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  • Black Activists in Chicago Tell Obama to ‘Just Quit’ After Watching State of the Union

    01/31/2014 3:06:00 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 10 replies
    Tuesday night, activists in Chicago were interviewed shortly after the President delivered the State of the Union address, offering their perspective and feedback on what the President had to say. Rebel Pundit has released video of those reactions, including remarks from J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Joe Watkins, Founder of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender), and Mark Carter, of V.O.T.E., among other activists. Mark Carter commented, “We’d be better of with you cutting off your presidency right now. Just quit.” Obama’s blame game is not selling, with Fleming saying “the reason why our economy is dying is because...
  • Timothy Geithner Teaches Standard & Poor's The Chicago Way

    01/24/2014 9:16:15 AM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Hardball: Hell hath no fury like an administration embarrassed by a top credit-rating agency stating the obvious — that its perilous spending policies and rising debts warranted a downgrade just like any poorly run business. Speaking at a fundraiser in Philadelphia on June 13, 2008, candidate Barack Obama said of his Republican opposition: "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." In this case, in August 2011, Standard & Poor's brought an embarrassing downgrading of U.S. debt to AA+ from AAA in advance of the president's re-election bid, the first such reduction in U.S. history. In...
  • Bad dog, Sunny! The moment Obama's new pup knocked over a little girl...

    12/04/2013 6:41:46 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 December 2013 | Meghan Keneally
    <p>The Obama's younger dog is still getting used to the spotlight as it made a major faux pas during a White House ceremony Wednesday afternoon.</p> <p>Sunny Obama jumped up on a toddler who was a guest at the unveiling of the official Christmas decorations, pushing the little girl to the ground.</p>
  • DC insurance commissioner fired after criticizing president’s proposed ObamaCare fix

    11/17/2013 10:56:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/13 | Fox News
    The District of Columbia’s insurance commissioner says he was fired after questioning President Obama’s plan to fix ObamaCare and saying the city might not follow his suggestions. Commissioner William White told The Washington Post on Saturday that he was called into Mayor Vincent Gray’s office the prior day and told the Democratic mayor “wants to go in a different direction.” -snip- City officials have not commented on the situation, saying they cannot discuss personnel issues.
  • Is Emanuel's Chicago On Path To Financial Collapse?

    11/14/2013 5:03:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 67 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Npvember 14, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Fiscal Disaster: A major credit rating agency has just given Chicago, with more general obligation debt per capita than Detroit, its second triple-notch downgrade in six months. Its bonds are perilously close to junk status. Citing skyrocketing pension costs and a lack of meaningful solutions, Fitch Ratings lowered Chicago's debt to A- from AA- last week, making it the second serious downgrade since July. The move by Fitch follows a triple downgrade of Chicago's bond rating by Moody's Investors in mid-July. Moody's cited the city's "very large and growing" pension liabilities and "significant" debt service payments, among other factors. The...
  • Ex-U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison

    10/28/2013 10:55:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2013 | Brendan O'Brien
    Former Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., once one of the most promising black politicians in the United States, reported to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 2-1/2 year sentence for misusing campaign funds, according to a family spokeswoman. Jackson, a former Democratic representative and the son of civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., entered a federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, family spokeswoman Bunnie Jackson-Ransom said in a statement. "I am happy to report that he is in good spirits, all things considered," said North Carolina Representative G.K. Butterfield, who accompanied Jackson to the prison,...
  • Historic documents may be burned if Harvard does not cough up cash

    10/17/2013 5:35:18 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 66 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-17-13 | Thomas Lifson
    If Rufus McDonald were white, you'd already know his name, and he'd be on the path to pushing George Zimmerman aside as the most hated man in America. But because he is black, you probably have never heard of him, unless you live in Chicago. You see, Mr. McDonald was cleaning out an attic and discovered some papers. As Kim Janssen of the Chicago Sun-Times reported Tuesday: Hidden in a dusty trunk in an abandoned and looted Englewood home, the papers of Harvard's first black graduate, Richard T. Greener, had long been thought lost to history. (snip) Several museums and...
  • IMF CHIEF: U.S. DANCE WITH THE DEBT LIMIT IS VERY, VERY CONCERNING

    10/14/2013 4:39:16 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 13, 2013 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The chief of the International Monetary Fund [IMF] says the U.S. government’s stalemate over spending and its debt limit is “very, very concerning” and could roll back economic progress around the world. Christine Lagarde, who took over the financial watchdog-and-rescue organization in 2011, said global finance ministers assembled for meetings in Washington last week feeling like Japan had finally turned the corner and that economies in the U.S. and Europe were on the upswing. “And then they found out that the debt ceiling was the issue,” she said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “They found out that the government...
  • Gun Control? Obama's Chicago New U.S. Murder Capital

    09/19/2013 4:56:20 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investers Business Daily ^ | September 18, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Crime: FBI statistics show Chicago, with one-third the population, passing New York City in the number of murders in 2012. Is it time for a national conversation about gang control vs. gun control? President Obama doesn't often mention his hometown when he talks about gun control. Then he'd have to explain, in arguably the most gun-restricted big city in America in the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms, why Chicago is now officially the murder capital of the United States. In new statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012,...
  • Eight Killed, More than 25 Shot in Chicago Holiday Weekend Bloodbath

    09/04/2013 11:39:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8/3/2013 | Rebel Pundit
    At least eight people are dead and more than 25 others were wounded in shootings over Labor Day weekend in Rahm Emanuel's Chicago. The shootings were widespread, from the far south and west sides of the city and spanning north into neighborhoods that see far fewer shooting incidents normally.
  • Smart-ALEC Durbin Targets Another Conservative Group

    08/12/2013 5:44:36 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIAL PING
    Stand Your Ground: A big hypocrite in the IRS scandal targeting Tea Party groups sets his sights on a conservative think tank, asking its suspected supporters: "Are you now or have you ever been a conservative?" Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is on a witch hunt that threatens anew the free speech rights of Americans who don't hold his views or those of the Obama administration. This time he has targeted the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a group of state legislators who promote free markets, limited government and federalism, ahead of a "stand your ground" hearing Durbin announced after George...
  • Emanuel's Chicago Is On Path To Be The Next Detroit

    08/08/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Faily ^ | August 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Cities: Chicago appears to be following Detroit's lead to financial disaster, perhaps the latest victim of decades of one-party rule by Democrats eager to redistribute wealth while driving real wealth creators out of cities. Moody's Investors Service downgraded the Windy City's credit rating by three notches last week, partly the result of $19 billion in unfunded pension debt, leaving Chicago's lower than 90% of Moody's public finance ratings. Among the nation's five largest cities, Chicago has put aside the smallest portion of its looming pension obligations, according to a study issued this year by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The condition...
  • These murders tied to Obama?

    07/10/2013 9:41:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 30 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Erik Rush
    Exclusive: Erik Rush lists deaths some theorize have nexus to 'treasonous' president I know it’s typical for those on the political left to demand peer-reviewed studies, videotape and signed affidavits proving the assertions some of us make concerning the machinations of the Obama administration and socialist encroachment at large, but we all are aware by now that this is a diversion. It’s also a good indicator that we’re correct in said assertions. Like the left’s tendency for projection, wherein they accuse the opposition of that in which they are themselves engaged, it’s a fairly transparent ruse. That said, the available...
  • 'Cairo On The Lake' Meets Concealed Carry In Illinois

    07/10/2013 4:43:28 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Busimess Daily ^ | July 10, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: Illinois has become the last state in the union to allow citizens their full Second Amendment rights, and officials in the murder capital of America worry about the consequences of citizens defending themselves. Illinois' legislature on Tuesday voted to let gun owners carry concealed weapons. The action followed a violent and bloody Fourth of July weekend in President Obama's hometown during which 74 people were shot and 12 were killed. Permission for concealed carry in Illinois was prompted by a ruling late last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. It found that...
  • Chicago Teachers Union Prez Blames 'Rich White People'

    06/20/2013 5:59:34 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 81 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 20, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Education: The president of the Chicago Teachers Union charges that racism and "rich white people" are to blame for the immense financial and educational crisis facing the Chicago Public Schools. Tbe Chicago Public Schools (CPS) represent everything that is wrong with public education in America. They are in thrall to the unions that run the system and bankrupt it through bloated salaries and pensions while too many of the students trapped inside graduate as functional illiterates, if they graduate at all. Poor academic performance generally, a huge budget shortfall and poorly attended schools in declining neighborhoods recently forced CPS to...
  • (IBD) Lois Lerner Targeted Dick Durbin Senate Opponent

    06/03/2013 7:04:42 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 48 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 3, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Before his 2010 letter urging the IRS to target conservatives, the Senate majority whip's 1996 campaign benefited from the targeting of his opponent by a Federal Election Commission official with a familiar name. Perhaps not surprisingly, the IRS scandal may have its roots in Illinois politics with the 1996 targeting of Illinois conservative Al Salvi by a familiar name, Lois Lerner, then head of the Enforcement Division of the Federal Elections Commission. That year, Democrat U.S. Rep. Dick Durbin and Republican State Rep. Al Salvi were locked in a battle for the U.S. Senate seat Durbin would eventually win....
  • Obama’s ‘Chicago Way’

    05/30/2013 6:00:53 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/30/2013 | John Fund
    The scandals swirling around the Obama administration have many journalists scratching their heads as to how “hope and change” seem to have been supplanted by “arrogance and fear.” Perhaps it’s time they revisit one of their original premises about Barack Obama: that he wasn’t influenced by the Chicago Daley machine. You know: the machine that boosted his career and whose protégés — including Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, and his wife, Michelle — he brought to Washington with him. The liberal take on the president was best summed up by Slate magazine’s Jacob Weisberg, who wrote last year that...
  • Shocker: AARP Gets An Obamacare Waiver

    05/20/2011 7:26:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    sa ^ | May 20, 2011 | Rob Port
    Outside of the unions, there was perhaps no group more ardent in its support of Obamacare than the AARP. The advocacy group spent $121 million on advertising in favor of Obamacare, and millions more lobbying for it on Washington DC. But now AARP’s insurance business, Medigap which competes with Medicare Advantage (a program AARP lobbied to have hamstrung by OBamacare), just got a waiver from complying with the law. ... Keep in mind, again, that AARP is set to rake in billions in profits now that Obamacare has effective knocked Medicare Advantage out of the market.
  • Arab Money and the Purchase of a President

    12/30/2012 8:12:10 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | December 30, 2012 | John A. Shaw
    In the run-up to the 2012 election, a story surfaced about an Iraqi billionaire who managed to buy access to Washington policy makers while funding a Chicago Pay-to-Play scheme that helped produce a Governor, a U.S. Senator, and, ultimately, a President of the United States. The story was eight years in the making, yet despite the extent of his political influence, this Iraqi’s name remains widely unknown. He wants it that way. In fact, he has spent millions of dollars to hinder the reporting of his activities by the news media. The lack of attention paid to him, however, is...
  • Inside Iraqi Corruption

    03/29/2005 4:35:34 PM PST · by Softwar · 460+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/29/05 | Charles R. Smith
    Inside Iraqi Corruption Charles R. Smith Tuesday, March 29, 2005 John A. Shaw is a curious example of Washington politics gone mad. Shaw is a veteran government employee who served inside the White House under Presidents Ford, Nixon and Reagan and was an associate deputy secretary in the Department of Commerce. In 2001, Shaw was appointed by Bush Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld to head the newly formed Office of International Technology Security. In this post, Shaw began the difficult task of reforming government controls over the export of sensitive technology to foreign countries. In 2003, Shaw began investigating allegations of...
  • IRS Targeting Pushed By Democrats Aided Obama Campaign

    05/15/2013 4:11:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: Senate Democrats, including supporters of the Disclose Act, provided the names of groups they wanted targeted in a taxpayer-funded witch hunt overseen by an IRS employee and Obama campaign donor. Using the Citizens United case as a pretext, retiring Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., on July 27, 2012, wrote IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman to investigate 12 conservative groups he accused of violating their tax-exempt status and engaging in coordinated political activity. The groups Levin asked to be targeted for special scrutiny were Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, Priorities U.S.A., Americans Elect, American Action Network, Americans for Prosperity, American Future Fund, Americans...
  • Prosecutors: Mom, boyfriend beat, killed child, made up kidnapping story

    04/26/2013 10:51:55 PM PDT · by bkopto · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 20, 2013 | Naomi Nix and Matt Walberg
    A 22-year-old Maywood woman admitted she and her boyfriend beat her 1-year-old son with a belt and plastic hangers and left him to die on their bathroom floor, prosecutors said in court Saturday. The couple then disposed of the child's lifeless body in a backpack before devising an elaborate cover-up which included pretending that the child had been abducted, prosecutors alleged in court. A Cook County judge ordered Lakeshia Baker, 22, held without bail.
  • Rahmbo Takes On Perry And Messes With Texas' Success

    04/23/2013 4:41:32 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 23, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    States: The governor from a thriving free-enterprise state travels to the U.S. counterpart of Greece and Cyprus with an invitation: Come to where folks are friendly to business. Texas' Rick Perry arrived in Illinois Monday to lure businesses away from a state that we and other's have dubbed "America's Greece" — beleaguered by debt, punished by regulations and subject to ever-rising taxes — to one that's leading the pack in job and economic growth. Taking umbrage at Perry's visit was Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. He took the occasion to taunt the governor with...
  • Obama's EPA And IRS Violate Our Constitutional Rights

    04/15/2013 8:03:00 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Big Brother: The government we entrust our medical records to under ObamaCare has its EPA sharing confidential data on farmers with green groups and the IRS reading your email. Smile and wave at the EPA drone. The Environmental Protection Agency has acknowledged that it released personal information on potentially thousands of farmers and ranchers to environmental groups, violating their privacy rights and acting in collusion with private groups with private political agendas. In Nixonian fashion, the EPA has provided these environmental groups with the dossiers of farmers it has gathered to help them create an enemies list of potential polluters....
  • Durbin, Obama Linked to Defunct Chicago Non-profit Under Investigation

    04/12/2013 11:50:03 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 12, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin urged a Senate subcommittee chairman to appropriate $1 million in federal funds for a Chicago nonprofit that is now under investigation for potential fraud, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/12/durbin-obama-linked-to-chicago-nonprofit-under-investigation/#ixzz2QHCsDG22
  • The Chicagoization of America

    04/12/2013 5:55:13 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 11 Apr 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The first urban political machine was named after a fictional Indian saint unrecognized by any church and whose name, when pronounced with a Y at the end, began to strike many as Irish which only further confused the issue. The godfather of that machine was another fictional saint who became Thomas Jefferson's vice president after successfully rigging an election using a phony water company that eventually became Chase Bank, was tried for murder after killing the first Secretary of the Treasury, was tried for treason after a conspiracy to make himself King of Mexico and plotted to convince New England...
  • As Gun Grabs Loom, Citizens Left With Baseball Bat

    04/11/2013 4:18:07 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Bat Man: A Chicago store owner beats off two armed thugs with a baseball bat as Missouri illegally shares concealed carry records with feds and New York matches private health records with gun permits to take firearms. President Obama, who campaigns for gun control between concerts at the White House and golf outings with Tiger Woods, once famously used the metaphor that in politics if they bring a knife to a fight, you bring a gun. On Tuesday, in the gun-controlled murder capital of Chicago, the president's hometown, store owner Luis Quizhpe, an Ecuadorean immigrant, had no gun, but he...
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor Jeremiah Wright indicted

    04/11/2013 5:45:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 11, 2013 | Joseph Ryan
    The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright — the controversial former pastor to President Barack Obama — was indicted today in an expanding federal probe of a state grant tied to a former suburban police chief. Jeri Wright of Hazel Crest is accused of helping former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans convert fake paychecks from Evans’ nonprofit to Evans’ personal use, allegedly hiding money that was supposed to be used to train minority and female workers in the building trades. Federal prosecutors in the Illinois’ central district say Jeri Wright received about $28,000 in grant-tied paychecks in 2009,...
  • The Chicagoization of America

    04/11/2013 5:19:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The urban political machine was born in New York but died in Chicago. It’s no longer a separate entity from the rest of the country; one of the inconveniences of urban life along with smog, muggings and excessive regulation. The urban political machine has gone national. It’s here. It’s there. It’s everywhere. You may disapprove of New York’s soda ban or Chicago’s love affair with gun control or Los Angeles’ pandering to illegal aliens; but what happens in the country’s blighted metropolises no longer stays there. You can live surrounded by ten thousand acres of wilderness on one side and...
  • Chicago Running Out of Euphemisms-how to describe black mob violence without using the words

    04/04/2013 5:10:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 73 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Colin Flaherty | April 4, 2013
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Chicago Running Out of EuphemismsPosted By Colin Flaherty On April 4, 2013 @ 12:48 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments To order Colin Flaherty’s book, White Girl Bleed a Lot, click here.Pity the poor Chicago reporter. She is running out of ways to describe black mob violence without using the words “black mob violence.”Reporting on race is usually not a problem. Every day she writes about black caucuses, black churches, black police, black firemen, black schools, black teachers, black universities, black history, black music, black literature, black art, black television, and black radio.Maybe...
  • No Guns, No School: Liberal Racism In Obama's Chicago

    03/25/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Racism: Facing a billion-dollar budget shortfall, the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 54 schools, mostly in black and low-income neighborhoods, forces many students to cross gang boundaries to get a mediocre education. Facing a billion-dollar budget shortfall, the Chicago Public Schools' plans to close 54 schools, mostly in black and low-income neighborhoods, forcing many students to cross gang boundaries to get a questionable education. Shuffling children around like so many deck chairs on a sinking ship, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced the closings as a cost-cutting move, with CPS officials arguing that money being spent to keep underutilized...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., wife scrambling to make ends meet (prison for both comes in June)

    03/10/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 3/01/13 | MICHAEL SNEED
    The Jackson file... Ensconced in the safety of their home in Washington, D.C., former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, are struggling to make ends meet before their sentencing in June. To wit: The shattered couple, who recently pleaded guilty to felonies, could lose their law licenses. They are desperately trying to pay the bills and figure out a financial plan for their two children. Although writing a memoir is on the table if Jackson Jr. can find a publisher (or publish it himself), Sneed is told their major financial support now is Triple J’s...
  • Concealed Carry Coming To Illinois, Gang Capital Chicago

    03/04/2013 8:43:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 4, 2013` | IBD EDITORIALS
    Guns: An Illinois court has ruled that the Second Amendment means what it says and has ordered the state legislature to adopt a law by June that lets citizens bear arms in self-defense, not just keep them. On Feb. 22, a 5-4 majority of the 10-member U.S. Seventh Court of Appeals upheld the Dec. 11 decision, which had been rendered by a three-member panel, to address absurdity and inconsistency of Illinois gun laws that allowed ownership of a firearm, but not the right to carry it outside the home. In other words, the "right to keep but not to bear...
  • Transit officials call for restrictions if concealed carry law is enacted

    02/24/2013 8:34:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 23, 2013 | By Monique Garcia and Richard Wronski
    Worried transit officials asked lawmakers to imagine a CTA train packed with inebriated, possibly irate fans after a Cubs night game, then consider the wisdom of adding gun-toting passengers to the potentially volatile mix. Or what if a thief grabbed a bus rider's iPhone — a not-uncommon crime — and an armed commuter tried to stop the criminal? Those scenarios were raised Friday by Chicago transit officials, who called on state legislators to prohibit anyone from carrying a weapon on buses and trains if a concealed-carry law is adopted in Illinois. Transit agencies across the state contend that allowing individuals...
  • Obama Touts Gun Control, Not Gang Control, In Hometown

    02/22/2013 3:28:26 PM PST · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: On his way to a play date with the world's most famous golfer, President Obama stops in America's most violent city to push universal background checks that Chicago's violent street gangs will totally ignore. Janay McFarlane, 18, was killed late Friday just hours after her younger sister joined a group of teens onstage for President Obama's speech in Chicago on gun violence. McFarlane was shot to death hours after her little sister, Destini, 14, sat just feet away as Obama spoke in the aftermath of the similar murder of Hadiya Pendleton. The 15-year-old Pendleton was gunned down in...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds

    02/15/2013 4:01:13 PM PST · by libstripper · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb.15, 2013 | Ward Room staff, NBCChicago.com
    Federal officials filed charges Friday against Jesse Jackson Jr. after the former congressman reportedly signed a plea deal for allegedly improperly spending hundreds of thousands in campaign funds. The paperwork was filed at the U.S District Courthouse in Washington. Jackson, who left the public eye last summer for treatment of bi-polar disorder and resigned from office in November, is not expected to make an appearance, but he offered a response in his first statement to the public in months.
  • Hadiya Pendleton, majorette in inaugural parade, shot to death in Chicago

    01/30/2013 10:30:47 PM PST · by RC one · 17 replies
    ABC7 ^ | January 30, 2013 | Bailey Michael
    AP/WJLA) A 15-year-old majorette who performed with the King College Prep High School band in President Obama's recent inaugural parade was shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot Tuesday afternoon in a South Side park. She died at a city hospital. Pendleton was standing under a canopy during heavy rain with her volleyball team when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and started shooting. Another teenage boy was shot in the leg. No arrests have been made. Pendleton's godfather says she was an excellent student and had dreams of being a doctor or...
  • Obama's Illinois Downgrade Makes It America's Greece

    01/28/2013 6:49:54 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 28, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    State Budgets: Inability or unwillingness to fix the state's hemorrhaging pension system and curb union power has led a major credit rating service to downgrade the Land of Lincoln's rating to the lowest in the nation. On Friday, the bond rating agency Standard & Poor's downgraded the state's credit level again, to A-, putting Illinois' on par with California. No, actually below California, for S&P gives California a positive outlook. Illinois' fragile overall financial status netted it a negative outlook, putting it behind California overall. The ratings came out now because Illinois plans to issue $500 million in bonds within...
  • Report: Podesta Group Urges Military Contractors to Give Money to Support Hagel (Gangster Gov't)

    01/07/2013 11:25:51 AM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | Monday, January 7, 2013 | Kerry Picket
    SNIP Hagel, however, has friends in Democratic lobbying circles. The powerful Washington D.C. organization known as the Podesta Group is reportedly asking defense contractors for financial support to run ads defending the Hagel nomination. Fox News White House Chief White House Correspondent Ed Henry reported on Friday: (2:15 in) "Sources confirm to Fox [that] Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta has been hired by a firm known as the Bipartisan Group to help mobilize support for Hagel. And defense contractors received calls this week urging them to be ready for a Hagel pick as soon as Monday, and asking them for...
  • Justice? Not in Chicago

    12/06/2012 8:04:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2012 | John Ransom
    In 2004, a nephew of Chicago’s then-mayor Richie Daley got into an altercation off of Rush Street, the Windy City’s alcohol-fueled playground for revelers and romancers. Taunts were thrown, obscenities exchanged, and in an instant, a kid from the suburbs, David Koschman, who was just 21 years old at the time, fell backwards, his head making an audible thump as it contacted the street. A friend says that he was unconscious before he hit the ground According to witnesses R. J. Vanecko, a current Daley nephew and a former college lineman who weighed in a 230 pounds and stands 6-feet-3,...
  • Congressmen: Jackson Jr. suffering tremendously (too much toil)

    11/24/2012 6:52:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Congressmen: Jackson Jr. suffering tremendouslyAssociated Press 3:54 p.m. CST, November 24, 2012 **SNIP** After Saturday's service, Davis and Rush said they have not seen Jackson and don't know where he is. But they said they understand why he has not yet spoken publicly about his resignation. "He can't take the pressure," Rush said. Rush said when he and Davis visited with Jackson a few weeks ago, the 47-year-old son of a civil rights icon broke down in tears several times. They said they don't want others to see him that way. "He's suffering under a tremendous, tremendous toil," Rush said....
  • Chicago reporter congratulates Obama on reelection in presser

    11/14/2012 2:18:21 PM PST · by Arthurio · 11 replies
    A reporter for the Chicago Tribune congratulated President Obama on winning reelection during a press conference Wednesday at the White House. Obama called on Christi Parsons, the White House reporter for the Chicago Tribune. "Thank you, Mr. President," Parsons said. "And congratulations, by the way." Obama then noted Parsons was there "when I was running for state Senate." "That's right, I was," Parsons replied, adding that she had "never seen you lose. I wasn't there that one time."
  • Chicago Bar Offers Free Drink for Votes Against Romney

    11/03/2012 8:24:24 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-03-12 | Rebel Pundit
    A Chicago Bar called “Rocks” is currently offering free drinks to voters at their election-night party. The above photo of the flyer for the bar makes light of the Chicago way, of voting “early and often, (As long as it isn’t for Romney).”
  • A PSA for executive branch bureaucrats

    10/15/2012 1:53:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    RedState ^ | October 14, 2012 | Moe Lane
    Hi! Are you an employee of the State Department? Treasury? Defense? Justice? Interior? Agriculture? Labor? Health & Human Services? Housing & Urban Development? Transportation*? Energy? Education? Veterans Affairs? Homeland Security? Commerce? [pause] Wow. I didn’t actually think that I’d be able to find shenanigans going on in the Commerce Department. Aside from the Census, it doesn’t really do all that much. …anyway, if you are a member of this or any other government agency, please take this test. Please look around your desk Monday and see if you can see anything that will make you go Man, if Darrell Issa...
  • Teen killed, 19 others wounded across city - Search crime data for your Chicago community

    10/14/2012 5:47:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 14, 2012 | Adam Sege, Carlos Sadovi and Peter Nickeas
    ....The first shooting of the evening happened at about 5:46 p.m. on the 6100 block of South Ashland Avenue, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien. The victim was a man in his 30s who sustained a gunshot wound to his abdomen, said O'Brien. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, police said.
  • Could Obama Lose Home State Of Illinois?

    10/06/2012 2:12:04 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 54 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 6, 2012
    Campaign 2012: When an incumbent Democratic president is virtually tied in a congressional district he carried by high double digits in 2008, and is losing in the suburbs of his hometown, there could be trouble brewing. In August, a poll by the Joliet, Ill.-based polling firm of McKeon and Associates, found President Obama leading challenger Mitt Romney in Cook County, which includes Chicago and its suburbs, by a 12-point margin 49-37. That would seem to be a comfortable edge, but it is significantly smaller than traditional margins needed to outweigh the more Republican downstate vote. "He has to come out...
  • Comcast to close all California call centers

    09/28/2012 3:48:03 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    http://www.kansascity.com ^ | september 26, 2012 | claudia buck
    In an abrupt announcement that caught state and local business officials off guard, cable giant Comcast announced Tuesday that it's closing all of its California call centers, including one in Natomas that employs about 300 workers. Why? That's the tricky question. Earlier in the day, citing the state's "high cost of doing business," a regional Comcast official said the company's Natomas, Livermore and Morgan Hill call centers will be shuttered on Nov. 30. Overall, about 1,000 jobs will be relocated to existing centers in Portland, Seattle and Denver. But hours later, after state Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento,...
  • Obama's Class Warfare Rhetoric Is Preparation for Tyranny

    09/27/2012 6:27:45 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 27 replies
    Renew America ^ | 26 Sep 2012 | Tim Dunkin
    There was an old Greek legend that Periander, the tyrant of Corinth, once visited the very successful tyrant of Miletus, named Thrasybulos, to find out what was the secret to his success and long reign. As the two men walked through a grain field, Thrasybulos said not a word in response to Periander's question. Instead, as they went, he would break off the strongest and fullest heads of wheat, crush them, and cast them aside. By the end of the walk, Periander realized that Thrasybulos had been answering his question all along. The key to maintaining power when you were...
  • A response to (Dan) Cathy and Huckabee

    09/25/2012 12:02:14 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 80 replies
    Chicago First Ward Report ^ | 9.25.12 | Alderman Moreno
    Dan Cathy decided to make a PUBLIC statement to Mike Huckabee that, at the least, muddied the progress we had made with Chick-fil-A and, at the worst, contradicted the documents and promises Chick-fil-A made to me and the community earlier this month. Since Mr.Cathy made a PUBLIC statement, I am PUBLICLY asking him to confirm and support what I was told and shown by his company representatives. 1. For the FIRST TIME in the company’s history the company wrote and distributed a document to all of its employees titled, “Chick-fil-A: Who We Are” that guarantees that the company and its...
  • Lead a Voter Contact Office to Re-Elect President Obama

    09/24/2012 9:09:55 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 19 replies
    Craigslist, all over ^ | Current | DNC Affilated
    Get Thousands of People to the Polls this November Completing your college degree shouldn't mean the end of your idealism - don't let your next step in life mean sitting behind a desk doing something you don't love, everyday. We have 57 days until the election. With unlimited SuperPAC money pouring into this election, there is a real possibility that Mitt Romney and other conservative candidates could win. Don't let the 1% buy this election. Run a voter outreach campaign today. It's not just a dream job, it could be your job. Grassroots Campaigns is hiring recent college graduates to...