Former Charlotte Mayor Faces Sentencing Today for Corruption
Former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is due to be sentenced on Tuesday, after admitting to using his public positions in North Carolina's largest city for personal financial gain, including taking at least $50,000 in bribes. Cannon, a Democrat who served on the Charlotte City Council before being elected mayor last November, pleaded guilty in June to a public corruption charge.
More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of Barack Obama's historic presidency. At least 83 black Republicans and Democrats are running for the House, a modern era high, according to political scientist David Bositis, who has tracked black politicians for years.
On Nov. 8, 2016, the Democratic candidate will start with a minimum 247 of the 270 electoral votes she needs to win. In order to shift the map, a Republican nominee would have to find a way to win Colorado and/or Virginia.
Watch: Rapist Daniel Holtzclaw's Guilty Verdicts Read in OKC Court
From OKC Fox: Former Oklahoma City Police Department officer Daniel Holtzclaw has been found guilty on 18 charges, including rape and sexual battery.
The verdict came back Thursday evening in Oklahoma County Court. Holtzclaw was found guilty of 18 of his 36 charges, the ranging from first degree rape to sexual battery. Holtzclaw was found guilty on four counts of first degree rape, one count of second degree rape, six counts of sexual battery, four counts of forcible oral sodomy and three co...
Mayor Emanuel, City Council Approve Ordinance to Increase Minimum Wage in Chicago
Mayor Emanuel, City Council approve ordinance to increase minimum wage in Chicago to $13 by 2019. Sun-Times reporter, Fran Spielman questions Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Patrick O'Connor on the minimum wage ordinance.