Education groups battle teachers unions in state races

By Rachel Baye

Groups funded by billionaires back state-level candidates who want to weaken teachers unions and promote charter schools.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… f billionaire donors, like philanthropist Eli Broad, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hedge fund manager Dan Loeb and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. However, the f …"

Billionaires use super PACs to advance pet causes

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy donors who bankrolled their own issue-focused super PACs dominated the 2013 fundraising game.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… endent funding his own issue-driven super PAC. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg contributed $8.7 million to super PACs last year, mostly to his own Indepe …"

Democrats easily outpace Republicans in super PAC fundraising race

By Michael Beckel

Democrats are fully embracing the independent political money groups they once derided in an effort to retain the Senate this year.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… effective fundraising tool for the Democrats. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent, ranked as Senate Majority PAC’s biggest backer last yea …"

Koch-backed governors group gives big to Cuccinelli in Virginia

By Rachel Baye

Cuccinelli slams McAuliffe for accepting out-of-state cash while raking in millions from governors association.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… the Cuccinelli campaign noted McAuliffe has been helped by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC and San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer’s …"

Lobbying dips overall, but the beat goes on for guns, drugs and agriculture

By Dave Levinthal

But third-quarter expenditures are down for many special interests.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… them.” Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led in part by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, spent $500,000 from July 1 through September, down slightly from its all- …"

Booker burying Lonegan in super PAC cash dash

By Dave Levinthal

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful has derided outside money but is greatly benefiting from it.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… million is this week on its way soon courtesy of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super PAC, the Independence USA PAC, the New York Times reported today. …"

Ex-SEC chief now helps companies navigate post-meltdown reforms

By Lauren Kyger, Alison Fitzgerald and John Dunbar

Former regulators profit from their experience with jobs, book deals and speaking fees.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… to stanch the loss of investment banking business overseas. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., commissioned their own study and ca …"

D.C. corruption probe spreads to Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign

By Michael Beckel and Alan Suderman

New York City businessman pleads guilty for work done in 2008 to support Hillary Clinton.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… ire McCaskill, D-Mo., Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-N.Y., and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as the Clinton Foundation.     …"

Unions dramatically increase super PAC donations

By Michael Beckel

Unions accounted for $1 out of every $6 raised by super PACs in first half of 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… sociation, the late Bob Perry of Texas and billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave more. Thomas Flynn, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners …"

Gun groups raising unprecedented cash in 2013

By Adam Wollner and Reity O'Brien

Advocates, opponents of firearms control gin up money machine as Congress debates legislation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… unched by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg brought in about $8.6 million during the first half of the year, a Center …"

Democrats seize super PAC crown

By Michael Beckel

Liberal groups outraised conservative counterparts 2-to-1 in first half of 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… White House three times, records show. Additionally, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent, and the Texas-based law firm of Democratic mega-donors St …"

Pro-gun group dramatically ups influence spending

By Dave Levinthal

The nonprofit National Association for Gun Rights spent $3 million lobbying last quarter, far more than the better-known NRA.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… is the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Tom Menino. The group spent $580,000 on lobbying last qua …"

Gun lobby's money and power still holds sway over Congress

By Alan Berlow and Gordon Witkin

But lawmakers' fear may not be entirely justified.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… nt expenditures totaling at least $11.6 million by activist New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and groups tied to Bloomberg — nothing to sneeze at, but still just a fr …"

Gun groups, defense contractors buck downward trend in lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

Gun groups, defense contractors, oil companies and Facebook increased spending on lobbying last quarter.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… imes what it typically does. The organization, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, never spent beyond $60,000 during a single qu …"

NRA spends record money on lobbying this year

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-gun organization increases influence effort as congressional debate rages.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… control advocates  — from President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the families of children killed last …"

The anatomy of a misleading fundraising email

By Dave Levinthal

Democrats' latest fundraising pitch rife with misleading rhetoric.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… it, along with a host of other outside groups, such as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun super PAC, are the front-line warriors in a nationwide effort t …"

Gun groups hire new lobbyists to storm Capitol Hill

By Dave Levinthal

Pro-gun, anti-gun groups register new government affairs representatives.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… (c)(4) arm of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. Among the issues on which Mayors Against …"

Bloomberg super PAC targets Jackson's former seat

By Dave Levinthal

Illinois special congressional election attracting millions in spending by super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… 2.5 million through Tuesday — has been spent by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun super PAC Independence USA PAC, according to Federal Election C …"

Current gun debate may not help beleaguered ATF

By Alan Berlow

Federal gun cops handicapped by weak laws, stagnant budgets and Congressional restrictions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… r’s license. John Feinblatt, chief policy adviser to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said trace data is extremely useful in establishing “whether a dealer h …"

Super Bowl ad cost Mayors Against Illegal Guns $100,000

By Michael Beckel

Michael Bloomberg's Mayors Against Illegal Guns drops $100K on ad during NFL's biggest game of the year, new records show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… Washington, D.C., audience. The nonprofit, headed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, paid $100,000 to run the spot on CBS aff …"

Fix the Debt Coalition lobbies up

By Dave Levinthal

Fix the Debt Coalition hires government affairs professionals to press financial reform agenda.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… -founders and co-chairmen of Campaign to Fix the Debt. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent; former Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.; and former Pennsylvania G …"

Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns: 'Money is not all that matters'

By Michael Beckel

Mayors Against Illegal Guns sees 'intensity' on its side as its pitted against the National Rifle Association.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… Against Illegal Guns, a nonprofit launched in 2007 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. "Money is not all that matters," Gla …"

Fiscal cliff, elections boost spending on lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

Year-end reports show outlays on influence by most active groups went up.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… ns led by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I). Pro-gun advocates have historically and exponentially outspent gun co …"

Adelson gave $40 million to super PACs in final weeks of election

By Michael Beckel and Andrea Fuller

Ninety-one individual donors gave $1 million or more to super PACs in the 2012 election.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… e donors broke the $20 million mark. Billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, No. 9, was a new addition to the list. Bloomberg gave more than $10 milli …"

Donor profile: Michael Bloomberg

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… ommunications and antitrust, among others Biography: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — a supporter of stronger regulation of firearms — has seen his profil …"

"… ting revenues near $8 billion for 2012, according to the Financial Times. Michael Bloomberg is worth $22 billion, according to Forbes, and gives away hundreds of mill …"

Last-minute mega-donations fueled super PAC attacks

By Michael Beckel

Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg among eleventh-hour donors to unlimited spending groups.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… FEC reports.New records further show that billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg provided nearly $10 million to the “Independence USA PAC,” whose prior …"

Daily Disclosure: Bloomberg’s super PAC backs candidates in both parties

By Rachael Marcus

A super PAC created by the mayor of New York spends big in three states.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… , and we will check it out. …"

Big donors give far and wide, influence out-of-state races, issues

By Evelyn Larrubia

Their money is spread far and wide, influencing races in other states

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… states.In the 2012 election cycle, New York billionaires George Soros and Michael Bloomberg and Chicago billionaire Nick Pritzker, whose family owns the Hyatt hotel c …"

Perps or pupils? Safety policy creates friction in New York City schools

By Daryl Khan

Presence of school safety agents creates friction in Gotham schools

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… felonies compared to 801 felonies during the last school year under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly.The studentOne morning in her senior y …"

Capitalism and Corrections: Wall Street loan for youth inmate rehab

By Susan Ferriss

A Goldman Sachs loan to NYC will pay for a new youth offender program, and deliver a profit or loss depending on the program's success.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michael Bloomberg":

"… rams for youths locked up at the Rikers Island correctional complex. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s goal is reducing Rikers’ young offender recidivism rate of more than …"

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