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CHICAGO: CRIME KIND OF TOWN
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Posted on 12/19/2008 12:25:19 AM PST by hoosiermama

Edited on 02/09/2012 7:04:21 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Crime in Chicago has been in the news lately, but it is nothing new. Historically it dates back over a hundred years. From the tale of the Gray Wolves

http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/540.html

The 1890s Chicago City Council was notorious for corrupt political practices orchestrated by a faction of its aldermen known as the Gray Wolves. So named because they were viewed as preying upon the defenseless public, the Gray Wolves were led by First Ward aldermen “Bathhouse” John Coughlin and “Hinky Dink” Mike Kenna, and Johnny Powers of the Nineteenth Ward. These elected officials were not only skilled at trading votes for favors, but once in office they excelled in making municipal decisions to profit themselves financially.

TO the present, it is a compelling historical subject.

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Blago once offered Holder a $300K job
washington examiner ^ | 6/14/10 | Barbara Hollingsworth

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2534395/posts?page=3

Posted on Monday, June 14, 2010 2:26:10 PM by Nachum

Here’s a Blagojevich-Obama connection you may not know about unless you’ve been reading the Chicago newspapers for quite some time. Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, D, tried to hire Eric Holder (now the U.S. Attorney General) six years ago to give a clean bill of health to a gaming company that prosecutors say had just paid Blagojevich a $40,000 bribe.

Blagojevich wanted to hire Holder to a $300,000 special investigator’s position, so that he would dispel allegations by state Attorney General Lisa Madigan,D, that Emerald Casino was tied to the mafia. Even as Blago tried to whitewash Emerald, the company’s president had just paid off Blagojevich by giving his wife a no-work real estate fee, according to Blagojevich’s federal indictment.

Holder even appeared with Blagojevich at a March 24, 2004 press conference. Nearly five years later, he failed to mention the event in a 47-page questionnaire he submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee five days after Blago’s arrest, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


651 posted on 06/14/2010 12:41:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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Rezko asked for $10,000 check to Obama campaign: witness
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 7:59:37 PM · 9 of 11
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Gov fund-raiser linked to man in indictment
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, August 7, 2005
Author: Dave McKinney, Chris Fusco and Steve Warmbir, The Chicago Sun-Times
SPRINGFIELD — A Glenview businessman who federal investigators believe received a $250,000 kickback in a state teacher pension scheme has had past business dealings with gubernatorial fund-raiser Antoin “Tony” Rezko , the Chicago Sun-Times has found.

Records in three Wisconsin cities show that companies linked to Rezko turned over ownership of at least six Papa John’s pizza restaurants in 2001 to a company owned by Joseph Aramanda , who surfaced in last week’s federal indictment alleging corruption at the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois.

Neither Aramanda nor Rezko , a close associate of Gov. Blagojevich who has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the governor, have been accused of criminal wrongdoing by federal investigators.

Aramanda , however, received $250,000 of a $375,000 finder’s fee that prosecutors say was illegally arranged by indicted former TRS board member Stuart Levine, who was reappointed to that board by Blagojevich months before his July 2004 resignation.

Levine, according to a 14-count indictment released Wednesday, arranged for Aramanda to get the money from a financial consultant who had been representing a company that secured a $50 million investment from TRS.

Levine and two Chicago lawyers were charged Wednesday with allegedly shaking down investment companies seeking TRS business for hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.

Aramanda , who did not return a message left at his Neenah, Wis., corporate office and could not be reached at his Glenview phone number, was named as “Individual C” in the indictment. The Sun-Times confirmed his identity through multiple sources.

Several telephone messages left at Rezko ‘s main office were not returned.

Aramanda owned 22 Papa John’s pizza restaurants in Wisconsin, according to a 2001 business filing with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

At least six of those restaurants, located in Madison, Eau Claire and La Crosse, were owned by Rezko ‘s companies up until 2001, when Aramanda ‘s firm — JAA Enterprises — took over ownership, according to restaurant licensing documents maintained by health departments in each of those cities.

Details about the ownership shift, including how much JAA paid for the restaurants, were not available. A spokeswoman at Papa John’s Louisville, Ky., headquarters declined to comment on the matter, citing privacy concerns.

Whether Aramanda ‘s tie to Rezko extends beyond this particular transaction is not completely clear, but Aramanda has a link to the governor, having given Blagojevich’s campaign fund $10,000 in 2002, state election records show.

Aramanda also has been a donor to U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), who received $11,500 from him between 2000 and 2004, according to federal election records.

One of the Obama contributions hints at another possible business tie between Rezko and Aramanda . A $1,000 donation from Aramanda to the fund Obama set up for an ill-fated 2000 congressional bid identifies Aramanda ‘s employer as “P.J. Chicago.” The initials “C.O.O.” appear next to the entry, federal election records show, suggesting Aramanda was the chief operating officer of P.J. Chicago.

P.J. Chicago was managed by Rezko Enterprises, according to Illinois Secretary of State records. P.J. Chicago is listed on the sixth floor at 409 W. Huron St. in Chicago, home to several of Rezko ‘s businesses, according to regulatory filings with the Wisconsin and Delaware secretary of state offices.

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Internship also links Obama, Rezko : Fund-raiser asked senator to hire contributor’s son
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, December 24, 2006
Author: Frank Main, The Chicago Sun-Times
In addition to a land deal, Sen. Barack Obama’s ties to indicted dealmaker Antoin “Tony” Rezko include an internship the senator provided the son of a contributor at the request of Rezko , an Obama spokesman confirmed Saturday.

John Aramanda served as an intern for Obama for about a month in 2005, said Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs. His father is Joseph Aramanda , a Rezko business associate who was named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal corruption case against Rezko . Aramanda has contributed $11,500 to Obama since 2000, Gibbs said.

“Mr. Rezko did provide a recommendation for John Aramanda ,” Gibbs said. “I think that it’s fairly obvious that a few-week internship is not anything of benefit to Mr. Rezko or any of his businesses.”

The internship revelation comes after Obama acknowledged he erred in buying property from Rezko in January. The transaction took place when it was widely known Rezko was under investigation by the U.S. attorney’s office.

“It was a mistake to have been engaged with him at all in this or any other personal business dealing that would allow him, or anyone else, to believe that he had done me a favor,” Obama — a likely presidential candidate — told the Chicago Sun-Times in November.

(snip)

Obama and Rezko have been friends since 1990, and the Wilmette businessman has raised as much as $60,000 in campaign contributions for him.

After Rezko ‘s indictment, Obama donated $11,500 to charity — the amount Rezko contributed to the senator’s federal campaign fund.

Gibbs said no decision has been made on whether Obama will return any contributions from Aramanda , given his alleged role in the federal corruption cases against Rezko and former Teachers Retirement System board member Stuart Levine.

(snip)

Aramanda was identified by the Sun-Times as “Individual D,” who allegedly received a $250,000 kickback tied to a scheme to steer lucrative state pension deals to firms and consultants that donated to Blagojevich. Aramanda is not specifically named or charged with criminal wrongdoing in the court papers. He did not return a call seeking comment Saturday.

Gibbs said John Aramanda served in Obama’s Capitol Hill office from July 20 to Aug. 26, 2005.

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Rezko pals in state posts - Records reveal vast influence with governor
Chicago Tribune (IL) - Thursday, June 15, 2006
Author: David Jackson and John Chase, Tribune staff reporters.

EXCERPT

Blagojevich pal’s reach into state government

Newly obtained public records show deep ties between state government and several financial backers of businessman Antoin “Tony” Rezko , confidante and political fundraiser for Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

NAME

Imad Almanaseer

TIE TO REZKO

Member of LARC Realty, a Rezko business

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Health Facilities Planning Board member; son Ahmed worked for Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

NAME

Abdelhamid Chaib

TIE TO REZKO

Chief operating officer of Rezko Enterprises

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Wife Lori on Board of Review for Department of Employment Security

NAME

John “Jack” Lavin

TIE TO REZKO

Former chief financial officer of Rezko Enterprises

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Director of DCEO

NAME

Alber Najjar

TIE TO REZKO

Investor in Rezko Enterprises, LARC Realty member

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Daughter Claudine works for DCEO

NAME

Michel Malek

TIE TO REZKO

Investor in Rezko Enterprises, Roosevelt/Clark development

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Health Facilities Planning Board member

NAME

Fortunee Massuda

TIE TO REZKO

Investor in Rezko Enterprises

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Health Facilities Planning Board member

NAME

Ali Ata

TIE TO REZKO

Investor in Roosevelt/Clark

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Former executive director of the Illinois Finance Authority

NAME

Joseph Aramanda

TIE TO REZKO

Co-owned Papa John’s pizza franchises with Rezko

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Got loan from state tollway contractor

NAME

Velma Butler

TIE TO REZKO

Investor in Roosevelt/Clark

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Illinois Housing Authority member

NAME

Muhamad Dabbouseh

TIE TO REZKO

LARC Realty officer

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Daughter Amy works for the DCEO and daughter Huda for the DES

NAME

Kelly King Dibble

TIE TO REZKO

Former vice president for business development of a Rezko real estate company

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Executive director of the Illinois Housing Development Authority

NAME

David Gustman

TIE TO REZKO

Attorney for Rezko and companies

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Unpaid chairman of Illinois Finance Authority

NAME

Anthony Licata

TIE TO REZKO

Rezko attorney

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Chairman of the Capital Development Board

NAME

Michael Rumman

TIE TO REZKO

CEO of Heritage Development Partners, and investor in Roosevelt/Clark

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Former director of Central Management Services

NAME

Ed Wynn

TIE TO REZKO

Heritage lawyer

STATE GOVERNMENT TIE

Former general counsel of CMS

Sources: State records, court filings, corporate reports


652 posted on 06/16/2010 6:23:35 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: STARWISE

Keepin it all together ...sort of...

FROM:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2543150/posts?page

Judge James Zagel denies a defense request to gain access to the FBI report summarizing then President-Elect Obama’s 2008 interview with federal investigators.

Defense lawyers argued in a filing last week that the government minimized Obama’s knowledge of the then-Governor’s attempts to horsetrade for the Senate seat appointment.

They said that testimony by government witness John Harris contradicted that portrayal by federal prosecutors.

Harris testified last week that Blagojevich believed Obama knew about the then-governor’s request for a presidential cabinet appointment in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the Senate seat.

Zagel said there was nothing relevant concerning Harris’s testimony that would allow the defense access to Obama’s interview.
..snip..

One wonders if Ald. Ed Burke’s omniscient political power also extends to federal judges and prosecutors, in this city of SOP massive corrupt political tentacles.
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The Real Mayor of Chicago

Excerpt:

But, Alderman Burke’s control of Chicago’s financial purse strings isn’t his only lever of power.

Cook County has the largest unified court system in America. In heavily Democratic Cook County, 100% of all of the judges are Democrats. The Chairman of the Democratic Party Judicial Slating Committee is none other than Alderman Burke.

The Chicago Reader astutely observed Burke’s “Seat on the Democratic Party judicial slate-making committee ensures that Cook County judges owe him their jobs.” Alderman Burke’s influence goes beyond the Cook County level:

his wife Anne is a justice on the Illinois Supreme Court.

Along with all of Alderman Burke’s power to control Chicago’s tax code and Cook County’s judicial system comes campaign contributions. Alderman Burke doesn’t represent a wealthy ward, nor has he ever faced a serious political opponent, but he still has amassed an eye popping campaign fund. The Chicago Tribune explains:

~~~

“But the state’s richest political family was Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and his wife, Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke. Together, their political committees held $8.3 million in cash.

The Tribune reported Monday that Anne Burke’s campaign was returning a large portion of her cash to donors because she is running unopposed in the Democratic primary.

Mayor Richard M. Daley, who traditionally ceases fundraising after elections, raised just $43,000 in the last six months, but had $3.1 million in cash on hand.”

~~~

In terms of cash at the very least, Burke is already more potent not only than Daley but has more in his coffers than Daley and all 49 Aldermen combined.

But, the ever active Alderman Burke is also a businessman, not surprisingly a rather successful one.

The state of Illinois has rather lax ethics laws, and since being an Alderman is a “part time” job, Alderman Burke has outside employment. Burke runs a successful property tax appeals business.

Burke’s latest ethics form filed with the city of Chicago shows his impressive list of clients. Such big corporations as AT&T, American Airlines, Bank of America, Northern Trust, Harris Bank, T Mobile and many others have done at least $5000 in legal business with Alderman Burke’s law firm in the last year.

They also – I am sure readers will be shocked – do business with the city of Chicago. WBBM, the local CBS affiliate, even has Alderman Burke handle some of its legal business.

Occasionally, Alderman Burke’s conflicts get reported on.

When Obama ally and Blagojevich influence peddler Tony Rezko was looking to get his taxes cut on a big land deal the Chicago Sun-Times explained:

~~~

“Why did Ald. Edward M. Burke vote to approve Tony Rezko’s plans to develop the South Loop’s biggest piece of vacant land even as he was working for Rezko on that same deal?

Burke says: I forgot to abstain.”

~~~

When Rod Blagojevich first decided to run for Governor in 2001, he got important backing from Burke. Blago’s father-in-law, by the way, is Alderman Dick Mell, a colleague of Alderman Burke’s who got the ball rolling.

The Daily Herald unearthed this revealing statement from Alderman Burke in 2001 concerning Blago:

~~~ “I am with Rod 100% because he has what it takes to win – money, message and an army of supporters,” said Burke, referring to a rousing announcement speech given by Blagojevich to a reported throng of 10,000 people on August 12. Burke also mentioned filings with election officials that show Blagojevich with over $3 million in his campaign fund, double the amount of cash on hand of all of his potential Democratic opponents combined.”

~~~

In the coming years, as Chicago style politics seeps into America’s mainstream, remember Alderman Burke.

Thirty of Burke’s colleagues on Chicago’s City Council went on to become convicted felons since 1970. But Alderman Burke is still standing, and still dominating in the shadows, atop much of what happens in the Windy City.

..snip...

The Cost of Corruption in Illinois: $500 Million a Year

***

Excerpt:

People in Illinois pay over $500 million a year because of government corruption. That’s according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Political Science Department.

Professor Dick Simpson is a co-author. He says Illinois lawmakers might be ready to enact some of the reforms needed to curb that corruption.

SIMPSON: I think this is our best opportunity because of all the excitement that’s been created by the Blagojevich scandals. They’ve really focused the attention of the world, and in addition, in a time of recession, we see how important it is to make those savings.

Simpson says lawmakers should start by implementing anti-corruption measures outlined by the Illinois Reform Commission.

http://www.wbez.org/Content.aspx?audioID=34204

__________________________________________________________

Friday, December 12, 2008
Why is Illinois So Corrupt?

###

Watch the videos on this site:

http://www.crimefilenews.com/2008/12/chicago-corruption-fighter-and-author.html

Robert Cooley is a former mafia lawyer who worked with corrupt Illinois officials and judges. He turned state’s witness and he explains how the Chicago “Machine” still run by Alderman Ed Burke who “picks” the judges and controls the Chicago City Finance Committee and his wife, corrupt Illinois Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke, still are up to their ears in corrupt politics as usual. He talks how this cabal of corruption:

1- controls the media,

2-pays off the U S Attorney (former and probably still pays off his middle men, hired during this super corrupt era, who hide stuff from present US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald so the only people prosecuted are fall guys like Blagojevich so as to take the heat off the real top dog crooks like:

A- Jim Thompson (former Gov X 16 years, Director of CIA oversight committee under 1st President Bush and member of 911 Commission under W)

B-Madigans (Speaker of the House Michael and his daughter Attorney General Lisa, who launder all the bribery money kicked back from State, County and City contracts through their political fund “friends of Madigan”),

C-the Burkes, and

D-the Daleys(Richard - Chicago Mayor and partner of John
Burge [the torturer to get murder confessions] while he was
state’s attorney, John - Cook Co. Commissioner who
controlled Co. Board President John Stroger Sr and his Son
Todd who replaced him, and William former Commerce Sec under Clinton and now wants to be Gov of IL and therefore needs to discredit Blagojevich and Lisa Madigan).

A summary of the “system” running Illinois in my view is as follows:

Illinois for too long has been under the control of the:

1- Kingdom of former Gov. Jim (Prince John) Thompson and

2-his Lords, Chicago Mayor Richard M. and Cook Co. Commissioner John Daley (sons of former Mayor Richard J.), County Board Pres. John Stroger Jr. (son of former County Board Pres. John Stroger),

3-House Speaker Michael and his daughter Atty Gen. Lisa Madigan,

4-Alderman Ed (buddy of Fast Ed[dy] now convict Vrydoliak - both of them were leaders against African American Mayor Washington in the “counsel wars” 20 years ago) and IL. Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke,

5-former Sheriff (of Nottingham) Sheahan, and

6-State’s Attorney Richard (Gisbourne) Divine, as well as

7-other Lords such as former Sen. President Emil Jones and now his son Emil Jones Jr.

Political office is inherited in Illinois, elected by political patronage paid for by bribery (10% of all contracts SHALL be donated (kicked-back) to political funds such as “Friends of Madigan” and “Friends of Blagojevich”), and decided in closed back room “deals” (bribes, tit-for-tat, nothing to do with competency or experience, etc.).

It’s time we have a truth commission in Illinois to give clemency to low level players so that we can reveal the true extent of the corruption, encourage witnesses to come out of the woodwork and reveal their evidence, as well as start anew with a high level of transparency.

We desperately need new blood in Illinois and help from the U.S. Attorney in breaking the cycle of corruption, bribery, kick-backs, patronage, and nepotism.

A UIC professor said:

Patronage breeds corruption like garbage breeds flies. SOOO true in Illinois.

Other examples of inherited office in Illinois include US Representative Lipinsky and his son who replaced him in Washington DC, and Illinois Senate President Emil Jones and his son who has replaced him in the Senate.

Kim Long who authored a book about government corruption talks how corruption started in the colonial days and has continued with pockets of intense corruption in Illinois, Louisiana, and New Jersey.

For the early days of the “Chicago Machine” and corruption see:

http://hickeysite.blogspot.com/2008/12/theres-sucker-born-every-minute-michael.html

__________________________________________________

Curing Corruption in Illinois:
Anti-Corruption Report Number 1
February 3, 2009

Authored By:

Thomas J. Gradel
Dick Simpson
And
Andris Zimelis
With
Kirsten Byers
Chris Olson

University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Political Science

*****

Excerpt:

Public corruption has been an unfortunate aspect of Illinois politics for a century and a half.

Even before Governor Blagojevich tried to sell the vacant senate seat to the highest bidder, the people of the state were exposed continuously to outrageous corruption scandals.

The state history of political corruption features Paul Powell, a former secretary of state, who died leaving hundreds of thousands of dollars hoarded in shoeboxes in his closet, 13 judges nabbed in Operation Greylord for fixing court cases, and a state auditor who embezzled more than $1.5 million in state funds and bought two planes, four cars, and two homes with the money.

Since 1972 there have been three governors before Governor Blagojevich, state legislators, two congressmen, 19 Cook County judges, 30 Aldermen, and other statewide officials convicted of corruption.1

Altogether there have been 1,000 public officials and businessmen convicted of public corruption since 1970.

The history of public corruption in Illinois goes as far back as 1860s when the state’s largest city, Chicago, was growing rapidly and with much disorder which provided ample opportunities for corruption.

This time period is characterized by several corruption cases in the city including a city council ring of aldermen on the take known as McCauley’s Nineteen, and county commissioners involved in a City Hall painting contract scandal.

Of the 14 aldermen and public official indicted in that scandal four were convicted and several others lost their reelection bids in the elections of 1871.

At the same time, a gambling kingpin, Michael Cassius McDonald, created Chicago’s political machine.

Public officials were handing out contracts, jobs and social services in exchange for political support. McDonald is credited with “electing aldermen who lorded it in the city council and county commissioners who stole everything in sight and for providing contracts for public works that had thievery written between the lines.” 2

Machine politics and corruption have been directly linked ever since the late 1860s following the civil war and the Great Chicago Fire.

The possibility for corruption and its persistence can also be explained by the Chicago’s large immigrant population which made it easier for a political machine to grow in power.

Millions of Irish, German, Jewish, and Slavic immigrants settled in the cities of America and these ethnic groups had difficulties getting jobs. The immigrants would come to local officials for housing and work, thus turning public office into the market for jobs, contracts, and a place to reward “friends”.2

By responding to citizen demands and requesting political support in return, political machines continued to expand a system based on the politics of personal obligation. Businessmen also found this system useful so they paid bribes in order to receive lucrative contracts from the city and avoid troublesome city inspectors.

Patronage politics and corruption dominated Chicago and its suburbs regardless of political party in charge. After “reform” Republicans began controlling the city council in the late 1890s, they became as corrupt as the ousted Democrats. Through both periods, a notorious group of Chicago aldermen known as the “Gray Wolves” sold municipal
contracts and franchises to enrich themselves.

They even awarded the city’s gas business to a fictional company they had created, and forced the real gas company to buy it from them.4

Other examples of brazen corruption include two aldermen who ruled Chicago’s first ward from the late 19th century until 1940s.

Hinky Dink Mike Kenna was first elected in 1897 and Bathhouse John Coughlin first won election in 1892. They controlled police, zoning, prostitution and gambling in the central city Levee District for decades employing extortion, personal favors, and voting fraud to stay in power and to enrich themselves and their allies.

In 1896, businessman Charles Yerkes offered Aldermen Coughlin and Kenna a $150,000 bribe (worth more than a million dollars today) to support a fifty year extension of his streetcar franchise. They turned him down, but not for moral reasons.

Bathhouse told Mayor Carter Harrison II: “Mr. Maar, I was talkin’ a while back with Senator Billy Mason and he told me, ‘Keep clear of th’ big stuff, John, it’s dangerous. You and Mike stick to th’ small stuff; there’s little risk and in the long run it pays a damned sight more.’ Mr. Maae, we’re with you. And we’ll do what we can to swing some of the other boys over.”

With their backing the mayor defeated Yerkes’ ordinance by a vote of 32-31 in the then seventy member city council.5
Then there is William “Big Bill” Thompson, who served as the Republican mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and from 1927 to 1931.

He was a demagogue who had ties to the infamous criminal Al Capone. The Capone mob is said to have provided Mayor Thompson with hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.6

http://www.uic.edu/depts/pols/ChicagoPolitics/Anti-corruptionReport.pdf
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653 posted on 06/29/2010 4:53:33 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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ALmost impossible to keep it all together. THere is just SO MUCH!

FROM:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2543020/posts

Flashback for the thread: (Allison S. Davis was Obama’s ex boss and Rezko partner)

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/353797,CST-NWS-rezdavis23.article

(snip)

“When Barack Obama took a job at a small Chicago law firm in 1993, the first name on the door of the firm was Allison S. Davis.

Five years later, having left his Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland firm, Davis invested in Antoin “Tony’’ Rezko’s final government-subsidized, low-income housing project, state records show, in a deal handled by Davis’ former law firm.”

...snip...
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/353797,CST-NWS-rezdavis23.article

Obama ‘s ex-boss a Rezko partner - Lawyer consulted on final Rezmar redevelopment
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Monday, April 23, 2007
Author: Tim Novak, The Chicago Sun-Times

EXCERPT

While Davis was running the law firm, he was also a board member of the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corp., a not-for-profit company that hooked up with Rezko’s Rezmar Corp. on tax-supported projects to rehabilitate apartments for low-income tenants. Davis ‘ firm handled the legal work on those housing deals.

Davis has long been an influential member of the Woodlawn community just south of the University of Chicago. His father was the university’s first African-American professor. Since 1991, Davis has been a member of the Chicago Plan Commission, appointed by Mayor Daley, a friend.

Four years ago, Blagojevich appointed Davis to the Illinois State Board of Investment, which controls state pension funds — one of a series of appointments the governor made at Rezko’s request.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/672314,CST-NWS-watchdog29.article

Obama helped ex-boss get $1 mil. from charity - Senator’s spokesman: ‘Not a conflict to do what’s right’

Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Thursday, November 29, 2007

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Double-Duty Davis - Rezko pal pushed pension deal — and months later, the pension firm hired him
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Thursday, June 26, 2008
Author: Chris Fusco, Dave Mckinney and Tim Novak, The Chicago Sun-Times

In July 2004, state pension board member Allison S. Davis voted to turn over as much as $100 million in state workers’ retirement cash to an investment management firm.

Months after it won the lucrative deal at Davis ‘ urging, that investment firm hired Davis .

RREEF America REIT II Inc. agreed to pay the Chicago developer $30,000 a year to take a part-time post on its board of directors, even as Davis continued to serve on the Illinois State Board of Investment.

There were questions about the legality of the dual roles. According to Illinois law, “No member of the board shall have any interest in any brokerage fee, commission or other profit or gain arising out of any investment made by the board.”

But the state board got a legal opinion that Davis could hold both posts as long as he didn’t vote on any future state deals for RREEF, a real estate investment trust.

It’s an unusual situation. Davis — who was appointed to the state pension board by Gov. Blagojevich at the behest of since-convicted gubernatorial adviser Tony Rezko — is the only member of the state’s two main pension boards to also serve as a paid board member of a firm that handles state employees’ retirement money.

(snip)

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/644511,CST-NWS-davis11.article

How reform-minded City Hall critic became a cozy insider - Foe of Daley I, now ally of Daley II — caught in glare of unwanted spotlight
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, November 11, 2007
Author: Tim Novak, The Chicago Sun-Times
As a young lawyer, Allison S. Davis was a City Hall outsider.

He criticized Mayor Richard J. Daley over the 1968 riots. He worked to integrate Chicago neighborhoods. And he fought to elect judges based on legal ability, not political connections.

Today, Davis is a consummate City Hall insider.

He’s a loyal ally of Mayor Richard M. Daley, who appointed Davis to Chicago’s prestigious Plan Commission. Davis has gotten deal after deal from the mayor, helping to make Davis one of the city’s top developers. And Davis has forged strong ties to the Daley family, doing deals with one of the mayor’s nephews and giving legal business to Daley & George, mayoral brother Michael Daley’s law firm.

Now, Davis finds himself in the glare of an unwanted spotlight.

One of his business partners, William Moorehead, recently began serving a four-year prison sentence for stealing more than $600,000 from at least 13 federally funded housing projects he managed — including two buildings that he and Davis co-own. During the period Moorehead has admitted he was stealing the money, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned, he lent Davis $100,000 — a loan that has drawn scrutiny from federal investigators, though Davis hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing.

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http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/570056,CST-NWS-vanecko23.article

Mayor’s Nephew Cashing In - Bob Vanecko wants to revive Chicago’s struggling neighborhoods with $68 million in city-linked pension funds. He has his eye on areas near his uncle’s proposed Olympic stadium.
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, September 23, 2007
Author: Tim Novak, The Chicago Sun-Times
A nephew of Mayor Daley stands to make millions of dollars from city-connected pension funds.

In winning business from pension funds for city workers, cops, teachers and CTA employees, Robert G. Vanecko said he never told anyone he’s Daley’s nephew.

But officials with those funds knew who he was, interviews and documents show.

Vanecko and his partner, Allison S. Davis , a top mayoral ally, also asked pension funds outside Chicago to invest with DV Urban Realty Partners, a company they formed two years ago. None did.

It’s a risky venture, Vanecko and Davis warned potential investors.

Still, the city-related pensions opened their checkbooks, giving DV Urban $68 million. They did so even as they face growing financial worries, according to a recent state study.

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http://www.suntimes.com/news/cityhall/1496799,CST-NWS-refuse26.article

Pension funds may not cooperate on subpoena

March 26, 2009

BY FRANK MAIN, FRAN SPIELMAN AND TIM NOVAK Staff Reporters

Trustees for at least two city pension funds are considering stonewalling Chicago’s inspector general over a subpoena for records involving their investments with a company co-owned by one of Mayor Daley’s nephews.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/rezko/1407352,CST-NWS-davis01.stng

Insiders’ housing projects targeted - Subpoena probes deals by Obama ex-boss and Daley pal Davis , plus Rezko, Cellini
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, February 1, 2009
Author: Tim Novak, The Chicago Sun-Times
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed records on dozens of low-income housing projects built over the last 30 years by indicted businessman William F. Cellini, convicted political fund-raiser Tony Rezko and City Hall insider Allison S. Davis .

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Davis , 69, and Vanecko, 43, are partners in a start-up real investment company, DV Urban Realty Partners. Five city pension funds have invested $63 million with the Davis and Vanecko company.

THE OTHERS

A federal grand jury also has demanded that the Illinois Housing Development Authority turn over records on a dozen other people:

- Nicholas Hurtgen, a former investment banker awaiting trial on corruption charges.

- Brian Hynes, a lobbyist who once represented the state agency.

- Chris Kelly, a close friend and adviser of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

- Mark Kirincich, president of Commonwealth Realty Advisors, a company started by William Cellini.

- Robert Kjellander, a lobbyist, Republican Party heavyweight and close Cellini pal.

- Milan Petrovic, a lobbyist and Blagojevich buddy.

- Paul Rosenfeld, an IHDA lobbyist and Blagojevich insider.

- Marvin Traylor, a lobbyist and Cellini associate.

- John Wyma, a lobbyist and longtime Blagojevich associate.

- Kelly King Dibble, former IHDA executive director and relative of President Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett .

- Darren Collier, an ex-IHDA staffer.

- Michael Todd, an ex-IHDA staffer.

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http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/rezko/1407352,CST-NWS-davis01.stng

Insiders’ housing projects targeted - Subpoena probes deals by Obama ex-boss and Daley pal Davis , plus Rezko, Cellini

Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, February 1, 2009
Author: Tim Novak, The Chicago Sun-Times

(snip)

- Kelly King Dibble, former IHDA executive director and relative of President Obama’s adviser Valerie Jarrett .

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Dr. Orly, Obama Trust House Research Needed
A Natural Born Citizen...Orly? ^ | Jan 19, 2009 | me

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2009 9:22:28 AM by urtax$@work

Saturday, January 3, 2009 More help in research needed Obama’s house is sitting in a trust: Northern Trust Co, attorney Kelly Dibble. I got info that there are other properties sitting in that trust. Does anybody have addresses of these properties, legal descriptions, any info on these properties? What type of a trust is it: Charitable trust? Revocable? Irrevocable? Who are the beneficiaries? Who is listed as a trustor? Can smbd check microfish in county recorders office and get certified copies of tax payments? Orly Posted by Orly Taitz, DDS Esq. at 6:45 AM

http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-bloggers/2167360/posts


654 posted on 06/29/2010 4:58:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Liz

More from above thread from LIZ...KIAT.

MORE DIRT Two political contributors to Alexi Giannoulias, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Illinois, appear in the government’s evidentiary documents against former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich. One of the two men, Myron Cherry, recently contributed $2,300 to Giannoulias’s Senate campaign. Cherry, an attorney, gave to Giannoulias in August.
He has also donated $68,000 to a bevy of Democratic candidates during this cycle, including Sens. Al Franken, Minn. and Harry Reid, Nev., and Senate candidates Paul Hodes, N.H., and Jack Conway, Ky. The other man, Michael Winter, was the office-mate of convicted fundraiser Tony Rezko.

In 2006, Illinois’ Capitol Fax blog reported that Winter gave at least $14,000 to Giannoulias’s race for state Treasurer, and that he had received a $2 million loan from the Giannoulias family’s Broadway Bank. Neither Cherry nor Winter has been charged with any crime.

The government’s evidentiary proffer against Blagojevich says that Winter and Cherry were alleged front-men for a conspiracy by a gang of Blagojevich cronies that included Democratic fundraisers Rezko and Chris Kelly, and Republican fundraiser Stuart Levine.

Kelly recently committed suicide, and the other two were convicted on corruption charges.(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


655 posted on 06/29/2010 5:08:56 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

Andy Martin says $1 million Obama campaign contributor Goldman Sachs is trying to orchestrate a bailout of failed financial institution ShoreBank, which has close ties to Barack Obama’s old neighborhood. Martin says the “Chicago fix” is in. Martin will be asking the Department of Justice for appointment of an independent counsel to investigate influence peddling and Chicago corruption in the ShoreBank scam. ShoreBank may have financial interests in—no surprise—Barack Obama’s “home:” Kenya. Martin is demanding that the bank make full disclosure of all of its overseas interests and investments before any federal aid is approved.

Martin says Chicago news media are covering up the ShoreBank scam out of fear of Obama retaliation. Martin says the ShoreBank bailout in Chicago is a growing Obama Administration/Clinton financial scandal Martin says that ShoreBank investors are seeking a “disguised taxpayer bailout”

ANDY MARTIN SAYS THE PROPOSED TAXPAYER BAILOUT OF CHICAGO’S SHOREBANK IS NOTHING MORE THAN ANOTHER GOLDMAN SACHS FINANCIAL SCAM; GOLDMAN GAVE $1 MILLION TO THE OBAMA PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN MARTIN PLANS TO ASK THE FDIC AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TO OPEN INVESTIGATIONS INTO POLITICAL FAVORITISM AND INFLUENCE PEDDLING BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION OPERATIVES

Martin calls the bailout “nothing more than a bailout of a bad investment by the very investors who are now trying to save their investment with taxpayer subsidies Martin says “Chicago clout” is behind efforts to rescue the bank.

“My readers are often astounded by the fact that I am linked to almost everything that has happened in Chicago over the past several decades. Well, here we go again. In 1973, I was one of the bidders for the old South Shore National Bank at 71st Street and Jeffrey Boulevard, which later morphed into ShoreBank. Although I had substantial resources to bid, I was outbid by the current owners who were backed by Pritzker Family money.

“A third of a century later, ShoreBank’s failed business strategy has imploded, and now ShoreBank investors are seeking a $75 million taxpayer bailout. Federal regulators should say no. The $75 million would not provide funds for future growth; it would merely reimburse investors for failed loans in the past. ShoreBank is dead in the water. It had a failed strategy, trying to mix ‘community’ banking with a massive international network of investments. What was a ‘community bank’ in Chicago doing involved in dozens of foreign countries?

“Barack Obama’s fingerprints are all over this bailout scam. ShoreBank has been linked to Bill Clinton, the Global Philanthropy Forum and the Chicago Global Donors Network which—no surprise—has links to Kenya(Obama’s old stomping grounds via United Kenyans of Chicago).

“The entire concept of ShoreBank is defective. The essence of banking is to spread risk. ShoreBank’s business plan is to concentrate risks, in bad neighborhoods. The bank has yet to publish a 2008 annual report, let alone a 2009 one. Tens of millions of bad loans are being concealed as part of a financial scam to secure federal financial support. This is nothing more than a Barack Obama ‘fix

“Most of the so-called ‘rescue’ investors have existing links to ShoreBank. Goldman Sachs has had someone advising the bank (Suzanne Johnson). Now they are trying to ‘invest.’ If Goldman can raise $140 million to save the bank they should be able to raise $200 million and avoid use of any taxpayer cash. Bank of America is listed as a shareholder; now they want taxpayers to bail them out. What is America-owned Citibank doing investing in bad banks and failed financial strategies? Citibank is a failed bank itself. It all comes down to two words: Barack Obama.

“The FDIC has closed better-situated banks in Illinois. Why is it stalling and propping up a failed institution? Chicago Clout. “What is interesting is the way the Chicago media have tried to hush up this scandal. Only recently has there been any press coverage. Well, we are blowing this scam wide open. Obama’s ‘game’ is up.


Andy Martin is the Executive Editor and publisher of www.ContrarianCommentary.com. Andy is a legendary New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. He has over forty years of radio and television background. He is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC) and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law. Martin comments on regional, national and world events with more than four decades of experience.

SOURCE http://www.pr-inside.com/andy-martin-links-barack-obama-to-r1903402.htm


656 posted on 06/29/2010 8:04:39 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: maggief

Good grief Mag, It’s never ending...Wonder how many judges will go down this time?

FROM:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2544059/posts

http://inform.com/united-states/nononsense-blagojevich-judge-actor-novelist-607637a
The 68-year-old (Judge James B. Zagel) is a Chicago native who graduated from the University of Chicago and got his law degree from Harvard. He became a prosecutor in the Cook County state’s attorney’s office and later chief of the criminal division of the Illinois attorney general’s office.

In that post, he appointed a budding young lawyer, Jayne Carr, as his top aide. She later became Jayne Carr Thompson, wife of former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson.

Gov. Thompson picked Zagel to head the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement in his administration and eventually recommended him to President Ronald Reagan for a judgeship. He was appointed to the District Court bench in 1987.

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Senate OKs James Zagel as U.S. judge
Chicago Sun-Times - Wednesday, April 22, 1987
Author: Michael Briggs
WASHINGTON The Senate yesterday confirmed President Reagan’s nomination of James B. Zagel , the Illinois State Police Department director, to be a federal judge in Chicago.

Without debate, the Senate approved Zagel ‘s appointment to the bench of the U.S. District Court for Northern Illinois.

Zagel , 46, has headed the state law enforcement agency since 1980. Prior to that he was Revenue Department director in Gov. Thompson ‘s Cabinet.

When Zagel is sworn in as a judge, Thompson is expected to nominate Jeremy D. Margolis, now inspector general, to the top State Police post.

Groomed as an understudy to Zagel , Margolis has been a troubleshooter for Thompson since the governor created the inspector general job in part as a political foil to what turned out to be a short-circuited 1986 gubernatorial challenge by Illinois Attorney General Neil F. Hartigan.

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http://illinoiscorruption.blogspot.com/2008/12/why-is-illinois-so-corrupt.html

Friday, December 12, 2008
Why is Illinois So Corrupt?
Watch the videos on this site:

http://www.crimefilenews.com/2008/12/chicago-corruption-fighter-and-author.html

Robert Cooley is a former mafia lawyer who worked with corrupt Illinois officials and judges. He turned state’s witness and he explains how the Chicago “Machine” still run by Alderman Ed Burke who “picks” the judges and controls the Chicago City Finance Committee and his wife corrupt Illinois Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke still are up to their ears in corrupt politics as usual. He talks how this cabal of corruption:

1- controls the media,
2-pays off the U S Attorney (former and probably still pays off his middle men, hired during this super corrupt era, who hide stuff from present US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald so the only people prosecuted are fall guys like Blagojevic so as to take the heat off the real top dog crooks like:
A- Jim Thompson (former Gov X 16 years, Director of CIA oversight committee under 1st
President Bush and member of 911 Commission under W)
B-Madigans (Speaker of the House Michael and his daughter Attorney General Lisa, who
lauder all the bribery money kicked back from State, County and City contracts through
their political fund “friends of Madigan”),
C-the Burkes, and
D-the Daleys(Richard - Chicago Mayor and partner of John Burge [the torturer to get
murder confessions] while he was state’s attorney, John - Cook Co. Commissioner who
controlled Co. Board President John Stroger Sr and his Son Todd who replaced him, and
William former Commerce Secr. under Cliniton and now wants to be Gov of IL and
therefore needs to discredit Blagojevic and Lisa Madigan).

A summary of the “system” running Illinois in my view is as follows:

Illinois for too long has been under the control of the:
1- Kingdom of former Gov. Jim (Prince John) Thompson and
2-his Lords, Chicago Mayor Richard M. and Cook Co. Commissioner John Daley (sons of former Mayor Richard J.), County Board Pres. John Stroger Jr. (son of former County Board Pres. John Stroger),
3-House Speaker Michael and his daughter Atty Gen. Lisa Madigan,
4-Alderman Ed (buddy of Fast Ed[dy] now convict Vrydoliak - both of them were leaders against African American Mayor Washington in the “cousel wars” 20 years ago) and IL. Supreme Court Justice Ann Burke,
5-former Sheriff (of Nottingham) Sheahan, and
6-State’s Attorney Richard (Gisbourne) Divine, as well as
7-other Lords such as former Sen. President Emil Jones and now his son Emil Jones Jr.

(snip)


657 posted on 06/30/2010 3:13:54 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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FROM Same

Who’s who in Big Jim ‘s inner circle - Series: - THE THOMPSON LEGACY (STANDARD)
Chicago Sun-Times - Thursday, October 11, 1990
Author: M. W. Newman

EXCERPT

Samuel K. Skinner, 52, “Sam the Hammer,” crime-busting deputy who succeeded Thompson as U.S. attorney in 1975. A powerful Chicago lawyer, he took charge of the RTA in 1984. Co-manager of George Bush’s 1988 Illinois campaign, now U.S. secretary of transportation.

Dan K. Webb, 44, special prosecutor who nailed John M. Poindexter, former White House national security adviser, in the Iran-contra scandal. As U.S. attorney here, 1981-85, he initiated the Operation Greylord cleanup of corrupt judges. A prestigious Chicago defense lawyer.

Anton Valukas, 47, U.S. attorney, 1985-89. Nemesis of crooked judges, lawyers, cops and former Gov. Dan Walker in bank fraud case. Brought indictments in commodities traders sting. Now in private practice.

Daniel H. Weil, 49, veteran prosecutor, former overseer of Cook County Jail. In 1989, he gave up a six-figure law practice to take over Chicago’s scandal-stained Inspectional Services Department.

John B. Simon, 48, former assistant federal prosecutor, Thompson ‘s personal attorney. Simon, Valukas, Webb, Weil and Skinner are among Thompson friends whose law firms have collected lucrative fees from the state Insurance Department.

Joel Flaum, 53, right-hand man to Thompson in U.S. attorney’s office, now on U.S. Court of Appeals here.

Ilana Rovner, 51, deputy governor 1977-84, now a U.S. District judge in Chicago.

James B. Zagel , 49, former boss of the state police and Revenue Department. A federal judge here since 1987.

James Fletcher, 47. Ran Thompson ‘s first campaign, later chief of staff and deputy governor. A lawyer, he is a top lobbyist in Illinois.

James Reilly, 45, ex-chief of staff. Reilly is paid $168,000 a year to run the board that operates McCormick Place and Navy Pier and is planning $1.5 billion in new facilities.

Gregory W. Baise, 38, onetime Thompson go-fer who escalated to patronage boss, campaign manager, Illinois secretary of transportation. Now GOP candidate for state treasurer. A private consultant.

John D. Kramer, 42, a Democratic holdover who was Thompson ‘s first transportation secretary. Later ran the ill-fated 1992 World’s Fair Authority. A real-estate developer.

Dave O’Neal, 53, Thompson ‘s first lieutenant governor. He resigned, complaining there wasn’t much to do. Now U.S. undersecretary of the interior.

Gayle M. Franzen, 44, investment banker, a longtime Thompson troubleshooter. He ran the state’s toll highways and Corrections Department, spearheaded the deal to keep the White Sox in town. In 1989 he succeeded Skinner as RTA chairman, a part-time assignment


658 posted on 06/30/2010 3:18:43 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: maggief

Thanks Maggie. Is “John” plea bargaining or just trying to stay alive?


Rahm:President Elect Barack Obama wanted Valerie Jarrett

http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpps/news/local/rod-blagojevich-trial-john-wyma-defense-delay-day-twenty-three-updates-20100713_8620563

UPDATE: 2:57 p.m.
Blagojevich defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky began their cross-examination of Wyma. Sorosky asked Wyma about his background.

Wyma said David Axelrod introduced Wyma to Blagojevich when he was in Congress, and Axelrod suggested Wyma be Blagojevich’s Congressional chief of staff. Wyma held the position for three and a half years and left on good terms with Blagojevich.

Wyma said he then went on to work for New York Senator Charles Schumer. Wyma left his job with Schumer to come back to Illinois in 2002 and work for Blagojevich’s gubernatorial primary campaign leading up to Blagojevich’s first term as governor.

In 2002, Sorosky asked if Wyma had any relationship with Mayor Daley; Wyma said no. When Sorosky tried to ask if Wyma had any relationship with Jesse Jackson, Jr. or if Blagojevich was Wyma’s political god father, the prosecution objected and the judge sustained.

Sorosky tried to ask Wyma if he ever asked Blagojevich for a position in his administration and about why went to work as a lobbyist, but the prosecution objected two both questions and the judge sustained.

Wyma said he opened his lobbying firm in spring 2003. Wyma explained a lobbyist works with companies on how to be “more effective” with the government regarding how legislative issues might affect their business.

When asked, Wyma testified he made “better than $1 million” in his first year with his lobbying firm


659 posted on 07/13/2010 2:03:10 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: maggief

Still more dots to connect. Or are they all just connected and we just need to start painting by the numbers.

=============================================================maggief to STARWISE; onyx; hoosiermama; penelopesire; Liz; LucyT
I have overlooked this connection ...
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DOHRN SURRENDERS, FACES COURT
Boston Globe - Wednesday, December 3, 1980
Author: Associated Press
Bernardine Dohrn , the one-time student radical leader who had eluded authorities for 11 years, surrendered today and pleaded innocent to charges stemming from a series of violent demonstrations in Chicago.

Dohrn , once on the FBI’s “most wanted” list, refused to talk to reporters but smiled and seemed calm as she appeared before Circuit Judge Richard J. Fitzgerald. After arraignment, she was taken away for booking, and a bond hearing was set for later today.

Dohrn , 38, is the most famous in a series of radical figures to surface after going underground rather than face criminal charges in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Others include student leader Mark Rudd and Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman.

Dohrn appeared at the courthouse with her lawyer and William Ayers, a former member of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS).

Later, at a hearing before Judge Fred G. Suria of Circuit Court, bail was set at $25,000. The judge reduced the bond from $300,000 on a request by Dohrn ‘s lawyer, who said his client had surrendered voluntarily and couldn’t afford the higher bond.

Suria said in lowering the bond, “It is my past experience that these people do in fact abide by the conditions of the bond.”

An assistant state’s attorney, Larry O’Gara, said he was satisfied with the lower bond and that the most serious of the charges was “that Ms. Dohrn struck a police officer with a club during a demonstration.” He said there had been no attempt to plea bargain with his office.

After the court hearing, Ayers, 35, talked briefly with reporters and said he had remained in hiding, even though there were no charges against him, “because I was living with Bernardine Dohrn .” He said they have two young children, who are staying with friends in New York.

“It’s a little like the Japanese soldier who comes out of the Philippine jungle to find out the war is over,” Ayers said of returning to public view.

Ayers is the son of Thomas G. Ayers, retired chairman of Commmonwealth Edison Co. and one of the city’s most respected business leaders.

Dohrn and Ayers, who according to the New York Times had most recently been living on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, had contacted the Cook County state’s attorney’s office through attorney Michael Kennedy, apparently to arrange some sort of plea bargaining.

Dohrn faces a felony charge of aggravated battery and two misdemeanor charges of mob action stemming from the Days of Rage demonstrations led by the Weatherman faction of SDS in Chicago in October 1969.

The new state’s attorney, Richard M. Daley , said yesterday that his office had been in touch with Dohrn ‘s lawyer, but that there would be no plea bargaining until she surrendered.


660 posted on 07/15/2010 12:23:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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Obama student-loan mystery shrouded by ‘politics’ ( Eric Holder covering for Obama)
Thursday, July 15, 2010 8:11:45 PM · 124 of 124
maggief to hoosiermama; penelopesire; STARWISE; Liz; SE Mom; mojitojoe; LucyT; Fred Nerks; Red Steel; ...
“The new state’s attorney, Richard M. Daley , said yesterday that his office had been in touch with Dohrn ‘s lawyer, but that there would be no plea bargaining until she surrendered.”
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`We are doing inner-city development—the big push of the `80s—and this is the start,`` Klutznick said at the time. Recently, he explained how he and the other developers got the Dearborn Park project moving. ``We went to see Mayor Daley ,`` Klutznick recalls. ``It was John Perkins, president of Continental Illinois National Bank; Thomas Ayers , the retired chairman of Commonwealth Edison; and myself. Daley just asked, `What do you need?` and I told him an agreement for the land. He called in a city official and told him, `I don`t want anything put in their way, all right?` Then he told us that if we had any trouble, come right back and see him. There was no delay in working with Daley . We had to renegotiate with the city, but it took 60 minutes and a handshake with him, instead of six months with someone else.``

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Richard/Richard Daley - Thomas/Bill Ayers - Klutznick/Bettylu Saltzman - Mikva (Law clerk: Kagan) - Newton/Martha Minow - Paul Simon - Pritzker family - Axelrod - Rahm

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CHICAGO JEWS NURTURED OBAMA CAREER - HOPE RISING FOR TRUE MIDEAST PEACE ACCORD
Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL) - Sunday, December 14, 2008
Author: Tom Hundley Chicago Tribune
Writer Toni Morrison famously dubbed Bill Clinton “the first black president” - a title he fervently embraced.

Abner Mikva, the Chicago Democratic Party stalwart and former Clinton White House counsel, offers a variation on that theme. “If Clinton was our first black president, then Barack Obama is our first Jewish president,” says Mikva, who was among the first to spot the potential of the young law school graduate with the odd name.

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Putting aside which of the three great Abrahamic religions can lay claim to Obama’s soul, it is clear that his political career, from its South Side Chicago inception to the audacious run for the White House, was nurtured and enabled by a close-knit network of Chicago Jews.

Mikva and his friend Newton Minow, the former Federal Communications Commission chairman and Kennedy-era New Frontiersman, were there at the beginning. Minow first heard about Obama in 1988 from his daughter Martha, a professor at Harvard, where Obama was studying law. Minow, senior counsel at Sidley Austin, offered him an internship and later a job at the firm, but Obama declined, saying he was planning to go into politics.

When Obama graduated, Mikva, then a U.S. appeals court judge in Washington, tried to lure him with a prestigious clerkship, but Obama turned him down, too. That, according to Mikva, took some chutzpah.

Both Mikva and Minow say they sensed back then that Obama was something special. They made a point of staying in touch.

Obama’s circle of Jewish patrons and advisers widened further in 1992 when he became involved in a voter registration drive that brought him into contact with Bettylu Saltzman, a liberal activist (and daughter of the late Philip Klutznick , a former commerce secretary and shopping mall developer). Saltzman says she knew from the moment she met Obama that he would someday be president. She introduced him to David Axelrod, who saw something similar.

Axelrod designed the strategy in which Obama first won the backing of white liberals and then reached out to blacks. Jews made up a significant number of the first constituency.

“As Jews got to know him, they recognized a kindred spirit, not someone who came down from Mars,” Mikva said.

Rabbi Arnold Wolf, of KAM Isaiah Israel synagogue across the street from Obama’s Chicago home, was another early backer. Like Mikva, he sees what he called Obama’s “Jewish side.”

“Obama is from nowhere and everywhere - just like the Jews. He’s black, he’s white, he’s American, he’s Asian, he’s African - and so are we,” Wolf said.

Certainly, Obama is comfortable with Jews. Axelrod will remain at his side as senior adviser, and Rep. Rahm Emanuel will be White House chief of staff. Billionaire Penny Pritzker , who has known Obama since the mid-1990s and served as his campaign finance chairwoman, was said to be under consideration for commerce secretary until she took herself out of the running.

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http://harvardmagazine.com/breaking-news/martha-minow-appointed-dean-harvard-law-school

Martha Minow Appointed Dean of Harvard Law School

President Drew Faust has appointed Smith professor of law Martha Minow dean of Harvard Law School, effective July 1; she succeeds Elena Kagan ...


661 posted on 07/15/2010 6:20:27 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

.” Her turn to radicalism came as a surprise. “My parents couldn’t imagine what hit them,” she says. She was born in Chicago on January 12, 1942. Her father, then Bernard Ohrnstein, was Jewish and changed the family name to Dohrn when Bernardine was in high school.


662 posted on 07/15/2010 7:12:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Brown Deer

Trying to keep it all together in one place. Please feel free to add any other information here or connect any dots already posted. TY.

=================================================================All four of her mother’s grandparents were Swedish immigrants. Her father was Jewish, with parents who were born in Hungary and Russia.

Just north of Whitefish Bay, where she grew up, are the predominately Jewish neighborhoods. Whitefish Bay itself, is also known as “white folks bay”. How ironic, that her sister married a black man, and all of their relationships with the black panthers.


663 posted on 07/16/2010 8:54:00 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: B4Ranch

Copied your post here. Keeping everything together. Feel free to stop by, add to, and connect dots.


>>Before, they did their deeds in private and no one cared. And now they bring every evil thing into the daylight and parade it before the Almighty.<<

Pictures are at the website.
http://thejaghunter.wordpress.com/2010/05/27/lets-ask-and-do-tell-is-obama-gay/

May 24, 2010 – SPECIAL REPORT from WAYNE MADSEN.

Obama and Emanuel: Members of same gay bath house in Chicago

President Obama and his chief of staff Rahm Emanuel are lifetime members of the same gay bath house in uptown Chicago, according to informed sources in Chicago’s gay community, as well as veteran political sources in the city. The bath house, Man’s Country, caters to older white men and it has been in business for some 30 years and is known as one of uptown Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses.” WMR was told by sources who are familiar with the bath house that it provides one-year “lifetime” memberships to paying customers and that the club’s computerized files and pre-computer paper files, include membership information for both Obama and Emanuel. The data is as anonymized as possible for confidentiality purposes. However, sources close to “Man’s Country” believe the U.S. Secret Service has purged the computer and filing cabinet files of the membership data on Obama and Emanuel.

Members of Man’s Country are also issued club identification cards. WMR learned that Obama and Emanuel possessed the ID cards, which were required for entry. Obama began frequenting Man’s Country in the mid-1990s, during the time he transitioned from a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School to his election as an Illinois State Senator in 1996. Emanuel, reportedly joined Man’s Country after he left the Clinton White Hosue and moved back to Chicago in 1998, joining the investment firm of Wasserstein Perella and maintaining his membership during his 2002 campaign for the U.S. 5th District House seat vacated by Rod Blagojevich, who was elected governor. Man’s Country appears to be a “one stop shopping” center for gay men. The club’s website advertises steam rooms, “fantasy rooms,” bed rooms, male strippers, adult movies, and lockers.

However, Man’s Country was not the only location for Obama’s predatory gay sex activities. The Chicago gay community is aware that Obama often made contacts with younger men at his famous “pick-up basketball” games. It was at these “pick up” matches where Obama first met Emanuel and a young Democratic campaign worker and senior bank vice president named Alexi Giannoulias. Currently running for Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Roland Burris, Giannoulias successfully ran for Illinois Treasurer in 2006 after being drafted for the run by Chicago’s Democratic machine.

The Blagojevich trial: “Sex, Lies, and Audio tapes” — Fitzgerald’s US Attorney’s Office part of White House cover-up of gay sex in the Second City Giannoulias was a vice president and senior loan officer for his father’s bank, Broadway Bank, from 2002 to 2006. Broadway Bank made real estate loans to Antoin “Tony” Rezko, the chief of Rezmar Corporation. On May 13, 2008, Rezko was found guilty, after being indicted by a grand jury at the behest of the U.S. Attorney for Northern Illinois Patrick J. Fitzgerald, of six counts of wire fraud, six counts of mail fraud, two counts of corrupt solicitation, and two counts of money laundering. Rezko has been in solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Detention Center at Van Buren and Clark in Chicago since June 2008. However, Rezko has not yet been officially sentenced to a federal prison. A Syrian-American, Rezko is considered to be a flight risk, even though his one-time fortune of $50 million has been reduced to zero.

One Republican politician in Chicago told WMR that Rezko will be a prime witness for Blagojevich’s defense. “Figure it this way, Rezko’s been in solitary confinement in the city jail since June 0f 2008 . . . if he is released to appear at Blagojevich’s trial as the primary witness, everyone expects him to squeal like a pig,” said the Republican politico.

In 2005, Rezko reportedly engaged in a complicated real estate “flip” through which his wife Rita and Obama agreed to split an empty lot adjoining a home that Obama bought in Chicago’s Kenwood district. The deal saw Obama buy the home for $1.65 million, which was $300,00 below market value. Obama then bought a strip of the adjoining property from Mrs. Rezko, a speculative deal that stood to make Obama a handsome profit. Since Rezko’s conviction, the property has has reportedly gone into bankruptcy. Giannoulias’s Broadway Bank was seized by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation on April 23, 2010, reportedly as Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner was on his way to Chicago to present the bank with a bailout check. Geithner quickly changed his plans. Giannoulias, Broadway’s then-senior loan officer, has denied being involved in the decision to loan money to Rezko.

Last month, Blagojevich’s trial judge, U.S. District Court judge James Zagel, a crony of former Illinois Republican Governor Jim Thompson, ruled that all 500 hours of phone calls intercepted and taped by Fitzgerald could not be played during Blagojevich’s trial as demanded by Blagojevich and his defense lawyers. Blagojevich demanded that Fitzgerald “show up in court and explain to everybody . . . why you don’t want those tapes that you made played in court.”

WMR has learned that the tapes may contain salty references Obama’s and Emanuel’s private lives. WMR attempted to interview Blagojevich’s senior defense lawyer Sam Adam to no avail but other informed sources told us that the tapes, if played, would highlight the corruption of not only Obama, Emanuel, and other member of Obama’s Chicago “brain trust” but also Fitzgerald himself. WMR was told that Fitzgerald’s tactics have included providing sex and drugs to imprisoned felons to get them to provide perjured testimony at federal trials.

It is exactly the type of federal prosecutorial misconduct by Fitzgerald that former Republican Governor said was used by state prosecutors when he commuted the death sentences of Illinois’s death row population. Ryan was indicted by Fitzgerald for fraud and he is currently serving out a federal prison sentence.

Blagojevich’s trial is scheduled to begin on June 3 and Fitzgerald’s main interest is to keep the trial focused on Blagojevich, especially after he managed to “flip” Blagojevich’s former chief of staff John Harris to testify against the impeached and ousted governor. WMR learned from informed sources that one lawyer on Harris’s defense team is involved in a gay partner scandal that was discovered by the attorney’s wife.

Some of the wiretaps may reveal that it was not Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s longtime friend and current White House policy adviser who was Obama’s top candidate to fill his U.S. Senate seat, but the young 32-year old “pick up basketball” friend of Obama, Giannoulias, then serving his second year as state Treasurer. However, Obama has avoided campaigning for Giannoulias in Illinois and there are indications that the president has “thrown Giannoulias under the bus,” according to some Democratic political circles in Chicago.

Mutiple Chicago sources report that Republicans who see Giannoulias’s Obama connections as providing an edge in his Senate race this year should not celebrate prematurely. Giannoulias’s GOP opponent, U.S. Representative Mark Kirk, a Naval Reserve intelligence officer, has also been identified as a closeted gay man. Kirk divorced his wife last year after an eight-year marriage. They had no children.

In addition, U.S. Representative Aaron Shock, who took over the House seat vacated by Obama’s Republican Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is, according to Chicago Boy’s Town sources, a habitué of Minibar, a noted gay bar in Chicago’s gay district. For an extremely young first term member of the House, observers were surprised when GOP Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia named Shock as a Deputy Minority Whip.

Man’s Country, one of Chicago’s “grand old bathhouses” and located at 5015 North Clark Street in Chicago’s “Boystown,” was a frequent hangout for State Senator Obama and Rahm Emanuel.

Sources in Chicago’s gay community report that Obama was attracted to Man’s Country’s older white clientele because he generally enjoys being fellated by older white men. Obama would regularly be seen at Man’s Country on Wednesdays.

Obama reportedly has never engaged in reciprocal activity. The sources also confirm the allegations made during the 2008 campaign by Larry Sinclair, a Chicago visitor who revealed that in 1999 he engaged in such oral sex activity and crack cocaine use with then-State senator Obama on two occasions, once in the back of a Chicago limousine operated by Five Star Limousine Service, and the other at a Chicago area motel, the Comfort Suites in Gurnee, Illinois. After revealing details of the encounter at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Sinclair was arrested by Washington Metropolitan Police on a fugitive warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, the son of Obama’s vice presidential running mate, Senator Joe Biden. Sinclair was charged with a misdemeanor count of theft of money orders, however, the state of Delaware declined prosecution. Beau Biden later declined to run for his father’s old Senate seat because of his duties to prosecute a major pedophilia case involving Lewes, Delaware pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley. There are reports that Biden’s office helped to cover up Bradley’s activities, including failing to authorize search warants for Bradley’s office and computer.

Chicago’s “DLC” — not the Democratic Leadership Council but the “Down Low Club” — a gay matchmaking service WMR spoke to several well-placed sources in Chicago who reported that Jeremiah Wright, the pastor of Obama’s former church of 20 years, Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) on Chicago’s south side, ran what was essentially a matchmaking service for gay married black professional members of the church, including lawyers and businessmen, particularly those with children. The matchmaking club was called the “Down Low Club” but references to it over the phone and email simply referred to the group with the code phrase “DLC.” The ruse, according to our sources, was to make anyone who was eavesdropping on the communications believe that the references were to the Democratic Leadership Council, also known as the DLC.

The gay DLC’s services were intended to keep ensure TUCC’s gay members avoided posting solicitations on web services like Craig’s List and refrain from cruising gay bars. The strategy was to protect them from getting busted and being “outed.”

Among the members of the gay “DLC” were Obama and TUCC’s choir director, Donald Young, an openly gay man who reportedly had a sexual relationship with Obama. Two other gay members of the church were Larry Bland and Nate Spencer. Young and Bland were brutally murdered, execution style, in late 2007. Bland was murdered on November 17, 2007 and Young on December 24, 2007. The latter was killed by multiple gunshot wounds. Spencer reportedly died on December 26, 2007, official cause of death: “septicemia, pneumonia, and HIV.”

“DLC” members often went on camping trips arranged by TUCC. Wright reportedly was the head of the “DLC” matchmaking services and ensured that its members protected each other. The “DLC’s” clientele included Obama and other gay members of TUCC, including, reportedly Young, Bland, and Spencer. Fox 32 Chicago reported that Bland’s mother, Josephine Bland, was so upset at her son inviting men into their home as a result of contacting them through gay web sites like “Adam4Adam,” she moved out.

The gay community in Chicago knows to keep away from the TUCC and “DLC” stories because of the “creepiness” of the operation and the suspicious deaths of the three TUCC gay black men.

Although Obama protected his alternate life style through the secretiveness of the “DLC,” he was not so careful when he proclaimed he was a state senator while frolicking at Man’s Country in uptown Chicago.

Love: Obama’s personal trainer Reggie Love, a former Duke basketball and football player and unsuccessful National Basketball hopeful, currently serves as Obama’s personal trainer and White House “special assistant” — he has been called Obama’s “body man” — who receives a salary of $104,000 a year. Love is also reportedly one of Obama’s regular gay sex partners. Love joined Obama’s Senate staff in a senior staff position in 2006.

Media General’s tabloid, the National Enquirer, proffered a story last year about Michelle Obama being furious about the relationship between her husband and his “body man.” TheEnquirer’s sister tabloid, The Globe, later floated a story about Obama having a relationship with a Democratic campaign official named Vera Baker. WMR has been told that this relationship was a clever ruse to throw off speculation about Obama’s actual past sex partners. Baker has apparently left the United States for relatively more obscurity in Martinique. Media General’s tabloids have scooped the mainstream media on sex scandals involving Bill Clinton and Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky, Tiger Woods, and John Edwards and Rielle Hunter.

WMR’s Chicago sources believe the Secret Service records of presidential candidate Obama’s activities in Chicago would show that Obama regularly arrived at Love’s Chicago residence at 9:00 am and departed at 9:15 am. Sources told WMR that while 15 minutes is much too short for a personal training exercise, it is ample time for fellatio.

Bill Frist, “Brokeback Mountain,” and Obama In 2006, after Obama became the junior senator from Illinois, WMR’s sources in the Congressional Black Caucus reported that there were persistent rumors of gay trysts between Obama and then-GOP Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. The allegations at the time seemed unbelievable.

However, based on Obama’s penchant for receiving fellatio from older white men, a column written by The Washington Post’s “In the Loop” columnist Al Kamen on April 7, 2006, some four months into Obama’s Senate term, may have expanded relevance. Kamen reported he received an invitation to attend Frist’s “5th Annual VOLPAC ’06 Weekend” in Nashville from April 21st to 23rd and that the invitation card required one to “unbuckle the cowboy’s pants and look inside to see what this was all about.” Kamen opined that the invitation seemed “a bit too ‘Brokeback Mountain.’”

The invitation advertised that the shindig would feature “one-of-a-kind music and special friends,” although Kamen said there was no indication what made the “friends” so “special.” Kamen then wrote, “The back of the card shows the cowboy from behind with a red flowered handkerchief sticking out of his right pocket. Wait a minute — wasn’t there something about how this used to be some kind of code in the gay community years ago? A way to signal each other in crowded, noisy bars? So we checked the GayCityUSA.com’s Hanky Codes. Sure enough, there it was in the chart explaining what they mean: red hanky in right pocket. Oh, dear.”

Rumors about Obama and Frist ran amok in Congressional Black Caucus circles in 2006. Although Frist ran on the pledge of only serving two terms, he became Senate Majority Leader with all the perks of the office. WMR’s sources in Chicago’s gay community revealed that Frist’s Majority Leader predecessor, Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, was also known to seek the services of male prostitutes. Frist, who said he planned to run for President in 2006, decided against a run for the White House and also declined a run for Tennessee governor in 2010.

With the rumor mill running at full speed in 2006, it is obvious why Frist abandoned politics so quickly for the medical business. Frist later endorsed Obama’s health care proposals. A year later, when GOP Senator Larry Craig was arrested while soliciting for sex in a men’s toilet stall at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, he changed his mind about immediately resigning his Senate seat. Knowing about his colleagues’ behavior, he dug in his heels and completed his term in January 2009.

Rahm the “Sugar Daddy” Obama’s chief of staff Emanuel, who won a scholarship to the Joffrey Ballet but turned it down to attend college, is married and, like Obama, has children, in Emanuel’s case, a son and two daughters.

However, Emanuel, who is 50, also travel frequently with a male companion, a wealthy Chicago real estate developer, some five to six years his senior. WMR has learned from Chicago’s gay community as well as political sources that Emanuel and his friend have gone together on a trip to India, skiing vacations, and soon plan a vacation in Florida, sans Mrs. Emanuel and the kids.

In Chicago’s gay community, Emanuel is known as “sugar daddy,” promising young men with perks and lucrative positions if they sleep with him. On occasion, Emanuel has been with older men, such as his travel companion, but his preference is young, according to WMR’s sources. Emanuel also often uses bicycling and basketball venues to make his approaches. Being an Emanuel “basketball buddy” is a key to professional success.

WMR spoke to one member of the gay community in Chicago who had first hand knowledge of one of Emanuel’s bed partners, an older man who runs a non-profit symphony organization. Obama’s other sex partners.

WMR has previously reported on Obama’s past trysts with Alabama Democratic U.S. Representative Artur Davis, a current primary candidate for governor of Alabama. Although not in the same class, Obama and Davis attended Harvard Law School during an overlap of their attendance at the law school.

The information on Davis and Obama was gathered by opposition researchers for former Alabama Representative Earl Hilliard, who Davis defeated in the 2002 Democratic primary. Recently, WMR was informed by sources in Alabama that Attorney General Eric Holder traveled three days ago to Alabama to inform Davis that if he loses his primary race, he would be nominated by Obama to fill the job of U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, a position still held by Bush-appointee Leura Canary, one of the main prosecutors of convicted and jailed former Alabama Democratic Governor Don Siegelman.

Chicago sources also informed WMR of another past gay partner of Obama, Massachusetts Democratic Governor Deval Patrick.

Men who have reportedly had sexual relations with Barack Obama Donald Young, TUCC Choir director Larry Sinclair, gay escort Reggie Love, White House presidential assistant and Obama’s “body man” Artur Davis, US Representative from Alabama and gubernatorial candidate Bill Frist, former GOP Senate Majority Leader Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts

The Clear and Present Blackmail Threat

Leading secret alternate life styles, Obama and his chief of staff provide classic blackmail threats. Considering Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, who is reputedly a semi-open lesbian, the question must be posed how much Obama’s and Emanuel’s own covert life styles led to the decision to nominate Kagan, someone with no experience on a judicial bench.

Similarly, the fact that so much is known about Obama’s and Emanuel’s trysts in Chicago begs another important question. If politicians, gay community activists, and journalists in the Windy City are aware of Obama’s and Emanuel’s highly blackmailable gay life styles, the same can certainly hold true for the executives of one of Chicago’s corporate headquarters — that of BP America’s Production Operations.

Throw in the intelligence agencies of America’s allies, friends, enemies, and the situation becomes a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States.

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664 posted on 07/25/2010 5:46:27 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: STARWISE

Kept the entire thing for safe keeping...
FROM:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2563361/posts?page=1

Pictures at link


A new headache for Giannoulias? Another Rezko loan (just in time for -0’s visit 8/5 ;)
Sun Times ^ | 8-2-10 | Abdon M. Pallasch, Chris Fusco, Tim Novak

Posted on Monday, August 02, 2010 3:19:50 PM by STARWISE

By February 2006, businessman and political fixer Tony Rezko was already politically radioactive, caught up in a federal investigation that would see him criminally charged by the end of that year.

News reports had linked Rezko, a key adviser and campaign fund-raiser for then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, to shady deals involving state pension funds — among the crimes that ultimately would send him to prison.

In 2006, Tony Rezko (inset) sought a loan to develop a 62-acre parcel of land at Roosevelt and Clark.

(Rezko, Auchi)

This was the Tony Rezko who, looking for millions of dollars for a massive South Loop development, turned to Broadway Bank, owned by the family of Alexi Giannoulias. Giannoulias, the Democrat now running for U.S. Senate, had left his post as a senior loan officer at the Chicago bank in late 2005 to mount a successful campaign for Illinois state treasurer, though he still held an ownership stake in the bank.

Rezko’s company asked. And Broadway Bank came through.

On Feb. 14, 2006, newly obtained records show, the bank made a $22.75 million loan to a company called Riverside District Development LLC, whose owners, it turns out, included Rezko.

You won’t find Rezko’s name on any documents filed in the public record in connection with the loan.

But Rezko acknowledged his ownership stake in Riverside District Development to a federal judge about a year after the loan was made, according to a transcript of the court hearing.

The loan could prove to be a political liability for Giannoulias as he campaigns against his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk, for the Senate seat now held by Roland Burris. Not only does its disclosure come during the Senate campaign, but records show the loan was made while Broadway Bank was already having problems with an earlier loan to another Rezko company.

Federal authorities shut down the bank in April.

Giannoulias, who touted his experience at Broadway Bank in his campaign to win election as state treasurer, has said its failure was the result of the national economic slowdown and the pullback in the real estate market, in which it invested heavily.

Through a spokeswoman, Giannoulias says he knew nothing about the $22.75 million loan to Riverside District Development until reporters contacted him.

“Alexi left daily operations of the bank in September of 2005, months before this loan was made,” says Kathleen Strand of his campaign staff. “He had no knowledge of it, and his name is not on any documents related to the loan.

“This guilt-by-association story is an unfortunate and failed attempt to link Alexi to Mr. Rezko.’’

Rezko’s relationship with the bank developed through his friendship with the bank’s founder, family patriarch Alexis Giannoulias, Alexi Giannoulias’ father, who died in June 2006.

Giannoulias’ brother Demetris Giannoulias is the only Broadway Bank official named in public records regarding the loan, which involved a large, vacant piece of property in the South Loop — 62 acres at Roosevelt Road and Clark Street — that Rezko had been trying to develop.

He hoped to build more than 4,000 homes along the Chicago River there, but he couldn’t get City Hall to agree to provide $140 million in tax money to help pay to build roads and put in sewers to make the project work.

Broadway Bank made the loan even though another Rezko company, Chicago Hudson LLC, had fallen behind on a $10.9 million loan it got from the bank four years earlier. That loan — for a proposed high-rise condo building at 750 N. Hudson on the Near North Side that never got built — ended up in Bankruptcy Court.

The property ended up being sold to another developer. Broadway Bank received $11.5 million from the sale, which took place July 31, 2006.

Following Rezko’s indictment in October 2006, he and his lawyers met in January 2007 with U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve to discuss his assets. During that closed-door hearing, Rezko disclosed his ownership stake in Riverside District Development, the company that got the $22.75 million loan from Broadway Bank.

Rezko’s lawyers said his main partner in Riverside was General Mediterranean Holding, a Luxembourg company controlled by Iraq-born billionaire Nadhmi Auchi.

In a January 2008 court filing in Rezko’s case, federal prosecutors in Chicago wrote that Auchi was “convicted several years ago in France on fraud charges” and sentenced to 15 months in prison, “but the sentence was suspended as long as Auchi committed no new crimes.”

Auchi has said he has done nothing wrong and has sought to distance himself from Rezko. Auchi’s lawyer, Alasdair Pepper, says Rezko no longer has a stake in the 62-acre site, which remains vacant.

Financial institutions typically file a document called a “release of lien’’ when a loan is repaid. There’s nothing on file with Cook County Recorder of Deeds Eugene Moore’s office to show that Riverside District Development repaid the six-month loan from Broadway Bank, which was due Aug. 14, 2006.

But Giannoulias’ campaign office says the loan was paid off early. Auchi’s lawyer provided documentation to support that, showing the loan was repaid in July 2006.

According to Giannoulias and Auchi, Riverside District Development paid off the Broadway Bank loan with money it obtained from a $27 million loan from another financial institution: Mutual Bank.

Like Broadway Bank, Mutual also ended up getting shut down by federal regulators — though the loan was paid off, records show. Like Rezko, Mutual’s president, Amrish Mahajan, had been a top fund-raiser for Blagojevich.


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Obama to stump for Alexi Giannoulias

President Obama will return to Chicago on Aug. 5 to stump for Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias.

“We’re excited to welcome President Obama back to Illinois to campaign with Alexi in early August,” said campaign manager Michael Rendina in a statement.

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Oh my ... and the jury is still deliberating the fate of -0’s, Giannoulias’ and Rezko’s buddy Blago.

“... and an angel in the whirlwind still directs this storm”


665 posted on 08/02/2010 1:30:58 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

Daley annouce retirement:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2584681/posts


666 posted on 09/07/2010 12:49:03 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Helen

This is my research project....Stop by an connect dots or add to it any time you find something.


667 posted on 09/09/2010 11:15:02 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Very interesting:

Got it thanks.


EXCLUSIVE: FBI Terror Targets Tied to Obama’s New Party
BigGovernment.com ^ | 09/28/2010 | Andrew Marcus

Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 2:16:54 PM by Painesright

Edited on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 5:09:30 PM by Admin Moderator. [history]

Two of the targets of last Friday’s raid against “anti-war” revolutionaries were early prominent leaders of Barack Obama’s New Party in Illinois.

The thirteenth precinct did superbly. We won it big in ‘96, and did so again this time – by about 25 votes. And then the 15th came in. Joe Iosbaker, our precinct captain there, was almost in tears. He had been working election day at this same precinct for progressive candidates for about a decade – since Harold Washington won re-election in 1987. But in all that time, he had never seen results like this. Elba Rodriguez: 47, Willie Delgado: 92! Other precinct workers were patting Joe on the back and shaking his hand. “It was a team effort,” he kept repeating, acknowledging the great work done by the 15th precinct crew of Yakira Nunez, Mary Robles, Sergio Vargas, Peter Shearn, and Stephanie Weiner – Joe’s wife, who has also been working that precinct for about 10 years.


668 posted on 09/28/2010 3:11:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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FBI Raids Home of Obama Associate & Radical AAAN Leader in Terrorism Sweep
Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government ^ | September 28, 2010 | Jim Hoft

Posted on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 1:26:39 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

Last Friday FBI agents raided the homes of far left activists in Chicago and Minneapolis who are linked to the FARC and Islamic radicals as part of a terrorism investigation.

The home of radical Hatem Abudayyeh in Chicago was raided in the terror sweep.

The AP reported on the raid in Chicago.

FBI agents in Chicago took a laptop and documents from the home of a Palestinian-American anti-war activist in an attempt to silence his advocacy, an attorney said Sunday.

The FBI on Friday searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago, including the home of Hatem Abudayyeh, who is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network, attorney Jim Fennerty told The Associated Press.

“The government’s trying to quiet activists,” Fennerty said. “This case is really scary.”

More than half a dozen agents went to Abudayyeh’s home on Friday and took any documents containing the word “Palestine,” Fennerty said.

Abudayyeh, a U.S. citizen whose parent immigrated from Palestine, wasn’t home at the time of the raid because he was at a hospital with his mother who is battling liver cancer, Fennerty said.

Chicago activist Thomas Burke said he was served a grand jury subpoena that requested records of any payments to Abudayyeh or his group.

“The warrants are seeking evidence in support of an ongoing Joint Terrorism Task Force investigation into activities concerning the material support of terrorism,” said Steve Warfield, spokesman for the FBI in Minneapolis, where six additional homes were searched Friday… Burke said he received a grand jury subpoena requesting records of payments to Abudayyeh’s organization as well as two groups among the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

There’s more… Hatem Abudayyeh is the executive director of the Arab American Action Network (AAAN). Hatem Abudayyeh has been with the Arab American Action Network (AAAN) since 1999, and was appointed Executive Director in 2003. The Arab American Action Network was founded by former PLO operative and close Obama family friend Rashid Khalidi. Obama was a director of the Woods Fund from 1994 through 2001, when the board approved a $40,000 grant to the Arab American Action Network.

In 2003 Barack Obama was an honored guest at a dinner sponsored by the AAAN for former PLO-operative Rashid Khalidi. During the dinner a video was taken that shows Barack Obama celebrating with members of this Palestinian group who are openly hostile towards Israel. Barack Obama even gave a toast to a Rashid Khalidi at this going away party. The LA Times will not release the video from this Jew-bashing dinner.

Here’s a recent quote by Hatem Abudayyeh:

“The U.S. and Israel will continue to describe Hamas, Hezbollah and the other Palestinian and Lebanese resistance organizations as ‘terrorists,’ but the real terrorists are the governments and military forces of the U.S. and Israel. The vast majority of the world sees and understands this, and are in full support of Lebanese, Palestinian and worldwide resistance to Israel and the U.S.’s naked aggression, war, imperialism and occupation. As we have seen in Iraq, where the resistance is standing up to U.S. power, the U.S. military is not indomitable.”

Last Friday the FBI raided the home of AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh. He is Barack Obama’s friend.

It should be noted… FARC terror leader Mono Jojoy was killed in an attack on September 22. Several computers were seized by authorities after the Colombian jungle attack. The FBI raided the homes of the FARC terrror sympathizers two days after Mojoy was killed.


669 posted on 09/28/2010 4:08:43 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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Carothers was a Chicago alderman who wore a
wire and then mysteriously broke the law !
Wacky deal.

Fitzie plea bargain for him and sting for others ?

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“Former Ald. Isaac “Ike” Carothers (29th) was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison on Thursday, four months after pleading guilty to taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes while holding public office.

Carothers, the longtime chairman of the City Council’s Police and Fire committee, pleaded guilty in February to bribery, mail fraud and tax fraud for taking $40,000 in home improvements from a developer seeking zoning changes. He also admitted to pocketing bribes from others.


*snip*

Starting in early 2008, Carothers wore a wire and worked undercover with the FBI for more than a year. His cooperation resulted in charges against Naperville businessman Wafeek “Wally” Aiyash, who is accused of offering Carothers a $100,000 bribe if the alderman would secure concessions contracts for him. Carothers wore a mini-video camera to record part of the alleged payoff, according to charges.”
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Tony Rezko, Barack Obama, the FBI Mole, and the Somnolent Chicago MSM
Posted by Archy Cary May 19th 2010

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The Chicago media covers Illinois political corruption like crime reporters. They show up at the scene, gather for the perp walk, snap a photo, and cover the trial. In short, they wait for the story to happen and then accept official explanations with minimum scrutiny.

Consequently, when the Machine gets caught, it’s generally not the media that breaks the story. And it’s been that way in Chicago for a very long time.

Here’s one example of a story gone missing:

the strange saga of an FBI mole who interacted with several Chicagoland players, including Barack Obama, associated with the rise-and-fall of Antoin “Tony” Rezko and former Illinois Governor Milorad R. “Rod” Blagojevich.

It starts in the late 1990’s in New York where Bernard Barton, Jr. made “wrong decisions” while running his billboard leasing company. One wrong decision was selling space on billboards he neither owned nor controlled.

According to an FBI affidavit, those “wrong decisions” included Thomas’ drawing more than $350,000 from his customers’ credit cards while he was running a billboard leasing business in Manhattan in the late 1990s. He also charged more than $140,000 to an American Express business account he obtained using his father’s Social Security number

To mitigate jail time, Barton volunteered to help New York federal prosecutors make a case against organized crime families that were trying to penetrate the billboard business. His offer worked. His sentencing has been delayed… for seven years now.

In 2000, Barton moved to Chicago, changed his name to John Thomas, and went undercover for the U.S. Attorney in Chicago.

Once in Chicago, Barton-Thomas formed a real estate brokerage, Carnegie Realty Partners LLC, and another billboard company, Outdoor Solutions (it soon went bankrupt), with Louis Giordano, his partner from New York.

In 2007, someone outed Barton-Thomas as an FBI mole. On May 4, 2007, the Chicago Tribune reported:

*snip*

Also involved in many of Thomas’s business deals was his

*** longtime business partner Louis M. Giordano.

In one Chicago transaction, the Tribune found, Giordano worked with the nephew of a reputed Chicago organized crime figure in an unsuccessful attempt to sell a River North nightclub, according to court documents.

Rest here

http://bigjournalism.com/acary/2010/05/19/tony-rezko-barack-obama-the-fbi-mole-and-the-chicago-msm/

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/ike-carothers-sentenced-prison-20100624


670 posted on 10/26/2010 8:01:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: STARWISE

Hope I got it all....Looks like the FBI have been working to clean up the mob as well and the international thugs.


Now advance to February 10, 2008, when the Chicago Sun Times factored in visits to Rezko involving Blago and Obama:

For the first time, the FBI “mole” who’s expected to be a key prosecution witness against indicted developer and political fund-raiser Tony Rezko is talking…Sources said Thomas also logged frequent visits to Rezko from Gov. Blagojevich and U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

Blagojevich and Obama were among the many politicians for whom Rezko raised campaign cash. Neither has been charged with any wrongdoing…Sources said Thomas helped investigators build a record of repeat visits to the old offices of Rezko and former business partner Daniel Mahru’s Rezmar Corp., at 853 N. Elston, by Blagojevich and Obama during 2004 and 2005.

Both politicians relied on Rezko for fund-raising connections. Obama was in the thick of his successful run for the U.S. Senate in 2004. Now in the glare of a presidential campaign, Obama has donated to charity $157,835 from contributions to his Senate campaign that he has linked to Rezko.

The Sun Times article includes this statement:

Sources said the government had him wear a hidden wire to record conversations with a Chicago alderman — but that he did not record Blagojevich or Obama.

Really? Why not Blago and Obama?

The alderman mentioned above was Isaac Carothers (29th Ward). He eventually pled guilty to corruption and wore a wire himself.

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) Federal investigators have requested city records on four West Side zoning changes pushed by Ald. Isaac Carothers (29th), amid questions about Carothers’ relationship with a Chicago developer who made secret recordings as an FBI mole.

Last year, Carothers’ New 29th Ward Campaign Committee got $11,000 in contributions from Morgan Properties Inc., which lists FBI mole John Thomas as “manager.”

Despite expectations, Barton-Thomas was not called as a witness in the Rezko trial. Why not? Might that have had something to do with him having witnessed conversations between Rezko and Obama? Neither did Daniel Mahru, Rezko’s former business partner, testify, although he was on the list of anticipated witnesses. Was this to keep Barton-Thomas from being mentioned in court, since he and Mahru partnered in at least one real estate deal?

While Barton-Thomas was wearing a wire – except in conversations between Rezko-Blago and Rezko-Obama – he was becoming a prominent Chicago commercial real estate broker. In November 2006, a ChicagoBusiness.com article about him began:

John Thomas, who has done more flips than an acrobat, has tied up another downtown office tower. A venture managed by the controversial real estate entrepreneur has agreed to buy 20 S. Clark St., an office tower overlooking Chase Plaza in the Central Loop, says Mr. Thomas, who earlier this year formed Chicago-based Morgan Street Properties LLC for his investment activities. The price is about $54 million, sources say.

In May 2007, Barton-Thomas was the top bidder on the Chicago Housing Authority’s (CHA) former headquarters at $7.75 million. In October 2009, he was the second runner-up with a $10 million bid for Chicago’s old Post Office.

Then there’s the September 2008 incident where Governor Blagojevich gave a $1 million grant the Loop Lab School located in a downtown high rise. The facilities failed a fire inspection. The school’s executive, Chandra Gill, had been pardoned by the Governor for a felony battery conviction for injuring a police officer.

At the time the school bought its space, the building was owned by FBI mole John Thomas, a business associate of Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a Blagojevich fundraiser and friend convicted in June on federal corruption charges.

In March 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama appeared before the editorial board of the Chicago Sun Times. The transcript of the interview includes these exchanges:

Q: In November 2006, you and your campaign exchanged with us written interrogatories. So a lot of the quotes I will give you just come out of those. The campaign said that you probably had lunch with Rezko once or twice a year. You sort of added four or five times, something like that.

John Thomas is an FBI mole. He recently told us that he saw you coming and going from Rezko’s office a lot. And three other sources told us that you and Rezko spoke on the phone daily. Is that true?

A: No. That’s not accurate. I think what is true is that, it depends on the period of time. I knew him for … I’m just trying to do the math here. I’ve known him for 17 years. There were stretches of time where I would see him once or twice a year.

But as I said when he was involved in finance committee for the U.S. Senate race, or the state senate races, or the U.S. Congressional race, then he was an active member. And there’s no doubt there were much more intensive discussion at that point.

During the U.S. Senate race, there’s be stretches of like a couple of weeks – for example prior to him organizing the fundraiser that he did for us – where I would probably be talking to him once a day to make sure that was going well. But the typical relationship was one that was fond. We would see each other. But there would be no reason for me to be seeing him that often.

Q: You told us in November 2006, that your best estimate was that Rezko raised somewhere between $50,000 and $60,000 during your political career. Since then, your campaign’s given back $157,000 in Rezko-related contributions. Now the total is what?

A: Let me say this. That original estimate was based on, I asked my staff to find what monies they attributed to Rezko, and this was the figure given to me. The money that we’ve given back includes money that was raised at the house when he had that fundraiser, even though these are people who Tony probably didn’t raise the money for, er from, these would have been individuals who I had known separately who were supporters who basically got funneled into that fundraiser. But because they went to that fundraiser, we decided to return the money.

Q: Is your total now, as you continue to scrub these contributions, is it higher in terms of what he bundled for you, or got for you, than $157,000?

A: We believe that we have identified all the money that we know of right now that is traceable to Tony Rezko and we’ve given that to charity…

Q: The Tribune Web site is saying that you told them $250,000.

A: Well I think that’s a tally of tally of all the money that they’re talking about over the course of that 10 years. So that would include the $160,000, plus the $10,000 to $15,000 for senate races plus the money that might have been raised, I think they just did their own math.

Math is math. And Obama’s Rezko-money number math went from $50,000 to $250,000 in one interview. And, he claimed that FBI mole was “not accurate” about him, Obama, having had frequent meetings with Rezko.

Today, conventional wisdom seems to perceive U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as being an “untouchable” whose credentials for integrity and diligence are above reproach. But there is a minority opinion that he acted to keep then presidential candidate Obama’s name out of the Rezko trial, just as President Obama’s name now stands to be kept out of the Blagojevich trial, if indeed, there is one.

While lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich were shot down Friday by U.S. District Judge James Zagel in their bid to drag President Obama into testifying at his trial, they succeeded in at least one respect. They exposed just how determined federal prosecutors and the judge seem to be to keep Obama out of the Blago fray as much as possible.

To date, Bernard Barton, Jr. (AKA John Thomas) has never been called before a public jury to tell what he knows. Nor has he been sentenced for his crimes going back to the late 1990’s.

http://bigjournalism.com/acary/2010/05/19/tony-rezko-barack-obama-the-fbi-mole-and-the-chicago-msm/

Go, Breitbart!!! This pot is boiling


671 posted on 10/26/2010 8:03:51 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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More on Mob.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2614086/posts?page=1


672 posted on 10/26/2010 8:10:13 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2622194/posts

Rezko to be sentenced Jan. 28; Blago trial testimony unlikely (the fix is sealed?)
Sun Times ^ | 11-4-10 | Natasha Korecki


673 posted on 11/05/2010 5:26:54 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama
Re-posting to keep Shorebank-gate HIGH on the list of crimes to investigate...

There was a LOT of speculation recently about what the White House Insider was referring to when he said a huge scandal was brewing, and "The White House is -expletive- itself over this stuff."

White House Insider: "President Obama is lost. Absolutely lost."

I am now sure the "Insider" is legitimate, and he was referring to Shorebank-gate!

I googled SHOREBANK along with each of the names the insider dropped on us: "Go back and review Blagojevich. Go back and review Rezko, Barton, Stern, Giordano, Carothers, Jarret."... and I can see they are all linked to SHOREBANK

I am sure there must be many, and better smoking gun links, but here is a smattering of smoldering links I found to these people while researching this...

...

"Barack Obama has several connections to Shorebank" bank-fdic-letter-response/?test=latestnews">here.And much more here.

"louis giordano, his partner from" shorebank
Obama's Chicago Bank Bailout - Story Analysis by BuzzBox
May 20, 2010 ... ShoreBank now qualifies for $75 million in TARP aid. .... and another billboard company, Outdoor Solutions (it soon went bankrupt), with Louis Giordano, his partner from New York. ...
www.buzzbox.com/news/2010-05-20/chicago:illinois/?clusterId...

Obama's Chicago Bank Bailout - Story Analysis by BuzzBox
May 20, 2010 ... ShoreBank now qualifies for $75 million in TARP aid. .... and another billboard company, Outdoor Solutions (it soon went bankrupt), with Louis Giordano, his partner from New York...
www.buzzbox.com/news/2010-05-20/chicago:illinois/?... -

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2614086/posts?page=217#217 (thanks starwise)

...

STERN and Shorebank.... http://www.stratcongroup.com/publication/testimonials.php

...

In Stand Up Straight, Robert Creamer gives progressives practical insights, tools, and analysis to work smarter. It will hopefully inspire more people to act and help more people to act effectively.
– Andy Stern, President, SEIU

...

...where STERN is related to Creamer (and Shorebank)... http://romanticpoet.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/crime-inc-and-shore-bank-rep-jan-schakowsky-and-shorebank-new-evidence-of-conflict-of-interest/

...

... The New York Times confirms that Rep. Schakowsky played a leading role in the ShoreBank bailout. Yet ShoreBank is not based in Rep. Schakowsky’s congressional district, and she did not help the Bank of Lincolnwood–which is in her district, and failed in 2009–or Park National Bank, which was also active in community development in Chicago until it was closed by federal regulators last year.

...

Now, court documents that I have obtained reveal that ShoreBank was one of several banks that Rep. Schakowsky’s husband, Robert Creamer, used in the check kiting scheme for which he was convicted and sentenced to federal prison in 2006.

...

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2009/12/pollak-points-to-schakowskys-felon-husband-as-obamacare-strategist.html

...

...incumbent Jan Schakowsky and her felon husband Robert Creamer may have played an integral part in scheming Obama’s government health care takeover.

Pollak points to a political strategy book Creamer wrote while in Terre Haute’s federal prison, and connects to Obama political director David Axelrod’s praise for Creamer’s ideas.  Pollak writes:

...

While in prison—or “forced sabbatical,” he called it—Creamer wrote a lengthy political manual, Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win (Seven Locks Press, 2007).

The book was endorsed by leading Democrats and their allies, including SEIU boss Andy Stern—the most frequent visitor thus far to the Obama White House—and chief Obama strategist David Axelrod, who noted that Creamer’s tome “provides a blueprint for future victories.”

...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2614086/posts?page=217#217 ...this links Rezko, Obama, Barton, and Louis Giordano, Blagojevich

...

...oh, and NOTE this: In 2000, Barton moved to Chicago, changed his name to John Thomas, and went undercover for the U.S. Attorney in Chicago.
...
He [Barton/Thomas] also charged more than $140,000 to an American Express business account he obtained using his father’s Social Security number.

...

...HEY! that sounds familiar... Hussein ALSO uses a 'retired' SSN (from someone born in 1890)!

...


and by the way, how does a U.S. president in 2009, collect a salary of $374,054 from the tax-payers, AND another $1,617,268 from FOREIGN SOURCES during the same year? (I smell a conflict of interest!)

... I wonder where Hussein's trust keeps his millions? Shorebank?

If that bank failed, and Hussein had MILLIONS of his own cash in it, he would lose all but the FDIC guaranteed $100,000, right?

674 posted on 11/06/2010 1:52:59 PM PDT by Future Useless Eater (Chicago politics = corrupted capitalism = takeover by COMMUNity-ISM)
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To: hoosiermama; STARWISE; Liz; penelopesire; onyx; LucyT; SE Mom

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-juror-hard-to-convict-blago-because-he-was-so-personable-20110627,0,6810929.story

Blago jurors’ verdict: ‘Likable,’ but guilty

By Christy Gutowski, Dan Hinkel and Stacy St. Clair Tribune reporters

10:21 p.m. CDT, June 27, 2011

Describing Rod Blagojevich as a “likable person,” jurors in his corruption trial said they could not overlook evidence that painted a clear picture of a scheming politician.

“The evidence was overwhelming, really,” said Jessica Hubinek, 32, of Carol Stream. “When you have somebody recorded on a telephone saying something completely incriminating, it’s hard to deny a guilty verdict.”

(snip)

For many jurors, the case turned from tedious to tense within the first eight words of cross-examination.

“Mr. Blagojevich, you are a convicted liar, correct?” Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid Schar asked the former governor.

(snip)

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-blagojevich-sentencing-06-20110627,0,4205826.story

Rod Blagojevich sentencing: Experts weigh in on possible prison term

By Annie Sweeney, Tribune reporter

4:51 a.m. CDT, June 28, 2011
On paper at least, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich could be sentenced to as much as 300 years in prison following his conviction Monday on 17 counts of corruption. But how much does he really face?

Seasoned criminal-defense attorneys and former prosecutors consulted by the Tribune estimate Blagojevich could be looking at about 10 years, based on recent public corruption sentences here. The sentence could take months to formulate.

(snip)

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-27/news/ct-met-blagojevich-pension-20110627_1_general-assembly-retirement-system-pension-board-state-pension

Blagojevich likely to lose state pension, keep federal perk
Ex-governor would have received $65K a year from Illinois
June 27, 2011|By Ray Long, Tribune reporter

SPRINGFIELD — Ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich stands to lose a $65,000-a-year state pension as a felon, but he’s likely to be eligible for $15,000 a year in federal retirement pay for his time as a congressman.

The defrocked Democrat also would be eligible for a refund of about $128,000 in personal contributions he made to the state’s retirement fund.

(snip)

http://www.suntimes.com/6115903-417/the-20-counts-against-ex.-gov.-rod-blagojevich

GUILTY. Count 1: Wire fraud: Children’s Memorial Hospital. This covers an unrecorded, Oct. 17 call in which Blagojevich tells Children’s CEO Patrick Magoon an increase in state payments for pediatric doctors would be approved as of Jan. 1. Prosecutors allege Blagojevich was shaking down Magoon for $25,000 in campaign contributions. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 2: Wire fraud: Senate seat. This count covers a Nov. 7 call from Blagojevich to Chief of Staff John Harris and pollster Fred Yang, where the three allegedly discuss requests for personal benefits for Blagojevich in exchange for appointing Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 3: Wire fraud: Senate seat. In this Nov. 10 conference call, Blagojevich and his advisors allegedly discuss requesting personal benefits for Blagojevich in exchange for the Senate seat appointment. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 4: Wire fraud: Senate seat. In a Nov. 12. call with Fred Yang, Blagojevich discusses the possibility of wealthy Democratic donors setting up a charitable organization, or 501c4, that he could head up, allegedly in exchange for appointing Jarrett to the Senate. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 5: Wire fraud: Senate seat. In this Nov. 12 call to union leader Tom Balanoff, prosecutors allege Blagojevich requested a 501c4 job in exchange for appointing Jarrett. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 6: Wire fraud: Senate seat. In another Nov. 12 call to Balanoff, prosecutors allege Blagojevich was requesting the 501c4 job in exchange for appointing Valerie Jarrett — and telling Balanoff to be careful about how he made the request on the governor’s behalf. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 7: Wire fraud: Senate seat. Prosecutors allege Blagojevich, in this Nov. 13 call with consultant Doug Scofield, requests the 501c4 job in exchange for making a Senate seat appointment. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 8: Wire fraud: Senate seat. Later that same day, prosecutors allege Blagojevich again requests Scofield ask for the 501c4 job in exchange for appointing someone to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 9: Wire fraud: Racetrack executive. In this Dec. 4 call, prosecutors allege Blagojevich discusses extorting a racetrack exec for campaign contributions with friend and former chief of staff Lon Monk. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 10: Wire fraud: Senate seat. In this Dec. 4 call with Blagojevich, Yang and Deputy Governor Robert Greenlee, the three allegedly discuss getting “tangible, political support” — which prosecutors say was $1.5 million from supporters of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. — in exchange for appointing Jackson to the Senate seat. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

NO VERDICT. Count 11: Attempted extortion: Chicago Academy and then-U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel. Blagojevich allegedly demanded campaign contributions from Emanuel in exchange for making good on a promised state grant to a school in Emanuel’s district. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 12: Attempted extortion: Children’s Memorial Hospital. In exchange for approving a state payment increase for pediatric doctors, Blagojevich allegedly demanded campaign contributions from CEO Magoon. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 13: Solicitation of a bribe: Children’s Memorial Hospital. Alleges Blagojevich was soliciting campaign contributions from Magoon in exchange for the state money for doctors treating Medicaid patients at Children’s. Maximum penalty: 10 years.

GUILTY. Count 14: Extortion conspiracy: Racetrack executive. Blagojevich was allegedly conspiring with Monk to get campaign contributions from a racetrack executive by leveraging an unsigned bill on Blagojevich’s desk that would grant money to the racetrack industry. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 15: Conspiracy to solicit a bribe: Racetrack executive. Blagojevich and Monk allegedly conspired to get campaign contributions from a racetrack exec in exchange for signing the bill. Maximum penalty: 5 years.

NO VERDICT. Count 16: Attempted extortion: Illinois Tollway. Blagojevich allegedly demanded campaign contributions from road-building exec Gerald Krozel in exchange for giving state money to the Tollway. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

NOT GUILTY. Count 17: Solicitation of a bribe: Illinois Tollway. Prosecutors allege Blagojevich wanted campaign contributions from Krozel in exchange for approving a multi-billion dollar Tollway improvement plan. Maximum penalty: 10 years.

GUILTY. Count 18: Conspiracy to commit extortion: Senate seat. Blagojevich allegedly had an agreement with his brother Robert Blagojevich, chief of staff Harris and others to demand things of personal value in exchange for the Senate seat appointment. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 19: Attempted extortion: Senate seat. Blagojevich allegedly demanded things of personal value in exchange for the Senate seat appointment. Maximum penalty: 20 years.

GUILTY. Count 20: Conspiracy to solicit a bribe: Senate seat. Blagojevich allegedly had an agreement with Robert Blagojevich, Harris and others to solicit a bribe, including an offer of $1.5 million from Jackson supporters in exchange for the Senate seat appointment. Maximum penalty: 5 years.

http://www.suntimes.com/6211098-417/next-up-for-feds-powerbroker-bill-cellini.html

Next up for feds: Powerbroker Bill Cellini

William F. Cellini — a Springfield insider who’s been called “the pope” of Illinois politics — is expected to be the next to stand trial in Operation Board Games, the federal corruption case that will send former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to prison.

Cellini, 76, is accused of scheming with convicted Blagojevich campaign fund-raisers Tony Rezko and Stuart Levine to shake down a Hollywood movie producer by allegedly demanding $1.5 million in campaign cash for Blagojevich in exchange for giving state pension-investment business to the producer’s investment firm.

Cellini’s trial is set for Oct. 3. His lawyer, Dan Webb, said that a jury’s decision Monday to convict Blagojevich on 17 criminal counts “will have no impact on the Cellini trial.

(snip)


675 posted on 06/28/2011 6:07:36 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

The next question is how soon will Obama pardon him for keeping his mouth shut on all thug things ‘Obama’...hmmmmmm......


676 posted on 06/28/2011 7:27:20 AM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: hoosiermama

Chicago SUn Times on Rezko Obama payoff

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2823950/posts


677 posted on 12/22/2011 2:20:43 PM PST by hoosiermama (We need more Jobs.....Steve Jobs....entrepreneurs and creators.)
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To: hoosiermama
Just to keep it handy


678 posted on 01/12/2012 3:27:54 PM PST by hoosiermama (David (in the Bible) had problems with adultery and GOD used him!)
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To: maggief

Look a blurp that this is connected to
TY FOR INFO


[Michelle] Obama attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School before returning to Chicago and to work at the law firm Sidley Austin [Dohrn was there], where she met her future husband...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelle_Obama

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/obama-makes-rare-visit-to-chicago-home/

The president pointed out old friends in the crowd, including people who helped him get his political start and the couple responsible for him meeting Michelle.

http://chicagophoenix.org/2012/01/11/obama-visits-chicago-touts-the-end-of-dadt-at-rally/

Several Illinois lawmakers were in attendance at the rally including Congressman Danny Davis Jr., Jan Schakowsky, Dick Durbin and Toni Preckwinkle.

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FLASHBACK:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2008-11-14/news/0811130889_1_conservative-bloggers-and-talk-show-bloggers-and-talk-show-hosts-fugitive-days

November 14, 2008

In the book’s new afterword, Ayers describes Barack Obama as “a family friend,” which contrasts with Obama’s description of him as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.”


679 posted on 01/12/2012 3:35:40 PM PST by hoosiermama (David (in the Bible) had problems with adultery and GOD used him!)
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To: maggief

COULDN’T GET THE MAP TO TRANSFER
says it’s moved .(to HI????).....LOL

Make a note of Dorn’s original last name....Have we seen someone with a similar name?


680 posted on 01/12/2012 3:43:11 PM PST by hoosiermama (David (in the Bible) had problems with adultery and GOD used him!)
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To: thouworm

Link the entire thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2831779/posts

Information on people in the neighborhood


681 posted on 01/12/2012 3:54:54 PM PST by hoosiermama (David (in the Bible) had problems with adultery and GOD used him!)
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To: thouworm

Link the entire thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2831779/posts

Information on people in the neighborhood


682 posted on 01/12/2012 3:58:39 PM PST by hoosiermama (David (in the Bible) had problems with adultery and GOD used him!)
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To: hoosiermama

683 posted on 01/12/2012 7:43:12 PM PST by maggief
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To: phockthis

Thanks Got it. If you get time to read through the thread, pay particular attention to banking, real estate, medical and pay for play posts.

What do Obama, Tim Geithner, The Ford Foundation, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, China and Muslims have in common?
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/21/what-do-obama-tim-giether-the-ford-foundation-fannie-maefreddie-mac-and-muslims-have-in-common
May 21, 2010 by weroinnm
Question: What do President Obama, Tim Geithner, The Ford Foundation, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac, China and Muslims have in common?
This article and/or blog post seems to give us the eye-opening answer to this question-You Decide:
Obama’s mother, Stanley A. Dunham, worked for Tim Giether’s Father Peter Geither at the Ford Foundation. Ford Foundation is partnered with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-Posted on Forum09.FaithFreedom.org-By Defendusx-On April 16, 2009:
http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&p=29858
These are pertinent excerpts from this blog post:
“Peter F. Geithner, Treasury Secretary Geithner’s father, worked for the Ford Foundation.
Peter was director of the Asia program at the Ford Foundation, a New World Order (NWO) operation. Peter Geithner oversaw the “microfinance” programs developed in Indonesia by Ann Dunham-Soetoro, Barack Obama’s mother.
Note: As many of you may already know, the Clintons also have strong ties to the Indonesia Microfinance program. They have been to Indonesia several times to “take care of their business.” It is the hub of the New World Order micro-finance scheme. The same scheme that was adopted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to trigger the collapse of the housing market. It was first instantiated by Carter (a NWO puppet), and then made increasingly effective by Clinton (another NWO puppet) by removing almost all restrictions. The Ford Foundation is partners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Did you know that when Son of Stanley was going to school in Los Angeles, he went with a Pakistani friend to visit his mother in Indonesia, who was working for Peter Geithner at that time. After this, he spent a couple weeks in Pakistan, before he abruptly transferred to Columbia in New York where Peter Geithner was headquartered.
A little more about Peter Geithner and his ties to known NWO operations:
Peter F. Geithner is an advisor to the Asia Center at Harvard University and a consultant to the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium, Rockefeller Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation, and other organizations. He serves on the boards of the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the China Center for Economic Research (Peking University), the Center for the Advanced Study of India (University of Pennsylvania), Clemente (Holdings) Asia, Inc., and the Institute of Current World Affairs.
Peter Geithner’s obviously rather unconventional style, gives him a lot in common with Stanley Ann, considered to be a pioneer in the field of anthropological microfinance for underprivileged Asian women. Though from far different backgrounds, both parents afforded their sons with globe-trotting, exotic childhoods, culminating in Peter’s Son playing Robin to Stanley Ann’s OBatMan. Small world, huh?
According to The Atlantic, young Timmy Giethner’s experiences at Dear Old Dad’s knee in Asia, even in China during the Tiananmen Square uprising, greatly influenced his life choices:
“First, his Asia background. Geithner’s father, Peter Geithner, was a development specialist who opened the Ford Foundation’s China office – the first foreign NGO here, under a special agreement that continues to this day. That was just before Tiananmen Square, and the father was part of the Foundation’s difficult, but, ultimately, undoubtedly correct decision to remain engaged. Tim apparently also studied Chinese, was posted in Tokyo for Treasury, and focused on Asia studies as undergraduate and graduate student. This is all great background for Treasury’s international dealings in the coming years.”
Now you can see why China is lending us all this money for Socialist/Marxist agendas? China knows that if the US is to become Socialist/Marxist, our country will no longer lead the world in innovation and technology. China has their own plans for world “hemogany.” In fact, Chinese leaders know that Communism doesn’t work, and this is why they have adopted a simulation model of Western government through their “Strategic Modernization Objective.”
There is also a solid link between the Islamic Banking Cooperative, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, The Ford Foundation, Devon Bank of Chicago and the Bank of Indonesia (Stanley A. Dunham was a research coordinator at this bank and a program officer for the Ford Foundation).
Devon began selling Islamic home refinancing products for Muslims to Freddie Mac (see below).
“CHICAGOLAND, ILLINOIS – Devon Bank today announced it would begin selling its Islamic home financing products to Freddie Mac, effectively expanding opportunities for Muslims living in Illinois and nine other states to become homeowners while observing traditional Islamic restrictions on paying interest on mortgages and other types of debt. Based in McLean, Va., Freddie Mac is one of the nation’s largest investors in mortgages and Islamic home financing products.”
Note: These web sites contain more eye-opening information relating to this issue-You Decide:
Devon Bank and Freddie Mac provide Islamic home financing-Posted on Muslim-Investor.com:
http://muslim-investor.com/news/devon-bank-freddie-mac-islamic-house-financing.html
New discovery links Dunham aliases to Dunham front companies and real-estate transactions-Posted on Forum09.FaithFreedom.org-By Defendusx-On April 16, 2009:
http://forum09.faithfreedom.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=206&start=1580&sid=e3c19f543a7b3069b46d4cd3f8897b71#p29837
Housing Partnership:
http://www.housingpartnership.net/about_us/partners/
Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Takeover to Prevent Bond Market Armageddon:
http://www.hoanewsnetwork.com/media/fannie_mae_freddie_mac_takeover_to_prevent_bond_market_armageddon.php
Note: These recent articles and/or blog posts relate to and/or support this issue-You Decide:
Democrats Have No Plan for Dealing with Fannie and Freddie; Ignore Republican Proposal-Posted on CNSNews.com-By Matt Cover, Staff Writer-On May 21, 2010:
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/66423
CHICAGO SCANDAL: Andy Martin links Barack Obama to the growing “ShoreBank” scandal in Chicago-Posted on Contrarian Commentary-By andymartinny-On May 20, 2010:
http://contrariancommentary.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/chicago-scandal-andy-martin-links-barack-obama-to-the-growing-“shorebank”-scandal-in-chicago/
Shoring Up Chicago’s Community Bank-Posted on The American Spectator-By The Prowler-On May 17, 2010:
http://spectator.org/archives/2010/05/17/shoring-up-chicagos-community
Muslims & Others Exempt from Health Care Mandate-Posted on ChangingWorldViews.blogspot.com-By Sharon Hughes-On April 6, 2010:
http://changingworldviews.blogspot.com/2010/04/muslims-others-exempt-from-health-care.html
Note: These articles and/or blog posts relate to and/or support my blog posts-You Decide:
The Wall Street Bailout Bill Threatens Our Bottom Line!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/the-wall-street-bailout-bill-threatens-our-bottom-line/
Tyrannical Takeover of Our Financial Services Sector By the Federal Government!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/tyrannical-takeover-of-our-financial-services-sector-by-the-federal-government/
U.S. Debt to Hit $20 Trillion in 10 Years!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/23/u-s-debt-to-hit-20-trillion-in-10-years/
U.S. Racing Toward Debt ‘Shock’
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/u-s-racing-toward-debt-‘shock’/
White House Quietly Courts Muslims in U.S.!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/white-house-quietly-courts-muslims-in-u-s/
Rising Muslim Hopes from Obama’s Outreach May Backfire!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/rising-muslim-hopes-from-obama’s-outreach-may-backfire/
Drawing a Line in the Sand!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/drawing-a-line-in-the-sand/
Europe’s Looming Demise: Changes on the Continent Cloud Our Future!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/europes-looming-demise-changes-on-the-continent-cloud-our-future/
What we haven’t been told about the President’s background!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/05/03/what-we-haven’t-been-told-about-the-president’s-background/
CIA Columbia Obama Cover Up!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/28/cia-columbia-obama-cover-up/
New investigation into Obama background spells trouble ahead!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/new-investigation-into-obama-background-spells-trouble-ahead/
President Obama and ACORN Connection!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/12/29/president-obama-and-acorn-connection/
Were we forewarned about what to expect if President Obama got elected?
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/11/were-we-forewarned-about-what-to-expect-if-president-obama-got-elected/
Nearly 80 percent don’t trust the government!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/nearly-80-percent-don’t-trust-the-government/
Ongoing Concerns With This President and His Administration!
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/09/26/ongoing-concerns-with-this-president-and-his-administration-92609/
Extensive Research Into Senator Obama’s Background Completed on November 10, 2008:
http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/2009/04/26/extensive-research-into-senator-obama’s-background-completed-on-november-10-2008/


684 posted on 01/22/2012 1:14:27 PM PST by hoosiermama
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SHORE BANK

Bank Scandal Fallout: Fines, Suspension, Supervision for College Illinois Fund Adviser
B G ^ | Jan 13th 2012

Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:47:05 PM by george76

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Alvin Boutte, Jr., the adviser who encouraged the state to invest in Democrats’ beloved ShoreBank as it was failing, has agreed to pay a fine, to have his securities license suspended, and to work under “heightened supervision” in the securities industry for the next year.

The ShoreBank scandal erupted in 2010 as Chicago Democrats, particularly Rep. Jan Schakowsky, tried to bail out the bank using any means necessary–whether federal, state, or private money. The bank’s closure was delayed several times–evidence, critics charged, of preferential treatment from the Obama administration.

Eventually, under pressure from the Tea Party and the media, a bailout was averted and federal regulators moved in.

Curiously, the bank’s management was permitted to buy ShoreBank’s serviceable assets and reconstitute the failed institution as Urban Partnership Bank, while taxpayers were obliged to carry the cost of dispensing with the rest.

(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...



685 posted on 01/24/2012 6:42:02 PM PST by hoosiermama
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2839248/posts


The Encyclopedia of Chicago: Communist Party
Chicago Historical Society ^ | by Randi Storch

Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2012 10:10:19 AM by Oldeconomybuyer

The American Communist Party was born in Chicago in 1919 and headquartered there until 1927, when its headquarters and newspaper, the Daily Worker, moved to New York.

In the 1930s, the Communist Party in Chicago reached its largest audience through organizing the unemployed and protesting evictions and cuts in relief. Black Belt organizers recruited protesters at Washington Park, while Communists in Back of the Yards built alliances with community activists like Roman Catholic bishop Bernard Sheil and Saul Alinsky.

During the Popular Front of the late 1930s, Communism’s popularity increased among artists, writers, and intellectuals. By the end of the decade, the party claimed approximately 3,000 members, exercised influence in cultural organizations, and published its own newspaper, the MidWest Daily Record.

In 1956 numbers and influence decreased further as Khrushchev denounced Stalin and the Soviet Union suppressed the Hungarian Revolution. After the 1989 disintegration of the Soviet Union, prominent party members split off and formed the Committees of Correspondence, which had its founding meeting in 1994 in Chicago. A small Chicago Communist Party remained at the close of the twentieth century.


More here:
http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/318.html


686 posted on 01/28/2012 7:26:11 AM PST by hoosiermama
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http://www.scribd.com/doc/37234336/Rules-for-Radicals-A-Practical-Primer-for-Realistic-Radicals-by-Saul-Alinsky

Rules for Radicals - A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals by Saul ...

2 - Playboy interviews Saul Alinsky - 1972


687 posted on 01/28/2012 7:55:13 AM PST by maggief
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Maggie your research is the best....Think you’ve hit the pay load with this information. Am adding it to the Chicogo Crime research thread.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/07/us/politics/major-obama-donors-are-tied-to-pepe-cardona-mexican-fugitive.html?_r=1
As recently as January of last year, one of Mr. Cardona’s brothers in Chicago, Carlos Rojas Cardona, arranged for the former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party to seek a pardon from the governor for Pepe Cardona, according to prosecutors in that state. None was forthcoming.

Last fall, Carlos Cardona and another brother in Chicago, Alberto Rojas Cardona, began raising money for the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The Cardona brothers, who have no prior history of political giving, appeared seemingly out of nowhere in the world of Democratic fund-raising, Democratic activists said.

Although the two brothers live and work in Chicago, they maintain ties to Pepe Cardona in Mexico. Alberto Cardona operates an advertising agency in Mexico that has worked for political candidates backed by his brother, according to public records and Mexican news reports. Public records also show that the domain name for the Web site of a restaurant Pepe Cardona owns is registered to Alberto Cardona.

Obama campaign officials said most of the money raised by the Cardona brothers came from themselves and other relatives, donations of about $200,000. In addition, the campaign was identifying other donations, believed to total less than $100,000, that was bundled from other people.

(snip)

Whatever the family’s motivation, the president cannot pardon someone for state crimes. On Monday, Democratic fund-raisers who have had encounters with Alberto and Carlos Cardona expressed surprise upon learning about their family history. Manuel Sanchez, a Chicago lawyer who is deeply involved in Latino outreach for the Obama administration, said he first met them in December at a finance committee meeting for the president’s campaign in Washington.

(snip)

One of them, a long exposé in September by a Mexican magazine, Proceso, chronicled Pepe Cardona’s relatively swift rise to fortune and notoriety in Mexico after fleeing the American authorities. He obtained Mexican gambling licenses, and with help from investors in Louisiana, he started opening casinos in and around Monterrey, eventually becoming known as Mexico’s “casino czar.”

The article reported that Tango Media, an advertising company it said is owned by Alberto Cardona, worked on the campaigns of politicians favored by Pepe Cardona in communities where he owned casinos. It also said Carlos Cardona was involved in one of Pepe Cardona’s business deals.

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http://thegazette.com/2011/10/16/fall-from-grace/

Casinos connected to drugs, politicians

Gambling has boomed in Mexico in recent years.

Proceso has reported that the number of gambling enterprises went from 123 in 2000 to at least 790 in 2011. An estimated 12,000 people work in the industry.

Monterrey, the third-largest metro area in Mexico, has been the scene of escalating violence from rival drug cartels. Gunmen entered the city’s Casino Royale on Aug. 25, setting a fire that trapped patrons and killed more than 50 people.

“I follow the cartels, and they are extremely active in the casinos,” said George Grayson, a government professor at Virginia’s College of William & Mary. “The corruption in that segment of the economy is ubiquitous.”

Rojas-Cardona was in the middle of this web, according to the 2009 diplomatic cable released on WikiLeaks.

“A source familiar with casino operations in the area reported Ibarra was arrested after returning from a meeting with Juan Jose (‘Pepe’) Rojas Cardona, who is widely believed to have orchestrated Rogelio Garza (Cantu)’s assassination,” according to the cable.

Cantu, murdered in June 2009, was known as the “El Diablo” and “Czar of Strip Clubs” and owned a large casino and several strip clubs in the Monterrey area, the cable states.

“Since casino licenses are assigned by the federal government to specific individuals, Rodrigo (sic) Garza’s casino will no longer be able to operate, thus allowing the Rojas brothers to consolidate control of casinos in the Monterrey region,” the cable states.

The Rojas-Cardona brothers had close ties to the Beltran-Leyva drug cartel and to politicians in the National Action Party, according to the cable. Sources told the U.S. Consulate that the brothers illegally donated $5 million to two politicians and gave a helicopter and free advertising to a political candidate.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/11/22/2514751_p3/corruption-in-mexico-casinos-takes.html

Rojas-Cardona signed a plea agreement on the felony trafficking charge in June of that year, but by September he’d skipped bail and vanished.

In late 1998, federal prosecutors asked a judge to quash the arrest warrant and lift the indictment, a practice that sometimes indicates a defendant has become a federal informant.

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http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/search.php?name=rojas+cardona&state=&zip=&employ=&cand=&c2012=Y&c2010=Y&c2008=Y&sort=N&capcode=gz2sn&submit=Submit+your+Donor+Query

Rojas Cardona, Alberto
Chicago,IL 60611 Information Requested 10/28/11 $30,800 DNC Services Corp (D)
Rojas Cardona, Alberto
Chicago,IL 60611 Tango Latin, Inc 10/28/11 $2,500 Obama, Barack (D)
Rojas Cardona, Alberto
Chicago,IL 60611 Tango Latin, Inc 10/28/11 $2,500 Obama, Barack (D)
Rojas Cardona, Leticia
Brentwood,TN 37027 Self-Employed 12/2/11 $2,500 Obama, Barack (D)
Rojas Cardona, Leticia
Brentwood,TN 37027 Self-Employed 12/2/11 $2,500 Obama, Barack (D)
Rojas Cardona, V Carlos
Chicago,IL 60601 Tango Productions 12/1/11 $2,500 Obama, Barack (D)
Rojas Cardona, V Carlos
Chicago,IL 60601 Tango Productions 12/1/11 $2,500 Obama, Barack (D)

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http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticlePrinterFriendlyNLJ.jsp?id=1202425831872&slreturn=1

Obama’s Chicago friends take a shot at predicting the president-elect’s priorities

Lynne Marek / Staff reporterContactAll Articles

The National Law Journal

November 6, 2008

Chicago lawyers who have been longtime friends and supporters of President-Elect Barack Obama expect his legislative priorities will focus on healthcare, immigration and education. Obama is likely to push hard during his first year in office for “comprehensive immigration reform” that will let some 12 million undocumented residents stay in the U.S., said Manny Sanchez, who raised $10 million from the Hispanic business community for his friend’s campaign.

(snip)

(no link)

Hispanics flex political power - Dem candidates woo growing demographic
Chicago Sun-Times (IL) - Sunday, September 2, 2007
Author: Jennifer Hunter, The Chicago Sun-Times

EXCERPT

Loquacious lawyer Manny Sanchez has photos of the famous scattered throughout his office, propped up against the window sill, nailed onto the wall, sitting on his bookshelf — actor John Malkovich, quarterback Joe Montana, Hillary and Bill, and, in a central spot, one of Barack Obama , with Sanchez and his wife, Pat Pulido Sanchez.

Obama is lucky to have Sanchez, 59, as one of his local Hispanic champions. Not only does Sanchez know everyone, he is a superlative fund-raiser and schmoozer, with a network nonpareil. And he has been assembling a nationwide “kitchen Cabinet” of high-profile Hispanics to advise Obama .

Sanchez sensed early that Obama was going places. “I have been a Barack Obama supporter since he first campaigned against Bobby Rush,” he explains during an interview in his office. “If you get in on the ground floor, you might be remembered.”

Sanchez says Obama is “not a traditional Democrat, a member of the Democratic elite. He is an outsider like us, and he brings the potential for a new kind of leadership.”

http://www.sanchezdh.com/announcements/president-obama-gives-founding-partner-a-shout-out

05-Oct-2011
President Obama Gives Founding Partner a Shout-out

President Obama gave Founding Partner, Manny Sanchez and wife Pat a shout-out at the Cinco de Mayo White House Reception. Click on the following link to see video of the Cinco de Mayo event. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHE96OcQHgU

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/05/26/president-obama-announces-members-presidents-advisory-commission-educati

President Obama Announces Members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

http://southchicagoan.blogspot.com/2011/10/seeking-latino-money-to-bolster-obama.html

People with ties to the entertainment industry, or those in other professions who want to be able to say they checked out some Hollywood glamour, will show up for a party at the home of actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas.

AMONG THOSE WHO were supposed to show up was actor Eva Longoria and television hostess Giselle Fernandez, along with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and various attorneys from around the country who head powerful law firms.

Including one attorney from Obama’s adopted hometown of Chicago – Manny Sanchez, who founded the law firm of Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman, LLP.
Maggief:
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 9:20:36 AM · 57 of 57


688 posted on 02/07/2012 6:41:36 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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gonna use this post to mark where I left off and ping you to the CHI Crime thread. working in the dark, under the covers LOL Just like when a kid.


THREAT MATRIX 2012 #1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 5:46:37 AM · 334 of 335
MestaMachine to LucyT; maggief; hoosiermama; MamaDearest; RummyChick
Adding maggief’s research
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2844218/posts?page=16#16
to LucyT’s post, “Greta Van Susteren’s Chicago Moment”.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2827536/posts?page=328#328

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-obama-campaign-donations-20120208,0,1683357.story
Most of the money raised by the brothers came from themselves or other family members. They collected less than $100,000 from other people — and those contributions also will be returned.

At the time of the donations, the brothers were not registered voters. Alberto Rojas Cardona, 42, registered in Illinois last month and Carlos Rojas Cardona, 50, does not appear to be registered, a Chicago Board of Elections spokesman said.

Alberto Rojas Cardona lives in a Gold Coast high-rise and Carlos in a luxury apartment building overlooking Grant Park. Alberto declined to speak with Tribune reporters. Messages left at Carlos’ home were not returned.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/10499393-452/obama-oks-superpac-giving-refunds-2-brothers-donations.html

Manny Sanchez is a Chicago lawyer and Obama fund-raiser who helps raise money among Hispanics. He said he met Alberto and Carlos Cardona at an Obama National Finance Committee meeting in Washington last December. He was struck that he did not know the Chicagoans because “it is rare for me not to know a Latino supporter.”

According to records in the Illinois Secretary of State office, the brothers are Near North Side residents — living close to the Obama campaign Prudential Building headquarters. According to Federal Election Commission and state records, they run Tango Latin Inc. and an affiliate, Tango Productions, marketing and promotion firms.

The New York Times also reported that Carlos Rojas Cardona “arranged for the former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party to seek a pardon from the governor for Pepe Cardona, according to prosecutors in that state. None was forthcoming.”

Asked by the Sun-Times why the campaign vetters — who focus on major donors, not the million or so small contributors — did not pick up on the Cardona family, the senior official said, “it was very difficult to track down full information on this one. Obviously the New York Times put investigative resources into doing so. We don’t necessarily have, our vetters don’t necessarily have, that same ability to pursue that in the case of our 1.3 million donors. As soon as the questions were raised, we refunded the contributions.”

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Two non-registered voters, who raised over 200K for Obama and the DNC and had an ex-chairman of the Iowa DNC request a pardon for their fugitive brother from the Iowa governor, were members of the National Finance Committee meeting last December in DC where Obama addressed the crowd ... AND NO ONE KNEW WHO THEY WERE?!

Fishy indeed!

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/11/obama_top_fund-raisers_huddle_.html

Obama top fund-raisers huddle in Washington Dec. 12-13
By Lynn Sweet on November 21, 2011 2:33 PM | No Comments

WASHINGTON—The Obama team top fund-raisers—the National Finance Committee—hold their next meeting here on Dec. 12 and 13. ...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/obama-on-2012-this-is-going-to-be-tough/

Dec 13, 2011 5:56pm
Obama on 2012: ‘This Is Going to Be Tough’

Admitting his re-election is “not a slam-dunk,” President Obama today asked supporters to stick with him in 2012 because “this is going to be tough.”

“It’s understandable if people aren’t feeling as chipper as they were back in 2008,” given the state of the economy, the president said.

“There’s going to be some skepticism. There’s going to be some pushback,” Obama told members of his campaign’s National Finance Committee.

(snip)

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2011/12/obama-economic-fairness-at-the-core-of-race-107251.html

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
12/13/11 12:45 PM EST

The country still has a ways to go after facing a crossroads in 2008, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he spoke to top donors for his reelection campaign.

“Back in 2008 we used to talk about this being a historic moment for America, that we were at a crossroads in our history,” he said at a midday event for members of the Obama campaign’s National Finance Committee at a Washington hotel. “We haven’t fully crossed the road, and in some ways 2012 is even more important than it was four years ago. The choices could not be starker.”

All money raised goes to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account shared by the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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689 posted on 02/09/2012 4:50:14 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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rsday, February 09, 2012 9:25:45 AM · 24 of 26
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A few more pieces of the puzzle ...

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/09/obama_defends_immigration_reco.html

Obama defends immigration record, curious about Chicago casino during Rich Daley, Danny Solis WH visit
By Lynn Sweet on September 11, 2011 2:42 PM | No Comments

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama dropped in at Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s office on Friday, the conversation with visiting Chicagoans — including former Mayor Richard Daley and his son, Patrick — turned to how Mayor Rahm Emanuel was doing, why Chicago doesn’t have casino gambling and Obama’s own immigration record.

That’s the report I got from Ald. Danny Solis (25th), whom I ran into on Pennsylvania Avenue as he was leaving the White House on Friday with City Colleges of Chicago board chair and Cabrera Capital Markets CEO Martin Cabrera Jr., Evans Food Group CEO Alejandro Silva and United Neighborhood Organization CEO Juan Rangel.

I’ve been fascinated with the interlocking relationships among Chicagoans in the Obama White House since the beginning, which was made even more interesting when Bill Daley later took over from Emanuel as chief of staff. Solis has distinct and separate ties to the Daley brothers as a Chicago alderman and to Obama, whom he met when they were both young community organizers in Chicago.

(snip)

One thing, I guess, led to another and Obama offered up, Solis said, that his mother-in-law, Marian Robinson, “goes once or twice a year to Vegas and really enjoys it.”

Solis and Obama met in the 1980s when Solis worked for UNO and Obama for The Developing Communities Project, both part of the Chicago-based Gamaliel Foundation network. “We used to go to the same trainings together,” Solis told me.

There is also another connection. Patti, Solis’ sister — who managed Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign until she was jettisoned — ended up in the Obama 2008 headquarters in Chicago as chief of staff for vice presidential running mate Joe Biden.

(snip)

The Chicagoans were in town for a dinner honoring the former mayor on Thursday night, hosted by Mexico’s Ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan.

Sarukhan met with Daley in September 2009, when he was in Chicago. When I interviewed Sarukhan in April of last year, in advance of First Lady Michelle’s trip to Mexico City, he recalled his Chicago tour and his interest in a city with such an enormous Mexican-American community.

Bill Daley joined the dinner honoring his brother after Obama delivered his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress Thursday night. Solis said Mayor Daley suggested the White House visit Friday.

It was “a good friendly meeting among people who have known each other for a very long time,” Solis said.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamaliel_Foundation

The name “Gamaliel” refers to the Biblical wise man who was a teacher to St. Paul (see Acts 5:38-39; and Acts 22:3), whom Saul Alinsky considered to be the first great congregation-based organizer.

Gamaliel Foundation works in the community organizing tradition of Alinsky, ...

http://www.dannysolis.org/node/199

Ald. Danny Solis Voted Chair of the Hispanic Caucus

http://www.newsmax.com/BradleyBlakeman/Lobby-Obama-White-House/2011/12/28/id/422377

Lobby Group Provides Access to Obama White House

Wednesday, 28 Dec 2011 02:38 PM

By Bradley Blakeman

EXCERPT

Business Forward is officially a non-profit trade association formed after President Obama was elected. It was formed by former Obama staffers and supporters.

Its’ 2009 tax filing lists four directors: The CEO James Doyle, a liberal Democrat Obama supporter and the husband of Patti Solis Doyle, who was an official in the Obama presidential campaign. The corporate secretary and director David Sutphen, another big Democrat, whose sister Mona Sutphen is Deputy White House Chief of Staff; Erik Smith, an Obama supporter; and Rob Shepardson, who ran candidate Obama’s youth marketing agency.

Instead of simply forming a lobbying group, these relatives and Obama campaign officials formed a trade association. This is rather unusual.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arturo_Sarukh%C3%A1n

Arturo Sarukhán

EXCERPT

Sarukhan graduated from El Colegio de México with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and received a master’s degree in U.S. Foreign Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C., where he studied as a Fulbright scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow. In 1988–1989, before joining Mexico’s Foreign Service, Sarukhan served as the Executive Secretary of the Commission for the Future of Mexico-US relations, a non-governmental initiative funded by the Ford Foundation to recast the Mexico-US relationship.[4]

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-01-30/news/ct-met-fugitives-mexico-20120131_1_border-crossing-fugitives-extradition-program-extradition-process

Mexico promises increased efforts to return border-crossing fugitives
Ambassador tells Durbin his country ‘will never be a safe haven’

January 30, 2012|By Gary Marx and David Jackson, Chicago Tribune reporters

Mexico’s top diplomat in the United States has vowed that his government will redouble efforts to apprehend the growing numbers of criminal suspects who escape across America’s borders.

“You have my firm commitment that Mexico will never be a safe haven for fugitives fleeing justice in the United States,” Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan wrote in a Jan. 25 letter to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

Durbin received the diplomat’s letter late Friday and provided a copy to the Tribune on Monday.

Durbin has seized on the issue of border-crossing fugitives in response to a recent Tribune investigative series that found violent criminals were able to leave the country and remain at large because of an astonishing lack of coordination among U.S. Justice Department officials, county prosecutors and local police; a failure by these agencies to keep track of their cases; and inexplicable, years-long delays.

Penetrating the intense secrecy that surrounds America’s extradition program, the Tribune identified more than 100 international fugitives from northern Illinois who remain free today. Wanted on charges of homicide, rape and other felonies, those suspects fled to countries as far-flung as Nigeria, South Korea and India, but more than half found haven in Mexico, records show.

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http://www.thenews.com.mx/index.php/home/P01-19424.html

In Mexico, ‘justice is not politicized’

Poiré will be meeting with US officials in Washington

THE NEWS

WASHINGTON – Mexican Secretary of the Interior, Alejandro Poiré, denied accusations by Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) members on Thursday who said that the Mexican government has used the justice system for political purposes.

Poiré, who travelled to Washington to meet with Obama Administration officials, said that officials in President Felipe Calderón’s administration have never instructed any Justice Department official to act on political grounds.

“We categorically deny that there is any use of the justice system for political purposes,” Poiré said in response to questions about a travel ban issued to three PRI ex-governors of the state of Tamaulipas who are being investigated by the federal government.

“The Public Prosecutor is required to act according to any evidence that comes before him,” Poiré said. “We have a government that upholds the laws and respects the principal of checks and balances, especially when dealing with judicial cases.”

Poiré, who arrived to Washington on Wednesday evening, met with foreign correspondents from the Mexican media at the Mexican embassy where he was accompanied by the Mexican ambassador to the United States, Arturo Sarukhan.

When asked about comments made by aspiring National Action Party (PAN) presidential candidate, Josefina Vázquez Mota, that Poiré’s personal conversations had been recorded, Poiré responded that there never has been and will never be orders from the federal government to Justice Department officials to attack politicians from other political parties.

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He arrived at Washington on the same day U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s appeared in the House of Representatives where he testified about his involvement in the controversial “Fast and Furious” program.

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The Santorum Tsunami (braying)
Thursday, February 09, 2012 9:17:14 AM · 6 of 10
hoosiermama to bray
Have been relating it to a tag team wrestling match.
OTOH one little lady by the name of Trish Erickson (not sure of the spelling) could take Romney down with her feather pen. She has impeccable credentials and has been on many local radio programs. The MSM probably will not give her much notoriety. Her father served as a Bishop like Romney and she exposes all of his weaknesses. The book is available from Amazon in paperback and some freepers have bought multiple copies to share with their communities.

The book is titled: CAN MITT ROMNEY SERVE TWO MASTERS?

Better conservatives start the dialogue then leave it to Axelrod to use in the fall if Romney gets the nomination.

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Return of the Culture Wars: Can Mitt Romney Win Conservative Backing?
Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:41:19 AM · 18 of 25
hoosiermama to BitWielder1
If her message gets out. One little lady, Trisha Erickson will bring Mitt down. Her credential are top drawer. Her father served as Bishop when Romney did. She exposes him for what he is. It’s available at Amazon in paperback. She has been on several local radio stations across the country promoting the book. Some freepers have bought multiple copies and distributed them in their communities. The book is titled: CAN MITT ROMNEY SERVE TWO MASTERS?

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Return of the Culture Wars: Can Mitt Romney Win Conservative Backing?
Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:34:21 AM · 17 of 25
hoosiermama to Zakeet
not just NO

HELL NO!

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Day after losses, Romney says he’s better tea party candidate than GOP rivals
Thursday, February 09, 2012 8:19:29 AM · 80 of 80
hoosiermama to Outlaw Woman
The idea came from a post that Santorum’s major donor, Thompson, had close connections with Romney. It was all laid out, but heaven knows where that post is now. Didn’t think it relavant enough to keep at the time. Now wish I had. One of those things that makes a person go HMMMMM.

It may indeed be a way of dividing the conservative vote, or it may be that this Thomposon characters knows Romney and wants to make sure he doesn’t get the nomination.

Hearing Sanatorum attack Romney, wonder if he even knows about the connection between the two.

Who knows?

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CHICAGO: CRIME KIND OF TOWN
Thursday, February 09, 2012 7:50:14 AM · 689 of 689
hoosiermama to MestaMachine; maggief
gonna use this post to mark where I left off and ping you to the CHI Crime thread. working in the dark, under the covers LOL Just like when a kid.


THREAT MATRIX 2012 #1
Thursday, February 09, 2012 5:46:37 AM · 334 of 335
MestaMachine to LucyT; maggief; hoosiermama; MamaDearest; RummyChick
Adding maggief’s research
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2844218/posts?page=16#16
to LucyT’s post, “Greta Van Susteren’s Chicago Moment”.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2827536/posts?page=328#328

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-obama-campaign-donations-20120208,0,1683357.story
Most of the money raised by the brothers came from themselves or other family members. They collected less than $100,000 from other people — and those contributions also will be returned.

At the time of the donations, the brothers were not registered voters. Alberto Rojas Cardona, 42, registered in Illinois last month and Carlos Rojas Cardona, 50, does not appear to be registered, a Chicago Board of Elections spokesman said.

Alberto Rojas Cardona lives in a Gold Coast high-rise and Carlos in a luxury apartment building overlooking Grant Park. Alberto declined to speak with Tribune reporters. Messages left at Carlos’ home were not returned.

http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/10499393-452/obama-oks-superpac-giving-refunds-2-brothers-donations.html

Manny Sanchez is a Chicago lawyer and Obama fund-raiser who helps raise money among Hispanics. He said he met Alberto and Carlos Cardona at an Obama National Finance Committee meeting in Washington last December. He was struck that he did not know the Chicagoans because “it is rare for me not to know a Latino supporter.”

According to records in the Illinois Secretary of State office, the brothers are Near North Side residents — living close to the Obama campaign Prudential Building headquarters. According to Federal Election Commission and state records, they run Tango Latin Inc. and an affiliate, Tango Productions, marketing and promotion firms.

The New York Times also reported that Carlos Rojas Cardona “arranged for the former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party to seek a pardon from the governor for Pepe Cardona, according to prosecutors in that state. None was forthcoming.”

Asked by the Sun-Times why the campaign vetters — who focus on major donors, not the million or so small contributors — did not pick up on the Cardona family, the senior official said, “it was very difficult to track down full information on this one. Obviously the New York Times put investigative resources into doing so. We don’t necessarily have, our vetters don’t necessarily have, that same ability to pursue that in the case of our 1.3 million donors. As soon as the questions were raised, we refunded the contributions.”

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Two non-registered voters, who raised over 200K for Obama and the DNC and had an ex-chairman of the Iowa DNC request a pardon for their fugitive brother from the Iowa governor, were members of the National Finance Committee meeting last December in DC where Obama addressed the crowd ... AND NO ONE KNEW WHO THEY WERE?!

Fishy indeed!

http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/11/obama_top_fund-raisers_huddle_.html

Obama top fund-raisers huddle in Washington Dec. 12-13
By Lynn Sweet on November 21, 2011 2:33 PM | No Comments

WASHINGTON—The Obama team top fund-raisers—the National Finance Committee—hold their next meeting here on Dec. 12 and 13. ...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/12/obama-on-2012-this-is-going-to-be-tough/

Dec 13, 2011 5:56pm
Obama on 2012: ‘This Is Going to Be Tough’

Admitting his re-election is “not a slam-dunk,” President Obama today asked supporters to stick with him in 2012 because “this is going to be tough.”

“It’s understandable if people aren’t feeling as chipper as they were back in 2008,” given the state of the economy, the president said.

“There’s going to be some skepticism. There’s going to be some pushback,” Obama told members of his campaign’s National Finance Committee.

(snip)

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2011/12/obama-economic-fairness-at-the-core-of-race-107251.html

By JENNIFER EPSTEIN
12/13/11 12:45 PM EST

The country still has a ways to go after facing a crossroads in 2008, President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he spoke to top donors for his reelection campaign.

“Back in 2008 we used to talk about this being a historic moment for America, that we were at a crossroads in our history,” he said at a midday event for members of the Obama campaign’s National Finance Committee at a Washington hotel. “We haven’t fully crossed the road, and in some ways 2012 is even more important than it was four years ago. The choices could not be starker.”

All money raised goes to the Obama Victory Fund, a joint account shared by the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

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690 posted on 02/09/2012 6:47:35 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: hoosiermama

http://spotcrime.com/index.php#4330%20s.%20sawyer


691 posted on 04/08/2012 6:41:49 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: hoosiermama

http://chicagogangs.org/index.php?pr=GANG_MAP_SOUTH

http://chicagogangs.org/index.php?pr=GANG_MAP_NORTH


692 posted on 04/08/2012 6:46:14 PM PDT by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: maggief; STARWISE; Velveeta; STD; Army Air Corps

Check out this thread:
Thanks STD for the tip.
(notice the reference to Noah Robinson. Name sake of JJ biological father)

Hmmmm I thought JJ was his only son. Looks like we have a connection to MO here if her Robinson family is indeed related.

http://www.nytimes.com/1991/05/19/us/in-chicago-courtroom-nation-s-first-super-gang-fights-for-life.html?pagewanted=2


693 posted on 04/23/2012 5:31:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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COnviction twice of Noah Robinson

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1996-09-27/news/9609270035_1_el-rukn-murder-for-hire-charges-street-gang


694 posted on 04/23/2012 5:47:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: maggief

and more dots connected:

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/bill-kellys-truth-squad/2011/dec/7/how-blago-got-whacked-and-obama-got-away/


695 posted on 04/23/2012 5:58:21 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama
Daily blog of a retired Chicongo cop re goings on there, with many comments from active cops and residents.

Second City Cop


* (some salty language here/there ;-)

696 posted on 04/23/2012 6:09:08 AM PDT by tomkat (let's NEWTer the bastards !)
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To: hoosiermama

Fascinating!


697 posted on 04/23/2012 6:21:43 AM PDT by Velveeta (ABO)
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To: Brown Deer; LibertyRocks; shalom aleichem

Trying to keep all the information in one spot, so I’ve stolen all of your posts.....that’s the CHicago way....If a few freepers have gathered ALL this material from public records think what the FBI with wire taps etc COULD do.

Liberty feel free to share the frmail I just sent you with BD and SA.

Brown Deer would you mind making MO’s history live on this thread....Thanks.

Be aware that if you connect dots here all can read.


Do you, anyone on your list (or anyone reading this post) know of any research done in regards to Michelle’s Mom’s generation of the family (both sides)? The reason I ask is that Jesse Jackson was a known member of the BPN (Blackstone Peoples Nation in Chicago, which morphed into the El Rukns, etc...) and JJ has a half-brother with the last name of Robinson who was sentenced for murder in relation to the BPN.

I’m approaching this from a little different angle than I’ve seen before, but that doesn’t mean I’m not duplicating someone else’s research. If this line is a no-go I don’t want to waste my time (or anyone else’s for that matter). :)

22 posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 7:11:52 PM by LibertyRocks

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To: LibertyRocks; Nachum; null and void; LucyT; butterdezillion

Ancestry of Michelle Robinson Obama

23 posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:33:00 PM by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)

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To: LibertyRocks

Search away. I have seen photos of Mooch-ell with Farakhan’s family, all around that Rev Wright social set. You’ll find plenty of stories. Such as the first wopper in this 5 things about Mrs R in People mag in Jan 2009- She would not “premanently” move into thr White House. Just to get the girls settled. HA! 3 1/2 years later, she’ still there. OK. It depends on what you mean by “permanent”. Like the travel office, until Hitlery arrived that is.

24 posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:48:17 PM by shalom aleichem

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To: LibertyRocks

Search away. I have seen photos of Mooch-ell with Farakhan’s family, all around that Rev Wright social set. You’ll find plenty of stories. Such as the first wopper in this 5 things about Mrs R in People mag in Jan 2009- She would not “premanently” move into thr White House. Just to get the girls settled. HA! 3 1/2 years later, she’ still there. OK. It depends on what you mean by “permanent”. Like the travel office, until Hitlery arrived that is.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20253448,00.html

25 posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2012 8:48:49 PM by shalom aleichem

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To: LibertyRocks

This little tale of 2 years past - Obamas attend a barbeque “around the corner” from their house at a Marty Nesbitt’s home which is across the street from Farrakhan’s home. The Fruit of Islam elite guard wants to take on the SS and media pool. I wish we could have seen that titanic duel. http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/05/30/obama-in-chicago-secret-service-standoff-with-farrakhans-fruit/print/


698 posted on 05/01/2012 6:36:44 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: hoosiermama; shalom aleichem; Brown Deer; All

I’ll definitely be reading this whole thread tomorrow and will add what I have. I might share some things only by Freepmail as we all know how quickly those rabbit-holes can develop.


699 posted on 05/02/2012 1:05:32 AM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: LibertyRocks; hoosiermama; shalom aleichem; Brown Deer; LucyT

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=fox2&id=I102181


700 posted on 05/02/2012 2:47:49 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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