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Manhattan, NY - Obama, Bloomberg to Meet at '1 Police Plaza'

Published on: May 13, 2010 03:07 PM
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Manhattan, NY - President Obama will meet today with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg after New York officials used his visit to criticize cuts to some planned homeland security spending.

Bloomberg declined to ding the White House or DHS over cuts to planned anti-terror funding last night, and the topic — among others — is expected to be a topic at the meeting.

Bloomberg told reporters Thursday that he’d spoken to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

“Rahm made a commitment to me that he will work with me on this issue, and you can rest assured that we will hold the administration accountable to that,” he said, dismissing White House arguments that the city actually saw its funds increase this year.

“The numbers are the numbers. The question is not did we get an increase, the question is did we get our fair share and is it adequate to keep this city safe?” he said.

Sen. Chuck Schumer and other New York Democrats have blasted the administration for the cuts in the wake of the Times Square bombing attempt.

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Sources say the mayor will be at police headquarters for the “thank-you” event, where he plans to discuss his concerns with the president about future funding.

A source insisted the mayor had always been planning on attending the event and that the men won’t spend time alone. Which could make for an interesting conversation if it’s in front of the police.



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 May 13, 2010 at 03:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Mike - make sure he hand you a signed check for the security bill. And no - not for votes.

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 May 13, 2010 at 03:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Yes, both were sure that it was a white man / lone wolf that was upset with the health care bill

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 May 13, 2010 at 03:42 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Mike - make sure he hand you a signed check for the security bill. And no - not for votes.

Bloomberg actually is very comfortable with Obama in general, they have the same views on many topics.

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 May 13, 2010 at 05:35 PM Anonymous Says:

He should have saved the money and stayed in D C Look what it costs us for security, flight etc. He could give all this money he wastes for terror that he is taking away

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 May 13, 2010 at 05:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Obama just wants to pressure the Mayor to get on with the Guantanamo trials here in NY. Ain't gonna happen. Don't give in to his dirty pressure tactics Mayor Mike!

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 May 13, 2010 at 08:44 PM drained by tax's Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Obama just wants to pressure the Mayor to get on with the Guantanamo trials here in NY. Ain't gonna happen. Don't give in to his dirty pressure tactics Mayor Mike!

Nothing will stop our money hungry mayor from getting even another penny he'll give up anything if it means more money coming his way. He's all about money money and money

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