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  • Raw Video: Chicago Police dashcam video of Laquan McDonald shooting

    11/24/2015 5:03:03 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 130 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/24/2015
    McDonald runs towards one police cruiser while brandishing a knife, a 2nd cruiser rolls up, cop steps out walks towards McDonald and proceeds to shoot him 16 times.
  • (Chicago) Who was LaQuan McDonald?

    11/23/2015 7:56:51 PM PST · by VideoPaul · 21 replies
    WMAQ-TV Chicago ^ | 11/23/2015 | Carol Marin
    The single image of LaQuan McDonald for the past six months has been that of a 17-year-old African-American teenager dressed in a red graduation cap and gown. Beyond the fact that he was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer the night of October 20, 2014, only a few facts about the remainder of his life have been reported. /See video at link)
  • ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois

    11/22/2015 11:40:25 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 29 replies ^ | November 16, 2015
    The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention. His name is Emad Karakrah, the ringleader of a sophisticated narco-terror operation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) facilitated his release from Cook County Jail in January. Judicial Watch uncovered Karakrah's terrorism record and has reported extensively on his extremist activities, including a 2009 plot to bomb talk-show host Oprah Winfrey's Chicago studios and the...
  • Trumps Silent Majority Makes Loud Ugly Noises Online

    09/30/2015 7:51:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    WhoWhatWhy ^ | September 30, 2015 | Klaus Marre
    Early in September, Shaquandra Ratliff was killed in Chicago. The young mother was shot when a fight broke out at a death remembrance party for a gang member slain a year ago. But police say Ratliff had no gang affiliation and simply was at the wrong place at the wrong time. In other words, this is a story about yet another innocent black person shot to death. A report on the killing was posted on Yahoo! News, the most popular news site in the United States. Yahoo! News allows people to comment on articles and/or to vote on comments. A...
  • Republicans who fault the media show bias

    11/22/2015 6:40:22 AM PST · by skimbell · 31 replies
    TNS via QCOnline ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cass R. Sunstein
    For Republican presidential contenders challenged by the media, the go-to answer has become a claim of victimhood: You are biased against us. As Marco Rubio put it at the CNBC debate last month, "The Democrats have the ultimate super PAC. It’s called the mainstream media." Are media outlets really biased against Republican candidates? One of the most careful studies, by Matthew Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro of the University of Chicago, doesn’t find much evidence of that. Its central conclusion is that readers...
  • Fire Breaks Out In John Hancock Building

    11/21/2015 1:12:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 61 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | November 21, 2015
    (CBS) — The Chicago Fire Department is on the scene of the John Hancock Building battling a fire Saturday afternoon.
  • ISIS Terrorist Released in Plea Deal Months Ago in Illinois

    11/16/2015 4:22:36 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/16/15
    The Paris terrorist attacks bring to mind the frightening case of an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) operative arrested in Chicago last fall and released earlier this year to serve probation in Illinois for a state crime that secretly drew federal intervention.His name is Emad Karakrah, the ringleader of a sophisticated narco-terror operation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) facilitated his release from Cook County Jail in January. Judicial Watch uncovered Karakrah’s terrorism record and has reported extensively on his extremist activities, including a 2009 plot to bomb talk-show host Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago studios and the iconic...
  • Uh oh. “White Student Union” proposed at University of Illinois

    11/20/2015 10:38:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 20, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This may not even be real, and if it is it may be squashed like a bug, but it’s sure to spur a discussion of demographic craziness on America’s college campuses. At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, somebody (still anonymous at this point, apparently) put up a Facebook page announcing the proposed formation of a White Student Union which purports to specifically counter the activities of Black Lives Matter demonstrations on campus. Needless to say, this is going to set some people’s hair on fire. (Washington Post) A Facebook page ostensibly created for an audience at the University of...
  • [One] Republican teams up with House Dems to create first Congressional Transgender...

    11/19/2015 6:53:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    Lifesite ^ | 11/19/15 | Dustin Siggins
    One Republican has joined eight Democrats in creating the first Transgender Equality Task Force in Congress. Created by the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus and chaired by Rep. Mike Honda, D-CA, the task force held a hearing yesterday to discuss challenges, especially violence, that transgender advocates say are prevalent among transgendered Americans. According to the description below the Human Rights Campaign's video of the two-hour forum, the event consisted of two panels. The first was about "the lived experience of transgender victims and educating on the scope of violence experienced by transgender people." The second panel included "HRC President Chad Griffin...
  • University pressures Facebook to shut down 'Illini White Student Union' page

    11/19/2015 9:12:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Ilini ^ | November 18, 2015 | Marijo Enderle
    Update: Campus spokeswoman Robin Kaler said the University will continue to work with Facebook to have the Illini White Student Union page removed from the site. “It is disturbing and cowardly that someone would create an anonymous and senseless social media page specifically designed to intimidate others, including and especially our students. When we became aware of the page, we immediately contacted Facebook and requested that it be removed," Kaler said in an email. "Facebook has been responsive to our requests, but the page continues to be reposted. We are continuing to work with Facebook to address this matter. We...
  • Proposed law to stop terror suspects from buying guns in U.S. faces NRA, GOP opposition

    11/18/2015 7:07:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 18, 2015 | Cameron Joseph and Larry Mcshane
    The NRA -- and their gun-loving Republican cohorts -- are refusing once more to stop terrorists intent on getting armed in the U.S.A. A legal loophole allows suspected terrorists on the government's no-fly list to legally buy guns, but a bill to fix that will likely wither on the vine. The federal Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act, even in the wake of last week’s terrorist killing of 129 people in Paris, remains a long shot due to its rabid pro-gun opponents. "Anything which they feel restricts the use or the ability to retain a gun they’re opposed...

    11/18/2015 10:47:00 PM PST · by richardb72 · 8 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | November 18, 2015 | Ari Armstrong
    In August, Kleck told Mother Jones that he doesn’t know of any “credible criminologist” who believes that “with more guns there are less crimes.” More recently Kleck was interviewed by Ari Armstrong about these points and Kleck’s claims that there hasn’t been any increase in the rate that people are carrying permitted concealed handguns and that neither more guns nor more concealed handguns reduce homicides or any other type of violent crime. Here is the beginning of Ari’s interview with Lott: Recently I interviewed criminologist Gary Kleck about gun ownership and crime. In the course of that interview, Kleck expressed...
  • City Council committee rejects gun sales tax resolution

    11/19/2015 4:00:24 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 3 replies
    The idea was to ask the state to establish a special sales tax on handgun and ammunition sales. The thought was that the money made from the sales tax would help pay for body cameras. The Baltimore City Council's public safety committee rejected the resolution, but it is clear the conversation about funding the body camera program is not going away. City Councilman Carl Stokes, who is running for mayor, was one of the resolution's sponsors.
  • Momentum For A Tax Overhaul Is Growing Day By Day

    11/18/2015 3:52:22 AM PST · by expat_panama · 19 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 11/17/2015 | LEW UHLER AND PETER FERRARA
    Our tax-cutting cup runneth over. Not since adoption of the Federal Personal Income Tax (16th Amendment) over 100 years ago has so much attention been given to the adverse effects of high-rate income taxes on economic growth, personal wealth creation, and wage and job levels. Thank you, national Republican debates and presidential hopefuls. Also weighing in are investment business leaders like Carl Icahn regarding the disastrous effects of U.S. tax laws on American businesses. U.S. corporations are fleeing the highest corporate tax rate among industrialized nations (about 40%, including state corporation taxes) through inversions — buying a controlling interest in...
  • Dem Schakowsky: ISIS Paris Attacks “Chilling Reminder” that US Needs Stricter Gun Laws

    11/18/2015 9:51:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/18/15 | Jim Hoft
    Wow- More insanity from the American left. On Friday eight ISIS linked terrorists slaughtered 132 people in Paris. At least one of the Islamists posed as a refugee to enter Europe - in October. The Islamic terrorists gutted their victims on the floor of the Bataclan concert hall. Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky from Illinois told SiriuxXM radio that the Paris terrorist attacks last week were a "chilling reminder" that the U.S. needs more restrictive gun laws. France has some of the strictest gun laws in the West. Only terrorists and criminals are packing heat. Via News Alert:
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Poll: Do you agree with Trump that tough French gun laws led to more deaths in terrorist attacks?

    11/15/2015 10:29:40 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 118 replies ^ | 11/15/2015 | Ken Thorbourne
    As France and the rest of the world comes to grips with Friday night's horrific terrorist attacks in and around Paris that claimed at least 129 lives, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blaming tough gun control laws in France for the dimensions of the tragedy. At a rally in southeast Texas Saturday afternoon, Trump told the crowd "nobody had guns but the bad guys." "You can say what you want, but if they had guns -- if our people had guns, if they were allowed to carry -- it would have been a much, much different situation," Trump said,...
  • Hastert Reportedly Paid Individual From His Past To Hide Sexual Misconduct

    05/29/2015 12:21:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies ^ | 05-29-2015 | John Stanton, Andrew Kaczynski, Evan McMorris-Santoro
    What We Know So Far Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was indicted Thursday on federal charges of evading reporting requirements and lying to the FBI The Illinois Republican allegedly agreed to pay an unnamed individual $3.5 million for previous misconduct Source: Investigators considered including a second alleged victim in the Hastert indictment, but ultimately chose not to do so. A source familiar with the investigation told BuzzFeed News that U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon considered but did not pursue additional charges against former Speaker Dennis Hastert, which would have included a reference to an Individual B, one of potentially...
  • 'Betrayed': Some who donated to now-disgraced Illinois cop's family want their money back

    11/12/2015 8:29:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies ^ | Published November 12, 2015 | By Matt Finn
    Some of the people and organizations who donated money to the family of a now-disgraced Illinois police officer want their cash back after investigators revealed last week that the cop embezzled thousands of dollars from his department before staging his suicide to look like a murder. “I think that our community feels duped and betrayed,” said Ashley Lambert, who organized a charity event in honor of the officer. A tally of the more-publicized fundraisers held for the family of Lt. Joe Gliniewicz indicates a minimum of $201,000 was raised. The official Joe Gliniewicz Memorial Fund was set up at the...
  • Hillary: Hey! Look at all the times I voted to build a big, racist, border wall!

    11/10/2015 6:38:30 PM PST · by Yankee-Maine · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Robert Laurie
    Whatever happened to welcoming the 'huddled masses,' Hillary? Hillary Clinton is a pro-amnesty candidate who has promised to do everything possible to help bring illegals “out of the shadows” and let them stay in the country. Her surrogates have had a field day deriding anyone who disagrees as a hate-fueled racist who spends his days living in terror of “brown people.” This is particularly true of Donald Trump, who’s been labeled a disgusting monster for suggesting that maybe the millions of illegals pouring across our southern border aren’t the wonderful, God-fearing, people the left would have you believe they are....
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Speech in Springfield, IL

    11/09/2015 7:29:49 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 35 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-9-15 | Donald Trump
    GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump was in liberal Springfield, IL on Monday, November 9, 2015 and gave a speech to thousands of fired up supporters.
  • Bride Dies in Motorcycle Crash on Way to Reception Minutes After Marrying New Husband

    11/09/2015 5:58:52 PM PST · by EveningStar · 36 replies
    Inside Edition ^ | November 9, 2015 | Inside Edition
    An Illinois bride died just minutes after saying "I do" to the love of her life when the motorcycle she and her groom were riding to their reception crashed, family said. Jana Miles-Burnett exchanged vows with William Burnett, 31, in a city park in Buckner, Illinois about 6:30 p.m. Saturday ... It was during the procession that a deer ran onto the road and into the newlyweds' lane, causing a crash that threw Miles-Burnett, 40, to the ground ...
  • Did China discover AMERICA? Ancient Chinese script carved into rocks may prove Asians lived in New W

    07/09/2015 4:50:03 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 109 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2015 | RICHARD GRAY
    The discovery of the Americas has for centuries been credited to the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, but ancient markings carved into rocks around the US could require history to be rewritten. Researchers have discovered ancient scripts that suggest Chinese explorers may have discovered America long before Europeans arrived there. They have found pictograms etched into the rocks around the country that appear to belong of an ancient Chinese script. John Ruskamp, a retired chemist and amateur epigraph researcher from Illinois, discovered the unusual markings while walking in the Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque, He claims they indicate ancient people from...
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump in Springfield, IL Discussion Thread [starting now!]

    11/09/2015 4:08:15 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 139 replies
    Right Side Network ^ | 11-9-15 | Right Side Network
    GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump will be in Springfield, IL on Monday, November 9, 2015. Here are the streams I have found so far: Post more if you find them.
  • Carson backs Puerto Rico statehood

    11/08/2015 11:41:57 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 93 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/08/2015 | Deena Zaru
    Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed statehood for Puerto Rico at a Sunday campaign event on the island. "In a Carson administration, I will leave no stone unturned in my efforts to secure this important step in Puerto Rico's history -- establishing Estado 51," said the retired neurosurgeon, highlighting the strategic benefits of the Caribbean island's location relative to the United States mainland.  Amid mounting scrutiny recently over his past, Carson traveled to the island territory to address a statehood advocacy group convention. The campaign estimated that 3,500 people were attended the New Progressive Party rally, at the Waldorf...

    11/07/2015 9:27:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/7/15 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Luke Montgomery, formerly known as “Luke Sissyfag,” the director behind an anti-Donald Trump video featuring Latino children yelling obscenities, is defending his film and lashing out against Breitbart News. “We’re fighting fire with fire. It’s a legitimate position,” Montgomery, who temporarily changed his name to “Luke Sissyfag” in the 1990s, told The Wrap. “If I had a nickel for every bad comment I saw on Breitbart, I’d be a rich man. I saw everything from ‘You should be deported’ to ‘Get out of our country’ to some really vile things. These are American citizens!” As Breitbart News’ Lee Stranahan reported...
  • Apparently Nate Silver Has Just Discovered The GOPe Splitter Strategy….

    11/07/2015 8:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 11/7/15 | Sundance
    We have exhaustively outlined the GOPe road map to insure the nomination of Jeb Bush for the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2016. While the road map is rather complex, it essentially boils down to a strategy of small accumulated delegate pickups using 15-20% electoral support. GOP candidates 3 ADVERTISEMENT Candidates George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have already been disqualified from the Alabama Primary, yet they remain in the race. Only a handful of candidates (Bush, Trump, Cruz and to a lesser extent Rubio & Fiorina) have efforts underway to qualify for ballot placement in all of the states with primary...
  • Keystone Pipeline Quiz

    11/07/2015 9:08:00 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-7-2015 | MOTUS
    Barack Hussein Obama, Joe Biden and John Kerry walk into a room…BO, Joe and Jean arrive for the Keystone Pipeline funeralQuestion: how many degrees does the ambient I.Q. drop?Yesterday, after 6 years of courting environmentalists, El Presidente finally stuck a fork in the Keystone Pipeline. Because he is the Decider.And besides, who needs energy independence now that the Decider has stabilized relations with all the oil producing companies in the Middle East? Indeed, who needs to rely on any of those disgusting fossil fuels when our Decider has paved the way for alternate energy sources like wind, solar, algae and...
  • Environmental activists tip their hand in the post-Keystone world -- Keep Everything in the Ground

    11/07/2015 11:33:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/07/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After Barack Obama’s totally predictable cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline project (for now, at least) there was great celebration among the environmental brigade of the Social Justice Warriors. The evil pipeline was dead, along with all the jobs it would bring and the opportunity for us to capture and process much of Canada’s wealth of energy rather than it being shipped to China. (Which it will be anyway when the Northern Gateway Pipeline is complete, whether we get some of it or not.) But as with all things in the liberal enclaves of the country, one victory is...
  • Obama Accuses Illinois of Transgender Discrimination

    11/06/2015 4:30:28 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 11/3/2015 | Staff
    President Obama’s Department of Education is on the warpath, threatening Township High School District 211 with sanctions if they don’t stop discriminating against transgender students. The Palatine, Illinois school district, they say, is violating the Title IX law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. What did the school district do that raised the ire of the Obama administration? Did they force the transgender student to sit in the closet while the rest of the students ate lunch? Did teachers throw chalky erasers at the transgender student every time they arrived in class? No, this case is based in...
  • Bill O'Reilly:Harry Reid A "Liar","Villain" For Blocking Vote On Kate's Law

    11/05/2015 3:48:11 AM PST · by Biggirl · 14 replies ^ | November 5, 2015 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday during his opening “Talking Points Memo” segment on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly condemned outgoing Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) for blocking a vote on the so-called Kate’s Law, a law that O’Reilly supports that would make a five-year prison term mandatory for any illegal that is convicted of an aggravated felony in the United States and then returns after deportation.
  • 'He was having fun': Student who stabbed Four on California university campus identified (Muslim)

    11/05/2015 9:40:19 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 167 replies
    ©2015 FOX News Network, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | Published November 05, 2015 |
    The student who stabbed four people on the campus of UC Merced was identified Thursday as 18-year-old Faisal Mohammad from Santa Clara, Calif., the university confirms to Fox News. "He had a smile on his face, he was having fun," a construction worker who helped stop the attack told CBS 47. Campus police shot and killed Mohammad, a freshman computer science & engineering major, after Wednesday's attack. Police detonated his backpack and are testing a substance inside, KGO reports. The four victims are expected to survive. Authorities are investigating a motive.
  • Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders - gun violence a 'black problem'

    11/05/2015 2:53:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/04/15 | Nikki Schwab
    Hillary Clinton accused of race smear against Bernie Sanders by hinting he is calling gun violence a 'black problem' Hillary Clinton seems to have a new critique of Bernie Sanders' gun stance. While not naming her Democratic rival directly, Clinton said before the Charleston, South Carolina, branch of the NAACP Friday that talking about 'urban' gun violence, as Sanders did at the first debate, was simply code for 'black.' 'There are some who say that it is an urban problem,' Clinton stated. 'Sometimes what they mean by that is: It's a black problem. But it's not. It's not black. It's...
  • Iowa Gov. Branstad (R) Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines

    11/04/2015 1:21:01 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies ^ | 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Governor Backs Eminent Domain For Pipelines Posted 10:11 pm, November 2, 2015, by Aaron Brilbeck, Updated at 10:16pm, November 2, 2015 DES MOINES, Iowa -- This week, the Iowa Utilities Board will discuss whether to use eminent domain to seize property from landowners to use for a massive oil pipeline. Dakota Access, LLC wants to use the land for an underground pipeline that would carry roughly a half million barrels of crude oil from North Dakota, through Iowa and to a distribution center in Illinois. Governor Branstad says he believes eminent domain can and should be used for some pipeline...
  • Drudge is Right About Obama's Gun-Free Zone Hypocrisy

    11/04/2015 9:37:00 AM PST · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In President Obama’s hometown of Chicago on Halloween night Saturday, a robbery was thwarted when a concealed carry permit holder with a valid firearm owner’s ID card under Illinois law shot the thug dead. It showed that even in Obama’s Chicago, more guns mean less crime and, in this case, one less career criminal. It also shows that opponents’ fears that concealed carry laws will mean carnage in the streets as garden-variety disputes escalate into a proverbial gunfight at the OK Corral are false. Since the U.S. 7th Court of appeals struck down Illinois’ ban on concealed carry as unconstitutional...
  • Ted Cruz Scolds Harry Reid, Dems on Senate Floor After Objection to Unanimous Consent on...

    11/04/2015 12:39:19 PM PST · by Isara · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Ted Cruz Scolds Harry Reid, Dems on Senate Floor After Objection to Unanimous Consent on 'Kate's Law' Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sternly scolded Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on the Senate floor Wednesday after the Democrat objected to his motion for unanimous consent on "Kate's Law," which would implement mandatory minimum sentences for illegal immigrant felons.CSPANReid argued that the mandatory minimum sentencing of criminal illegal aliens would have dire monetary consequences due to the increase in people incarcerated in America's jails.In response, Cruz delivered an excoriating attack on Democrats."I'm sorry that the Democratic party doesn't want to spend the money to...
  • Spike Lee Thinks Withholding Sex From Men Could End Violence In Chicago [VIDEO]

    11/04/2015 9:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 11/4/2015 | David Hookstead
    Spike Lee’s new movie “Chiraq” has an interesting take on how to end the violence in Chicago: Withhold sex from men to stop the carnage.
  • San Francisco "sanctuary City" Sheriff Loses Re-Election

    11/04/2015 7:53:35 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/2015
    The San Francisco sheriff who over the summer became embroiled in a national debate over 'sanctuary city' policies on Tuesday lost his bid for re-election amid a host of local controversies. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated by Vicki Hennessy, a former sheriff's official who had the endorsement of San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the sheriff deputies association. As of early Wednesday morning, Hennessy had received 62 percent of the vote to just 31 percent for Mirkarimi. Mirkarimi was the subject of national criticism after Mexican illegal immigrant Francisco Sanchez allegedly shot and killed 32 year old Kate Steinle...
  • Conflicted San Francisco voters eject sanctuary city sheriff

    11/04/2015 7:45:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s something strange going on in the City by the Bay after yesterday’s municipal elections, but I suspect that it’s far too early to get very excited about it. San Francisco voters went to the polls and rejected their sheriff who had become something of the face of the so called “sanctuary city” and they did so by a wide margin. (Fox News) Embattled San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi convincingly lost his bid for re-election Tuesday after spending months in the national spotlight as the face of his city’s controversial “sanctuary city” policy on illegal immigration.Mirkarimi, 54, was defeated...
  • Illinois School District Must Give Locker Room Access to Transgender Student, U.S. Says

    11/03/2015 9:19:31 AM PST · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo ^ | Nov. 3, 2015 | Corin Miller
    Officials say there was a "a preponderance of evidence” that Township High School District 211, which is based in Palatine, Illinois, failed to comply with Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination. The student filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights in 2013 after she was denied the right to have unlimited use of the girls’ locker room, the Chicago Tribune reports. A solution appeared to be in the works, until school officials put up privacy curtains in the locker room and said the student would be required to use the private area...
  • Hillary: Let’s make it easier for minority suspects to sue the police

    11/02/2015 8:57:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Why does anyone take this woman seriously? It makes perfect sense to me that a candidate for president who has a long history of breaking the law - including her blatant disregard for national security in the way she handled sensitive information via a non-secured homebrew e-mail server, not to mention lying to the American public about a terrorist attack that killed four people - would be interested in ways to make life more difficult for law enforcement. Who hates the police more than dishonest people who consider themselves above the law and constantly rely on legal maneuvers to get...
  • Top Carson adviser praises Farrakhan urges Nation of Islam be paid by taxpayers to patrol Chicago

    11/02/2015 8:57:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/2/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a story that contrasts the managerial skill of Ben Carson with that of Donald Trump. It is very unlikely Trump would handle this the same way Carson is handling it. It might have gone under the radar of the mainstream media, but the blogosphere has told an interesting story about one of Ben Carson’s advisers that directly reflects on the presidential candidate’s ability to hire quality people to help him administer his affairs. Given his public questioning of Muslims’ suitability to hold positions of trust, it is not insignificant that a top adviser of Carson has called for...
  • Teacher in desperate need of help in Chicago classroom (harassment)

    11/02/2015 8:56:32 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 28 replies
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  • Ted Cruz Declares War on 'Liberal Media Agenda,' Columnist Declares War on Cruz

    11/01/2015 8:41:48 AM PST · by Isara · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | November 1, 2015 | Tim Graham
    The Dallas Morning News reports Ted Cruz’s campaign “raised $1.1 million in 22 hours” after the CNBC debate by “declaring war on the liberal media agenda.” It’s the third straight million-dollar post-debate fundraising haul for the campaign. “They illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media and why we have to take back the debate if we want to win,” read a “Fire the Media” email signed by Cruz. “We shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other. We should be getting to the heart of the issues.” This led Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke...
  • Advocate For Victims Of Illegal Aliens: Trump's Message 'Resonates With All Demographics'

    10/31/2015 8:57:27 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/31/2015 | GINNI THOMAS
    Maria Espinoza, the passionate national director of The Remembrance Project in Houston, TX, was in Washington, D.C. recently to announce November 1 as the group’s annual memorial day for The National Remembrance Day for the Victims Killed By Illegal Aliens. Espinoza calls on Washington to “place Americans first” as “Americans are being killed by people who shouldn’t even be here.” Recalling what the father of slain 18-year-old Joshua Wilkerson told Espinoza about his own experience, that if Americans can’t put Americans first, they should be prepared to “go home and gather your children and choose the one you will sacrifice.”...
  • 44 Years After JFK's Death, New Assassination Plot Revealed

    11/22/2007 1:21:57 PM PST · by Wallaby · 160 replies · 2,506+ views
    ABC News ^ | November 22, 2007 | Chuck Goudie
    Just Three Weeks Before Dallas, Feds Uncovered Plot to Kill JFK in Chicago, Says Ex-Secret Service Agent By CHUCK GOUDIE, WLS-TV Nov. 22, 2007 A former Secret Service agent has told WLS-TV there was a plot to kill President Kennedy in Chicago three weeks before he was assassinated in Dallas. Kennedy was murdered on Nov. 22, 1963. Today is the 44th anniversary of JFK's assassination. Lee Harvey Oswald would never have had the chance to kill Kennedy in Dallas, had an assassination plot in Chicago succeeded three weeks earlier, a plot that has been mentioned over the years. Kennedy...
  • About That Campaign to Censor Trump's Comedy Show

    10/30/2015 7:45:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 30, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Weeks after NBC granted Hillary Clinton the favor of appearing on "Saturday Night Live," playing a bartender to the actress who impersonates her on the comedy show, the same leftist activists who adored that routine are trying to prevent Donald Trump from hosting the show on Nov. 7. A group called "The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda" has written a letter to NBC objecting to the booking. has organized a "Dump Donald Trump" petition drive with hundreds of thousands of leftist signatures. Another petition on also drew a leftist throng through social media, aided by the hashtag RacismIsntFunny. The...
  • Gutierrez Lies About Trump on House Floor, Rails Against SNL Appearance

    10/27/2015 12:36:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush ^ | October 27 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Trump is getting it from all sides now as Luis Gutierrez, our old buddy from Illinois, a Democrat member of Congress that was desperately hoping we'd have amnesty by now. He had already set up procedures for it; Obama let him down. But he's really been paving the way for it, and he's really, really, really upset that Saturday Night Live is gonna host Trump. Luis Gutierrez is leading an effort to get Saturday Night Live to rescind their invitation. He went to the floor of the House of Representatives to rail against Trump appearing on Saturday Night Live....
  • Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs

    10/24/2015 7:33:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | October 23, 2015 | Travis Akin
    Friday, October 23, 2015 Akin: Illinois ranks high for creating lawsuits, not jobs By Travis Akin - The University of Illinois football team is struggling once again this year, mired at the bottom of the Big Ten and near the bottom of numerous national rankings. Similarly, the State of Illinois is stuck near the bottom of another set of rankings, only these rankings reflect not just lost games but lost jobs and thus are important to every person living in Illinois. These important but depressing rankings come from a new national study that confirms Illinois status as a lawsuit haven,...
  • Moody's moves Illinois closer to junk-bond status

    10/22/2015 4:26:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | October 22, 2015 | GREG HINZ
    Illinois' budget war took another whack out of the state's credit rating today as Moody's Investors Service lowered its review of state debt, moving it to Baa1 from A3. And the firm said its outlook on the state is negativeoften a sign that another downgrade is coming in a few months. "The downgrades reflect weakening of the state's financial position during 2015 and our expectation that an ongoing budget stalemate will lead to further deterioration," Moody's said in a statement. ... In bumping Illinois' debt to three levels above junk, Moody's followed the lead of Fitch Ratings, which took a...