Tag: Bloomberg, Michael R

The N.R.A. Sees a Threat, and an Opportunity, in Covid-19

Faced with budget pressures and an invigorated gun control movement, the National Rifle Association has found a new cause amid the pandemic — fighting to keep gun stores open as its fund-raising appeals depict the government’s coronavirus response as a threat to Second Amendment rights. On Thursday, the group sued the State of New York […]

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Ex-Field Organizer Sues Bloomberg Campaign, Alleging Breach of Contract

A former field organizer for Michael R. Bloomberg filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against his presidential campaign Monday, arguing that she and thousands of others laid off this month had been tricked into taking jobs they were told would last until November. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in New York City, argued that the […]

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Joe Biden’s Campaign Was Cash Poor. He Seized Control of the Nomination Anyway.

Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has taken command of the Democratic primary for president despite running on a shoestring budget in a contest where Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont raised more money in February alone, $47.6 million, than Mr. Biden had spent in his previous five months combined, new federal records show. The […]

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Michael Bloomberg Spent More Than $900 Million on His Failed Presidential Run

It was a billion-dollar flop. Michael R. Bloomberg spent more than $900 million on his failed bid for the White House by the end of February, a spectacular sum that was not enough to help the billionaire candidate win a single state before he dropped out of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary in early March. […]

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Michael Bloomberg, Abandoning Super PAC Plans, Gives $18 Million to D.N.C. Instead

WASHINGTON — Michael R. Bloomberg is abandoning plans to form a new super PAC for the presidential race and pay his field organizers through November, instead opting to give $18 million to the Democratic National Committee for the party’s battleground states program. Mr. Bloomberg’s presidential campaign had promised at its outset that it would finance […]

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Weinstein Appealed to Bezos and Bloomberg for Help, Documents Show

In the days following news reports about how he used his power to sexually assault women, Harvey Weinstein made a desperate plea for help in emails to two dozen influential people, including the billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos. That detail was revealed on Monday in a trove of previously sealed court documents that offered […]

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Bloomberg’s Job Security Promises Are Falling Through, Campaign Workers Say

When the multibillionaire Michael R. Bloomberg hired an army of staff members for his presidential campaign, he lavished them with salaries that were nearly double what other candidates were paying. His campaign also promised something rivals could not match: job security through the general election, even if he dropped out of the race. But now, […]

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Biden Looks to Expand Staff as Bloomberg Weighs How to Help Him

Joseph R. Biden Jr., emboldened by his unexpectedly strong Super Tuesday performance and flush with cash, is moving to hire new aides who he hopes can quickly help him secure the Democratic presidential nomination and then guide him through the general election. Mr. Biden is looking to broaden his communications and political teams and reorder […]

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Coronavirus in New York: 11 Confirmed Cases

Weather: Sunny and pleasant, with a high in the low 50s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Tuesday (Purim). ImageCredit…Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times Handshakes have been replaced with elbow bumps and heart taps. About 300 students studying abroad were told to return home. Over 100 families in the New York suburbs were told to quarantine […]

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How Biden Came Back

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher In the wake of Super Tuesday, has the Democratic presidential primary fight finally winnowed down to Joe Biden versus Bernie Sanders? This week on “The Argument,” the columnists discuss the results of this week’s […]

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Late Night Covers Super Tuesday on ‘Old Man Wednesday’

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Super Tuesday Sweep Late-night […]

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Bloomberg Greets Public Failure With Public Emotion. He’s Not Used to Either.

There is no billionaire way to end a presidential campaign. The candidate still finds a hotel ballroom, still stands before a preponderance of flags, still gives a little wave to supporters from the microphone — no, thank you — no matter how many salaries he has paid, or field offices he has opened, or delegates […]

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The Presidency Is an Old Boys’ Club

So sorry, Democratic millennials. You’ve got to drop the idea that baby boomers control everything. When it comes to the Democratic presidential nomination, the finalists are too old to qualify. Bernie Sanders, 78, and Joe Biden, 77, were both born during World War II. Is that a problem? I’ve always had a theory that as […]

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Bloomberg’s $500 Million Experiment Worked

Perhaps you can’t buy the presidency after all. That’s one potential lesson from the 2020 Bloomberg campaign, a 101-day billionaire media supernova that burned hot and fast — and through upward of $500 million in mostly ad money — but won no states in the primary contest. (At least Mike Bloomberg can expect a warm […]

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Wall Street, Encouraged by Biden’s Wins, Breaks Out Its Checkbooks

After weeks of worrying that Senator Bernie Sanders would trounce his rivals on Super Tuesday and set the tone for a rancorous Democratic nomination, Michael Novogratz, the longtime trader and merchant banker, was newly motivated on Wednesday morning. Joseph R. Biden Jr., the former vice president and a moderate candidate with solid support on Wall […]

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The Great Biden Consolidation

Eleven days and an eternity in political time ago, I offered some advice for Democrats seeking to stop Bernie Sanders, drawn from the failed experience of #NeverTrump. Losing candidates need to drop out, I suggested, unconventional alliances need to be considered and hanging around hoping for a brokered convention is a fool’s game if you’re […]

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Michael Bloomberg Quits Democratic Race, Ending a Brief and Costly Bid

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Michael R. Bloomberg dropped out of the presidential race on Wednesday, just over three months after he began a campaign that was fueled by his vast fortune and quickly grew to a sprawling political operation but failed to win the groundswell of moderate support he had sought. Mr. Bloomberg endorsed […]

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Joe Biden Just Performed a Miracle

What a difference a few days make. They brought Joe Biden back from the dead. After a landslide victory in South Carolina on Saturday, he collected a bonanza of important endorsements on Sunday and Monday. Then, on Super Tuesday, when 14 states voted, he did exponentially better than almost anyone predicted. He probably exceeded his […]

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Democrats Decide That Joe Biden, as Risky as He Ever Was, Is the Safest Bet

The scene, on its face, might not have been surprising a year ago: Joe Biden — appraised among Democrats as a decent man and affable sidekick to the party’s most popular figure — racking up primary victories and having fun talking about it. “They don’t call it Super Tuesday for nothing!” he told supporters in […]

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After Super Tuesday, What Happens if There’s No Winner?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesday, millions of voters in 14 states and American Samoa headed to the polls in what may prove to be the most important day in the Democratic presidential primary. But what happens if voters remain […]

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Forget Super Tuesday. It’s the Day After That Matters.

I’m writing this column well before Super Tuesday is over, but that’s OK because, in my view, all that matters now is what happens on Super Wednesday. Let me explain. I approach the Democratic primary contest with three core tenets: First, if your party doesn’t have an awesome presidential candidate — and the Democrats don’t […]

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Mike Bloomberg Heads South

Inside the celebrated Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church in Selma, Ala., on Sunday, Michael Bloomberg looked, as the kids tend to say, shook. Thousands had gathered to mark the anniversary of the 1965 civil rights march in Selma where police brutally beat protesters on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. As Mr. Bloomberg spoke, a small group in […]

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