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  • The New Breed of 'Snowflake Mayors'

    07/03/2019 8:10:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | July 3, 2019 | Bob Barr
    There was a time when America’s big city mayors were real leaders. While few of them we so arrogant as to claim the title of “America’s Mayor” as did Rudy Giuliani, as a breed they exemplified the “take charge,” “get it done” attitude that voters respected and appreciated. Now, in the Snowflake Era that is seeing our country’s college campuses turn into adult day care centers, a number of elected mayors have transitioned to timid, “touchy-feely” office holders afraid to take bold action to protect their citizens and the institutions within their jurisdictions.  Portland, Oregon’s Ted Wheeler personifies this new...
  • Fort Worth mayor says anti-racism official must resign over offensive Facebook posts

    07/02/2019 10:41:12 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 17 replies
    Forth Worth Star-Telegram ^ | July 2, 2019 | Luke Ranker
    Mayor Betsy Price called for the resignation of Human Relations Commission member Mike Steele on Tuesday, hours after Steele’s demeaning and offensive Facebook posts drew attention. Steele’s Facebook posts drew public scrutiny when Emily Farris, a Texas Christian University political science professor, began tweeting screenshots of them. She said she was appalled to see Steele’s public profile, calling his posts “racist, sexist, transphobic, and anti-immigrant.” Steele said he did not plan to resign. He touted his military service in the Gulf War, saying he is a disabled combat veteran, and mentioned his time as a Watauga city councilman. He said...
  • Golden retriever named Mueller is mayor of Southern California town

    05/31/2019 3:37:30 PM PDT · by ptsal · 28 replies
    abc news ^ | 30 May 2019 | Julia Jacobo
    Mueller the golden retriever is almost as famous as special counsel Robert Mueller. Almost. Maximus Mighty-Dog Mueller II, or Max for short, has been the mayor of the Southern California town of Idyllwild since 2014. The town, which is non-incorporated, has has been electing canines for its highest office since 2012. Nonprofit Idyllwild Animal Rescue Friends sponsored the town's first-ever mayoral election, in which any resident was permitted to nominate his or her pet, according to the mayor's website.
  • Former Tehran mayor admitted to murdering his wife

    05/28/2019 11:10:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/19
    ...former Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi admitted he had murdered his wife in her home in Tehran. The police found her body with several gunshot wounds in the chest. Najafi resigned in April 2018.
  • De Blasio: I might not make the first debate

    05/18/2019 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot ^ | May 18, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Democrats have set a fairly low bar to qualify for the first round of debates this summer, but it’s still a bar nonetheless. Not everyone is on track to meet it either. The ones in danger of not making the cut include New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, despite having gotten into the race relatively early and being the beneficiary of significant earned media. And now New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in the race (for some reason) and is facing the same challenges. Will he be able to qualify? Even Hizzoner doesn’t seem to think so. (Politico)...
  • The Irony of Bill de Blasio's Fairness PAC

    05/18/2019 2:49:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 17, 2017 | Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended weeks of speculation and snickering by the New York City press corps on Thursday morning, when he joined the already overcrowded field of Democrats who are chasing their party’s presidential nomination. When Bill de Blasio first ran for Mayor in 2013, his campaign vigorously peddled his narrative of a “tale of two cities” which focused on the perceived inequities that he claimed divided what is perhaps the world’s most diverse city. Now, as he takes his act on the road, it’s just a little ironic that he’s named his Political Action Committee...
  • Florida mayor: Trump hotels should take in migrants

    05/17/2019 7:12:25 PM PDT · by Innovative · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | May 17, 2019 | Catherine E. Shoichet and David Shortell,
    A possible government plan to send migrants who are in federal custody to South Florida sparked concern from local officials this week, and one mayor offered a proposal of his own. "Bring them to the Trump hotels and ask the President to open his heart and home as well," Broward County Mayor Mark Bogen said. Bogen said in a statement that he and other local officials learned this week from US Customs and Border Protection of a plan to release hundreds of migrants weekly into the area.
  • More de Blasio donors plead guilty in corruption cases

    05/14/2019 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 14, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Mayor de Blasio, you may want to call your office.Bill de Blasio is still busy pushing his not-yet-declared presidential bid, but things back at home aren’t looking so great. As the New York Post reports this week, two more of Hizzonor’s political cronies and donors have pleaded guilty to campaign finance law violations. I’ve lost track of how many this makes, but the latest two seem to have been some bold and shameless traders in political influence. Two corrupt brothers whose engineering firm was awarded millions of dollars in city contracts pleaded guilty Monday to illegally funneling cash to Mayor...
  • Baltimore Mayor Pugh resigns after month on leave amid investigation into her business deals

    05/02/2019 12:57:31 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 2, 2019 | Ian Duncan, and Jean Marbella
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh resigned Thursday, apologizing for the harm she has caused to the city’s image and the mayor’s office amid a growing scandal over her sales of a self-published children’s book series. Pugh submitted a letter of resignation dated Thursday. Her resignation is effective immediately, attorney Steven Silverman said at a news conference. She did not attend, and Silverman took no questions.
  • Suspicions Grow as Baltimore Mayor's Leave Drags On

    05/01/2019 4:41:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    US News ^ | 5/01/19
    **SNIP** "I imagine she is under tremendous strain which has only exacerbated her health problems. We have to take Mr. Silverman at his word, as he is an officer of the court," Carter said. But "at the very least, he should produce a statement from a doctor as to her actual medical diagnosis, mental and physical." **SNIP** "I'm assuming she's not mentally incapacitated and she's still fit to answer legal questions and stand trial if it comes to that," Bullock said in a phone interview. **SNIP** But Council member Ryan Dorsey disclosed that it's been "widely murmured" in City Hall...
  • Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot wants teens to know they can 'engage in productive activities'

    05/01/2019 3:46:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/30/19 | John Byrne
    Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot held her second high-level crime fighting meeting of the week Tuesday, bringing together several city department heads at City Hall to prepare for summer violence. “I want to make sure that every single city resource that we have is focused on keeping our communities safe this summer,” Lightfoot told reporters after talking to officials from the Police Department, the Chicago Park District, the Department of Streets and Sanitation, Chicago Public Schools and other agencies. Commenting on the arrests of young people who gathered in large numbers downtown over spring break earlier in April, Lightfoot said teens need...
  • Pugh's statement 'is not true': City Hall emails reveal how aides learned mayor lied about book

    04/30/2019 2:11:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Baltimore Sun via Carroll County Times ^ | 4/29/19 | Doug Donovan, Talia Richman, Jean Marbella
    **SNIP** Pugh told The Baltimore Sun on March 20 that she had not sold her books beyond those she provided to UMMS, which paid her $500,000 over several years for 100,000 copies. There was a problem with that statement, an official with health insurer Kaiser Permanente warned a top Pugh aide. It was not true. “Team - I got a nervous call from folks at Kaiser,” wrote Karen Stokes, a Pugh adviser and the city’s top lobbyist, in a March 21 email to three other senior administration officials. “...apparently the Mayor has said that she has sold her books to...
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings Endorses Catherine Pugh

    04/26/2019 10:59:23 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 12, 2016
    Representative Elijah Cummings said of Catherine: "I am convinced that Catherine Pugh will bring us together and make sure that every single one of us reaches our God-given destiny. She understands that our diversity is not our problem; it is our promise."
  • Pugh for mayor

    04/26/2019 10:48:24 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/21/2018
    A year after Freddie Gray's death, Baltimoreans are eager for change. From the smallest neighborhood groups to the city's biggest institutions, people are clamoring for ways to address problems we have ignored for too long but which came painfully to the surface during last April's protests and unrest. What they need is a proven leader who can unite the city and channel that energy into a vision for a better Baltimore. That leader is Catherine Pugh. Ms. Pugh grew up in a family of seven kids in Philadelphia. Her parents could provide a love of learning but not the money...
  • Baltimore mayor in poor health, not 'lucid' after FBI, IRS raids her home: attorney

    04/26/2019 2:05:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/19 | John Bowden
    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) is in poor health and is not "lucid" enough to make a decision on whether or not to resign amid a scandal over her business dealings, her attorneys said Thursday. Pugh's attorney Steve Silverman made the comment following FBI raids on her homes and offices. “She is leaning toward making the best decision in the best interest in the citizens of Baltimore City,” Silverman said, according to The Baltimore Sun.
  • WJZ: Baltimore Mayor May Have Fled The State After FBI-IRS Raid

    04/25/2019 12:14:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    The hits just keep coming for Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, but the hits might also have trouble finding her. Baltimore’s CBS affiliate WJZ reports that Pugh was on hand when the FBI and IRS conducted a multi-location raid, including at the residence where she is supposedly recuperating from a bout of pneumonia. By the time the raids ended, Pugh might have felt well enough to go on the run: Where is Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh? It’s the question buzzing around the city as the FBI and IRS raid Pugh’s home, City Hall and several other locations tied to her...
  • Federal Agents Are Helping Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Move Or She's Having An Awful Thursday

    04/25/2019 8:37:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Either Federal agents are helping Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh move or she's having an awful, really, really bad Thursday wake-up call
  • Ex-Florida mayor allegedly smoked crack, acted as doctor at his home, report says

    04/14/2019 4:53:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/12/19 | Ryan Gaydos
    The former mayor of a Florida town - who is facing multiple charges, including allegedly shooting at cops and conspiring to impede an investigation against him - reportedly smoked crack cocaine nightly and used meth while he was still in office. The new allegations against former Port Richey Mayor Dale Massad were revealed in court records obtained by the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday. Massad, while he was in office, allegedly received drugs via drug runners and acted as a doctor for friends at his home, the newspaper reported. An investigation into Massad was reportedly launched after authorities received tips...
  • Turkey: After election gains, Kurds fear Erdogan's reach

    04/05/2019 8:24:57 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.04.2019 | Felat Bozarslan, Daniel Bellut
    "We are very pleased that we won the local elections. Now the will of the people must finally be accepted. Only our own city administration can guide our destiny," a young woman told DW. Two older ladies with headscarves joined the conversation. "Why should a forced administration come in now?" they asked. "What do they want here? We will not accept that. May God protect the winners of the elections. "But on the streets of Diyarbakir, the second-largest city in the southeastern Turkish region of Anatolia, people often ask what good a democratically legitimated mayor is, if the AKP government's...
  • The first African-American female mayor in Chicago history will be Lori Lightfoot

    04/02/2019 7:15:18 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 235 replies
    CNN ^ | Mar. 2, 2019
    (CNN)Lori Lightfoot has been elected the next mayor of Chicago, according to the Associated Press, becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead the country's third-most populous city. Lightfoot faced a historic runoff Tuesday against Toni Preckwinkle, who is also an African-American woman. "This may not be the outcome we wanted but while I may be disappointed, I'm not disheartened," Preckwinkle told supporters after she called Lightfoot to congratulate her. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was not in the race, as he was not seeking a third term. Lightfoot, 56, a former assistant US attorney, describes herself as "an out and proud...