but suddenly it has to do a second Amendment rights. And, of course, we have to demonize the weapon. But what you hear over and over from these folks who clearly want to demonize firearms, and they want to demonize us who exercise our second Amendment rights you hear over and over well, Chicago's Crime problem and gun violence problem. Um Isn't really Chicago's fault. It's Indiana's And that To me is goofy for a couple of reasons. One isthe That The implication that Indiana's quote lax gun laws, unquote. Are the cause of Are at fault for Chicago's crime problem. Is a way for people who proposed gun control. To avoid The argument back from us of Hey, wait a minute, Illinois and Chicago in particular. They have they have Every gun control law, Any gun control proponent could ever want anything that Shannon wants and moms demand action, or Michael Bloomberg. Or Former representative Giffords any of these folks who are out there, fighting left and right. Tooth and nail every day. Strip us of our gun rights. They've got everyone. Of those restrictions and those gun control laws in Illinois. So a lot of us point to Chicago in particular and say, Obviously, gun control doesn't work because every law That any gun control proponent could ever want. Their entire wishlist was already on the books. Innit, Illinois and in Chicago. And if people are still killing each other at an incredible rate, and they get what 50 shootings in a weekend in 8 to 10 murders a day Obviously, gun control doesn't work. And those folks who like their gun control laws and want to voice their gun control laws on the rest of us. Hey. Us having the ability to point to Chicago and say, Ah ha done. Control doesn't work. So what do they do? They said, Well, no, It's not our fault. Our gun control works for Illinois residents. Is you people there in Indiana who have such lax gun laws. And people come to Indiana by guns and bringing back Chicago. That also implies by the way that if they're blaming Indiana's so called wax gun laws, the people must be coming. To Indiana and buying guns in a way that's legal right? Because our blacks gun laws allow it to happen. So people must be doing something that's actually legal by buying guns in Indiana because our lax laws allow it. That's how the argument goes. So that if we just toughen up our laws in Indiana By implication. Then they wouldn't have a CZ much crime in Chicago.
Floridians With Felony Convictions Must Pay Fines Before They Can Vote
"Legislature appears to be succeeding in its drive to prevent people with felony convictions from voting. The people of Florida voted otherwise. Two years ago by an overwhelming margin, Floridians overturned the state's lifelong ban on voting for most people who were convicted of felonies and ER done serving time. Then Florida lawmakers stepped in. The legislators barred people with felony convictions from voting if they still owe outstanding fines. Danny Rivero of W. LRN reports on the result. The big promise when voters passed a ballot initiative in 2018 was that more than a million Floridians would get the right to vote back, but after the state connected voting with making payments Less than 10,000 ex felons are expected to vote in November, according to research from Georgetown Law Center. That's because the majority of people can't afford to pay what they owe. Even if a tiny percent of them can have paid all my thighs. I have paid my debt to society. And now maybe Sean Jones came out of Florida State prison six years ago when she was serving time for drug charges. When I met her in August, she was marching to the polls in Miami to vote in Florida's primary election. Today. Jones is a social worker now. And for the occasion, she's wearing a homemade black and pink shirt that celebrates how far she's made it. So my short says she's then reform have DC number, which is day County corrections, and I have my voter's registration number checked, so No longer a felon and my eyes. I'm not a few Florida counties have come up with programs that allow judges to modify someone sentenced to allow them to vote even if money is still open. In the program's first launched there was a lot of promise that they could help people register to vote. Democratic State Senator Jason Pizzo helped create one of these programs in Miami Dade County a year ago. He says. The biggest problem with the program is that so few people have used it less than 100. People of their cases have been modified in the largest county in Florida and the third largest, Pizzo says there's more pro bono attorneys that have offered to help with cases than people who have called for help. Is it apathy or is it beating down people and Basically digging and feel so disheartened and disenchanted with a system that I give up. You know, I just give up. I won't engage. I don't know. A fund to help would be voters was created last year and has raised million so far. But even those charitable contributions are facing pushback from the state. After billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced he would help donate nearly $20 million for the effort. Florida's attorney General Ashley Booty, asked the FBI and state police to investigate in the letter, She cited laws against election bribery. It's hard not seeing this as a bit of voter intimidation. Daniel Length, is an attorney with the campaign legal center. She represented plaintiffs in the federal court case. And she says Florida is trying to scare people away from accepting help for paying off their fines and fees. There is no criminal investigation to be had here. The law is about paying people to vote or paying people in order to induce them to vote. Instead, the generosity of fellow citizens is allowing individuals to become eligible to vote. Most of us don't have to pay to become eligible to vote. But unfortunately, these folks dio Betty Riddle was a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit, and now she's scrambling to come up with the money. She needs to be able to vote in November. It doesn't make that frustrates free meat is unbelievable What these people will go through to stop from bone. I mean, you you want we got okay, Riddle says Despite all the legal rulings, she's going to keep trying to get her voting rights back even if it takes until the next presidential election. For NPR news. I'm Danny Rivero in Miami.
Floridians With Felony Convictions Must Pay Fines Before They Can Vote
"Dot com slash NPR to learn more. Florida's Republican legislature is largely succeeding in its drive to prevent people with felony convictions from voting the people of Florida voted otherwise two years ago by an overwhelming margin Floridians overturned the state's lifelong ban on voting for people convicted of crimes. Then Florida lawmakers stepped in the legislators barred people from voting if they still owe outstanding fines, which most can't afford to pay Danny Rivera of member station, wwl R. N. reports on the result. The Big promise when voters passed a ballot initiative in two thousand eighteen was that more than a million Floridians would get the right to vote back. But after the stay connected voting with making payments, less than ten thousand ex-felons are expected to vote in November according to research from Georgetown? Law. Center. That's because the majority of people can't afford to pay what they owe. Even if a tiny percent of them can have paid all my fines. I have pay my dentist society. And now, maybe Bolt Sean came out of Florida State. Prison six years ago where she was serving time for drug charges. But when I met her in August, she was marching to the polls in Miami to vote in Florida's primary election. Jones a social worker. Now for the occasion, she's wearing a homemade black and pink shirt that celebrates how far she's made it. So my shirt says she's been reform. DC number, which is day county corrections crossed out. And I have my voter registration number checked So no longer a felon and my is not a few Florida counties have come up with programs that allow judges to modify someone sentenced to allow them to vote. Even if money is still out when the programs I lost, there was a lot of promise that they could help people registered to vote. Democratic. State Senator Jason Pizzo helped create one of these programs in Miami Dade. County a year ago and he says the biggest problem with the program is that so few people have used it less than one hundred people out of their cases modified in the largest county in Florida in the third largest country pizzo says there's more pro Bono attorneys that have offered to help with cases. Then people who have called for help is it apathy or is it beating down people and basically Nagin and feel so disheartened and disenchanted with system like I give up Give up I don't WANNA gauge. I don't a fun to help would be voters was created last year and has raised million so far. But even those charitable contributions are facing pushback from the state after billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced he would help donate nearly twenty million dollars for the effort. Florida's Attorney General Ashley. Moody. Asked the FBI in State police to investigate and the letter she cited laws against election bribery. Not See this as a bit of voter intimidation. Then you link is an attorney with the campaign legal center. She represented plaintiffs in the Federal Court case, and she says, Florida's trying to scare people away from accepting help for paying off their fines and fees. Air is no criminal investigation to be had here. The law is about paying people to vote or paying people. In order to induce them to vote instead the generosity of fellow citizens is allowing individuals to become eligible to vote Most of us don't have to pay to become eligible to vote unfortunately these folks do, but he riddle was a plaintiff in the federal lawsuit, and now she's scrambling to come up with the money she needs to be able to vote in November government. Fustrates me I mean unbelievable what these people will go through to stop
Trump tells Pennsylvania town hall participants that he 'up played' severity of coronavirus
"At this hour. The ABC. News. townhall underway president trump and George Stephanopoulos the president taking questions directly from uncommitted voters. No questions off limits and it comes amid pandemic as the US. Now, near two hundred, thousand American lives lost forty nine days until the election and our chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl from Philadelphia tonight. Tonight President Trump is taking questions from uncommitted and socially distant voters at our ABC News Town. Hall. Meeting in Philadelphia topic a the corona virus student a Johnny Powell asked him this question it. They will have it's the president's responsibility to protect. America, why would you downplay a pandemic? That is not disproportionately harm low income families minority communities. Well I didn't downplay it I actually in many ways I played in terms of action. My accent was very strong. Necklace what I did was a with China I put a ban on with Europe I, put a ban on and we would have lost thousands of more people had not put the ban on. So that was called action not with the mouth, but in actual fact. We did a very, very good job when we put that ban on whether you call the talent or luck, it was very important. So we saved a lot of lives when we did that there were holes in the ban in the European bandon come for another month while they were Americans the holes in where if you have somebody in China, that's an American citizen we had to let him in president is campaigning as if the pandemic is a thing of the past summoning large crowds of supporters packed shoulder to shoulder most not wearing masks in an interview in Nevada he said he wasn't personally worried about getting corona virus but didn't say anything about the threat to his supporters. Getting. Concerned. More, concerned about slow. I'm. Staged far away. Another Joe Biden is back on the campaign trail to very different way today holding a roundtable with veterans in high school. Gymnasium in Tampa Florida participants sitting at least six feet apart biden slammed the president for not being upfront with the American people about the virus false promises. Not, leveling without tough things are going to be. The American people never been able never failed to step up to what had to be done had to be done. But that's not happening. And Biden the president over the report in the Atlantic denied by the White House that he called war heroes, suckers, and losers nowhere ours false more glaring more offensive to me at least. When it comes to his Denigration of our service members, veterans wounded warriors falling. Florida may be the closest and most important battleground of all Michael Bloomberg is spending one hundred million dollars to help Joe Biden in Florida and Donald Trump knows this is a must win state. The trump campaign has spent more in Florida David than any other state.
Michael Bloomberg pledges $100 million to help Biden in Florida
"Former mayor is gearing up to spend big bucks to help Joe Biden win Florida The Washington Post reports Michael Bloomberg is planning to kick in at least $100 million to boost the Democratic presidential hopefuls campaign in the Sunshine State. The decision comes after reports that President Trump is considering a similar move in a state that may be key to his reelection. Bloomberg spent an estimated $900 million on his own failed bid for the White House earlier this year,
Bloomberg commits to spend $100 million to help Biden in Florida
"New York City's former mayor is gearing up to spend big bucks to help Joe Biden win Florida The Washington Post reports. Michael Bloomberg is planning the kick in at least $100 million to boost the Democratic presidential hopefuls campaign in the Sunshine State,
Michael Bloomberg pledges $100 million to help Biden in Florida
"Michael Bloomberg, who spent a billion dollars of his own money on a failed bid for president says he will spend $100 million in Florida to make President Trump's bid for reelection fail. The former mayor of New York, says he wants to let Joe Biden's campaign focused. More resource is on other battleground states. Florida's 29 electoral votes could decide the election
Bloomberg commits to spend $100 million to help Biden in Florida
"Tuesday for the first time since becoming the Democratic nominee for president. Also coming to the states soon. $100 million from former rival Michael Bloomberg to help Biden beat Didn't trump in the state. The president campaigned in Jupiter last week with Florida's news.
Bloomberg spending at least $100M in Florida to beat Trump: report
"Presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is committing $100 million to help Joe Biden win the state of Florida. NPR's Mara Lesson reports. It's a strategic calculation. Bloomberg's investment is a potential game changer in Florida, a swing state with very expensive media markets. The trumpet needs TTO win if he is to reach 270 electoral votes. Haydn, on the other hand, has several routes to 2 70. Without winning Florida. Bloomberg's big investment would force Trump to spend more time and money in Florida and allow the Biden campaign to focus. Its resource is on other states. Right now. Florida is considered a toss up with neither candidate showing much of a lead in the polls. Bloomberg spent about a billion dollars on his own unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination, and during the primaries, he promised to spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump. Mara Liasson NPR news To Los Angeles County sheriff's
Democratic convention: Biden poised to accept nomination
"Will formally accept the Democratic nomination for president and Deliver his pitch for Americans to vote Trump out of office. Joe Biden will take the virtual centre stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight from his home state of Delaware. After attacking President Trump on numerous fronts. Fighting is expected to make his strongest case yet for why Americans should cross partisan and ideological divides to vote for him. Tonight's lineup will also feature Senator Cory Booker and former mayors Pete Buddha Judge and Michael Bloomberg. Biden's running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris accepted the vice presidential nomination on Wednesday. In her speech, he laid out the vision of America that she was raised with and compared it with the country under President Trump. Harris described the nation as a beloved community. Where all are welcome. Windsor Johnston. NPR news US stocks air trading higher with the Dow up
Major US Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam
"Of prominent Twitter accounts have been hacked. As part of a crypto currency scam, a message said. I am doubling all payments made to my Bitcoin address for the next 30 minutes. That message was hacked into a number of Twitter accounts, including Barack Obama and Joe Biden, Multibillionaires, Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Michael Bloomberg, as well as Kanye West. The cause of the breach was not immediately clear. But the scale and the scope of the problem suggested that it was not limited to a single account or service.
Political advertising during COVID-19 is the calm before the storm
"The Kobe. Nineteen pandemic has decimated digital advertising. But that may actually be good. I political campaigns online is way cheaper right now and that makes it easier for candidates to get in front of voters many of whom are a captive audience. While working from home that could give a boost to independent candidates but it could also mean that online ads are way more accessible to bad actors looking to spread misinformation for right. Now though according to marketplace's Kimberly Adams our political reporter in Washington. No one's really running any ads at all. It is usual at this time in a campaign for political ads to kind of drop off but almost no one has been running any ads. Everyone's worried that because all anyone wants to consume online is either things that make you happy or things related to Co vid. There's not really much return on investment. Even if you do take advantage of these cheaper ad prices to run a political ad. Who does that end up benefiting if anybody in the short term? I mean it sounds like that could be a big boost to incumbents absolutely because fundraising is so hard in this environment. Anybody who's trying to sort of get into a race or maybe relatively unknown or is God. Help them trying to get in media attention environment. This makes it really really challenging so their campaigns and even advocacy groups that maybe wanted to do a ballot initiative are having to balance out whether or not they want to take advantage of these cheap digital ad prices or if they want to just wait and hope that things open back up again and then maybe try to run ads later. That said I was speaking with Tim. Lamb of limb consulting services. He's a works with a lot of Democratic candidates in groups here in DC and he was saying well if there ends up being a second wave of infections as many are predicting in the fall. That's sort of at the peak of when you would have those ads. So what do we do then But even though candidates might not be buying a lot of digital advertising right now for the moment is in digital kind of the only game in town right and in many ways. The lockdown is freeing up more resources for these campaigns to spend on digital and so instead they're investing that money in digital outreach whether that be online phone banking or doing polls because people are stuck at home and they're going to answer the phone or developing new digital ads and working on their targeting strategies. So that money is going to be spent. It just won't be spent in the ways that it usually is right and so we may find that what we end up with is a supernatural campaign right if you got tired of seeing political ads during the primary if this really gets going and there is an opening for political advertising. It's GonNa be a lot and then there is also this question of digital advertising and its effect on misinformation and so. I wonder if it's cheaper. A lot of people are online consuming information. Does that make us more susceptible to messaging meant to polarize us? Does it make disinformation that much more accessible to parties? Who would want to do harm in any case if you make it cheaper for bad actors to get their message in front of people of course it increases the risk that that misinformation is going to spread further and faster and I think that's why you're seeing sort of an increase crackdown by these social media sites and People who are really active in this area about consumer awareness of this issue and so as we get further along into the campaign you can absolutely imagine that people are going to exploit the strain that all of these systems are under to get messages out there that are either untrue or at least stretching the truth quite a bit. That's marketplace's Kimberly Adams in Washington. Dc Forbes has a piece this week noting that this had already been kind of strange year for political advertising since the winter saw huge amounts of spending especially by Michael Bloomberg so between the pandemic and expected spring drop spending overall not just online peaked at twenty one point five million dollars a week just before Super Tuesday and then dropped to around five million dollars a week by the end of April. You can find a link to that story at our website. Marketplace Tech Dot
Federal judge rules New York must hold June primary canceled over coronavirus risks
"Race Andrew Yang strikes again well there's an old timey name you haven't heard the inter Yang yeah no Yang is a disruptive force in the Democratic Party at least this week he is because remember New York state and its board of elections had canceled their democratic primary for June twenty third and said not we're not gonna have it anymore we've got Joe Biden don't worry about it and for the health and safety of our people are not gonna have this and that was widely seen as something of a coup attempt because Bernie Sanders made it really clear when he quote endorsed Joe Biden but he still wants his own voters to vote for him even though he's out of the race another reason for that is because he wants to crude delegate delegate strength by the time he shows up at the convention whatever form that takes but the democratic convention if he's gotten a lot of delegates behind him he can use that to advance the more socialist elements of the democratic platform that he's interested in seeing and then that's why Bernie was doing that so in New York it was believed that this was an effort to basically say never out we're not going to participate in this game we're just gonna try to get as many delegates as we can over to Joe Biden and Bernie you can go home but what ended up happening yesterday thank Dan thanks Dan regarding a lawsuit he filed he's a federal judge ruled that New York must go forward with its presidential primary the judge U. S. district judge Anil Lisa Torah's of Manhattan made the ruling yesterday evening that they will hold the primary in June and that tore as ruled in favor of Yang and the lawsuit as it was filed by young's office and the young lawyers said this quote this unprecedented and unwarranted move infringes the rights of plaintiffs and all New York state Democratic Party voters of which are estimated to be more than six million as it is fundamentally denies them the right to choose our next candidate for the office of president of the United States the court agreeing there and saying that this that the removing that Alexion merry was unconstitutional interesting that inter Yang we get involved in this the old Yang gang has not broken up they got the gang back together looks like that's right interesting I guess he's a he's a Bernie bro now I guess he's making it known that he is part of the resistance within the Democratic Party with this little move either that or he just likes getting votes you know he's like he still has his name on the ballot again alongside a bunch of other people you realize this you about this June twenty third ballot will include Yang Sanders Warren and Michael Bennett Amy Klobuchar Tulsi Gabbard Michael Bloomberg digest of all Patrick Tom's tire all their names are gonna show up on that ballot in New York in June and that every I released a statement yesterday said quote I'm glad that a federal judge agreed that depriving millions of new Yorkers of the right to vote was wrong I hope the New York board of elections takes from this ruling a new found appreciation of their role in safeguarding our
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"Donald Trump and then the document goes on to point out the alleged weakness in each of Bloomberg's moderate competitors before concluding if Biden Buddha judge enclosure remain in the race despite having to actually get the delegates on Super Tuesday and beyond they repel sanders seemingly to. It's literally just like saying that. He's there's no way that is so yeah stop Sanders Campaign Stop Sater's campaign but also is like. Hey I'm going to insult all of you. Yeah as it. I'm the front runner actually and insult everybody. Yeah four idle mind is before This is on February seventeenth. So yeah. It's it's embarrassing disgusting and Very trumpian weird. It's the contrast between 'cause we've also seen so much Bernie's so such a trump guy is very trump like trump like behavior when Bloomberg behavior like wanting to give everyone healthcare. Yeah disgusting Trumpian stuff and Bloomberg is to a T. What they're saying that sanders is that is such trumpian thing to do just like jump in insert like all that kind of stuff. The big difference between them is that Donald trump is very comfortable Slightly messaging to a growing network of heavily armed militias around the country To protect himself whereas Michael Bloomberg prefers to heavily armed police in private security companies in order to protect himself in his assets and huge differences between those two things and their impact on regular people gossip differences. You've you're very clearly laid out the differences That I now It's It's really something he is. Also just this is a very Very silly criticism but he's coming to this race to basically say like Bernie's dangerous. He can't win against trump despite evidence that he can. It's my it's my campaign to win now and also the Bernie Bros. Are just like the mega folks. He's really really leaned. Hard on every single talking point that never trump republicans have been planting the seeds for free It's very telling. I think in that. He is showed up. And it's like that thing that thing all the never trumper set. It's that is my campaign his billboard. I mean trump eats bad steak. I eat steak cooked well. I'm a good billionaire it's disgusting but WHO's a better. I mean it cody. Yeah I'm on. Yeah who can? We trust more for advice on democratic politics that a bunch of guys who never voted for a Democrat until the choice was between a Democrat and liberal fascist. Those seem like trustworthy people also. His ads are fucking horrible. Yes they are. We have said that yet and I just think it's really necessary to point out. There's one where there's like a boxing. Ring horrible yeah. It's embarrassing. It's half a billion dollars on this stuff And then you see a lot of people like wow Bloomberg going after trump. This is what we need. We will go after trump when there's a nominee like this is a waste of time. It's not what we've all been going after trump for almost four years now and it didn't stop him from doing anything he's gotten to do things and people making fun of him. Yelling at him didn't do anything. Maybe we should offer something that will mobilize them and energize them as an alternative to trump as opposed to saying vote for me. I'm like trump but I'm less rude. That's what he is. He's slightly less rude publicly little more lately and he's a little more competent. That's another thing about Bloomberg that is like Oh you're a little more competent and you're a little more civil on the surface so people will accept you more. You're more aesthetically acceptable. But they're the same kind of person. There's a reason there's so many of them playing golf together. Don't forget about that beautiful song. He sang at that charity event. Oh Yeah also I love it He came out with a look at all the vandalism to the Bernie Browser doing to our offices first of all I questioned whether or not it's accurate at all. But so many of those pictures were of posters left outside and it's being presented as this vandalism and it's again it's just all these sort of right wing. Talking points did bubbled to the surface. That people booed edge of latched onto now. The Bloomberg came. Even though I'm Jay dropped out today so good for him. I'm so it's a good time to be un-american it is we've made and it's good to be an American because of Michael Fitzgerald Scott Thomas Summary Digit Hall Elizabeth Bloomberg. I I want to note that our sponsor today Michael Bloomberg's official stance on the JFK assassination. Is that whether or not Bernie did it. It's not a big deal. Oh Yeah no forgiven. Yeah accepted for now. Given water under the bridge Mirny water the bank you for taking the most progressive stance on Bernard Sanders is assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Michael Bloomberg unbelievable thing probably put in the end there. Wait one more. I will say Right before Super Tuesday so we'll see I think it's interesting that Bloomberg thinks he's stopping. Burn when actually siphoning off a lot of support for Joe Biden and the only person that is the real alternative debris literally running the same exact ads Biden with like. Oh Look Obama's my friend it's interesting It'll be interesting to see how that plays out When people are finally able to vote for Bloomberg? Yeah hasn't got a single yet. Well well okay that about. Does it for us today? thank you so much for listening. You can check us out online at worst year pod on the twitter and instagram merchants stuff And you can. You can also find us on your phone by texting Mike Bloomberg to any number and any number at all you just start. 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"michael bloomberg" Discussed on Worst Year Ever
"Into attendance of schools in those neighborhoods went down during stop and Frisk because they were Cheer dead terrified to go to school anyway. All sorts of other dumb shit happened. While he was mayor he cracked on Civil Liberties. Like protests under the guise of fighting terrorism. He tried to stop regulations on toxic chemicals and paint dust. I guess Oh yeah. And he got the New York City Council to approve changes to term limits laws which allowed bloomer to sink and win a third term. People were not happy about this but it's hard to say no to Bloomberg especially at that time you know. His vast wealth gave him enormous power in the city. He was a huge donor to charities and different organizations. He basically bought their loyalty and so it was hard for people to speak out against him and to gain traction and all that so I guess maybe that's that's where the similarities end. That's that's it. That's what I got a section. Yeah I mean even just the stop and Frisk stuff should be disqualifying that quote the mindset behind it. They kind of addressed this at the at the one of the debates but like he apologized ultimately for what the policy did not what it is. He has yet to acknowledge like. Oh yeah maybe it was a bad idea. Maybe the thinking behind it is actually very bad and you know. He claims that he didn't understand how bad it was at the time but that's not true. People were protesting. He knew exactly what was also says that he I you know I rolled it back. I ended up rolling it back. Well they made you. Yeah did they remain on constitutional got to roll it back after massive out they stop you and Frisk and they found out. Oh no he's got a bad policy. I WanNa roll some things by you. I want to say a little thing about guns and this is something. That particularly frustrates me with Bloomberg. I understand that I am not on the same page as a lot of Democrats When it comes to firearms and I try not to make that a huge portion of the show or anything because like people can WanNa even ban assault weapons which I don't personally agree with and it's not. I don't think that they're bad people or dumb for wanting that I just happen to disagree but it pisses me off when a guy like Mike. Bloomberg says a lot of the things he says about guns for one thing. He has bragged a lot about the fact. That New Yorkers much safer now on gun control policies and I have some serious doubts as to how much of a factor they played primarily due to the fact that the kinds of firearms that are used in crimes in New York are We're not the kind of assault weapons that we're currently talking about the usually like five and six shot revolvers but outside of that. What frustrates me about Michael Bloomberg. Talking about his desire for more gun control. Is that Michael Bloomberg for the vast majority of his life. His hired a coterie of bodyguards. Armed with the kind of weapons. These is not believe should be legal for other people too possess and it is frustrating to me when a private billionaire hires what amounts to a private military force with assault weapons with semiautomatic handguns with concealed handgun. Licenses that normal New Yorkers cannot get but his special bodyguards can because he's the mayor and because he can or because he he has the wealth and connections to make that happen. It's normally impossible to get a concealed handgun license in the city of New York Very rich people in their bodyguards somehow wind up getting the few that are issued and that is i. I don't find it frustrating when someone like Elizabeth. Warren WANTS TO INSTITUTE TO ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN. It's something I might disagree with but I think it's genuinely held point. I think with a guy like Mike Bloomberg. He doesn't want there to be less guns because he's worried about gun crime. He wants to have access to those weapons for the people that protect him in his money and he doesn't want anyone else to have them and that does frustrate me. Yeah what do you do? You WanNa share a few things. Just a few things We we've gone through his life and Times career things and we've gotten to the point where he decided to run for president so we will briefly talk about on the show before And just how his campaign is operating? One interesting thing is that he announced He wasn't going to run for president and then he did about a month after Jeff epsteen throwing that in their last year. Bloomberg had him killed. I'm not saying anything about my great friend. Michael Bloomberg who We greatly He is actually said that he wouldn't run for president and he didn't think he would win. I believe as early as last year. He said that he would have to change his views if he were to run. He said you've got chain if he would run as a Democrat. You have to change all of his views and go on an apology tour. Which we're not really seeing. We're not really seeing that apology tour. Mike actually defending everything you've said and just saying like it was jokes and I find that interesting. I find it interesting that a few years ago. He said on stage in front of cameras for people to hear that Bernie Sanders would've won during the two thousand sixteen election and this sort of brings me to the main point which is that he is actually not running to become the president. He's at this point. I spent more than half a billion dollars of his own money on this He has pledged that he would give a about. A billion dollars to whoever is the Democratic nominee He has rescinded. That offer. Bernie Sanders for some reason interested. It is interesting isn't it? I get taxed. Yeah so that is what is going on here. It seems because he doesn't really have a path to the nomination. He's actually currently speaking with super delegates and a lot of the DNC to try to Gain a brokered convention that that is his path to victory. It seems and I think it's telling what he's doing when he jumped into the race Nobody voted for him yet yet. He still thinks he is the one to do it. He has arrived in the election. Claiming not only is he the only person that can beat Donald Trump but the race is now between himself and Bernie Sanders Despite getting no votes no votes Mike. None and also like yeah. Let's let's just pretend Joe Biden doesn't exist. Warren doesn't exist. These people who have delegates the audacity of coming in and saying it's between me and Bernie. I'm the only one and I find it interesting. Gase of coming in at all all. How dare you make me stand up? Joe By unbelievable I refuse but I will be has Bloomberg's here now unbelievable. He's been running. Yeah I think it's very telling all these things that have happened that led him to running And how he's definitely not going to get the nomination. He's just here to mess things up because his pitch is very empty his pitch is that he's independently wealthy which I would argue. Actually disenfranchises people donations like these donations. To campaigns is like one of the very few ways that people can actually exercise their political power and show their support for a candidate and by removing that he is removing democracy. A bit by saying I'll just fund the whole thing and he's also saying that the only thing that matters is defeating Donald Trump. That's the thing and I'm not saying that's not important but by saying that. He is excusing himself from actually having a platform. If you say the debate stage the only thing he's talking about is trump is the only thing that makes him just draws the parallel that he's so much like trump. Yes it's so obvious. And never trumpers really drool over this sort of approach because they think that like well. Why aren't they going after trump? Well it's easy to go after trump and it's the primary come on so he's offering nothing and also he's framing this as though trump is actually terrified of going up against me citing. There's no evidence for this. It's actually much more evidence. That trump is actually scared of going up against Bernie Sanders. But it's just sort of like this weird lie after lie after lie saying like I'm running for this and this and this and here's what here's the situation it's mere Bernie folks and it's so transparent what he is actually doing and what his goal is. And it's actually disgusting. How much money his of his own that? He's pouring into this in order to steal an election. I mean from people cody think about it this way. I think you're over emphasizing. How much he spent it he could with the money he spent running for president he could barely have fixed flint. Michigan's water problems nine or ten times barely nine times probably could have covered this homeless peoples rented the homeless shelter. Just throwing that out there and start doing it for one early for all of them. Yeah to this sort of point of why he's actually running Not to be president Which if he won he would be a bad. President can all agree. But he's not running to be present. He's doing it to stop people. In a closed-door event in June Twenty Sixteen Mike Bloomberg said that his presidential campaign platform would be to defend the banks jokes about joining us personal enemies. Something that. But that's the that's the last similarity between him and that's the last one. He also called progressive movement and it was just worn specifically scary. Jesus the writing on the wall for what he's doing. It was very obvious without this audio but I think that speaks exactly to what's going on. I know I'm coming across the heavily armed lunatic of the podcast which I am but when you've got a billionaire talking about the progressive movement to fix horrific wealth inequality and provide healthcare to people as scary and also trying to take away those people's guns while arming a private militia essentially of his own to protect his own body and property. I don't I don't like that cody and like that. I don't see the problem but then again I wasn't listening to anything you said so I probably agree with what you said. I'm just going to cash my Mike Bloomberg. Check to buy something he doesn't think I should. Yes absolutely no. Yeah it's it's Gross that he's able to do this and more people aren't Disgusted openly disgusted about it. I limited to it earlier. But it's very interesting watching who gets on the Bloomberg train And it's like it's like a train. Yeah it's like that that chemical you put in pools to see if there's urine in the pool like Mike Honor you know. There's like a chemical you can pools just to see. I think. I think I named it right. Did you say gonorrhea? Yeah that's what you put in swimming pools so that it claims them makes the P. I think you gotta you gotTa Get Pool Guy Man. I'm sorry I mean a lot of people have been saying that screaming that really a lot of people are screaming that you shouting that angrily new guy. Yeah but yeah. The Bloomberg is the the P. Chemical Pools. I think in terms of like pundits gonorrhea for pool exactly Bloomberg gonorrhea from rules a statement endorsed financially by Mike Bloomberg Sophie's Sophie's rolling in here with some motherfucking research like a Goddamn champion Anaconda Cobra tossed into Sophie. That was unnecessary. I think as people probably know about this already but because it was hinted at during the debates but Bloomberg's campaign actually sent an internal memo to all the other candidates running for president telling them to stop running for president so that he could win because there is no way standards could.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"Ordered <SpeakerChange> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Music> <Speech_Music_Female> Does <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> the mayor's <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> apology <Speech_Female> for you? <Speech_Female> As the person who has <Speech_Male> butting <Speech_Female> heads for so long <Silence> <Music> <Advertisement> does it <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> doesn't <Speech_Female> make any difference <Speech_Male> given the <Silence> racism of <Speech_Female> the <Speech_Female> policy <SpeakerChange> as <Silence> it was implemented. <Speech_Male> Doesn't <Silence> make any difference <Speech_Male> that he <Speech_Male> he's apologized <Silence> for <Speech_Male> it. <Speech_Male> I mean it doesn't <Speech_Male> take away the harm <Speech_Male> that was caused <Speech_Male> for sure and <Speech_Male> you know the generation <Speech_Male> of young man. I mean <Speech_Male> they`re. I've spoken <Speech_Male> to so many <Speech_Male> kids who are no high <Speech_Male> school age. Early College <Speech_Male> you. They've just grown <Speech_Male> up in New York City and <Speech_Male> that's all they've known <Speech_Male> because you know they were <Speech_Male> born and <Speech_Male> came of age during <Speech_Male> the Bloomberg era <Speech_Male> which lasted twelve <Speech_Male> years. <Speech_Male> And so then when <Silence> you talk about well <Speech_Male> you know <Speech_Male> I think since <Speech_Male> de Blasio has come in <Speech_Male> the NYPD is tried <Speech_Male> deprioritize at <Speech_Male> least publicly. We're trying <Speech_Male> to rebuild these relationships <Speech_Male> with the <Speech_Male> communities that we've <Speech_Male> you know <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> and <Silence> and <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> treated unfairly. <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> That's very hard for <Speech_Male> them to do. Because you <Speech_Male> have. I think people <Speech_Male> who are like I <Speech_Male> for a <Speech_Male> decade or more. <Speech_Male> That's how I've <Speech_Male> experienced policing <Speech_Male> it's very hard for them <Silence> to police <Speech_Male> are now saying. Oh we're <Speech_Male> not going to do that anymore <Speech_Male> you know you're wearing <Speech_Male> the same uniform <Speech_Male> it's still says. Nypd <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> driving the same cars. <Speech_Male> I W- it's <Speech_Male> really hard for them to <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> believe <Speech_Male> that that <Speech_Male> that's not <SpeakerChange> going to be <Speech_Male> how they're treated anymore. <Music>
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
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Doria says one of the things you have to understand about. Stop and Frisk is that. It's a policing tactic. That's been around a long time. A Supreme Court ruling actually allows it under certain circumstances but data from NYPD shows the practice skyrocketed when Mayor Bloomberg came into office. It's something that has been around for a long time but I think what Michael Bloomberg and Ray Kelly did is. They turned it into really a one of their primary crime-fighting strategies. Ray Kelly the police chief. Yes so two thousand to Michael Bloomberg takes off as how did he work with Ray Kelly to change the way stop and Frisk was being implemented? I mean when he first came into office in two thousand to his first year in office the NYPD recorded about ninety two thousand stop question and Frisk encounters for that year by twenty eleven which is his ten th year in office. That number had ballooned to almost seven hundred thousand. So that's like a six hundred percent or more increase. Meanwhile crime in the city continues to go down. So why do we see this huge increase? Was there a need to it was there? Was there a crime spike? Absolutely not along with that. What you see Ray. Kelly and his senior leadership of the Department doing is they are really putting out a message from the top. Stop Question. Frisk needs to be a primary crimefighting strategy that our officers need to us. They said that in writing they told their supervisors when you are evaluating your officers performance to decide on things like promotion and better assignments one of the criteria. You need to use to assess them as how many stops are they doing? How many tickets are they writing? So the more stop-and-frisk. You're doing as a cop. More Gold Stars. You get exactly in the better. The better evaluations. You get and conversely. If you're not doing them you know. We talked to many police officers who came forward at at great risk to their own careers and testified in court about this. They were they were told. If you don't make the stops you know your life is not going to be good in this department. And you'RE NOT GONNA YOU'RE NOT GONNA get ahead and sure enough if you look at those officers performance evaluations for some years. They're supervisors or saying he's not doing enough stops. What was stop and Frisk meant to stop? I hear people talk about guns. I hear people talk about drugs and here kind of inflation of the two. What was stop? And Frisk meant actually prevent. Well I mean what the NYPD said all along and Bloomberg Kelly said is that we're going to use it to get guns off the street and I think as we know looking at the data for now we have almost twenty years of data. They find a gun almost never when they stopped people You know at the time of the trial the data we have looked at over the preceding ten years. They had recovered a gun in about point one. Five percent of the stops that they conducted whiches doesn't sound very no So you know it clearly as a strategy for recovering illegal weapons. It was a miserable failure during his talks. About this tactic I could hear this disbelief in his voice that might be because he's been saying the same thing for so long. He and his colleagues at the Center for Constitutional Rights filed their first lawsuit against stop and Frisk back in two thousand eight. They weren't arguing against the practice at large. They were arguing against how is being implemented aggressively by targeting people of color so our plaintiff's original four plaintiffs were four black men of varying ages from different parts of New York City. We had Our lead lead plaintiff. David Floyd was at that time a twenty something year old black man who was a student at City College In Harlem. He lived in the Bronx. He had been himself stopped and frisked by officers in the Bronx on two occasions both times he was near his home in Park Chester. In the second time he was literally stopped putting keys into the door of his neighbor's apartment he lived in a you know a two family the basement floor. His neighbor had gotten locked out of the house. It's again middle of the day putting the keys into the door. Trying different things to try to get the right. One neighbor was standing next to him and the police came up on him they. They patted them down. They went through their pockets. Why did these men WANNA get involved in this lawsuit? Yes they they wanted to get involved in. They all told similar stories. They said we want to. We want this to stop happening to us and to our friends and loved ones because all of them you know not only where black men they lived in the neighborhoods where this was happening all the time South Bronx Harlem And I I will never forget. David Floyd testified the first day of the trial you know when he was asked how does it make you feel to get stopped like this and he said it really makes me feel like? I am not free to move around the city an audio recording that surface recently shows how Bloomberg thought about stop and Frisk back when he was still defending it. In two thousand fifteen. You've gotta get the guns out of the hands of the people that are getting killed. Bloomberg said the idea was send cops to minority neighborhoods and search. People grow true. Why why do we do it? Bloomberg asked because that's where all the crime is and that was actually his explanation twenty thirteen. That was ray. Kelly's explanation Back then and we had her testimony and during the trial in our case from Eric Adams who's now the borough president of Brooklyn but he's a former NYPD. Captain he was a state senator at the time and he testified that Ray. Kelly told him to his face. This exact same argument that Michael Bloomberg is as in Twenty fifteen that look we go to the high crime areas if we you know yes we do target black and Latino young man and you know obviously there are many problems with those statements and kind of constitution alarm bells. Go off for me but the other thing to note here. Is that if you look at the data and we had a Social Scientists at Columbia. Look at this. And he testified in court in our case he he kind of took the nypd their word and said okay. So you're saying you go to high crime areas. That's where you're cops go. And so since that's where they are because that's where the crime is then. Naturally they're gonNA stop people in those neighborhoods the most and who lives in those neighborhoods black and Latino kids. He looked at that. And he controlled for two things he controlled for crime and he control for officer deployment which is what. Bloomberg was talking about right. We send our cops to the high crime areas and what he found is even after you control for those two things. What is the single strongest predictor of who get stopped? And where stops happened race?.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on The Daily
"Today despite a late entry into the Democratic presidential rings Michael Bloomberg has surged in the polls and is winning key endorsements before he's even on the ballot Alex Burns on the hidden infrastructure of influence and persuasion behind Bloomberg's campaign and the dilemma that it poses for Democrats. It's Tuesday February eighteenth so Alex Valentine's Day Happy Valentine's Day. Thank you in honor of Valentine's Day. I want you to watch this. Alex read. What's being played on the screen. Okay says roses are red violets are blue. Your associates are criminals. What does that make you? America deserves better. Defeat trump and says paid for by Bloomberg Twenty Twenty Alex. What are we seeing here? Well we're seeing the kind of in your face. Taunting of the president's former associates who are in jail were about to go to jail people like Roger Stone and Paul manafort their faces surrounded by hearts and flowers and that all adds up to this crowd pleasing taunt directed at the president by this campaign. That has enough money to do anything. What kind of money are we talking about? We're talking about at least four hundred million dollars so far. Bats an astonishing sum of money for any campaign let alone a campaign has only existed for about three months and that four hundred million dollars has gone heavily into TV advertising a lot of digital advertising a lot of polling an enormous amount of staff that they say that they have over two thousand people on staff right. Now that's larger than most campaigns are in a general election and this is a primary campaign and it is only February right and our reporting is that Mike Bloomberg essentially directed his campaign to spend whatever it takes and is all that spending or well. It's gotten him pretty far in not a lot of time. He has gone from not a candidate to somewhere in the double digit range in the polls. He's either second or third and a lot of national polls depending on what time period exactly it was taken. He's caught up in some places to Joe Biden who is obviously had a bit of a rough patch recently and so if the theory of the Mike Bloomberg campaign was spend whatever it takes in the winter so that if Joe Biden takes a dive. You're the guy waiting I would say. That strategy has worked pretty well so far right and I'm reminded of the fact that it has worked without Mike. Everyone showing up on a debate stage which is normally how a candidate rises in the polls in some ways it might work because my number hasn't showed on the debate stage yet and I'm not just saying that to be sort of snarky that he has managed to create this idealized version of Michael Bloomberg. Anyone here the slogan Mike will get it done and broadcast to the country. Let me tell you what is as with these. Hundreds of millions of dollars in television ads as president. I'll offer common sense plans and I will get done. So let's stay on the offensive and let so this idea that Michael Bloomberg is trying to buy the Democratic primary or lease. Buy His way into it. It's not untrue. At this point no. His position in this race is totally inseparable from the amount of money that he has spent on his campaign. We had two people dive into this race at the eleventh hour was might Bloomberg with his four hundred million dollar campaign. The other ones Duval Patrick. The two-term governor of Massachusetts one of the few African American governors in American history. Mike Bloomberg is now somewhere in the mid teens in the polls divall. Patrick dropped out after the New Hampshire primary and in fact Mike Bloomberg who was not on the ballot in New Hampshire gotten more write in votes in that state than Duval. Patrick got as a candidate listed on the ballot. Wow it's the power of television advertising in a state that overlaps heavily with TV markets. That Michael Bloomberg is in all the time right but if you think. His spending in this campaign has been consequential. The picture is actually much broader and deeper than that he has been spending not hundreds of millions of dollars over months but billions of dollars for years to build a political and philanthropic empire for himself and a national profile and network of influence that we are now seeing applied in so many ways in this race and this. Alex is the investigation that you have been working on these last few weeks. That's right my colleague Nick Coalition. I have spent actually the last couple months combing through all the spending that Mike Bloomberg has done in the political arena and in philanthropy essentially over the course of his public career and trying to track where that money has gone and what kind of friends it has made for him. Mike Bloomberg is worth estimated around sixty billion dollars. It's a fortune built on a financial information and news company and he has used that money to advance a whole range of causes that he personally cares about as well as the politicians who he sees as strong leaders for those causes for well over a decade at this point those activities have accelerated dramatically since he left office as mayor which is two thousand thirteen right and what are some examples of the causes and the characters who received this money. He gives an enormous amount of money to causes like fighting climate. Change like advancing gun control policies and more recently like electing Democrats for the sake of electing Democrats And what's complicated about that? Well in the context of an election. What's complicated is that you have somebody who can make or break your cause or organization or campaign with his personal checkbook so one example at the end of September in two thousand eighteen emily's list the premiere pro choice. Women's Democratic Group in the country is hosting a major fundraising lunch in New York. Every announced speaker is a prominent democratic woman except for one is Mike Bloomberg shortly before the lunch and I am out in Seattle as Mike. Bloomberg is engaging in all kinds of public-minded activities and we do an interview and I asked him about the me too movement. He is somebody who is trying to position himself now nationally as a progressive tonight new questions about Michael Bloomberg and the company he founded that made him a billionaire but he himself has been accused of making all kinds of crude remarks to and about women. You have been accused in the past of making lewd and sexist comments and fostering a frat culture at your company that was uncomfortable for some female employees. Abc's actually spoken to several women who want to share their stories. But you won't release them from there and the as as Senator Warren put it. She was here last week. She said if your company has an enviable record. What you have to hide not don't have anything to hide. But we made legal agreements which both sides wanted to keep certain things from coming out. They have a right to do that. As a corporate leader he ran a company that has faced serious discrimination allegations. Did I ever tell a body joke? Sure did and do I regret it. Yes it's embarrassing but you know that's kind of body.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"All states and situations about a week before declaring himself a presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg. The billionaire former mayor of New York City showed up for Sunday services at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn Argue. Everyone in good morning. This is a ninety six thousand square foot mega church. The audience is mostly Black Bloomberg. Came here offering an apology. We did make mistakes. I made mistakes. I've never met anybody who hasn't made a mistake. The critical issue is whether you can admit it. This mistake happened when Bloomberg was mayor. That's many supported a policy that allowed police to question and search New Yorkers even when they were doing nothing wrong. The policy was called. Stop and Frisk. Our focus was on saving lives. The fact is far too. Many innocent people were being stopped while we tried to do that. And the overwhelming majority of them were black and Latino. That may have included. I'm sorry to say some of you here today. Interesting to watch. It was kind of like sorry. Not Sorry Yes yes. Dr Charney was part of a team of lawyers that spent five years suing the city of New York over. Stop and Frisk. He saw the speech and thought really. I mean it surprised me because everything I'd heard him say about stop and Frisk both when he was mayor and even in the first few years afterwards. Were the opposite of an apology. If you listen closely to Bloomberg as he talks about this policing policy you can hear him skating around what he's trying to say offering excuses about trying to keep New Yorkers safe and then admitting he came up short as mayor like here he is giving that same speech. The apology in fact no other city in America did what we did. We reduce murders by fifty percent reduced police shootings to historic lows. Reduce the number of people incarcerated by nearly forty percent..
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Returning to the breaking news during Gerald bars the declaration of independence from outside interference. He set to testify before the House. Judiciary Committee late next month. Those interview remarks we played for you. Early are bound to come out one way or another joining me now. A key member of that committee California Democrat or swallow. Well he's the author of the upcoming Book Endgame Inside the Impeachment of Donald J trump So congressman when when the Attorney General says the President Never has asked him to do anything regarding a specific case. Do you buy that or does the president even need to call him up when he's tweeting? I'll just say that. The president needs to learn from Michael Cohen. That there's kind of a code that the president has where you know intimate something or say you know it'd be really nice or it's so unfair. What's happening to Roger Stone? And then he's tweeting and so barked gets the message. What's what's so frustrating. Here is that the president could just pardon Roger Stone but instead he's chosen to show all of us that he's got others who will do his hits for him and he's injected this virus of corruption into department that's intentional. I think it's intentional. Yeah I think he wants to show that he can actually have the DOJ do his work because no matter what happens I think stones ultimately part right. I mean if he was so concerned he could just pardoned him right away. Right right this is more about. I think showing it's interesting. I mean the the idea that bar is saying you know the president's tweets make my job impossible. It doesn't seem light I mean do. Do you believe that this is really him? Pushing back because traditionally if that happens the you know the president would slam him or the White House would in this case the White House said. Oh you know. He's he's free to have his own opinions. I don't buy and also tell me the time where bill bar you know went to court and said you know what that young black man who is being over prosecuted for having cocaine on him. Disproportionately to white person's we're GONNA lower the recommendation on that. That's not happening. I mean this is only happening for the president's friend is not the first time they also have changed the recommendation former national security adviser. Michael Flynn there for a very long time. There have been prosecutions over overly zealous prosecutions of people for all manner of Very serious crimes or even For for not serious crimes and he has an intervene on. No he has an. It's because he's helping the President's friends and what's most concerning is that he's not only asking the presents not only suggesting that a friend should have their sentence reduced. He's also I think showing that if you're an enemy of mine I now have weaponized the Department of Justice and we could go after the not. Just help our friends but punish and maybe prisoner enemies bar is going to be appearing. Obviously before you're the judiciary committee which would you're on? What do you want to to hear from? Do you expect much to actually come of that independence of prosecutors as a pillar of democracy and I think we want to know if that pillar still stance? But he's going to I mean. Will he say it doesn't? I mean he's going to say it does so we're launching an investigation immediately into this case in in looking also at other so I think we're GonNa see what we can find. We're not helpless anymore. You know we won the majority. We have subpoena power and also we have these brave prosecutors. Who have resigned. And you know if if you're a prosecutor out there right now and you are fearful that the Department of Justice has been weaponized. I would hope that more people would come forward. That would assist us. Comes swallow appreciate my politics? Very much. the news continues one hundred. Chris for Cuomo prime-time Chris..
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Donald Trump had the white house in their sights. To New Yorkers. Were actually quite complimentary of each other publicly Brian. Todd has the story of why they're falling out predates either either run for the presidency. Look he's a lightweight. The way they talk about each other now you'd think they've been enemies for life. I am not afraid of Donald Trump but back in New York back in the day a different dynamic and I have to say you have been a great American. You really have is. That was in October. Two thousand thirteen then. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Donald Trump lavish praise on each other after trump helped Bloomberg convert a trash dump in the Bronx into a high end golf. Course but if there's anybody that exchange this city it is donald trump really has an amazing thing and this is another part of it Donald. Thank you for your analysts. Say That partnership actually could have been the genesis of their falling out because in two thousand sixteen interview with Wolf. Blitzer trump took all the credit for the project. I took over got knocked up in one year and now it's a tremendous success. Michael asked me if I'd get involved in it. Luke thought that was an exaggeration. His former aides thought that was an exaggeration and sort of split between them. But before then Donald Trump and Michael Bloomberg appeared to get along or at least found each other useful trump back Bloomberg's effort to run for third term. As New York's mayor they golf together. Bloomberg appeared on trump's NBC show. The apprentice and their daughters appeared in an HBO documentary called born rich but analysts say in the real world of New York business and philanthropy in that world it was Bloomberg who was the star was trump who was the one who is always looking for acceptance and rarely getting it during all of his life. Donald Trump has longed for the approval of the New York establishment. Mike Bloomberg was the New York establishment. Now the two are being compared and contrasted under a microscope both switched political parties repeatedly and were unexpected winners in their biggest elections and both became billionaires although on the Forbes list of the wealthiest Americans at the end of last year Michael Bloomberg ranked eighth with fifty three point four billion dollars while trump two hundred seventy fifth with three point one billion. They both name their businesses after themselves. They're both very wealthy people but Bloomberg came from a more working class background. Donald Trump of course herod a lot of money from his father to run. Ryan his business going forward. How nasty and personal wilder battle becomes or I think in head to head battle Mike Bloomberg and Donald Trump will be nastier than anything we've seen in politics. Perhaps in one hundred years it'll these these are people who are not afraid to fight and they're not afraid to fight in a very personal way analysts say one reason. Donald Trump fears Michael Bloomberg that he realizes that Bloomberg has the resources millions of dollars that Bloomberg can spend on ads. Highly produced adds that he can use to keep attacking trump in the most personal of ways. Brian Todd CNN Washington. Just ahead. We'll return to the breaking news and talk with the lawmaker about what he'll ask. Attorney General Bar. One bar testifies before Congress Christie's.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Good evening we begin with what sounds like a very public declaration of independence from Attorney General William Bar along with questions about his motivations and how much credence to give his statements because there's new reporting casting doubt on what Mr Boras sang which hit almost the exact same time that he was actually saying it. I here's what the attorney general told. Abc News is Pierre Thomas. About being his own man and making his own calls. I will make those decisions based on what I think is the right thing to do. And I'm not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody and I said I'm whether it's Congress newspaper editorial boards or the president. I'm GonNa do what I think is right. Well he also took issue with the President tweeting about Justice Department cases which the president continued to do again today concerning his friend and convicted Felon Roger Stone. He appeared to suggest that any connection between the president is tweeting and his own decisions. Well that would be just a coincidence. The fact that the tweets are out there and correspond to things we're doing at the department Sort of give grist to the mill. And that's why I think it's time to stop the tweeting about department of Justice criminal cases. He says it makes it impossible to do his job. Which of course raises the question. What job in. For whom is he really sticking out his independence. Here were begging the president not to say the quiet part out loud or is this just a public relations attempt to appear independent after a number of actions which certainly put into question bars handling of the roll. We'll talk more in a bit about the veracity of his claim that he's not as critics accused acting. Moore's the president's personal attorney than the country's attorney general there's also new reporting in the New York Times which is raising serious questions about the work. The attorney general's doing behind the scenes investigating with the president calls the Russia hoax. It's also should mention what? Us intelligence community including some of the president's own handpicked top officials call Russia's interference in the two thousand sixteen election quoting now from the lead in the New York Times trump administration officials investigating the government's response to Russia's election interference in two thousand sixteen appear to be hunting for a basis to accuse Obama or intelligence officials of hiding evidence or manipulating analysis about Moscow's covert operation according to people familiar with aspects of the inquiry. Which is precisely what the president wants to hear and has been talking tweeting and sometimes ranting about for months and something that again stands. In contrast to what Attorney General Bar said just today about quote not being influenced by anybody on quote the Times's Adam Goldman shares the byline on this story. He joins us now so I don't just walk us through your reporting. What more have you learned about the focus of this This investigation by the Department of Justice. Hey thanks for having me well John. Durham the prosecutor who bar appointed to look at the look. The origins of the FBI's Russia investigation and the intelligence community assessment of Russian. Interference is basically picking apart the analytical analysis that went into this assessment that said Russia interfered in the election And it's really in many ways Extraordinary a Durham is now investigating the people who sounded the alarm about Russian interference in the investigation. And according to your reporting it's rattled current and former intelligence officials. What is their concern? What are they assuming based on the questions that adore and others have been asking? You know it seems to be that. He's picking apart analytical disputes. That went on Disputes between the NSA CIA about providing information that the CIA was supposed to give the NSA about a informant who had helped the CIA figure out. Putin's intentions And a couple of other things and you know he. He's really you know we have not seen this before that. A criminal prosecutor is going to pick apart from an analytical assessment Based on the work of three of three intelligence agencies the NSA the FBI and the CIA and the project one of the particular cases that you write about is that the NSA wanted more information about the source of some information the CIA had a source. Who was in the Kremlin at the time? Cia as is often the case with all intelligence agencies was concerned about revealing the identity through the NSA or spreading the information to widely eventually according to your article they did give more information to the NSA and in the final draft. The the CIA and one other agency both said they had high confidence in the material the information and the NSA. They had an alternative. Which is they had only moderate confidence. That's right Anderson. So the agency had the CIA. Had A well-placed agent slash informant within the Kremlin who is providing the CIA information about Putin's intentions? And so they were reluctant to provide information about that because they were fearful that the source information about the source would get made public which by the eventually it was in hand to be resettled to the United States But relented and gave the NSA that information so what happened was the CIA had high confidence in their source the FBI FBI at high confidence in the source but the NSA which devotes his life. The signals intelligence right. He wants to see or hear things. Right doesn't rely on. Human Intelligence had moderate confidence. I think this the NFL would've gotten too high if there had been a source who who would cooperate with the CIA source was was was saying but they didn't have that so they stuck to. They stuck to this moderate this moderate confidence level. So Durham has been sort of examining this this. Divide the disconnect between the CIA the FBI and the NSA the out if you could stay with us. Because I also want to bring in the former director of national intelligence and also retired Air Force General James Clapper. He's the author of facts and fears hard truths from a life and intelligence director. Clapper is joining us by phone director. Clapper I wonder what your reaction to the reporting Adam and others tonight. Are you concerned about the focus of this investigation or just a raised questions for you? Well obviously Yes and I and others notably Markham morale former acting director. Cia has spoken about about our concerns about prosecuting attorney contributing critiquing the judgments of Intelligence analyst You know after the fact using what prosecuting attorneys you know the evidentiary bar. They use which is probable cause as opposed to the other insurance bar that intelligence analysts of necessity. Have to use to to a draw conclusions. I have to say that Want the team was put together the three agencies. Nsa CIA and FBI and we had about twenty eight people to include A team of experts on Russia from the three agencies plus a few people from my office once President Obama issued his tasking on about the FISA December. Then we've formalized our task force One of my concerns was that there not be barriers or obstacles between and among the analyst sore scientists test because we had a very short deadlines and I was not presented with any evidence of any problems with respect to access access to all the jurors compartment that were used to draw this conclusion. I think the important thing here is rather than dwelling on how the sausage was made is considered the product and at no time was any dissent or disagreement identified to me As we publish there until two suspects on the six January of twenty seventeen now I am not aware of any evidence of any more Holding back and Any important information nor was or any occasion where any of the agency directors applied or directed any window to the the experts who actually wrote the intelligence community assessment. Has Mr Dermer anyone on his team reached out to you or interviewed you regarding the investigation. No they will at some point. But it's not been contact Adam since I general clapper is accused to be part of the You know deep conspiracy to overthrow the government and trump But you know one of the things that was echoed to me and that that General Clapper said which I believe is correct that the conclusions reached in this intelligence assessment about Russian interference. They weren't pushed down. They weren't pushed down by Brennan. They weren't pushed down by Komi. They weren't perse down by generators ran the NSA. These conclusions were reached the analyst at the ground level. The the the the handful or when you say push down you mean. They didn't come from the top they came from analysts right right. These career analysts right. Some senior as some mid level who came to these conclusions on their own and presented them and presented them to to to the leaders of these these particular organizations director. Clapper's Shit. That's absolutely true. I I didn't even meet with the the the group of experts a task force until after the effort was over. After the intelligibility sussman has been published. It was the first time I met with them as a group and I didn't issue any direction to them other than we need to get. This done On under the time line that President Obama outlined Too so that's absolutely true. One other point I'd like to make is I believe the NSA characterization on one of the key judgments of moderate was actually a draw One that was a CA- came from Admiral. Rogers the director of NASA personally Rather than perhaps his analyst which is perfectly fine having been through pro- Case of group think is perfectly acceptable and not unusual that you might have differentiation in confidence level on one key judgment and let me. Wayne here on the the analytical conclusions. They reach bars. Spent a lot of I mean. Excuse me Durham has spent a Lotta time under trying to understand. The data sets that these agencies use the reach their conclusions And you know he's asked about the analytical process and it's my understanding that the responses received as well you can read it yourself. You can read about the analytical standards because General Clapper's office in two thousand fifteen issue you can issue. These analytic standards are actually guidelines that analysts have to follow to produce to produce something like the intelligence assessment and by the way these these These analytical Guidelines after follow are the result of the Iraq war of the result of relying on a a a fraudulent informant. Nate curveball who drove this country to war so the government realized after that you know we need to do a better job and these things are written down and for anybody to see their public out of walking comment comment on that. I I was the only one in the until tolls curious. Seniors were involved in the infamous National Intelligence Estimate of October two thousand and two dealing with weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. That's why I was particularly sensitive about not suppressing dissent and to ensure if there was any that it was prominently displayed and there wasn't any so I was very mindful of sensitivity about Sources and corroborating information because my fingerprints were on that in a in a different intelligence capacity in two thousand and two and I remember that very well. I haven't let me make what I haven't spoken the General Clapper about this but I've heard that independently that people who are involved in this intelligence can segment. They curb alway curveball loomed. They're all aware of carbon a carbon atom. I it just hold on. I also want to bring in Jeff toobin because I think this also calls for a lawyer. This situation cheadle. Jeffrey Toobin is here. Jeff what do you make of this? Well you have to remember the context here. The president hates James Mr Brennan. Who was the head of the CIA? I mean he took away a security clearance. He's a Brennan's analyst on MSNBC. He's been very critical of President. Trump. This Durham investigation is designed to get Brennan. They want to pin something on him. Doerum. Who's the US attorney in Connecticut used to have a very good reputation but investigated law enforcement before erect. But when the Inspector General's report about this came out a few months ago he even though his investigation isn't even over the mouth of the trump line of the inspector. General's report is flawed. So the Durham investigation. Looks at this point like a hit job designed to get someone probably Brennan in the deep state as the president calls it not like a good faith investigation of what went on. What's so Durham has worked for both for you know for different administrations. He's worked under both parties Investigating wrongdoing and law enforcement and elsewhere. Wh Why would he do this? You know the being associated with Donald Trump is the great reputation killer of our lifetime. I mean if you look at all the people who have you know? Whether it's you know members of his cabinet weather his chiefs of staff you know Mr Tillerson was very respected head of Exxon. You Know General Mattis General Flynn Kelly General Flynn General Kelly. I mean all of them wind up degrading themselves by their association and also then being degraded by subsequent to degrading themselves. Jeff stick around Adam Goldman. Thank you fascinating reporting New York tonight. James Clapper as well coming up next. We'll focus more specifically on the attorney. General himself and I was seriously to take his claims of independence at the Justice Department. And later the president's attack on my Bloomberg Bloomberg's answer to it as well as the ability. He seems to have as some put it to live. Rent free inside the president's head top Bloomberg adviser also have written a definitive book on citizen. Trump joins us when we continue.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on The Point with Chris Cillizza
"Welcome to the point for February thirteenth. I'm more into ski. Co Author of the point. I'm here to cut through the political spin to bring you the news. You need to know Michael Bloomberg. The former mayor of New York City is running a completely unconventional presidential campaign. He's the first four early voting states of Iowa New Hampshire Nevada and South Carolina and instead pouring his resources into Super Tuesday and beyond. That is when the bulk of primary votes are actually cast Bloomberg. Didn't even jump into the presidential race until November of two thousand nineteen nearly one year after the rest of the field began. Their campaigns Bloomberg has the resources to do all of this because he is rich extremely rich like top ten richest men in America rich. His latest net worth was estimated to be more than sixty one billion with a B. dollars and that type of financial largesse means you can spend a lot of money on every aspect of his campaign in a way that most other candidates simply cannot do and spend Bloomberg is his campaign has spent over one hundred twenty eight million dollars on ads in the Super Tuesday states. Out of a total of more than three hundred and fifty six million dollars. His ads are all over. Tv Social Media and more including popping up in memes on instagram accounts and a big AD during the superbowl. He has also spent his time differently as well. Bloomberg is currently on a swing through the southern states that vote on Super Tuesday including Texas and North Carolina which could be crucial for Democrats to win in the General Election. November that spending right now appears to be paying off the latest national poll from Quinnipiac should Bloomberg in third place just behind Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden. That brings us to the point right now. Bloomberg's untraditional.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on What Next | Daily News and Analysis
"As If you remove Bloomberg's money from the equation if you remove Donald Trump is the opposition from the equation. I'm not sure that we're having this conversation in any way at all but that's the world that we live in right and Donald Trump. Is the candidate here. I'm not sure that Joe Biden at this point would be a viable candidate for the Democratic Party and he himself said as much. I'm not sure that Pete Buddha judge would have been able to propel himself forward If not for for a world in which Donald Trump where the president I'm not sure the Bernie Sanders. Would you know what we think of as the way that presidential candidates are made made is more like Someone like Steve Bullock. The Governor Montana who was a candidate who never made it past one percent in the polls or someone like deval Patrick or maybe cory booker or even Kamala Harris candidate to Themselves would have been historic but are more more in the Senator Mold or Elizabeth Warren Obviously it would be the first female president you know th there are Bernie Sanders might end up being the the nominee ended up being The runner up what he has sparked in the way that people respond to him is also a function of Donald Trump and how much politics has changed that produce Donald Trump. That's all happening. And Mike Bloomberg is living that world and he may be at least. He hopes he will be the major beneficiary.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on 1A
"I think they could I in a place like Like California Cornea Stockton. Mayor Michael Tubs. He was the youngest mayor in America when he was elected. He's they one of the first Millennium Mayors as he will remind you If you ever talked to him but the You know tubs a young African American man in a very diverse city in California That probably doesn't know who might Bloomberg is because why would you pay attention to who the mayor of New York City is if you live on the West Coast but here's this young dynamic mayor who's endorsed candidate and that opens up doors that you know Elizabeth Warren and Bernie. Sanders might not have open to them people here in Washington. DC many of them shocked and surprised when mayor. Marie Browser endorsed Mike Bloomberg. And really if you came to it As a neophyte You'd think they have almost nothing in common. I mean consider the members of Congress who have backed Bloomberg. You mentioned the sort of lack of ideological cohesion among the mayor's the House members who've endorsed him range from bobby rush into the south side of Chicago very liberal member of the Congressional Black Caucus to Stephanie. Murphy who heads is the the new DEM's So there's a pretty wide ideological difference there and clearly they see something in Bloomberg. I would suggest that it's the notion that he can beat president trump. We're we're GONNA spend a little more time on the candidacy and the money a former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg in just a moment. I'm here with read. Wilson national correspondent with the hill. We'll todd's Willik support for this podcast and the following message come from Uber. Uber is committed to safety safety and to continuously raising the bar to help make safer journeys for everyone for starters. All drivers are background checked before their.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on 1A
"You went. I will mayor Michael. Bloomberg has taken over America's airwaves. The former New York mayor is running for president and spending hundreds of millions of dollars on ads tackling everything from healthcare to gun control to President Donald Trump. So so far. He spent a quarter of a billion dollars maybe more on his twenty twenty campaign and some of the other candidates well. They're not happy about it. Michael Bloomberg is is making a bet about democracy in twenty twenty. He doesn't need people. He only needs bags and in bags of money. Sorry ain't GonNa buy this election. It's time to talk Bloomberg with our monthly politics. Check again with Reed Wilson National correspondent for the hill read. Welcome back well read. If we talk about Michael Bloomberg. The first thing we have to talk about is money and lots of money. Exactly how much has he spent so far well. He spent about three hundred million dollars on television advertisements and to put that in a little bit of context. That's what president trump spent in two thousand sixteen. Not In the two thousand sixteen primary in the entire two thousand sixteen race and Mike Bloomberg has been in this contest for now about what two and a half months. So he's spending at a colossal rate after this debacle in the Iowa caucuses. He says he's going to double that spending ahead of the twentieth ahead of Super Tuesday the and the states that will come next. This is just unbelievable. I pulled some numbers. The other day in total Bernie Sanders. The candidate who aside from Bloomberg who's raise is the most money safe from other people not named Mike Bloomberg has spent twenty nine million dollars on advertising. That's a Lotta money. Bloomberg spent more than ten times that in just two and a half months and Bernie Sanders has been in the race for almost a year and we should say all of this money yes. TV ADS blanketing the airwaves and the Internet. It's credible on the Internet. Forget about algorithms. You open any video on even like kids cartoon videos and there's Michael Bloomberg staring back at you which is a little weird but not just adds staff. I mean he's hiring. An army army of staffers since paying them ridiculous amounts of money in the Bloomberg Way to make sure they're comfortable. What else yeah? The staffers are North of a thousand people already. He said the other day in California that he'll have eight hundred people in California alone for the Super Tuesday primary out there. That's of course the big delegate hall that is the Most Valuable Prize to to come on Super Tuesday and a lot of these staffers. I mean they're they're look. The life of a campaign. Staffer is tough. They don't make a lot of money they live in. You know support they sleep on supporters couches and things like that Bloomberg's campaign is doing things a little differently. They have paid people to in three times. What a similar staffer on another campaign would make a lot of them are living in corporate housing in New York where his campaign is based and it appears that he's actually getting some results for all of his spending on Sunday the day before? The Iowa caucuses. When all the candidates were stumping around domain? I was there and I saw Two thousand people lining up for Pete Buddha judge I saw about a thousand people rallying for Michael Bloomberg excuse me for Joe Biden in his final rally moines and then Mike Bloomberg pulled fourteen hundred people both in Phoenix. I mean that's that's insane. That's a huge rally that would be a rallying cry for any candidate around the country or any any other presidential central candidate but then he went to Philadelphia and pulled two thousand people to an event that was only a couple blocks from Joe. Biden's campaign headquarters. People seem to be responding. David wrote this on our facebook. The page Mike Bloomberg should be spending his money helping to hold the house and the Senate not running for president. Kevin wrote you know what we need is president to make up for electing a self serving Irving New York billionaire. A DIFFERENT NEW YORK billionaire and Tim wrote this on facebook. I have no problem with Mike Bloomberg. I don't care that he's a billionaire. There proof is in the work that he's done if he's the nominee he has my vote says Tim and read. That makes me want to ask you. You know if you had asked a few months ago You'd have had a hard time finding even a handful of Democrats who were clamoring for the Mike Bloomberg. Candidacy I mean. They may be to traders down on Wall Street at some Hedge Fund who thought Mike Bloomberg was really cool. That was about it. things are starting to change. How does that fit now? How does his pitch fit with Democrats now that he starting to build what you're what you're describing as actual visual support? Yeah one of the things that I took away from the last five days that I spent an Iowa. I talked to fifty for your sixty Democrats there. Who who do you like? Why do you like them? What's your most important issue? And every single one of them said first of all I will vote for the Democratic nominee. No matter who it is because my top priority is beating president trump and getting him out of office. Joe Biden's campaign is all about providing the steady ship and the you know now is not a time to take bigger risk. Let's go with the safe candidate. Who can win will? What is the safe candidate who can win? Is it somebody who just finished fourth in the Iowa caucus after talking about how electable. He's been an and who struggled to raise money or is it somebody who has a limitless checkbook. WHO's willing to be an ally of other Democrats? I mean he's spent a already money to defend Democratic Credit House. Candidates and Senate candidates. He said that he would spend money on down ballot races so basically I had a moment. When the Democratic National Committee has had a huge problem fundraising at the moment when people are looking at president trump's campaign account near two hundred million dollars already people are looking at a guy with sixty billion dollars? WHO's apparently willing to add some Zeros to the checks and as the new safe harbor and you mentioned not only voters motivations who you spoke to you through your reporting their motivation evasion is look I just wanted to feed donald trump? There's a flip side to that which is seems to be severe anxiety among Democrats. Don't mess it up. Don't make a mistake. Take you saw in some of the numbers in Iowa undecided people. WHO's the best all they care about? Many of these people many of them is just making sure. Donald trump isn't president. Any more and Bloomberg seems to understand that and seems to reflect some of that anxiety. Here's what he told Jimmy Fallon last week about why. He entered the race so so late. Because I took a look and I thought the people who are running didn't have ideas that were practical. We couldn't afford them and Congress wouldn't pass them and I didn't think think they could beat Donald Trump and I think the most important thing is to change. WHO's living in the White House? How scared are Democrats that they'll pick wrong wrong? Oh man the the level of anxiety among Democratic voters in Iowa. Now look this is Iowa so these people live eat. Breathe presidential politics right They they are I. I remember one time a couple years ago into the Johnson County Council on Foreign Relations which I thought was a little bit aggressive for a county of one hundred thousand people But I mean these people take take their politics extremely seriously and I had I have sources in Iowa who are actually political professionals who were so who are agonizing so much over their decision that face created a spreadsheet to evaluate candidates. They were giving different point. Totals and things like that. And then on caucus night itself I went to a caucus in In northwest North West of mine and I ran into a bunch of people who just decided you know. Here they are subject to a year of campaigning. And they decide when they walk in the door because fundamentally they couldn't come onto a decision over who was best to beat President Trump Iowa. Voters were very conscious of the drawbacks that each candidate faced Whether or not Americans would elect a woman and how that would affect their support or lack thereof for Elizabeth Warren. Whether or not Bernie Sanders was too far left or whether his Far Left nece would inspire a new new generation of Americans to come out whether Joe Biden is capable of being president for four or eight years Whether he has the experience necessary to how to run the bottom line. Everybody was thinking about drawbacks rather than the benefits that they're supported candidate would have. And I think that just reflects the angst and the exile. The Democrats hold about whether or not they can actually be president trump. You can really feel the ambivalence here betsy wrote on facebook if Mike Bloomberg can beat trump. I'm for him in this crazy race. His money his connections his knowledge might be what it takes. Josh says this Mike Bloomberg's candidacy is a disgrace. It highlights just how strongly money influences American politics. How much faith can we have in our democracy when it seems like money can buy elections read? What are some of the weak points of Mike Bloomberg in front of a democratic audience? This is not the year you would have expected. Not just a billionaire but a mega billionaire to be rising in the polls. Forget that a former Republican lookin. Mega billionaire yeah right. He's won three elections in his life and two of those he won is Republicans right. He run as mayor of New York City In a fairly close election in where he spent more money than had ever been spent on a New York mayor's race and the only one by a couple of percentage points of course in very democratic city but he sort of set himself apart art. He's the fact that he is spending money. As I think it was. Josh wasn't brought up like that's an issue in the Democratic primary the notion that their votes can be bought. What is something that you can sure Bet Bernie Sanders is going to be talking about quite a lot or it was with Warner people to Deger? Whoever is standing on a debate stage next to Mike Bloomberg they're going to talk about the the the oligarchy and plutocracy of a billionaire trying to buy his way into the White House more so than even president trump? Who frankly didn't spend all all that much of his own money in the grand scheme of things of course he'd spent more than you know you're I would have available to spend on on his campaign But Bloomberg is actually putting his money where his mouth is that's benefit. It's getting him. These mega crowds in Philadelphia and Phoenix But it can also be a drawback in especially in a party where they're talking about it. Oh expanding voting rights and getting more more people involved and The the power of the of the people in the power of the widow guy. This is basically the opposite of the Little Guy and point to some specific policies. US I mean he is already walked back his supporters of stop and Frisk He's had to do a little clean up and position himself as a more liberal candidate now than he was when he ran for mayor. Of New York's if Mike Bloomberg goes forward in this race he's going to find himself defending himself in ways that maybe he hasn't so far look talk about money. We're going to talk more about Bloomberg's money where air he spent it around the country while you weren't looking not in campaign ads but he's been doing this for years and he's been earning the support of a lot of people around the country who you might not expect. We're also GONNA talk about his unorthodox campaign.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on The View
"It's tobacco product you are not allowed to sell it to people who are under twenty? Why I is? If it's because we haven't been able to figure out what's making it bad. Why why have we not said if you sell this two kids? We're going to close you down. I have focused on public health issues. What to do because of you? Thank you for the heat. It's okay with the smoking ban in. Didn't exactly get a lot of people wanting to take my picture picture. I actually got a lot of one thing away. Outlaw if you were president could you would you out the court battle but but yes you probably could Certainly the Age Limit You could enforce better and there are some very responsible stores that have stopped selling to to minors and made sure they didn't or stop selling it at all. CVS is one of these healthier and companies and they stop selling cigarettes they said. How can you sell products to make a healthier and it also sell cigarettes quick? My answer my question is you know. Trump tweeted the recently. They called you. He called you many might Bloomberg. I say stand on your money your ten feet talk my other questions you want to go low. He goes low he called. You names you will not call incorrupt a liar or criminal in your wants to hear his name. Why give him the pleasure they say but I will say thanks to Michael Bloomberg for common and hanging out with us and we.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on The View
"Subscribe to our podcast to get hot topics delivered every afternoon and while you're at it rate. US and Labor Review Day. Hot Topics are here. Her because the view is Li- them's fighting words. The candidates take the gloves off in Iowa last night from from how Warren Mayor have gotten the last word on her beep with Bernie look at the men on this stage collectively. They have lost ten elections to Bernie attacking talking Biden's voting record. Our did everything I could to prevent that war. Joe Sort difficult and why Biden says. He's the candidate. Kuchen topple drum taken all the hits he can deliver and I'm getting better in the poll. Butted anyone changed any votes last night. Plus a daytime exclusive tair presidential candidate. Mike Bloomberg is live on the view to reveal why he's willing to spend up to a billion dollars to make sure Donald trump up is a one term president even if he's not the nominee here come hot topics with worthy. We'll be I'll be huntsmen. Joy Behar Sunny Haas Tin and Meghan McCain. Now let's get things started. I did the Smith Center. So what is your shirt saying like. Well we're looking at the CIA I love dedicated people to their candidates who will come out ride hard put on the t shirts I respect it make. It doesn't say.
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on NPR Politics Podcast
"Candidates. You're right I thought it was nineteen but we lost Wayne mess him. Yes one step forward two steps back in this race so Michael Bloomberg gets in the race. How did he make it official Scott so he went to Virginia for his first? Stop interesting. Move because it's not an early primary state and now where he's from and not worries. He's from Mike. Bloomberg is totally skipping. The New Hampshire's the Iowa South Carolina's Nevada starting with the March dates. And I think he went to Virginia to make a big point. And that is he is someone who has invested town of money in the Democratic Party over the last few years even though he was a Republican for a good chunk of his time as New York mayor he started out his press conference being introduced by someone. Someone who's just elected to the house of delegates who won by something like twenty seven votes. It was an under thirty vote margin and she said thanks Mike Bloomberg for Your Group for Helping Fund my campaign and right off the bat. He says I've been funding State House races. I've been fronting congressional races. I've been funding anti gun efforts. I've been funding climate change efforts so basically layoff off liberals. I'm giving hundreds of millions of dollars to the things you care about so wait. He announced in Virginia. Is that part of a strategy that he's just sidestepping all the early states. Is this like a super Tuesday. A Victory Path Super Tuesday on he's an Arizona today getting on the ballot there. And he's just kind of doing a more organized better funded version of the Howard Schultz campaign that we covered for a couple of weeks where he was just going to general election states. Can I just be really skeptical at the top. Say there's always these candidates that think they can win the nomination. The Nation by sidestepping the traditional path of the early states and there is no precedent for anyone ever winning the nomination by avoiding the early state process. But listen what he can do as we know. Is that Michael. Bloomberg has a crazy amount of money and for example. I was just opening up a youtube video yesterday. I think I was looking up at SNL clip and Lo and behold the pre roll was a Michael Bloomberg at. I have already had multiple friends. Tell me Yeah. I just saw Michael Bloomberg at the gym. I mean he can get himself in front of voters odors even though he won't make the debate stages because he is not seeking out donors. And you need individual donors to make these debate stages instead. He's funding himself so he is getting himself in front of voters by doing these ads. Instead of standing on a debate stage both Bloomberg and of all Patrick. The former Massachusetts governor who also hopped into the race within the last few weeks are making making a bet along the lines of the argument that you've been hearing from. Former President Barack Obama among a lot of other people that the democratic electorate as a whole is not as liberal is not as out to blow things up is not as super progressive as the twitter sphere as the activist. Wing of the Party makes it appear to be and and they think there's a lane there and the assumption there is that Joe Biden is a weak candidate. Of course Joe Biden has been resilient all year long leading in the national polls leading in a a couple of early key states despite being beat up for most of the year but they think that they can make the case where he can't. Is there a disconnect here between the party elites and and the voters because you hear so much about the elites are worried about the field or the. Party's not sure they have a short thing. You guys spend more time talking to voters than anyone in the newsroom. and I wonder if you hear from voters who I wish there was more candidates definitely not. I think there is an overwhelming anxiety that anybody can be president trump because that is a key thing in this race but if you look at the polls Democrats seem pretty jazz. Yeah voters democratic. Voters seem pretty enthused right now. Happy with their choices and very energetic and showing up and way higher rates than we saw in twenty sixty right. It's a mixture of enthusiasm anxiety. I guess Kinda like Scott was saying I mean I have yet to meet a voter. Who says man? There's no one in this field I can vote for. I mean voters always is come you when I asked them. Who Do you like best either? Tell me one choice with a few second choices or just a mess of a list. Tell me but you also will often hear them say you know. I like Sanders but I wonder if he's too old to left. I kinda like Biden. I wonder if he's two older to moderate not left. Or Yeah exactly. I like Warren. Is She euphemistically electable. Will people vote for women. Is Buddha judge experienced enough. So I think there's a disconnect in that voters like who's out there but there is something there in terms the voters are as we've been saying this whole cycle. This is not new voters are scared. Democratic voters are scared. But I think if you don't have grassroots enthusiasm for your campaign pain you're not going to go too far and I think Duval Patrick is a really compelling warning sign for Mike Bloomberg he hops into the race late he gets tons of national press attention front page of the New York Times all over the airwaves. A week later he had cancelled event in. Yeah because nobody showed up. Well it'll be really curious to see with if Bloomberg has campaign events. What his crown draw is what the enthusiasm is for the billionaire mayor in the race right? I mean this all brings back to twenty sixteen and it reminds me of an interview. I did earlier this year here. With a guy named Charlie species. He was the head of right to rise which raise all of that money for JEB. Bush remember early in the two thousand sixteen campaign. Jeb Bush was leaps and bounds ahead ahead of other candidates in his fundraising by virtue of his SUPERPAC. So what Charlie Species told me was essentially money is necessary but not sufficient. I mean that's really the bottom bottom line here the money is a megaphone. You'd better have a good message to put through that big of a megaphone and it's a big question of whether Bloomberg does so Bloomberg doesn't need any money but everyone everyone else in the race does Daniel. I know you've been looking at. How some of the breakdown? What the donations tell us so far and what it means for women who are giving money into the system right right so it's pretty rare for women to be more than half of a candidate's donations at least based on analysis from past years which is surprising right or maybe surprising because women are more than half of voters always but in this particular race you have a few candidates who appear to be getting half or more than half of their money from women? You have author Marion Williamson Former Hud Secretary Leon Castro California Senator Kamala Harris Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar coming in at just under a half. It makes sense though right. Women may be didn't give as much in politics before because they didn't see themselves reflected in politics but more women candidates means more women donors that's quite possible and also I mean and listen. Women tend to earn less than men. There are a lot of things that can come to play in here. Women have less disposable income than men. Then I mean to me what's interesting is yes first of all. It appears that the women women in this race largely but not entirely doing well getting money for women. Tulsi Gabbard is a big exception. She's way at the other end. Most of donations are for men to me. The most interesting being staff from all of this is that of the donations that are accountable and the status from the Center for Responsive Politics. The Center for politics found that forty three percent of all donations. They were able to itemize and count forty three percent came from women so men still dominate the money game and at the high end of things when you look at the richest Americans men dominate. I need to so there are more ways to count political power than votes. Money is a big part of it before I even get to the election day to the ballot box. Those candidates have already been chosen and and money is a big part of that and Donald Trump has also seen an uptick in female donors as well he has yeah. Thus far. Three percent of his donations are from women. At least those are the countable accountable donations thus far that is a bit from two thousand sixteen. It's hard to say what exactly that means. Thus far it doesn't necessarily mean more votes from women. He still deeply deeply unpopular with women. But it could mean more. Buy In from some influential Republican women. All right let's take a quick break and when we get back we're gonNA talk bread and butter politics sir..
"michael bloomberg" Discussed on Skimm This
"Oh Willy or won't he turns out he will yesterday. Billionaire Michael Bloomberg officially threw his hat into the twenty twenty race bringing the count of people running for president to Eighteen Democrats and three Republicans. Jobs Creator leader problem-solver. It's going to take all three to build back country. We talked about Bloomberg on the show a couple of weeks ago. He's a seventy seven year old former New York City mayor with a casual net worth of fifty four billion dollars which according into Forbes makes them the ninth richest person in the world. After growing up middle-class he worked his way through college and began a long career on Wall Street where he revolutionized financial mansell news data with his media company Bloomberg L P from what we know about his campaign so far. It's definitely not traditional Bloomberg Bloomberg skipping out on the early primaries putting his focus on Super Tuesday. which isn't until March and he's already blown other candidates out of the water in AD spending this week alone he's booked over thirty one million dollars worth of television ads? That's reportedly the most. Any presidential candidate has ever spent on broadcast ads in a single week. So expect to hear his name. Come up a couple times if you're tuned into TV over Thanksgiving break. But having deep pockets can also mean a lot of conflicts Bloomberg's business holdings reach far and wide with over nineteen thousand employees in sixty nine countries experts. Say That can pose a lot of issues if he becomes president and is put in in charge of public policies that could then impact those businesses in his personal finances. They say it would be in Bloomberg's best interest to divest from his businesses and step away to be clear. This isn't a new problem. Many wealthy incoming presidents in recent years have either sold their high value business assets or put them in a blind trust to avoid any conflict of interest from Jimmy. Carter to Ronald Reagan. Both Bush presidents and Bill Clinton every president except for president trump. Because importantly EH divesting isn't required by law is more so seen as a demonstration that the president is putting the country's interests ahead of his or her own personal interests so what Bloomberg plans to do with his assets will be closely watched but early indications show that he doesn't have a problem with stepping away. It's actually already something. He's done before when he was the mayor of New York City for over a decade. But in the meantime he may take some heat for not stepping away now from his media company Anthony Bloomberg News so far Bloomberg says. I've got this covered after. He announced his candidacy the editor in chief of Bloomberg News moving forward. It won't investigate Bloomberg or any of his Democratic rivals and that Bloomberg opinion won't run any unsigned editorials. Basically their way of saying no ethics concerns here though. Some journalists including former Bloomberg employees are saying that still problematic especially since Bloomberg news still plans to continue investigations into president trump in any case the racists still on and it's getting crowded here with tons of stories to keep an eye on. This is one you may be seeing a lot about in the weeks to come. Though maybe not on Bloomberg News.