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Six politicians plead not guilty in alleged NYC mayor's race plot

FBI Wiretaps - NBC News

New York State Sen. Malcolm Smith and five other politicians pleaded not guilty Tuesday to corruption charges in connection with an alleged plot to buy a line on New York City's mayoral ballot. The allegations revived public concerns about a documented culture of exploitation in Albany that has prompted officials to seek legal recourse to induce change.


Ex-US Rep. Weiner weighing run for NYC mayor

Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned over a sexting scandal in 2011, says he's weighing a run for New York City mayor this year.


Six arrested in bribe probe related to New York mayor's race

Malcolm Smith & Dan Holloran

Six New York politicians were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged role in a bribery scandal that saw a prominent Democrat pay top Republicans for permission to run on their ticket in the city's upcoming mayoral race, prosecutors said.


Bloomberg Proposes Anti-Cigarette Legislation

Under a proposal from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York would be the first city in the nation requiring stores to keep tobacco products out of sight.


Mayor Clinton? Bloomberg Asked Her to Consider a Run

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s overture to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was rejected, but it may signal his dissatisfaction with the current candidates.


Alec Baldwin Mayor Of NYC? Actor Eyes Office, But After 2013

Alec Baldwin says he's thinking of running for mayor of New York, but not until he learns more about the job. In a wide-ranging interview, the 53-year-old says he's talking with two universities about enrolling in a master's program in politics and government. He says he wants to better understand what the fiscal imperatives of the mayor's job are.


Bush to be in NYC to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

Bush to be in NYC to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says former President George W. Bush will be among the dignitaries at a World Trade Center site ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.


New Yorkers want top cop Kelly as next mayor: poll

New York's police commissioner is the top choice for the city's next mayor to be elected in 2013, according to a new poll released on Wednesday. Ray Kelly, who has served as police commissioner under both three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg and David Dinkins, was the choice of 23 percent of voters, including 18 percent of Democrats, in the Quinnipiac University poll.


New York Asks to Bar Use of Food Stamps for Sodas

New York Asks to Bar Use of Food Stamps for Sodas

In an anti-obesity push, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is seeking federal permission to bar New York City’s food-stamp recipients from using them to buy sugared drinks.


Talk persists of Bloomberg presidential run

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the richest men in America, says his views are too polarizing for him to become president of the United States.


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