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  • Anthony Weiner gaining in New York mayor’s race

    05/29/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/29/2013 | By Aaron Blake
    <p>Anthony Weiner is gaining in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, according to a new poll from Marist College.</p> <p>The poll shows City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to lead, at 24 points, with Weiner slightly behind at 19 percent. That five-point gap is down from 11 in April, when Weiner’s potential candidacy first made news. At that point, Quinn led 26 percent to 15 percent.</p>
  • Toronto mayor denies he smokes crack cocaine

    05/24/2013 11:39:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 25, 2013 1:06 AM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug. Critics were not appeased, with one city councilor questioning whether the mayor told “the whole truth” and another calling on him to resign. The mayor of Canada’s largest city did not say whether he has ever used crack. He did not take questions from reporters at a news conference at City Hall, held after close allies released a letter urging him to address the reports of the...
  • A Wife With Powerful Ties Is an Unexpected Architect of a New York Comeback (Huma, MuzzBro Alert)

    05/24/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/24/13 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, MICHAEL BARBARO and AMY CHOZICK
    When Chelsea Clinton wanted to make a low-key visit to the hurricane-stricken Rockaways last fall, she arranged to take a trip with her close friend Huma Abedin, a longtime aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton. -snip- But the reality, it turns out, is just the opposite: Those close to the couple say that Ms. Abedin, a seasoned operative well versed in the politics of redemption, has been a main architect of her husband’s rehabilitative journey, shaping his calculated comeback and drawing on her close ties with one of the country’s most powerful families to lay the groundwork for his return. A...
  • Anthony Weiner To Prop Up NYC Mayoral Campaign With Many More Naked Pictures Of Himself

    05/23/2013 9:46:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | May 23, 2013
    Anothny Weiner, NYC's muppet former congressman, and as we reported yesterday, the man who following his disgraceful fall from grace announced his mayoral campaign on YouTube, continues to be the gift that keeps on giving... if mostly naked pictures of his anatomy to various women. As the WaPo reports, "Former congressman and newly announced New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) said in an interview Thursday morning with WNYC-FM that there could be women coming forward with more e-mails or photos from the inappropriate digital conversations that led to his resignation in 2011." In other words, where there was one...
  • Voters Oust Mayor of Harrisburg, Pa in Democratic Primary

    05/22/2013 11:38:46 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 6 replies
    Reuters, via Newsmax ^ | May 22, 2013 | Reuters, via Newsmax
    The embattled mayor of Pennsylvania's financially crippled capital of Harrisburg was ousted on Tuesday when she lost the Democratic primary to the owner of an independent bookstore. Mayor Linda Thompson's loss to Eric Papenfuse comes after a tumultuous term in which her outbursts and statements caused a loss of confidence in her administration. Papenfuse is likely to win the general election in this heavily Democratic city in November, but he must still face off against independent candidate Nevin Mindlin.
  • Video: Anthony Weiner polls second in NYC mayoral race as campaign expands

    05/22/2013 8:22:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/22/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Hey, if Mark Sanford can find redemption at the polls after having an affair, why can’t Anthony Weiner after, er, exposing himself? Let the campaign of a thousand double entendres begin! Weiner inexplicably provides the first in his video, talking about the plight of the middle class and the lack of traditional upward mobility — saying that “it’s getting harder and harder every day.” No, I’m not kidding:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=x92OWufIWcU#!Difficult, Anthony, difficult. Someone get this man a thesaurus, please.Nonetheless, Weiner is finding some sympathy for his big comeback. According to a new poll in the Big Apple from Quinnipiac, Weiner enters the...
  • Weiner’s Wife Didn’t Disclose Consulting Work She Did While Serving in State Dept.

    05/16/2013 9:49:00 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 9 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 16, 2013 | RAYMOND HERNANDEZ
    The State Department, under Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, created an arrangement for her longtime aide and confidante Huma Abedin to work for private clients as a consultant while serving as a top adviser in the department. Connect with NYTMetro Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook for news and conversation. Ms. Abedin did not disclose the arrangement — or how much income she earned — on her financial report. It requires officials to make public any significant sources of income. The disclosure of the agreement that Ms. Abedin made with the State Department comes as her husband, former...
  • Detroit Mayor Calls It In

    05/15/2013 8:02:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 May 2013 | Jay Scott Smith
    After a tumultuous four years overseeing a city long riddled with blight, corruption, crime, and historic financial issues, mayor David Bing has had enough, telling a stunned audience at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History Tuesday that he’d leave when his term ends in December. The 69-year-old Bing, a hall-of-fame NBA player who spent most of his career with the Pistons and then was a successful businessman in Detroit had never ran for office before narrowly winning the 2009 race to replace Kwame Kilpatrick, who in less than a term in office had gone from rising Democratic star...
  • Stothert beats Suttle to become Omaha's first female mayor (Defeats "Bloomberg Clone")

    05/14/2013 10:27:47 PM PDT · by Kolath · 8 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 05/14/2013 | Robynn Tysver
    Jean Stothert made it look easy. The Republican City Councilwoman made history tonight as the first woman ever elected Omaha mayor. "Oh, what a ride this has been," Stothert told supporters Tuesday night. She thanked Suttle and said he'd pledged his help during the transition. "Campaigns are very competitive and ours was no exception," she said. "And yet I've always thought of him as an incredibly hard worker." Stothert entered the race as the frontrunner and never ceded her woman-to-beat status. She held a commanding vote lead even in early returns released from the Douglas County Election Commissioner.
  • Dave Bing Will Not Seek Another Term As Detroit Mayor

    05/14/2013 11:26:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 97 replies
    Forbes ^ | 05/14/2013 | Joann Muller
    Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, the 69-year-old former NBA star and Hall of Famer, says he will not seek another term in office. Instead, he will explore a bid for Wayne County executive. His decision not to seek re-election is not a huge surprise, given that the struggling city is currently being run by a state-appointed emergency financial manager who is considering a municipal bankruptcy. The announcement leaves former Detroit Medical Center chief Mike Duggan and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon as the two frontrunners for the four-year term. Five other candidates are in the running. The top two vote-getters on...
  • Clintons freeze out Weiner

    05/13/2013 5:05:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2013
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will not support Anthony Weiner in his dream of becoming mayor even though they love his wife, Huma Abedin, sources say. “The Clintons wish Weiner would just disappear. Every time he pops up, it’s a reminder of Bill’s scandal with Monica Lewinsky, and it isn’t helpful to Hillary’s hopes for 2016,” one Democrat told Page Six.
  • Anthony Weiner ‘Can’t Say’ If Other Pics Exist ...

    04/24/2013 9:12:52 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/24/13 | Breanna Edwards
    Anthony Weiner admitted in an interview Wednesday that there might be other embarrassing photos of him out there that have yet to surface.
  • Islamist pitching for ‘First Lady’ of New York City?

    04/24/2013 2:28:18 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | April 10, 2013 | Shoebat Foundation
    After reading the 16-page New York Times magazine piece on former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner and his Muslim wife, Huma Abedin, one thing is clear. Weiner is giving serious thought (and money) to exploring the possibility of running for mayor of the city that was hit by Al-Qaeda on 9/11/01. Based on what is known about Huma, something else becomes clear. A woman with significant familial ties to the group that spawned Al-Qaeda would become first lady of the city that was hit by Al-Qaeda on 9/11/01. Make no mistake, whether Abedin has Brotherhood sympathies or not, her mother –Saleha...
  • Boston mayor says authorities may never question bomb suspect

    04/21/2013 9:46:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 21, 2013 | Doina Chiacu and Susan Cornwell
    Boston Mayor Tom Menino said on Sunday authorities may never be able to question the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who lies seriously injured and unable to speak after eluding police for 24 hours.
  • Poll: Anthony Weiner already in second place in New York City mayoral race for some reason

    04/17/2013 1:24:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2013 | AllahPundit
    The bad news? Between this and what’s going on in South Carolina, American voters seem to have finally jettisoned any pretense of standards for their political leaders.The good news? We’re still on track for a Sanford-versus-Weiner presidential election in 2028. Cross those fingers. According to the poll, if Weiner entered the Democratic primary today, his 15 percent would put him behind Quinn’s 26 percent but ahead of City Comptroller John Liu (12 percent), de Blasio (11 percent), Thompson (11 percent) and former City Councilman Sal Albanese (2 percent).By comparison, without Weiner, Quinn would receive 30 percent of Democratic votes and...
  • Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts

    04/13/2013 1:57:07 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2013 | JOSH MARGOLIN and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Rival campaigns’ plan of attack for Anthony Weiner: Hit him where it hurts The city’s mayoral hopefuls are sharpening their knives — and Anthony Weiner better be ready to answer the hard questions about his sexting scandal. Sources in the camps of several campaigns said they have been in dirt-digging overdrive ever since the shamed former congressman hinted he was eyeing a mayoral run that would pit him against an already crowded field, including Christine Quinn, Joe Lhota, Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson. Potential rivals are aggressively compiling dossiers and detailed lists of questions about the Democrat’s three-year foray...
  • Jim Suttle has tougher road in mayoral race (Bloomburg RAT in trouble...Omaha, NE)

    04/07/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT · by Kolath · 4 replies
    Omaha.com ^ | 4/7/13 | Paul Goodsell and Matt Wynn
    There's no question that Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle had a rough primary election last week. But despite his weak showing, Suttle still has a chance to catch up to front-runner Jean Stothert. A World-Herald analysis of the primary numbers as well as results from the 2009 mayoral elections and the 2011 recall vote suggest that Suttle still has a path to retaining the Mayor's Office. But the same analysis shows that Suttle's margin for error is slim. And it's also possible that differences between 2009 and 2013 will allow Stothert to hold off any late Suttle charge to the finish...
  • Officials To Take ‘Whatever Precautions’ Needed After North Korea Threat

    04/03/2013 12:48:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | April 3, 2013 1:28 PM
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBS Houston) – In response to perceived threats against the city from the North Korean government, officials in Austin have said they are willing to do whatever federal officials feel may be necessary to protect civilians. -- Austin city officials are keeping an eye on the situation. “Our regional intelligence center has been staying apprised of the current situation,” City Manager Marc A. Ott told CBS Houston in a statement.
  • 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...
  • Mayors Gone Wild (Another member of ‘Mayors Against Illegal Guns’ arrested)

    03/27/2013 8:04:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 26, 2013
    Mayors Against Illegal Guns member and Democratic Gainesville, Fla., Mayor Craig Lowe was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and property damage after police found him asleep in his car at the scene of a crash last Thursday. Police said Lowe appeared intoxicated and his Honda Civic was badly damaged, according to WKMG in Orlando. “I regret that my actions Thursday morning have disappointed so many friends, supporters, and citizens of Gainesville,” Lowe said in a statement. “I hope that in the future I will again prove worthy of the public’s trust and confidence.” The Gainesville Democrat faces...
  • Oh No He Didn't! Heckler Upstages Kansas City Mayor Sly James During Speech

    03/20/2013 1:11:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Heckler Upstages Kansas City Mayor Sly James During Speech Read more: http://www.ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html?article=11087244#ixzz2O73IfYmt Video at link
  • 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 · 20 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...
  • Mayor Ed Lee warns Chick-fil-A against coming to San Francisco

    07/27/2012 11:02:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 07/27/2012 | Paolo Lucchesi
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has joined in the growing chorus condemning Chick-fil-A for the national chicken chain’s much-publicized anti-gay views. After mayors in Boston and Chicago recently expressed their disapproval with Chick-fil-A and its intolerance, Lee followed suit and took to his Twitter account late yesterday, firing off two successive tweets. The first one conveys his disappointment with the chain’s lack of values, and the second one takes it up a notch, suggesting that Chick-fil-A don’t even think about opening in San Francisco. SNIP Lee is referring to the Chick-fil-A in Fairfield. Closer locations are in the works, with...
  • Mayor Menino: Looks like I can’t ban Chick-fil-A from Boston after all

    07/26/2012 2:08:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/26/2012 | AllahPundit
    The guy's a moron. End of story. “I can’t do that. That would be interference to his rights to go there,” Menino said, referring to company president Dan Cathy, who drew the mayor’s wrath by going public with his views against same-sex marriage.The mayor added: “I make mistakes all the time. That’s a Menino-ism.”The Herald first reported last week that Menino warned “it will be very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston...“I sent (the landlord) a letter, but that’s all. There’s no pressure by me to allow this place to be rented,” he said. The...
  • Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city

    07/20/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 44 replies
    The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage. Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population." Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family. The fast-food chicken sandwich chain later said that it strives to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect --...
  • Mayor Menino on Chick-fil-A: Stuff it

    07/20/2012 7:04:34 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 109 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/20/12 | Greg Turner
    Vows to block eatery over anti-gay attitude... Mayor Thomas M. Menino is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from bringing its Southern-fried fast-food empire to Boston — possibly to a popular tourist spot just steps from the Freedom Trail — after the family-owned firm’s president suggested gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment on our nation.” “Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston. You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion,” Menino told the Herald yesterday. “That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started...
  • AROUND TOWN: Mayor Walter is Divide's top cat

    05/06/2012 11:31:26 AM PDT · by khelus · 8 replies
    coloradosprings.com ^ | April 13, 2012 | Linda Navarro
    That Walter, he’s snuggling up to his new job as the purrfectly strong mayor of Divide. Until his inauguration on April 7 he had been best known as the official greeter at the Animal Clinic of Woodland Park. Then he whupped all his competitors in the election and now he’s The Man. ...
  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker taken to hospital after rescuing woman from house fire

    04/13/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT · by SueRae · 10 replies
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | 4/13/2012 | Star Ledger Staff
    NEWARK — Newark Mayor Cory Booker was taken to a hospital tonight for treatment of smoke inhalation he suffered trying to rescue his next-door neighbors from their burning house. "I just grabbed her and whipped her out of the bed," Booker said in recounting the fire. Booker told The Star-Ledger he also suffered second-degree burns on his hand. The fire started in a two-story building on Hawthorne Avenue in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood, shortly before the mayor arrived home after a television interview with News 12 New Jersey. Five people were taken to the hospital for treatment: the mayor,...
  • In Newark, Mayor Cory Booker Saves a Woman From a Fire (His security men tried to stop him!)

    04/13/2012 7:12:49 AM PDT · by dead · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2012 | MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark carried a woman out of a burning house and was treated for smoke inhalation on Thursday night. Mr. Booker arrived to his home in the Upper Clinton Hill neighborhood to find a neighbor’s house on fire, said Anne Torres, a spokeswoman. The Fire Department had not yet arrived, she said, and Mr. Booker went inside with two members of his security detail and rescued one woman. The mayor was treated at a hospital and released at 11:30 p.m. “Everyone is O.K.,” Ms. Torres wrote in an e-mail. < snip > The mayor told The...
  • LAPD to Ignore California’s Car Impound Law Because It’s “Unfair” to Illegal Aliens

    03/23/2012 8:53:05 PM PDT · by montag813 · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-24-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWe have become sadly accustomed to California - America's Sanctuary State - sinking lower and lower into utter lawlessness for the sake of naked racial politics. But whatever they do in Sacramento doesn't even come close to the utter madness that is Los Angeles - which makes the rest of the state look conservative by comparison. This week saw the Los Angeles Police Department announcing that it will soon start ignoring California state law, which requires police to impound the vehicles of unlicensed drivers for 30 days - because it is "unfair" to illegal aliens!That's right....
  • MILLER: D.C. deputy mayor's crime solution: Be a victim (video)

    03/07/2012 1:01:33 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Washington residents are up in arms, though not armed. With violent crime up 40 percent in the first two months of the year - including double the number of robberies at gunpoint - residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Elected officials and police have no solution. -snip- As you can see in the video below, Paul Quander, the District’s deputy mayor for public safety and justice, responded that crime victims should give the criminals what they want. Mr. Portman protested, saying, “But how do you know you’re going live and survive? You’re completely at their mercy.” Mr. Quander...