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  • DePaul Professor Offended By Milo Resigns, Calls Free Speech ‘Delusional’ Milo celebrates: 1 down..

    05/27/2016 12:21:49 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 83 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/27/2016 | Peter Hasson
    A sociology professor at DePaul University announced her resignation in a public Facebook post Friday morning in which she denounced the idea that universities should be “neutral platforms for ‘equal’ exchanges of ideas” and said that “so-called free speech” is “delusional.” ...snip... Yiannopoulos responded to news of Cheng’s resignation by declaring victory. “Splendid. I told you I was winning,” he said. “One down, the rest of the American educational establishment to go.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/27/depaul-professor-offended-by-milo-resigns-calls-free-speech-delusional/#ixzz49sxwahGp
  • Milo Yiannopoulos to DePaul University: Give Me My Money Back

    05/27/2016 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 46 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tom Teodorczuk
    Conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopolous wants DePaul University to refund his security costs after his event last night was shut down by anti-Trump activists supporting Black Lives Matter and Bernie Sanders... Before the event DePaul asked Milo him to pay $1,000 for security costs—only, he points out, to then fail to intervene when his tormentors stormed the stage... “What I’m surprised by is that the security, which I paid a thousand dollars for otherwise they threatened they would cancel [the event], refused to remove somebody from the stage who threatened to hit me. It’s so shocking,
  • Audit: Illinois Lottery broke law to get around budget impasse

    05/25/2016 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AP via WGN ^ | 3:15 PM, May 21, 2016
    The state’s auditor general says the Illinois Lottery violated state finance law by prepaying $20 million to ensure it could participate in future multi-state lottery games even without a state budget. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the lottery made two $10 million payments on June 30, 2015, when it was clear lawmakers had failed to agree on a state budget that should have begun the next day. …
  • Meet Kayla Johnson, The DePaul Protester Who Took a Swing At Milo

    05/25/2016 3:13:15 PM PDT · by russbart · 40 replies
    The second lead protester at last night’s event at DePaul University has been identified as Kayla Johnson, the daughter of Juanita Johnson, who serves as the Chicago Police Department’s Director of Administration.
  • Milo Mayhem: Activists Storm Stage, Threaten Milo Yiannopoulis at DePaul Event (Liberal Fascism)

    05/25/2016 8:59:30 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 62 replies
    A Milo Yiannopoulos’ event at DePaul University had to be cut short Tuesday night after protesters stormed the stage, blew whistles, grabbed the microphone out of the interviewer’s hand, and threatened to punch Yiannopoulos in the face.
  • It’s too easy for legal guns to get into illegal hands (barf alert)

    05/24/2016 9:14:45 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 24 may 2016
    Just how easy it is for a legally owned gun to turn into a crime gun — and how hard it is to trace the path — was made clear in Sunday’s Sun-Times as Frank Main reported how a gun stolen from an ex-Chicago cop was used to shoot three Chicago Police officers on the West Side. The ex-cop kept a .40 caliber Glock Model 22 handgun at a relative’s home in unincorporated Palatine until, police said, it was stolen by a cable TV installer who said he put it into his company truck. From there it somehow traveled to...
  • 5 Killed, 40 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

    05/23/2016 6:30:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    CBS Local - Chicago ^ | May 23, 2016
    A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning. Chicago Police issued a statement Sunday in the middle of one of the first consistently warm weekends of the spring, as intensified city gun violence typically accompanies rising temperatures. “As we look toward the summer months, Superintendent Johnson has made it very clear that the violence will not be tolerated – period,” the statement said. “The cause of the violence traces back decades, and everyone has a role to play in fixing it –...
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    It’s a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. It’s true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • 4 killed, 29 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    05/22/2016 8:02:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | May 22, 2016 | Staff
    CHICAGO - A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among four people killed and 29 more wounded in shootings across Chicago since late Friday afternoon, police said. The most recent homicide happened Saturday night in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. A 26-year-old man was walking in the 7000 block of South Carpenter about 7:40 p.m. when two gunmen walked out of a gangway and opened fire, shooting him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he later died. The latest wave of violence saw seven people wounded in about less than five...
  • Pat Brady Seeks to Destroy Marriage, the IL GOP, and Dissent

    05/21/2016 1:40:51 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 64 replies
    Illinois Family Action ^ | 5/21/2016 | Laurie Higgins
    Friday morning I sent this text message to Pat Brady who sits on the Illinois GOP Platform Committee that proposed removing the marriage plank that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman: “Do not replace the marriage plank with the proposed RINO/Libertarian plank that disrespects the view that marriage has an intrinsic nature, [and the view] that children have an intrinsic right to be raised by a mother and a father whenever possible. The language in this pernicious plank necessarily endorses the legal recognition of plural unions. Evidently, RINOs/Libertarians on the committee have no understanding of...
  • Massive protest at BP Whiting refinery near Chicago

    05/19/2016 8:10:35 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Resource Investor ^ | 16 May 2016
    Today, more than 1,000 residents and 70 partner organizations from around the Midwest region protested at BP Whiting Refinery, demanding that hazardous fossil fuels stay in the ground and that the Midwest Region accelerate a just transition to 100% renewable energy. After marching two miles amid the stench of tar and sulphur permeating nearby neighborhoods, 41 of the protesters sat in a circle outside BP’s gates and were arrested by police in riot gear, and released shortly after. This was one of largest mass arrests related to environmental issues and extractive fossil fuel industries in Indiana’s history. This escalated action...
  • Schock in limbo as feds still loom

    05/18/2016 1:25:39 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    One year after resigning in disgrace, Aaron Schock — the high-flying GOP congressman whose penchant for drawing publicity to himself was nearly unrivaled in the House of Representatives — has largely disappeared from view. But federal prosecutors still have their sights on him. There have been a few random glimpses of the Illinois Republican since his abrupt departure from Capitol Hill: having dinner with his father in Peru last summer, and snowboarding with a friend in Aspen, Colorado, in February. Just this month, Schock was seen lugging his gym bag outside the Longworth House Office Building. Sources say he is...
  • Now You Know: Where Was the Original ‘Smoke-Filled Room’?

    05/17/2016 11:08:33 AM PDT · by statestreet · 20 replies
    TIME ^ | May 17, 2016 | Merrill Fabry
    Nowadays, the “smoke-filled room” is mostly just a metaphor—but there was a real room that started it all. Well, sort of. The compelling image of the smoke-filled room, a “place of political intrigue and chicanery, where candidates were selected by party bosses in cigar-chewing session,” per William Safire, arose during the 1920 Republican convention. That year, Sen. Warren G. Harding of Ohio was the come-from-behind nominee for president, selected after ten ballots. According to historian David Pietrusza, author of 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents, the room in question is often credited with the phrase “because the people who...
  • Sinead O'Connor 'Missing' in the US After Bike Ride

    05/16/2016 10:49:10 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 89 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/16/2016 | BBC News
    Wilmette Police "are seeking to check the well-being" of the 49-year-old, they said in a brief press release. Police were called after O'Connor "left the Wilmette area" for a bicycle ride at 0600 local time on Sunday, and had not returned after more than a day. No more information is currently available, police say. O'Connor became a global star in 1990 with the worldwide hit Nothing Compares 2 U, a song written by Prince. She has recorded 10 solo albums but has also made headlines with controversial outbursts throughout her career. In 1992, she ripped apart a photo of Pope...
  • NYC Airports: We Can No Longer Tolerate TSA's 'Inadequacy'

    05/11/2016 9:19:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | May 10, 2016 | David Kerley
    Management of the New York City area’s three major airports is fed up with long lines at security check points, and they have given the Transportation Security Administration an ultimatum: Either shorten the lines or we’ll find someone else to do it. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, tasked with running John F. Kennedy, LaGuardia and Newark airports, is threatening to privatize the process of screening passengers before boarding their flight, according to a document sent from the Port Authority to TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. “We can no longer tolerate the continuing inadequacy of the TSA passenger...
  • 8-year-old girl in choked unconscious in South Loop bathroom while mom in next stall, police say

    05/14/2016 9:07:34 AM PDT · by Lera · 85 replies
    ABC channel 7 Chicago ^ | May 13, 2016 | Stacey Baca
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man is accused of choking an 8-year-old girl until she passed out in the bathroom of a restaurant in Chicago's South Loop. The girl was with her mother at the Jason's Deli in the 1200-block of South Canal Street on Saturday, police said. The girl and her mother were inside the restroom separated by stalls around 1:15 p.m. Police say 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn walked in and targeted the girl, choking her and trying to lock her in a stall. The mother heard her daughter scream and grabbed her. Police said other people in the deli helped...
  • Man accused of choking girl, 8, in restroom of South Loop restaurant

    05/13/2016 8:32:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 32 replies
    Police say a Chicago man followed an 8-year-old girl into a store bathroom Saturday and choked her until she became unconscious. CBS Chicago reports that the girl became separated from her mother inside a store and went into the restroom, allegedly followed by 33-year-old Reese Hartstirn. Moments later, the girl's mother heard her scream, and ran to the bathroom, where she allegedly found Hartstirn carrying the unconscious girl into a stall. Police said Hartstirn pushed the girl's mother when she tried to rescue her, and other customers at the store helped detain the man until police arrived. He allegedly took...
  • 'Urban Forest' Coming to Illinois Tollway

    05/13/2016 8:06:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Downers Grove Patch ^ | April 25, 2016 | Morgan Searles and Illinois Tollway
    Submitted by the Illinois Tollway. Downers Grove, IL - The Illinois Tollway is partnering with the Morton Arboretum to enhance aesthetics and expand tree canopy coverage along the tollway system as part of its efforts to increase environmental benefits and sustainability. In recognition of the new effort, the Tollway will celebrate Arbor Day on April 29 by giving away 15,000 tree seedlings to customers at the Tollway’s Downers Grove headquarters and at tollway oases. In partnership with the Morton Arboretum, the Illinois Tollway develop a systemwide landscape master plan for trees, shrubs and other native plantings on Tollway property. The...
  • Chicago Students Now Required To Adopt Transgender Newspeak

    05/13/2016 9:58:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Under a new set of guidelines rolled out last week by Chicago public schools, children will now be required to address transgender students and employees by their preferred name and pronouns — or face the consequences. Transgender students and employees can choose their preferred bathroom, locker room, name and pronouns, and everyone else is required to affirm the individual’s new identity, according to the guidelines.
  • Rank-and-file Illinois lawmakers talking income tax hike, but sizable obstacles in way

    05/13/2016 6:41:19 AM PDT · by sleeper-has-awakened · 9 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 05-13-16 | Monique Garcia
    With state government drowning in red ink and some social service agencies on the verge of collapse, a group of rank-and-file lawmakers is pitching an income tax increase, spending cuts and borrowing as a jumping-off point to a larger budget deal...... ......Under the proposal, the state would bring in roughly $5.4 billion through a combination of tax increases. That includes raising the personal income tax rate from 3.75 percent to as much as 4.85 percent, expanding the sales tax to certain services and eliminating some corporate tax breaks.
  • Taxpayers criticize school board about unusual, 10-year teacher contract [Palatine,Ill]

    05/13/2016 6:24:38 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12 2016 | By Robert McCoppin
    Dozens of taxpayers turned out at a School District 15 board meeting Wednesday evening, when several speakers criticized district officials for approving an unusually long, 10-year teachers contract. But some critics also questioned whether there was a conflict of interest at the bargaining table because the person who was union president until last year, Lisa Nuss, is now executive director of personnel, and therefore was involved in negotiations on the administration's side. Teacher contracts lasting more than five years are rare, let alone one double that in length. District officials said the agreement will provide teachers with, on average, four...
  • 3 women arrested at Chicago airport with $3M in heroin, opium in luggage

    05/12/2016 7:36:53 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Three women were arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport with more than $3 million of heroin and opium in their luggage, and were due to appear in court for a bond hearing on Wednesday, police said.The three — Pa Yang, 57, Mai Vue Vang, 58, True Thao, 52, all from Minnesota — had arrived on Tuesday on a flight from Japan, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement.The women’s luggage contained 70 pounds (32 kg) of heroin and opium in numerous packets, police said.The women face felony drug charges, they added.
  • Emanuel blames 40 years of financial neglect for bad poll results ( Chicago )

    05/12/2016 7:19:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 05/11/2016 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday blamed his dismal showing in a New York Times poll on “40 years” of financial neglect of Chicago’s South and West sides — not on disenchantment with him. One year after the mayor’s second inauguration, 62 percent of those surveyed disapproved of Emanuel’s performance as mayor. Only 25 percent approved of the job the mayor is doing. ... Without mentioning former Mayor Richard M. Daley by name, Emanuel laid the blame squarely on the doorstep of his predecessor and political mentor.
  • 4 dead, at least 14 wounded in Chicago shootings

    05/12/2016 5:47:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 12, 2016 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    Four people were killed and at least 14 people have been wounded in Chicago since early Wednesday afternoon, including a triple fatal shooting in Englewood and five people shot in the evening in the Park Manor neighborhood. A man and two women were shot to death during a domestic-related incident in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 50-year-old man, his 30-year-old daughter and her 26-year-old sister-in-law were in the 1500 block of West 71st Street when a known man fired shots at them during a domestic-related incident. The shooting happened inside and outside of a home on the...
  • Stanford: Public Pension Debt Jumps 84%, to $4.8 trillion

    05/11/2016 6:54:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 May 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    the public pension debt for the 50 states and the District of Columbia jumped 84 percent in recent years, from $2.625 trillion in 2008 to $4.833 trillion in 2014. ... The highest pension debt/household is in Alaska, with an estimated $113,137 figure; Illinois and California are in the second and third highest rankings at more than $77,000 per household.” The lowest state pension debt per household is in Tennessee at $17,761. Illinois has the lowest “market funded ratio” (value of pension assets divided by market liability), at 23.3 percent. The other 49 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. have a market...
  • Prosecutors: Woman pulled out a gun, used pepper spray on CTA bus (Chicago)

    05/10/2016 11:40:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/8/2016 | Grace Wong
    A West Chatham woman was ordered held in lieu of $100,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say she pepper-sprayed a man and a CTA bus driver.Johnetta Coley, 22, of the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, was a passenger on the CTA bus in the 7900 block of South Throop Street in the Gresham neighborhood at about 5:36 p.m. Saturday, when she pulled out a handgun and pointed it at a 26-year-old man, said Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Matt Howroyd.The bus driver pulled over and everyone got off, Howroyd said, but then he allowed everyone to get back on. The...
  • Chicago police boss calls weekend gun violence 'completely unacceptable'

    05/10/2016 4:57:42 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 5/9/2016 | Jeremy Gorner and Alexandra Chachkevitch
    Confronted with the bloodiest weekend in Chicago since being named police superintendent six weeks ago, Eddie Johnson on Monday called the gun violence "completely unacceptable" and said the dozens of shootings highlight "the uphill battle" confronting police. More than 50 people were shot, eight fatally, between Friday afternoon and early Monday, the city's most violent weekend since the end of September, according to a Tribune analysis. The tally included a 3 1/2-hour period early Saturday when one man was killed and 14 others were wounded — the equivalent of someone being shot every 14 minutes. Chicago is already closing in...
  • 49 shootings, 7 fatal, during violent Mother's Day weekend

    05/09/2016 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | May 9, 2016 | by Will Jones
    CHICAGO (WLS) - The violence plaguing Chicago did not stop this Mother's Day weekend. At least 49 people were shot and seven died over the last three days in locations all over the city. On Friday, mothers who lost children to violence pleaded for calm over the weekend, but their pleas seemed to fall on deaf ears. Community members spoke out against the violence on a weekend when mothers are supposed to be spending time with their children, not saying goodbye.
  • Democrats gird for fight with Trump in U.S. Rust Belt states

    05/09/2016 7:27:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 27 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 May 2016 | Amanda Becker and Luciana Lopez
    CLEVELAND/NEW YORK - Bracing for a general election fight with Donald Trump, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and her allies are putting resources into industrial states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania to try to block Trump from making inroads with working-class voters there. Labor leaders, progressive groups and Democratic operatives told Reuters in interviews that they took seriously Trump's appeal with white working-class voters and were studying how to respond to his promises to create jobs and negotiate better trade deals. The desire to stop the presumptive Republican presidential nominee from wresting away the support of unionized workers has even...
  • Chicago celebrates Mothers Day Weekend with 8 killed, 43 wounded

    05/09/2016 6:46:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    President Obama’s hometown is a war zone. The horrendous violence on the streets there has escalated. With warm summer-like weather, gang bangers were especially active, easily surpassing 2015’s Mothers Day carnage (3 killed, 25 wounded) and 2014’s (5 killed, 19 wounded). Meanwhile, the President of the United States ignores the battlefield conditions in the hometown he adopted as his political base. Nearly all of the violence is among young black males, making the rate of death in that particular demographic segment comparable to a serous war zone. A map of the violence this year to date from heyjackss.com shows where...
  • 45 people shot, 6 fatally, over Mother’s Day weekend

    05/08/2016 4:54:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | May 8, 2016 | Sun-Times Wire
    Six men were killed and at least 39 other people have been wounded in shootings across the city over Mother’s Day weekend. The latest homicide happened Sunday morning in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side. Kourtney Young, 21, suffered multiple gunshot wounds about 8:45 a.m. in the 7600 block of South Prairie and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:35 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Young lived in the 7300 block of South King Drive, authorities said. Police did not immediately have details on the circumstances...
  • Suspect sought in shooting of police officer near Champaign, Ill

    05/08/2016 4:20:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Metzler told the newspaper that the officer, a nine-year veteran of his department, was shot after a traffic stop initiated by a different police officer. The suspect then got into a fight with the second officer, who reportedly attempted to use a stun gun on the driver. ... The Illinois State Police said later Sunday that Pendleton, who was also believed to be wounded, has additionally been charged with attempted murder of a police officer. Authorities said Pendleton fled the area in a stolen pickup truck and is armed with an AK-47 assault rifle. ...a trooper responding to a call...
  • Parents sue feds for forcing school to let transgenders in girls locker room

    05/08/2016 7:56:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Do the rights of boys who identify as girls trump the rights of girls who are born girls? That question is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by dozens of Illinois parents after the Obama administration’s Department of Education strong-armed their school district into allowing a transgender student the right to use all girls’ locker rooms. “The girls are mortified,” said Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Jeremy Tedesco, a religious liberty law firm representing some 50 families. “They are in a constant state of fear that their bodies are going to be exposed to a male in these settings. It’s...
  • 2 dead, 22 wounded in city shootings

    05/07/2016 4:53:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 7, 2016 | By Deanese Williams-Harris
    Two men were killed and at least 22 other people have been wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon across the city, according to Chicago police.
  • NWS: M3.5 earthquake recorded near La Center, KY

    05/01/2016 10:40:35 AM PDT · by Tours · 19 replies
    KFVS NEWS ^ | May, 1, 2016 | Amber Ruch
    LA CENTER, KY (KFVS) - An earthquake near La Center, Kentucky was felt in parts of Illinois and Missouri early on Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service in Paducah and the USGS, a magnitude 3.5 was recorded about 8.7 miles north of La Center and 24.2 miles west of Paducah. It happened around 1:12 a.m. and had a depth of about 8.3 miles. The quake was felt in Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. The furthest the quake was reportedly felt was in Miller, Mo. which is 267 miles away from the epicenter.
  • In Deeply Divided Chicago, Most Agree: City Is Off Course

    05/06/2016 11:58:35 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | MAY 6, 2016 | MONICA DAVEY and GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
    The people of Chicago are deeply riven by race, class and neighborhood, distrustful of the police, fearful of the growing rate of violent crime and united chiefly in their disapproval of the mayor’s performance and their conviction that the city is headed down the wrong track. These are among findings of a new survey by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation, which polled residents of a city that has been upended in recent months by revelations of questionable actions by the police, threats of a teachers’ strike, a school funding crisis and an uptick in violence. The...
  • Ben Sasse and #NeverTrump’s Pedophile Problem

    05/06/2016 4:19:43 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 61 replies
    Danger and Play ^ | May 5, 2016 | Mike Cernovich
    Ben Sasse and the rest of the GOP elite claim Trump is a menace who must be stopped “on principle.” Sasse and others have criticized Trump for not disavowing racists quickly enough (even though Trump disavowed racists repeatedly). Sasse has a bigger problem – he supported a pedophile. Some suspect he used his position of authority to enable abuse. Ben Sasse was in charge of supervising underage boys, who were later abused by members of Congress. Ben Sasse was a tutor in the Congressional page program from 1996 to 1998. The Congressional page program brings underage boys to Congress to...
  • Jeff Kuhner Hat Tip To FreeRepublic !

    05/04/2016 11:11:22 AM PDT · by taildragger · 91 replies
    WRKO Radio ^ | 05/04/16 | Jeff Kuhner
    Jeff Kuhner WRKO just gave a hat tip to FreeRepublic and all the listeners Nationwide!Way to go Freepers!
  • Police: 4 dead, 6 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago

    05/03/2016 6:11:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Staff
    Four people were killed and at least six others were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago. A teenage boy was killed and another was wounded in a West Englewood neighborhood shooting on the South Side. The two teens, ages 14 and 15, were walking east in an alley in the 7100 block of South Laflin about 9:35 p.m. when a male walked up and shot them. About three hours earlier, a 14-year-old boy was gunned down in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Earlier Monday, a 21-year-old woman was shot to death in the Edgewater neighborhood...
  • Trailer: 'Southside With You' (feature film about Barack and Michelle's first date - BARF ALERT)

    05/02/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29/2016 | Staff
    April 29, 2016 1:24 PM EDT - "Southside With You" is the story of Barack and Michelle Obama's very first date in Chicago in 1989, starring Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter as the young couple. (Roadside Attractions)
  • Student Beaten on Blue Line Says Bystanders Did Nothing

    04/30/2016 5:11:35 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 77 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-29-2016 | Evelyn Holmes
    The freshman nursing major said that after most of the passengers in her rail car got off at the UIC-Halsted stop, one man moved to the seat in front of her. As the train left the station, Hughes said she got a bad feeling. That's when the 19-year-old said the man tried to take her iPhone. "He started pushing me and then he pushed me to the floor and when he pushed me to the floor, he started hitting on me constantly. His body was on top of me holding me down so I couldn't fight back," she said. But...
  • Nursing student robbed and beaten on Chicago 'El' train as other passengers ignore her plight

    04/30/2016 8:47:17 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 131 replies
    americanthinker. ^ | April 30, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    <p>In broad daylight at 10 AM Thursday, 19 year old nursing student Jessica Hughes was attacked and beaten by a pair of muggers whose race the media do not care to mention, as other passengers on the train did not lift a finger to help her.</p>
  • Indigenous Peoples' Day will replace Columbus Day on Evanston's calendar

    04/28/2016 2:41:13 PM PDT · by Borges · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/27/2016 | Bob Seidenberg
    Evanston is joining a number of other cities, teaming with the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day on the city's celebration calendar later this year. The city and museum, which is based in Evanston at 3001 Central St., announced Wednesday in a press release hey are joining other cities, universities and cultural institutions to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day, to be celebrated Monday, Oct. 10.
  • Whistleblower: Cockroaches Served for Dinner at Chicago-Area VA Hospital

    04/28/2016 9:04:54 AM PDT · by sally234 · 72 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 4-27-16 | Tori Richards
    A vermin infestation has overrun the kitchen of a suburban Chicago Veterans Affairs hospital and is reportedly so severe that cockroaches routinely crawl across countertops as cooks prepare meals. The insects have even found their way into patients’ food, employees say. The bug invasion has attracted the attention of a U.S. senator who is demanding to know how the VA is fixing the problem. It’s just the latest scandal at an agency rocked by allegations of abuse, incompetence and the needless deaths of veterans who wait years for medical appointments.
  • How About Bill Clinton? Hayes Suggests Hastert Abuse Continued Beyond HS

    04/27/2016 6:44:25 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    As far-left MSNBC hosts go--an admittedly low bar--I'll admit to having found Chris Hayes a relatively fair and decent proponent of his misguided policies. But he did two things tonight that made me lose respect for him. First, he literally laughed in the face of Rick Tyler, calling "preposterous" his depiction of Donald Trump as a "northeastern liberal progressive." This despite Trump's record of donating to . . . northeastern liberal progressives and describing himself, among other things, as "very pro-choice." Would Hayes ever be so rude to a liberal guest? Even worse when it comes to hypocrisy, it is...
  • D.C., Chicago & Baltimore Account for Over Half of U.S.’s Murder Rate Increase

    04/27/2016 4:52:26 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 36 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | April 22, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Three major cities accounted for more than half of the rise in the national murder rate between 2014 and 2015, a new report shows. Though overall crime rates were stagnant in America’s 30 largest cities the murder rate rose 13.3 percent, according to a report from the Brennan Center for Justice. The violent crime rate also rose by 3.1% in those major cities, lead by increases in Los Angeles, Baltimore, and Charlotte.
  • 2 Dead, 6 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings Across Chicago

    04/27/2016 6:23:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 27, 2016
    Two men were killed and at least six other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago. One man was killed and another was critically wounded in a shooting at 4:37 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The men, ages 19 and 24, were traveling in a vehicle in the 900 block of West Garfield when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police. Earlier Tuesday evening, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 23-year-old was outside of a home in the 4700 block of...
  • State Department Hid Key Clinton Benghazi Email from Judicial Watch

    04/26/2016 1:17:27 PM PDT · by blueyon · 50 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 4/26/2016 | Judical Watch
    (Washington, DC) – The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014. If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails. The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of...
  • Sen. Durbin: Police ‘Holding Back’ Afraid To Lose Job Over ‘Mistake’

    04/26/2016 8:45:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 26, 2016 | 2:59 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who wrote a letter asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate Chicago Police policies in December, recently said the windy city’s law enforcement is “holding back.” In coverage of the 44 people killed or injured in last weekend’s shootings in Chicago, WGN-TV reports:U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin feels the spike in shootings could be related in part to low officer morale, as the Department of Justice investigates the police department. “I think they’re holding back now in fear of video cameras, DNA, and losing a job over a mistake they might make,” Durbin said.…