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Dodgers Winning World Series 'Great for America,' Says Former L.A. Mayor

12 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

A Dodgers World Series would be a HUGE win for the entire country -- so says longtime L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa?.  Not that he's biased or anything. We got Mayor V -- who was in office from '05 to '13 -- out at Craig's...…

San Antonio Rejects Amazon Before Amazon Can Reject San Antonio

4 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Pre-emption. by Katie Herzog San Antonio to Bezos: We don't want your stinking balls. David Ryder/Getty Images San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced this week that the city is no longer interested in hosting Amazon's second headquarters,...Show More Summary

Don't let election-year politics lay waste to a crucial industry

During election season, parochial politics can trump sound public policy. Earlier this month Mayor Bill de Blasio—in a deal with Brooklyn Councilman Antonio Reynoso—endorsed legislation... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Veep Mike Pence Travels To Texas To Step In As Consoler-In-Chief

Julian Castro, the former San Antonio mayor and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, gave Vice President Mike Pence a gold star for today’s visit to hurricane ravaged areas of Texas. Immediately...Show More Summary

Former L.A. Mayor Takes Shot at Scooter Braun, Gavin Newsom in Cali Governor's Race

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

One of the leading contenders for the Democrats in the next California gubernatorial election has just taken aim at his archrival, using Scooter Braun to fire the shot. Former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has just reacted to the TMZ story, in…

IT’S ON: Kamala Harris Will Be ‘Knocking on Doors in Iowa.’ Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio

IT’S ON: Kamala Harris Will Be ‘Knocking on Doors in Iowa.’ Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D.) said California Sen. Kamala Harris (D.) will be “knocking on doors in Iowa,” indicating Saturday he expects she will run for president. Villaraigosa, who is running for Governor of California in 2018, was asked by MSNBC host […]

Are You Ready For President Kamala Harris In 2020?

With Donald Trump circling the drain, we might as well start thinking about 2020! And former El Lay mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just gave us a big name to follow: Kamala Harris. Currently a California freshman Senator, Harris apparently plans to launch a presidential run in 2020 — at least according to Villaraigosa! Related: Al Franken Breaks Down Trump's [...]

TEXAS: “Atheism Causes Poverty” Former San Antonio Mayor Files For Unemployment After Losing Election

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The San Antonio Express-News reports: Mayor Ivy Taylor, soon after she lost her June runoff, filed a claim for unemployment benefits from the city of San Antonio through the Texas Workforce Commission, sources said. The city contacted...Show More Summary

Hollywood picks Gavin Newsom over Antonio Villaraigosa in California's race for governor

As mayor of Los Angeles, Antonio Villaraigosa built relationships in Hollywood: He sought the counsel of studio heads, fought for state tax credits to keep film and television production in the city and mingled with celebrities on the red carpet at glitzy film premieres and HBO parties. In return,...

Venezuela Opposition Leaders Taken to Prison

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Masked government agents took away Leopoldo López and Antonio Ledezma, both former mayors who had been under house arrest.

Advisor swap: What hiring his rival's top aide will and won't do for Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa

The top contenders to be California’s next governor have similar low points in their political careers: extramarital affairs that exploded in public view during their tenures as big-city mayors. And in a twist that reveals the small world of Golden State politics, they’ve each hired advisors who...

San Antonio’s “Atheism Causes Poverty” Mayor Loses Runoff, Concedes With A Bible Verse

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Back in April, San Antonio’s mayor drew national ridicule after she declared that “broken people” become impoverished because they don’t love Jesus. Wave goodbye, now. The San Antonio Current reports: Councilman Ron Nirenberg unseated incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor in a heated runoff election for San Antonio mayor Saturday night. Show More Summary

San Antonio Mayor Who Blamed Generational Poverty on Atheism Loses Runoff Election

Ivy Taylor, the mayor of San Antonio who blamed generational poverty on "broken people" who didn't believe in God, no longer has a job.City Council member Ron Nirenberg defeated her 55%-45% in a runoff election yesterday.

Incumbent San Antonio mayor loses election runoff

San Antonio city council member Ron Nirenberg is the city's new mayor after defeating incumbent Ivy Taylor in a runoff. The 40-year-old Nirenberg took 55 percent of the vote Saturday … Click to Continue »

Antonio Villaraigosa targets Gavin Newsom as he stumps on Eastside

The rivalry between Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom intensified Saturday as the former Los Angeles mayor suggested his chief opponent in the governor’s race was a finger-in-the-wind politician unworthy of leading California’s resistance to President Trump. “His M.O. is to be for something,...

Californicators Lead in 2018 California Gubernatorial Primary

The Sacramento Bee reports that a new UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies survey of California likely voters finds that Californicator Democrats Lt. Gov. and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa still lead the 2018...Show More Summary

Human Rights Campaign Endorses Ron Nirenberg for San Antonio Mayor

HRC announced its endorsement of Ron Nirenberg for mayor of San Antonio, Texas. Voters will decide the outcome of the city’s runoff mayoral election this Saturday, June 10. “Ron Nirenberg has the vision, experience, and commitment to...Show More Summary

Voters should support independent thinkers Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez for the L.A. Unified school board

The Los Angeles Unified school board has teetered back and forth during the past decade-and-a-half, from a pro-charter, pro-reform majority aligned with the likes of former Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the Broad Foundation to one that is leery of charters and more in tune with teachers’ unions,...

Extortionists on staff, charge businessmen

Business owners in Chilpancingo have accused Mayor Marco Antonio Leyva Mena of employing extortionists who are on the payroll of crime gangs. The president of the Chilpancingo chapter of the FULL STORY The post Extortionists on staff, charge businessmen appeared first on Mexico News Daily.

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