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As Election Approaches, San Antonio Mayor Finally Unveils Plan To Implement LGBT Protections

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Last week we told you how San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor called the city's LGBT protections — which she voted against as a council member — "a waste of time." We also told you how Taylor, appointed mayor of the...

Venezuela opposition mayor Ledezma out of jail for surgery

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition mayor Antonio Ledezma was out of jail and in a Caracas clinic on Saturday, awaiting an operation after being granted house arrest on medical grounds.

Villaraigosa: Democrats stuck in past, Clinton in tight race

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a close ally of Hillary Clinton, voiced concern Friday that the Democratic Party was “kind of stuck in last year,” saying he expected the former secretary of state to face “a very close election” for president.

HRC Rejects San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor's 'Non-Apology' After She Called LGBT Protections 'Waste Of Time'

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Earlier this week we told you how San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor had called the city's LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance "a waste of time" during a candidate forum at anti-gay Pastor John Hagee's Cornerstone Church. According to the San Antonio Express-News,...

San Antonio Mayor Issues ‘Sorry How It Made You Feel’ Non-Apology

HRC called on San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to take action by fully implementing the city’s non-discrimination ordinance (NDO) protecting LGBT people in city employment and contracting, housing, and public accommodations.

San Antonio Shame: Mayor Taylor Calls LGBT Protections a “Waste of Time”

Mayor Ivy Taylor, elevated after pro-equality Julian Castro left office, derides the non-discrimination ordinance he championed.

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor Calls LGBT Protections 'Waste Of Time'

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is apparently taking her cues from wingnut GOP state Rep. Molly White. Last week, we told you how White's staff told a gay constituent that discussing LGBT issues would be a "waste of time." Now,...

Ted’s Cruise to the Far Right

SAN ANTONIO — Texas stereotype shattered. Texas stereotype confirmed. Shattered One: Here in San Antonio, a lively, brawling mayor’s race is underway, featuring 14 candidates and a breathtaking number of candidate forums. Most observers believe there’ll be a run-off after the May 9 election. The front runner is former Democratic state Senator Leticia Van de [...]Show More Summary

Venezuela Charges Caracas Mayor With 'Conspiracy'

Venezuela’s Public Ministry officially accused Caracas mayor Antonio Ledezma of plotting violence against the Venezuelan government by helping groups that seek to destabilize the country.

Wonky Is a Speical Needs Cat Running for Office in Texas

You might have heard about this year's meoworal race happening in San Antonio. It's a heavyweight political showdown with two cats duking it out to become the city's official meower, which is basically like a municipal mayor but obviously much better. Show More Summary

Has California's 2018 gubernatorial race already begun? Looks like.

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hasn’t said if he’s planning to run for governor in 2018. But it sure looks like he is.

Antonio Villaraigosa landed a $1.96-million mortgage

Since former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa bought a house in Hollywood Hills for about $2.5 million, readers have been asking: How can he afford this home?

How liberals block affordable housing

Julian Castro is a smiling bundle of energy whose past includes being mayor of San Antonio and whose future may include a spot on a national Democratic ticket — say, as a nicely balanced running mate for a presidential nominee who is a white female from New York. Right now, though, he...

Former L.A. mayor can survey city from new perch

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Antonio Villaraigosa, who served eight years as L.A.'s 41st mayor, has bought a contemporary house in Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million.

Venezuela On The Brink: Maduro Arrests Caracas Mayor Ledezma As Oil Prices Batter The Economy

2 months agoNews : Moral Hazard

Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma was arrested, accused of sedition, in what is seen as a politically motivated move by President Nicolas Maduro, who is looking for an unlikely win in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Political Cribs: Here's Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa's New House in the Hills

Remember Antonio Villaraigosa? He was mayor of Los Angeles mayor for eight years, from 2005 to 2013? He wanted to plant a million trees? He's the main reason the city has a bunch of rail lines under construction? Anything?...

Antonio Villaraigosa lands a modern crib in Hollywood Hills

Antonio Villaraigosa, who served eight years as L.A.’s 41st mayor, has bought a home in Hollywood Hills for $2.5 million.

Venezuela is becoming a naked dictatorship

Venezuela's "Bolivarian" regime is lurching from authoritarianism to dictatorship. On February 19th it arrested the elected mayor of metropolitan Caracas, Antonio Ledezma. Then it moved to expel Julio Borges, a moderate opposition leader, from the National Assembly--a fate already suffered by his colleague, María Corina Machado, ejected last year. Show More Summary

Villaraigosa won’t run for Senate in California

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has announced he will not run for the Senate in 2016, a decision that further bolsters state Attorney General Kamala Harris's frontrunner status. "I am humbled by the encouragement I've received from so many to serve in the United States Senate," Villaraigosa said in a statement on Facebook. "But […]

Exit Antonio: Will Former LA Mayor Villaraigosa, Now Out of the Senate Race, Run At Last for Governor?

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's announcement earlier this week that he will not run next year for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retiring Barbara Boxer came as something of a surprise, at least at this early date. Show More Summary

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