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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...