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  • Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

    09/30/2014 8:16:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2014 | BY MARY WISNIEWSKI
    Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election. Emanuel easily won the majority of voters in every African-American ward in 2011 to become mayor of Chicago, the nation's third-largest city. Since then, a persistently high murder rate, the closing of 50 public schools and a sense that Emanuel is out of touch have hurt his position and invited a bid from Karen...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "In Like Flint" (1967)

    10/13/2013 12:43:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 28 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1967 | Gordon Douglas
  • Rahm Emanuel Receives 'Godfather'-Style Portrait as Gift

    12/27/2012 1:43:10 PM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/26/2012 | Patrick Burke
    <p>The portrait gives the impression of a movie poster associated with the 1972 mobster classic, “The Godfather,” directed by Francis Ford Coppola.</p> <p>A video uploaded by the Chicago Tribune on Sunday shows Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass entering Emanuel’s Chicago office to give the mayor his gift.</p>
  • 19 people shot in overnight shootings across Chicago

    08/24/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/24/2012
    Nineteen people were shot across the South and West sides from Thursday evening through early Friday morning -- 13 of them wounded over a 30-minute period, authorities say. The overnight shootings peaked between 9:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. That's when eight people, many of them teens, were shot at 79th Street and Essex Avenue about 9:30 p.m. Then two men were wounded in the Ida B. Wells / Darrow Homes complex at about 9:25 p.m., police said. The men, 27 and 33, were shot in the 600 block of East 37th Street and taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals,...
  • Daley: The White House's Women Problem Was Rahm's Fault

    10/06/2011 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 13 replies
    Daley: The White House's Women Problem Was Rahm's Fault Daniel Halper October 6, 2011 10:43 AM Ben Smith has video of White House chief of staff William Daley dumping on his predecessor, Rahm Emanuel: "How do women get along in the White House? ... How is it in the White House for women?" the questioner asks. "Since I'm not a woman, it's hard for me to answer that," Daley says. "I read this in the book," Daley continues, referencing the latest Ron Suskind book that alleges poor treatment of women in the Obama White House, "but that was during my...
  • Ron Reagan: Dick Cheney Is A "War Criminal"

    08/27/2011 8:55:53 AM PDT · by bkopto · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 26, 2011 | Staff
    RON REAGAN: "You see, Clarence, he never backs off of that sort of thing. I guess, we don't expect him to. But the fact of the matter is, and people know my feelings about this pretty surely, he's a war criminal.
  • Son Says Reagan Would See Today's GOP as 'Mean-Spirited and Stupid' (The Ballerina Speaks)

    02/03/2011 8:47:59 AM PST · by MissesBush · 38 replies
    AOL.news ^ | 02/03/11 | Andrea Stone
    WASHINGTON -- If President Ronald Reagan were alive to celebrate his 100th birthday this week, "he would be disturbed by the level of vitriol" coming from his own Republican party. He also would be "furious" at recent GOP efforts to block an arms control treaty with Russia given that eliminating nuclear weapons was a signature issue he cared deeply about. So says his youngest child, Ron Reagan, in an interview with AOL News. An unapologetic liberal whose new memoir, "My Father at 100," has mostly garnered attention for the revelation that his father may have shown early signs of Alzheimer's...
  • Emanuel says voters should decide...

    01/24/2011 1:20:32 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 33 replies
    Northern Star Online ^ | 1/24/2011 | staff
    ...if he and Ron the nancy are the best pair.
  • WFLA-AM host Tedd Webb calls Ron Reagan Jr. a bad name during on-air interview

    01/21/2011 5:37:33 AM PST · by shortstop · 45 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | 01/21/11 | Eric Deggans
    When Ron Reagan Jr. called into WFLA-AM 970's top-rated AM Tampa Bay show Wednesday to discuss the book he wrote about his dad, My Father at 100: A Memoir, co-host Tedd Webb couldn't resist saying what was on his mind. So he called the youngest son of America's 40th president an "a--hole" in mid interview. "This has nothing to do with political discourse … it's about family," Webb, 61, told the St. Petersburg Times. A staunch conservative, he said it was the first time he ever used such a profanity on air in a radio career stretching back to the...
  • Barbara Walters disputes Ron Reagan’s book claims about father’s mental state

    01/18/2011 3:49:59 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/18/11 | Jeff Poor
    In Ron Reagan Jr.’s new book, “My Father at 100,” he says his father, President Ronald Reagan, exhibited signs of mental lapse during the end of his first term in office. And although Ron Reagan has since backtracked from some of those claims, there is still the question – did President Ronald Reagan show signs of mental deterioration while in office?According to Barbara Walters, the answer is no. Walters was the moderator of the 1984 presidential debate between then-Democratic presidential nominee Walter Mondale and Reagan, which is where Ron Reagan alleged his father first showed signs of Alzheimer’s.“The 100th birthday of...
  • Vanity: Is Ron Reagan Jr, the weirdest guy ever???

    01/18/2011 4:42:37 AM PST · by spacejunkie01 · 32 replies
    me | 1/19/11
    Ron Reagan, Jr. is on GMA right now. He is the oddest, most defensive guy. He acts like he's been caught doing something really wrong (which I believe he has by disparaging his father) and is hugely uncomfortable being interviewed. He's definitely in it for the money as I say. He claims he called Nancy the night before and asked her what he should tell them if they ask what she thinks and she said 'tell them I love it, made me cry, blah blah blah'...and I thought she could've gone on to say 'and I could finally get you...
  • Reagan Son Claims Dad Had Alzheimer's as President

    01/14/2011 10:34:16 AM PST · by Arec Barrwin · 264 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 14, 2011 | US News & World Report
    Reagan Son Claims Dad Had Alzheimer's as President 2011 is a big year for Ronald Reagan fans, being the centennial of his February 6 birth in Tampico, Ill. But youngest son Ron Reagan is spoiling the good cheer with a new book that suggests the Gipper suffered from Alzheimer's disease while in the White House, a claim dismissed by Reagan's doctors and outside experts. "Had the diagnosis been made in, say, 1987, would he have stepped down?" Ron asks, regarding the disease confirmed in 1994. "I believe he would have," he writes in My Father At 100: A Memoir, due...
  • Poll: Rahm Emanuel Leads Field of Mayoral Candidates

    11/24/2010 1:16:12 PM PST · by shibumi · 12 replies
    Fox News Chicago ^ | November 24, 2010 | Fox Chicago News
    Here is a direct link to a recent Fox News Poll on the field of mayoral candidates in Chicago, showing Rahm Emmanuel in the lead. From the same source, here is video of former school superintendent Paul Vallas, as he endorses Gery Chico for mayor.
  • Rahm Emanuel On 60 Minutes: “Fringe Group Has Taken Control” Of GOP

    03/20/2010 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies · 1,672+ views
    mediaite.com ^ | March 20, 2010 | Colby Hall
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel was recently interviewed by CBS’ Katie Couric for tomorrow night’s episode of 60 Minutes, a short clip of which has been released online. In the clip made available, Emanuel briefly discusses the challenges of his political foes: the Republican Party, and says that they have their “own problems and fissures” and are “at the behest of a fringe group that’s taken control of their own party.” Video below: "I think The Republicans have a level of energy but inside that energy they have their own problem and fissures. They’re basically at the behest...
  • Issa to Emanuel: Back Off!

    08/04/2009 8:50:29 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 67 replies · 3,484+ views
    COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM ^ | August 4, 2009 | Congressman Darrell Issa
    Following reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been orchestrating an effort to intimidate members of Congress and Governors who raise legitimate concerns regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Emanuel saying “While this type of scare tactic may work In Chicago, it will not work to intimidate me or other Members of the United States Congress.” “I and others have dared to bring these facts to the attention of President Obama, the Congress and the American people,” Issa wrote. “You’ve unfortunately...
  • Rahm Emanuel is the Real Pit Bull

    11/07/2008 8:05:27 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 34 replies · 1,493+ views
    News Max ^ | November 7, 2008 | Ronald Kessler
    Sarah Palin may be known as a pit bull, but Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s new chief of staff, is the real pit bull whose favorite target has always been Republicans. “Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long,” Obama said in his election night speech. Yet as his first personnel decision, Obama chose a man known as “Rahmbo” because of his hyper-partisan, bare-knuckle tactics that were honed in Chicago-style politics. Emanuel has called himself a “Vince Lombardi Democrat” because he believes that “Winning...
  • Emanuel Posting Could Mean War with GOP

    11/06/2008 6:53:09 PM PST · by george76 · 101 replies · 4,241+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 6, 2008 | Rick Moran
    Paul Begala refers to Rep. Rahm Emanuel’s style as a “cross between a hemorrhoid and a toothache.” His stint as chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has been notable for his clashes with DNC Chairman Howard Dean over strategy, resources, and the direction of the party. A former aide to President Clinton, he was known as “Rahm-bo” among friend and foe alike. Schooled in the rough and tumble of Chicago politics, he was a senior adviser to Richard Daley’s successful 1989 mayoral bid Friends and enemies agree that the key to Emanuel’s success is his legendary intensity. There’s the...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Lombardi wing of party

    11/06/2008 11:12:18 PM PST · by Salena Zito · 19 replies · 3,718+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | November 6, 2008 | Salena Zito
    Posted 5 :56 PM ST. LOUIS -- For many people outside of the political world Rahm Emanuel is not a household name, but that is about to change as President-elect Barack Obama has tapped him to be his White House chief of staff. “Rahm is exactly the right person at the right time for that job” said John Lapp who served as executive director under Emanuel in his role as chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, (DCCC). “What people don’t understand about him is, yes he is a great political strategist and statistician, but he is also a thoughtful...
  • Nancy Reagan 'Very Impressed' by Obama, Ron jr Says

    09/03/2008 9:59:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 75 replies · 550+ views
    ABC News Blogs ^ | September 3, 2008
    Former First Lady Nancy Reagan is not attending this week’s Republican convention but her son, Ron, is. Newsweek.com’s Tammy Haddad and her TamCam caught up with the son of the Republican icon. You can watch it HERE and hear Reagan describe his mother’s fondness for the current Democratic nominee. “John McCain and my mother have known each for years and years. Her parents, and Cindy McCain’s parents go way back in Phoenix, Arizona. She’s grateful to John McCain for standing with her on the issue of stem cells and, of course, has officially endorsed him. She’s fine with John McCain,...
  • Legendary Soviet-era prima ballerina dies

    02/19/2008 7:01:58 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 291+ views
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | Feb 19, 2008
    Legendary Soviet-era prima ballerina dies Feb 19, 2008 MOSCOW (AFP) - The Russian prima ballerina Natalia Bessmertnova, a leading star of the Bolshoi Theatre for three decades, has died aged 66 after a long illness, the company said on Tuesday. "She died in a Moscow hospital after a long and difficult illness," the Bolshoi press service was quoted as saying by the Ria Novosti news agency. Born in Moscow on July 19 1941, Bessmertnova trained at the Bolshoi ballet school in Moscow, graduating with the highest possible grade, an A+, a first in the institution's history. From the 1960s she...
  • RON REAGAN: Why is Lynne Cheney so ashamed of her gay daughter?

    10/14/2004 12:16:53 PM PDT · by Use It Or Lose It · 186 replies · 5,045+ views
    Scarborough Country ^ | Oct. 13, 2004 | Ronnie Reagan
    Ron Reagan: Why is Lynne Cheney so ashamed of her gay daughter—and shame on the conservatives and shame on Scarborough for trying to spin this against the Democrats because she is a gay woman and there‘s nothing wrong with that. Being a gay person, being a lesbian, is not a pejorative and there was nothing wrong with Kerry saying that. Maybe Lynne Cheney is a bad parent.
  • Reagan junior warns Bush: ‘stop hijacking my father’s reputation’ (Who is he to warn Bush?)

    09/26/2004 11:12:37 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 117 replies · 2,235+ views
    Sunday Herald | 9/26/04
    Since we can't post the article here is the link Reagan junior warns Bush: ‘stop hijacking my father’s reputation’
  • "Bush regime is a cabal of liars and fanatics" RON REAGAN

    09/24/2004 3:32:46 PM PDT · by Cincinna · 143 replies · 2,694+ views
    SUNDAY TIMES S. Africa ^ | September 19, 2004 | Ron Reagan
    It’s time we stopped beating about the Bush Bush’s regime is a cabal of liars and fanatics President Ronald Reagan’s son, Ron Reagan, denounces the US administration as a cabal of liars and calls on American voters to restore decency to their government 19 September 2004 IT MAY have been the guy in the hood teetering on the stool, electrodes clamped to his genitals. Or smirking Lynndie England and her leash. Maybe it was the smarmy memos tapped out by soft-fingered lawyers itching to justify such barbarism. The grudging, lunatic retreat of the neocons from their long-standing assertion that Saddam...
  • Ron Reagan's rant in the SA Sunday Times MEGA BARF ALERT

    09/19/2004 5:38:15 PM PDT · by Ironfocus · 55 replies · 1,290+ views
    SA Sunday Times ^ | 9/19/04 | Ron Reagan
    It’s time we stopped beating about the Bush Bush’s regime is a cabal of liars and fanatics President Ronald Reagan’s son, Ron Reagan, denounces the US administration as a cabal of liars and calls on American voters to restore decency to their government 19 September 2004 George W Bush and his administration have taken ‘normal’ mendacity to a startling new level The real prime mover behind the 9/11 attacks was quickly relegated to a back burner IN THE SHADOWS: President George W Bush is secretive and dishonest, says the writer IT MAY have been the guy in the hood teetering...
  • Ron Reagan Jr. -- Ignorant or Lying

    07/27/2004 12:15:57 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 32 replies · 1,796+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS Online ^ | Jul 27, 2004 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    "We now know that he (Al Gore) would have won Florida," proclaimed Ronald Prescott Reagan, son of the late President Ronald Wilson Reagan. Ron made this incredible declaration during MSNBC"s Chris Matthews' show, as they reported about former Vice President Al Gore's speech at the Democratic National Convention. When asked by Matthews how does he know this, Ron remarked that there was a "consortium" of newspapers who counted the votes in Florida and determined that Gore would have won. Matthews incredibly confirmed this by saying Gore would have won the election if he requested a statewide vote recount in Florida....
  • Ron Reagan says Kerry's first act would be EO to reverse Bush stem cell policy

    07/12/2004 4:10:27 PM PDT · by Howlin · 273 replies · 5,407+ views
    Hardball | July 12, 2004
    He just announced this on Hardball; he said that Kerry told him this personally on the phone while they were discussing Reagan's appearance at the Democratic Convention that his first act in office if he's elected will be to sign an executive order to reverse Bush's stem cell policy.
  • RON REAGAN TO ADDRESS DNC

    07/12/2004 8:42:50 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 37 replies · 1,223+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 7/10/04 | Neal Boortz
    RON REAGAN TO ADDRESS DNC Making the rounds today is a story hot off the presses that Ron Reagan, Jr. is going to address the Democratic National Convention this month. You see, Ron is a big-time leftist, and a liberal Democrat. This should come as no surprise to anyone, except of course, the media. Apparently Ron is going to speak about stem cell research. You see, the Bush administration is opposed to federal funding of stem cell research, which some say could one day help Alzheimer's patients like Ron Reagan's father. But the left and the media have done a...
  • Ron Reagan, Jr. to be on Dateline

    06/17/2004 6:21:16 PM PDT · by Hildy · 224 replies · 1,003+ views
    NBC | June 17, 2004 | Hildy
    Jsut saw a promo..to paraphrase..."his remarks at his Father's funeral have set off a controversy...." Is there ANYONE the media will not exploit to further their cause and bash Bush?
  • Ron Reagan, Jr.: Bush-Hater?

    06/15/2004 7:22:09 PM PDT · by txradioguy · 132 replies · 2,240+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 15 June 2004 | Staff Report
    Republicans were dismayed to hear Ron Reagan, Jr., deliver what sounded like a rebuke to President Bush during a final tribute before his father was buried on Friday. Referring to his dad as "a deeply, unabashedly religious man," the Reagan son added, "But he never made the mistake the fatal mistake of so many politicians - wearing his faith on his sleeve to gain political advantage. . . " "He accepted [his faith] as a responsibility, not a mandate," noted the presidential son. "And there is a profound difference." Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley said there was no doubt the comments...
  • Did Ronnie Jr. just slam Bush?

    06/11/2004 7:30:27 PM PDT · by Dudoight · 297 replies · 563+ views
    6/11/04 | me
    Ronnie Reagan, Jr.: Stated his dad never wore his heligion on his sleeve, and never felt he had a mandate from God.......unlike some other politicians. This was in his tribute to his dad at the funeral.
  • Russian Ballerina Must Be Reinstated (update)

    09/30/2003 10:37:56 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 187+ views
    Republican Daily News ^ | 09/30/03 | Staff Writer
    Associated Press (Sep 30, 12:05 PM) The Bolshoi Theater must reinstate a leading ballerina who was fired after other dancers complained she was too heavy to lift, a Russian Labor Ministry official said Tuesday. Anastasia Volochkova also must be given back pay following her dismissal two weeks ago, said Andrei Pryanishnikov, a spokesman for the labor minister. Pryanishnikov said the ruling was adopted after a review by the ministry's Federal Labor Inspectorate, and the Bolshoi was given until Monday to carry out the order. Bolshoi spokeswoman Katerina Novikova, however, said there was no signed order for Volochkova's reinstatement and that...
  • Bolshoi Decides It's Over Before Fat Lady Dances

    09/17/2003 8:08:49 AM PDT · by stanz · 11 replies · 239+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 17,2003 | Sophia Kishkovsky
    MOSCOW, Sept. 16 — One of Russia's best-known ballerinas and post-Communist celebrities was fired today by the Bolshoi Theater after a war of insults over whether she was fit for a pas de deux. Theater officials are charging the ballerina, Anastasia Volochkova, with one of ballet's deadly sins: they say she has become too fat. "She is heavy for a ballerina; she is hard to lift," Katerina Novikova, the theater's spokeswoman, said in an interview on Monday. Ms. Volochkova, 27, spoke of mysterious forces working against her — she wouldn't identify them — and also said theater administrators, working on...