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  • Very Presidential - Hillary Clinton interview with Zach Galifianakis

    Zach Galifianakis uncomfortably questions Hillary Clinton in incredible ‘Between Two Ferns’ video. His Episode 20:
  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Dead fish wash up on shores of Rio bay near Olympic venue

    01/13/2016 4:41:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 1/13/16 | Andrew Downie
    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Thousands of dead fish washed up on the shores of Rio's Guanabara Bay on Wednesday, not far from where events are being held at this year's Olympic Games, environmental officials said. The incident was the latest involving water quality in the bay, where sailing, open water swimming, and triathlon races are due to take place at the Games in August. "Officials found rubbish in the water and on the beach as well as a considerable number of dead fish all from the same species of sardine," the government's State Environmental Institute said in a statement....
  • After Police Shooting in Chiacgo, Calls for Emanuel to Resign

    11/27/2015 9:39:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 43 replies
    US NEWS ^ | 11/25/15 | Joseph P Williams
    For nearly two years, he was the second-most powerful Democrat in Washington, a famously confrontational, joyously profane White House gatekeeper who traded in his job as the first black president's right-hand man to run for mayor of Chicago, their shared, beloved hometown. Now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, is facing calls for his resignation amid disturbing questions on the latest and, arguably, most egregious, incident of police use of deadly force against an African American citizen.
  • 'Massive' amounts of dead fish wash ashore in Tianjin

    08/20/2015 12:07:09 PM PDT · by wtd · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 20, 2015 | Felicia Sonmez
    'Massive' amounts of dead fish wash ashore in TianjinMore than a week after the Tianjin warehouse explosion that killed at least 114 people, large numbers of dead fish have washed ashore in the northern Chinese city, causing fresh public alarm and inciting fears of greater environmental damage linked to the chemical blast. Photos of thousands of small dead fish on the shore of the Haihe River circulated widely on social media soon after they were published by Chinese state media late Thursday afternoon. One posting was forwarded more than 6,000 times and received 4,300 comments less than three hours...
  • Judge to rule on free-speech question in Chicago mayor race

    04/01/2015 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Pantagraph ^ | 4-1-2015
    A federal judge says he'll decide soon on whether the Chicago Transit Authority must let employees distribute campaign leaflets in break rooms that oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election bid. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow began hearing testimony Wednesday on a temporary restraining order that would force the transportation agency to allow the materials in advance of the April 7 runoff election. Dow told attorneys he hopes to rule by noon Thursday. The Amalgamated Transit Union filed a lawsuit in Chicago federal court Tuesday accusing the CTA of violating its members' free-speech rights. It claims the CTA allowed the distribution of...
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 18 ,2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names. “Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we continue to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for...
  • Chicago: 82 shootings in 84 hours

    07/08/2014 3:18:03 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 08 july 2014
    "The solution does not just include policing — although we'll continue to look for ways to put more police where they're needed. We also have to give our young people alternatives to the street, and as a community we need to demand more of ourselves and our neighbors." — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Chicago's blood-soaked Fourth of July weekend As Sunday night crept (no doubt cautiously) to Monday morning, residents of the South Chicago neighborhood endured a firefight. They witnessed a tide of mayhem worthy of urban war zones worldwide. This is not how Chicago wants to build its reputation...
  • Rahm Emanuel Slanders Supporters of Israel

    04/30/2014 5:49:05 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | April 30, 2014
    It turns out that American citizens “are not allowed” to criticize Israel. Or so says Rahm Emanuel, the mayor of Chicago and former chief of staff to President Barack Obama. Emanuel was asked his view of the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace in an interview appearing in the April 21 issue of The New Republic. He ventured to say that while Israel “has a security concern involving geography, geography does not have the same value it did in 1967.” Emanuel’s strategic notions are highly debatable. Without the territories captured 47 years ago, during the Six-Day War, Israel would be nine miles...
  • Inside the Beltway: A new interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?

    03/11/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The recent Conservative Political Action Conference provides a forum for big names. But it’s also a platform for the murmurs and asides from political strategists who’ve been everywhere and done everything, and like to speculate. Such is the case when the potential presidential candidacy ofHillary Clinton was parsed by a pair of insiders. Would she run? Maybe, if her health and vigor remain strong. But is she holding a place for someone else? Could be. The take-away suggestion: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously being groomed as a White House contender. “Maybe in the lead role, maybe the running mate....
  • 12 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park (Chicago)

    09/19/2013 10:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11:52 p.m. CDT, September 19, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Twelve people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after in the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan. A twelfth victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information. …
  • Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment

    05/05/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Unsourced E-mail | May 5, 2012 | Unsourced E-mail
    Abbott and Costello Do Unemployment (Someone e-mailed this cleverly written riff to me just after the April 2012 Obama unemployment figures were released. If they were alive, I am sure that Abbott and Costello would do a gag just like this.) COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America . ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It’s 9%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: You just said 9%. ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that’s 16%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it’s 16% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that’s 9%…...
  • City watchdog says Emanuel withholds documents

    01/24/2012 8:52:34 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 2 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 24, 2012 | Hal Dardick
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel may find it difficult to free city hiring from federal court oversight if his legal team continues to withhold documents based on attorney-client privilege, a new report states. Inspector General Joseph Ferguson raised the issue Monday in a quarterly report where he stated city lawyers have invoked the privilege "in an increasing number of" investigations of potential wrongdoing. Some of those investigations involve efforts by Ferguson's office to ensure city compliance with the federal court's ban on considering politics in most personnel decisions, he wrote. The ban is part of the long-running Shakman case. "The withholding of...
  • Minjiang, Dead Fish

    09/03/2011 9:45:48 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Xinhua/Wei Peiquan ^ | 2011-09-03 | Zhang Xiang (
    Minjiang aquaculture base. A large amount of cultivated fishes were found dead with unkown reasons in recent days. The Minjiang River is the largest aquaculture base in Fujian. The floating dead fishes, decaying in hot weather, have been polluting the river, the main drinking water resource of the province. The cause is still under investigation.
  • Pakistan still holding bin Laden's wives, children

    05/08/2011 8:58:06 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 12 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | May 8, 2011 | MUNIR AHMED
    ISLAMABAD — Pakistani authorities still have three of Osama bin Laden's wives and eight of his children in custody, nearly a week after the U.S. raid that killed the Saudi terrorist leader, and no countries have asked for their return, the government said Sunday. Pakistan gained custody of bin Laden's family members after the covert U.S. operation on May 2 that killed the al-Qaida chief and four others at his hide-out in the northwestern city of Abbottabad and further strained relations between the two nations. Their questioning could provide more information on the U.S. military operation and help reveal how...
  • Just as the World is Rejecting Despots Chicago Elects One

    02/25/2011 5:51:47 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/25/11 | Alaphiah
    Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak, Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi and King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz are Despots. Mubarak and Gaddafi are in the process of being disposed. King Abdullah has promised first $10.7 then $22 and now $37 billion dollars in benefits to the Saudi people attempting to ward off the uprisings that his fellow Strongmen or dictators Mubarak faced in Egypt and Gaddafi faces in Libya. John Kass of the Chicago describes the Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel as a Strongman in this article, “The city wanted a strongman — and it got one” But quite frankly reading the article one could...
  • Rahm Emanuel knocked off ballot by Appellate Court

    01/24/2011 10:09:04 AM PST · by Piranha · 132 replies
    WLS Radio | 1/24/2011 | self
    I just heard on WLS radio in Chicago that the Illinois Court of Appeals (the second-highest court in the state) overturned the recommendation of the electoral panel and ruled that Rahm Emanuel may NOT be on the ballot for Mayor. They ruled that he did not meet the statutory residence requirement nor did he meet any of the statutory exceptions. Wow.
  • 'Very large' fish kill reported in bay

    01/05/2011 1:05:33 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | January 4, 2011 | Timothy B. Wheeler
    State officials say they are investigating a "very large" fish kill in the Chesapeake Bay, but suspect cold temperatures killed them, rather than any water-quality problems. An estimated 2 million fish have been reported dead from the Bay Bridge south to Tangier Sound, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment, which investigates fish kills. The dead fish are primarily adult spot, with some juvenile croakers. Agency spokeswoman Dawn Stoltzfus said bay water quality appears acceptable, and biologists believe "cold-water stress" the likely cause of the fish kill. Spot are susceptible to colder water, she said, and normally leave the...
  • Tons Of Dead Fish Wash Ashore In Brazil

    01/03/2011 8:58:49 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Pranaonline ^ | 1/3/2011 | Leonardo Coleto
    Fishermen have found at least 100 tonnes, mainly sardines. A survey conducted by the Federation of Fishermen's Colony of Paraná, Paranaguá on the coast of the state, indicates that at least 100 tons of fish (sardine, croaker and catfish) have turned up dead since last Thursday off the coast of Parana. On Sunday, representatives from the Environmental Institute of Paraná (IAP), the Secretary of State for the Environment and Water Resources (SEMA), took samples to verify the reason for the deaths. O relatório será divulgado hoje. The report will be released today. The president of the Federation of Fishermen's Colony...
  • Rahm Emanuel's rough opening day

    10/05/2010 2:14:28 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 10-5-10 | Andy Barr
    Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s first day on the campaign trail in the Chicago mayoral race didn’t exactly go as planned. Under a glaring national media spotlight, Emanuel was seen getting blown off by commuters during a stop at a train station and caught dousing his hands with sanitizer immediately after greeting Chicagoans at another campaign event. The media coverage was less than stellar, with the Chicago Sun-Times questioning whether Emanuel meets the residency requirement and The New York Times spotlighting a photo of a voter placing her hand back inside her jacket when he reached out...