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  • Illinois Measure Would Create Advisory Council for Muslims

    06/24/2016 8:02:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    ABC ^ | June 20, 2016
    Illinois could become the first state in the U.S. with a law giving Muslim-Americans a formal voice in state government. The Chicago Tribune reports that a bill approved by the Legislature would create a 21-member Illinois Muslim-American Advisory Council. It's awaiting Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's signature. The governor's office said he's reviewing it. Muslim leaders said it would send a welcoming message to Muslims. The governor and legislative leaders would appoint council members. Kareem Irfan, a Chicago lawyer who led an earlier version of the council under Gov. Pat Quinn, said it would be good to have a lasting institutional...
  • Democratic platform drafters align on Israeli-Palestinian stance

    06/23/2016 8:01:06 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | June 23, 2016
    Two delegates to the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee — one appointed by Hillary Clinton and the other by Bernie Sanders — said the platform must reflect the hardships faced both by Israelis and Palestinians. [Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., appointed by Sanders and Clinton respectively, said] “Palestinians struggle under an unjust occupation that deprives them of the rights, opportunities and independence that they deserve. That is the reality of a conflict that has gone on for far too long and at a terrible cost.” The statement was released by J Street, the liberal Middle East policy...
  • Luis Gutierrez Paid His Wife Over $300,000 From Campaign Funds

    06/23/2016 7:20:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 23 June 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D., Ill.) has paid his wife and daughters hundreds of thousands of dollars from his campaign’s coffer since 2010, according to campaign finance data. Gutierrez, who was first elected to Congress in 1993, brought his wife, Soraida Gutierrez, onto his campaign’s payroll six years ago to act as his office manager, treasurer, and fundraiser. Soraida Gutierrez was a registered lobbyist in the state of Illinois from 2003 to 2009 before joining Gutierrez for Congress. She has since raked in more than $300,000 for her work on behalf of the committee while being the top recipient of campaign...
  • Jerusalem Post Owners Resign; Face Corruption Charges

    11/17/2003 11:06:43 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 31 replies · 8,759+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | November 18, 2003 | Associated Press
    JERUSALEM POST OWNERS RESIGN; FACE CORRUPTION CHARGES Post To Be Sold, Management Reshuffled Jerusalem Post Publisher Tom Rose, Editor Bret Stephens To Be Replaced By SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer New York-----November 17........ Under heavy pressure from investors, Conrad Black will step down as chief executive of Hollinger International Inc., publisher of the Jerusalem Post and Chicago Sun-Times, and the company may be sold after an internal investigation found that fees had been improperly paid to Black and other senior executives. Several other executives are also leaving Hollinger as part of a management shakeup the company announced early Monday. David...
  • Why Does President Obama’s Twitter Account Follow Porn Stars?

    05/14/2016 8:47:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    fastcompany.com ^ | 5/13/16 | Sarah Kessler
    President Obama’s Twitter account, which is run by his "Organizing for Action" staff, follows 636,000 accounts. Many of them you might expect: Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry. Even Mariah Carey and Snoop Dogg don't really raise an eyebrow. But several accounts on the presidential follow list fit a different theme: Asa Akira, a porn star who has 653,000 followers and, in her Twitter bio, states "I have an award-winning a****le." Joanna Angel (390,000 followers), who describes herself as a "multiple award winning punk porno princess;" Penthouse Pet Of The Year Nikki Benz (808,000 followers); and Ashley Steel (138,000 followers),...
  • Chicago man drives 1,200 miles to deliver 49 handmade wooden crosses to Orlando

    06/19/2016 4:24:02 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides For Dailymail.com
    As Orlando continues to reel a week after the worst mass shooting in US history consumed the city in tragedy, one Chicago man is traveling thousands of miles to deliver comfort. Greg Zanis, 65, drove 1,200 miles from his home to the Orlando Regional Medical Center to deliver 49 wooden crosses he made by hand. Each of the three-foot-tall white crosses bears the name of the 49 victims who were murdered at the gay nightclub Pulse during Latin night on June 12.
  • Singer on Mexican 'The Voice' dies in Chicago after shooting

    06/19/2016 5:44:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    MSN AP ^ | June 19, 2016
    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago singer who appeared on the Mexican version of "The Voice" in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his birthday with friends. The Cook County Medical Examiner's office confirmed that 45-year-old Alejandro "Jano" Fuentes died on Saturday. He was shot three times in the head late Thursday outside his Tras Bambalinas School on Chicago's southwest side.
  • Innocent Chicago woman gunned down outside Starbucks one block from police headquarters

    05/21/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 33 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 21 May 2016 | Christopher Brennan
    A Chicago woman was gunned down coming out of a Starbucks on Friday, the victim of gang-related violence just one block from the city’s police headquarters.
  • Dick Durbin Says No Self-Respecting Sportsman Uses an 'AR-47' to Hunt Deer in Illinois

    06/18/2016 12:59:53 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 190 replies
    BuzzPo ^ | 6/15/2016 | BY ERIC REED
    If you haven’t been keeping up with the gun control debate following the Orlando terrorist attack, many democratic senators are conducting a filibuster of sorts to demand banning certain types of weapons. Illinois senator, Dick Durbin, apparently couldn’t resist speaking on the topic either. Ironically, every word that left Dick Durbin’s mouth made him look like a complete jackass. He claimed that no self-respecting sportsman in his home state of Illinois would ever use an ‘AR-47’ to hunt deer. Senator Durbin is actually correct for two major reasons. First of all, there’s no such thing as an ‘AR-47.’ There’s an...
  • Sen. Cruz: The Admin’s Refusal to Confront Radical Islamic Terrorism Has Made America Less Safe

    06/18/2016 11:32:55 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 34 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 16 , 2016 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today delivered a speech on the Senate floor, emphasizing the need to address the growing threat of radical Islamic terrorism in the wake of the horrific act of terror in Orlando last weekend. Sen. Cruz specifically called on Congress to take up and pass his Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA) and Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act (TRIPA) in order to better secure our country.
  • Rep. Jolly drops out of Florida Senate race as Rubio speculation mounts

    06/17/2016 1:28:30 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 15 replies
    One of the top Florida Republicans running for Marco Rubio's Senate seat announced Friday he's dropping out of the race, fueling speculation that Rubio himself is preparing to reverse course and seek re-election to the seat. Rep. David Jolly, who indicated earlier this week he was getting ready to bow out, confirmed Friday he will seek re-election to the House. "It's clear the opportunity to change Washington, to do right by my community, is to simply ask for the opportunity to keep doing my job," he said in a statement. The move comes as party elders increase pressure on Rubio...
  • WATCH: Ted Cruz Blasts Democrat ‘Political Gamesmanship’ in Wake of Orlando Terror Attack

    06/17/2016 5:19:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 104 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 6/16/2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    On Thursday Senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to address the Islamic terrorist attack in Orlando. The speech he gave should be the standard Republican response to the left’s deflection towards gun-control instead of addressing the real issue at hand: defeating radical Islamic terrorism.
  • Jury finds no racial bias in Rahm Emanuel's security team

    06/16/2016 7:38:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 16, 2016 9:03 PM EDT
    A federal jury has ruled against eight white and Hispanic Chicago police officers who claimed they were victims of racial discrimination after being transferred off Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail. […] The officers claimed they were demoted to make way for less-experienced African-American officers and officers who worked on Emanuel’s campaign. They sued for millions in back pay and lost wages. …
  • Mark Kirk [R(ino)-IL] : Trump 'too bigoted and racist' to be president [ed]

    06/16/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | June 16, 2016 | Nolan D. McCaskill
    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk will not support Donald Trump because the real estate mogul is “too bigoted and racist" for the people of his state, the Republican lawmaker said Thursday.
  • Average Chicago property tax bill up nearly 13 percent

    06/14/2016 2:15:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/14/2016 | Hal Dardick
    Chicago homeowners should brace themselves for sticker shock when they open their mailbox at the end of the month: property tax bills on average 13 percent higher than last year. The big increase is mostly being driven by the record tax increase Mayor Rahm Emanuel engineered last fall to fix city pension funds for police officers and firefighters. Cook County Clerk David Orr released tax rate figures Monday, revealing the practical effects of City Hall's painful decision. The owner of a single-family home with the current average sale price of about $225,000 can expect to see a property tax bill...
  • Vigils held, security increased in Boystown (Obama's old haunts in Chicago)

    06/13/2016 10:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WLS-TV ^ | June 13, 2016 | Michelle Gallardo , Leah Hope and Eric Horng
    Chicago is among the cities around the nation and the world holding vigils almost around the clock. It was also flooded with extra police presence. The Chicago Police Department announced that it is increasing security in the 19th Police District, which includes Lakeview, Lincoln Park and Boystown, in the wake of the massacre at a gay club in Orlando in which 50 people were killed Sunday. "Individuals can also expect to see increased police visibility today at special events throughout the city and along the lakefront," Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. "Officers will also pay special attention to CTA...
  • Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist (What A Moron!!!)

    06/12/2016 4:29:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama's onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection of two forces. First, Holder's tony corporate law firm, Covington & Burling, represents Uber. Also, as Holder sees it, requiring drivers to submit fingerprints may "have a discriminatory impact on communities of color." I was surprised to read about Holder's opposition, as I have trouble seeing Holder as...
  • San Jose Police arrest suspect from Donald Trump rally

    06/12/2016 7:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    KRON-TV ^ | June 11, 2016 | Yama Hazheer
    SAN JOSE (KRON) — Officers arrested a 24-year-old man Friday after they had released a photo of him, along with others, asking the public to help identify suspects connected to assaults that happened during a rally for Donald Trump in San Jose last week. Officers arrested San Jose resident Anthony Yi on suspicion of robbery, assault and battery, according to police. The arrest stems from three separate incidents in which Yi allegedly robbed one victim and then assaulted two other people at the rally, police said. The rally, which drew hundreds of protestors, occurred on June 2 outside the San...
  • A Trump supporter tells what happened inside the UIC Pavillion last Friday night

    06/12/2016 5:47:31 AM PDT · by SteveH · 38 replies
    the illinois review (typepad blog) ^ | march 17, 2016 | suzanne monk
    Image 1-3 It has taken me a few days to be ready to write this, but it's important folks know what happened. I arrived at the rally [Friday afternoon March 11th] around 2:30pm. There were lines around the building on both sides. A small contingent of protestors had gathered on the corner kitty corner from the [Univerity of Illinois - Chicago] Pavillion. There were - what I thought at the time - way too many police. Was I wrong! I met a few friends, grabbed a spot in line, busted out my Uncle Sam hat and Trump flag and sat...
  • Illinois Passes Bill Forcing Every Doctor, Pharmacist and Pregnancy Center to Promote Abortion

    06/11/2016 6:35:35 PM PDT · by Coleus · 65 replies
    Life News ^ | 05.26.16 | Jay Hobbs
    Illinois came one step closer to forcing its pro-life medical community to choose between violating state law and violating deeply held religious conscience Wednesday, as the state’s House approved Senate Bill 1564 and set the legislation on the governor’s desk.  The bill, which would introduce decisive changes to Illinois’ Health Care Right of Conscience Act, passed by a 61-54 margin and now awaits the signature of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.Originally put forward in the summer of 2015, the legislation would require pro-life medical providers, including 51 Illinois nonprofit pregnancy centers offering free services including ultrasound and STI testing, to take...
  • Donald Trump’s Opponents Call for Violence At Rally: ‘Fascism Wants Us to Peacefully Resist’

    06/11/2016 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A flyer circulated before Donald Trump’s Friday rally in Richmond, Virginia, called for violence and declared “passive resistance … has no effect on heartless racists.” Under a headline of “Self-Defense,” the flyer reads: We fully support your right to self-defense, we do not expect you to take a beating by Trump goons in order to “look good.” Your safety is important, protect yourself. Fascism wants us to peacefully resist while it steamrolls us. We take our inspiration from the workers of Spain who rose up by the millions to fight fascism when it came to their country. Passive resistance works...
  • Gallup: Satisfaction With Country Under Obama Is Lowest Since Carter

    06/10/2016 7:21:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 62 replies
    cns news ^ | 10 June, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    <p>According to Gallup, Americans' satisfaction levels with the way things are going in the U.S. are low and President Obama will be leaving office with a lower overall satisfaction average of any president since Jimmy Carter.</p> <p>Only 29% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. according to the Gallup poll conducted during the first week of June.</p>
  • Obama Debate Comments Set Off Firestorm (Obama vs. Hillary 2007 Blast from the Past)

    06/09/2016 1:54:04 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 4 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007; 11:12 PM | By TOM RAUM The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama's offer to meet without precondition with leaders of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words, with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton calling him naive and Obama linking her to President Bush's diplomacy. Older politicians in both parties questioned the wisdom of such a course, while Obama's supporters characterized it as a repudiation of Bush policies of refusing to engage with certain adversaries. It triggered a round of competing memos and statements Tuesday between the chief Democratic presidential rivals. Obama's team portrayed it as a bold stroke; Clinton supporters saw...
  • Clinton: Obama 'Irresponsible & 'Naive' (Were The Words Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Irresponsible?

    07/30/2007 8:09:54 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies · 779+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/24/2007 | Domenico Montanaro
    In an interview with the Quad City Times Clinton called Obama's answer to whether or not he would meet with leaders who oppose the United States "irreponsible" and naive."
  • Hillary Clinton's slur unearthed to hurt Obama (New McCain ad)

    08/07/2008 4:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 146+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 8, 2008 | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The Democrats' acrimonious primary battle came back to haunt Hillary Clinton yesterday, a day before she sets off on her first solo campaign swing for Barack Obama, with John McCain using footage of her attacking the Democratic candidate in a new campaign ad. The ad, which was released on the internet, features a number of Democratic leaders - including Obama - offering praise for McCain. But only Clinton, who is the closing speaker, goes so far as to take a jab at Obama, in footage culled from one of her primary rallies. The ad surfaced a day before Clinton is...
  • So Much for the Clinton-Obama Ticket

    07/29/2007 3:46:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,064+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | July 27, 2007 | Steve Kornacki
    Hillary Clinton called Barack Obama “irresponsible and frankly naďve,” Barack Obama fired back that electing Hillary Clinton could mean “continuing with Bush-Cheney policies,” and finally Hillary Clinton asked, “What’s ever happened to the politics of hope?” So went the first full-throttle front-runners’ spat in the Democratic race, and among the many consequences of the earlier-than-expected (and Hillary-instigated) sniping should be the muting of talk of a Clinton-Obama ticket. On paper, such a pairing would be the perfect recipe for a party hungry to win back the White House and too keep it for some time, with the youthful Mr. Obama...
  • Obama slams Clinton's "cowboy" talk on Iran (Obama wants nice talk and APPEASEMENT with Iran)

    05/16/2008 6:51:26 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 55 replies · 158+ views
    yahoo ^ | 5/4/2008 | Patrick Rucker/reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama accused rival Hillary Clinton of saber rattling toward Iran on Sunday and compared her approach to that of unpopular President George W. Bush. "I think it's language that's reflective of George Bush. We have had a foreign policy of bluster and saber rattling," Obama said of Clinton's threat to "totally obliterate" Iran if it attacked Israel. "It is important that we use language that sends a signal to the world community that we're shifting from the sort of cowboy diplomacy, or lack of diplomacy, that we've seen out of George Bush," the...
  • McCain Criticizes Obama on Al Qaeda ( Obama replies....Hillary ignored)

    02/27/2008 2:38:42 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 276+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 27, 2008 | JOHN M. BRODER
    Senator John McCain, looking ahead to a possible general-election matchup with Senator Barack Obama, attacked Mr. Obama on Wednesday for what he called a weak and naďve approach to the conflict in Iraq and the effort to combat international terrorism. Seizing on a comment from Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, Mr. McCain, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, said that Mr. Obama’s plan to rapidly withdraw American troops from Iraq would leave the country in the hands of Al Qaeda and possibly other terrorist groups. In response to a hypothetical question at the debate, Mr. Obama said that although he intended to...
  • Obama criticizes McCain for 'naive' foreign policy

    05/16/2008 9:29:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies · 123+ views
    yahoo ^ | May 16, 2008 | MIKE GLOVER
    WATERTOWN, S.D. - (AP) Barack Obama laid into John McCain on Friday for advancing a tough-guy foreign policy that he called "naive and irresponsible," serving notice that he's ready to launch a full-throttle challenge to the Republican presidential contender on international relations in the general election campaign. Lumping McCain together with President Bush, Obama declared: "If they want a debate about protecting the United States of America, that's a debate I'm ready to win because George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for." He blamed Bush for policies that enhance the strength of terrorist groups such as...
  • Donald Trump’s Advice to Panicked Republicans: Man Up

    06/08/2016 8:12:23 PM PDT · by detective · 162 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 June 2016 | CARL HULSE
    Donald J. Trump has some advice for panicked Republicans in Washington who are melting down over his most incendiary statements: Man up. “Politicians are so politically correct anymore, they can’t breathe,”Mr. Trump said in an interview Tuesday afternoon as fellow Republicans forcefully protested his ethnically charged criticism of a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the defunct Trump University. “The people are tired of this political correctness when things are said that are totally fine,” he said during an interlude in a day of exceptional stress in the Trump campaign. “It is out of control. It is gridlock with their...
  • Law professor backs Donald Trump’s conflict-of-interest charge against federal judge

    06/09/2016 3:36:52 AM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 8, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    A Washington D.C. law professor has given credence to Donald Trump’s charge that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel has a conflict of interest in a court case involving the likely Republican presidential nominee, saying the judge’s affiliation with a group that advocated for illegal immigrants creates “an appearance of impropriety.” Mr. Curiel’s membership and active role in the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, whether or not it creates an actual bias, is enough to disqualify him from presiding over the case, said Victor Williams, a professor at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law. “The standard isn’t that one...
  • Trump Is Right to be Suspicious of Judge- “La Raza” means “Master Race.”

    06/09/2016 4:25:20 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-9-16 | Matthew Vadum
    Trump Is Right to be Suspicious of Judge And sorry, lefties: “La Raza” means “Master Race.” June 9, 2016 Matthew Vadum    Donald Trump has every right to question the impartiality of a “pro-Mexican” judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit and doing so does not make him a racist or a bigot of any kind. The stampede of weak-kneed Republican office-holders tripping over each other in a frenzied rush to denounce the presumptive GOP nominee for president shows how the Left’s pathological ideas about race continue to dominate the thinking even of so-called conservatives who ought to know better....
  • HE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION REJECTS TRUMP'S RACIST ASSERTIONS

    06/09/2016 4:22:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 63 replies
    THE HISPANIC NATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION REJECTS TRUMP'S RACIST ASSERTIONS Washington, DC –­­­­ The Hispanic National Bar Association represents the interests of nearly 54 million Hispanics/Latinos in the United States, which is approximately 17% of the U.S. population. By his recent derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants, Donald Trump’s disrespect of such a large segment of the population of America is not only unbelievable, but outright wrong. His comment that Mexico only sends rapists and criminals to the United States reveals a racist nature that cannot and will not go unnoticed by the Hispanic National Bar Association nor the Latino community. Those...
  • Chicago Tribune: NRA Exaggerating Hillary Clinton's Threat To Gun Rights

    05/29/2016 10:33:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    On May 26, the Chicago Tribune published an editorial in which it claimed the NRA is exaggerating Hillary Clinton’s threat to gun rights. Focusing on the Supreme Court, the Tribune claimed there is no guarantee that Republicans would confirm Clinton’s appointees to the highest court, and even if they did, there is no guarantee those justices would revisit landmark decisions like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) or McDonald v. Chicago (2010).
  • Nets Cover Gorilla Death 54x More Than Chicago Shootings

    06/01/2016 5:16:32 PM PDT · by russbart · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Katie Yoder
    The broadcast networks routinely prioritize animal life over human life. This Memorial Day weekend was no exception.
  • Ronald Reagan’s Son: My Dad Wouldn’t Support Trump

    06/08/2016 7:24:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 110 replies
    Monday saw many of Donald Trump's fellow Republicans express their displeasure at his comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel, whom Trump says can't make an impartial ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage. Newt Gingrich called his attacks "inexcusable," and Paul Ryan said the comments are "based on reasoning I don't relate to." But the GOP front-runner also received a rebuff from beyond the grave from one of the most important Republican figureheads of all time: Ronald Reagan. Okay, so Reagan didn't actually manifest to dissuade voters from supporting Trump — instead, his son Michael Reagan...
  • Under Dem pressure, Sanders giving mixed messages on post-primary plans

    06/07/2016 12:49:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2016 | Fox News
    Bernie Sanders is blasting out mixed messages about his presidential campaign plans once the dust settles from Tuesday’s last major batch of primaries – on one hand vowing to fight to the convention, and on the other saying he’ll “assess” his options Wednesday, as he returns home to Burlington. The speculation is swirling as Sanders faces mounting pressure from senior Democrats to step aside and let likely nominee Hillary Clinton charge ahead in the general election battle against Donald Trump. President Obama reportedly is expected to get behind Clinton in a matter of days. But Sanders’ plans are the big...
  • San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo gave police stand down order during anti-Trump riots

    06/05/2016 11:58:24 PM PDT · by Syncro · 105 replies
    fireandreamitchell ^ | June 4, 2016 | admin
    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo gave police stand down order during anti-Trump riots So why was San Jose’s police department so bad in controlling the anti-Trump riots this week? Turns out Mayor Sam Liccardo gave the police a stand down order during the riots. Sam Liccardo is a card carrying Hillary Clinton supporter and far left nut job. San Jose is a shit hole, so now it all makes perfect sense. LIccardo had the nerve to blame the victims of mob attacks after a Trump speech, a lot of whom were waving Mexican flags. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo gave...
  • Lets change Facebook profiles to stand for the victims of Democrat violence (vanity)

    06/03/2016 10:05:11 PM PDT · by AndyTheBear · 18 replies
    vanity | June 3, 2016 | AndyTheBear
    I am not normally one to use Facebook politically, but I am so pissed about the un-American thuggish mobs that I decided to change my Facebook profile picture to one of the girls who had been beaten with the caption: "I stand for the victims of the Democrat party's violent intolerance of dissent." Please join me and do the same. Find a compelling picture of a victim and post it as your profile picture in protest of the violence in the Democrat party and support for their victims. If asked how long my friends and family must see these profile...
  • Rush: The leftist attack on Trump fans in San Jose is anti-American — and it’ll backfire

    06/03/2016 4:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 3, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Via the Daily Rushbo, right on both counts. It wasn’t so much an anti-Trump riot, Limbaugh notes, as an anti-Trump-supporter riot “since they are really violently protesting … American citizens exercising their constitutional right to express their political opinion.” Indeed. Anti-American, straight up. And the more violence there is aimed at Trump and his fans, especially by people waving Mexican flags, the more swing voters will conclude that an authoritarian whose centerpiece proposal involves a border wall might be just what the doctor ordered after all. He’s also right that some well-known lefties were quick to denounce the riot last...
  • Minneapolis union leader: 'Black Lives Matter is a terrorist organization'

    06/03/2016 1:26:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Police One ^ | June 2, 2016 | Staff
    MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis police union president spoke out against Black Lives Matter activists at a press conference following the second probe of a fatal police shooting Wednesday. WCCO reported Lt. Bob Kroll told reporters the group contributed to the “disruption and takeover” of a police precinct in the wake of the Jamar Clark protests. Clark, 24, was fatally shot by officers during his arrest Nov. 15 and his death sparked weeks of unrest. “I don’t see Black Lives Matter as a voice for the black community in Minneapolis,” he told reporters. “The disruption, the, you know, they firebombed the...
  • 'Red State' Editors Supoort Democrat Mob Attacks on American Trump Supporters (trunc.)

    06/05/2016 12:01:29 PM PDT · by libstripper · 32 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | June 4. 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Embittered "#NeverTrump" consultants and bloggers are ragging on Republican voters who support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump telling them they "deserve to be beaten" as Americans are chased down and assaulted for merely attending a political rally.
  • Hillary Clinton blames rally violence on Trump: ‘He lowered the bar’

    06/05/2016 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Gennie · 78 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, June 5, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    The violence seen at recent Donald Trump rallies largely can be blamed on the Republican presidential candidate himself, Hillary Clinton charged Sunday, saying Mr. Trump created an environment in which unrest can thrive. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Mrs. Clinton unequivocally condemned all violence, but said Mr. Trump deserves the lion’s share of the blame and that anti-Trump demonstrators are merely responding in kind.
  • Why That Texas Town is Named “Palestine”

    02/19/2003 2:34:09 PM PST · by anotherview · 38 replies · 646+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 19 February 2003 | Dr. Rafael Medoff
    opinion Why That Texas Town is Named “Palestine” Dr. Rafael Medoff 19 February 2003 The fact that the space shuttle Columbia broke apart in the vicinity of a Texas town named “Palestine” has been the subject of much conversation in the Middle East. In Cairo, the New York Times reports, “the average cafe denizen” noted the presence of an Israeli astronaut on board, as well as the reports “that it apparently began crumbling over Palestine, Texas,” and concluded that Allah was punishing America for supporting Israel. In the Gulf kingdom known as the United Arab Emirates, a newspaper columnist expressed...
  • Mystery Triangles Revisit Illinois: Are Military Aircraft Involved?

    06/03/2016 6:54:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    mysteriousuniverse.org ^ | 05/31/2016 | Micah Hanks
    May 22, 2016, as outlined in MUFON case 76537, in which an Illinois based witness had been commuting between locations near Spring Grove in McHenry County, Illinois. The event occurred at approximately 9:30 PM local time. The observer reported seeing a large, triangular aircraft “at an estimated height of 200 feet above ground,” which the witness was able to drive close enough to nearly pass directly under it. The driver turned around and returned to the location, and over the course of one minute the aircraft began to execute an apparent banking turn, in which it angled one of its...
  • Column: Why is Illinois really circling the drain?

    06/03/2016 2:12:12 PM PDT · by Carl Vehse · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 2, 2016 | Eric Zorn
    "The Democrats have spent our state into the toilet for 30 years" — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, speaking to reporters Tuesday in Springfield "Nice sound bite! And he's right about the plumbing situation. Without question, Illinois' financial condition is metaphorically akin to unpleasant substances found deep in the commode, and it's getting worse every day the nearly yearlong budget stalemate continues."
  • Small-town watchdogs search for misconduct, misspending

    06/02/2016 11:03:43 AM PDT · by Pollard · 9 replies
    They are the muckrakers of the farm fields, bloodhounds for small-town waste and corruption, self-appointed guardians of taxpayer money who comb through the books of municipal governments all across Illinois in search of misconduct and misspending. Kirk Allen and John Kraft call themselves the Edgar County Watchdogs. Others call them busybodies with too much time on their hands.
  • Understanding The Changes With the RNC Hispanic Media Director and Beyond

    06/02/2016 10:11:17 AM PDT · by onyx · 17 replies
    Understanding The Changes With the RNC Hispanic Media Director and Beyond… Posted on June 2, 2016 by sundance The Washington Post reports today that Ruth Guerra, RNC Hispanic Media Director, has resigned and will be replaced by Jeb Bush GOPe operative and campaign adviser Helen Aguirre Ferre.Leaving the RNC Ruth Guerra will now go to American Action Network an organization that aides enlistment of, and protection for, Republican House members. Helen Ferre will take up the Media Director position in DC and work with GOPe/RNC leadership including Paul Ryan.Understanding The Shift – To understand what’s going on, a person must first...
  • Professor Resigns to Protest Freedom of Speech [semi-satire]

    05/29/2016 10:30:04 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Contending that "so-called free speech is delusional," DePaul University sociology professor Dr. Shu-Ju Cheng has resigned her post in protest. The event that spurred Dr. Cheng's protest was the aborted speech of Milo Yiannopolis on the University's campus last week. Despite paying the University for security, student thugs were permitted to seize the stage and disrupt the speech. Cheng was outraged, not that thugs were allowed to drown out views with which they disagreed, but that Yiannopolis was invited "to air his anti-progressive message." "The whole concept of freedom of speech is an antiquated idea derived from dead white men,"...
  • Chicago Shooting Crisis.How Will They Build The Obama Library Now?

    06/01/2016 7:00:01 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 22 replies
    Welcome To Chicago.Bring your own body armor. How many shootings were there in May? And to think this is the place where they plan to build the Obama Library?, You have to wonder if any construction worker would be having second thoughts now with so many stray bullets flying in all directions. Maybe they need to relocate the planned 200/300 sq.foot Obama library elsewhere? Maybe some place much more safer like Baltimore and Detroit?