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  • Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative (Barf)

    07/17/2016 7:10:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 63 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | July 13, 2016
    Former IL Republican Party Chair Says Trump Can't Win, Hillary Better Alternative CHICAGO - Former Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady, told Bill Cameron on "Connected to Chicago" that Donald Trump "cannot win the election." Brady, who is a Kasich delegate to the Republican National Convention, said there's still an outside chance that Trump will not receive the nomination. Brady told Cameron that Trump's solutions are not Republican solutions and that Trump's lack of organization ensures he will lose. Brady said neither Abe Lincoln or Ronald Reagan would attend this year's convention because of Trump, and that he's not surprised...
  • Will Barack Obama Run for Governor of Illinois?

    07/16/2016 4:50:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 66 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 12, 2016 | Will Reynolds
    President Obama’s nostalgic speech in Springfield has local politicos wondering what he has planned after leaving the White House. “I miss you guys,” Obama said during an address in the Illinois statehouse on the anniversary of his Presidential campaign announcement. He returned to his frequent theme of bringing civility and compromise to politics. Next year I’ll still hold the most important title of all, and that’s the title of citizen. And as an American citizen, I understand that our progress is not inevitable — our progress has never been inevitable. It must be fought for, and won by all of...
  • Mike Pence’s Chicago Ties: His Irish Grandfather Settled On South Side

    07/15/2016 4:59:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 89 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | CRAIG DELLIMORE
    (CBS) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was raised in the Hoosier state, but he says he has a strong, personal connection to Chicago. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from the Loop. Pence says his grandfather emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1923 and came to Chicago, where he drove a bus for 40 years. In a speech to the City Club of Chicago in December 2014, he said his parents grew up on the South Side.
  • Shotguns to be removed from Chicago Police

    07/14/2016 3:10:43 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Thursday, July 14, 2016 Bye Bye Shotguns? An interesting missive out of the Chief of Patrol's Office this week: Commencing the week of 18 July 2016 through 22 July 2016, there will be a District shotgun and ammunition turn-in. The purpose of this weapon turn-in is to collect the shotguns, reconcile the inventory and later repurpose the weapons if necessary. [emphasis added - SCC] There's an attached matrix for every district and unit to bring the shotguns in - and the Districts may not get them back. One of the more versatile weapons in the Department inventory is being removed...
  • Chicago’s Collapse Has Begun

    07/13/2016 4:10:26 AM PDT · by detective · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2016 | Michael Bargo, Jr
    The city of Detroit, now famous as an economic disaster, began its decline when it lost jobs. This was accompanied by a loss of population, a rapid rise in poverty, increasing dependence upon federal entitlement programs and an unstoppable downward economic spiral. Puerto Rico is now undergoing an economic collapse sparked not by population loss but by excessive government spending. Chicago is in the same situation. Government overspending and over taxation comes first, population loss follows. Chicago is technically bankrupt. Its expenditures have exceeded its receipts for about ten years. All big rust belt cities in the Midwest, East, and...
  • Driver plows through 'Black Lives Matter' protesters in southern IL

    07/12/2016 7:55:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 94 replies
    KFVS 12 ^ | July 11, 2016 | Giacomo Luca
    The driver of an SUV plowed through a group of protesters during a “Black Lives Matters” march in southern Illinois on Sunday, July 10.According to Carbondale police, at around 10 p.m., officers began to monitor demonstrators who began marching along Washington Street in Carbondale.Police say they continued marching throughout the downtown streets, briefly assembled in front of the Carbondale Police Department, before returning to the Town Square Pavilion.According to police, as they were returning to the pavilion, a vehicle tried to drive through the demonstrators in the 200 block of East Main Street while they were blocking traffic.You can see...
  • SWAT has ‘person of interest’ in custody after Chicago’s active shooting threat

    07/10/2016 8:50:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WQAD-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Sarah Tisinger
    Chicago police say a person of interest is in custody after shots were fired at officers on the Far South Side early Sunday, reports WGN. The SWAT team was called to a hostage barricade situation in Chicago's East Side neighborhood. Police say someone fired shots at an officer near the 10300 block of South Avenue N in the East Side neighborhood at 3:38 a.m. The officer was not injured and police did not return fire, but the suspects reportedly fled into nearby homes...
  • Did White House plant Gates question?

    07/28/2009 4:55:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 16 replies · 1,333+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 26, 2009 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Although the reporter involved denies she coordinated with the White House, speculation abounds over the genesis of the press conference inquiry last week by Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, whose question about Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. prompted a national race scandal involving President Obama. Several blogs have picked up on unanswered questions surrounding the event and have speculated that the White House may have coordinated the question. "Sweet was prepped, planted and performed on cue," was the title of a piece on The Real Barack Obama blog. "Lynn Sweet has earned her bones as a...
  • AP Pic Of Biden Trashing American Flag Up On Yahoo

    09/07/2008 5:53:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 84 replies · 557+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 08/28/2008 | (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., his wife, Jill, center, and Michelle Obama, wife of Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., applaud during talk on the final night at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
  • Former Congressman Joe Walsh tells 'cop hater' Obama to 'watch out': 'This is now war

    07/08/2016 9:16:10 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    The Wrap (via AOL) ^ | Jul 8th 2016 | THOM GEIER
    Former Illinois Congressman turned conservative radio host Joe Walsh went on a twitter rant following the deadly sniper attack on Dallas police officers Thursday, including a now-deleted message that read: "This is now war. Watch out Obama." Walsh, a Republican who represented Illinois' 8th district from 2011 to 2013 before becoming a syndicated radio host, delivered a series of tweets that criticized President Barack Obama and suggested that the president was a "cop hater" no different from "the thugs on the street."
  • David Horowitz on where Black Lives Matter came from

    07/07/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 13, 2016 | David Horowitz
    "The mob that came to disrupt the Trump rally in Chicago was neither spontaneous nor innocent, nor new. It was a mob that has been forming ever since the Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization in 1999, whose target was global capitalism. The Seattle rioters repeated their outrages for the next two years and then transformed itself into the so-called “anti-war” movement to save the Saddam dictatorship in Iraq. Same leaders, funders and troops. The enemy was always America and its Republican defenders. When Obama invaded countries and blew up families in Muslim countries, there was no anti-war movement...
  • Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans

    07/07/2016 10:16:51 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 89 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/7/16 | Sean Sullivan and Philip Rucker
    Donald Trump’s private meeting Thursday with Senate Republicans — designed to foster greater party unity ahead of the national convention in Cleveland — grew combative as the presumptive presidential nominee admonished three senators who have been critical of his candidacy and predicted they would lose their reelection bids, according to two Republican officials with direct knowledge of the exchanges. Trump’s most tense exchange was with Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), who has been vocal in his concerns about the business mogul’s candidacy, especially his rhetoric and policies on immigration that the senator argues alienate many Latino voters and others in Arizona....
  • Chicago on the Brink:A retreat from proactive policing has unleashed mayhem in the city.

    07/07/2016 7:37:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    City Journal ^ | July 7, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    Violence in Chicago is reaching epidemic proportions. In the first five months of 2016, someone was shot every two and a half hours and someone murdered every 14 hours, for a total of nearly 1,400 nonfatal shooting victims and 240 fatalities. Over Memorial Day weekend, 69 people were shot, nearly one per hour, dwarfing the previous year’s tally of 53 shootings over the same period. The violence is spilling over from the city’s gang-infested South and West Sides into the downtown business district; Lake Shore Drive has seen drive-by shootings and robberies.
  • Emanuel defends record property tax hike as bills hit mailboxes (Chicago)

    07/07/2016 5:35:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/5/2016 | Fran Spielman
    Five days after agreeing to raise property taxes by another $250 million for teachers pensions, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the record increase for police and fire pensions and school construction reflected in property tax bills now landing like a thud in Chicago mailboxes.The mayor was asked if he had “any words of consolation” for those taxpayers “stunned or even outraged” by their property tax bills, which reflect the $588 million property tax increase approved by the City Council last fall. His response essentially was, “I told you so.”
  • What I've Learned: Jorge Ramos (On Donald Trump)

    07/06/2016 3:13:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Esquire ^ | 7/6/2016 | Cal Fussman
    For years, Jorge Ramos has been the face of Univision, America's most influential Spanish-language news channel. Although seen by millions of people, for a time he was largely unknown to just as many. But then he stood up to Donald Trump, further solidifying himself as the voice of Latino voters. He also does a show for millennial viewers on Fusion, which broadens his base. It's been a long journey for the fifty-eight-year-old, who came to America as an immigrant and, as he says here, is inspired by de Tocqueville. I learned very early on that I had to question everything,...
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    GCaptain.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hĺrfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • TRINITY CHURCH MEMBERS REVEAL OBAMA SHOCKER (2012)

    07/03/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 55 replies
    WND ^ | 2 October 12 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – Ten years ago, the New York Times reported on a growing underground subculture in the black community known as Down Low, comprised largely of men who secretly engage in homosexual activity while living “straight” lives in public. It’s within that subtext that opposition researchers for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign began investigating rumors that Rev. Jeremiah Wright was running a “matchmaking service” for members of his Trinity United Church of Christ known as the Down Low Club, which included Barack Obama. Over the past several months, WND investigators have interviewed a number of members of the church...
  • Residents evacuated after reports of explosives at Wauconda (IL) home (125 homes emptied)

    06/30/2016 8:16:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 30, 2016
    WAUCONDA, Ill. (WLS) -- Wauconda police say they are evacuating an area around a house in the 400-block of Lakeshore Boulevard in Wauconda after receiving a tip that a man may have explosives in his home. Police say they have a suspect in custody and are evacuating the interior of a perimeter set up around the home to complete a search. According to police, earlier Thursday the suspect threatened an employee at a business, saying he wanted to lure the police to his home with the intention of blowing them up. According to police, the suspect said he is terminally...
  • Missing Cat Found Living Just Down the Block for Over 2 Years, But No Happy Reunion in Sight

    06/30/2016 1:40:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    KFOR ^ | JUNE 30, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    One cat. Two families. And, a whole lot of mystery about what happened over the past two and a half years. One woman said her cat went missing in September of 2013. Another woman said a cat was begging to come into her home at exactly the same time. She and her husband let it in and kept the cat for two and a half years, claiming they couldn’t locate the owner. Meanwhile, the original owner has been living three doors away from the cat and never knew it all this time Joey is the Himalayan cat at the center...
  • Obama’s DOJ to ‘Look Into’ Challenging SCOTUS on Executive Amnesty

    06/29/2016 4:52:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6/28/2016 | Brandon Darby
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is looking into options to challenge a Supreme Court ruling that effectively determined a lower court’s decision neutering President Obama’s executive amnesty would stand. The ruling would help to prevent Obama from ignoring U.S. laws and from allowing many illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without deportation. The statements from Attorney General Lynch were made during an interview with Reuters. The Reuters writer appears to have confused the ruling, as SCOTUS did not make the decision to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, they simply tied in their decision–which led to the Fifth Circuit’s ruling...
  • Republican Judge Richard A. Posner: F*** the Constitution

    06/28/2016 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/27/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    Judge Richard A. Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has published an op-ed at Slate declaring that the U.S. Constitution is a waste of time. Posner writes: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course...
  • VIDEO: ISIS Threatens San Francisco — Sort Of

    06/27/2016 9:17:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon, Jun 27, 2016 | Max DeNike
    San Francisco has the unfortunate honor of appearing in a new propaganda video for the Islamic State released Sunday, no doubt to coincide with the city’s massive Pride celebration, since persecution of LGBT people is a hallmark of deranged fundamentalists. Several alleged terrorists appear on screen to praise Omar Mateen, the Orlando gay nightclub shooter, and Larossi Abballa, the man who attacked a French police officer and his family June 13, the day after the Orlando shooting. The trio reportedly encourages more attacks in the U.S. and Europe, and this is when the footage of San Francisco starts to roll...
  • Harbinger Of The Future: 7 Times Militant Progressive Left Used Violence To Shut Down Trump

    06/25/2016 12:56:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 25, 2016 | Nicholas Gilbertson
    As presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump gears up for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July – where he is almost certain to face angry progressive protesters – Breitbart News has compiled a list of the worst examples of anti-Trump violence so far this year. Below is a list of some of the most violent progressive demonstrations that have happened at Trump events across the country throughout the GOP primaries—a harbinger of what is likely to come in the days, weeks and months ahead. In one case, an anti-Trump protester even tried to murder Trump just this week. As...
  • (Video) Sarah Palin Impresses GOP: Sold-Out Crowd, Big Money Raised & Obama Smack Down

    05/12/2010 8:09:52 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 12 replies · 561+ views
    2 videos posted of Sarah Palin in Obama's home tuff (not Kenyan or Hawaii but Chicago). News reported 4,100 showed up to see Sarah Palin. The Governor also impressed Illinois’ top Republicans willing to spend $500 to $25,000 at a fund-raiser for the state party.
  • Go Adam G!

    02/02/2010 2:04:24 PM PST · by Thebaddog · 40 replies · 902+ views
    vanity | 2.2.10 | self
    I voted in Chicago for Adam Andrzejewski! He's going to do the unthinkable here in the belly of the beast. Turnout was light. And Chicago Lady, Rosanna Pulido was on the ballot as well. This could be Hugh!
  • Illinois GOP candidate snags endorsement from Lech Walesa

    01/29/2010 3:23:23 PM PST · by jmcenanly · 9 replies · 324+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/28/10 05:14 PM ET | Michael O'Brien
    The famous Polish dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa will campaign in Illinois on Friday on behalf of a Republican candidate for governor. Walesa, the co-founder of the Polish trade union Solidarity, which contributed to the fall of communism in Poland, will hit the campaign trail on behalf of Adam Andrzejewski, an Illinois businessman running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the state. Walesa will speak at a luncheon, as well as help with a fundraiser, and speak to media during a barnstorming of northern Illinois on Friday said Brian McDaniel, a spokesman for Andrzejewski.
  • Pat O'Malley to Endorse Adam Andrzejewski Republican for IL Governor: Analysis

    01/19/2010 6:15:58 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies · 291+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | January 19, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    First let me begin by stating the following commentary is not an endorsement of Adam Andrzejewski's gubernatorial bid who is seeking the GOP nomination in the February 2nd primary. But I must provide full disclosure regarding my prior relationship with former state Sen. Patrick O'Malley. My wife Julie and I know O'Malley well. He was our state Senator when we lived in Crestwood, Illinois in southwest Cook County. We care for him deeply and always will. As a private citizen, I supported his bid for the GOP gubernatorial primary in 2002. Then-Attorney General Jim Ryan went on to defeat O'Malley...
  • Illinois Measure Would Create Advisory Council for Muslims

    06/24/2016 8:02:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 64 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...