Michael Bloomberg's file:
Bloomberg

Independent from New York

Michael Bloomberg is the mayor of New York City.

Recent statements involving Michael Bloomberg

"New York is the safest big city in the nation, and our crime reductions have been steeper than any other big city’s."

Says New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says "we can only have three bullets" and "the NRA wants firearms with nukes on them."

"If you go back to 1999, Wayne LaPierre testified on behalf of the NRA that background checks were appropriate and should be done."

Says after Hurricane Sandy, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg "refused to allow the National Guard into the city to restore civil order because Guardsmen carry guns!"

"There's a loophole where you can sell guns without a background check … 40 percent of guns are sold that way" at gun shows and over the Internet.

Recent stories featuring Michael Bloomberg

PolitiFact New Jersey remembers solemn anniversary:

The Truth-O-Meter has tested claims about population growth in lower Manhattan, congressional oversight of the Department of Homeland Security, and whether the 9/11 hijackers had New Jersey driver's licenses.

It's Bloomberg vs. LaPierre on gun claims:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the NRA's Wayne LaPierre made back-to-back appearances this week on Meet the Press. We checked their facts.

Not every claim was questionable this year:

Rhetoric during the 2010 campaign season was so filled with falsehoods and exaggerations that we rated the entire election Barely True. But the year also had its share of true statements. Here are five that surprised us for being correct.

With the election's end, 'truthiness' improves:

The election cycle might have ended, but the old Truth-O-Meter kept spinning last week at AJC PolitiFact Georgia.

Topics ranged from animal abuse to the national debt to high school graduation rates. And just about the time Georgians were finishing off the last of the Halloween candy and beginning to plan for the Thanksgiving feast, we took a look at childhood obesity.

It was an unusually "truthy" week, as it turned out. We'd like to take some credit for keeping the power brokers a little more honest. But then we'd probably have to give ourselves a "Pants on Fire."

We hear the state Legislature will be returning to Atlanta in a few months. So it's fitting, we had a bit of a break from the usual mendacity. The Truth-O-Meter needs all the rest it can get before the General Assembly's calamitous return.

In the meantime, we'll keep the Truth-O-Meter primed.

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