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San Diego sues its own mayor in sex harassment case

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The city of San Diego sued its own embattled mayor on Tuesday, seeking to recover from him any damages it might face in a lawsuit filed by his former press secretary, one of seven women to publicly accuse him of unwanted sexual advances. Full story

Student jailed without food, water reaches $4.1 million settlement with U.S. government

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A California university student who was left handcuffed in a federal holding cell for nearly 5 days without food or water has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), his lawyers said on Tuesday. Full story

Filner chief of staff argues for due process for accused mayor

   Lee Burdick, chief of staff to embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about the accusations of sexual harassment the mayor is facing and why she thinks the mayor is still politically viable despite the scandal.

Eighth woman accuses Filner of sexual impropriety

   Melissa Harris-Perry reviews the development of the scandal that has enveloped San Diego mayor, Bob Filner, with eight women accusing him of sexually inappropriate conduct.

Calls increase for scandal ridden politicians to leave spotlight

   People across the country are calling for politicians embroiled in scandal to step down. San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner each refuse to resign despite facing significant political scandals. The New Yorker’s Amy Davidson, San Diego Unio

San Diego mayor accused of more sexual advances

   Four additional women have come forward to accuse San Diego Mayor Bob Filner of making unwanted sexual advances, including a retired Navy rear-admiral and a university dean.

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  Despite sexual harassment claims, San Diego mayor won’t resign

A total of seven women have made sexual harassment claims against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. He is not allowed to be alone with a woman on city property, yet he still refuses to resign. San Diego Democratic Party Chair Francine Busby discusses the Filner problem with MSNBC’s Tamron Hall.

  How long can San Diego’s mayor hold on?

After multiple sexual harassment allegations against him, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has decided to seek treatment rather than resign. Politico National Reporter James Hohmann joins The Cycle hosts to discuss Filner’s future and other possible ways that he could leave office.

  Scandal-stricken pols degrade image of public service

Rachel Maddow reports on the spiraling scandal of San Diego mayor Bob Filner, the fumbling avoidance of accountability of Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, and serial dissembler, New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, and laments the damage these public servants are doing to what it means to

  San Diego Mayor Bob Filner's sex scandal is worse than Anthony Weiner's

Chris Hayes speaks with San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria about the accusations of sexual harassment against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.

  Mayoral Mayhem

The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd takes a look at the harassment allegations surrounding San Diego Mayor Filner. Disrupt’s, Karen Finney, Hotline’s Reid Wilson, and Republican strategist John Feehery join to talk about Filner and share their shameless plugs.

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San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith listens to public comment regarding the lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner before heading into a closed session meeting in San Diego
San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith listens to public comment regarding the lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner before heading into a closed session meeting in San Diego

San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith listens to public comment regarding the lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner before heading into a closed session meeting at San Diego City Hall in San Diego, California July 30, 2013. The city of San Diego sued its embattled mayor on Tuesday, seeking to recover fro

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria listens to public comment regarding the lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner before heading into a closed session meeting in San Diego
San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria listens to public comment regarding the lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner before heading into a closed session meeting in San Diego

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria listens to public comment regarding the lawsuit against Mayor Bob Filner before heading into a closed session meeting in San Diego, California July 30, 2013. The city of San Diego sued its embattled mayor on Tuesday, seeking to recover from him any damage

The seal of the city of San Diego adorns the entrance to the San Diego City Hall in San Diego
The seal of the city of San Diego adorns the entrance to the San Diego City Hall in San Diego

The seal of the city of San Diego adorns the entrance to the San Diego City Hall in San Diego, California July 30, 2013. The city of San Diego sued its embattled mayor Bob Filner on Tuesday, seeking to recover from him any damages it might face in a lawsuit filed by his former press secretary, one o

File photo of San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaking at a news conference in San Diego
File photo of San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaking at a news conference in San Diego

San Diego mayor Bob Filner speaks at a news conference in San Diego, California in this July 26, 2013 file photo. The San Diego City Council has authorized the city attorney to file legal action against Filner to shield public funds from any potential payout in a sexual harassment lawsuit against Fi