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  • Mayor Emanuel’s Son Robbed Outside Family’s Lakeview Home

    12/20/2014 10:37:22 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    The teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson from the mayor’s office confirms. Police were called to the 4200 block of North Hermitage at 10:05 p.m. Friday for a report of a robbery on the street where there would normally already be a police presence. Emanuel’s 17-year-old son went out to make a phone call when he was jumped by two men who stole the teen’s cell phone.
  • The Most Homeless Children In New York City Since The Great Depression

    12/10/2013 6:23:07 AM PST · by IbJensen · 36 replies
    Mens' News Daily ^ | 12/9/2013 | Michael Snyder
    At a time when Wall Street is absolutely swimming in wealth, New York City is experiencing an epidemic of homelessness. According to the New York Times, the last time there was this many homeless children in New York City was during the days of the Great Depression. And the number of homeless children in the United States overall recently set a new all-time record. As I mentioned yesterday, there are now 1.2 million public school kids in America that are homeless, and that number has gone up by about 72 percent since the start of the last recession. As Americans,...
  • NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio pledges to open more abortion clinics, close ‘sham’ pregnancy centers

    11/07/2013 2:42:01 PM PST · by NYer · 93 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 6, 2013 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    NEW YORK CITY, November 6, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – New York City has been called “the abortion capital of the world.” The city has some of the laxest restrictions and the highest abortion rate in the country, with 41 percent of its pregnancies ending in elective termination. According to New York Magazine, 10 percent of all U.S. abortions happen in the state of New York, and seven out of ten abortions in the state take place in New York City. But those statistics aren’t high enough for newly elected Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio, who claims the city is “underserved” by...
  • Ed Schultz: “Thanks to a lot of Republican policies, [Detroit] is now filing for bankruptcy”

    07/21/2013 1:01:35 PM PDT · by Justaham · 79 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/21/13 | Erika Johnsen
    We’ve got another one, ya’ll. I thought Melissa Harris-Perry’s utterly illogical talking point about Detroit serving as an example of what “Republicans would impose on us” was bad, but this… Do you think that maybe he actually believes what he’s saying, or that he’s just straight-up lying through his teeth because there is literally no good way to spin Detroit’s fiscal collapse as anything other than the inevitable conclusion of a total progressive utopia without peddling outright falsehoods? Because, according to Mr. Schultz — and stay with him here, because there’s a good chance you might not have realized this...
  • Pittsburgh mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson arrested

    04/03/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    WTAE ^ | April 3, 2013
    PITTSBURGH —A self-described community activist running an underdog campaign for mayor may be an even longer shot now that he's been charged with driving under the influence. A.J. Richardson, 36, was arrested early Wednesday in Pittsburgh's West End. Police say they found him slumped over the wheel of his green minivan that was stopped on Steuben Street with the engine still running at about 3 a.m. According to the criminal complaint, Richardson refused a blood test and "became verbally hostile stating that he was going to be mayor repeatedly." --snip-- Richardson, whose full name is Abdula Jamal Richardson, is running...
  • Harvey Milk Plaza removes benches

    11/02/2012 8:28:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 2, 2012 | by Vivian Ho
    The purple benches at San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza were removed Friday following growing complaint that they had become a loophole for drunks and others to avoid the city's ordinance prohibiting sitting or lying on walkways. The removal decision was made earlier this week by the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, the community group that paid $40,000 to install the benches in 2010. "It's about time," said Dan Glazer, owner of the nearby bakeshop Hot Cookie. "They pee, they defecate and they leave their garbage there. They have no respect for the plaza or for Harvey Milk and what he...
  • 4 US Cities made the top 50 most dangerous in the world...and guess who leads them?

    10/10/2012 9:24:14 AM PDT · by ICE-FLYER · 28 replies
    Four (4) US Cities made the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world and for various reasons but ostensibly for their dangerous murder rate level. I have highly excerpted this article. The entire list can be found at: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-dangerous-cities-in-the-world-2012-10?op=1 Looking at the top 50 most dangerous cities in the world here is the list of those US cities and who is leading them, you will most likely NOT be surprised: #48 Baltimore: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake (Democrat) City has been led by democrats since 1967 #43 Saint Louis: Mayor Francis G. Slay (Democrat) City has been led by democrats...
  • What fifty years of liberalism has brought: Detroit is crumbling faster than Obama presidency

    10/10/2012 5:59:40 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 35 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | Oct. 10, 2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    “Detroit is America’s most violent city” “Detroit’s homicide rate is the highest in the country” “Detroit’s Police Department is grossly understaffed” these are the opening lines of a warning from the Motor City’s Police Union advising people that for their own safety they should stay away from Detroit. The declaration goes on to say that DPD officers are required to work 12 hour shifts, TWELEVE HOUR SHIFTS! Imagine how exhausting it would be to work at ANY job for 12 straight hours, finish up and look forward to coming back ˝ a day later for 12 more hours! DPD cops...
  • 19 people shot in overnight shootings across Chicago

    08/24/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/24/2012
    Nineteen people were shot across the South and West sides from Thursday evening through early Friday morning -- 13 of them wounded over a 30-minute period, authorities say. The overnight shootings peaked between 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. That's when eight people, many of them teens, were shot at 79th Street and Essex Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Then two men were wounded in the Ida B. Wells / Darrow Homes complex at about 9:25 p.m., police said. The men, 27 and 33, were shot in the 600 block of East 37th Street and taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals,...
  • Chick-fil-A supporters have appreciation day(MA Stores video)

    08/01/2012 1:09:00 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    Supporters of Chick-fil-A are eating at restaurants in the chicken chain Wednesday as the company continues to be criticized for an executive's comments about gay marriage. Long lines were reported at Chick-fil-A restaurants at malls in Peabody and Burlington. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Baptist minister, declared Wednesday national "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day." Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press last month that the Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family." That unleashed a torrent of criticism from gay rights groups and others, who have called for boycotts and efforts to block...
  • Chicagoans hungry to flip the bird to Rahm, nicely (A report from 'Ground Zero')

    08/01/2012 1:19:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion ^ | 8-1-2012 | Anne Sorock
    Chicagoans hungry to flip the bird to Rahm, nicely Some of you asked just what the scene’s like on Chick-fil-A appreciation day in Chicago, home to #ChicagoValues, and the city at the heart of the controversy over Chick-fil-A after our mayor congratulated an alderman in shutting the company out of opening a second location within the city limits.The line at 12:10pm extended down the city block from the entrance, full of Chicagoans who, it would seem, don’t share Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s definition of “Chicago Values.”One woman and her friend took up a collection at their office to buy bags of...
  • Nashua, NH Chick-Fil-A To Sponsor NH Pride Fest [barf]

    08/01/2012 11:26:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 44 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | local news
    NASHUA, NH (CBS) – A Nashua Chick-Fil-A restaurant will be sponsoring New Hampshire Pride Fest. Ryan Manseau, the senior director of Pride Fest, told WBZ-TV he was handing out fliers at the Pheasant Lane Mall recently to promote his event and noticed a man who appeared to be a Chick-Fil-A manager holding one. . . Manseau said he approached the man, bracing for a verbal confrontation. He turned out to be the franchise operator, Anthony Piccola, who agreed to help sponsor the event and to serve Chick-Fil-A sandwiches there.
  • ‘Burn in Hell!’: Adults Heckle NYC Schoolchildren While They Sing ‘God Bless the USA’

    We already told you about the New York City public school principal who banned “God Bless the USA” from a kindergarten graduation program. Now, the same schoolchildren who were forbidden from singing the song at P.S. 90 in Brooklyn were heckled by adults when they performed the song at a protest event held in a nearby park.
  • San Francisco Restaurants Want To Make 25% Standard Tip Rate

    10/14/2011 5:56:23 AM PDT · by rawhide · 112 replies · 1+ views
    CBS San Francisco Radio.com ^ | 10-13-11 | Mary Diaz at 99.7 FM Now
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/99.7 Now) – It’s a question many of us ask when we go out to a restaurant. “How much should I tip?” Whether your service is good or bad, San Francisco Restaurant workers want to implement a 25% standard tip onto your bill for you. Is this fair? Many in the food industry say “…yes, it’s about time.” However, many “foodies” are not as happy with the idea. According to an article in the San Jose Mercury News, for the most part, people, on average tip between 15% – 20% and the restaurant worker actually has to...
  • A Brutal Killing in Baltimore, and the Blame Game Is On

    07/29/2010 11:49:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies · 4+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 29, 2010 | Ron Smith
    If there was any doubt that Baltimore's legal system is a miserable failure, it should have been put to rest with what we've learned about the murder of Stephen Pitcairn. Late Sunday evening, a day away from his 24th birthday and just back from a visit to his sister in New York, he was walking up St. Paul Street from the train station to his Charles Village apartment. As he walked, he talked on the phone with his mother, Gwen, of Jupiter, Fla., who heard him being accosted, heard a male voice say, "Shut up," and listened as her son...
  • New Haven high school diplomas drop phrase ‘in the year of our Lord’

    06/23/2010 12:05:23 PM PDT · by Puppage · 48 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | 06/23/2010 | Puppage
    NEW HAVEN — All it took was one complaint for the school district to make a small but significant change to diplomas that will be handed out at graduations this week. For the first time in as long as anyone can remember, diplomas for New Haven high school students were printed without the phrase “in the year of our Lord.”
  • D.C. Council bill opposes immigrant fingerprint checks

    04/30/2010 10:10:53 AM PDT · by freespirited · 8 replies · 309+ views
    Examiner ^ | 04/28/10 | Freeman Klopott
    Some D.C. Council members are planning to propose legislation that would prevent police from joining a federal program designed to catch illegal immigrants by matching fingerprints of arrestees against a database, officials said. The District announced it was joining Secure Communities in November, but as the Washington Examiner reported earlier this month, the program has yet to get under way because police say they have run into technical difficulties. Now, Councilmen Jim Graham and Phil Mendelson say they are sponsoring legislation that will prevent the program from ever being implemented. They plan to introduce it May 4. Police Chief Cathy...
  • Gay mayor-elect: Victory shows Houston's diversity

    12/13/2009 2:06:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 98 replies · 2,794+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 13, 2009 | Associated Press
    HOUSTON – The first openly gay person to be elected mayor of Houston says she hopes her victory in Saturday's election will change how the world views the city. Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city and the biggest to elect an openly gay mayor. Mayor-elect Annise Parker spoke Sunday at a press conference after defeating former city attorney Gene Locke with 53.6 percent of the vote in the hotly contested runoff election.
  • Syphilis spikes in San Franscisco

    12/06/2009 4:56:36 PM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 80 replies · 2,746+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Dec 5, 2009 | Victoria Coliver
    San Francisco health officials reported an alarming increase in new syphilis cases last year after years of declines. New syphilis cases rose 55.8 percent in 2008 over the previous year, San Francisco public health officials reported. The increase was significantly lower than the dramatic spikes reported early in the decade, when new infections increased 167 percent from 2001 to 2002. But last year's rise would seem to indicate an increase in unsafe sexual practices, which could lead to a rise in HIV infection rates.
  • The Mayor of Sacramento Robbed in San Francisco

    10/12/2009 2:32:45 PM PDT · by Kozman · 26 replies · 829+ views
    ...I didn't expect to be a crime victim on the streets of San Francisco. ... But it happened, on a beautiful evening this past weekend near Union Square. As crimes go, it could have been much worse. I was helping an elderly man when somebody sneaked up behind me and stole my garment bag. I lost a nice suit, a nice pair of shoes and overnight toiletries. Not the end of the world, but frustrating. The real crime was the vulnerability of it all....
  • East Cleveland's Mayor Maybe Possibly Shouldn't Have Passed Around Those Transvestite Photos

    09/25/2009 9:38:17 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 2,342+ views
    Comedy Central's Indicision ^ | 09/25/09 | Dennis DiClaudio
    To all you would-be politicians hoping to jump start a career in the public spotlight at the local level, be fore-warned: Local politics can be a pretty cut-throat business. And you'd be well served to not provide your political opponents with any ammunition to help them bring you down East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer blasted a local television station Thursday, one day after it aired photographs that purported to show the mayor wearing a wig and lingerie. The news conference came less than a week before voters decide if he should be re-elected. You see, that guy didn't think ahead....
  • Four People In Los Angeles Killed By Gunfire In 12-Hour Span

    08/23/2009 2:50:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies · 936+ views
    LATimes ^ | August 23, 2009
    Four people in Los Angeles killed by gunfire in 12-hour span August 23, 2009 Four people across the city were killed by gunfire in a 12-hour span, police said today. One person was found dead about 7 a.m. in Glassell Park, and three people were killed in separate shootings Saturday night in Gramercy Park, West Adams and Hyde Park, authorities said. Los Angeles police said the man who was found dead early today, in the 3400 block of Drew Street, appeared to be about 35. He had a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene....
  • No doughnuts under Newsom's SF healthy foods plan

    07/10/2009 7:42:49 PM PDT · by freespirited · 98 replies · 2,215+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO—Doughnuts could be a distant memory for San Francisco city workers. They must now follow "healthy meeting" guidelines under a sweeping initiative unveiled by Mayor Gavin Newsom Thursday to encourage better eating. That means less junk food and smaller portions at staff meetings. The mayor is also ordering all city departments to help locate vacant or unused city-owned land that could be used to grow food. Vendors that offer healthy food will get preference for city contracts and permits. All vending machines on city property additionally will have to meet new nutrition standards.
  • Detroit: The Triumph of Progressive Public Policy (How's the most liberal city in the USA doing?)

    07/06/2009 10:07:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 2,024+ views
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | 7/6/2009 | Jarrett Skorup
    Imagine a city where all the major economic planks of the statist or "progressive" platform have been enacted: * A "living wage" ordinance, far above the federal minimum wage, for all public employees and private contractors. * A school system that spends significantly more per pupil than the national average. * A powerful school employee union that militantly defends the exceptional pay, benefits and job security it has won for its members. * A powerful government employee union that does the same for its members. * A tax system that aggressively redistributes income from businesses and the wealthy to the...
  • It's Getting Worse Out Here, Report From Chicago

    05/28/2009 1:59:40 AM PDT · by Thebaddog · 152 replies · 4,876+ views
    Self | 5.28.09 | Vanity-JAW
    Man-o-man. I'm here in Chicago and I'm feeling the second bump of the recession and its feeling bad. This is a canary in the coal mine report from my vantage point and its very weird and bad here. I'm a 54 year old Architect self employed for 23 years and well able to take care of myself. I hear about friends losing their jobs who are my age who are real producers. I am working on a project in a new condo on Michigan Avenue that was 90% sold last October and it looks empty today - probably heading into...
  • DC Police Chief On Low Crime Rate (Video)

    05/21/2009 10:14:46 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 11 replies · 783+ views
    WASHINGTON - Historically, when the economy heads south, crime rates go up. But in this recession, things are different in the District. The murder rate is at its lowest in nearly thirty years. With more on this, D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
  • Fired aide to Sen. Boxer sentenced for child porn

    05/04/2009 2:22:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 638+ views
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A former high-level aide to Sen. Barbara Boxer has been sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography charges. Jeff P. Rosato, 32, of Arlington, was sentenced Friday in a hearing before U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III. He received the minimum sentence allowed under federal guidelines and will have to register as a sex offender.
  • Is Baltimore the most corrupt city in America?

    04/18/2009 5:46:54 AM PDT · by TET1968 · 41 replies · 2,093+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 17,2009 | Justin Fenton
    Text size: Indictments reveal prison crime world Officers, inmates charged in drugs, extortion By Justin Fenton | justin.fenton@baltsun.com April 17, 2009 The court records read like a scene out of Goodfellas: From their prison cells and with the help of corrections staff, authorities say, members of a violent gang were feasting on salmon and shrimp, sipping Grey Goose vodka and puffing fine cigars - all while directing drug deals, extorting protection money from other inmates and arranging attacks on witnesses and rival gang members. A seven-month investigation that included wiretaps on contraband prison cell phones led to the indictment on...
  • Pictures of hunger: Photo project captures the life of those in need [Where are the fathers?]

    03/21/2009 12:34:51 PM PDT · by grundle · 110 replies · 2,705+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | March 1, 2009 | Pauline Arrillaga
    ... she makes chicken for her children but eats Oodles of Noodles herself... ... She is 29, with twin babies and a toddler, facing eviction because she's $300 behind on rent... ... The little girl, 15-16 months old, wears a striped top that swallows her tiny arms. Her nose is runny, her eyes empty. Hers is not the picture of hunger that Americans are accustomed to seeing. She isn't emaciated, like those living in squalid conditions in famine-stricken countries, but she is underweight and malnourished, often fed chips and sugary drinks instead of milk and formula... ... poor diets lacking...
  • Milwaukee woman charged with election fraud

    03/10/2009 6:57:44 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 24 replies · 1,548+ views
    MILWAUKEE - A Milwaukee woman accused of filing fraudulent voter-registration forms has been charged with one count of election fraud. A criminal complaint released to the media Tuesday says 19-year-old Latoya T. Lewis turned in multiple forms with the same voter name on them.
  • USA Today Reports That Most Foreclosures Are In 35 Counties

    03/06/2009 6:44:04 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 67 replies · 3,374+ views
    USA Today ^ | March 6, 2009 | aas
    Well, well - looks like The Gangsta Thug Messiah wants us honest taxpayers to bail out his criminal voting class in the 35 blue counties. Make it so, Number 2!
  • Will Recession Make Cities Dangerous Again?

    03/02/2009 4:32:03 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 66 replies · 1,637+ views
    ABC news ^ | Dec. 4, 2008 | Geraldine Sealey
    As if we needed any reminder that times in America have changed, there is further evidence that the nearly decade-long rally of prosperity and reduced crime has ended. We are officially in a recession, a panel of experts told us last week, after months of speculation and hundreds of thousands of layoffs. At the same time, many big cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Boston and Pittsburgh are reporting an increase in homicides this year, potentially signaling an end to the slide in violent crime. In Chicago as of last week, police had recorded 612 murders so far in 2001...
  • Hearst to Slash, Sell or Close the Chronicle [San Francisco Chronicle.....]

    02/24/2009 4:50:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 1,376+ views
    Hearst to Slash, Sell or Close the Chronicle By SHIRA OVIDE Hearst Corp. said it may close its San Francisco Chronicle newspaper unless it can quickly slash costs at the money-losing daily. A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. Getty Images A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. A vendor sells a copy of the San Francisco Chronicle at his newsstand in the San Francisco Municipal Railway station. A vendor sells a copy of...
  • How Stupid is the Houston City Council?

    02/24/2009 7:10:20 AM PST · by mnehring · 49 replies · 1,304+ views
    Unbelievable. Houston taxpayers could start footing the bill to help first-time homebuyers pay off debts and improve their credit scores, under a proposal before City Council this week.The “Credit Score Enhancement Program” will give up to $3,000 in grants to individuals who are trying to qualify for mortgages through the city’s homebuyers assistance program. City officials say some applicants fall short of eligibility by only 10 or 20 points on their credit scores, and paying off some debt balances can quickly improve their numbers. Want to know how dumb this is? The Chron.com article doesn’t mention the sponsor of this...
  • Mayoral challengers attack incumbent Villaraigosa

    02/24/2009 3:11:00 PM PST · by AreaMan · 6 replies · 526+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | 23 Feb 2009 | Jerry Berrios
    Mayoral challengers attack incumbent Villaraigosa By Jerry Berrios, Staff Writer Updated: 02/23/2009 05:29:15 AM PST TUJUNGA - As election season winds down, five of the nine candidates hoping to dethrone Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took some jabs at the well-financed incumbent at a mayoral forum in Tujunga Sunday afternoon. Sunday's forum was yet another debate at which the mayor was a no-show. During a recent editorial board meeting with the Daily News, Villaraigosa said his campaign would focus on his achievements and he would not debate the mayoral challengers. On Sunday morning, Villaraigosa did attend a meeting of San Fernando...
  • Arrest Made in Home Foreclosure Civil Disobedience Program

    02/23/2009 11:11:51 AM PST · by Doogle · 67 replies · 2,324+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 02/23/09 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    Police in Baltimore today made what is believed to be the first arrest in a civil disobedience program aimed at supporting homeowners who refuse to vacate their foreclosed homes. An activist with ACORN — the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now — faces criminal charges after breaking into a home in southeast Baltimore on Thursday to protest the foreclosure crisis sweeping the country.
  • Portland mayor's former [gay] lover does nude photo shoot

    02/18/2009 2:40:20 PM PST · by matt1234 · 14 replies · 984+ views
    Northwest Cable News ^ | Feb. 18, 2009 | staff
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- The man at the center of an investigation into Mayor Sam Adams' sex scandal has done a nude photo shoot for an undisclosed amount of cash. The Advocate reported Beau Breedlove accepted Unzipped Magazine's offer to be featured on the magazine's May cover, going Los Angeles last weekend for the shoot. "He came to L.A. to prove that the Portland scandal does not define his sexuality,” Unzipped's Online Editor Sean Carnage told Advocate.com. Oregon Attorney General John Kroger is investigating whether Mayor Adams engaged in illegal activity in the relationship. A firestorm of debate has raged over...
  • Unemployment rises in 98% of cities

    02/04/2009 9:47:55 AM PST · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 7 replies · 616+ views
    CNN Money ^ | February 4, 2009 | David Goldman
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- In a sign that job losses are felt in every corner of the nation, unemployment rates rose in 98% of metropolitan areas across the country in December, according to a recent government report. ... Morgantown, W.Va., had a rate of just 2.7%, the lowest in the country. Morgantown houses West Virginia University, which is the town's largest employer. The University has a large hospital and pharmaceutical manufacturing component - areas of the economy that are actually adding jobs. Of the 49 metropolitan areas with a population of at least 1 million, Detroit had the largest unemployment...
  • Proposed [WI] Abortion Clinic Will Meet a True Health-care Need (Late Term Abortions)

    02/03/2009 6:00:58 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies · 788+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | February 3, 2009 | David Wahlberg
    From fetal defects and women’s health risks to late recognition of pregnancy and lack of money, the reasons for second-trimester abortions vary, say doctors who support a clinic that would perform the procedures in Madison, WI. "Unfortunately, some women don’t find out that there is a lethal anomaly or other problems with their fetus until quite late," said Dr. Julie Fagan, a women’s health specialist at University of Wisconsin Hospital. But opponents say the only situation where a woman should consider an abortion at any stage — a serious threat to her life — would require her to go to...
  • Democrat Mayor Of Hartford Arrested For Bribery

    02/03/2009 2:05:02 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 22 replies · 838+ views
    therightperspective.org ^ | 1/31/09 | therightperspective.org
    Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez, a Democrat Party member in his third term, has been arrested for bribery, falsifying evidence and conspiring to falsify evidence charges stemming from allegedly underpaying a local contractor for home renovations. The contractor, Carlos Costa, was not paid for nearly two years by Mayor Perez and thought he “would be blackballed as a contractor in the city” if he did not do the renovations free, prosecutors said. When confronted by investigators for not paying Costa, Democrat Mayor Perez said he was distracted by his wife’s illness. Investigators say Perez lied in 2007 Perez when he...
  • Pa. leads nation in rate of black homicides

    01/28/2009 8:32:24 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 27 replies · 583+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01/26/09 | staff
    A study finds Pennsylvania again leads the nation in the rate of black homicides. The nonprofit Violence Policy Center supports gun-control efforts. They found in the study that there were nearly 37 homicides per 100,000 black Pennsylvania residents in 2006. Michigan was second and Indiana was third. The report analyzed the most recent data available from the FBI. Pennsylvania has finished first twice in the three years that the group has conducted the study. Co-author and Violence Policy Center executive director Josh Sugarmann says the results show that the role of guns in black homicides cannot be denied and must...
  • (Denver Mayor) Hickenlooper Wears PJs To Fight Homelessness (YCMTSU)

    01/29/2009 4:06:48 PM PST · by EveningStar · 6 replies · 446+ views
    AP - cbs4denver.com ^ | January 29, 2009
    DENVER (AP) ― Denver's mayor and workers at about a dozen businesses are wearing pajamas to work Thursday to raise awareness about homelessness.
  • Berkeley approves controversial library contract

    01/28/2009 2:44:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 8 replies · 492+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/28/9 | Carolyn Jones
    Berkeley -- Berkeley's city council voted early today to let the public library override the Nuclear Free Berkeley Act in order to get its checkout machines serviced.After a heated debate, the council voted 6-2, with one abstention, to grant a waiver for the library to contract with 3M, a multinational technology company, even though the firm refused to sign a form promising it does not engage in nuclear research or development.The library asked permission to sign a 5-year, $63,000 contract with 3M to maintain five self-checkout scanning machines at the main library and four branches. The Peace and Justice Commission...
  • Hartford mayor arrested on bribery charges (Another corrupt Dem mayor)

    01/27/2009 11:48:12 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 776+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 1/27/09 | http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jjnYZ7i0pH21zOfhchl5yYPrnCYQD95VLMC80
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hartford's mayor turned himself in Tuesday on charges of having a city contractor do $40,000 in work at his home and paying for it only after being confronted by investigators. Eddie A. Perez, a native of Puerto Rico and the first Hispanic mayor in the city's history, called his conduct inappropriate but said he did not commit a crime. He pledged to remain in office. "I should never have used a city contractor to have done improvements on my home," Perez said Tuesday. "It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I should never have allowed the perception of...
  • Oregon Mayor In Sex Dispute Is Staying Put

    01/27/2009 5:39:45 AM PST · by real_patriotic_american · 23 replies · 1,108+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 26, 2009 | Associated Press
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Sam Adams, who has admitted lying about a sexual relationship with a teenager, said Sunday that he would not resign. A city commissioner, Randy Leonard, told The Associated Press that Mr. Adams had left a phone message in the morning saying he had decided to remain in office. Two other commissioners told The Oregonian of Portland that Mr. Adams, the city’s first openly gay mayor, had told them the same thing. The fourth, Amanda Fritz, declined to comment. Efforts to reach Mr. Adams were unsuccessful. The Oregonian’s editorial page has called for his resignation, as...
  • Paper: Adams admits to lying about sex with former intern

    01/19/2009 5:34:31 PM PST · by Inspectorette · 101 replies · 5,585+ views
    Willamette Week ^ | 01/19/09 | KATU.com Staff
    Story Updated: Jan 19, 2009 at 5:25 PM PST By KATU.com Staff PORTLAND, Ore. - Newly sworn-in Mayor Sam Adams has admitted having a sexual relationship with a teenage intern he met in 2005, according to Willamette Week, a news partner of KATU. The paper said it spoke with Adams Monday afternoon while the mayor was in Washington D.C. In that interview, the paper reports, Adams said the relationship with Beau Breedlove lasted for a couple of months in 2005. Adams and Breedlove met in 2005 when Breedlove was 17 years old. Adams told Willamette Week the pair had a...
  • Menifee County voted for Obama

    01/17/2009 6:10:42 AM PST · by BlackjackPershing · 14 replies · 880+ views
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 1/17/2009 | Cheryl Truman
    FRENCHBURG — Menifee County was never part of the boom, but it is surely part of the bust. It's a county that stands out by several measures. With fewer than 6,800 people Menifee is sparsely populated and rural, sometimes even remote, heavily white — and full of Obama voters waiting for their world to change after the new president is inaugurated on Tuesday. Menifee's Obama vote sets it apart in Kentucky, which was a McCain stronghold in the 2008 presidential election.
  • Finding havens for D.C.'s homeless

    01/15/2009 6:18:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 12 replies · 473+ views
    msnbc.com ^ | January 15, 2009 | Petula Dvorak
    WASHINGTON - From the steam grates of Pennsylvania Avenue to the porticoes of the city's grand buildings, homeless Washingtonians who live inside the nation's tightest security zone are being encouraged to decamp during the inauguration for shelters in the city's outer neighborhoods. The security sweeps will probably begin Monday. Buses will make one-way trips to two of the District's largest shelters, which will remain open round-the-clock, said D.C. Council member Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6). "Everyone has to be out of the perimeter by then," Wells said.
  • D.C. Homeless Being Pushed Out for Inauguration

    01/15/2009 3:41:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies · 914+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1-15-09 | unattributed
    WASHINGTON – Frank Mearns has left the place he calls home, a stone's throw from the White House, and joined thousands of others in Washington who were forced to pull up stakes and move from their regular digs for the presidential inauguration. But Mearns isn't making a quick buck by renting out his pied-a-terre, as some Washington residents are. Nor did he head out of town on an inauguration escape holiday, as some locals did. He's one of Washington's army of homeless cleared from the center of the U.S. capital ahead of the historic inauguration of Barack Obama. "Everyone's got...
  • Mayor Sheila Dixon indicted

    01/09/2009 5:59:37 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 15 replies · 696+ views
    Baltimore sun ^ | 9-Jan-09 | Annie Linskey and Julie Bykowicz
    Dixon, a Democrat, has been the target of a nearly three-year probe by State Prosecutor Robert A. Rohrbaugh into corruption at City Hall, an investigation that has centered on allegations that Dixon has used her office to award lucrative contracts to various people including her sister, her then-boyfriend and her former campaign chairman.