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  • Costs to Shelter Homeless Grow, D.C. Mayor Wants Non-City Residents Out

    11/29/2016 11:45:12 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 41 replies
    WMAL radio Washington D.C. FM 105.9 ^ | 29 November 2016 | Steve Burns for WMAL radio
    As Costs to Shelter Homeless Grow, D.C. Mayor Wants Non-City Residents Out Posted on November 29, 2016 Steve Burns WMAL.com WASHINGTON – (WMAL) As costs continue soaring to house the District’s homeless population, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser Tuesday said the District should put an end to housing non-District residents in the city’s homeless shelters. “If we are serving everybody else’s residents, we can’t serve our own,” Bowser said during a Mayor-Council breakfast Tuesday morning. “We have an obligation to serve our residents, but we cannot serve the entire region.” City officials say costs are expanding rapidly as the homeless population...
  • ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Federal Funds

    11/27/2016 5:33:04 AM PST · by detective · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Although Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned President-elect Trump that defunding Sanctuary Cities would cause “social, economic and security problems,” Sanctuary California could face bankruptcy if the Trump administration follows through on threats to pull billions in federal funding. There are 300 “Sanctuary Cities” and counties around the United States that have policies in place blocking local law enforcement from complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests for immigration holds. An ICE detainer is a written request for a local jail or other law enforcement agency to detain an individual for an additional 48 hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after his...
  • All Sanctuary City Mayors Are Violating Their Oath Of Office to Uphold the Law & Should Be Punished

    11/23/2016 2:53:25 PM PST · by Stayfree · 18 replies
    Self | Novermber 23, 2016 | Stayfree
    Most oaths of office contain language to uphold the Constitution and the law. If such a severe breach of that oath as to openly refuse to uphold the law is not in of itself a violation of law, it should be. At the very least it is perjury (which is lying under oath). Obama has violated his oath of office more times than he has used the word "I".....
  • ARREST RAHM EMANUEL

    11/21/2016 8:36:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 55 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-21-2016 | Matthew Vadum
    It is time to start locking up local officials like Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel for interfering with the enforcement of federal immigration law. Those who, like Emanuel, enable lawless so-called sanctuary cities deserve to be behind bars. Radical left-wingers don't believe America should have borders at all. During the recently concluded election campaign, Democrat Hillary Clinton even endorsed the idea that foreigners have a right to move to the United States. After Republican Donald Trump said in September, "No one has the right to immigrate to the United States," Clinton's Ohio campaign put up a tweet featuring Trump's statement followed...
  • If A Mayor Violates Oath Of Office To Uphold The Law By Keeping Sanctuary City..Is That Perjury?

    11/18/2016 3:39:37 PM PST · by Stayfree · 35 replies
    Self | November 18, 2016 | Stayfree
    If a mayor in the oath of office pledges to uphold the Constitution and all laws and then does not obey U.S. immigration laws, is he or she guilty of perjury for violating that oath of office or guilty of some other crime. If so, Jeff Sessions could have them all arrested and thrown in jail
  • London’s Muslim Mayor Urges Anti-Trump Migrants to Flock to UK

    11/17/2016 9:50:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Speaking alongside Google CEO Sundar Pichal, the invitation of Labour politician Khan comes amid rumours sad liberals are threatening to emigrate from the U.S. Khan brought up reports that, after Donald Trump’s shock win in last week’s presidential election, left-wing Americans have been looking into migrating. Referencing rumours that such a phenomenon caused Canada’s immigration website to crash, Khan said Trump haters with U.S. citizenship should look into migrating to the UK. “Millions of people, I’m told, used Google’s search engine post the election on Tuesday – we know millions use it every single day,” he said. “I heard one...
  • DEMOCRAT MAYOR THREATENS TO IGNORE TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION ORDERS

    11/13/2016 3:54:26 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 176 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | November 13K 2016 | Dennis Michael Lynch
    During his campaign, Trump said he would cancel all federal funding to so-called “sanctuary cities.” On Saturday, Hodges pledged to ignore President Trump when he takes office. According to Hodges, she will see to it that Minneapolis law enforcement officers will not assist federal agents in tracking down illegal aliens. Hodges released a statement Saturday titled “Support for Immigrant Community Keeps Minneapolis Safer”: “I will continue to stand by immigrants in Minneapolis. For years, Minneapolis has codified in ordinance that our police officers will not do the work of the Federal government and ICE regarding immigration status. If police officers...
  • Walsh reaching out to Hub immigrants after Trump win

    11/11/2016 7:54:34 PM PST · by mythenjoseph · 14 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11/11.2016 | ChrisVillani
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh says his office is reaching out to the city's immigrant community and promising a zero tolerance policy for any harassment or bullying in wake of President elect Donald J. trumps surprise election day victory.
  • Anatomy of Chaos: Democrat Mayor in Charlotte Turned Down State Law Enforcement Resources

    09/22/2016 3:37:42 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Shortened title. Full title: Anatomy of Chaos: Democrat Mayor in Charlotte Turned Down State Law Enforcement Resources Hours Before Riots Charlotte’s Democratic mayor Jennifer Roberts decided against accepting an offer made by North Carolina’s GOP governor Pat McCrory for additional state law enforcement resources long before the situation spiraled out control on Wednesday night, Breitbart News has learned. Multiple sources have confirmed to Breitbart News—as well as other media—that Governor McCrory had offered Roberts state law enforcement resources that could have protected the city of Charlotte as early as 7 a.m. on Wednesday, but she didn’t take the offer.
  • Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event...

    09/22/2016 9:00:16 AM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 27 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | September 21, 2016 | Nick Miller
    Multiple sources have confirmed that Sacramento Mayor, former NBA star, and UC Berkeley standout Kevin Johnson was hit in the face with a pie tonight at a farm-to-table dinner event — then he tackled and assaulted the protester in a "bloody" brawl. Full Title: "Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Hit in Face with Pie at Event, Assaults Protester in 'Bloody' Scene"
  • Former NYC mayor says he wasn't aware his car hit bicyclist (Dinkins)

    09/03/2016 8:53:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 3, 2016 12:05 PM EDT
    Former New York City mayor David Dinkins says he was never aware he had struck a bicyclist with his car earlier this summer. Dinkins made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed Friday that says Dinkins left the scene after striking a bicycle deliveryman June 30. …
  • Walker Mayor: Louisiana Flooding event was man-made (Youtube Video)

    08/22/2016 7:11:40 PM PDT · by OneVike · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTube
    "WALKER, LA - The frustrated mayor of Walker, Louisiana said Tuesday that the flooding event in his city was "man-made" and announced plans to file suit against the state of Louisiana and federal government. Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey said a six-foot tall concrete barrier that was put along I-12 when the interstate was expanded last year essentially put the city of Walker "into a bowl" because he said the barrier prevents water from draining out of Walker. "When the Amite River went up, it hit that wall," Ramsey said. "We have video evidence that shows the concrete barrier and...
  • Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online

    08/16/2016 10:29:26 AM PDT · by blueyon · 46 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 08/16/16 | Infidel Ali
    Home » World News » Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online Aug 16, 2016 0 Comments Muslim London Mayor Sets Up Task Force To Jail Those Who “Annoy” Muslims Online Muslims are obsessed with shutting down any criticism of Islam. It’s a good first step to imposing Sharia on new lands. Excerpted from Breitbart: The office of London’s first Muslim mayor has secured millions of pounds to fund a police “online hate crime hub” to work in “partnership with social media providers” to criminalise “trolls” who “target… individuals and communities.” The London...
  • Emanuel proposes water, sewer tax to shore up ailing pension fund

    08/04/2016 7:54:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday called for a new tax on city water and sewer bills to stabilize the city's largest pension fund, a move he portrayed as his latest tough decision to secure Chicago's financial future. Emanuel's plan, which would increase the average water and sewer bill by 30 percent over the next four years, was quickly met with resistance from some aldermen who argued the city would be better off adding business taxes or even raising property taxes again to come up with the hundreds of millions of dollars a year needed to keep the city's municipal workers'...
  • Ohio mayor that restricted Trump crowd size Monday campaigned with Hillary SUNDAY

    08/02/2016 6:13:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 08/01/16 | Kyle Olson
    The Columbus Convention Center only allowed 1,000 people inside, despite the cavernous space. “So have 1,000 people in there. They won’t allow any more,” Trump said. “The fire marshal said he’s not allowed to allow any more even though the building holds many thousands of people. So I just wanted to tell you that. That’s politics at its lowest. You ought to check it out, but it’s really politics at its lowest.” The fire marshal blamed construction for blocking exits as the reason for the restricted crowd size. But the mayor? He was probably out campaigning for Hillary again.
  • Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death

    07/18/2016 8:35:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jul 18, 2016 | By David K. Li
    Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death By David K. Li July 18, 2016 | 10:42am Baltimore police lieutenant cleared in Freddie Gray death A Baltimore judge on Monday cleared the highest-ranking cop tied to Freddie Gray’s death. Lt. Brian Rice was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in a bench trial before Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Barry Williams. Prosecutors had blamed Rice for Gray’s death because he did not put a seat belt on the prisoner when Gray was loaded into the back of a police van. Gray, 25, died from spinal cord injuries he...
  • Two snipers shoot 11 police officers and leave bombs all over the place during Dallas protests

    07/07/2016 10:54:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 147 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 8 July 2016 | By Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    Two snipers have shot 11 police officers - killing at least four - and may have planted a bomb in downtown Dallas. The two gunmen opened fire from 'elevated positions', picking off officers 'ambush style' as they manned a protest over the deaths of two black men, police chief David Brown said. A gruesome video shows a heroic policeman taking on one of gunmen, but being gunned down by the shooter before being shot again execution-style, from point-blank range. Both suspects have been caught and taken into custody, with one detained following a shootout with police. As they were detained,...
  • San Francisco seeks to ban pension fund from investing in gun industry

    06/28/2016 6:07:31 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 23 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jun 28 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (KTVU) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a measure that would ban the city employee retirement system from investing in companies that participate in firearm and ammunition manufacturing. The resolution by the supervisors could have a ripple effect throughout the country as the debate about gun control grows in the wake of a mass shooting in Orlando two weeks ago at a gay nightclub that left 50 people dead and several others injured. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is trying to gather support nationwide by asking the mayors of both Boston and New York...
  • Police: Florida mayor carjacked at gunpoint outside his home [Sanford]

    06/25/2016 8:09:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 9:54 PM EDT
    Police say a central Florida mayor was carjacked early Saturday while standing outside his home. MESH reports Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was outside about 2:15 a.m. when three men approached, pointed a gun at him and stole his car keys. Police say the suspects also stole Triplett’s wallet before driving off in his Mercedes. …
  • Stringer positioning Himself to Run Against Mayor De Blasio

    06/17/2016 10:29:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 2 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Ross Barkan
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing at least a half-dozen federal, state, and local investigations into his fundraising, accompanied by ugly headlines and the lowest approval ratings of his tenure. Last week’s arrest of Norman Seabrook, the powerful head of the city's corrections officers’ union, on federal corruption charges in a case involving a de Blasio fundraiser, only crystallized what more and more New York Democrats are starting to believe: With next year’s election looming on the horizon, the progressive mayor is becoming vulnerable to a primary challenge. While a few prominent local politicians are toying with the idea, it’s...
  • London mayor plans negative body image advert ban on Tube, buses and trains

    06/13/2016 9:17:50 AM PDT · by orchestra · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/13/2016
    Adverts promoting negative body images will be banned across the Transport for London (TfL) network from next month. As part of his mayoral election manifesto Sadiq Khan pledged to ban adverts promoting "unhealthy or unrealistic" body images. The advertising watchdog received 378 complaints in 2015 about a weight-loss advert that asked customers if they were "beach body ready?" Mr Khan has now asked TfL to set up its own advertising steering group. The Protein World "beach body ready" promotional posters were defaced in Tube stations and a petition was started calling for the adverts to be banned, however the Advertising...
  • Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement in the lead for Rome mayor

    06/05/2016 11:38:00 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6.June.2016 | Chiara Palazzo
    Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (5SM) took a large lead in the first round of voting for the mayor of Rome, in a possible blow to prime minister Matteo Renzi. Some 13 million people, or a quarter of the adult population, were eligible to vote for mayors in around 1,300 towns and cities, with attention focused firmly on a handful of major centres, including the capital. Victory in Rome would be a huge breakthrough for anti-establishment 5SM, which was founded in 2009 by comedian Beppe Grillo and has grown to be Italy's second largest party. A victory by the populist...
  • Idiot San Jose Mayor Who Blamed Riots on Trump Gets DESTROYED on Social Media

    06/05/2016 7:37:32 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 60 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | 03 June 2016
    After an entire day of getting abused on Social Media by angry Trump supporters and having nearly nobody come to his defense, the Idiot mayor attempted to backtrack a bit. However he could not help but throw in one more jab at Trump which infuriated the majority even more. Here are the top comments on Sam Liccardo’s Facebook page as of right now: snip, read at source
  • Muhammad Ali's Hometown of Louisville Pays Tribute to the Boxing Legend (Flags at half mast)

    06/04/2016 8:52:58 AM PDT · by Dr. Marten · 59 replies
    ABC ^ | 06.04.2016 | David Caplan
    Muhammad Ali's birthplace of Louisville, Kentucky, is paying tribute Saturday to the late boxing legend, who died Friday in Arizona at 74. At a ceremony at the city's Metro Hall, Mayor Greg Fischer said flags on government buildings would remain at half-staff until Ali has been laid to rest.
  • San Jose Mayor Justifies Mob Violence

    06/03/2016 5:53:57 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 67 replies
    Thousands of Americans participated in that most benign of civic rituals in San Jose, California, on Thursday night: seeing a presidential candidate speak. Of course, that candidate was Donald Trump, so as these engaged citizens streamed out of the arena, they were subjected to astonishing levels of violence. An angry mob pelted eggs, tomatoes, and bottles at the spectators—as well as the police, who tried (and failed) to maintain some semblance of order. Other Trump supporters were set upon and punched. One was left with blood streaming down his face. (See representative video below.) The mayor of San Jose, Democrat...
  • New San Francisco police chief inherits city divided by race

    05/22/2016 3:38:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    AP via SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paul Elias
    First, police fatally shot two minority suspects carrying knives. Then transcripts surfaced showing officers using racial slurs in text messages. Finally, a young black woman was shot dead as police tried to pull her from a stolen car. The woman's shooting death Thursday was the tipping point for San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who forced Police Chief Greg Suhr to step down after months of mounting pressure. The new chief inherits the daunting task of turning around a troubled department in a city deeply divided by race — and doing it fast. "Reforms, reforms, reforms," acting Police Chief Toney Chaplin...
  • “Stanford douchebags” ruining San Francisco?

    01/30/2015 5:09:21 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 29, 2015 | Beth Spotswood
    Author, founder of Salon.com, and Bernal Heights resident David Talbot recently made a speech at Stanford which was then published in 48HillsOnline.com decrying “Stanford douchebags”, gentrification, and Mayor Ed Lee. Talbot’s strong words for Stanford students have struck a chord up north in San Francisco, and his speech is rapidly going viral.
  • The de Blasio coverup begins

    05/20/2016 7:04:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Besieged by federal and state investigators, Mayor Bill de Blasio turned Nixonian Thursday and declared five of his closest outside confidants exempt from public disclosure laws when they advise him on running the city. His administration extended the stunning “agents of the city” privilege to BerlinRosen co-founder Jonathan Rosen; Hilltop Public Solutions partners Nicholas Baldick and Bill Hyers; and AKPD partner John Del Cecato. All four worked on de Blasio’s political campaigns. Also included was Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to South Africa and a former political operative at SEIU Local 1199.
  • Muslim Elected Mayor of London

    05/09/2016 10:11:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/09/2016 | Robert Spencer
    Labour Party candidate Sadiq Khan, a Muslim, has been elected mayor of London, and the international Left is thrilled. “Son of a Pakistani bus driver, champion of workers’ rights and human rights, and now Mayor of London. Congrats, @SadiqKhan. –H,” tweeted Hillary Clinton. Likewise happy are Islamic supremacists worldwide: members of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), the party of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the majority party in the nation’s National Assembly, held up a sign emblazoned: “Heartiest Congratulation [sic] to Sadiq Khan 1st Muslim Mayor of London who defeated millionaire Jew Zec [sic] Goldsmith.” Those two messages...
  • Sadiq Khan becomes London's first elected Muslim mayor

    05/06/2016 2:40:08 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 136 replies
    Mashable ^ | 5/6/2016 | Gianluca Mezzofiore
    LONDON — Labour candidate Sadiq Khan has been elected Mayor of London, beating his Conservative opponent Zac Goldsmith. Khan, 45, replaces flamboyant Conservative Boris Johnson after a race characterised by allegations of extremism and racism. Goldsmith called Khan — who is Muslim — a "radical" and accused him of giving "platforms, oxygen and even cover" to Islamic extremists. His allegations were echoed by prime minister David Cameron in the parliament, during Wednesdays' question time. The son of a bus driver from Pakistan, Khan is a former human rights lawyer who branded himself "the British Muslim who takes the fight...
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On

    03/29/2016 7:51:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/29/2016
    Late at night this month, the pastor’s phone beeped with a text message from an anguished parishioner. Andre Taylor, the church member’s great-nephew, had been shot and killed. “Dre had just turned 16,” the message on the Rev. Ira Acree’s phone read. “I think that it’s time to call for action and solicit help, have the National Guard to take over and patrol the Chicago streets.” Four days earlier, another text had appeared. A different parishioner’s granddaughter, Daysha Wright, a 21-year-old nursing student, had been shot to death in a car, leaving a 2-year-old son. At his desk at Greater...
  • Rob Ford was more like Trump than Trudeau

    03/27/2016 6:32:03 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    OC Register ^ | March 25, 2016 | TIMOTHY SPANGLER
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  • Infamous ex-Toronto mayor will lie in repose at City Hall

    03/23/2016 2:53:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 5:31 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford will lie in repose for two days at City Hall before he is laid to rest next week. Ford died Tuesday after fighting cancer at age 46. The Ford family said Wednesday that mourners will be able to pay their respects Monday and Tuesday at City Hall. The Ford family thanked current Mayor John Tory for allowing the honor. …
  • London’s mayor tells Obama to butt out of E.U. debate

    03/14/2016 3:38:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Washingon Post ^ | 03/14/16 | Karla Adam
    LONDON — The mayor of London has a simple message for President Obama over Britain’s upcoming referendum on membership in the European Union: Butt out. In a strikingly combative article published Monday, the flamboyant mayor, Boris Johnson, accused the United States of “exorbitant hypocrisy” in urging the United Kingdom to vote to stay in the bloc, given that the former defends its own sovereignty with “hysterical vigilance.” Johnson's strident criticism in the Telegraph newspaper comes amid reports that Obama will visit the United Kingdom next month and will urge Britons to vote to remain in the 28-nation E.U. The London...
  • Former DC mayor Gray begins comeback after investigation

    02/04/2016 10:19:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 4, 2016 12:28 PM EST | Ben Nuckols
    Former District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, whose sole term in office was dogged by a federal investigation that ended with no charges filed against him, began his political comeback on Thursday, announcing that he will run for the D.C. Council. Gray, a 73-year-old Democrat, lost his re-election bid in the 2014 Democratic primary to current Mayor Muriel Bowser. Three weeks before the primary, a federal prosecutor said in court that Gray knew about an illegal, $660,000 slush fund that helped him get elected in 2010. Last December, prosecutors said they decided not to charge him. Gray has maintained he...
  • A Bad Day for Preferred Narratives, (Democrats)

    01/08/2016 2:19:58 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 9 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Noah Rothman
    A Bad Day for Preferred Narratives Noah Rothman Everything was going as planned at President Barack Obama's Thursday evening town hall on gun control when the unexpected occurred. A woman, a mother, a victim of sexual assault in college, someone who according to the overly simplistic center-left perspective should be sympathetic both to Democrats and stricter gun laws, stood up and defended firearm ownership. It was a moment that demonstrated the fragility of narratives and stereotyping. It exposed just how rapidly worldviews predicated on a naĂŻve and one-dimensional typecasting - a trap into which political demographers easily fall - can...
  • Sylvester Turner wins Houston mayoral runoff election

    12/12/2015 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    OUSTON - Sylvester Turner won the Houston mayoral runoff election Saturday evening. The polls closed at 7 p.m. Saturday after a day of bad weather worried candidates about voter turnout. ELECTION RESULTS:http://www.khou.com/elections Volunteers for both candidates tailored their phone bank messages on election eve, urging voters to cast their ballots in the morning rather than waiting until the afternoon. Although conventional political wisdom says rainy weather generally works against Democrats, this campaign has been anything but conventional.
  • Fla. mayor bans Trump from city after Trump calls for barring Muslims

    12/08/2015 2:12:32 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    ActionNewsJax ^ | 12-7-2015 | ActionNewsJax
    Action News - Jacksonville, Fla. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Donald Trump's controversial comments Monday calling for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States" were followed with outrage on social media. While many were tweeting their thoughts and emotions about Trump's comments, the mayor of one Florida city decided to take action with his tweet.
  • Juneau mayor died of natural causes, police say

    12/03/2015 12:20:17 PM PST · by skeptoid · 13 replies
    Alaska Dispatch News ^ | December 2, 2015 | Pat Forgey|
    JUNEAU -- Newly elected Mayor Greg Fisk died of natural causes Monday, and facial injuries that sparked rumors of an assault actually came from a fall, Juneau police said Wednesday. "The first assumption was someone had done something to him," said Bryce Johnson, Juneau police chief. An autopsy was conducted by the State Medical Examiner Office in Anchorage, Johnson told reporters at a press conference in Juneau Wednesday afternoon. Two Juneau detectives in Anchorage on other business attended the autopsy, he said. The cause of death has not been specified, but Fisk had a history of heart issues, Johnson said
  • Injuries found on Juneau mayor’s body; police await autopsy results

    12/01/2015 5:22:02 PM PST · by skeptoid · 20 replies
    Alaska Dispatpatch News ^ | December 1, 2015 | Chris Klint|
    Injuries found on Juneau mayor’s body; police await autopsy results Chris Klint| December 1, 2015 Share on email Email Print Juneau’s mayor had suffered injuries when his son found him dead Monday afternoon, investigators say. Stephen “Greg” Fisk, 70, was found dead inside his residence in downtown Juneau, according to Ian Fisk, who police say called dispatchers at 3:34 p.m. Monday. Juneau police spokeswoman Erann Kalwara said Tuesday that she couldn’t describe the injuries found on Fisk’s body due to the ongoing investigation. “The injuries could be characterized as signs of trauma,” Kalwara said. “He’s being sent for an autopsy,...
  • Charlotte Mayor-elect Jennifer Roberts played ‘outside game’ to win

    11/04/2015 4:56:50 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 13 replies
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 11/4/2015 | Bill Moriill
    Back in March, as the field of Charlotte’s mayoral candidates continued to grow, a lot of people considered Democrat Jennifer Roberts a long shot. It wasn’t the first time that Charlotte’s new mayor-elect had been underestimated. Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/election/article42877881.html#storylink=cpy
  • Citizens Against Virtually Everything

    10/18/2015 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    Things are up to date in Kansas City — politicians are going about as far as they can go. Unless the people get in the way. But, but . . . “the people are the fountain of all power,” James Madison, father of our Constitution, wrote . . . well, quite some time ago. Today, Kansas City’s brilliant and heroic political leaders fully recognize Madison’s people power, and indeed want to frolic in the enormous fountain. Or even build a brand new, bigger and better fountain — a fantastic fountain, the very best. Whether the public is smart enough to...
  • Pope Francis ‘criticises Rome’s mayor’

    09/30/2015 11:03:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | September 30, 2015
    Comments made on plane will increase tension ahead of Year of MercyPope Francis criticised the mayor of Rome during an in-flight press conference on the way home from America, according to Italian media reports.The Pontiff reportedly referred Mayor Ignazio Marino as someone who “professes to be Catholic”.Speaking on the flight home to Rome, Francis was asked whether he had invited the mayor, a supporter of same-sex marriage and euthanasia, to join him in Philadelphia.He is reported to have replied: “I didn’t invite the mayor. Is that clear? I asked the organisers and they didn’t invite him either.”The Holy Father reportedly...
  • More Than 50 People Shot for the Second Weekend in a Row in Chicago

    09/30/2015 10:09:03 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Trace William Cowen
    Four people were killed and 52 wounded during shootings across Chicago over the weekend. After multiple weekends in a row of increased violence in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging a fresh and more proactive approach to gun control. [Snip] At least 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to their analysis, that's roughly 400 more incidents than during the same period in 2014.
  • Baltimore mayor says she will not seek re-election By JULIET LINDERMAN Sep. 11, 2015 10:37 AM EDT

    09/11/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | JULIET LINDERMAN
    <p>Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that she will not seek re-election, nearly five months after the city erupted in rioting following the death of a man injured in police custody.</p> <p>Rawlings-Blake made the announcement at a news conference called only 90 minutes earlier, a move that comes just days after officials said the city would pay Freddie Gray's family $6.4 million to settle civil claims over his spinal injury.</p>
  • Hakeem Jeffries for New York Mayor? Some Say Yes, But He Hesitates

    09/03/2015 3:40:57 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 3, 2015 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    In Washington, Mr. Jeffries, a second-term congressman, is best known as a collegial, next-generation Democrat with a keen interest in criminal justice reform. In New York, however, he has positioned himself at a nexus of powerful interests that have grown frustrated during Mr. de Blasio’s tenure.... Where Mr. de Blasio has opposed charter schools, Mr. Jeffries has firmly defended them; in April, he addressed a fund-raising gala for the Success Academy organization, a fast-growing charter network heavily backed by wealthy critics of the mayor. When Mr. de Blasio sought to limit expansion of the ride-hailing company Uber, Mr. Jeffries spoke...
  • Talladega Mayor Larry Barton describes beating; questions raised about sex tape

    08/09/2015 5:40:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | August 09, 2015 | John Archibald
    Talladega Mayor Larry Barton says he does not know why he was targeted when he was beaten with a baseball bat Saturday, but a former lawyer for the assailant said it started with a sex tape. Here is the story Barton tells: "I pulled up to the barbershop and there was a guy in a hood and trench coat standing there," he said. "I opened the door and he started pounding me with a baseball bat." Barton, 74, said 71-year-old Benny Green -- who used to co-host Barton's radio show "In the Interest of the People" – hit him repeatedly...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 1:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess...
  • Effort to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short

    06/26/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2026
    FERGUSON, Mo -- An effort to recall the mayor of Ferguson in the wake of last summer's shooting death of Michael Brown has fallen short. County Board of Elections says Ground Level Support was 27 votes short of the required 1,814 valid signatures needed to force an election to recall Mayor James Knowles III. Knowles, who's white, was criticized for comments he made after last August's shooting death of Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson.