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  • Mayor Bloomberg predicts riots in the streets if economy doesn't create more jobs

    09/16/2011 9:57:17 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 107 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/11 | Erin Einhorn and Corky Siemaszko
    Mayor Bloomberg warned Friday there would be riots in the streets if Washington doesn't get serious about generating jobs. "We have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs," Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. "That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
  • Teachers union president says Mayor Rahm Emanuel Ďexplodedí at her

    09/09/2011 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 40 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 09/09/11 | ROSALIND ROSSI
    ďWhen I explained to him that a longer school day should not be used for warehousing or babysitting our youth he exploded, used profanity, pointed his finger in my face and yelled. At that point the conversation was over ó soon thereafter we found ourselves subject to a full-scale propaganda war over a moot point.Ē
  • 'Nazi-police' town has election 'stolen'

    09/01/2011 9:59:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 31, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The mayor of Quartzsite, Ariz., the town seething in vitriol since police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a public meeting despite the mayor's objections lost in a recall election last night, but claims the "corrupt" town council fixed the results to force him out. "They found a whole bunch of early ballots they could stuff the box with," said Mayor Ed Foster, telling WND the election was "absolutely" stolen. Foster says at the polling place, he was winning by a 2-to-1 margin over former Town Councilman and Quartzsite Fire Department Capt. Jose Lizarraga. But there had been 328...
  • WI Unions Try to Ban GOP from Labor Day Parade; Mayor Says Pound Sand (Video)

    08/29/2011 9:17:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/29/11 | staff
    Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple: "The banning of a political party from participation at any event co-sponsored by the City is against public policy and not in the best interest of all the citizens of the City of Wausau. And therefore, we encourage the event organizer to invite all interested parties, or reimburse the city for other costs."
  • Mayor and Council Election Phoenix Az

    08/11/2011 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 6 replies
    Greg Stanton ē Opposes SB1070 ē Endorsed by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Ė who helped lead the Arizona boycott ē Endorsed by Maricopa Area Labor Federation Ė Affiliated with AFL-CIO which condemned SB1070 ē Would have voted for pay increases Claude Mattox ē Supported by the largest public employee union in the City of Phoenix ē Voted for the food tax increase ē Supported this yearís budget and pay increases (Arizona Republic, June 8, 2011) Lobbyist Wes Gullett ē Worked for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to organize medical workers to unionize at Maricopa County Hospital ē...
  • Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack

    07/26/2011 11:28:33 PM PDT · by Per-Ling · 19 replies
    AFP ^ | 27JUL11 | AFP
    The mayor of Kandahar, the biggest city in southern Afghanistan that was the birthplace of the Taliban, was killed in a suicide bombing on Wednesday, police said. Ghulam Haidar Hameedi died when a suicide bomber set off explosives hidden in his turban when the mayor was addressing citizens in the courtyard of the city hall, police General Abdul Raziq told AFP.
  • 'Nazi'-cop town 'firing' officers, stops paying mayor

    07/21/2011 7:33:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 20, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    The state of Arizona is now investigating allegations of massive corruption among government officials in Quartzsite, Ariz., the town that's the focus of worldwide attention after police forcibly removed a woman from speaking at a town-hall meeting, and where the mayor today says he's not being paid and most local police officers are wrongly being fired and have been ordered not to leave their homes. "I'm no longer getting paid as mayor," said Ed Foster, the elected head of Quartzsite. "That's not a big deal, but it's in the town code that I get a stipend of $400. If they...
  • Chicago mayor to lay off workers to plug budget gap (Merry Christmas, Unions! Love, RahmBo!!)

    07/15/2011 2:03:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/11 | Karen Pierog - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - With Chicago still facing a lingering deficit in its current budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday unveiled steps that will lead to up to 625 layoffs. They include privatization of custodial services at city libraries and airports, benefits services and the water billing call center. Also about 126 seasonal workers in Chicago's transportation department would be discharged, resulting in a drop in curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements this year. "Today, I'm taking steps because I cannot wish away this budget shortfall," the mayor told reporters. Earlier this month, Emanuel said he would eliminate $20 million of the...
  • Out of Prison, Former Mayor Shows Interest in Running Again [Bridgeport, CT]

    07/13/2011 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | July 13, 2011
    Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, released a year ago after serving nearly seven years in prison for corruption, has expressed some interest in running again to lead Connecticut's largest city. The city's powerful Democratic boss says Ganim would like to run, but he's backing Mayor Bill Finch and discouraged Ganim from running. "He has some aspiration for running," Mario Testa, chairman of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee who has met with Ganim, told The Associated Press on Tuesday. "Right now I don't think it's the right time for him to jump into the rink." Testa said he does not believe...
  • Youngstown, Ohio, mayor to be 'auto czar'

    07/06/2011 1:45:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7/6/11 | staff
    WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Youngstown, Ohio, Mayor Jay Williams will lead the Obama administration's efforts to help communities dependent on the auto industry recover, officials said. Beginning Aug. 8, Williams will be executive director of the Labor Department's Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Wednesday in a release.
  • Bloomberg Ad Invokes Al Qaeda in Fighting Illegal Guns

    06/29/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 June 2011 | DAVID W. CHEN
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is back on the air with another political ad, and this time his focus is guns.Just a few weeks after an operative from Al Qaeda released a video urging Islamic militants to take advantage of America as a country ďabsolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,Ē Mr. Bloomberg and his national anti-illegal gun coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, released a commercial on Tuesday urging Congress to close what they say is a loophole in gun laws. That loophole is gun shows, the mayors say, where all kinds of people ó even terrorists ó can purchase firearms.The ad...
  • Bloomberg Knew The Dirt On Weiner In 2009, And Used It To Force Him Out Of The Mayoral Race

    06/10/2011 11:28:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2011 | Ricky Kreitner
    Michael Bloomberg forced Anthony Weiner out of the 2009 mayoral raceóbefore he'd even decided to runóby convincing the Queens congressman the mayor's re-election campaign had more dirt on him than it actually did, Harry Siegel of the Village Voice reports. While the Bloomberg campaign did not have the same sexts and tweets that leaked onto the Internet in recent days -- and which occurred in the past year -- the mayor's team poured resources into gathering dirt. Whatever Bloomberg actually found, Weiner was nervous enough about what the mayor potentially knew that he opted not to run. A New York...
  • Baldwin sees Weinerís implosion as opportunity for him in 2013 (Can you say Mayor Alec Baldwin?)

    06/08/2011 11:00:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    The Daily ^ | 06/08/2011 | Richard Johnson
    Alec Baldwin is mulling a run for mayor of New York City now that kinky Congressman Anthony Weiner appears to have sexted himself out of the 2013 race. The ď30 RockĒ star, who has long talked about running for political office, believes Weinergate has shaken up the field of candidates enough that he might have a chance to win, a friend of the actor told The Daily. ďAlec said, ĎHey, maybe this changes the race. The dynamics have shifted,í Ē said Baldwinís pal. ďThe Democrats need a high-profile candidate, and Alec can fill that bill.Ē Baldwin, a die-hard Democrat originally...
  • (2005) Weiner for Mayor Website

    06/07/2011 10:06:16 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 6 replies
    weiner ^ | 6-7-11
    Anthony Keeps Surging! September 10, 2005 Category: Campaign Blog From todayís New York Post: A stunning new poll yesterday showed Rep. Anthony Weiner has caught fire and zoomed into a statistical dead heat with Fernando FerrerÖ
  • Rep. Weiner: TARP banks already 'effectively nationalized'

    04/22/2009 1:56:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies · 1,415+ views
    Examiner ^ | 4/21/2009 | Eric Moskowitz
    Representative Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn) of New York's 9th congressional district, said banks that received funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) are already "effectively nationalized."When asked at a question-and-answer session last night at NYU Law School about whether the Obama administration's contemplation of converting preferred shares of banks obtained as part of the bailout process into common stock would amount to nationalization, Weiner said it would.Further, he reasoned, since the federal government currently exercises leverage over bank actions by dint of holding the option to convert preferred shares in banks to common stock (thereby technically gaining board representation,)...
  • Cultural center to be named after convicted mayor (beloved RAT felon in Union City, NJ)

    06/05/2011 6:53:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Cultural center to be named after convicted mayorPublished 06:16 a.m., Thursday, June 2, 2011 UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) ó Officials have decided to name a new cultural center after a New Jersey mayor who was convicted of federal racketeering charges. The William V. Musto Cultural Center in Union City will be dedicated on June 11. The center used to be the 15th Street Free Public Library. Musto was a state lawmaker who served as mayor from 1962 to 1970 and 1974 to 1982. That's when he was convicted of helping mobsters and contractors siphon federal funds from an expansion project...
  • Weiner's mayoral hopes dim as Twit hits the fan (comments by Ed Koch)

    06/02/2011 8:40:54 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies · 1+ views
    nypost ^ | 6-2-11 | Seifman
    Weiner's mayoral hopes dim as Twit hits the fan By DAVID SEIFMAN, City Hall Bureau Chief Former Mayor Ed Koch said Rep. Anthony Weiner is in a pickle over Weinergate -- and the young mayor wannabe must come clean to save his career. "It's not too late to prevent damage by turning [the Twitter case] over to the Capitol police and let them find the hacker," Koch said yesterday. But Koch, on his NY1 show Tuesday night, went even further. "You do commit a crime if you give false information to the police and report a crime when a crime...
  • San Diego mayor says July 4 fireworks, even birthday parties, are in doubt after court ruling

    06/01/2011 5:13:26 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    San Diego mayor says July 4 fireworks, even birthday parties, are in doubt after court rulingBy Associated Press Updated: Wednesday, June 1, 3:26 AM SAN DIEGO ó The cityís Fourth of July fireworks displays arenít the only celebrations in doubt after a judge ordered rigorous environmental reviews of large events, Mayor Jerry Sanders says. Birthday parties may be at risk if more than 75 people are invited. Sanders says Fridayís ruling by Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn in a lawsuit over a La Jolla Cove fireworks show applies to the roughly 20,000 park permits that the city issues each year....
  • Mayor Jack Scott of Cordova ? Is he a republican or a democrat ? (Vanity)

    05/30/2011 10:50:04 AM PDT · by Sonny M · 3 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 30, 2011 | Sonny M.
    I keep seeing articles on this guy, and he is drawing alot of heat, but I can't see his political affiliation anywhere. I thought he may be a republican because it is the south, but usually that would be front and center in the news. Is he an independent ? Does anyone know or have a source ?
  • Convicted Felon Elected Mayor in Oklahoma (drive-by shooting and drug charges - party unknown)

    05/11/2011 8:31:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Convicted Felon Elected Mayor in OklahomaBut Christopher Linder can't serve Updated: Tuesday, 10 May 2011, 7:29 PM MDT PHOENIX - He is a convicted felon, found guilty here in Arizona for his part in a drive-by shooting and drug charges. **SNIP** Fortunately, Oklahoma law prevents convicted felons from taking office, so Tuesday, he asked for a pardon. Christopher Linder admits he's made poor choices, but says he's a changed man. He would have made history if the pardon was granted...but the board said he's not ready. By a four to one vote, a state board decided not to recommend a...
  • John Featherman for Philadelphia Mayor strikes again!!

    05/10/2011 4:27:41 AM PDT · by grace522 · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9 May 11 | John Featherman
    This is the second in a series that exposes the corrupt and contented relationship betwwen the Democrat machine and lackey GOP establishment in Philly. Vote for Featherman and turn Philadelphia around.
  • Recall Group Banned From City Hall (Tea Party kicked out in Marinette, Wisconsin?)

    03/14/2011 10:48:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies · 1+ views
    620 WTMJ ^ | 3/14/11
    Recall Group Banned From City HallStory Updated: Mar 14, 2011 MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) -- Marinette's mayor says a group trying to recall state Senator Dave Hansen is not allowed in city hall. Those trying to recall the Democratic senator wanted to circulate petitions at Marinette City Hall as they're doing in Oconto and Green Bay. But, Mayor Bob Harbick says he doesn't want the same kind of disruption that's happened at the Capitol in Madison. Harbick says his decision is logical and non-partisan. The mayor also says he doesn't believe in what the group is trying to do. Harbick tells...
  • U.S. border town mayor arrested on gun running charges

    03/10/2011 8:28:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/10/11 | Tim Gaynor
    EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) The mayor and police chief of a small town on the U.S.-Mexico border were among 11 suspects indicted for allegedly trafficking around 200 guns to Mexico, authorities said on Thursday. The U.S. Attorney's office in New Mexico said the mayor of Columbus, Eddie Espinoza, the town's police chief Angelo Vega, and village trustee Blas Gutierrez were among those arrested on an 84-count indictment. "Gutierrez, Espinoza and Vega were duty sworn to protect and safeguard the people of Columbus," U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales said in a statement. "Instead, they increased the risk of harm that the...
  • Tamarac mayor turns herself in at Broward jail

    03/09/2011 9:00:15 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | March 9, 2011 | Paula McMahon
    Tamarac Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco turned herself in at the Broward County Main Jail on Wednesday morning on unspecified charges. Flansbaum-Talabisco, 57, is the third Tamarac city official arrested in recent months and the latest in a growing list of Broward County politicians to face charges. She has been under investigation for several months on allegations that, while publicly returning some campaign donations from controversial developers Bruce and Shawn Chait, she secretly received help from them to attack her election opponents and in return, voted in favor of their development project.
  • Fenty (Democrat) backs Gov. Scott Walker in Wisc. union fight

    03/09/2011 7:40:29 AM PST · by Qbert · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/8/2011 | Mike DeBonis
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker this morning got some rare Democratic support for his high-profile push to eliminate most state workers' collective barganing rights -- from former D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Fenty made his comments as a guest on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," making an in-studio appearance in New York with takeover mogul and ex-"car czar" Steven Rattner and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. When discussion turned to Walker's anti-union push, Fenty jumped right in. "This is kind of what I faced in four years as mayor," Fenty told hosts Mike Barnicle and Mika Brzezinski. "He's right on the substance,...
  • Rahm Emanuel wins Chicago mayoral vote

    02/22/2011 6:25:52 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 145 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-22-2011 | CNN political Unit
    (CNN) - Rahm Emanuel, the former chief of staff to President Barack Obama, won the Chicago mayoral election Tuesday, topping the 50% threshold to avoid a run-off vote, CNN projects.
  • ABC7 poll: Rahm Emanuel leading Chicago mayor's race

    02/09/2011 10:51:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    ABC Local ^ | 02/09/2011 | Charles Thomas
    February 8, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- ABC7's exclusive poll on the Chicago mayor's race provides a snapshot of how the candidates are doing as we head into the final two weeks of the campaign. Rahm Emanuel's 54 percent share in the survey suggests an overwhelming lead, nearly quadrupling second place Gery Chico at 14 percent; Miguel del Valle was third at 8 percent followed by Carol Moseley Braun at 6; others at 3 and undecideds at 15 percent. The ABC7 poll suggests that if the vote had been held during the survey, Emanuel had enough support citywide to win the...
  • Power Brokersí Ties Complicate the Ballot Process (Emmanuel Election Fix)

    01/27/2011 6:02:16 PM PST · by americanophile · 6 replies
    Before Thursdayís dramatic ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court to keep Rahm Emanuel on the mayoral ballot, much of the chatter in local politics centered on one of the courtís seven justices, Anne M. Burke, and the political relationship between her husband and a key opponent of Mr. Emanuel. But she was not the only one in the residency saga with complicated ties. When Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride studied the legal briefs in the case, the name of one lawyer involved in the residency dispute should have been familiar: Michael J. Kasper. Mr. Kasper, the election-law specialist for Mr....
  • Roselle (NJ) mayor is indicted on charges of insurance fraud (Democrat)

    01/27/2011 11:11:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | Jan 26, 2011 | Ryan Hutchins
    Roselle mayor is indicted on charges of insurance fraud, leaving scene of crash Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 6:44 PM Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:16 AM Ryan Hutchins/The Star-Ledger By Ryan Hutchins/The Star-Ledger ROSELLE ó One day after announcing his candidacy for a third term, the mayor of Roselle was indicted today on charges of insurance fraud and leaving the scene of an accident. Garrett Smith, an outspoken 49-year-old Democrat, is accused of leaving a bar early Christmas Day, crashing into a parked car, then driving home ó leaving a trail of automotive fluid that police tracked to his...
  • Fox: Rahm back on Chicago ballot

    01/25/2011 11:28:51 AM PST · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Fox News Channel | 1/25/11
  • Rahm Back on Ballot

    01/25/2011 10:15:34 AM PST · by RightGeek · 110 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 1/25/2011 | Mary Ann Ahern
    The Illinois Supreme Court has granted Rahm Emanuel's stay. Which means he's back on the ballot. Earlier today Emanuel's spokesman Ben Labolt said he had plans to turn to the U.S. Supreme Court if Emanuel doesn't receive a favorable ruling from the state. Emanuel's lawyers filed an emergency appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court, asking to have him re-added to ballots. Today, ballots are being printed without Emanuel's name after an Illinois Appellate Court residency decision on Monday booted him. Some believe Emanuel will look at a First Amendment question for the U.S. court to weigh in if a state...
  • Can't We Just Let the People Decide on Rahm Emanuel?

    01/25/2011 9:14:19 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 25, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As soon as Mayor Richard M. Daley announced his retirement, Washington D.C. resident Rahm Emanuel handed a resignation letter to his boss, packed his bags, and headed back to Chicago. Throughout the ensuing battle to enforce the Illinois election code, the Rahm Emanuel for Mayor campaign has been chanting the slogan ďLet the People Decide!Ē They collected enough signatures; surely that should be enough. A pesky little thing like not being a Chicago resident for half of the statutory requirement of one year shouldnít be a roadblock if a majority of the people of Chicago Ė living, dead, and fictional...
  • Obama wants Rahm Emanuel back on the Chicago mayor ballot

    01/25/2011 7:31:00 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2011 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama wants former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to stay on the Chicago mayoral ballot, a top presidential confidante said Tuesday. ďI think that [Obama] believes that [Emanuel] is eligible, and that he believes that Rahm will pursue his appeal in the courts,Ē said Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to Obama and fellow Chicagoan, on ABCís ďGood Morning America.Ē As the president said when Emanuel left the White House last fall, Obama still ďthinks Rahm will make a terrific mayor,Ē Jarrett said. An appellate court ordered Monday that Emanuelís name be removed from the ballot because he did...
  • Court orders Emanuel off mayoral ballot

    01/24/2011 12:36:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Jan. 24, 2011 | Kristen Mack
    Rahm Emanuel should not appear on the Feb. 22 mayoral ballot because he does not meet the residency standard, according to a ruling issued by a state appellate court today. Emanuel told a news conference he would appeal the decision to the Illinois Supreme Court and would ask for an injunction so his name will appear on the mayoral ballot. "I have no doubt at the end we'll prevail in this effort," Emanuel said. ďWeíll now go to the next level to get clarity."
  • Rahm Emanuel knocked off ballot by Appellate Court

    01/24/2011 10:09:04 AM PST · by Piranha · 132 replies
    WLS Radio | 1/24/2011 | self
    I just heard on WLS radio in Chicago that the Illinois Court of Appeals (the second-highest court in the state) overturned the recommendation of the electoral panel and ruled that Rahm Emanuel may NOT be on the ballot for Mayor. They ruled that he did not meet the statutory residence requirement nor did he meet any of the statutory exceptions. Wow.
  • Appellate Court Bounces Rahm [from Chicago mayoral ballot]

    01/24/2011 10:10:19 AM PST · by John W · 76 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | January 24, 2011 | Ward Room
    Rahm Emanuel's residency fight just took a turn for the worse. The Illinois Appellate Court ruled 2-1 to overturn a Chicago Board of Elections decision to allow Rahm Emanuel on the mayoral ballot. Rahm's Attorney Kevin Forde says "its a surprise." More to come. Check back for details.
  • Breaking: Court Rules Rahm Canít Run (not legally a resident of Chicago)

    01/24/2011 10:29:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2011 | Daniel Foster
    An appellate court has ruled that Rahm Emanuel is not legally a resident of Chicago, and therefore cannot run for mayor. The decision overturns a previous ruling. ‚ÄúWe conclude that the candidate neither meets the the municipal code‚Äôs requirement that he have ‚Äėresided‚Äô in Chicago for the year preceding the election in which he seeks to participate nor falls within any exception to the requirement.‚ÄĚ More at the Chicago News Cooperative.UPDATE:¬†‚ÄĚThe Supreme Court is absolutely loathe to overturn an appellate court decision,‚ÄĚ an Illinois lawyer tells Politico‚Äôs Ben Smith. I have heard much the same from others familiar with Illinois...
  • Blacks gravitating to Rahmbo in Chicago mayoral election (It looks like Rahm's to lose)

    01/21/2011 9:37:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2011 | Rick Moran
    Rahm Emanuel has opened up a double digit lead in the Chicago mayoral race, largely as a result of his new found appeal to African Americans. Politico reports : Emanuel has the support of 44 percent of likely voters surveyed in a Chicago Tribune/WGN poll released late Thursday - a jump from the 32 percent he had last month. [...] Emanuel now has the support of 40 percent of blacks, compared with 19 percent in last month's survey.Since last month, two African-American candidates, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and state Sen. James Meeks, have dropped out of the race. They...
  • Debate strategy for mayoral rivals: Go after Rahm Emanuel (Braun - 'dead fish and Tampons')

    01/17/2011 7:11:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/15/11 | Fran Spielman and Abdon M. Pallasch
    Debate strategy for mayoral rivals: Go after Rahm EmanuelBy Fran Spielman and Abdon M. Pallasch Staff Reporters Jan 15, 2011 02:36AM The race to replace Mayor Daley entered a new phase on Friday. You might call it, ďGang up on Rahm.Ē **SNIP** They hammered him on his stint as a member of home mortgage giant Freddie Mac, which critics blame in part for the foreclosure crisis. Braun even accused Emanuel of throwing women ďunder the busĒ by excluding abortion coverage from President Obamaís health care reform act. Given the opportunity to question her opponents directly, Braun jumped on Emanuel for...
  • (County Atty) Kleine Asks For Investigation Into 'Forward Omaha' (Omaha Mayoral Recall)

    01/13/2011 5:07:33 PM PST · by Hat-Trick · 2 replies
    OMAHA, Neb. -- KETV NewsWatch 7 has learned that Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine will ask the Nebraska State Patrol to investigate Forward Omaha -- the group opposing the recall of Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle. Kleine tells KETV NewsWatch 7 he wants investigators to look into the allegations of voter fraud, connected with Wednesday's effort to bus homeless people to vote and then paying them to train as election workers. Kleine said it's important that people in Omaha believe in the election process. Suttle's office called the Forward Omaha effort unfortunate and a mistake. Stay with KETV NewsWatch 7 for...
  • With more snow approaching, New York mayor vows preparedness (plows get GPS trackers)

    01/06/2011 6:13:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/06/11
    With more snow approaching, New York mayor vows preparednessThu Jan 6, 2011 5:50pm EST NEW YORK (Reuters) - With New York City facing another likely snowstorm this weekend, Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed on Thursday that improvements have been made to avoid the mishandled mess that was made of last week's massive storm. Bloomberg, who has been widely criticized for the many streets that went unplowed and the transportation systems that ground to a halt, said the city is better prepared for snow. An accumulation of roughly six inches is expected in the New York region on Friday. The city is...
  • Chicago mayor candidate addressed Hamas-tied group

    01/06/2011 8:11:33 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 3 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | January 05, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    Muslim Americans are experiencing a "new version" of the civil rights struggles faced by African-Americans in the 1950s and 1960s, Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun told a radical Islamic group that is an unindicted co-conspirator in a scheme to raise money for Hamas. "The Islamic community today is faced with a new version of an old struggle," Braun said. "My late mother used to say it doesn't matter whether you came to this country on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, through Ellis Island or the Rio Grande. We're all in the same boat now." Braun was speaking...
  • African-American leaders unite around Carol Moseley Braun for Mayor (Chicago)

    01/03/2011 9:30:37 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Tribune ^ | 1/1/11 | John Chase and Kristen Schorsch
    frican-American political leaders rallied around former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun on Saturday as a unity candidate best qualified to be Chicago mayor, capping a holiday week of private negotiations that left her the only major black politician in the campaign. Flanked by prominent black elected officials who dropped out and endorsed her bid, Braun told a crowd at the weekly Rainbow/PUSH Coalition meeting on the South Side that she has "the most credentials and the most qualifications and experience of all of the candidates running" to replace retiring Mayor Richard Daley. "And so they just chose the most qualified...
  • Rich Man, Poor Man: See How the Other Half Lives

    12/29/2010 11:38:29 AM PST · by PBRCat · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | December 29, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley
    The residency challenge to Rahm Emanuelís mayoral candidacy moved across Washington Street to the 17th Floor of the Richard J. Daley Center today. A hearing was held this afternoon in the County Division which handles all election cases. Judge Mark Ballard presided yesterday and the Court will hear legal arguments next Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Once the court enters its final order, the ruling is likely to be appealed. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has previously held that a mayoral candidate must satisfy the one year residency rule in order to run for office. Murphy v. Rosenburg, 88 EB-SMAY-6....
  • I'm Running for President

    12/27/2010 6:30:47 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | December 27, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Rahm Emanuel is indeed a citizen of the United States, and he previously served as a Congressman from Chicago, the city he seeks to rule as mayor for the next few decades. But the fact remains that he didnít live in Chicago for the two years prior to the election, disqualifying him from running under the only significant requirement for the office under the law. There are plenty of rules about the filing process Ė how many petitions you file and when, who circulated them and whether the signers were legitimate, whether the pages are all numbered correctly and whether...
  • Chicago elections board says Rahm a Windy City resident

    12/23/2010 5:09:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    What a relief!  The city where the dead vote now says a man who lived in Washington was actually living in Chicago, at least in his heart.  The city’s Board of Election Commissioners ruled that Rahm Emanuel never intended to give up his residency status, even though he moved to DC for almost two years: Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor although he spent much of the last two years living in Washington while working for President Barack Obama, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners ruled Thursday.With the board’s decision, Emanuel clears a...
  • Emanuel Residency Decision Expected Thursday

    12/22/2010 1:51:16 PM PST · by pinstripes715 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Early and often ^ | 12/22/2010 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    The election board hearing officer who will recommend whether Rahm Emanuel should stay on the mayoral ballot will not issue his report until Wednesday, board spokesman Jim Allen said Tuesday evening. Joseph Morris, who presided at the three-day hearing on the objections to Emanuelís candidacy last week, had been expected to turn in his written recommendation Tuesday. The report could be completed by mid-day Wednesday, Allen said.
  • Why Halpin Doesn't Think He's Been Had

    12/21/2010 10:40:19 AM PST · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 21, 2010 | Steve Brown
    As the individual who at the very least helped accentuate, if not create, the question of Emanuelís legal residency by refusing to move out of the former congressmanís home before the lease was up, Halpin will not be a disinterested party if a hearing officer for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners issues his ruling today as expected. [T]he other thing Halpin wants us to consider is this: What about Emanuel, he wants to know. How do we explain a guy who aspired to be mayor but would rent out his house to somebody he didnít know when he didnít...
  • Emanuel Hearing Wraps Up

    12/17/2010 7:42:26 AM PST · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    [T]he attorney for the lead objectors, Burt Odelson, said the most telling evidence about whether the candidate should be on the Feb. 22 ballot is the simple fact that Emanuel has been missing from Chicago for much of the last two years. "I don't think there's any doubt where the candidate was for one year prior to the Feb. 22, 2011, municipal election," Odelson said. And Emanuel should get no exemption for government service, Odelson said, because that's reserved for men and women in the military. "That law was passed in 1943, for obvious reasons," Odelson argued. Both sides have...
  • James Meeks Tries to 'Clarify' Comments on Women, Hispanics and Asians Not Being 'Minorities'

    12/16/2010 3:25:12 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews Chicago ^ | 12-15-10 | Mike Flannery, FOX Chicago News
    Chicago - On Wednesday, Chicago mayoral candidate James Meeks said that only African-Americans should be able to participate in affirmative action programs-- and that Hispanics, Asians, and women should be excluded.