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  • Illinois Medical Marijuana Applicants Trending Female, Older

    10/05/2015 10:20:08 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 13 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Oct 4, 2015 | Carla K. Johnson
    The patient most commonly seeking a doctor's blessing to use medical marijuana in Illinois is an older woman in Cook County with either severe fibromyalgia or cancer, according to data published Thursday in a report to the Legislature. The eight-page report is straightforward and makes no predictions about the future of the state's medical marijuana pilot program, which Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner inherited from his Democratic predecessor, Pat Quinn. The Illinois Department of Public Health compiled the data to fulfill a requirement in the medical marijuana law to report on the program annually to lawmakers. The report shows more than...
  • Redflex Tries To Win Back Shareholders (red light and speed cameras )

    10/05/2015 6:26:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper. ^ | 9/30/2015
    Redflex red light cameras and speed camera deployments have dropped by half as municipalities reject automated enforcement. Only a few years ago, Redflex Traffic Systems was at the top of its game. Stock analysts saw unlimited growth potential in the Australian firm that once operated more red light cameras and speed cameras in the United States than anyone else. Redflex was so confident about its bright future that it rebuffed Macquarie Bank's 2011 buyout offer at $2.75 a share. Today, Redflex trades at 24 cents per share, a top executive has been found guilty on federal corruption charges and the...
  • America's Most Dangerous Cities (Still) Run By Democrats

    In 2012 the Daily Caller Ran this article which showed that 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities in America were run by democrats. (other 2 independents) So I looked into and found the current ten cities with the highest murder rates. And found the results are quite similar with at least 8 out of 10 of the most dangerous cities (ones with highest murder rates) still being run by democrats. 1 East St. Louis, IL (Emeka-Jackson Hicks,Democrat) 2 Camden, NJ (Donna Red, Democrat) 3 Gary, IN (Karen Freeman Wilson, Democrat) 4 Chester, PA (John A...
  • More Than 50 People Shot for the Second Weekend in a Row in Chicago

    10/02/2015 7:04:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 44 replies ^ | 10-2-15 | Trace William Cowen
    Four people were killed and 52 wounded during shootings across Chicago over the weekend. After multiple weekends in a row of increased violence in the city, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging a fresh and more proactive approach to gun control. The latest incidents, including the murder of a pregnant mother, come on the heels of two weekends in a row with more than 50 shootings in Chicago: At least 2,300 people have been shot in Chicago this year alone, according to the Chicago Tribune. According to their analysis, that's roughly 400 more incidents than during the same period in...
  • DOJ Sues Town for Nixing Rezoning Plan to Build Islamic Temple

    10/02/2015 11:35:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2, 2015
    In its latest effort to protect Muslim rights in the United States the Obama Justice Department is suing an Illinois town for denying a rezoning application to convert an office building into an Islamic temple. Failing to approve plans for the Islamic worship center violates a 2000 law known as the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), according to a Department of Justice (DOJ) lawsuit filed this week in federal court. The accused are lawmakers in Des Plaines, a Chicago suburb with a population of about 60,000. In 2013 the Des Plaines City Council voted 5-3 to reject...
  • Shootings, Murders Spike In Chicago In September

    10/01/2015 6:08:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    CBS (Chicago) ^ | October 1, 2015
    CHICAGO (CBS) — While overall crime is down since last year, Chicago saw a big increase in fatal shootings last month, which was the deadliest September in more than a decade. Compared to the first nine months of last year, murders were up 21 percent through the end of September. Shooting incidents were up 19 percent, and the number of shooting victims was up 14 percent. Overall crime – including robberies, burglaries, and thefts – was down 7 percent.
  • See, I told you so: Trey Gowdy is a fake conservative

    09/30/2015 7:49:48 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Sep. 30, 2015
    Exhibit A: Amnesty Congressman Luis Gutierrez’ record speaks for itself, but here’s a taste: In July, Gutierrez dismissed the death of Kate Steinle at the hands of an illegal immigrant in a sanctuary city as “a little thing”… Most recently, Gutierrez proposed legislation granting illegal immigrants access to Obamacare. Trey Gowdy and Luis Gutierrez are close friends… (SNIP) After Boehner’s shocking announcement Friday, he secretly urged Gowdy to run for leader…
  • Step Aside Detroit: There Is A New "Worst" City For Housing In The U.S.

    09/30/2015 7:28:21 AM PDT · by smartyaz · 19 replies
    zh ^ | 09/29/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It will come as no surprise that the west, with San Diego, is where the gains are still frothiest: after all the Chinese "hot money" exporters are rushing to park their funds before the exit door slams shut, and are doing so as close to home as possible. What was surprising is the other end of the spectrum, because as Case-Shiller clearly shows, Detroit - after staging a brief dead cat bounce in the aftermath of its bankruptcy and since sliding once again - may no longer be the worst city for home prices in the US. It has now...
  • WGN:Thousand of Bodies Could be Unearthed in Road Improvement Project (Chicago)

    09/28/2015 7:15:56 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies
    Yahooo ^ | 9-28-15 | WGN
    could be as many as 10,000 bodies buried under what is now Oak Pak Avenue in Chicago. The area was once the grounds of a Cook County poorhouse and later an asylum for the mentally ill. (video report)
  • Former GOP Illinois Mayor attacks Federal Judiciary and urges reform

    09/28/2015 8:39:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/28/15 | Bill McIntosh
    Bill McIntosh interviews Federal judicial reform activist Chuck Panici The story of Chuck Panici, four times GOP mayor of Chicago Heights, Illinois, from 1975 to 1991; skilled political strategist is, both a great saga and a sad one. He turned around a seemingly hopeless municipality, brought fresh water from Lake Michigan to his town: built municipal buildings and built a coalition around his effort that united people across racial and ethnic lines. His bright future changed dramatically however in the aftermath of Chicago Heights city council member Nick LoBue´s name coming up repeatedly during Chicago mob boss Albert Tocco´s Federal...
  • Roskam: Republicans Gather Enough Votes For Special Conference To Slow Down Speakership Election

    09/28/2015 5:42:28 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies ^ | 27 Sep 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    (Washington, DC) Republicans in the House of Representatives have banded together to ensure a cooperative debate on strategy and party disagreements before House GOP conference chairwoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) can try to help House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) take Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)’s ’s soon-to-be-vacated job as House Speaker, and instead force a special extended conference meeting that can now happen without McMorris Rodgers’ approval. The debate is enabled by Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), who was circulating a letter to his colleagues calling for debate on the Speakership process. At least 50 fellow GOP members have...
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Cubs clinch first playoff spot since '08 with Giants' elimination (Mets,Jays,Pirates in too!)

    09/26/2015 6:16:10 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 36 replies
    ESPN ^ | 9/26/15
    The Chicago Cubs have clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008. The Cubs were assured of at least an NL wild-card slot Friday night when San Francisco lost to Oakland 5-4, eliminating the Giants from playoff contention. The sign outside Wrigley Field lit up with "Cubs Clinch Postseason Berth'' after it became official late Friday night. Fans gathered around to take pictures and mark Chicago's return for the first time since 2008.
  • He’s baaack! Bill Ayers reveals shocking reason for Obama win

    09/26/2015 5:17:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    WND ^ | 9/26/15 | Aaron Klein
    In an interview with the Yale college newspaper published on Friday, Weather Underground terrorist group co-founder Bill Ayers said he believes his association with Barack Obama got the politician elected president in 2008. “That whole narrative blew up because no one could figure out how to run against Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton started it all by saying we don’t know who this guy is and he has sketchy friends (myself),” Ayers told the weekend supplement of the Yale Daily News, referring to controversy over his relationship with Obama. “I like to think that his association with me got him...
  • Rhode Island Averts Pension Disaster Without Raising Taxes

    09/25/2015 3:40:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 25 Sept 2015 | MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    But Ms. Raimondo was able to revamp her state’s pension system, keeping some of the traditional structure while lowering the cost, and surviving lawsuits by workers and retirees who called her moves unconstitutional. Mr. Emanuel’s attempts to rein in pension costs, in contrast, have been thrown out by a judge, leading to his appeal this week for a big tax increase
  • Dem Rep: Challenge Pope on Abortion, Gays, But Not Illegals, Income Redistribution

    09/23/2015 6:34:16 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    To quote the Church Lady: isn't that conv-e-e-e-e-nient? On Chris Hayes' MSNBC show tonight, Dem congressman Luis Gutierrez claimed that while he was "challenged" by the Catholic church's teachings on abortion and gay rights and found them "difficult" [but not difficult enough to change his standard liberal positions], no one can really argue the Pope's positions on illegal immigration and income inequality. View the video here.
  • Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuel’s private email use

    09/24/2015 1:05:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 3:48 PM EDT
    The Chicago Tribune is suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel over claims he violated open records laws for failing to disclose personal emails and texts used to conduct city business. Thursday’s lawsuit asks a judge to force the former White House chief of staff to produce documents. The lawsuit argues that the newspaper’s Freedom of Information Act requests to Emanuel’s administration have been “met with a pattern of non-compliance, partial compliance, delay and obfuscation.” …
  • Chicago TV Station Wishes Jews A Happy Yom Kippur With Nazi Emblem

    09/24/2015 7:01:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 60 replies
    TPM ^ | 9-24-15 | Katherine Krueger
    A Chicago television news station made a truly unfortunate art choice to accompany a segment on the Jewish High Holidays on Wednesday: the yellow Star of David that Jews were legally required to wear during the Holocaust. The stock photo was first flagged by a Chicago editor, who posted a screenshot of the WGN news broadcast online. The station responded to apologize for the art choice about 30 minutes later, and said in a tweet the image was "inadvertently" used. In a statement posted online, the station said the picture came from its image bank, and they "failed to recognize...
  • Living large on the public dime

    09/21/2015 9:56:44 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 3 replies
    The ^ | September 20, 2015 | Molly Parker
    “I tell everybody we’re just like the state of Illinois,” he said then. “We lived it up too good. And we didn’t see this coming and we thought it would last forever and when the (federal) cuts came, we weren’t in a position to handle it."
  • Chicago residents face ‘perfect storm’ of tax hikes

    09/21/2015 3:06:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21, 2015 | Ruth Ravve
    Chicago already is one of the most expensive cities in the world -- No. 7, according to a report by financial firm UBS. But the cost of living soon could rise even more, if Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his way. The Windy City mayor is pushing a $500 million property tax increase, the largest in the city's history, as a way to balance an almost $700 million deficit. On top of that, surrounding Cook County just raised the sales tax to the highest in the nation, at 10.25 percent, while considering a hodgepodge of other fees. And the state...
  • Politico sat on allegations Lois Lerner had prior history of targeting conservatives

    03/12/2015 11:16:29 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-12-15 | T. Becket Adams
    Politico scored a journalistic coup with its exclusive 2014 profile on Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency's targeting of conservative groups. But a former Illinois lawmaker who said Politico contacted him repeatedly that year with questions regarding claims he was targeted by Lerner in the mid-1990s has been left wondering why the news group chose to ignore his documented dealings with the former federal official. "I was shocked," Al Salvi told the Washington Examiner's media desk, describing what he characterizes as several "lengthy" interviews with Politico reporter Rachael Bade. Lerner went after his 1996...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • The Scheming Marxist Architect of Obamacare, Robert Creamer, Helped Sell the Iran Deal

    09/20/2015 5:11:44 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 11 replies ^ | 2015 September 14 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton (h/t Judy Weddle)
    [picture of Robert Creamer] Looks like the Marxist architect of Obamacare also had a major say in putting forth the Iran Deal. Robert Creamer was convicted in 2005 for tax violations and bank fraud. He served time and was under house arrest. While in prison, he crafted the core underpinnings of Obamacare. Creamer is a political consultant who is very close to Barack Obama and is married to Jan Schakowsky, the Marxist Congresswoman from Illinois. While on the inside, he wrote, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win. Obamacare was only the first major step in...
  • Chicago Adds Ridiculous 9% "Cloud Tax" on Netflix and Other Streaming Services

    09/18/2015 11:04:20 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jason Snead
    Streaming companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime are revolutionizing how Americans consume media content. These wildly popular services enable ubiquitous and virtually instantaneous access to expansive catalogues of music, movies, and TV shows. Streaming is big business, and Chicago wants a piece of the action. On Sept. 1, the city’s controversial new “cloud tax” went into effect, extending a 9-percent “amusement tax” into the digital realm. Streaming the latest Taylor Swift album and binge-watching House of Cards is about to get a whole lot more expensive in the Windy City. In addition to its amusement tax, Chicago is extending...
  • The ‘Iran Deal’ Was Not Signed by Iran or Anyone Else

    09/18/2015 2:14:45 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 19 replies
    The Jewish Press Online ^ | September 18, 2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    The Nuclear Iran Deal that is at the epicenter of a Congressional battle and the focus of so much attention for months is not actually any deal at all, as not one of the parties, including any representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has signed the Agreement. This morning, Sept. 18, Cong. Mike Pompeo (R-KS-04) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry. In that letter Pompeo informed the Secretary that while reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Nuclear Iran Deal), he noted that there are no signatures on the so-called final Agreement. Without signatures, there can...
  • Did the beloved Illinois cop thought to have been gunned down in the line of duty take his own life?

    09/16/2015 7:38:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 16 September 2015 | Reporters
    Did the beloved Illinois cop thought to have been gunned down in the line of duty take his own life? Coroner raises the shocking possibility as federal agents scale down their involvement in the case Fox Lake Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz was found dead from a bullet wound on the morning of September 1 Now, the coroner has revealed that following the autopsy there is a possibility Gliniewicz may have taken his own life 'We obviously know that a bullet killed him. I can’t rule out a suicide. I can’t rule out an accident. And I can’t rule in a homicide,'...
  • Durbin: US should accept 100,000 Syrian refugees

    09/16/2015 12:40:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Hill's Floor Action ^ | September 15, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Tuesday that the United States should accept 100,000 Syrian refugees, far outpacing the number the administration said last week that it will accept. “What the administration has posed is modest: 10,000. Too modest,” the No. 2 Senate Democrat said. “As far as I am concerned, I believe we should be prepared to accept 100,000—100,000 Syrian refugees.” Durbin's remarks come after White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the United States will accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees during the 2016 fiscal year that starts next month. The senior Democrat’s comments echo those of 72 House...
  • Scott Walker Has a Plan to Cripple Federal Employee Unions

    09/14/2015 1:49:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Government Executive ^ | 9/11/15 | Eric Katz
    Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a name for himself battling public-sector unions, and now he wants to take that fight to the federal level. During a speech in Illinois Thursday, Walker said he would take on federal employee labor groups on his first day in office. His proposal would require the unions to disclose exactly what percentage of union dues are spent on political activity, and ban the automatic deduction from feds’ paychecks in a corresponding amount. Walker said his plan was part of an effort to “wreak havoc on Washington” by transferring “power from the...
  • Retired Cop Accused of Threatening Investigators in Fox Lake Shooting Case

    09/13/2015 9:16:15 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 13 | Emily Shapiro
    A former Chicago cop was in jail today, accused of threatening people involved in investigating the deadly shooting of a Fox Lake, Illinois, police officer. On Friday, a man later identified as retired Chicago Police Officer Joseph Battaglia, blocked his number and called the Lake County Coroner’s Office, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said. "The subject said he was a 'retired police officer' and threatened to harm all of the Task Force members, as well as all of the other investigators involved in the death investigation of Fox Lake Police Lieutenant [Charles Joseph] Gliniewicz," the Sheriff's Office said in a...
  • Twisting Intelligence Into Lies Is The Obama Way. Can’t Let America Know He’s Failing

    09/12/2015 6:56:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/12/15 | Jim Emerson
    Intelligence analysts assigned to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) state their reports on activities of the Islamic State (IS) have been intentionally watered down “to fit the Obama administration’s narrative that the U.S. is winning the war against the terror group”, (1) Obama’s policies on the Middle East have failed with deadly results. Officials around Obama don’t want him or America to hear the bad news. Here’s a little factoid: “IS” is not the “JV squad” as Obama described them. The American Military is capable of handling the Islamic State but the leadership and commander and chief lack the intestinal fortitude...
  • Office Depot Apologizes to Woman Over Anti-Abortion Fliers

    09/11/2015 8:40:30 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    AP/ABC ^ | 9/11/15
    <p>The CEO of Office Depot apologized Friday to a suburban Chicago woman who said the company discriminated against her religious beliefs when its employees told her that making copies of an anti-abortion prayer violated company policy.</p> <p>Maria Goldstein, who is Roman Catholic, asked the Office Depot in Schaumburg last month to make 500 copies of "A Prayer for Planned Parenthood."</p>
  • EXCLUSIVE: Read Office Depot’s Explanation For Refusing To Print Anti-Planned Parenthood Flyers

    09/11/2015 10:41:29 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/11/2015 | Casey Harper
    The Daily Caller News Foundation has obtained Office Depot’s explanation for why it refused to serve a woman who wanted to print 500 anti-Planned Parenthood flyers. Maria Goldstein, 42, of Illinois requested the flyers Aug. 20, but an employee refused, citing corporate policy. Goldstein said she is being discriminated against because of her religious beliefs and obtained legal counsel. Office Depot has stood by its refusal and says in the letter that it refused because the flyer is “graphic” and “hate speech” that persecutes those who support abortion rights. Office Depot says it has nothing to do with the woman’s...
  • Illinois is a leading state for Syrian (Muslim) refugee resettlement

    09/10/2015 7:01:43 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | September 6, 2015 | Ann Corcoran
    Illinois is a leading state for Syrian (Muslim) refugee resettlement Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 6, 2015 This is a longish article at the Chicago Tribune that anyone concerned with Illinois should have a look at. Any ‘pockets of resistance’ in Illinois? Bill Frelick of Human Rights Watch says Syrian Muslims figure low on the list of asylum seekers. Has he ever looked at the stats? Or is he helping promote a victim narrative for the Leftwing media? But, this whining bit (below) jumped out at me and I want to bring it to your attention. The article...

    09/09/2015 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | September 9, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is furious that House GOP leadership is considering holding a vote on a resolution of disapproval of President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with the Islamic Republican of Iran under the terms of the Iran deal constructs put forward in legislation approved earlier this year from Sens. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
  • House GOP to postpone vote on Iran after member revolt (fight over secret side deals)

    09/09/2015 1:01:18 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/09/15 11:45 AM EDT | Cristina Marcos and Scott Wong
    House Republican leaders are delaying a vote on the Iran nuclear deal scheduled for Wednesday because of a rebellion from rank-and-file conservatives. The House was to hold a procedural vote to begin 11 hours of debate on a resolution disapproving the deal at 1 p.m. Instead, they will gather at 4 p.m. to discuss strategy. "We will continue the conversation on Iran from this morning and discuss strategy for the rest of the week," a GOP leadership aide said. The House subsequently went into recess shortly after noon once leadership called off the procedural vote. GOP leaders had to change...
  • Revolt: Boehner delays House vote .. Update: New GOP plan in the works

    09/09/2015 11:18:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 9, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Today’s vote has now been delayed and the House GOP caucus will meet at 4 p.m. to find a way forward because John Boehner once again miscalculated the degree of support he had in his own caucus .Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are demanding that the Obama administration send side deals between Iran and international nuclear inspectors to Congress as part of the Iran deal now under consideration. Opponents of the deal have argued that the clock on congressional consideration of the deal has not even begun until these side deals are submitted. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) has...
  • Ted Nugent Walks Into a Muslim Book Store- You Won't Believe What Happens Next

    09/09/2015 1:23:22 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 44 replies
    Mr. Conservative ^ | 9/5/2015 | Mr. Conservative
    Ted Nugent is a legendary rocker who has developed a reputation for being an unapologetic conservative. Last week, Nugent posted a story on Facebook about visiting a Muslim bookstore recently. According to Young Conservatives, the story has quickly gone viral, and when you read it you’ll know why. Ted Nugent: So, I was walking through Chicago and I saw that there was a "Muslim Book Store". I was wondering what exactly was a Muslim bookstore, so I went in. As I was wandering around taking a look, the clerk stopped me and asked if he could help me. I imagine...
  • A side agreement could void the Iran deal

    09/06/2015 6:02:26 PM PDT · by rumrunner · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/06/2015 | Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Jr
    Mike Pompeo and David B. Rivkin Washington Post ..... "But the president has not given Congress a key side agreement between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This document describes how key questions about the past military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program will be resolved, as well as the precise operational parameters of the verification regime to which Tehran will be subject."
  • Trump and tea party rally against Iran nuclear deal at the U.S. Capitol still on, growing in scope

    09/03/2015 12:06:35 PM PDT · by don-o · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    The upcoming rally at the U.S. Capitol against the U.S. nuclear agreement with Iran is still on - and has gained much momentum despite the fact that President Obama has secured enough support in the Senate to prevent Republican forces from blocking it. Some star power is involved. The speaker’s roster for the event on Wednesday afternoon now includes Republicans Sen. Ted Cruz, Reps. Jim Bridenstine, Louie Gohmert, Steve King, Mike Pompeo, Ted Yolo; Donald Trump, broadcasters Glenn Beck and Mark Levin, American Conservative Union chairman Matt Schlapp, Citizens United founder David Bossie, Mort Klein, president of the Zionist Organization...
  • Rep. Pompeo: House Will Fix Senate's 'Blank Check' for Iran (Video)

    05/12/2015 3:06:28 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 11 May 2015 06:07 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The Senate signed a "blank check" when it overwhelmingly endorsed the emerging Iran nuclear deal last week, and Rep. Mike Pompeo thinks the House can do better, he tells Newsmax TV. "We can do a much more robust piece of legislation," Pompeo, a Kansas Republican, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "[One] that really does, in fact, prevent the administration from signing for a deal which lifts . . . sanctions without any evidence that Iran has actually adhered to anything that they've agreed to. "That's what perplexes me . . . They've now signed a blank check ....
  • Congressman Takes No [Bleep] From Obama

    02/27/2013 2:17:00 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    American Spectator ^ | Feb 27, 2013 | Quin Hillyer
    Congressman Takes No [Bleep] From Obama Quin Hillyer Sophomore U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, graduated first in his class at West Point, graduated from Harvard Law School, had a hugely successful career in the aerospace industry, and also has a think-tank background. He may be a seriously rising star. Anyway, he put out a self-explanatory press release that is a beauty to behold. Today, White House Spokesman Jay Carney asked during a press briefing what Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, would say to defense workers facing furlough because of the President’s sequester plan. The following is his statement: “Mr. Carney doesn’t...
  • GOP Leaders Weigh Pulling Iran Disapproval Resolution

    09/09/2015 9:22:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies ^ | 9/9/15 | Matt Fuller
    Faced with a potential mutiny on a procedural vote to bring up a disapproval resolution on the Iran nuclear agreement, House GOP leadership is considering delaying the anti-deal vote and taking up different legislation stating that the president has not held up his side of the bargain. GOP leaders emerged from the Republican Conference’s weekly meeting Wednesday morning expressing some uncertainty about whether they should proceed with the anti-deal resolution. “We had a very healthy conversation with our members this morning,” Speaker John A. Boehner told reporters. “Certainly some interest amongst the ideas offered by [Rep. Mike] Pompeo and [Rep....
  • House Republicans revolt against Iran vote

    09/09/2015 9:28:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 9/9/15 | Jake Sherman
    House Republican leaders are facing a revolt by GOP lawmakers over plans to vote on a measure to disapprove of the Iran nuclear deal. Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders got an earful Wednesday morning from lawmakers who say President Barack Obama has not disclosed so-called "side deals" between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran, and therefore is crosswise with the law that gives Congress review power over the accord. GOP leaders are likely to change their approach Wednesday, and are now considering a vote on Rep. Peter Roskam's (R-Ill.) resolution that would delay a disapproval vote because...
  • Waiting for President Selfie Stick: 54 shot, 8 killed in Chicago over Labor Day holiday

    09/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    twitchy ^ | 9/8/15
    Those are actually old numbers....
  • Taxpayers Fleeing Democrat-Run States for Republican Ones

    09/04/2015 5:40:17 AM PDT · by Arcy · 50 replies
    American's for Tax Reform ^ | Sept. 4, 2015 | Paul Blair
    In 2013, more than 200,000 people on net fled states with Democrat governors for ones run by Republicans, according to an analysis of newly released IRS data by Americans for Tax Reform. "People move away from high tax states to low tax states. Every tax refugee is sending a powerful message to politicians," said ATR President Grover Norquist. "They are voting with their feet. Leaders in Texas and Florida are listening. New York and California are not." That year, Democrat-run states lost a net 226,763 taxpayers, bringing with them nearly $15.7 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI). That same year,...
  • Did Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire?

    03/06/2004 2:15:32 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,387+ views
    Discovery ^ | 3-6-2004 | Irene Mona Klotz
    Did a Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire? By Irene Mona Klotz, Discovery News The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 March 5, 2004 — Perhaps it was not Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking over a lantern that sparked the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed the downtown area and claimed 300 lives. New research lends credence to an alternative explanation: The fire, along with less-publicized and even more deadly blazes the same night in upstate Wisconsin and Michigan, was the result of a comet fragment crashing into Earth's atmosphere. The comet theory has been around — and most often discarded...
  • Gang Of Six Aggressive Arab Passengers Force Flight To Be Locked Down, Diverted,

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  • Police: Home video may show 3 suspects in Fox Lake cop killing

    09/03/2015 1:49:03 PM PDT · by Southside_Chicago_Republican · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 3, 2015 | Lauren Zumbach
    As the manhunt for three men suspected of killing Fox Lake police Lt Charles Joseph Gliniewicz moved into its third day, Lake County authorities announced Thursday that "significant" home security video has been turned over to the Department of Homeland Security. George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, said a resident provided police the raw video Wednesday night. Although local authorities have not been able to review the tape with the proper equipment, Filenko said the homeowner told investigators that three individuals matching police's limited description can be seen.
  • Emanuel set to call for largest property tax hike in modern Chicago history

    09/03/2015 12:32:20 PM PDT · by sleeper-has-awakened · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 09-03-2015 | Hal Dardick and Bill Ruthhart
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is set to call for the largest property tax increase in modern Chicago history to raise enough money to make a major pension payment for police and firefighters next year, the mayor's City Council floor leader and a City Hall source told the Chicago Tribune late Wednesday.. The mayor also plans to push a new garbage collection tax, a new per-ride fee on taxis and ride-hailing services such as Uber and a new tax on electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products. ....The property tax increase Emanuel is mulling would far exceed what the mayor himself said during...
  • 'Significant Progress': Officials Reveal New Updates on Search for Fox Lake Officer's Killers

    09/03/2015 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    nbc Chicago ^ | 9-3-2015
    Three suspects in the killing of a veteran Fox Lake police officer are believed to still be in the area and authorities say they've made "significant progress" in their search. The announcement came during a Thursday press conference where Commander George Filenko with the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force said authorities continue to follow up on leads and canvass the area as they hunt for three "extremely dangerous" men believed to have killed Lieutenant Charles "Joe" Gliniewicz "Obviously we have a lot of transportation means in this area -- trains, cars, buses -- we’re still working off the fact...