Tag: Mayors

German Mayors Find Themselves on Front Lines of the ‘Politics of Hate’

COLOGNE, Germany — The last time Henriette Reker ran for mayor, she was nearly killed. Ms. Reker was handing out flowers to voters at a bustling market in Cologne in 2015, when a man took a rose with one hand and rammed a kitchen knife into her throat with the other. He wanted to punish […]

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Bloomberg’s Money Machine: 5 Takeaways on His Political Spending

In a divided Democratic field, Michael R. Bloomberg has emerged as a last-minute candidate with an unusual strategy. He is leaning on his record as mayor of New York but also on the good he has done as a philanthropist, betting more than anything that his fortune will enable him to run a national campaign. […]

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After Officers Are Shot, Police Union Identifies Enemy: The Mayor

It was a solemn day: A New York City police officer was shot in an attempted assassination and another wounded hours later when the same assailant fired shots inside a police station house in the Bronx. But instead of uniting around the troubling attacks, police labor leaders lashed out at Mayor Bill de Blasio, with […]

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Bloomberg Pursues Wealthy Donors, but Not Their Checkbooks

MANCHESTER, N.H. — In the middle of January, most Democratic presidential candidates were scrambling to raise money to keep their campaigns afloat. But at an airy gallery in downtown San Francisco, Michael R. Bloomberg gathered a group of several dozen local political donors to make a different kind of appeal. Mr. Bloomberg told the group […]

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Can a Lame Duck Mayor Get New Yorkers to Believe in Him Again?

Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his presidential campaign in September, returning to New York City to find that little had changed: He was still unloved, and, in his mind, unappreciated. His approval rating had sunk to a new low of 33 percent. His relationship with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a fellow Democrat and frequent adversary, […]

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In Paris, a Mathematician Confronts the Political Odds

PARIS — On a Wednesday night in December, amid civic strife over proposed pension reforms, Cédric Villani, a prizewinning mathematician and a deputy in the National Assembly, packed the Trianon Theater and made the case that he should be elected mayor when Parisians go to the polls in March. “Is a scientist in politics incongruous?” […]

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