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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Trounces Challenger In Runoff

Rahm Emanuel is having a ‘beautiful day’ as he emerges victorious in the Chicago mayoral runoff, winning a second term

April 8, 2015

Obama To Name San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro To Cabinet Friday

By Todd J. Gillman, The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — On Friday, President Barack Obama will name San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to serve as the nation’s next secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a White House aide said. Rumors began to circulate last weekend that Castro would come to Washington as part of a Cabinet […]

May 23, 2014

Toronto’s Crack-Smoking Mayor To Enter Rehab

Toronto (Canada) (AFP) – Toronto’s scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he is taking a leave of absence in order to enter rehab, after a new video emerged allegedly showing him smoking crack days ago. Ford, 44, has already admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack and is campaigning for re-election on a give-me-another-chance platform. […]

May 1, 2014

NBA Players, City Leaders Cheer Sanctions Against Donald Sterling

By David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — City leaders and current and former NBA players on Tuesday hailed the basketball league’s decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fine him $2.5 million for racial comments caught on tape and made public late last week. “Today, we feel like justice […]

April 29, 2014

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Filed Against Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner

By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times   SAN DIEGO — A woman has filed a lawsuit against former Mayor Bob Filner, alleging that he sexually harassed her at a public event at an elementary school while his police bodyguards watched. In the lawsuit, filed this week in San Diego County Superior Court, Marilyn McGaughy alleges that […]

April 17, 2014

93-Year-Old Mayor Didn’t Go Down Without A Fight

By Stephen Hudak, Orlando Sentinel APOPKA, Fla. — Apopka voters decided that it was finally time for a change. After a historic run by 93-year-old Mayor John Land, they chose a new direction in the name of Joe Kilsheimer, 56, who campaigned on the need for younger, more energetic leadership in a city that had fallen […]

April 15, 2014
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Pleas Close A Chapter In Bell Corruption Scandal

By Kate Mather and Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES—The long-running Bell corruption scandal drew toward an end Wednesday when five former council members pleaded no contest to criminal charges and agreed to pay restitution to the small, cash-strapped city that could approach $1 million. The pleas end the prosecution of seven officials accused of […]

April 10, 2014

Socialist Is First Female Mayor Of Paris

PARIS — The Socialist politician who was elected the first female mayor of Paris Sunday is a low-key former labor inspector who rode her predecessor’s coattails to one of France’s top positions. Anne Hidalgo, 54, beat off a stiff challenge from Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, 40, of the center-right Union for a Popular Movement to keep the […]

March 31, 2014