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  • Former U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski dead

    08/11/2010 1:03:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 39 replies
    UPI ^ | 11 Aug 10
    UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep Dan Rostenkowski, who rose to be chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and went to prison in disgrace, died Wednesday. He was 82. Rostenkowski died at his summer home in Powers Lake, Wis., after a long battle with cancer, the Chicago Tribune reported. A onetime Washington political insider and power broker, Rostenkowski represented his Chicago 5th Congressional District in Congress for 36 years, rising to head the powerful tax-writing Ways and Means Committee that rewrote the 1986 U.S. tax code. The son of 32nd Ward Democratic Alderman Joseph Rostenkowski, Daniel was first elected...
  • Part I: Will Obama Bring Roots to Daley Machine and Long Line of Political Corruption to DC?

    11/25/2008 9:04:39 AM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 4 replies · 282+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | November 25, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    The city of Chicago is one of the few major metropolitan areas which runs away from its past at every opportunity. Yet, indeed, the very construction of the city led to the term "underworld." And with rampant corruption controlled by infamous individuals like "Big Jim" Colosimo, Al Capone, Paul "The Waiter" Ricca, Murray "The Camel" Humphrey and Tony "Joe Batters" Accardo, Chicago can hardly bury its past--no pun intended. Since the turn of the 20th century, what Carl Sandburg referred to as the "City of Big Shoulders" was perhaps the center of organized crime in the United States. Though New...
  • CNN Did A Major Ayers Investigation -- Proves Little Messiah A Big Liar

    10/06/2008 7:47:21 PM PDT · by DHarry · 552 replies · 27,245+ views
    CNN - Youtube ^ | 10-06-08 | DHarry
    On Anderson's Cooper 360 they did a major investigative look at the Ayers/Obama connection. They even interviewed Stanley Kurtz. Bottom line: Just a guy in my neighborhood? Served on one board together? CNN Says bulls**t! They worked closely with each other and worked together on TWO boards -- both Annenberg and the Woods Foundation. They also talked about Ayers little tea party to launch Obama and found Obama hadn't been entirely honest about "just stopping by..." It was an event they planned and hosted TOGETHER. Sarah Palin needs to come out tomorrow and ride this just like she did the...
  • The Bomber as School Reformer (Obama's friend & mentor Bill Ayers)

    10/06/2008 9:59:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 899+ views
    The City Journal ^ | October 6, 2008 | Sol Stern
    Back in the early eighties, in an interview with David Horowitz and Peter Collier, Bill Ayers remembered his reaction upon learning that he would not be prosecuted by the government for his bombing spree as a member of the Weather Underground. “Guilty as hell, free as a bird—America is a great country,” he exulted. Ayers is now a university professor, but he must have been exulting all over again after reading Saturday’s front-page story in the New York Times. The article explored the putative relationship between Ayers and Barack Obama during the time they worked together on the Chicago Annenberg...
  • Corruption Scandal Loosening Mayor Daley's Grip on Chicago

    01/05/2006 11:18:28 PM PST · by ncountylee · 11 replies · 692+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 6, 2006 | JODI WILGOREN
    CHICAGO, Jan. 5 - Mayor Richard M. Daley was explaining away $48 million in overruns for renovation of a terminal at O'Hare International Airport when a regular at his daily news conferences asked if the mayor would be reciting a similar refrain, five or 10 years hence, for busting the budget in his $15 billion expansion of the airport. I'm coming back in five or 10 years?" Mr. Daley replied. "Thank you!" It used to be that no one (let alone the mayor himself) questioned the longevity of Mr. Daley, the country's longest-serving big-city mayor whose staggering margins in four...
  • A few classic funny quotes by Democrats

    02/25/2004 9:14:47 AM PST · by rightcoast · 5 replies · 216+ views
    rightcoast
    "We shall reach greater and greater platitudes of achievement." -- Richard J. Daley (Mayor of Chicago, 1955-76) "This is the worst disaster in California since I was elected." -- Pat Brown (Governor of California, 1959-66) "She's a wonderful, wonderful person and we're looking to a happy and wonderful night -- ah, life." -- Ted Kennedy (Massachusetts Senator) on his then-fiancee, Victoria Reggie