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  • Rahm Emanuel Lowers Murder Rate in Chicago… by Lying About It

    04/21/2014 6:46:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/21/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Good news. Crime is down in Chicago. Walk the streets late at night. Carry your wallet in your back pocket. It’s safe. Homicides dropped 18 percent in Chicago last year and crime overall was down 16 percent, according to statistics released by the police department this morning.Shootings across the city dropped by 24 percent from 2012 and 16 percent from 2011, according to the department’s numbers. Sexual assaults were down 6 percent from last year, robberies down 12 percent, serious battery down 16 percent, burglaries down 22 percent, motor vehicle thefts down 23 percent, thefts down 3 percent. How was...
  • 9 Dead, 26 Injured and 50 Foot Puppets in Chicago Easter Crime Wave

    04/21/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | John Ransom
    Amidst ongoing corruption trials, a scandal involving top cops who've been changing crime statistics to show crime going down when it’s not, and an economy reeling from the twin salvos of runaway tax increases, and a public pension mess, Chicago has come up with a solution to their economic woes and maybe to their crime fighting woes as well. The city is going to fund giant street performing puppets, some as high as 50 feet tall, for merely millions of dollars. Yes, apparently the performing puppets that they have at City Hall, at police headquarters and crawling all over...
  • Report: Chicago's Top Cop Cooking the Books on 'Declining' Crime Rate

    04/18/2014 1:09:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Since the beginning of 2014 Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Gary McCarthy have been touting a declining crime rate in the Windy City, but according to a new report by Chicago Magazine, they may be cooking the books. "City leaders manipulated crime statistics to create the appearance of a rapidly decreasing rate of crime."
  • Chicago Police Superintendent caught creating phony police reports to reduce crime rate

    04/15/2014 9:34:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 25 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/15/14 | Doug Book
    Other than hitting the perfect tee shot, nothing is more gratifying than the sight of liberals hoisted on a petard fashioned by their own corruption. In May of 2011, anti-gun lunatic Garry McCarthy was named Chicago Police Superintendent by mayor and former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. Though making all of the usual promises about reducing the city’s crime rate, during his first full year–2012–Chicago recorded 507 murders, the most since 2008 and more than in any year since 2003. Of course, more important than 507 dead was the fact that Emanuel’s approval rate seemed to decline another notch...
  • Emanuel: I had 'contrary' views on Obamacare (Godfather: I had 'contrary' views)

    03/27/2014 9:26:40 AM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jeff Morganteen
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the former White House chief of staff, told CNBC on Thursday he gave President Barack Obama a "contrary opinion" on the early stages of the Affordable Care Act, which debuted with a glitch-ridden website and troubled exchanges.
  • Rahm Repeatedly Insults Chuck Todd: Something Wrong With 'Your Brain'

    03/20/2014 9:30:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 33 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Talk about a guy who could pick a fight in a phone booth—if there were phone booths anymore . . . On today's Daily Rundown, in a conversation about charter schools, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly insulted host Chuck Todd, suggesting he was ignorant about charter schools, was "backward" looking, and that being in Washington had affected "your brain." Todd generally took it in stride, but after one insult couldn't suppress a "wow" of amazement at Rahm's rudeness. View the video here.
  • Four Teens Just CALLED OUT Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a Way That Would Make Any English Teacher Proud

    03/15/2014 7:58:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | March 15, 2014 | Emily Hulsey
    When these four teens were trying to come up with something to perform in Louder Than a Bomb, a youth poetry festival that reaches teens through after-school programs, they took their task seriously. Through their spoken-word performance of “Hide Your Schools, Hide Your Homes, Hide Your Children, Cause He’s Wrecking it All,” they unabashedly slammed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel with a passion you can both see and hear. …
  • Inside the Beltway: A new interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?

    03/11/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The recent Conservative Political Action Conference provides a forum for big names. But it’s also a platform for the murmurs and asides from political strategists who’ve been everywhere and done everything, and like to speculate. Such is the case when the potential presidential candidacy ofHillary Clinton was parsed by a pair of insiders. Would she run? Maybe, if her health and vigor remain strong. But is she holding a place for someone else? Could be. The take-away suggestion: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously being groomed as a White House contender. “Maybe in the lead role, maybe the running mate....
  • Obama Mentor Preckwinkle May Challenge Emanuel for Chicago Mayor

    02/23/2014 9:54:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 07:46 PM | Greg Richter
    First-term Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel could face a challenge from the mentor of his old boss, President Barack Obama. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle may have her sights on the job, the Chicago Sun-Times reports, though she insists she is running only for re-election this year. […] Emanuel has alienated the black community, the Sun-Times’s Carol Marin notes, by closing neighborhood schools while opening charter schools. He also has angered police and firefighters in contract talks. …
  • US Sen. Durbin lauds federal manufacturing grants

    02/23/2014 11:19:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2014 2:03 PM EST
    Top Illinois politicians say a multimillion-dollar institute bound for Chicago will be the nation’s flagship research site for digital manufacturing. Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn on Sunday publicly heralded Chicago’s selection by the Defense Department as the site of one of two manufacturing institutes. …
  • Rahm Emanuel: Mayor America (Paid Advertising No Doubt)

    02/15/2014 1:18:03 PM PST · by mgist · 7 replies
    FT ^ | 2/14/14 | Luce
    Has the mayor of Chicago reinvented the city’s notorious political machine – and does he covet the White House? When Rahm Emanuel became mayor of Chicago in 2011, he proclaimed: “I will not be a patient mayor.” It was an understatement. The former chief of staff to Barack Obama returned home with a near-legendary reputation for his take-no-prisoners style of operating. That is how he acquired the nickname “Rahmbo”. He once famously mailed a dead fish to a pollster with whom he had fallen out. There are few significant Washington figures who have not felt the lash of his tongue....
  • Chicago reverses course, cancels school on Monday

    01/05/2014 4:20:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 5, 2014 6:36 PM EST
    Chicago Public School officials say they’re canceling classes ahead of Monday’s bitter cold temperatures, after first saying they would be open. The reversal comes after withering criticism from the Chicago Teachers Union, though officials say they made the decision after (they) “evaluated the situation again.” …
  • AL SHARPTON'S CHICAGO TOWN HALL ERUPTS INTO REVOLT AGAINST MACHINE POLITICS

    12/22/2013 8:11:39 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2013 | by REBEL PUNDIT
    On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. One 82-year-old preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings in some of Chicago’s south side communities such as Altgeld Gardens and Trumbull Park.
  • WALL STREET DEMS: VALERIE JARRETT LACKS ANY BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

    12/16/2013 4:56:11 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    In a recent long-form article on the troubles that the banking and investment sectors have had with the destructive policies coming out of the White House, unnamed Democrats told Politico that Rahm Emanuel and, most especially, Valerie Jarrett were not only entirely unresponsive to their concerns, but they actually lacked any knowledge about the industries for which they were tasked with crafting policy--and earned no "respect" because of it. Things got so bad that representatives of the financial sectors just stopped having meetings with the White House because any such meetings were pointless. The December 11 article, "Lament of the...
  • Pension crisis endangers Chicago's future

    12/11/2013 5:44:55 AM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 19 replies
    <p>CHICAGO (AP) - It's not the vision of a world-class city that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel typically likes to portray.</p> <p>More teachers losing their jobs, thousands fewer police and firefighters on duty, less frequent trash collection and miles of potholed roads going unrepaired - all as property taxes soar.</p>
  • Emanuel agrees to cut cigarette tax increase to 50 cents per pack

    11/25/2013 1:35:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 25, 2013 | FRAN SPIELMAN
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed Monday to shave a quarter off his 75-cents-a-pack tax on cigarettes to appease African-American aldermen concerned about the illegal sale of loose cigarettes. The decision to reduce the tax from 75 cents a pack to 50 cents continues Emanuel’s pattern of tinkering at the margins of his city budgets to appease critics without giving away too much............. ........Last week, the mayor appeared to slam the door on compromise. He called the 75-cents-a-pack increase that would have left Chicago with the nation’s highest combined state and local tax on cigarettes a “health care feat” on par with...
  • 34 Homicides in Rahm's Chicago in October

    11/07/2013 12:45:01 PM PST · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Rebel Pundit
    October was another bloody month for the city of Chicago, as the city suffered 34 homicides, 29 from fatal shootings, and 98 more shot and injured. Seven more people have been killed thus far in November, bringing the murder total for the year to 387. That number remains below 2013, however, as of October 27; the Chicago Police Crime Data Portal shows the murder rate unchanged from 2011, and a 20% spike in murders for the previous four weeks. “If Rahm Emanuel and Garry McCarthy want to stop this, they can stop this,” Ward claimed. “They can stop it with...
  • Obama’s Valerie Jarrett: Often Whispered about, But Never Challenged

    10/27/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by opentalk · 90 replies
    national review ^ | October 24, 2013 | John Fund
    <p>President Obama's aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers.</p> <p>Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.</p>
  • Valerie Jarrett´s Daughter and Son-in-law work for company that receives $653 Million for Obamacare

    10/27/2013 12:19:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    http://yourtubenews.ning.com ^ | 10/27/13 | UnSlave Me
    At this point this is still speculation with little confirmation, however it is highly suspect. I urge anyone to look further into this for more info. *Note Balkisson is not the PM's son, as written below, but rather an MP's son. ... B. Facebook Page: Now we know why a company in Canada got the contract for Obamacare:::::: "Michael D. Harbison via Dutch Valkema Dutch Valkema
  • [Chicago] Mayor calls federal prosecutors’ efforts on gun crime ‘horrible’

    10/24/2013 2:49:56 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 15 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 23, 2013 | Frank Main
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday called federal prosecutors’ efforts to crack down on gun crime “horrible” in Chicago when compared to other cities like New York or Los Angeles. “But that does not absolve us from our responsibility. It doesn’t absolve Springfield. There is a lot that needs to be fixed specifically on guns, both on the prosecutorial side, the gun prevention side and other aspects,” [Chicago Mayor Rahm] Emanuel said. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) have been encouraging the [federal prosecutor] to take on street crime, too.
  • Emanuel blasts 'wrong-headed' GOP leaders over shutdown

    10/04/2013 8:21:00 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    wbez.org ^ | October 02, 2013 | Alex Keefe
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday blasted Congressional Republicans for their “wrong-headed” budget brinksmanship he said led to a partial government shutdown, while maintaining that city services are still immune to the impasse in Washington. “It’s time for the Republican leaders in Congress to step up, provide leadership and tell a small minority in their party to stop trying to hold the country hostage to their ideology,” Emanuel told reporters at an unrelated press conference on Wednesday. As the first federal shutdown in nearly 18 years entered its second day, Emanuel said city services are still unaffected by the shutdown,...
  • The Last Election Was A "Referendum" On Obamacare? Which Just Began Last Tuesday? Uh, no.

    10/04/2013 11:21:58 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 23 replies
    vanity rant | October 5, 2013 | Lancey Howard
    Check out the excerpt below from THIS THREAD (Emanuel blasts 'wrong-headed' GOP leaders over shutdown): Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday blasted Congressional Republicans for their “wrong-headed” budget brinksmanship he said led to a partial government shutdown... “The election was a referendum. Elections have consequences. The American people have spoken, he has gotten re-elected, and he’s being very reasonable about a way to move forward. They are being unreasonable and irresponsible and reckless.” _______________________________________________Lately I have been hearing many Democrats and their Democrat "mainstream" newsroom allies spout this brazen lie that the re-election of the African communist Obama was a...
  • Rahm Emanuel condemns 'brazen' Chicago shooting

    09/20/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel condemned a Thursday night shooting on Chicago’s South Side that wounded 13 people, including a three-year-old boy. “Senseless and brazen acts of violence have no place in Chicago and betray all that we stand for,” said Obama’s former chief of staff in the first of a series of tweets Friday morning. “The perpetrators of this crime will be brought to justice and prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” Emanuel added. Witnesses said several gunmen fired at least 20 shots at a group on basketball courts, according to NBC News’s Chicago affiliate. The station said...
  • 12 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park (Chicago)

    09/19/2013 10:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11:52 p.m. CDT, September 19, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Twelve people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after in the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan. A twelfth victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information. …
  • Chicago’s top cop McCarthy should leave now, give the City a break

    08/09/2013 9:02:54 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/9/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The guy just doesn’t fit in. He needs to quit now in order to explore great new opportunities for the sake of the children. Chicago’s Police Superintendent Garry Francis McCarthy, known lovingly as McStreetlights, was hand picked by Mayor Rahm “Tiny Dancer” Emanuel to do something about Chicago, a city whose kill stats are worse than those of Afghanistan. In a stunning panoply of ironic details, the man blew in from NYPD’s CompStat program, moved over to Newark, then sent letters to Chicago gang bangers, telling them in essence that he knew where they lived and to have a nice...
  • (Chicago RAT) Emanuel doesn't address CPS neighborhood school cuts (pensions a problem)

    08/06/2013 6:16:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/06/13 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended the choices he has made on the Chicago Public Schools budget, but did not directly address reports that neighborhood schools will face deeper cuts during the coming year than charters or other kinds of schools. CPS estimated classroom cuts in the upcoming budget to be about $68 million. But the Tribune found that the cuts to district-run neighborhood schools is more than $100 million for instruction and operations. CPS came up with its lower figure by including budget increases at charter and contract schools that in many cases saw enrollment rise and seats added....
  • Just when you thought unions were as low as they could go they picket a child’s funeral

    08/02/2013 9:25:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/2/13 | Emma Karlin
    It took a judge’s order to snap a greedy Chicago union out of its selfishness and make its members stop picketing funerals including one being held for a deceased child by a grieving family. SCI Illinois Services Inc. (SCIIS), a large funeral home chain has been stuck by Teamsters Local 727 which has harassed grieving families seeking to bury their loved ones. A statement from SCIIS said, “While we recognize and respect the Teamsters’ right to lawfully picket, we have been shocked and saddened by their attempts to make grieving families the target of the cruel and outrageous attacks.” The...
  • (Illinois) State Rep.: ‘Maybe The (Chicago) Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

    07/28/2013 6:43:55 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 19, 2013
    CHICAGO (CBS) – An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago. State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) was interviewed about Chicago crime Tuesday on WCHB-AM in Detroit. “I’m going to tell you what some suspicions have been, and people have whispered to me: they’re not sure that black people are shooting all of these children,” Davis said. “There’s some suspicion – and I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing – they suspect...
  • City of Chicago’s cash cushion plummets, debt triples, arrests drop, water use rises

    07/28/2013 6:24:32 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 26. 2013 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel closed the books on 2012 with $33.4 million in unallocated cash on hand — down from $167 million the year before — while adding to the mountain of debt piled on Chicago taxpayers, year-end audits show. Last week, Moody’s Investors ordered an unprecedented triple-drop in the city’s bond rating, citing Chicago’s “very large and growing” pension liabilities, “significant” debt service payments, “unrelenting public safety demands” and historic reluctance to raise local taxes that has continued under Emanuel. The 2012 city audits explain why. [Snip] The audits by the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche provide a treasure...
  • State Rep.: ‘Maybe The Police Are Killing Some Of These Kids’

    07/19/2013 10:11:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    WBBM-TV ^ | July 19, 2013
    State Rep. Monique Davis An Illinois state representative has publicly raised the possibility that Chicago police officers might be the ones responsible for the unsolved murders of black youths in Chicago. State Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago) was interviewed about Chicago crime Tuesday on WCHB-AM in Detroit. “I’m going to tell you what some suspicions have been, and people have whispered to me: they’re not sure that black people are shooting all of these children,” Davis said. “There’s some suspicion – and I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing – they...
  • "Butch Wax" Not Haircut For Michelle Obama & FLOTUS Quote Gets NBC Style Edit!

    07/19/2013 8:02:28 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 42 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-19-2013 | MOTUS
    Yesterday this picture of Lady M set the intertoobs teeth on edge and kicked the misery heat index up to notches unknown: I blame Matt Drudge who started the ball rolling with this headline gem: (SNIP) Butt with the dawn comes the embarrassing truth: Rumors of Lady M’s haircut have been greatly exaggerated (SNIP) As the day wore on, more proof emerged. Lady M joins Mayor Rahm “Rhambo” “Dead Fish” Emanuel (h/t: Sean Hannity)and his beard partner spouse wife, Amy Rule, for a morning visit to the career training program, Urban Alliance Chicago: (SNIP) "To you all students, for having...
  • Email-Hate Mail: Liberals Put the "Moron" in the Oxymoron "Government Subsidies"

    06/23/2013 3:43:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | John Ransom
    dhensley813 wrote: The city of Chicago really had no option but to curtail the benefits of retirees. It's not as bankrupt as Detroit, but it was getting there. Obamacare wasn't so much the reason the city cut retiree insurance, as the excuse it gave them to say that they weren't really being dropped. - Obama Solves Mass-Layoff Problem by Laying Off Mass-Layoff Statistics Guys at BLS Dear Comrade 813, I think they had no choice once they negotiated a contract that allowed retirees to have benefits that the city knew it couldn’t afford. That’s outrageous enough. But to make matters...
  • Firemen on patrol to fight Chicago gangs

    05/29/2013 9:07:47 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    WND ^ | May 28, 2013 | John Bennett
    Police officer lashes out at 'demented morality' where government must 'raise children' The city of Chicago has ordered its firefighters to provide security for public school students walking to and from class through the city’s gang turf, according to an official memo from the Chicago Fire Department that WND obtained. The memo, signed by Chicago Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago, states that the fire department will have “a strong physical presence” along student walking routes for three weeks at the beginning of the school year in the fall. “[I]t is critical that CFD assist in providing the children with reassurance during...
  • How to kill Obamacare without even trying

    05/09/2013 6:48:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 8, 2013 | Yates Walker, Conservative Activist
    Ezekiel Emanuel, a noted oncologist, has helped advise the Obama administration in its effort to create an economic system larger than France’s economy to distribute health care services to over 300 million people. Together, those facts encapsulate the essence of our federal government: hopelessly overextended, devoid of caution and chock full of hubris. If that isn’t succinct enough to signal the coming disaster that will be Obamacare, then Emanuel’s recent column in the Wall Street Journal should tip the balance. Coincidentally, the column was about me, or, more appropriately, about a class of the peasantry to which Doctor Emanuel has...
  • Chicago Suffering One Shooting Every 6.3 Hours as 2013 Homicide Count Hits 100

    04/26/2013 5:20:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 26, 2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
    There have been 441 shootings and 100 homicides in the city of Chicago so far this year, according to a blog that tracks crime in Chicago. That works out to 3.8 shootings per day or approximately one shooting every 6.3 hours. The "Crime in Chicago" blog updates daily and tracks crime news within the city. It keeps a running tally of all homicides and shootings. In 2012, the blog shows that 2,670 individuals were shot in Chicago. That was up 20% from 2,217 in 2011....
  • Rahmbo Takes On Perry And Messes With Texas' Success

    04/23/2013 4:41:32 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 23, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    States: The governor from a thriving free-enterprise state travels to the U.S. counterpart of Greece and Cyprus with an invitation: Come to where folks are friendly to business. Texas' Rick Perry arrived in Illinois Monday to lure businesses away from a state that we and other's have dubbed "America's Greece" — beleaguered by debt, punished by regulations and subject to ever-rising taxes — to one that's leading the pack in job and economic growth. Taking umbrage at Perry's visit was Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. He took the occasion to taunt the governor with...
  • Rahm Rips Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Brings Up Campaign Gaffe

    04/22/2013 3:04:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    DNAInfo Chicago ^ | April 22, 2013 | Ted Cox
    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave Rick Perry a Chicago-style greeting Monday, challenging the Texas governor to remember the reasons for his visit to Illinois — a jab at Perry's presidential debate forgetfulness. "I hope when he comes he remembers all three of his reasons," Emanuel said. "Because it will be a real test for him." Perry was in Illinois Monday to encourage businesses to move to Texas and was scheduled to address a Chicago business convention Tuesday. Emanuel made pointed reference to a campaign gaffe Perry committed while running for president. At a Republican debate late in 2011, Perry...
  • No Guns, No School: Liberal Racism In Obama's Chicago

    03/25/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Racism: Facing a billion-dollar budget shortfall, the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 54 schools, mostly in black and low-income neighborhoods, forces many students to cross gang boundaries to get a mediocre education. Facing a billion-dollar budget shortfall, the Chicago Public Schools' plans to close 54 schools, mostly in black and low-income neighborhoods, forcing many students to cross gang boundaries to get a questionable education. Shuffling children around like so many deck chairs on a sinking ship, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced the closings as a cost-cutting move, with CPS officials arguing that money being spent to keep underutilized...
  • School Closing Opponents Call Mayor A Racist Liar [Chicago]

    03/23/2013 11:09:43 PM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    CBS News Chicago ^ | March 22, 2013
    CHICAGO (CBS) – The Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close 53 schools and 61 buildings, mostly in black neighborhoods, has some West Side residents vowing to fight the Emanuel administration until the end. As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, to hear some tell it on the West Side, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a racist liar who doesn’t care about the kids. And they’re just getting started. “I don’t see any Caucasians being moved, bussed, or murdered in the streets as they travel along gang lines, or stand on the steps of a CPS school,” said activist Wendy Matil Pearson as...
  • Chicago's White Liberal ruling class to take minority five year olds innocence with LGBT Sex-Ed

    03/22/2013 8:57:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/22/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Why would the Chicago Public School (CPS) system be so presumptuous as to start teaching Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual Transsexual Sex-Ed to all its students, even five year old kindergarteners? Aside from pure hubris, satisfying Gay political groups is a good guess, but the simple answer is because they can. The Chicago’s public schools are more than 85% Black or Latino and just 8.8% White. A combined 87% of Black and Hispanic Chicagoans live in poverty so they are as dependent upon White liberals as house pets are on their owners. If these numbers were reversed the White ruling class in...
  • City May Expand 'Gun Offender' Registry (Chicago, Illinois)

    03/09/2013 12:58:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    DNAInfo.com Chicago ^ | March 7, 2013 | Tanveer Ali
    CITY HALL — Chicago's gun offender registry needs to be expanded to include the names of people busted committing crimes with a gun, Ald. Ed Burke (14th) said Thursday. And Mayor Rahm Emanuel agrees. The powerful alderman wants to force anyone convicted of a violent crime with a firearm, including kidnapping, assault, robbery and vehicular hijacking, to end up on the list, which now has 584 names on it of those convicted of less serious gun violations. Burke said he was shocked to hear the current list had so few names. "Clearly I felt that there are thousands of offenders...
  • Newly added CPAC speaker Donald Trump gave Rahm Emanuel $50,000 for mayoral run & $2,000 to Blago

    03/05/2013 8:17:54 PM PST · by pacificpundit · 9 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 12/13/11 | admin
    CPAC dis-invites Pamela Geller, but invites loud mouth gas bag Donald Trump? The same Trump who donated $50,000 to deadish Emanuel for his mayoral run? The same Trump who donated $2,000 to jailbird Blago? Oy.
  • Obama's Hidden Gay Lifestyle - new details

    02/28/2013 5:43:47 AM PST · by jsanders2001 · 53 replies
    WND ^ | Jerome E. Corsi
    A prominent member of Chicago’s homosexual community claims Barack Obama’s participation in the “gay” bar and bathhouse scene was so well known that many who were aware of his lifestyle were shocked when he ran for president and finally won the White House. “It is common knowledge in the Chicago gay community that Obama actively visited the gay bars and bathhouses in Chicago while he was an Illinois state senator,” Madsen told WND. “Nobody who knew Obama in the gay bar scene thought he could possibly be president,” said DuJan. DuJan, founder and editor of the Hillary Clinton-supporting website HillBuzz.org,...
  • Rahm Emanuel May Be Toying With 2016 Presidential Run

    02/14/2013 9:37:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 14, 2013 | Lloyd Grove
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race. The 53-year-old Emanuel, who is busy raising money for his 2015 reelection campaign in the Windy City, has had discussions both over the phone and face to face in the past month with Democratic Party donors and fundraisers about a possible White House run, according to sources. It’s unclear who raised the subject—Emanuel or the donors—and the mayor’s press secretary initially didn’t offer clarity on who said what to whom Hours after this...
  • Rahm Emanuel Toying With 2016 Presidential Run, Sources Say

    02/14/2013 4:59:35 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 45 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/14/13 | Lloyd Grove
    Obama’s former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel might make a go for 2016, two well-connected Democrats tell Lloyd Grove—as long as Hillary doesn’t. And the potty-mouthed Chicago mayor could win.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering with the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race. It’s unclear who raised the subject—Emanuel or the donors—and the mayor’s press secretary didn’t offer any clarity on who said what to whom. However, Tarah Cooper sent a photo of Emanuel's scrawl on yellow legal paper vowing "not ever" to run for "for...
  • The Unconventional Ted Cruz: He's doing precisely what he promised on the campaign trail.

    02/05/2013 6:37:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/05/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Ted Cruz (R., Texas) has been a United States senator for only 34 days, but already he is making his mark on national politics. His conspicuous presence and aggressive tone have thrilled his conservative cheerleaders, while inducing fits of rage in liberal detractors and Joe Scarborough. In the past week alone, Cruz has tangled with veteran Democratic spin-master Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Meet the Press, sent a tongue-in-cheek letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, introduced legislation to fully repeal Obamacare, and recorded “no” votes on major items, including Hurricane Sandy relief, raising the debt ceiling, filibuster reform, and...
  • Rahm Emanuel Writes to Mutual Funds Urging them to Blacklist Gun Companies

    02/01/2013 10:00:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/01/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Rahm Emanuel Writes to Mutual Funds Urging them to Blacklist Gun CompaniesPosted By Bryan Preston On January 30, 2013 @ 11:29 am In Politics | 33 Comments The tyrant of Chicago is at it again. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is now pushing mutual funds to divest and blacklist gun manufacturers for the crime of opposing the Obama regime’s gun-control efforts.Emanuel’s statement on his assault on the First and Second Amendments: “Just like the banks and pension funds, I believe that these Mutual Funds can exert an enormous amount of influence by taking a stand against gun manufacturers that continue to refuse...
  • Cruz to Illinois banks, gun companies: Come on down to Texas!

    01/29/2013 7:05:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 29, 2013 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Our new Sen. Ted Cruz, of the great state of Texas, has a knack for making himself heard, and I look forward to a tenure filled with such press statements. Dear Rahm, this is what a little state-to-state competition looks like. Companies bullied by Mayor Pottymouth aren’t obligated to stay in the cold, bankrupt, and increasingly inhospitable state of Illinois. And, Cruz is proactive in his pitch to Rahm-targeted Bank of America, TD Bank, Sturm & Ruger, and Smith & Wesson (though not proactive in the subsidies arms race we too often see in state competition over sports teams and...
  • Sen. Cruz to Chicago Mayor: Keep gun control efforts "north of the Red River"

    01/29/2013 10:11:49 AM PST · by kristinn · 17 replies
    KETK ^ | Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) sent a letter to gunmakers, banks, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, after Emanuel reportedly sent letters to banks asking that they stop doing business with certain firearm manufacturers. In the letter, Cruz urged the mayor to keep his attacks on the Second Amendment to his own city, and informed gunmakers that their companies and business would be welcome in the state of Texas. Here is how the letter reads: To the CEOs of Bank of America and TD Bank Group: It has recently been reported that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sent each of...
  • Why Republicans Are Poised To Lose The Second Amendment Battle (Hurl Alert)

    01/27/2013 2:50:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    You have to give progressives credit. They’re nothing if not thorough. When an opportunity to limit the Second Amendment presented itself in the Sandy Hook massacre, regardless how tasteless it was to exploit that opportunity, they went full bore toward their goal. Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced sweeping so-called “assault weapons” ban legislation this week that would place unprecedented restrictions on individuals’ rights to own, use, sell and even pass along already owned firearms to family members. But given where things stand now in the polls and political atmosphere, that legislation will go nowhere. But the Constitution and the...