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  • Student Beaten on Blue Line Says Bystanders Did Nothing

    04/30/2016 5:11:35 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 64 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 · 126 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 · 35 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 · 49 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.…
  • Driven up the wall by Trump, Mexico looks to recast image in U.S.

    04/25/2016 8:36:17 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 42 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | April 25, 2016 | Dave Graham
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At first, Mexico's government did its best to ignore Donald Trump. Then it likened him to Adolf Hitler. Now it has appointed a new ambassador to come up with a better plan. Fed up with the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination labeling Mexico as a cradle of drug-runners, job poachers and rapists, the government is sending in respected diplomat Carlos Sada to lead a fightback. Mexico's new ambassador in Washington, Sada acknowledges his country has neglected its image across the border and aims to fix that with PR and media campaigns, and by lobbying prominent...
  • Why Six Swing-State GOP Senators Are in Trouble – And How They Can Survive

    04/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/23/2016 | By Gerald F. Seib
    In a complicated political season, nobody has more complications to worry about than the half-dozen Republican senators seeking re-election in tight, swing-state contests. Those senators–hailing from Illinois, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolina—are being buffeted by big forces largely out of their control as they try to hang onto their seats. Their fate will determine whether Republicans keep control of the Senate, where they currently have a 54-46 advantage. The predicament of these GOP senators comes into clearer focus in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, completed just last week, which helps crystallize three big complications they...
  • 3 killed, 20 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    04/24/2016 6:06:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 23, 2016 | Sun-Times Wire
    Three people were killed and at least 20 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening. The most recent homicide happened early Sunday in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
  • Obama: ‘Simply Locking People Up Doesn’t Make Communities Safer’

    04/23/2016 12:36:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 87 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Apr 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    resident Obama argued that the US does not have more people in prison than any other developed country “because we have more criminals. It’s because we have criminal justice policies, including unfair sentencing laws, that need to be reformed.” He added “simply locking people up doesn’t make communities safer” because “It doesn’t deal with the conditions that lead people to criminal activity in the first place, or to return to prison later.”
  • Bipartisan Push on to Oppose 9/11 Bill

    04/22/2016 9:47:40 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 9 replies
    RollCall.com ^ | 19 April 2016 | John T. Bennett
    A Senate bill that would allow families of those killed in the 9/11 attacks to sue the Saudi government has achieved a rare Washington distinction, by uniting the Obama administration and some of its fiercest GOP critics. President Barack Obama and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are rallying to kill the bipartisan plan that would make it possible for American citizens to sue foreign governments believed to be linked to terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., said the plan should be reviewed through regular order before decisions are made about advancing the measure. White House Press...
  • Is Indiana the last stand for the 'Never Trump' movement?

    04/22/2016 12:08:11 PM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Republican groups, leaders and candidates opposed to Donald Trump increasingly see the Indiana primary as a central front in their last-ditch efforts to stop him from clinching the GOP presidential nomination. But fractures in the movement, and a clear lack of urgency among local Republicans to unite against Trump, are undercutting their ability to deliver the state.
  • CTU's Lewis calls Gov. Rauner 'the new ISIS recruit'

    04/22/2016 7:06:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 20, 2016 | Juan Perez Jr. , Monique Garcia and Celeste Bott
    With the city facing the threat of a teachers strike, Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis focused attention on Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday in an incendiary speech that likened the Republican governor's actions to terrorism. "Rauner is the new ISIS recruit," Lewis said during an address at a packed City Club of Chicago luncheon, using a term that refers to the Islamic State terrorist group. "Yes, I said it, and I'll say it again," Lewis continued. "Bruce Rauner is a liar. And, you know, I've been reading in the news lately all about these ISIS recruits popping up all...
  • Observers do nothing to help dying man in Chicago street

    04/21/2016 10:39:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2016 1:28 PM EDT
    Surveillance video shows more than a dozen people doing nothing to help a Chicago bartender as he is attacked, left unconscious on the street and accidentally run over by a taxi. Marques Gaines later died at a hospital. The family of 32-year-old Gaines has filed a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit against several businesses and taxi companies in his Feb. 7 death. …
  • Andrew Shaw Suspended One Game for Use of Homophobic Slur During Hawks Game

    04/21/2016 6:28:51 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 46 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | April 21, 2016 | Lauren Petty
    Chicago Blackhawks’ forward Andrew Shaw has been suspended for one game after using a homophobic slur twice during Tuesday night’s playoff loss against the St. Louis Blues. The league announced the suspension Wednesday along with a $5,000 fine for "directing an inappropriate gesture at the on-ice officials" during the game. Shaw will also be required to undergo sensitivity training, according to the NHL. The suspension means Shaw will miss Game 5 of the team's series against the Blues, where they are facing elimination.
  • New Elizabethkingia cluster found in Illinois

    04/21/2016 6:30:06 AM PDT · by null and void · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 4:16 PM ET, Wed April 20, 2016 | Debra Goldschmidt
    A new cluster of Elizabethkingia infection, previously rarely seen in humans, has been found in Illinois, health officials said Wednesday. Testing by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the Elizabethkingia anophelis infection in 10 Illinois residents, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Six of those individuals have died. Most of the infected patients had underlying health conditions, and it's unknown if they died from the infection or pre-existing conditions.
  • US kicks out Cuban exile activist [Obama hates man who has been resisting Castro 50 years]

    04/20/2016 3:29:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Newsok.com ^ | 4/16/16
    Living for nearly half a century in the United States offers no guarantee that one can stay. That is the reality facing Cuban exile activist Ramon Saul Sanchez, leader of the Democracy Movement, who received a letter Thursday from the federal government....
  • Illinois Lawmakers Propose 75 Percent Income Tax Hike

    01/07/2011 9:45:36 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 07, 2011 | CBS Chicago
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) – Gov. Pat Quinn and the leaders of both houses of the Illinois General Assembly have agreed on raising the state income tax. If the bill passes, the plan would raise the personal income tax rate from the current 3 percent to 5.25 percent. That’s a 75 percent increase. In real dollars, that would mean if you currently owe $1,000 in taxes, next year you would owe $1,750. The increase is for four years. After that, the personal income tax would go down to 3.75 percent. The Democratic leaders in the Illinois General Assembly believe this income...
  • Mexican 'exploitation movie' suggests Trump will hunt, kill illegal border crossers

    04/19/2016 11:35:30 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    A new Mexican movie promoted by Univision host Jorge Ramos portrays a drunk vigilante motivated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rant killing at least four illegal immigrants at the border. The trailer for the movie, Desierto, now in Mexican theaters, blasts out Trump's initial criticism of illegal immigrants as a man armed with a rifle guns down targets crossing under barbed wire.
  • 1 killed, 4 wounded while recording video: 'I told my nephew, don't be going to that park'

    04/19/2016 8:49:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/19/2016 | Deanese Williams-Harris , Grace Wong, Megan Crepeau
    Damond Dawson was "goofing around" with his brother and other relatives and friends, rapping and shooting video in Foster Park when two gunmen opened fire early Tuesday, killing Dawson and wounding four others, according to police and relatives.“Basically like an ambush," said Dawson's aunt, Angela Mathis-Tate, 44. “One coming west of the park and one coming south." The shooting happened around 2:20 a.m. as Dawson, 23, and a small group were “rapping around (taking) selfies with their phones” at Foster Park at 1440 W. 84th St, according to relatives.Dawson was shot once in the back of the head and collapsed...
  • 45% of Americans pay no federal income tax

    04/18/2016 1:50:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Catey Hill
    An estimated 45.3% of American households — roughly 77.5 million — will pay no federal individual income tax ... The top 1% of taxpayers pay a higher effective income-tax rate than any other group (around 23%, according to a report released by the Tax Policy Center in 2014) — nearly seven times higher than those in the bottom 50%. On average, those in the bottom 40% of the income spectrum end up getting money from the government. Meanwhile, the richest 20% of Americans, by far, pay the most in income taxes, forking over nearly 87% of all the income tax...
  • Goodbye, Illinois: residents are leaving for other states

    04/16/2016 3:39:25 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 32 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 4/16/16
    Even on days when the temperature is above zero, Illinois struggles to keep people here. They're leaving, in droves, for states with sunnier economic opportunities. New census data and other figures reveal the cold hard truth: More people are moving away than coming, tipping Illinois last year into the dreadful category of states with declining populations. From July 2013 to July 2014, Illinois shrank by about 10,000 residents in all, joining other states in decline such as West Virginia, Connecticut and Alaska. When demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution analyzed the annual Census Bureau estimates, two facts jumped out...
  • With help of lawmakers, Illinois public schools now $20 billion in debt

    04/16/2016 3:33:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4-16 - 2016 | Diane Rado
    Illinois' public school districts are roughly $20 billion in debt, a staggering figure fueled in part by decades of special deals in Springfield that have given districts exemptions so they can keep borrowing beyond limits set by law. Today, that debt exceeds long-term school borrowing in most other states. It equates to about $10,000 for every Pre-K to 12th-grade public school student in Illinois... All the borrowing is a drain on taxpayers who have to repay the debt, as well as school budgets that must steer billions of dollars annually to principal and interest payments — money that could be...
  • ILLINOIS WILL SOON OVERTAKE NEW JERSEY AS THE STATE WITH THE HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES

    04/16/2016 3:20:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Illinois Policy Institute ^ | April 14, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Illinois' 859 local school districts consume nearly two-thirds of the $27 billion in local property taxes collected across the state each year. Illinois has nearly 7,000 units of local government. That’s the highest count of any state in the nation, and the runner-up is not even close. One of those units of government is the Naperville Township Road District, where seven employees maintain less than 20 miles of road at a cost of $116,000 per mile. City officials have said they could maintain the same distance at half the cost, and have moved to take over the road district’s duties...
  • DePaul U. bans use of chalk on sidewalks after pro-Trump messages offend

    04/15/2016 10:13:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2016 | Kelly Riddell
    DePaul University students, don't fear! There will be no more political "chalking" at your school. Apparently, someone wrote - with chalk - on a campus sidewalk last week: "Make DePaul Great Again." The message sent students and staff into a tailspin. The xenophobia! The bigotry! The racism! "While these chalk messages are part of national agendas in a heated political battle, they appeared on campus at a time of significant racial tension in our country and on college campuses. DePaul is no exception," DePaul's vice president for student affairs Eugene Zdziarski wrote in a campus-wide email obtained by Campus Reform....
  • Illinois Legislature Plans To Tax Drivers 1.5 Cents A Mile

    04/15/2016 4:28:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/14/16 | Phillip Devoe
    The Illinois Senate is considering a bill that will tax drivers 1.5 cents per mile they drive, because of a loophole in the state’s current gas taxation law that excuses owners of electric cars, starting July 2017.“If all the cars were electric, there would be no money for the roads,” Illinois State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, told the Daily Herald, a suburban Chicago paper. “The Prius owners are the reason we need this bill.”The bill, which Cullerton is spearheading, said car owners or lessees can choose one of three ways by which the state will measure mileage. Two of those ways involve...
  • Workers demand $15 minimum wage; protests planned across Chicago

    04/14/2016 12:52:45 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    WLS (ABC News Chicago) ^ | 4/14/2016 | Staff
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A series of fast food worker protests are planned in Chicago and across the country Thursday. Members of the "Fight for 15" movement organized the rallies. They're demanding a $15 minimum wage and union rights.Thursday morning, protesters gathered outside a McDonald's on East 79th Street.During the afternoon rush, groups plan to march on the Magnificent Mile. The demonstrations could flood into the street and block traffic.Wednesday, SEIU Healthcare Illinois nursing home workers, childcare and home healthcare workers rallied and marched as part of the Fight of 15 movement, going to two nursing homes on the North Side...
  • Soros Foundation Given $30 Million by US Government

    04/25/2005 6:26:44 AM PDT · by stevio · 125 replies · 3,330+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | April 25, 2005 | Jeff Johnson
    (CNSNews.com) - The Open Society Institute, a private foundation controlled by liberal billionaire and political activist George Soros, received more than $30 million from U.S. government agencies between 1998 and 2003. Last year, Soros donated at least $20 million of his own money to such liberal groups as Moveon.org, in a failed attempt to block the re-election of President George W. Bush. Tax records the Open Society Institute (OSI) is required to file with the Internal Revenue Service list "FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES" as "Contributors" of amounts between $4.6 million and $8.9 million over a six year period: * 1998 -...
  • Radical Leftists Unleash Anti-Trump Riots Starting On March 19th

    03/20/2016 5:31:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Economic Collaps ^ | 19 August 2015 | Michael Snyder
    Many of the exact same groups that participated in Occupy Wall Street and helped organize protest rallies in Ferguson and Baltimore are now promising to bring us “the largest civil disobedience actions in a generation”. I recently wrote about the trouble that radical leftists have caused by attempting to disrupt Trump campaign events, but now there is a very organized effort to turn this into a national movement. On March 19th, thousands of angry protesters will descend on Trump Tower in New York City to denounce Donald Trump’s “fascist policies”, and on April 2nd dozens of leftist organizations will join...
  • American Workers Matter: A Chicago Wake and Wake-Up Call

    04/13/2016 11:28:31 AM PDT · by pogo101 · 4 replies
    Michelle Malkin website ^ | April 13, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    Circle this date on your calendar: April 22. I’ll be in Chicago that day attending what may be a very significant milestone in American politics and domestic policy. It’s going to be a wake and a wake-up call, part memorial and part protest.If you are a so-called American “STEM worker” in science, technology, engineering or math, if you have college-age children studying in the STEM fields, or if you have younger children who aspire to work in STEM industries and you are concerned for their future, you should do everything you can to join us.April 22 is the last day...
  • Family says boy, 16, fatally shot by cop had scrapes with law but no major trouble (Chicago)

    04/12/2016 7:30:51 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/12/2016 | Deanese Williams-Harris, Alexis Myers and Jeremy Gorner
    Karen Winters knows how easily boys are drawn to a life of violence in the Homan Square neighborhood. But she still can't understand how her 16-year-old nephew ended up shot to death after allegedly confronting a Chicago police officer with a gun Monday evening. "Once again, we're looking at environment, this community. How some of these young boys are just plagued with certain influences," Winters said Tuesday. "But not to this extent, by no means." Police say the officer shot Pierre Loury after stopping a car suspected of being connected to an earlier shooting. Officers pulled the car over around...
  • Bill Ayers Writes New Chapter on Hypocrisy

    04/12/2016 7:47:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 11, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Three and a half decades after avoiding punishment for bombing the Pentagon, Bill Ayers is still "guilty as sin, free as a bird," to use his own phraseology of 35 years ago. "For every human being life is, in part, an experience of suffering and loss and pain," Ayers writes in Teaching with Conscience in an Imperfect World: An Invitation, published by the Teacher's College Press at Columbia University this year. "But our living experience also embraces other inescapable facts: that we are all in this together, and that much (but not all) of what we suffer in life is...
  • Feds: Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds arrested at Atlanta airport

    04/11/2016 9:19:23 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 46 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | april 11, 2016 | Jon Seidel
    Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds is in federal custody following his arrest Monday morning at the Atlanta airport, federal authorities confirmed. U.S. District Judge John Darrah issued an arrest warrant for Reynolds at the end of March after the former congressman missed a court appearance to remain in South Africa at the side of his daughter. Reynolds said she was facing spinal surgery and is possibly suffering from cervical cancer.
  • University with 2% graduation rate bemoans loss of federal funding

    04/10/2016 9:25:33 PM PDT · by LCrane · 42 replies
    Newsmachete.com ^ | 4/10/16 | Newsmachete
    The New York Times had a sob story about Chicago State University. Because of a budget dispute CSU did not get its state funding, and as a result it has to cut back. What the article did not mention is that CSU has a graduation rate of only 2%. That's right, only 2 out of 100 students who go to CSU graduate. (To be fair, that's the 4 year graduation rate; if you looked at the 5 year, 10 year, 20 year, and lifetime of trying graduation rate, you might get another point or two.) Since last July, when the...
  • Unions champion higher minimum wages but support loopholes that exempt their own union workers

    04/10/2016 7:28:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    AEIdeas ^ | April 10, 2016 | Mark J. Perry
    union hypocrisy and betrayal of its membership ... a series of loopholes that cut union workers out of the very pay increases their leaders have championed. ... written into the fine print of wage ordinances in a dozen California cities at labor leaders’ urging. San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland and Santa Monica have all adopted union waivers in their most recent minimum wage laws. L.A. city officials are expected to indicate whether they will include such an exemption in their own $15 minimum wage at a hearing next week. ... Thanks to the “union waivers” agreed to by union leaders,...
  • Golden State Warriors tie the NBA record for wins in a season

    04/10/2016 7:08:40 PM PDT · by kik5150 · 18 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | April 10 2016 | Kelly Dwyer
    The Golden State Warriors have equaled the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record for wins in a season, and they’ve still got a little room to move. The defending champs topped San Antonio on Sunday night by a 92-86 score, in San Antonio’s building, running its record to 72-9. With a win over a depleted Memphis squad on Wednesday night Golden State will finish its season at 73-9, setting an NBA record for wins in a season. Sunday’s conquest fittingly came against San Antonio, the team that has played the Warriors the best this season, one that features a coach in Gregg...
  • Paul Ryan’s Open Borders Push With Luis Gutierrez Exposed in 2013 Video

    04/10/2016 12:40:03 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/15 | Julia Hahn
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s endorsement of Rep. Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House has drawn new attention to Ryan’s two-decade history of pushing for open borders immigration policies. A previously little noticed 2013 video of Ryan and Gutierrez stumping for Sen. Marco Rubio's amnesty bill—in which the two make a candid pitch for unlimited immigration—shows just how far Ryan is willing to go to push for open borders policies. In the wide-ranging 53 minute video, which took place in Chicago, both Gutierrez and Ryan outline their shared plan for adopting open borders: that is, a national policy of allowing companies...
  • No political influence in Clinton email probe, Obama says

    04/10/2016 9:59:09 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    WA Compost ^ | Apr 10, 2016 | Ann Gearan
    President Obama insisted Sunday that there will be no White House or political influence on the FBI or the Justice Department as they look into the security of the private email system Hillary Clinton used for government work when she was secretary of state. "I can guarantee that," Obama said in an interview with "Fox News Sunday." It was his first interview with the network in two years. Obama also defended his former secretary of state, even as he said that he had to be "careful" because of the ongoing investigation. He strongly suggested that the mishandled classified documents that...
  • What Does the FBI Have on the Obama Gang? (Weekly Update)

    04/09/2016 10:05:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 8, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    The Fight over Financial Aid to Illegal Alien Students Continues Congress Supports Judicial Watch Taxpayer Lawsuit against DC Government What Does the FBI Have on the Obama Gang? The Fight over Financial Aid to Illegal Alien Students Continues Too often, politicians at every level will ignore the clear language of a law if it doesn’t let them do as they wish. This is evident on two fronts this week: in California and here in the District of Columbia. First California. You will recall that we filed a taxpayer lawsuit in August 2014 challenging a decision by the University of...
  • Dennis Hastert Molested at Least Four Boys, Prosecutors Say

    04/08/2016 8:12:20 PM PDT · by TroutStalker · 134 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 8, 2016 | MONICA DAVEY and MITCH SMITH
    CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors on Friday for the first time provided details of sexual abuse allegations against J. Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House, asserting that he molested at least four boys, as young as 14, when he worked as a high school wrestling coach decades ago. Mr. Hastert, 74, is not charged with the incidents of abuse because of statutes of limitation, prosecutors said, but he was accused last year of illegally structuring bank withdrawals for money he was paying to one of his victims in an effort to hide the abuse. He pleaded guilty in October...
  • Obama: ‘I Have Transformed the Federal Courts from a Diversity Standpoint’

    04/08/2016 1:49:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 8, 2016 | 4:21 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School on Thursday, President Barack Obama was asked by an audience member how his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court would bring “diverse characteristics” to that court. In answering, Obama argued: “I have transformed the federal courts from a diversity standpoint with a record that’s been unmatched.” He also said: “But at no point did I say: ‘Oh, you know what, I need a black lesbian from Skokie in that slot. Can you find me one?’” …
  • Obama: ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding Me‘

    04/08/2016 12:47:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/08/16 | Nolan McCaskill
    President Barack Obama in his most emphatic terms yet disputed the idea that Donald Trump will win this presidential election. “I recognize that there is a deep obsession right now about Mr. Trump,” Obama told attendees of a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser Thursday evening in Santa Monica, California. “And one of you pulled me aside and squeezed me hard and said, ‘Tell me that Mr. Trump is not succeeding you.’ And I said, ‘Mr. Trump is not succeeding me.’” Obama credited Trump and his primary rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, for exposing “some of the nonsense that we’ve been...
  • US open to ‘new arrangement’ on Iran’s missile tests

    04/07/2016 6:53:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 4/7/16 | AP and Times of Israel staff
    The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests. Setting the stage for President Barack Obama’s summit with regional leaders in Saudi Arabia later this month, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to advance a series of proposals aimed at easing Arabs’ concerns about last year’s Iran nuclear deal and the warming of ties between the US and Iran. These include providing new counterterrorism, conventional military, missile defense and cybersecurity capabilities. Washington has...
  • US open to 'new arrangement' on Iran's missile tests

    04/07/2016 5:55:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2016 4:31 PM EDT | Bradley Klapper
    The United States suggested Thursday it was open to a “new arrangement” with Iran for peacefully resolving disputes such as Tehran’s recent ballistic missile tests, while America’s Sunni allies in the Persian Gulf said Iran must stop sending forces to Syria and weapons to Yemen if it wants to normalize ties with its neighbors. Setting the stage for President Barack Obama’s summit with regional leaders in Saudi Arabia later this month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council to advance a series of proposals aimed at easing Arabs’ concerns about...
  • Obama Admin Advising Global Banks on Ways to Give Iran Money

    04/06/2016 4:34:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/6/16 | Jenna Lifhits
    The Obama administration is now advising foreign banks on how to bypass existing U.S. sanctions when dealing with Iran, according to the State Department, which disclosed that officials are offering guidance on how to grant the Islamic Republic access to billions of dollars in frozen assets.However, the administration would not comment when pressed by reporters on whether foreign banks would be permitted to conduct monetary transactions with Iran using American dollars.State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters that the U.S. is committed to helping Iran access billions of dollars in frozen assets that are currently stored in banks across...
  • Obama on Criticism of Lack of Diversity in SCOTUS Pick: I Didn’t Say I Needed a ‘Black Lesbian from

    04/07/2016 8:52:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/7/16 | by Pam Key
    (Video) Thursday at the University of Chicago Law School during a town hall meeting, President Barack Obama mocked the criticism that his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, did not add diversity to the bench. Obama said, “The way I thought about diversity is not to think about any single seat as, oh, I’ve got to fill this slot with this demographic but, rather, if I’ve got a broad set of nominees to make — and this is true across the board — how do I make sure that I’m intentional throughout that process? So that the talent of every
  • Column: Hillary Clinton — a student of Saul Alinsky

    04/08/2016 4:55:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Post Independent ^ | April 7, 2016 | Mitch Mulhall
    I feel confident that I could persuade a millionaire on a Friday to subsidize a revolution on Saturday out of which he would make a huge profit on Sunday even though he was certain to be executed on Monday.” — Saul D. Alinsky. ... born in 1909 to Jewish Russian immigrants in a Chicago ghetto. .. Saul’s father instilled in his son a distrust of capitalism and minimized the connection between hard work and economic reward. ... Alinsky .. achieved entrée into Al Capone’s inner circle: ... Frank Nitti, known as the Enforcer, Capone’s number-two man, and actually in de...