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3 Mayors Walk Into an Elevator, Get Stuck

Doors wouldn't open, cell phones had no signal

(Newser) - Three mayors walk into an elevator—but what happened next was no joke, reports the AP , though the officials managed to amuse themselves until they could be rescued about 40 minutes later. Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto got stuck in the Westin Hotel elevator Thursday evening along with the mayors of... More »

Congressmen Should Try Acting Like Mayors

Margaret Carlson argues that having to get things done dampens ideology

(Newser) - Americans are understandably fed up with their leaders right now, but Margaret Carlson at Bloomberg thinks there's "still a class of politician that deserves our admiration: the country’s mayors, who actually run services as opposed to running their mouths." Carlson attended a confab of these mayors... More »

3 Miami Area Mayors Arrested for Corruption in 1 Month

One files for re-election 2 days later

(Newser) - Miami's suburban mayors are doing little to help shake Florida's image as the corruption capital of America, reports the New York Times . Last week, Steve Bateman, the mayor of Homestead, was arrested for allegedly receiving payments from a health care chain looking to build a clinic in the... More »

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