Jane Rosenberg Just being there was humbling. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the founder of Bloomberg LP and the city's wealthiest citizen, sat in criminal court answering a hot series of questions about just the sort of shady political maneuvers and corrupting influence of money that have frequen ... More >>
The New York Post reports that three potential jurors were relieved of their jury duty when they told a judge that they loved Mayor Bloomberg (or, that they knew him too well to be fair in the upcoming trial of his former political consultant, John Haggerty, who stands accused of stealing $1. ... More >>
The mayor's 'crime'
• President Obama will wrap up his stay in the Gulf today after visiting Florida. Tonight he will address the nation from the Oval Office to reassure us that the Gulf "will return to normal" and that BP will pay. Tomorrow, he'll meet with BP. [ABC News]
Mayor Bloomberg and his campaign are not -- repeat NOT -- targets of the criminal probe of the mysterious $750,000 in Bloomy bucks routed to an Independence Party consultant in last fall's election. But isn't it interesting, as reported today, that the mayor's special assistant, one Allison J ... More >>
The Post, the Wall Street Journal, and Capitol Tonight are all reporting -- without apparent fear of contradiction -- that a criminal grand jury has been convened to consider charges involving an Independence Party payment of $750,000 last fall to a Queens political operative. The grand jury ... More >>
Things are looking slushy, MikeEven Mike Bloomberg's lawyers say he broke election law when he gave $1.2 million to the Independence Party right before the November election. The mayor's media guru, Howard Wolfson, and his elections lawyer Ken Gross told the Daily News that Bloomberg's two ... More >>
For a guy who dropped his Republican registration three years ago and insists he's above petty partisan politics, Mike Bloomberg seems to have staked an awfully large claim in the battle over leadership of the city's largest GOP organization. As the Post's David Seifman reports, Bloomberg made a lat ... More >>