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  • Should Rahm Emanuel run for president and save Democrats from Joe Biden and his bloody eye?

    09/11/2019 4:18:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/11/2019 | John Kass
    Should former Democratic Chicago mayor turned TV talking head Rahm Emanuel just drop the punditry nonsense and get into the presidential race himself? It’s worth a thought. Emanuel is a multimillionaire — there are obvious benefits to public service — though he’s not as rich as enviro-billionaire Tom Steyer, who has qualified for the Democratic presidential candidate debate in October. But Rahm knows politics, and he displays his knowledge of these dark arts weekly on that ABC Sunday morning talk show, the one I don’t watch that is hosted by Clinton Donor Zero. If he were a presidential candidate, Rahm...
  • Rahm Emanuel to 2020 Democrats: 'Too often, you succumbed to chasing plaudits on Twitter'

    07/30/2019 3:18:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/29/19 | REBECCA KLAR
    Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) wrote a "memo" to the two dozen Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls, urging them to deliver a message — not seek Twitter praise — in this week's upcoming debates in Detroit. "There’s a reason Trump gleefully tweeted 'That’s the end of that race!' during the first debate: Too often, you succumbed to chasing plaudits on Twitter, which closed the door on swing voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Ohio," Emanuel wrote in an op-ed published Monday on Medium. "If you win the nomination in a way that forecloses a path to victory in the general...
  • How Trump reversed the Obama murder surge

    06/20/2019 4:28:44 PM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 06/19/2019 | Jack Cashill On
    A December 2018 headline in the New York Times heralded the rare bit of good news the Times allows its readers in the Age of Trump. It read simply, “U.S. Murder Rate for 2018 Is on Track for a Big Drop.” Although official FBI statistics will not be available until September, the Times acknowledged that “the murder rate in the United States in 2018 is on track for the largest one-year drop in five years.” The preliminary estimate of 7 percent translates into about a thousand fewer deaths. One word missing from the article by Jeff Asher, not surprisingly, is...
  • It’s Time to Hold American Elites Accountable for Their Abuses

    05/21/2019 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Rahm Emanuel
    Democrats have become increasingly cognizant of the anger, but too often they’ve drawn the wrong conclusions. The answer certainly isn’t socialism. Middle-class voters currently presume that elites already control the government—so why would they want to give the bureaucracy any more power? Rather, Democrats need to become the party of justice. They need to demand accountability from bad actors—and point out where Republicans would give them a pass. They don’t need to castigate entire industries, as some might recommend. But when people make decisions that affect innocent bystanders—beating the drums for an ill-conceived war, making complicated financial instruments—they should be...
  • Emanuel Blames Trump For Smollett Controversy, 'Toxic Environment', 'Sit On The Sidelines'

    03/29/2019 8:17:39 AM PDT · by blam · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-29-2019 | Barnini Chakraborty
    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday emphatically urged President Trump to butt out of the ongoing drama over embattled "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett as he blamed him for creating a "toxic environment" where someone would allegedly fabricate such an attack. “My recommendation is the president go to Opening Day baseball, sit on the sidelines and stay out of this," Emanuel told a group of reporters. The mayor called Chicago a "Trump-free zone" and blamed the president for creating a "toxic" and "hate-filled" environment that allowed Smollett to think he could get away with faking a hate crime. “Let me...
  • Chicago to Smollett: Pay Up, or Else...

    03/29/2019 6:44:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/29/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    The city of Chicago is demanding Jussie Smollett pay the overtime costs associated with police investigating the hate crime the “Empire” actor allegedly staged in January. The Chicago Corporation Counsel sent a letter to Smollett’s attorneys Thursday asking him to pay $130,106.15 within a week, threatening a new charge if he doesn’t agree to do so in a “timely” manner.
  • Chicago Mayor (Rahm) Emanuel on Jussie Smollett: ‘Is There No Decency In This Man?’

    03/26/2019 7:39:17 PM PDT · by blam · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-2019 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at a press conference, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel strongly criticized “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in connection to filing a false police report about an alleged hate crime. On prosecutors the dropping charges, Emanuel said, “This is a whitewash of justice. A grand jury could not have been clearer — to the cost, $10,000 doesn’t come close financially, but all the other repercussions of this decision made to me, where is the accountability in the system?” He continued, “Mr. Smollett is still saying that he is innocent, still running down the Chicago police department. How dare him? How dare him?...
  • Emanuel calls dropping charges against Jussie Smollett a ‘whitewash of justice’

    03/26/2019 11:21:36 AM PDT · by NobleFree · 73 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 03/26/2019 | Andy Grimm and Mitchell Armentrout
    In a highly unusual decision, prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a hate-crime attack against himself — a move that Mayor Rahm Emanuel later called a “whitewash of justice.” The actor was indicted March 8 with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly hiring two men to attack him near his Streeterville home in January. The $10,000 posted for Smollett’s bond will be turned over to the City of Chicago Law Department. The hearing lasted less than 5 minutes. Cook County Circuit Judge Steven G. Watkins sealed the case file. Chicago...
  • How Not to Lose to Donald Trump

    03/11/2019 8:11:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 10, 2019 | Rahm Emanuel, 44th mayor of Chicago
    A winning 2020 candidate needs three things: authenticity, credibility, and viability. Few could have predicted that President Donald Trump would be this good at surrendering the political advantage of a strong economy. Not only is he now underwater in the three states that pushed him to victory in 2016—he’s now unexpectedly vulnerable in places such as Texas, Florida, and Ohio as well. His popularity rises to 50 percent or higher in states that total a mere 102 electoral votes. Probably of more concern to his campaign: He’s fallen below 40 percent approval in states encompassing a 201-electoral-vote bloc. But Democrats...
  • Black Caucus Chairman Purges Himself of Emanuel's 20K

    10/13/2018 3:02:03 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Fran Spielman
    The chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus is purging himself of a surprise, $20,000 contribution from Mayor Rahm Emanuel amid concern that it might damage his chances of winning re-election. Instead of keeping the money and putting the windfall into his campaign fund, Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) is distributing the mayor’s check — in $2,000 increments –– to ten community organizations and other groups in his ward that are working to stop the never-ending cycle of gang violence and train people for jobs. The alderman said he appreciated the mayor’s gesture and means no disrespect. But he was concerned...
  • Rahm Emanuel’s failure is an ill omen for all Democrats

    09/15/2018 3:51:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 14,2018 | Michael Barone
    At the same time, Emanuel acquiesced in Obama administration oversight of the city’s police department. And police officers’ retreat from proactive policing has led to enormous increases in shootings and homicides. I happened to be in Chicago in the early weeks of December 2008 and saw the celebratory air of a city festooned with posters hailing the new president — the first president Chicago ever produced. But after leaving office in January 2017, Obama has not moved back to Chicago and recently only visited briefly. Hope and change is not in the air. Chicago is one of the great creations...
  • Chicago pension fiasco: $54M lost on deal with Daley nephew, ex-Obama boss

    09/14/2018 8:32:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2018 | Tim Novak
    Vanecko and Davis. Their firm made millions in fees even as retirement plans for teachers, cops, other Chicago city workers suffered big losses. A dozen years ago, five financially strapped city of Chicago pension funds invested $68 million in a shaky real estate deal put together by a former boss of resident Barack Obama and a nephew of Mayor Richard M. Daley. It was a high-risk investment. Allison S. Davis — who once headed a small Chicago law firm that gave Obama his first job out of Harvard Law School — and Daley nephew Robert G. Vanecko even warned in...
  • Will the next mayor get Chicago its cut of a booming economy? (Rahm was the greatest!)

    09/09/2018 9:22:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9/09/18 | Editorial Board
    **SNIP** What keeps the city afloat, and allows it to maintain a robust jobs-based economy, is the ability to borrow money and deliver services. Only cities that manage their finances responsibly can hope to woo the bond market, and that’s what Emanuel has done. In municipal bond circles, he’s seen as a trusted partner whose departure is unsettling. “I’ve been pretty impressed with the mayor,” Howard Cure of Evercore Wealth Management told The Bond Buyer, an industry publication. “He inherited a very structurally weak budget and I think he’s made a lot of improvements and is striving to achieve structural...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Problems Were His Own Creation

    09/08/2018 10:45:11 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 5, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Chicago’s rampant crime rate left Rahm Emanuel with little choice but to withdraw from the city’s mayoral race. One recent poll showed that only 31% would vote for his re-election, and 62% wanted to vote for someone else.
  • How Rahm Emanuel’s exit may affect Chicago’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2

    09/05/2018 12:02:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | September 5, 2018 | Ryan Ori And Lauren Zumbach, The Chicago Tribune
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Tuesday announcement that he won’t seek a third term throws a big unknown into the city’s efforts to score Amazon’s second headquarters, which would be the crowning achievement in a line of corporate wins under his leadership. The city is one of 20 locations in the running for what Amazon has dubbed HQ2, which will bring up to 50,000 high-paying new jobs to the chosen North American location. Amazon has said it will pick a location by year’s end. Emanuel has been hands-on in trying to woo Amazon to Chicago, touting the city’s growing tech sector,...
  • PhD student killed by stray bullet 'within 4 hours' of being in Chicago

    09/05/2018 9:42:46 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 09/05/18 | Bill Hutchinson
    A Northwestern University doctoral student who beat cancer was one of six people shot to death over the weekend in Chicago, gunned down by a stray bullet when he walked into the middle of a gunfight just four hours after arriving in the city to start school, police and his mother said. Shane Colombo, 25, was killed Sunday in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago while on an errand to buy clothes hangers, said his mother, Tonya Colombo of Menifee, California "He was a bright, beautiful, amazing son. And he was so loving," the tearful mother told ABC News...
  • Rahm Emanuel announces he's not running for Chicago mayor reelection

    09/04/2018 9:09:56 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 106 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | September 4, 2018
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday morning he's not running for reelection. Emanuel made the announcement at a City Hall press conference that he will not seek reelection at the end of his term. The mayoral election will take place on Feb. 26, 2019. "Today, the time has come to make another tough choice. As much as I love this job, and will always love this city and its residents, I've decided not to seek reelection," he said.
  • Boy, 3, among 7 shot in West Englewood...; teen shoots self in head after police pursuit

    08/17/2018 7:00:56 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/17/2018 | Deanese Williams-Harris and Rosemary Sobol
    Seven people have been shot during one attack on Friday night on the South Side, Chicago police said. The shooting happened about 8:05 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 65th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Officer Norma Pelayo, who was citing preliminary information. Further details were not immediately available. Other Friday shootings left a 27-year-old man fatally wounded and three others wounded. A “young male’’ between the ages of 15 and 17 shot himself in the head following a foot pursuit with police in the West Side’s Lawndale neighborhood, according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. It...
  • 2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence

    08/12/2018 7:12:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | August 11, 2018
    2 Dead, 18 Wounded in Chicago-Area Gun Violence Published at 8:44 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 | Updated at 9:15 AM CDT on Aug 11, 2018 Chicago gun violence left two people dead Saturday and at least 18 others wounded, including a woman killed in a domestic dispute with someone. The most recent incident ocurring Saturday morning in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 25-year-old man was wounded in a shooting at about 1:55 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Grenshaw, according to Chicago police. Officials say he was standing outside when two people began firing...
  • 'Let's Do It Like Eisenhower': Chicago Pastor Calls on Trump to Send Troops [tr]

    08/10/2018 5:34:44 PM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 10, 2018 | Outnumbered Overtime
    The Rev. Gregory Livingston, of New Hope Baptist Church, said Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has "blood on his hands," and is allegedly "sitting on" millions of dollars in Department of Housing and Urban Development funds that could be helping the affected neighborhoods. "Rahm's words do nothing for that family," Livingston said of a mother of a 17-year-old shot and killed over the weekend amid the violence. . . . "Trump, send the National Guard down here. Give us a breather so we can figure this out. Yes, let's talk, bc we have to make some changes here.