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Mayor Kidnapped Near Mexico City Found Dead

Posted 10.21.2011 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- The mayor of a village in central Mexico was found dead Saturday one day after he was kidnapped, security officials said, bringing to f...

Mayor: 'I Had Way Too Much To Drink' Before I Signed Deal

AP | Posted 10.04.2011 | Weird News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Mexico border town mayor and congressional candidate Martin Resendiz was drunk when he signed nine contracts with a California co...

Why Ed Lee Should Run for Mayor

Michael Yaki | Posted 09.25.2011 | San Francisco
Michael Yaki

The vast majority of people working diligently to enforce Lee's "promise" not to run are those people whose livelihoods will be sent swirling down the porcelain bowl if he does toss his hat into the ring.

Strong Neighborhoods Are Safe Neighborhoods

Jean Quan | Posted 09.17.2011 | San Francisco
Jean Quan

In Oakland, California, neighbors are organizing block by block to improve schools and make our communities safer. We're taking the fight for better communities to some of the most difficult neighborhoods -- and we are making progress.

No One Bothers To Run In Small Town's Election

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | Weird News

TAR HEEL, N.C. -- The races for mayor and three commission seats are wide open in the small North Carolina town of Tar Heel – because no one bot...

It Takes a Woman to Lead the Way to Peace: Mayor Kitty Piercy Leading the Way to Bring Our War Dollars Home

Jodie Evans | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Jodie Evans

We understand Congress is addicted to the military dollars spent in every Congressional district, but an economy built on death and destruction does not create a thriving community.

Denver's Mayoral Race -- Pay to Play?

Wade Norris | Posted 06.21.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Denver's mayoral race shines a spotlight on the direction of our political process. Does one become elected to higher office through public service or by means and connections to the wealthy?

Foursquare Day Gets Endorsement From REAL Mayors

Posted 06.14.2011 | Technology

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has officially proclaimed April 16, 2011, "Foursquare Day," joining other mayors across America. Mayors of th...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Behind New York's School System Shakeup | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It was a day of tumult for the leadership that presides over New York City's classrooms. Cathie Black, New York City's Schools Chancello...

A Transparent and Fiscally Responsible Denver City Government

Michael Hancock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Hancock

We cannot lead Denver back to economic prosperity and fiscal sustainability if we fail to include our strongest resource -- our people.

A Worthy Candidate

Shai Baitel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Shai Baitel

In Christine Quinn we can see leadership and values reflecting the cosmopolitan and diverse mosaic that is the Big Apple. The time is right for her and New York is ready for a woman in the top post.

White Plains Mayor Resigns After Domestic Abuse Conviction

AP | JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The mayor of one of New York City's largest suburbs resigned Friday, two months after his conviction on domestic violence c...

Obama Orders Shutdown of Second City

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

President Obama has just imposed martial law in Chicago, Illinois. He will consider signing an Executive Order directing that the western border of the District of Columbia shall extend to Iowa.

Real Solutions for Denver

Doug Linkhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Doug Linkhart

As Denver's next Mayor, my top priority will be economic prosperity. We need real solutions for Denver's economy -- and I am putting forward my ideas for creating long-term economic strength.

San Francisco Homeless Have Divergent Views on Mayor Newsom's Legacy

San Francisco Chronicle | Jennifer Friedenbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"How would you describe the Newsom administration's homeless legacy?" I asked Rebecca Nichols, who during Gavin Newsom's tenure as San Francisco may...

Enthusiasm Gap? Colorado's Would-Be Governor Laments Lack of Crowds (VIDEO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper spoke Tuesday at the City Club of Denver. In response to a question about the initiative process, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate described a lack of citizen enthusiasm.

Moscow Mayor

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Friday Talking Points [140] -- Pledging Nonsense

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The White House has been in the news this past week, mostly for who will be leaving it soon. One is tempted to insert the old "will the last to leave...

WATCH: Celebrate Captain Planet's 20th Birthday!

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Happy Birthday Captain Planet! Forget Spider Man or Batman, around here it's Captain Planet who gets our hearts all aflutter. The ground-breaking TV ...

The Bell Tolls for Me

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Rich Siegel

Dear Mayor Hernandez, Like many Southern Californians I have been following the political turmoil in the City of Bell. Last week, we all witnessed ...

A New Day For New Orleans?

Jordan Flaherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jordan Flaherty

For the first time in more than 30 years, New Orleans will have a white mayor and a 5-2 majority-white city council.

Landrieu Continues New Orleans Family's Mayoral Dynasty

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

National headlines already reflect that Landrieu is the city's first white mayor since his father's tenure ended in 1979.

Mayors Use State-of-the-Village Addresses to Lay Out Common Vision: Hang On for Dear Life!

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

Woodridge, Ill. Mayor William Murphy declared the coming year would be focused on "our core services." Kind of like the functioning of a human being with mild hypothermia.

Why I'm Proud of James Perry and Why He Needs Your Help

Melissa Harris-Lacewell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Harris-Lacewell

Last week the national media finally turned it's attention to the New Orleans mayoral election. The coverage was predictably disappointing. The city i...

The Payer Mayor: Has Mike Bloomberg Bought Himself Another Term?

Nelson Montana | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nelson Montana

Even if there wasn't one thin dime spent in advertising, in a straight up comparison, Bloomberg is clearly the better man than Thompson.