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Obscenely high police salaries: Wheres the political outrage?

In this era of government austerity, particularly at the state and local levels, the median police salary in the small township of Saddle Brook, New Jersey, is more than $120,000.

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Monster on the Hill: Sheldon Adelson Eyes US Presidential Purchase

Apr 6 2014 / 7:28 pm Everything Adelson does is done openly, proudly, shamelessly.

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Monster on the Hill: Sheldon Adelson Eyes US Presidential Purchase

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Transcript: President Obamas remarks honoring the Boston Red Sox

Win McNamee / Getty Images President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House to honor the 2013 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. April 1, 2014 THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! Everybody, have a seat. Have a seat.

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French socialists hit hard in local elections

France’s ruling Socialist Party suffered humiliating losses Sunday in local elections marked by breakthrough successes for the far-right National Front and the first woman mayor of Paris.

On a day dubbed “black Sunday” by one Socialist politician, the National Front won control of at least 14 towns and was on track to claim 1,200 municipal council seats nationwide, its best ever showing in local politics.

It has been a black Sunday

Jean-Christophe Cambadelis,Socialist deputy

There was a strong showing for the main opposition, the centre-right Union for a Popular Movement, known by its French initials asthe UMP, which won a string of towns and cities, including some once considered bastions of the left.

In a rare consolation the Socialists held Paris, where their candidiate Anne Hidalgo became the first woman to win the city’s mayoral election.

Hidalgo defeated conservative candidate, Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.

But in total, President Francois Hollande’s party was predicted to lose up to 50 cities to the mainstream right. Limoges, a town that had been run by the left for 102 years, fell to the UMP, as did Toulouse, the Champagne capital Reims and Saint Etienne and dozens of other smaller towns.

“It has been a black Sunday,” said the Socialist deputy, Jean-Christophe Cambadelis.

Candidates backed by Marine Le Pen’s National Front secured the mayor’s seat in the mid-sized southern towns of Beziers and Frejus and other towns, adding to its first-round victory in the northern town of Henin-Beaumont.

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Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken

When the first jolt hit, Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed. As Sebourn rushed his screaming girls toward the door, another violent lurch knocked the mayor and one of his daughters to the floor

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The rich strike back

NEW YORK Just a few months ago, it looked like 2014 would be the year of the populist, with Democrats running on economic inequality, tea party Republicans bashing banks and newly minted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio pledging to soak the rich with higher taxes. That was so January.

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Phil Matier: Santana Would Return To Oakland Politics, But Not With Mayor Quan

Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. OAKLAND (KCBS) Oaklands recently departed City Administrator may be returning to city hall. Deanna Santana says that she is willing to work as a consultant for the city, but only if she doesnt have to have any contact with Mayor Jean Quan.

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Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana stepping down

Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana, an advocate for fiscal stability who encouraged appropriate decorum and conduct in Oakland City Hall, will resign her post later this week, The Chronicle has learned. Santana’s departure represents another dilemma for Mayor Jean Quan, who already faces a tough re-election race in November. Santana, who built a reputation as a tough-minded public official in the fog of the 2011 Occupy Oakland demonstrations, confirmed her departure in a phone interview on Sunday afternoon but declined to say why she is leaving.

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Deanna Santana out as Oakland administrator

Click photo to enlarge Deanna Santana, Oakland’s City Administrator, sits in a meeting in her office at Oakland City Hall in Oakland, Calif. on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

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Oakland City Administrator Suddenly Resigns, Replacement Named

Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. OAKLAND (CBS SF) Oaklands assistant city administrator has been named to replace City Administrator Deanna Santana effective noon on Tuesday in a sudden announcement by Mayor Jean Quan Tuesday afternoon. Fred Blackwell will replace Santana, who is departing the position for reasons undisclosed in the mayors announcement.

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