Mayor Michael Bloomberg chided Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this morning after the lawmaker acknowledged Senate Democrats have abandoned their efforts to pass new legislation expanding background checks for gun purchases this year.
Mr. Reid reportedly told a pro-gun-control group this week that the legislation, which was proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, would be placed on the back-burner as Congress shifts its focus to budget battles.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg again refused to weigh in on the latest Weinergate developments, but said this morning the scandal-scarred campaigns of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer have provided an unfortunate distraction as voters weigh their choices.
“I don’t think there’s any question that the press is focusing on their backgrounds and, you know, their two events, or two actions, or standards of behavior, one from Spitzer when he was governor and one from Weiner when he was congressman,” said the mayor, speaking during his weekly radio sit-down with WOR’s John Gambling.
Next year, spring showers will bring a flood of bikes.
Despite years of planning and the highest hopes, New York City’s bike share program will not be launching this year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on his radio show this morning. “We are just not going to put out the system until it works,” the mayor said. “We were going to try a partial launch, but we’re just not going to do it if it doesn’t work.”
Mayor Bloomberg said his new schools chancellor won’t have trouble guiding the county’s largest public school system, even after four top education aides fled during the rocky three-month tenure of Cathie Black.
“No. I think there’s normal turnover,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show this morning.
“He’ll miss those people,” Bloomberg said, referring to Read More
“I don’t know how seriously he took this,” Republican Congressman Peter King said about President Obama’s preparation for military action in Libya.
“He seemed so intent on getting multi-lateral support, United Nations support,” rather than congressional support, King told John Gambling during a radio interview on WOR Wednesday morning.
“I don’t think he Read More
Debuting today on Michael Bloomberg’s radio show this morning was a new feature that will allow anyone – anyone! – to ask the mayor a question.
On twitter, just use the hashtag #AskMike. (It’s not unlike the imperfect crowd-sourcing I’ve tried to do before heading to some of the mayor’s press conferences.)
Among the questions Read More
David Paterson did not commit to a specific date by which he’d call a special election for the upstate congressional seat vacated by Democratic Rep. Eric Massa.
“I would not imagine it would be too long,” Paterson said this morning during an interview on WOR News Talk Radio.
Massa resigned from Congress Read More
In response to an earlier New York Times story, David Paterson said he didn’t know of any recent accusations of domestic violence against his top aide, David Johnson.
But, this morning’s New York Times story says the governor himself spoke to a woman earlier this month who was trying to file Read More
David Paterson lit into Andrew Cuomo, basically for not announcing his gubernatorial candidacy and therefore avoiding having to say anything about the state’s financial mess.
Here’s what Paterson said this morning on the John Gambling show, according to Jimmy Vielkind:
[W]hat does Andrew Cuomo think about the wall Street bonuses? As last I Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson said there are rumors of another millionaires’ tax out there.
“I thought there would be some modification, but I heard a rumor yesterday that some of my colleagues are talking about another millionaires’ tax, and that would demonstrate, I would say, a completely addictive personality,” Paterson told John Gambling on WOR. Read More