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  • Mayors of DC, Oakland claim comeback amid public backlash from crime surge

    03/19/2024 9:58:03 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    foxnews ^ | 03/19/2024 | Jeffrey Clark
    Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser and Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao are both defending their cities amid a surge in crime that has caused a backlash with business owners and local residents. Bowser told Axios in an interview that while Washington "had a tough year last year" in terms of crime, she still urged onlookers not to be harsh on the nation's capital. "Don't be so down on DC," Bowser told the outlet, despite homicides having jumped up 36% and carjackings having almost doubled last year, "when many other major cities saw declines in violent crime." Bowser pointed to crime data...
  • US mayors praise Chinese government after visit to Wuhan for climate change and sustainability exchange

    01/23/2024 5:19:43 AM PST · by Twotone · 36 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 22, 2024 | Andrew Chapados
    Six mayors from the United States participated in an exchange with the Chinese government in which they traveled to take part in the U.S. Heartland China Association's Yangtze-Mississippi Municipality Energy Transition Exchange project. The mayors who made the trip were Mayor Jim Brainard of Carmel, Indiana; Mayor Barbara Buffaloe of Columbia, Missouri; Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, Tennessee; Mayor Chokwe Lumumba from Jackson, Mississippi; Mayor Kim Norton of Rochester, Minnesota; and Mayor Robyn Tannehill of Oxford, Mississippi. The exchange was officially part of an effort to promote best practices between communities along the two major rivers, particularly in regards...
  • TX Gov. Abbott: Sanctuary City Mayors ‘Should Be Embarrassed Because It Is Utter Hypocrisy’

    01/04/2024 10:37:45 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/24/2024 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) criticized the hypocrisy of blue state governors and mayors who have criticized him and his state’s effort to send illegal immigrants to their so-called sanctuary cities and states. “Some of the mayors of big sanctuary cities in America — they blame you for what’s going on, blame you for the migrants going to their cities,” FBN host Stuart Varney said. “You’re smiling, but would you like to give us a response?” “Yes, I mean, they should be embarrassed because it is utter hypocrisy,” Abbott replied. “For all —...
  • Dem Mayor Arrested on Child Porn was LGBTQ ‘Role Model’ Mentored by Pete Buttigieg

    03/03/2023 9:58:55 AM PST · by Sam77 · 32 replies
    The Daily Fetched ^ | 3 March 2023 | Jason Walsh
    The Democrat mayor of College Park, Maryland arrested on Thursday for possessing and distributing child porn, was mentored by Pete Buttigieg and branded himself as an LGBTQ role model. Wojahn, the first openly gay man to take mayoral office in his city, was charged with 40 counts of possession of child sexual exploitative material and 16 felony counts for distribution of child porn
  • Report: FBI Agents Seized New York Mayor’s Cell Phones

    11/10/2023 4:24:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2023 | BREITBART News
    FBI agents seized the New York mayor’s cell phones and other devices in an escalation of a federal investigation into campaign fundraising, U.S. media reported Friday. The seizure appears to be part of a corruption investigation into whether Eric Adams’ 2021 campaign conspired with Turkey’s government, according to The New York Times, which broke the story.
  • Are they for real? Deluded mayors demand $5 billion from taxpayers to fix a migrant crisis THEY welcomed to their 'sanctuary cities'! Does their America-hating hypocrisy know no bounds?

    11/05/2023 11:35:47 AM PST · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5 2023 | DAN MCLAUGHLIN
    America has lost all control. The numbers are eye-watering. Around 600,000 'gotaways' crossed the Southern border undetected in the last fiscal year. 900,000 more, out of 2.4 million migrants encountered by guards, were willingly released into the US. In total, that's equivalent to the population of Philadelphia. Of course, Joe Biden and his Democrats are to blame. But now their own party's mayors are begging for billions of taxpayer dollars to remedy a problem they asked for.
  • Democratic mayors of five of the biggest cities in the US demand meeting with Biden to deal with the migrant crisis: Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and New York say White House has given them no help with the surge in arrivals

    11/01/2023 5:43:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/01/23 | AP, Rob Crilly
    The Democratic mayors of Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles and New York say they are ready to travel to meet President Joe Biden next week as they press for $5 billion in funding to help cope with the surge in migrants arriving in their cities. In a letter released Wednesday, they say they are having to get by with little help from his administration. Such is the urgency, that they are proposing to travel to Washington, D.C., for a crisis meeting within days. In the meantime, migrants are sleeping in police station foyers in Chicago. In New York, a cruise...
  • Mayors’ coalition has big plans to take reparations movement national: ‘Moving that needle’

    04/05/2023 7:37:09 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    msn ^ | 04/04/2023 | Joe Schoffstall
    As San Francisco's current reparations push has garnered the spotlight, a nationwide coalition of Democratic mayors has been working on pushing reparations for its Black residents as a template for the federal government. AdChoices FOX News FOX News Mayors’ coalition has big plans to take reparations movement national: ‘Moving that needle’ Story by Joe Schoffstall • Yesterday 6:00 AM As San Francisco's current reparations push has garnered the spotlight, a nationwide coalition of Democratic mayors has been working on pushing reparations for its Black residents as a template for the federal government. All right, so the reparations movement is a...
  • Mayorkas knew border agents did not whip migrants before repeating false claims, emails show.

    10/12/2022 12:21:56 PM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10.12.2022 | Jesse O’Neill
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was told last year that there was no evidence Border Patrol agents had “whipped” or “strapped” Haitian migrants at the US-Mexico border — hours before he bolstered President Biden’s lies about the incident at a press conference. A Sept. 24, 2021 email to Mayorkas from Marsha Espinosa, assistant secretary of DHS public affairs, highlighted an interview with the photographer who captured agents on horseback trying to corral migrants and block them from entering the US near Del Rio, Texas, according to Fox News.
  • Two decomposed bodies found in ex-Rhode Island mayor’s home: report

    09/20/2022 7:53:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/20/2022 | David Propper
    Two decomposed bodies were found in the home of a former longtime Rhode Island mayor on Monday, according to a report. The shocking discovery was made by police in the city of Woonsocket, according to WJAR, where an elderly man and elderly woman were found in the home of ex-Woonsocket Mayor Susan Menard. Menard served as the city’s leader for more than a decade, beginning her tenure in 1995 before she left office in 2009, according to the city. Her tenure as mayor is apparently the longest in the city’s history. It’s not yet known if Menard is one of...
  • Epidemic: German and Austrian Mayors Under 60 Are'Suddenly and Unexpectedly' Dropping Dead

    04/16/2022 3:42:12 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    RAIR Foundation ^ | April 6, 2022 | Amy Mek
    When did so many young and healthy middle-aged people, described as fit and sporty, drop dead before 2020? Since December 2020, many sudden and unexpected deaths of mayors under 60 years old have occurred in Germany and Austria. Questions are swirling about whether these elected officials were overwhelmed by job stress, or could there be another reason for so many “fit and healthy” politicians dying? On December 12, 2020, 41-year-old CSU Mayor Dirk Rosenbauer collapsed during a municipal council meeting and later died in a hospital in Coburg. The headline read, “At only 41 years old – mayor from Bavaria...
  • Pandemic restrictions fuel recall efforts on fall ballots

    10/28/2021 8:29:41 AM PDT · by devane617 · 1 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 10/28/2021
    Hospitals in Missouri were inundated with COVID-19 patients last summer when a group opposed to a mask mandate that had already expired gathered enough signatures to trigger a recall vote against the mayor who enacted it. Now the question about Mayor Brian Steele is on the ballot Tuesday in the small city of Nixa. Meanwhile in Kansas, voters will decide whether to recall a school board member who backed a mask mandate. And in Anchorage, Alaska, a member of the city’s governing body has been targeted for removal because, according to critics, she was the 15th person at a public...
  • Editorial - Baltimore lawsuit could stop mayors from empowering violent rioters and antifa

    09/01/2021 12:25:24 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01 September 2021 | Washington Examiner Editorial
    In the summer of 2020, the increasingly partisan and left-wing corporate media refused to acknowledge the nation was being consumed by violent riots. Because there were thousands of protests, many of them lawful and small, the media chose to call them “mostly peaceful” — even though several hundred large protests were documented as violent riots.... ...In many cities, mayors and police chiefs deliberately had their police patrols stand back and let the damage happen. They wanted to give the rioters, including the violent fascists ironically known as antifa , room to wreak havoc, set buildings on fire, and beat up...
  • Biden leans on governors and mayors to deflect heat over evictions

    08/02/2021 6:14:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Politico via MSN ^ | 8/02/21 | Katy O'Donnell, Laura Barrón-López
    An escalating blame game between President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats over the expiration of the federal eviction ban has left local officials frustrated and scrambling to deal with a wave of renters now at risk of losing their homes. The Biden administration on Monday rebuffed calls from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats to revive the eviction moratorium, which expired Saturday, after unsuccessfully leaning on Congress to enact its own ban last week. The White House said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacked legal authority to reinstitute the eviction prohibition - even on a limited or...
  • Many Big-City Democrat Mayors Defunded Police While Spending Heavily on Their Security Details, Watchdog Finds

    07/21/2021 3:56:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | July 20, 2021 | Mark Tapscott
    Democratic mayors in 20 of the nation’s 25 biggest cities slashed police department budgets and positions even as they spent millions of tax dollars on their own security details, according to data obtained by a government watchdog. [Snip] In San Francisco, for example, the costs of the security detail protecting Mayor London Breed and other city officials spiraled from $1.7 million in 2015 to $2.6 million in 2020. Breed has proposed shifting $120 million from the city’s police department to mental health and workforce training programs. City officials declined to say how many officers are assigned to the security details,...
  • WATCH: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Launches Reparations Effort with Other Mayors

    06/18/2021 11:55:56 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/18/2021 | Joel B Pollack
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, whose city is suffering from homelessness, economic disruption, and drought, launched a nationwide commission on slavery reparations on Friday, Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity (MORE). Garcetti appeared with several urban mayors via streaming video as the federal government observed Juneteenth for the first time as a public holiday (since June 19 is on Saturday this year).
  • Decades later 'Vote For Cuomo, Not The Homo' mailer resurfaces

    03/09/2021 6:20:58 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies ^ | September 13, 2018 | Unk
    First, New York Democratic gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon roasted her primary opponent Gov. Andrew Cuomo during an address to the annual Legislative Correspondents Association dinner last May. “Vote for the homo, not for the Cuomo,” Nixon said during her remarks. The line was a reference to the 1977 New York City mayoral campaign which pitted Ed Koch against Cuomo’s father, Mario. During the campaign, flyers appeared with the line saying “Vote for Cuomo, Not the Homo,” which Koch had blamed on the Cuomo camp.
  • Texas mayor makes shaky claim about stay-put plea from Mexico

    12/03/2020 2:51:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 3, 2020 | 4:53pm | Steven Nelson
    Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler is claiming he’s no hypocrite for vacationing in Mexico while telling residents to stay home due to COVID-19. But his claim that the situation worsened only after he traveled is belied by releases from his own office. Adler, a Democrat, said in a video posted Wednesday night he’s sorry for setting a “bad example” by taking the trip, but that he actually complied with his own health guidance when he embarked for the beach at Cabo San Lucas. The mayor hosted a wedding for his daughter in Austin two days before he filmed his infamous...
  • Black Mayors and Police Chiefs are Being Accused of White Supremacy

    09/20/2020 1:42:09 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Fri Sep 18, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    “I would have so much more respect for the Bail Fund if they had bailed him out and then let him stay in one of their homes,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins blasted the Massachusetts Bail Fund (MBF). A statement from a DA blasting the MBF for freeing a rapist wouldn't usually be extraordinary, except that Rollins, whose campaign was backed by George Soros, was supposed to be different. Not only had Rollins run on a pro-crime platform promising not to prosecute shoplifting, breaking and entering, and resisting arrest, but she had reacted to the Black Lives Matter riots...
  • As protesters arrive at their doorsteps, Democratic mayors in Portland, St. Louis abandon their homes

    09/03/2020 8:31:49 AM PDT · by rintintin · 22 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sep 3 2020 | By Katie Shepherd
    As hundreds of protesters gathered Monday outside a condo building where the mayor lives in the upscale Pearl District of Portland, Ore., some set off fireworks, sprayed graffiti and broke windows. After someone tossed a burning object inside, police pushed the crowd away and made 19 arrests. The next day, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) sent a letter to his neighbors letting them know he planned to move out of his $840,000 condo in response to a string of protests targeting the building, the Oregonian reported. “I want to express my sincere apologies for the damage to our home and...