Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

Michael Bloomberg rejoins Democrats, considers bid for 2020

Michael Bloomberg Michael Bloomberg in London 2018. Tim P. Whitby Getty
Kenny Thornton | 13 October, 2018, 11:30

Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of NY, announced Wednesday that he has registered as a Democrat, a move certain to stoke further speculation about whether he intends to run for president in 2020.

The Jewish billionaire businessman and three-term NY mayor made the announcement early Wednesday morning in a post on Instagram. Today, he released a picture of himself filling out his registration form and warning about threats to the Constitution that require checks and balances.

Bloomberg says, "At key points in US history, one of the two parties has served as a bulwark against those who threaten our Constitution".

While in City Hall in New York, Bloomberg was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008.

The former New York City mayor re-registered as a Democrat Wednesday, sharing the news to Instagram amid rumors he's planning to launch a 2020 presidential bid.

Essential turns focus to AI-driven phone with virtual agent
Rubin has already achieved one of the biggest feats by the laying the foundation of the modern smartphone business with Android. Given that Essential hasn't been performing well in the market and has received several setbacks in recent times.

In New York, Bloomberg ran as a Republican in 2001 and 2005, and was elected in 2009 to his last term as an Independent candidate on the Republican ballot line.

He has entertained the idea of a presidential run before but never generated enough traction to establish himself as the kind of outsize political force his fellow NY billionaire has become. "You got my vote if you run for president, we need someone like you!" another person wrote.

Bloomberg, who founded the media and financial data company of the same name, has considered running for the top job in the past.

Bloomberg has thrown money and support behind Democrats and is attacking Republicans on abortion and gun policies.

The idea now, of course, is that Bloomberg will run for president in 2020, and that he'll do so as a Democrat. He has vowed to spend at least $100 million - $80 million on House races and $20 million on Senate races.

Recommended

Singapore to NY Singapore to NY The airline has said that the four pilots - two captains and two first officers - need to have at least 8 hours of rest. The world's longest direct flight has taken off from Singapore and is expected to reach NY in the next 19 hours.

Nintendo Releases Easy Version of The Legend of Zelda For Switch Online Nintendo Releases Easy Version of The Legend of Zelda For Switch Online Nintendo promises that these special save points will offer "fun new entry points into fan-favorite games". Speedrunners will probably have a good time getting through the game with these special boosts as well.

Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts The EELV program has successfully launched 72 NSS missions, dating back to 2003, using the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. Like the New Shepard suborbital launch vehicle that preceded it, the New Glenn's first stage is created to be reusable.

Amazon tosses free Echo Dot in with two new Xbox One bundles Amazon tosses free Echo Dot in with two new Xbox One bundles And lastly, Narrator is getting upgraded with support for five new languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Swedish, and Dutch. Dolby Vision HDR video streaming has been implemented as well, supported on Netflix with a premium subscription.

Meghan Markle's ex-husband Trevor Engelson gets remarried Meghan Markle's ex-husband Trevor Engelson gets remarried Unlike Meghan and Harry, Eugenie and Mr Brooksbank cut their carriage procession short, cutting out parts of the high street. The ceremony took place at a private estate in Hidden Hills, Calif., and was reportedly a low-key affair.

Juventus set to make offer for Liverpool target Aaron Ramsey Juventus set to make offer for Liverpool target Aaron Ramsey In recent years, the club have allowed a number of top performers to run down their contracts in order to negotiate a better deal. Ramsey scored in Arsenal's 5-1 win over Fulham at the weekend and has made over 300 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions.

Hands-On With Google Home Hub: Google’s First Smart Display Hands-On With Google Home Hub: Google’s First Smart Display The page notes that Google Home now allows users to "play at 2x speed", "play slower/faster", or "play at half the speed". Rounding out our time with Google on Tuesday was a bit of hands-on time with the new Google Home Hub.

"Nokia 3.1 Plus with 6" HD+ Display & 13MP Dual Cameras Launched In terms of memory, the device features 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage , which is further expandable via a microSD card. With the Nokia 3.1 Plus, HMD Global is stepping in the crowded segment where there are a number of options already.

China's September trade surplus with U.S. widens to record $34.13 billion China's September trade surplus with U.S. widens to record $34.13 billion China's trade surplus with the United States in September was more than China's total trade surplus of US$31.7 billion. President Trump has warned there's a lot more he could do to hurt China's economy.

Record-breaking Hurricane Michael batters Florida Panhandle Record-breaking Hurricane Michael batters Florida Panhandle Though most homes were still standing, no property was left undamaged. "It looks like a tornado came through here", he said. After daylight Thursday residents of north Florida would just be beginning to take stock of the enormity of the disaster.

Theme, Significance and Objective of The Day Dedicated To Mental Disorders Theme, Significance and Objective of The Day Dedicated To Mental Disorders Labour has had a shadow cabinet minister for mental health since 2015 and the party has pledged to increase spending on services and protect budgets.

May to hold Brexit War Cabinet to agree backstop plan May to hold Brexit War Cabinet to agree backstop plan The document stated that the UK Government "expects" this arrangement to remain in place no later than the end of December 2021. This date is the end of the transition period negotiated by the United Kingdom as part of the divorce deal with the EU.

Khabib Nurmagomedov's Father Plans to Punish Son for Actions at UFC 229 Khabib Nurmagomedov's Father Plans to Punish Son for Actions at UFC 229 A brawl between the two camps immediately ensued, as Nurmagomedov leapt over the Octagon to attack a member of McGregor's corner. McGregor then landed a punch on a member of Nurmagomedov's team who had made his way into the octagon.

Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what A Vatican statement said Francis had accepted Wuerl's resignation, but named no immediate replacement. Francis had nothing to do with the promotion of McCarrick to New York, Metuchen, Newark or Washington.

Astronauts make emergency landing after escaping malfunctioning rocket Astronauts make emergency landing after escaping malfunctioning rocket Popular Mechanics reports that Thursday's launch is the fourth time that a ballistic re-entry has occurred in the Soyuz program. In 2015, CRS-7 launched a Dragon capsule on a Falcon 9 rocket to resupply the space station, but the second stage exploded.