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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    04/22/2016 2:58:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 22, 2016 5:18 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno and Ashley Lisenby
    Illinois’ college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix for the institutions, which have been struggling without state funding during the months-long budget stalemate, even laying off employees. Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign the bill, which is a one-time deal and includes nearly $170 million in tuition grants for low-income students. But state Comptroller Leslie Munger said she wouldn’t wait for the Republican’s signature, instead immediately begin processing payments for schools. The rare bipartisan deal comes at an especially crucial time for Chicago State University, which has been...
  • 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....
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Circus Like Hearing in Rahm's Residency

    12/07/2010 9:32:36 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 12/06/2010 | Ed Marshall
    The field in the race for Chicago mayor shrank dramatically Monday, as election officials also began determining whether candidate Rahm Emanuel should be disqualified over residency issues. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was at Monday’s hearing when the most surprising move was made: The man who triggered the controversy over Emanuel’s residency, Rob Halpin, withdrew.
  • Just in time for Roe v. Wade anniversary - Choose Life Plates

    01/22/2007 4:19:33 PM PST · by spintreebob · 7 replies · 396+ views
    The Capitol Fax ^ | 1-22-2007 | Rich Miller
    U.S. District Judge David Coar ruled Friday that (IL) Secretary of State Jesse White’s office violated the First Amendment when it refused to make license plates saying “Choose Life.” *** UPDATE *** The Choose Life IL people told me they’ll be posting a press release relatively soon on their website. It appears that just about everybody is in DC for the march today. Jesse White spokesman Dave Druker: “We’re studying the opinion. We’re going to ask the Attorney general to appeal it… We don’t think we have the authority without legislative approval to create the license plates.” From the opinion:...
  • The Latest: Trump's minority, women backers: He's no bigot

    04/18/2016 12:42:20 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Apr. 18, 2016 | AP
    group of Donald Trump’s minority and women voters say they don’t believe he is bigoted and are serving as his “eyes and ears on the ground.” The group, which calls itself the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, met briefly with the GOP front-runner at Trump Tower in Manhattan on the eve of the New York primary. Darrell Scott, a pastor who is head of the group, said its members have “disdain for certain characterizations of Mr. Trump as bigoted, xenophobic, racist demagogue that we know to be untrue.”
  • 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....
  • DePaul University Bans Chalk Because It Can Be Used To Spell ‘Trump’

    04/15/2016 1:30:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller's DC Trawler ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jim Treacher
    In case I haven’t made myself clear, I do not like Donald Trump and I’m never, ever going to vote for him. His nomination will destroy the Republican Party, if he hasn’t done so already (to which I say: my condolences and/or good riddance). He will ensure what Barack Obama couldn’t: 40 years of Democratic Party rule. Yet, as loathsome as I find Trump and his lickspittle apologists, I can’t help but laugh at the college students who run for their safe spaces at the mere sight of the man’s name. With the latest on this hilarious trend, here’s Anthony...
  • Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Asked ‘Allah’ to Help Her Not ‘Kill Men and White Folks’

    04/14/2016 12:13:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 7, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Toronto Black Lives Matter co-founder Yusra Khogali is under fire over a Tweet she posted and deleted asking “Allah” to stop her from having to kill white people. “Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz,” Khogali tweeted on Feb. 9. News of the controversial Tweet went international earlier in the week after @Newstalk1010 host Jerry Agar began Tweeting about the racist cyber screed....
  • 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...
  • Tax Illinois drivers by the mile?

    04/13/2016 2:49:19 PM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 58 replies
    The Daily Herald (Suburban Chicago) ^ | 4-12-2016 | Mike Riopell
    A new proposal to pay for fixing Illinois' roads could use devices to track how far Illinois drivers have traveled and tax them by the mile. The plan from Senate President John Cullerton, a Chicago Democrat, is aimed at gasoline tax revenues that have fallen as drivers have bought more fuel-efficient cars. Cullerton says cars that get better mileage still create the same wear on roads, so the state needs to find a better way to collect taxes and pay for those repairs. "If all the cars were electric, there would be no money for the roads," Cullerton said. Drivers,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cruz isn't likable -- and that's an asset

    04/09/2016 12:38:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post
    To his credit, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas admits he is not a warm and fuzzy guy. In the town hall before Wisconsin's primary, he acknowledged, “What I will say is I'm a pretty driven guy. That has pros and cons. I have always been a very driven guy.” In a GOP debate in October, he offered, “If you want someone to grab a beer with, I may not be that guy. But if you want someone to drive you home, I will get the job done and I will get you home.” Now it is true that the most...
  • 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
  • Federal land grabs violate Fundamental Rights of the American people

    04/06/2016 8:39:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/6/16 | Susan Frickey
    “Time and time again, the Federal government has breached its promises with respect to the public lands. Western states are moving to compel the Federal government to honor the same promise it made and kept with all states east of Colorado: to timely dispose of the public lands so they can be managed by those whose lives and livelihoods depend upon the wide management of those lands.” - American Lands Council When the western states were asked to join the union, they each agreed to sign a compact with the federal government much as the eastern states had done. The...
  • Millionaires fleeing Chicago more than any other US city

    04/06/2016 7:35:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/06/2016 | Rick Moran
    The rich have the means to vote with their feet and Chicago's millionaires are apparently not shy about expressing their preferences. A report by the research company New World Wealth, about 2% of Chicago residents woth a million dollars or more (not including their primary residence) fled the city citing racial tensions and the high crime rate. That's more than 3,000 individuals how decided to get while the going is good. Chicago Tribune: Chicago was among four cities worldwide with the biggest flight of millionaires. Paris saw the largest exodus. The French city lost 7,000, or 6 percent, of...
  • Christian Wedding-Venue Owners Fined $81,000 by Illinois Vow to Never Host Gay Weddings

    04/03/2016 9:45:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/02/2016 | Samuel Smith
    The Christian owners of an Illinois wedding venue have vowed that they will never host same-sex wedding ceremonies at their family-run bed and breakfast even after they were forced to pay over $80,000 in fines. Jim and Beth Walder, the owners of Timber Creek Bed & Breakfast in Paxton, Illinois, were fined by the state's Human Rights Commission on Tuesday for declining to host the wedding of Todd and Mark Wathen in 2011. After the Wathens reached out to Timber Creek to express interest in having their wedding there, Jim Walder responded with an email saying that they could not...
  • Senator Sherman Takes Aim at the Supposed Radicalism of Administration

    04/02/2016 2:40:24 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 4 replies
    Senator Sherman Takes Aim at the Supposed Radicalism of Administration(Note: Full Headline Title is not entirely visible) The Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 14, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 26, 1918Incidentally He Says Taking Over Industries Was Political, Not Governmental Control, But Concludes With Hidden Plea to Leave Packers Unmolested to Combine Activities and Profits. THE LEADER'S WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - Poor old Senator Sherman of Illinois has broken out again in an attack on the supposedly liberal elements in the Wilson administration. Sherman has in the past year given a good deal of his attention to these...
  • OBAMA’S LEGACY – Black Lives Matter Terrorist: ‘We Will Incite Riots Everywhere if Trump Wins’

    04/02/2016 2:38:43 PM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 123 replies
    Dailymedia ^ | April 2, 2016 | No Byline
    Prominent ‘Black Lives Matter’ activist and rapper Tef Poe has a message for “white people”: If Donald Trump wins the presidency, “niggas” will ‘incite riots everywhere’. “Dear white people if Trump wins young niggas such as myself are fully hell bent on inciting riots everywhere we go. Just so you know,” Poe tweeted today.
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active “Fight for $15” efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. “There is lots of pressure to do this,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime

    04/01/2016 7:00:12 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jack Dunphy
    Confirmed: Demoralized Cops Equal Higher Crime Jack Dunphy Gentle readers, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to embark on a virtual tour on which you will join me in a Los Angeles Police Department patrol car cruising some of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. We will be patrolling the LAPD’s 77th Street Division, which year after year ranks at or near the top in violent crime among the city’s 21 patrol divisions. The Los Angeles Times tracks crime in more than 200 communities across L.A. County, and five of the top ten on the list are in 77th Street Division....
  • Obama to push Supreme Court nominee at University of Chicago

    04/01/2016 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 1, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Darlene Superville
    President Barack Obama heads to law school next week to push his nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court. Obama adviser Brian Deese said Friday that Obama will return Thursday to the University of Chicago Law School to argue for Senate consideration of the appeals judge’s nomination. Obama taught constitutional law at the university for several years before he entered politics. …
  • Chicago police seek suspect after shooting captured during "Facebook Live" video stream

    04/01/2016 5:52:07 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    Fox6 ^ | March 31, 2016 | Katie DeLong
    CHICAGO — Video posted to social media appears to show a brazen shooting in Chicago that left a man in critical condition. The 31-year-old victim was taking part in a "Facebook Live" video — recording himself and streaming the video to Facebook. He was standing outside a store at 55th and Hoyne in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood when the shooting happened.
  • Trooper killer was from a Chicago suburb with a long record and anger at police

    04/01/2016 5:47:24 AM PDT · by IChing · 48 replies
    WTVR.com ^ | 4/1/16 | Mark Holmberg
    (VIDEO) RICHMOND, Va. -- Why? Why did the shooter open fire as soon as state Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached him at Richmond's Greyhound bus station? Why did he keep shooting and fighting till the end, as state police superintendent Col. Steven Flaherty described Thursday night? Why was he in Richmond? An official source identified the shooter as 34-year-old James Brown III of Aurora, Illinois. CBS 6 found a James Brown III., an African-American with a long criminal history in Aurora, whose date of birth matches up with the information from our source. Brown is well known to police there....
  • The election race you didn't hear about: Voters just ran a top Chicago-area prosecutor out of office

    03/15/2016 7:48:29 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 26 replies
    CHICAGO (AP) ^ | 03.15.2016 | Sophia Tareen
    Voters ousted the Chicago area's top prosecutor Tuesday, backing Democratic primary challenger Kim Foxx in a campaign dominated by questions about Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's handling of the shooting death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer.
  • Erick Erickson Website “Resurgent” Paid By Pro-Cruz/Anti-Trump “Our Principles PAC”

    03/30/2016 10:25:46 PM PDT · by hamboy · 22 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | March 30, 2016 | Sundance
    Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck, who are funding these guys to go against Trump? The Senate Conservatives Fund (PAC) purchasing massive quantities ($400,000) of Mark Levin’s books in exchange for favorable candidacy political opinion. Conveniently Hidden by the radio host who avoids mentioning the financial conflict created. His family working within the Staff of Senator Ted Cruz! Ben Shapiro website “The Daily Wire“, being funded by the billionaire Wilks Brothers, Levi and Farris, in Texas, who also fund Ted Cruz and his Super-PAC, etc. The Chairman of Glenn Beck’s Mercury One charity, David Barton, jointly running the Pro-Ted Cruz...
  • Erick Erickson Website “Resurgent” Paid By Pro-Cruz/Anti-Trump “Our Principles PAC”

    03/30/2016 4:51:33 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 30, 2016
    Thanks to the candidacy of Donald Trump the financial intersection of money and political opinion, as guided by the monetary motives therein, has brought some amazing revelations to the surface. These financial/media relationships have largely, and historically, remained hidden. They have damned sure never been publicly, clearly, and regularly stated so the consuming audience would know the presentation was fraught with financial conflict.
  • Eric Erickson Website "Resurgent" Paid By Pro-Cruz/Anti-Trump "Our Principles PAC"

    03/29/2016 10:46:37 PM PDT · by BAW · 50 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 03-29-2016 | Sundance
    Thanks to the candidacy of Donald Trump the financial intersection of money and political opinion, as guided by the monetary motives therein, has brought some amazing revelations to the surface. These financial/media relationships have largely, and historically, remained hidden. They have damned sure never been publicly, clearly, and regularly stated so the consuming audience would know the presentation was fraught with financial conflict. So it perhaps shouldn’t come as a surprise to find out that Eric Errickson’s media venture “The Resurgent“, is taking Super-PAC money from the (formerly Scott Walker advocates and financial backers) Ricketts family of Wisconsin who fund...
  • Prosecutors won’t retry Blagojevich on 5 tossed counts

    03/30/2016 8:48:51 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 3 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30 Mar 2016
    Prosecutors won’t retry Blagojevich on 5 tossed counts
  • Chicago Debt Downgraded to Near ‘Junk Bonds’

    03/30/2016 5:42:15 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 29, 2016
    Fitch Ratings downgraded the City of Chicago’s credit rating to just one step above “junk bonds” on March 28.
  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Blagojevich appeal

    03/28/2016 11:39:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Jon Seidel
    The United States Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear an appeal by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. That decision was noted in a list of orders posted Monday on the court’s website.Blagojevich, 59, reported to a federal prison in Colorado four years ago to begin serving a 14­-year sentence. He was convicted of 18 counts over two trials. Among other things, he was accused of attempting to trade his power to appoint someone to a U.S. Senate seat — the one recently vacated by President Barack Obama — in exchange for personal benefits. A three-­judge appellate panel tossed...
  • Donald Trump Illinois delegates reveal leadership chaos ahead of convention

    03/27/2016 6:25:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | March 27, 2016 | Ben Jacobs in Washington
    Delegates discuss contacting other campaigns for advice, lack of organisation and the disappearance of state chair Kent Gray during anxious conference call Illinois delegates elected to represent Donald Trump have voiced fears about chaotic organisation and a lack of leadership in their state as Republicans prepare for what could be the first contested convention in decades. During a torturous two-hour conference call on Thursday night, the delegates struggled to figure out how to help the frontrunner at the Republican National Convention in July, wondering how best to contact the campaign in Wisconsin for tips. Anxiety was mounting throughout the conference...