Scandals

Rob Ford: Still Not Resigning

"I can't do anything else but apologize."

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to Resign; City Will Pay for His Legal Defense

The embattled mayor, who is facing accusations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen women, blamed a "lynch mob" of politicians and media interests for his ouster.

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Bob Filner's Lawyer Says San Diego Is Partially to Blame for Sex Scandal

Because they never offered him sexual harassment training, obviously.

Reuters

Spitzer and Weiner Lead in New Poll

A little disgrace never hurt anyone, especially in New York City, where the scandal-plagued comeback kids are beating their straitlaced opponents.

Reuters

San Diego Mayor Apologizes for Unspecified 'Inappropriate' Treatment of Women

But he's not resigning, yet, in the face of vague allegations.

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Pontiac Ex-Councilman in Cocaine-Trafficking Bust: Officials Gone Wild

A roundup of the latest crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments perpetrated by our esteemed municipal leaders.

Rita Crundwell vs. Harriette Walters: Who Embezzled Better?

Walters stole nearly $50 million from the District of Columbia, but Crundwell allegedly ganked more than half that amount in a town with a budget of only $8 million.

State Historical Society of North Dakota

There Will Be No Public Hangings in This North Dakota Town

The mayor of Medora, Doug Ellison, explains his decision to drop the idea for fake executions.

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The Dumbest Local Politics Scandals of 2011

Forget Congress. For real stupidity in government, look closer to home.