: News

Filed Under:

Bloomberg Backs Fenty in Mayoral Race

Play associated audio

by Patrick Madden

Michael Bloomberg is throwing his support behind Mayor Adrian Fenty in this year's mayoral contest. Patrick Madden reports why an endorsement from the mayor of New York almost seems to make sense.

Carmine's was a fitting venue for Bloomberg's endorsement. Like the New York eatery that just opened up here in D.C., Fenty has imported some key aspects of the Bloomberg administration.

Mayoral takeover of the schools? That happened first in New York.

D.C.'s 311 system? Also copied from New York.

Even the physical layout of the mayor's office -- the so-called bullpen -- was modeled after New York's. Bloomberg says the District is "lucky" to have Fenty.

But Fenty's rival,Vincent Gray, is downplaying the endorsement. A statement from the campaign reads "it's probable we'll come up short with voters in New York."

NPR

How Photos Of Crisis Can Shape The Events They Represent

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Kira Pollack, director of photography and visual enterprise at Time, about how iconic photos might affect the conversation about the events they have come to represent.
NPR

How Big Egg Tried To Bring Down Little 'Mayo' (And Failed)

Newly released emails from the American Egg Board reveal embarrassing details about its fight against the vegan product Just Mayo. Industry critics say the board's antics may have broken the law.
NPR

New Cellphone Surveillance Safeguards Imposed On Federal Law Enforcement

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy.
NPR

How The Architect Of Netflix's Innovative Culture Lost Her Job To The System

Netflix is famous for pioneering a company culture that demands standout results from every employee. One of the architects of this philosophy ended up losing her job to the system she created.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.