The Unfunded Campaign

The candidates' financial summaries for the first quarter of the year have been released and there is only one man that has hit seven digits in both spending and raising of funds and he's not the mayor.  Aside from that, Bo Dietl officially kicked off his campaign and Bill de Blasio will not be charged by prosecutors.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Prosecuting the Presidential Candidates

Prosecutors are the stars of the campaign this week as they are looking into everything and pressing charges left, right, and center.  Fillon's suits are even being investigated.  This coming Monday however, the candidates will get a chance to reclaim the spotlight from all these Clouseaus as they get to debate each other.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Snowstorm Shuts Down Mayoral Campaign

This was a very uneventful week in which the mayor shut down the city, and it seems the mayoral campaign as well, for a little snowstorm.  However Paul Massey managed to officially kick off his campaign to so little fanfare.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

The Presidential Do-Over

Emmanuel Macron keeps pushing ahead while Fran├žois Fillon restarts his campaign and hopes to recover from his political scandals.  A very slow week considering the first debate is just ten days away.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Massey Starts to Amass an Army

With Bill de Blasio scratching his head trying to figure out a way out of the homeless crisis, Josh Thompson is the first to drop out of the race and join the campaign of Paul Massey who represents the opposing party.  Will the race finally heat up now?  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

French Cuisine Meets French Politics

While Fillon struggles to keep his campaign alive while authorities raid his place, Macron is turned into a macaron with the introduction of some egg on his face.  Le Pen on the other hand has troubles of her own with the European Union she abhors, as they just lifted her parliamentary immunity.  Judging by the progress of these campaigns, we may have several candidates in jail by the time the French people get to elect their next president.  C'est la vie as the French would say.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

No Mayoral Candidates for the City of Homeless

As homelessness reaches record levels in the city, and the mayor's only solution is more homeless shelters instead of figuring out a way to deal with the problem, his opponents are not even seizing the opportunity.  Perhaps they don't have a solution either.  Who knows?  But right now, the mayor runs essentially unopposed even as investigators are working on an indictment.  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot by doing absolutely nothing. READ MORE

Politicians and the Police

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron dominated the news this week.  She with her legal troubles and her visit to Lebanon and he with his comments on Algeria and his meeting with British Prime Minister Theresa May.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Nobody Wants to Be Mayor of This Town

The mayor is working extra hard to hand his seat over to someone else, and all of his opponents are going out of their way to make sure they don't get it.  Is this some sort of anti-campaign?  What is going on with these people?  This week's installment of the 2017 New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Rankings sees Paul Massey holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

Never Mind the Fake News, France Has Fake Jobs

The fake jobs scandal keeps plaguing Fillon while the two leftist candidates are considering merging their campaigns placing Macron in an odd position of defending himself from both the left and right flanks of the French political spectrum.  Meanwhile, riots in the streets of Paris could only be helping Le Pen in her pursuit of the presidency.  This week's installment of the 2017 French presidential candidates power rankings sees Emmanuel Macron holding on to the top spot. READ MORE

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