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  • Philly Mayor Wants Mag Punished over Race Relations Story

    03/19/2013 6:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2013 | Todd Starnes
    The Philadelphia Human Relations Commission has launched an investigation at the request of the mayor after a well-known magazine published an essay that explored perspectives of white citizens on the issue of race relations. Mayor Michael Nutter called on the commission to consider rebuking both Philadelphia Magazine and writer Bob Huber noting that “the First Amendment, like other constitutional rights, is not an unfettered right.” Nutter’s fury was directed at a cover story titled, “Being White in Philly.” The story included conversations with mostly anonymous white residents who detailed race relations in the City of Brotherly Love. “In a city...
  • Bloomberg coalition mayor under investigation for ‘gun crime’

    03/18/2013 8:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 3/18/13 | David Codrea
    "Marcus Hook mayor under investigation over gun incident,” a Saturday Philly.com report revealed. “The mayor of tiny Marcus Hook, who just last year was a guest at the President's State of the Union address, is under investigation for allegedly shooting a gun in his house and giving alcohol to a 20-year-old whom he threatened to hold hostage,” the report continues. On top of that, the report says Mayor James D. Schiliro “ordered a borough police officer to pick up the 20-year-old, who was at a friend's home, in a police vehicle and bring him to Schiliro's home.” What his authority...
  • NC Democratic chair owes $286,000 in back taxes

    03/01/2013 11:36:50 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    ap ^ | February 28, 2013 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Court records show the new head of the North Carolina Democratic Party owes nearly $286,000 in back taxes and penalties. Pittsboro Mayor Randy Voller was elected party chair earlier this month, pledging to rebuild an organization still reeling from defeats at the ballot box in November.
  • Ohio mayor resigns over accusations of gay slurs

    02/09/2013 4:31:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2013 5:07 PM EST | Amanda Lee Myers and Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer “queer” in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment. Jackie Welker, council president in the Village of Pomeroy, tells The Associated Press that 78-year-old Mayor Mary McAngus submitted a letter of resignation Saturday. …
  • Controversial Donor Melgen Tied to LA Mayor

    02/05/2013 7:42:43 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/5/13 | Mary Lou Byrd
    A new connection has emerged between Los Angeles Mayor Anthonio Villaraigosa and the eye doctor at the center of controversy surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (D., NJ). The Washington Free Beacon found Villaraigosa pictured alongside both Menendez and controversial donor Salomon Melgen at a gala honoring the Democratic mayor. The National Association of Latino Electoral and Appointed Officials (NALEO) honored Villaraigosa last February in Washington D.C. A photographer from the doctor’s company, VOXXI, captured photos of Melgen with several prominent Democrats, including Villaraigosa. Melgen is the chairman of the board of VOXXI.
  • Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies

    02/01/2013 6:07:04 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/1/13 | ROBERT D. McFADDEN
    Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday morning at age 88. Mr. Koch’s spokesman, George Arzt, said the former mayor died at 2 a.m. from congestive heart failure. He was being treated at New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital.
  • Cory Booker files paperwork for Senate run

    01/11/2013 4:24:45 PM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Cory Booker has filed a statement of organization for his U.S. Senate run according to documents posted on the Federal Election Commission website. The actual papers provide little detail about how much money the mayor of Newark has raised, but the papers, filed on January 8 are the first official step towards a run in 2014. His treasurer is listed as Judith Zamore.
  • Mayor Coleman on Newtown tragedy

    12/26/2012 4:39:42 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-24-12 | city hall scoop
    Alongside a slew of Hollywood celebrities, mayors such as New York’s Michael Bloomberg, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and St. Paul’s own Chris Coleman are calling for more gun control and taking the NRA to task for calling for armed guards in every school. Coleman, a vice president of the National League of Cities, released the following statement on the Newtown, Conn. tragedy on Friday, Dec. 21. "On the day when we’re still burying children killed in Newtown, CT, the NRA has the audacity to say the answer is more guns and more violence that exposes our children to unprecedented dangers. As...
  • Sources: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Run For New York City Mayor

    12/19/2012 12:25:44 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 6 replies
    CBS Local New York ^ | December 18, 2012 11:50 PM | New York CBS Local
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — CBS 2 has learned Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joe Lhota will resign his post and run for mayor of New York City in 2013. Highly placed sources in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration and the MTA board told CBS 2′s Dick Brennan that Lhota will step down Friday and is expected to join the mayoral race for the Republican nomination.
  • Sheehan announces bid for Albany Mayor

    11/17/2012 8:50:38 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 11 replies
    Timesunion ^ | November 17, 2012 | Kristen V. Brown
    ALBANY — City Treasurer Kathy Sheehan has officially announced her candidacy in next year's mayoral race. Sheehan, 48, who was elected treasurer in 2009, had long dropped hints about a planned mayoral run. On Saturday afternoon, in front of Washington Park's Moses Statue, the Democrat made it official. "Let's face it: There is only one office in Albany that can deliver the changes many of us want," Sheehan said. "I am here to announce that I am running for mayor." Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Sheehan-to-make-a-run-for-mayor-4046442.php#ixzz2CXwLxZ3I
  • Elk Grove Mayoral Candidate Denies Spray-Painting Fellow Candidate’s Sign

    11/06/2012 1:56:52 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 8/6/12 | Nick James
    ELK GROVE (CBS13) – An Elk Grove mayoral candidate’s campaign sign was spray-painted, and the person accused of doing it is also a candidate. “And I just about fell over,” said Sophia Scherman, whose sign was vandalized. “I couldn’t believe when I heard the name.” That name – fellow candidate LaWanna Montgomery. For Scherman, this isn’t about politics — it’s personal. “At this point in time, an apology is too late,” she said Monday. A witness called the cops after seeing someone with a bag over their head spray-painting a Scherman sign late Saturday night. Police say the suspect’s car...
  • Giuliani can run: NYC charter

    10/10/2012 9:24:35 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 22 replies
    There are (unconfirmed) whispers that Rudy Giuliani wants to run for public office again. Swirling around martinis faster than the olive is an unconfirmed — also, so far undenied — rumor. Maybe just maybe just only possibly conceivably could be who-the-hell knows for sure but Giuliani might fleetingly far-flungedly casually lightheartedly consider peut ętre think of diving back into City Hall’s waters. 1. NYC loved him. 2. He loves NYC. 3. He’s itchy to do something. 4. The field’s wide-open, and nobody’s focusing until Republicans play “Pin the Tail on Obama.” 5. Pay attention, kiddies, mother now informs you, our...
  • Bellefontaine Mayor Gets WIC Assistance (DemocRAT)

    09/26/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 26 replies
    WSYX ABC6, Columbus, Ohio ^ | 25 September 2012 | Reporter: Carol Luper, WSYX ABC6
    BELLEFONTAINE -- Mayor Adam Brannon of Bellefontaine posted on Facebook that his family is receiving food on the W.I.C. program. He was responding to Republican Presidential Candidate Mitch Romney's comment about the 47% of Americans. He tells ABC 6/FOX 28 his salary is under $27,000 and he qualifies for the poverty level help. W.I.C provides milk, cheese, fruits and cereals and is not food stamps. His job as Mayor is part-time, but he feels the people expect him to work full time, so he has given up other jobs. He was just re-elected, so he can't get a raise during...
  • Karen Lewis needs to start putting out the teachers union fire

    09/18/2012 6:20:25 AM PDT · by sirchtruth · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 09/18/12 | Mary Mitchell
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has created a monster. Soothing that monster won’t be easy. Indeed, Lewis’ rhetoric that Chicago Public Schools can’t be trusted worked too well. Now teachers don’t know a good deal when they see one. Instead of breaking into a victory song when the CPS caved and gave up on many of its accountability demands, the union’s House of Delegates opted to drag the strike out a couple of more days.
  • Meet the Next Obama Controversial, inept mayor Julian Castro headlines first night of DNC

    09/04/2012 8:51:54 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 16 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 09/04/12 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Democratic San Antonio mayor Julian Castro is scheduled to headline the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Tuesday night despite a questionable record on crime and education and campaign finance. ...
  • South Texas mayor dead after apparent attack by donkey

    08/29/2012 9:50:53 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 52 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 08-29-12 | Associated Press
    HOLLYWOOD PARK, Texas — A South Texas mayor has been found dead after apparently being attacked by a 500-pound donkey on his ranch. The Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the death of Hollywood Park Mayor William “Bill” Bohlke appears to be an accident. Bohlke was 65.
  • Mayor: ‘Absolutely Prepared To Call Off’ GOP Convention If Isaac Threatens Tampa

    08/22/2012 12:04:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 66 replies
    CBS Tampa ^ | 8/22/2012 | CBS Tampa/AP
    TAMPA (CBS Tampa/AP) — Tampa’s mayor warns that the Republican National Convention could be canceled if Tropical Storm Isaac heads for the city. Mayor Bob Buckhorn told CNN that he is more concerned about the safety of his people than holding the convention. “Absolutely we’re prepared to call it off,” Buckhorn explained to CNN. “I mean, human safety and human life trumps politics. I think the RNC recognizes that.” Buckhorn also added that the city has contingency plans ready in case of an emergency. “I don’t think it’s going to be a factor in this particular convention,” Buckhorn told CNN....
  • L.A mayor’s party will glam uptown (salute to Unca Teddy on opening night)

    08/19/2012 7:21:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 8/18/12 | Tim Funk
    L.A mayor’s party will glam uptownBy Tim Funk Posted: Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 An army of A-list celebs and politicos are expected to show up at the N.C. Music Factory on Sept. 5 for a Hollywood-themed gala hosted by L.A. Mayor – and Dem convention chairman – Antonio Villaraigosa. The Dish has learned that the Factory’s Fountain Plaza and Osso Restaurant will get a one-night make-over. Picture palm trees, classic L.A. architecture and lots of California wine. **SNIP** Grandson Joseph Kennedy III, a candidate for Congress, will introduce a video salute to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy on the convention’s...
  • California Board Blocks Chick-fil-A Opening

    08/09/2012 8:42:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CBN News ^ | August 9, 2012
    The gay marriage controversy may now be standing in the way of a new Chik-fil-A opening in California. This week, five members of Santa Barbara's architectural board abstained from approving a landscaping plan for a restaurant. The move essentially halts the project from moving forward. City Councilman Frank Hotchkiss condemned the board and requested its members resign. "For a group thats supposed to working on architectural benefits for the city to just stop what they're doing because of their political views is outrageous," he said. Board member Gary Mosel disagreed with Hotchkiss. "I feel he's jumping the gun, and not...
  • Mayor Bloomberg: Chick-fil-A Ban ‘Not Going to Happen’ in NYC

    07/27/2012 11:48:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Politicker ^ | 07/27/2012 | Colin Campbell
    Despite Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s advocacy for a healthier diet and strong support for gay marriage, he’s cold on the idea of banning Chick-fil-A within the five boroughs. As mayors around the country — including Boston’s, Chicago’s and San Francisco’s — are backing efforts to keep the fast food chain out of their cities due to the company’s president, Dan Cathy, spending millions to push back against gay marriage, Mr. Bloomberg said it’s “a bad idea and it’s not going to happen” on John Gambling’s radio show this morning. “They’re all friends but I disagree with them really strongly on this...