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  • Mayor during Katrina gets 10 years for corruption

    07/09/2014 9:19:39 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business. The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and...
  • Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets A Decade In Prison For Corruption (Chocolate City)

    07/09/2014 10:22:18 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI - AP ^ | 7-9-2014 | Kevin McGill
    Kevin McGill, Associated PressJuly 9, 2014 Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges. Prosecutors said the actions for which he was convicted spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. (snip)
  • Hundreds of furious protestors block road for buses carrying illegal immigrants

    07/02/2014 12:05:35 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2014 | James Nye
    "A crowd of 300 angry protestors forced three buses carrying 140 undocumented migrant children and their parents to turn around in Murrieta, California, on Tuesday after they blocked the road. The dramatic confrontation between the flag waving protestors and the Homeland Security buses came one day after Mayor Alan Long urged residents to resist the federal government's plan to transfer the Central American migrants to California to ease overcrowding of facilities along the Texas-Mexico border. Holding up banners that said 'Return to Sender' and suggesting the children should be sent to the White House instead, the irate protestors succeeded when...
  • Should Mayor de Blasio Watch His Back?

    06/22/2014 2:57:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Caroline Bankoff
    "If anything should happen to Mayor Bill de Blasio, you're looking at the next mayor of the City of New York," Tish James pointed out as she introduced Representative Charlie Rangel at a Harlem church on Sunday. While it's true that, as Public Advocate, James stands first in the line of succession to New York's mayoralty, we're didn't realize that it was on the forefront of her mind. Be careful over at City Hall, Bill.
  • San Marino Mayor Resigns After Video Captures Him Throwing Dog Waste In Neighbor’s Yard

    06/19/2014 12:18:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The mayor of San Marino has stepped down after he was captured on surveillance video tossing a bag of dog waste onto his neighbor’s walkway earlier this month. Dennis Kneier announced his immediate resignation Tuesday in a letter to the city and the City Council. “As is well known, early in the evening of Saturday, June 7, I had a lapse of judgment and discarded dog waste on a neighbor’s walkway,” Kneier wrote. “It was insensitive, disrespectful and wrong. I have apologized to my neighbor for my action, and I will pay a fine for littering. I can understand why...
  • Video Shows San Marino Mayor Throwing A Bag Of Dog Poop Into His Neighbor's Yard

    06/12/2014 5:56:47 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 12 replies
    The mayor of one of the richest areas in the United States was caught on tape throwing a bag of dog sh*t into his neighbor’s yard. San Marino resident Philip Lao said he was about to go on a walk with his wife Saturday evening when he saw a small bag full of dog poop outside his home on Euston Road, according to the Pasadena Star-News. Lao reviewed his home surveillance cameras and says he recognized Dennis Kneier, mayor of the San Gabriel Valley city, as the poop-thrower. Video shows Kneier holding a briefcase in one hand and flinging the...
  • Caught on Camera: San Marino Mayor Tosses Bag of "Dog Doo" on Neighbor's Walkway

    06/10/2014 6:02:50 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies
    http://www.nbclosangeles.com ^ | june 10, 2014 | Samia Khan and Ryan Bourgard
    The mayor of an affluent Southern California city was caught on camera leaving a bag of what appeared to be dog feces on his neighbor’s property, police said, and the neighbor believes this wasn't an accident.  Dennis Kneier, mayor of San Marino, a town of approximately 13,000 people just south of Pasadena, was identified as the person placing a plastic bag in the private walkway of a home in the 1400 block of Charlton Road around 6 p.m. Saturday. According to San Marino Police, the bag was tied closed and appeared to have been intentionally place at the walkway entrance....
  • Houston Mayor Forces All to Open Girls Rooms to Men (The liberal insanity continues).

    05/29/2014 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Signalman · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2014 | Bob Price
    HOUSTON, Texas—Houston’s bathrooms, showers, and dressing facilities will now be open to all, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, or other predilection of gender behavior. By an 11-6 vote of the Houston City Council, Mayor Annise Parker achieved this as the crowning jewel of her tenure as mayor. Mayor Parker, Houston’s first openly gay mayor, said passing this ordinance was not the most important thing she has done in office, according to an article in the Fairfield Citizen, but it is the “most personally meaningful thing I will ever do as mayor.” Houston Council Member, At Large Position 3,...
  • NYC Announces Plan to Equalize Neighborhoods

    05/27/2014 10:17:58 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    Concerned that the City is an inhomogeneous hodgepodge with pockets of great wealth in some neighborhoods and squalor in others, newly appointed Housing Preservation and Development Commissar Vicki Been announced a plan to move 80,000 to 120,000 poorer families into middle class neighborhoods. “This way instead of having blight and filth in every direction they might look poorer families will be within easy walking distance of a better kept neighborhood,” Been boasted. “The crimes that plague poorer sections of our City would be more evenly dispersed throughout the whole City. Victims will come from a more broadly representative subset of...
  • Poll: Rahm Emanuel re-election on ropes; voters say no better than Daley

    05/11/2014 11:49:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 05/11/2014 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Only one in five Chicago voters credit Mayor Rahm Emanuel with doing a better job of running the city than Richard M. Daley did, and only 29 percent would support him if the mayoral election were held today. Those are the results of a new poll conducted for Early & Often, the Chicago Sun-Times’ political portal. The telephone survey of 511 registered Chicago voters who said they were “very likely” to go to the polls on Feb. 24 was conducted Wednesday by the firm of McKeon & Associates. “Right now, Rahm is not connecting. If he doesn’t do that, he’s...
  • Violence spreads to Kyiv as Kharkiv mayor shot, in critical condition

    04/28/2014 3:26:48 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | 4-28-14 | Kyiv Post
    Kharkiv mayor Gennady Kernes shot in the back, remains in the hospital Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes was shot in the back on April 28 and is in serious condition, the press service of the Kharkiv city council reported on its website. "The Kharkiv mayor received a gunshot wound in the back. Now he is in the hospital emergency room on the operating table. Doctors are fighting for his life," reads the statement. Kernes was an avid supporter of former President Viktor Yanukovych and spoke out against the EuroMaidan Revolution that forced the ex-head of state to flee the country. Since...
  • Seattle Mayor set to announce $15 minimum wage plan (socialist Sawant demands even more)

    04/24/2014 4:22:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    KIRO TV ^ | 4/24/14 | Essex Porter
    SEATTLE — Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has scheduled a news conference for Thursday to announce a plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. **SNIP** Committee members representing business and labor could not agree on issues like crediting tips and benefits against the $15 minimum. And council member Kshama Sawant revealed another hurdle -- she said there has been little talk of automatically increasing the minimum wage with inflation. “If going forward the new minimum wage does not have a cost of living increase attached to it every year of the phase in it's not going to...
  • Janet Gray Hayes, San Jose's First Female Mayor, Dies at 87

    04/23/2014 2:59:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
    Hayes remembered as pioneer who declared San Jose "feminist Capitol of the world"San Jose is remembering its first female mayor. Janet Gray Hayes died Monday at a retirement home in Saratoga. Her family says she suffered a stroke over the weekend. Hayes was elected mayor of San Jose in 1974, becoming the first woman in the United States to lead a city of more than 500,000 people. “She was a trailblazer who helped open the door for women to serve their communities in public office,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren said in a statement. “She was the one who declared San Jose...
  • Northwest Indiana mayor, wife and stepdaughter indicted (party never mentioned)

    04/20/2014 3:44:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/17/14 | Andy Grimm
    In the small town of Lake Station, Ind., the news that the mayor, his wife and stepdaughter have been indicted on federal corruption charges this week came as little surprise. Residents in Lake Station, one of many working-class towns that fringe the northwest Indiana industrial centers of Gary and Hammond, have seen FBI agents leaving the town hall several times in recent years. On Thursday, Keith Soderquist and his wife and personal secretary, Deborah, were in federal court in Hammond to face charges of wire fraud and filing false tax returns, after allegedly using money from Soderquist’s campaign fund and...
  • Charlotte mayor arrested just SIX MONTHS into job for allegedly taking $50,000 in bribes

    03/27/2014 7:28:20 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | March 27, 2014 | Associated Press
    Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested Wednesday and accused of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from undercover FBI agents posing as businessmen who wanted to do work with North Carolina's largest city. Mayor Patrick Cannon, a 47-year-old Democrat who rose from the city's public housing projects to become a successful businessman and politician, faces federal theft and bribery charges. Cannon accepted more than $48,000 in cash, airline tickets, a hotel room and the use of a luxury apartment as bribes and solicited more than $1 million more, according to a criminal complaint....
  • The harpist or the heiress? Image is all in the race to be first woman mayor of Paris

    03/02/2014 6:09:48 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/1/2014 | Kim Wilsher
    The heiress and the harpist are running for mayor of Paris. The race is intriguing only because both candidates are women. The race is all about image, and the voters know it. "Don't worry," says a passer-by overhearing the conversation. "It'll never happen."" What will never happen is the promise of the harpist, a former Sarkozy minister, to convert ghost metro stations into swimming pools for the homeless. Kosciusko-Morizet earned her nickname of the harpist ever since being photographed for Paris Match lounging in an evening gown in a forest next to a harp "like some posh wood nymph." Vying...
  • Obama Mentor Preckwinkle May Challenge Emanuel for Chicago Mayor

    02/23/2014 9:54:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 07:46 PM | Greg Richter
    First-term Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face a challenge from the mentor of his old boss, President Barack Obama. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle may have her sights on the job, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, though she insists she is running only for re-election this year. […] Emanuel has alienated the black community, the Sun-Times’s Carol Marin notes, by closing neighborhood schools while opening charter schools. He also has angered police and firefighters in contract talks. …
  • De Blasio SUV broke traffic laws after safety push

    02/21/2014 10:28:34 AM PST · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    NYP ^ | Feb. 20, 2014 | By Yoav Gonen, Rebecca Harshbarger and Bruce Golding
    Mayor de Blasio’s SUV was caught on camera speeding through Queens and blowing through two stop signs Thursday — just two days after he announced a sweeping street-safety plan. The mayor — who was riding shotgun on the way back to City Hall from a pothole-filling photo op — was twice clocked going 15 mph over the speed limit by a WCBS/Channel 2 news crew. The two-car caravan also ran past two stop signs without even tapping the brakes and changed highway lanes without signaling, the CBS video shows. De Blasio’s wild ride came after his pledge to personally abide...
  • De Blasio jaywalks as he preaches road safety [also exceeded speed limit, ignored stop signs]

    02/21/2014 2:15:47 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2014
    Now he’s jaywalking! Mayor de Blasio and his security detail crossed a Brooklyn street against the light Friday on his way to his morning workout – just a day after his SUV blew through two stop signs and was speeding in Queens. Exclusive video taken by The Post caught the mayor — dressed in a “Brooklyn” sweatshirt, slacks and sneakers — chatting on his cellphone as he sauntered across 11th Street on 6th Avenue in Park Slope, ignoring the orange hand on the traffic signal that clearly warns pedestrians not to cross. In January, NYPD precincts launched an aggressive jaywalking...
  • Faulconer wins mayor's race (San Diego Mayor)

    02/11/2014 11:57:19 PM PST · by South40 · 62 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/11/2014 | Craig Gustafson
    SAN DIEGO — Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer defeated Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in the San Diego mayor’s race Tuesday night. Faulconer had 55.2 percent compared to Alvarez’s 44.8 percent with 86 percent of the city's precincts counted. A jubilant Faulconer gave a speech to his supporters about 10:40 p.m. but stopped short of declaring victory. “We know that this city has gone through a lot in the last year, but we knew that as San Diegans that we were better than that and that we were going to come together when we had the opportunity to do that and...
  • Rob Ford asks for Pride flag — just raised at City Hall to support gay .... — be taken down

    02/08/2014 8:52:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    National Post ^ | Natalie Alcoba
    FULL TITLE: Rob Ford asks for Pride flag — just raised at City Hall to support gay rights at Sochi — be taken down Police investigating threat against Rob Ford, mayor's office says Mayor Rob Ford demanded on Friday that officials remove a rainbow-coloured flag raised at Toronto City Hall in solidarity with the gay community in Russia during the Olympics, prompting fresh accusations that he is homophobic. The mayor duct-taped a Canadian flag to his office window overlooking Nathan Phillips Square shortly after officials pulled down a City of Toronto flag from a “courtesy” flagpole on city hall’s roof...
  • South struggles back to normal as officials point fingers after snowstorm

    01/30/2014 7:10:34 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    US News-NBC News Online ^ | 1/30/2014 | Erin McClam and Alexander Smith
    Still littered with abandoned cars, Atlanta struggled to find its way back to normal Thursday while the mayor and governor struggled with the political fallout from a snowstorm that trapped some people in their cars more than 24 hours. Mayor Kasim Reed assured people on Tuesday, in a message on Twitter before the snow began to fall: “Atlanta, we are ready for the snow.” On Thursday, he acknowledged that authorities made a mistake by not staggering their orders for people to go home — schools first, then private businesses, then government employees. Instead, hundreds of thousands of people poured onto...
  • Sochi mayor: We have no gay people — as far as I know

    01/28/2014 1:40:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/27/14 | Tracy Connor
    The mayor of Sochi told a reporter that there are no gay people in the city hosting the Winter Olympics — but the patrons of one bar didn't get the memo. The same BBC reporter had visited a gay tavern in the Black Sea resort town the night before he interviewed Mayor Anatoly Pakhomov, who said the whole city is straight. "We do not have them in our city," Pakhomov flatly told the BBC. Pressed further, the mayor backtracked a bit: "I am not sure, but I don't bloody know them."
  • New York City Mayor Agrees With Cuomo Booting Pro-Lifers, Calls Them “Extremists”

    01/25/2014 9:24:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Bill Donohue
    One week ago today, Governor Cuomo railed against what he called “extreme conservatives” who are “pro-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay.” He said such persons “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” Yesterday, Mayor de Blasio said he agrees with Cuomo’s comments “100 percent.” He explained, “I interpret his [Cuomo's] remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women, does not represent the views of the people of New York State.” deblasoThe spin won’t work. Who...
  • Warren Mayor Jim Fouts Calls Video Of Him And Young Assistant In Chicago 'An Attack'

    01/24/2014 1:17:56 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Warren Mayor Jim Fouts squirmed, acting uncomfortable, when he answered questions from WXYZ-TV's Jim Kiertzner about a video that is circulating online that appears to show Fouts walking in Chicago, holding hands with his executive assistant, Amanda Mika. The pair also appears to show the pair checking into the Drake Hotel, dining and visiting an Apple store. Fouts is 71. Mika is reportedly 25. The six-minute video, which carries a November 2012 time stamp, is posted to YouTube by someone with the screen name Warren DeepThroat, and suggests the mayor’s assistant received a pay raise at a time when health-care...
  • Mayoral Candidate Allegedly Beaten Up By Two Teenage Girls At Mall Of America(Youts)

    12/28/2013 12:59:33 PM PST · by blam · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-28-2013 | Erin Fuchs
    Mayoral Candidate Allegedly Beaten Up By Two Teenage Girls At Mall Of AmericaErin FuchsDec. 28, 2013, 10:50 AMLetajia Shapree Cutler-Cain A 63-year-old runner-up for mayor of Minneapolis was allegedly beaten up by two teenage girls at a Mall of America Starbucks this week, CBS Minnesota reports. The teen girls allegedly attacked Mark Andrew and said "we're going to kill you" after he tried to chase down a guy who snatched his phone. It's possible the girls were working with the thief. The girls, age 18 and 17, were arrested and are in police custody. The 18-year-old was identified as Letajia...
  • Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' ...

    12/21/2013 9:53:54 AM PST · by Morgana · 97 replies
    FULL TITLE: Houston Mayor Annise Parker calls Phil Robertson a 'redneck wingnut' whose views are 'completely irrelevant' “I have never watched ‘Duck Dynasty,’ so I don’t think about it much at all,” Parker responded. “I’ve been a gay community activist since the mid-70s.
  • Ex-San Diego (RAT) Mayor Bob Filner To Be Sentenced For Harassment

    12/09/2013 2:24:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 12/08/13
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner has almost vanished from public view since a defiant resignation speech as San Diego mayor amid widespread allegations that he sexually harassed women. He returns to the spotlight at least once more. The former 10-term congressman will be sentenced Monday for one felony and two misdemeanors for placing a woman in a headlock, kissing another woman and grabbing the buttocks of a third. He pleaded guilty in October in an agreement with prosecutors, who will recommend that he get three months of home confinement and three years of probation.
  • Mayor Of London Says Economic Inequality Can Be Good, And Some People Are Just Too Dumb To Succeed

    11/28/2013 12:00:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/28/2013 | ADAM TAYLOR
    Economic inequality has become a hot topic recently, with Pope Francis becoming just the latest high profile individual to speak out about the growing trend. Last night, however, another big name expressed a very different viewpoint — that economic inequality can be good, and some people just aren't clever enough to succeed. Boris Johnson, the right wing Conservative party's Mayor of London, was talking at the Centre for Policy Studies in London, a neo-liberal free-market think tank. The speech was titled "What Would Maggie do Today?" but the section that caught the most attention today only dealt indirectly with Margaret...
  • Moscow mayor: No more mosques in my city

    11/26/2013 3:14:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/26/13 | Fred Weir
    Moscow — No more mosques will be built in Moscow, despite the huge crowds that swamp the city's four public mosques on Muslim holidays, because they are mainly used by temporary workers, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has decided. In an interview with the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda on Wednesday, Mr. Sobyanin said that Moscow has about two million foreign residents, the vast bulk of them migrant workers from former Soviet Central Asia who are mainly Muslim. The city's economy "could not manage without them," he admitted. But he insisted that the vast throngs of Muslims who fill Moscow streets and wait,...
  • Video Shows Monticello Mayor Cursing, Breaking Clock After DWI Arrest (Playing the race card)

    11/25/2013 8:00:35 AM PST · by Baynative · 15 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/24/13 | staff
    He was taken into custody after showing up to take a look at a serious car accident on Main Street. A volunteer firefighter noticed the mayor looked drunk, according to police, and notified law enforcement. Jenkins was arrested on the spot.~snip~ “Don’t call me mayor,” Jenkins replies. “Call me n****r, because that’s what I am when I’m right here in handcuffs. But you know something? I don’t give a f**k.”
  • Even Crack-Smoking Toronto Mayor Has Higher Approval Ratings Than Obama

    11/23/2013 8:10:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 11/23/2013 | Todd Beamon
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted to smoking crack cocaine, has been in "drunken stupors," and was caught on camera in an expletive-laced rant. But he's still having a better month than President Barack Obama. Ford has the approval of 42 percent of 1,049 Toronto voters surveyed by Forum Research. The poll results, released on Friday, came as Ford saw most of his powers stripped by the city council in Canada's largest city. South of the border, Obama must wish he were doing that well. Ford, who was elected in 2010 on a pledge to cut government spending, also has said...
  • Will Annapolis council strip mayor-elect Pantelides of key powers? [Republican = Political)

    11/12/2013 1:58:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Maryland Capital Gazette ^ | November 11, 2013 | JACK LAMBERT with Elisha Sauers
    Mayor-elect Mike Pantelides’ honeymoon as the new chief executive of Annapolis might end before it begins, as City Council members say that next term they plan to revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power. Alderman Ross Arnett, D-Ward 8, said he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a full council-manager form of government. This would create a position similar to the current city manager, except that the official would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor. He or she would also manage all department heads. The mayor’s post would...
  • Annapolis Council To Consider Stripping Republican Mayor-Elect’s Power

    11/11/2013 11:29:14 AM PST · by redreno · 25 replies
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com ^ | 11/10/2013 | unkown
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Days after a Republican was elected mayor of Annapolis, City Council members say they will revisit legislation that would strip the mayor’s office of much of its power. Democratic Alderman Ross Arnett of Ward 8 tells The Capital he will introduce a charter amendment to move Annapolis to a council-manager style of government. The city manager would report directly to the City Council, not the mayor.
  • Annapolis City Council considers stripping mayor's powers (Dem Council upset GOP won election)

    11/10/2013 10:22:46 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 10 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 11/10 | Colin Campbell
    Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett insists the City Council's decision to take another look at making the mayor's job a more ceremonial role has nothing to do with party politics. But if the Democrat-majority council acts to remove the mayor's power, the timing will coincide with the election of Annapolis' first Republican mayor in nearly two decades, Mike Pantelides, who defeated the incumbent Democrat, Mayor Josh Cohen, last week.
  • White Republican Wins ‘Long Shot’ Election After Leading Voters To Believe He’s Black

    11/10/2013 4:12:19 PM PST · by qaz123 · 43 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | 10Nov13 | Benjamin Fearnow
    HOUSTON (CBS HOUSTON) – A white Republican unseated a 24-year African-American incumbent from office in a surprise election victory that some are saying was racially tinged and deceptive. Dave Wilson, who KHOU reports is an “anti-gay activist and former fringe candidate for mayor,” is being criticized by his opposition for his campaign that reportedly lead the overwhelmingly African-American, Democratic district to believe he was black.
  • The Sandinista supporter who married a former lesbian and rose through the political..

    11/07/2013 10:18:12 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 06, 2013 | Michael Zennie
    Bill De Blasio is a political insider who worked on campaigns of Bill and Hillary ClintonGrew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a lifelong Red Sox fanTraveled to Nicaragua as a student in the 1980s and became supporter of the socialist governmentMarried Chirlane McCray in 1994 after meeting at City Hall McCray wrote a seminal 1979 magazine article declaring that she was a black lesbian Bill De Blasio, the first Democrat elected mayor of New York City in a generation, is a Massachusetts-raised former supporter of the communist Sandinistas who married a lesbian poet. And he's a lifelong Boston...
  • Detroit Mayoral Election: What difference, at this point, does it make?

    11/07/2013 5:12:31 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Dewey From Detroit ^ | 11-6-2013 | Dewey From Detroit
    Detroit held an election yesterday and as I advised MOTUS at the time, what difference, at this point, does it make?   Zombieland Detroit: have at it Both candidates appeared to be qualified and either one of them would have been more qualified to run for president than Barack Obama was in 2008 - aside from the perfectly creased pant legs that is. Candidates Benny, left; the winner Mike, right. Since the Detroit Mayoral election is non-partisan, candidates are not listed by political party; there’s no need - there simply aren’t any Republicans here. This year the election came down...
  • Breaking: Walsh wins Boston mayor’s race; voters reject casino proposals in Eastie, Palmer

    11/05/2013 6:30:21 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 13 replies
    http://www.boston.com ^ | 11/5/13 | Bos Globe
    State Representative Martin J. Walsh has defeated City Councilor John R. Connolly in the election to replace long-standing Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Follow up-to-the-minute coverage of the first open Boston mayoral race in two decades.
  • Detroit poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974

    11/03/2013 1:44:11 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 48 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 3, 2013 | Alana Semuels
    DETROIT — The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the Vietnam War was just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade. But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether it is eligible for bankruptcy protection, is set to elect its first white mayor since 1974, Mike Duggan, and by an overwhelming margin. Recent polls show Duggan up by a nearly 2-1 margin over his opponent, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, in a city that is 82% African American.
  • Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner charged with felony false imprisonment, battery

    10/15/2013 9:57:28 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/15/2013 | AP
    SAN DIEGO – Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, driven from office by sexual harassment allegations, was charged Tuesday with felony false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery involving three women.
  • NYC Mayor Candidate (Hussein endorsed) De Blazio Takes Flak Over Pro-communist Background

    10/13/2013 3:14:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/30/13 | William F. Jasper
    A week ago, President Obama publicly threw his support to Bill de Blazio (shown in suit), the Democratic Party candidate for New York City mayor, joining Hollywood activists Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, Harry Belafonte — along with Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Soros, and a host of veteran “Progressives” who are endorsing the former NYC councilman and public advocate. On the same day that President Obama announced his endorsement (September 23), the New York Times published an extensive investigation of de Blasio’s radical Marxist background, focusing particularly on his devotion to the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua. De Blasio also...
  • Ex-Detroit mayor sentenced to 28 years in prison for corruption (Kwame the K)

    10/10/2013 10:58:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10/10/2013
    <p>Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.</p> <p>Kilpatrick, who served as mayor from 2002 until fall 2008, fattened his bank account by tens of thousands of dollars, traveled the country in private planes and even strong-armed his campaign fundraiser for stacks of cash hidden in her bra, according to evidence at trial.</p>
  • Has Jackson, Mississippi, lost its mind?

    10/02/2013 7:18:55 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 15 replies
    Renew America ^ | October 1, 2013 | Gina Miller
    It's hard to keep up with the mind-numbing flood of putrid malfeasance gushing from Barack Obama (or whatever his name is), the communist Democrats and the detestable "RINO" Republicans in Congress. And while we try to monitor the constant barrage of lies, anti-Americanism and criminal behavior of these people, it's easy to lose sight of what's going on at the state and local levels. Who has time to chronicle everything? So, it's no surprise that living down here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I missed news of the June mayoral election up in our state capital, Jackson. While I can...
  • The Dangers of a Bill De Blasio Victory in New York City’s Mayoral Race

    09/29/2013 7:25:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/28/2013 | Ron Radosh
    As the mayoral campaign of Bill de Blasio moves on, the revelation that the likely victor was a Sandinista supporter as a young man in the 1980s has begun to be noticed. It made de Blasio actually have to respond to his Republican opponent, Joe Lhota, who had condemned him as a “Marxist.” But instead of saying something to the effect that he was young, idealistic, and perhaps wrong about Nicaragua, he openly defended his positions.In an interview with Capital, a Manhattan-based publication, de Blasio argued that U.S. policies in Central America in the ’80s “were wrong,” and that...
  • Washington & Wall Street: Trouble Ahead for New York City

    09/25/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    Brietbart ^ | September 25, 2013 | Christopher Whalen
    The Democratic front-runner for Mayor is Bill de Blasio, a socialist from Brooklyn, who lives in a $1.1 million row house in Park Slope. George Orwell reminds us in the classic book Animal Farm that some animals are more equal than others. De Blasio certainly fits that mold. He takes his political queues from the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Keep in mind that De Blasio has never had a real job and is a professional politician who says that “fighting for equality” was his “life’s work.” No surprise, then, that President Barack Obama, who himself has never...
  • Judge: Rent Too High candidate goes on NYC ballot

    09/24/2013 4:25:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2013 7:17 PM EDT
    A judge has decided a man who wants to run for New York City mayor as the Rent is Too Damn High Party’s candidate should be on the general election ballot. Jimmy McMillan previously ran unsuccessfully for governor. He filed signatures with the city Board of Elections in support of his mayoral candidacy. …
  • De Blasio is NYC’s Obama—and he won’t get result either

    09/15/2013 1:50:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14, 2013 | 9:38pm | Bob McManus
    That was a big wide smile on Bill de Blasio’s face the other night, and why not? He sure as hell earned one. He was the only Democrat in a cluttered primary field to recognize—and then to capitalize on—the lesson Barack Obama taught the nation in 2008: That is, it is no longer necessary to do important things to win high office; it is only necessary to talk about doing important things. Obama rode that insight into the White House, and de Blasio—bless his progressive heart—is at the cusp of the New York City mayoralty. … (W)hat de Blasio really...
  • Calls grow for runner-up to leave NYC mayor race

    09/12/2013 10:02:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2013 11:27 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Calls for runner-up Bill Thompson to bow out of the New York Democratic mayoral race grew louder Thursday, as several of his prominent supporters switched allegiances to front-runner Bill de Blasio in hopes of avoiding a runoff that could weaken the winner for the general election. The city’s Democratic Party, desperate to elect its first mayor since 1989, was unable to officially rally around de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, who finished Tuesday’s primary with just above 40 percent of the votes. That’s the threshold that would have clinched his party’s nomination, but election officials said it will be at...
  • Scandal-hit Democrats both lose out: Spitzer bows out gracefully while Weiner signs off ...

    09/11/2013 5:44:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 20 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2013 | Hayley Peterson
    Complete Headline: Scandal-hit Democrats both lose out: Spitzer bows out gracefully while Weiner signs off with a middle finger moments after Sydney Leathers drops by his 'victory' party Anthony Weiner lost the mayor's race and didn't thank his wife Huma in his concession speech Tuesday night Huma was not at his 'victory' party but his former sexting partner Sydney Leathers showed up and crashed the event Huma said to be hundreds of miles away in the Hamptons Bill de Blasio beat Weiner and the other Democrats, making him the next Democratic candidate for mayor of New York City's Former Governor...