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  • Amy Coney Barrett Nomination to the Supreme Court Advanced to Senate Despite Democrat's "Surreal Boycott" of Vote

    10/22/2020 8:46:10 AM PDT · by Lenora Thompson · 31 replies
    Lenora Thompson, Patriotic Writer ^ | 10/22/2020 | Lenora Thompson, Writer
    Rarely has our nation seen a judge more competent and qualified to serve on the Supreme Court than Amy Coney Barrett. During her confirmation hearing, she held me in thrall with the magnificence of her mind. Only once before has anyone inspired the thought, "Greatness walks amongst us." His name is Trey Gowdy. In Amy Coney Barrett, I feel the same awe and chills once again. With Amy's confirmation, Lady Justice will no longer peek from underneath her blindfold. No longer will there be a finger surreptitiously pushing down on one side of her Scales of Justice. When Barrett's Senate...
  • President Trump, local allies partially to blame for Illinois COVID-19 spike, Gov. Pritzker says

    10/19/2020 7:06:21 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    abc7chicago ^ | 10/18/2020 | AP
    CHICAGO -- Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday that President Donald Trump and his allies in Illinois are partly to blame for the coronavirus spike in the state. Pritzker spoke to CNN's "State of the Union" the same day health officials announced 4,245 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 22 additional deaths. "He's modeling bad behavior. He doesn't wear a mask in public. He has rallies where they don't encourage people to wear masks in public," Pritzker said. "But it is the president's allies in our state, all across the state, who are simply saying to people, 'Don't pay any attention...
  • Mayor Lori Lightfoot considering $94 million property tax increase, more than 300 city worker layoffs and gas tax hike, as part of plan to close $1.2 billion budget gap, sources say

    10/18/2020 9:46:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 18, 2020 | Gregory Pratt and John Byrne
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is considering a $94 million property tax increase, layoffs for more than 300 city workers and a gas tax hike as part of her plan to close a $1.2 billion budget deficit, sources told the Tribune. Lightfoot also is considering about $500 million in refinancing city debt to help close the deficit, sources said.
  • Push to expand Supreme Court faces Democratic buzzsaw

    10/18/2020 5:42:37 PM PDT · by RandFan · 34 replies
    The HIll ^ | 10/18/20 06:48 PM EDT | BY JORDAIN CARNEY
    A progressive push to expand the Supreme Court is running into an unusual buzzsaw: fellow Democrats. Calls for Democrats to remake the judiciary are ramping up as Republicans appear poised to put Amy Coney Barrett, a sixth conservative justice, on the bench. It’s a decision that will have decades-long reverberations, progressives warn, unless Democrats make systemic changes to the judiciary next year if they win back the Senate majority and White House in November, something they are feeling increasingly bullish about. “If Republicans proceed as expected, Democrats will have every right to consider Barrett illegitimate and pursue structural reform to...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, House progressives warn Biden on corporate hires

    10/16/2020 6:32:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | By ALEX THOMPSON 10/16/2020 08:30 AM EDT
    WASHINGTON — The election is still 18 days away but Democrats are already drawing battle lines over what a Biden administration ought to look like. Left-wing House members including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Katie Porter, Ayanna Pressley, Raúl Grijalva and candidate Jamaal Bowman along with 39 progressive groups signed a letter, obtained by POLITICO, arguing that no C-suite level corporate executives or corporate lobbyists ought to have Senate-confirmed positions in a Biden administration. “One of the most important lessons of the Trump administration is the need to stop putting corporate officers and lobbyists in charge of our government,” they wrote. “As...
  • UIUC student kicked off campus for refusing quarantine...after testing negative for COVID-19

    10/14/2020 5:21:59 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 16 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 13, 2020 | Blair Nelson
    A University of Illinois student was evicted from his dorm and fired from his job as a resident assistant after refusing to quarantine per orders of the Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department. He told CBS 2 in Chicago and Campus Reform that he has never tested positive for COVID-19 and that this is all a mistake. “I’m being penalized,” Xavier Josephs told CBS2. “I lost my RA position." “I pose no health risk to any student,” added Josephs, who is facing possible dismissal from the school after being notified by the Champaign Urbana Public Health Department that he had contact with...
  • Lake County [IL] prosecutors announce they will not file charges against Kyle Rittenhouse

    10/14/2020 10:35:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Lake and McHenry County Scanner ^ | OCTOBER 13, 2020 | SAM BORCIA
    Lake County prosecutors said that the gun Kyle Rittenhouse used in the Kenosha shooting was bought, stored and used in Wisconsin. No charges will be filed against him in Lake County. Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, is facing charges in Wisconsin of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide, attempted first-degree intentional homicide and possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday that an extensive investigation was conducted by the Antioch Police Department. The investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased,...
  • ‘New Illinois’ group prepares to declare independence from Illinois on Saturday

    10/14/2020 9:36:50 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 18 replies
    The Center Square ^ | October 14, 2020 | Greg Bishop
    A group preparing to declare its independence from Illinois said residents are growing frustrated because they say they aren't being properly represented at the Illinois statehouse. G.H. Merritt is the chairman of New Illinois, a nonprofit and nonpartisan group that plans to declare independence from Illinois from the Hancock County court steps this Saturday “We have a lot of support from the red side, you know the libertarians and the Republicans, but I really believe that’s mostly because those are the people that live in the area that doesn’t have a voice,” Merritt said. After Saturday’s declaration, the group will...
  • Pritzker donates to stop graduated income tax proposal

    10/14/2020 7:50:42 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 4 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 10/13/20 | Rachel Hinton
    Billionaire Jennifer Pritzker may have abandoned President Donald Trump for the Democrats, but she’s still siding with the Republicans on her cousin’s coveted graduated income tax proposal. The retired Army National Guard colonel on Tuesday contributed $500,000 to the Coalition to Stop the Proposed Tax Hike Amendment, a group opposed to what Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker and his supporters prefer to call the “Fair Tax.” -- Her governor cousin has contributed $56.5 million of his personal fortune to back his signature ballot initiative, the constitutional amendment to allow a graduated income tax.
  • Kyle Rittenhouse, accused in Kenosha shootings, will not face gun charges in Lake County over AR-15-style rifle, prosecutors say

    10/13/2020 4:38:43 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 37 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | OCT 13, 2020 AT 6:03 PM | DAN HINKEL
    Kyle Rittenhouse will not face gun charges in Lake County related to the AR-15-style weapon he is charged with using to kill two men and wound a third during violent protests in Kenosha in August, prosecutors announced Tuesday. An Antioch police investigation found that the Smith & Wesson .223 caliber rifle “was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin” and turned up no evidence the 17-year-old “physically possessed” the weapon in Illinois, according to a news release from the office of Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim. The news release does not reveal who is believed to have bought or held...
  • Chicago On Track To Have Highest Murder Total In More Than Two Decades

    10/12/2020 9:13:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2020 | John Sexton
    Chicago’s murder rate is currently about 50% above what it was at this time last year according to data released by the Chicago Police Department. Chicago has seen a rise in murder cases, not just compared to the previous year but compared to the previous four years, according to figures released by the Chicago Police Department.The CPD regularly posts statistics about crime in the city, both week to week and year to year. A look at recent stats shows that murder has risen in the city, doubling in the first week of October from the previous week with 15...
  • Former NYPD Commissioner: Democrats Gave Their Cities to Domestic Terrorists

    10/12/2020 7:38:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Oct 2020 | ROBERT KRAYCHIK
    Democrat mayors and city councils have surrendered America’s largest cities to “domestic terrorists,” said Howard Safir, former New York City police commissioner and fire commissioner, offering his remarks on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow. Safir said, “It’s the Democratic cities who have basically ceded their cities to what got called ‘peaceful protesters’ but are really people who are vandals and looters, and in some cases, not only assault people but are murderers.” Safir added, “You look at Seattle, you look at Minneapolis, you look at Chicago, and places like that where basically they have...
  • Staten Island GOP hoodwinks Trump rally saboteurs into donating thousands to Republican Party

    10/12/2020 4:19:48 AM PDT · by gattaca · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 11, 2020 | Paul Sacca
    The leadership of the Staten Island GOP definitely subscribes to the age-old adage, "Turnabout is fair play." When thousands of teens on TikTok attempted to sabotage a Trump rally, the organizers turned the tables and tricked them into donating to the Republican Party. POLL: Do you have faith that AG Bill Barr will prosecute the people involved in #Russiagate hoax? The Staten Island Republican Party organized the "TRiUMPh Rally," billed as the "largest pro-Trump, pro-Republican, pro-Law and Order rally in New York City this year." Originally, the event was free to all, as long as they RSVP'd before the Oct....
  • Trump says California 'going to hell'

    10/12/2020 2:03:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 54 replies
    KRON 4 San Francisco ^ | Oct 2020 | Alexa Mae Asperin
    In his latest tweetstorm, President Donald Trump on Monday slammed California, New York, and Illinois. “California is going to hell. Vote Trump!” “New York has gone to hell. Vote Trump!” “Illinois has no place to go. Sad, isn’t it? Vote Trump!”
  • Trump blasts Antifa after Portland rioters topple Lincoln, Roosevelt statues

    10/12/2020 11:01:19 AM PDT · by bitt · 28 replies
    nypost ^ | 10/12/2020 | Mark Moore
    President Trump called on federal law enforcement to target the “Radical Left” and Antifa after rioters in Portland on Sunday evening toppled statues of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt during “day of rage” protests over the Christopher Columbus holiday. “The FBI and Law Enforcement must focus their energy on ANTIFA and the Radical Left, those who have spent the summer trying to burn down poorly run Democrat Cities throughout the USA!,” the president wrote in a string of tweets Monday after the “indigenous peoples day of rage,” organized by a faction of Antifa. “Taking advantage of fools. Law &...

    10/10/2020 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies ^ | October 10, 2020 | Aleksandra Rebic
    “In Trump We Trust” Billboard in Illinois, paid for by “Concerned Citizens” Photo by Aleksandra Rebic October 2020 TRUMP-PLUS! WHY DONALD J. TRUMP MUST BE RE-ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN NOVEMBER 2020 This is not about why Donald J. Trump should be re-elected as President of the United States in November 2020. It is about why he MUST be re-elected as President of the United States in November 2020. The idea for this appeal was conceived in 2018. Since then, as time has gone by, just how imperative President Trump’s victory in 2020 is, has become...
  • Kamala Harris’s Dishonesty on Abe Lincoln

    10/07/2020 9:05:29 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 60 replies
    National Review ^ | October 7, 2020 | Dan McLaughlin
    It was impossible to miss how Kamala Harris, like Joe Biden, refused to answer questions about their plans to expand the Supreme Court. But she also misrepresented history. Harris claimed at the VP debate that Abraham Lincoln refused to nominate a candidate for Chief Justice in October 1864 because “Honest Abe said, it’s not the right thing to do” and wanted the people to vote first. Lincoln, of course, said no such thing. He sent no nominee to the Senate in October 1864 because the Senate was out of session until December. He sent a nominee the day after the...
  • Hating Tucker: What the Left's vicious attacks on Fox News' star host really symbolize.

    10/03/2020 10:28:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Sat Oct 3, 2020 | Jason D. Hill
    The attacks on Fox News host Tucker Carlson as a racist, white nationalist, xenophobic, immigrant-hating troll have become coin of the realm in the establishment media. Last week, the Daily Beast hit an all-time low when one of its reporters accused Carlson of blaming George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake for their own deaths and injuries from police. The almost libelous article attributes claims that Carlson actually never made on his show. The Daily Beast reporter simply offers his own dubious interpretations of Carlson’s interpretation of news and facts as he receives them. Carlson has been lambasted for criticizing...
  • Former Chicago Police Officer Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Participating in Robbery and Extortion Crew

    10/03/2020 9:33:15 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies ^ | October 1, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Illinois
    CHICAGO — A federal judge today sentenced a former Chicago Police sergeant to 13 years in prison for participating in a robbery and extortion crew.In the 1990s, EDDIE C. HICKS and three others participated in a robbery ring that targeted suspected drug dealers under the guise of police investigations.  The four-person crew staged phony drug raids and automobile stops of suspected dealers, threatened them with arrest, then kept the drugs, cash, or weapons they discovered. All four were arrested and charged in federal court.  Hicks fled Chicago in June 2003 while free on bond and awaiting trial.  He remained a...
  • Early Voting Begins in Chicago: Here's What You Need to Know

    10/01/2020 8:01:21 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 14 replies ^ | 09/30/2020 | staff
    Already made up your mind on who to vote for and want to cast your ballot before Election Day on Nov. 3? If you're in Chicago, you can vote early in the general election at one location beginning Thursday or at one of 50 places, one in each ward, across the city starting later in October. Officials say early voting provides more flexibility to cast your ballot, with more options for locations and times, spreading out the rush to hopefully avoid a crowde