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  • Oprah for president? Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win

    03/01/2017 7:03:27 AM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/1/2017 | Staff
    Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump's victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House. Winfrey, a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke with financier David Rubenstein in December for an interview for his Bloomberg Television show, which premiered this week. Winfrey says before Trump's election she thought that she didn't have the necessary government experience to run the country but now she thinks differently. The billionaire businessman had never before held public office before his election victory in November. Winfrey also touched on her 25 years hosting a syndicated talk show. She says her ultimate purpose of...
  • Gangster charged w/executing boy after luring him from playground, revenge on boy's father

    03/08/2016 7:10:03 AM PST · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 08 March 2016 | Snejana Farberov
    A Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of nine-year-old Tyshanw Lee, who police say was lured from a playground and killed execution-style because of his father's gang affiliation. Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, was charged on Monday night in the November slaying death of the child. He is also facing additional counts of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder in an October shooting that left a 19-year-old woman dead. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Boone-Doty was being held on unrelated gun charges when investigations linked him with Tyshawn's death, describing his role in the shooting...
  • Chicago Tribune Writer: Bears Player Must 'Explain' Position on Jason Collins

    05/01/2013 8:02:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 37 replies
    Of everything I've read surrounding Jason Collins, the NBA center who came out publicly as gay Monday, this column by The Chicago Tribune's Steve Rosenbloom is by far the most disgraceful piece of yellow journalism I've come across yet. Nothing blossoms the left's fascist streak faster than their own sense of puffed up sanctimony, and it is pretty obvious Collins's decision to come out has Rosenbloom puffed up in nine different ways. In a Tuesday column, Rosenbloom publicly "outed" Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs for having the gall to not express an opinion on the Collins episode. Apparently, a number...
  • Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House

    03/10/2013 11:09:00 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Dana Milbank: Future Scholars Will Be Shocked By Number of F-bombs Dropped By This White House By Noel Sheppard Created 03/10/2013 - 1:45pm The Washington Post's Dana Milbank made an interesting observation Sunday about the vulgarity prominent in the current presidential administration. Appearing on CNN's Reliable Sources, Milbank said, "The number of F-bombs being dropped by this White House, scholars are going to look in the national archives in 20 or 30 years and they're going to be shocked by the language that was coming out of this place" (video follows with transcript and commentary): HOWARD KURTZ, HOST: Is there...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., wife scrambling to make ends meet (prison for both comes in June)

    03/10/2013 11:03:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 3/01/13 | MICHAEL SNEED
    The Jackson file... Ensconced in the safety of their home in Washington, D.C., former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, are struggling to make ends meet before their sentencing in June. To wit: The shattered couple, who recently pleaded guilty to felonies, could lose their law licenses. They are desperately trying to pay the bills and figure out a financial plan for their two children. Although writing a memoir is on the table if Jackson Jr. can find a publisher (or publish it himself), Sneed is told their major financial support now is Triple J’s...
  • Transit officials call for restrictions if concealed carry law is enacted

    02/24/2013 8:34:39 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 38 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 23, 2013 | By Monique Garcia and Richard Wronski
    Worried transit officials asked lawmakers to imagine a CTA train packed with inebriated, possibly irate fans after a Cubs night game, then consider the wisdom of adding gun-toting passengers to the potentially volatile mix. Or what if a thief grabbed a bus rider's iPhone — a not-uncommon crime — and an armed commuter tried to stop the criminal? Those scenarios were raised Friday by Chicago transit officials, who called on state legislators to prohibit anyone from carrying a weapon on buses and trains if a concealed-carry law is adopted in Illinois. Transit agencies across the state contend that allowing individuals...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. charged with misusing $750,000 in campaign funds

    02/15/2013 4:01:13 PM PST · by libstripper · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb.15, 2013 | Ward Room staff, NBCChicago.com
    Federal officials filed charges Friday against Jesse Jackson Jr. after the former congressman reportedly signed a plea deal for allegedly improperly spending hundreds of thousands in campaign funds. The paperwork was filed at the U.S District Courthouse in Washington. Jackson, who left the public eye last summer for treatment of bi-polar disorder and resigned from office in November, is not expected to make an appearance, but he offered a response in his first statement to the public in months.
  • Hadiya Pendleton, majorette in inaugural parade, shot to death in Chicago

    01/30/2013 10:30:47 PM PST · by RC one · 17 replies
    ABC7 ^ | January 30, 2013 | Bailey Michael
    AP/WJLA) A 15-year-old majorette who performed with the King College Prep High School band in President Obama's recent inaugural parade was shot to death in Chicago. Police say Hadiya Pendleton was shot Tuesday afternoon in a South Side park. She died at a city hospital. Pendleton was standing under a canopy during heavy rain with her volleyball team when a man jumped a fence, ran toward the group and started shooting. Another teenage boy was shot in the leg. No arrests have been made. Pendleton's godfather says she was an excellent student and had dreams of being a doctor or...
  • Chicago police chief: WE'LL SHOOT LICENSED CIVILIANS WITH GUNS

    01/10/2013 5:11:01 PM PST · by gwjack · 134 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | January 10, 2013 | LiveLeak
    Chicago’s illustrious Police Chief, Superintendent or SuperNintendo (whichever you wish to call him) got on a local radio station in Chicago and told it like he perceives it. He said that citizens licensed to carry could be, and indeed predicted they would be shot by Chicago Police Officers.
  • Doctor stabbed after Mag Mile lights festival sues suspect, hotel

    01/07/2013 7:55:38 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 7, 2013 | Jennifer Delgado
    An Oak Brook doctor who was stabbed in the neck and face during an attempted holdup at a Gold Coast restaurant in November is suing his alleged attacker along with the restaurant and hotel that houses it. Mir Shah says he was violently attacked and stabbed several times by Jimmy Harris in the bathroom of the Westin’s The Grill on the Alley on Nov. 17, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court. The restaurant’s bartender was also injured when he chased Harris, who cut him with a knife, police said.
  • Fetus found in trash can on Far South Side

    12/20/2012 10:29:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 20, 2012 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    The body of a fetus was found this morning in a trash can on the Far South Side in the city's Princeton Park neighborhood. The fetus was discovered about 9 a.m. in a garbage can located on the 200 block of West 94th Street, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.
  • Congressmen: Jackson Jr. suffering tremendously (too much toil)

    11/24/2012 6:52:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Congressmen: Jackson Jr. suffering tremendouslyAssociated Press 3:54 p.m. CST, November 24, 2012 **SNIP** After Saturday's service, Davis and Rush said they have not seen Jackson and don't know where he is. But they said they understand why he has not yet spoken publicly about his resignation. "He can't take the pressure," Rush said. Rush said when he and Davis visited with Jackson a few weeks ago, the 47-year-old son of a civil rights icon broke down in tears several times. They said they don't want others to see him that way. "He's suffering under a tremendous, tremendous toil," Rush said....
  • Girl, 14, abducted and raped by 6 men

    11/08/2012 1:39:20 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 112 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rosemary R. Sobol
    Police are searching for six men who sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl after forcing her at gunpoint into a car as she walked to school in the Lawndale neighborhood, officials said.
  • Chicago School Leaders Don’t Know How They’re Going to Pay for the New Contract!

    09/22/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    The successful business leaders that sit on the Chicago Board of Education must have checked their brains at the door when they went into the negotiating room with the teachers union. How else could they possibly negotiate a contract that the school district can’t possibly afford? Truth be told, if board member Penny Pritzker’s Hyatt Hotels operated that way, they’d be out of business. But, alas, this is government. They strike deals with unions and figure out how taxpayers will fund it later. Reuters tells us: “Chicago public school teachers returned to their classrooms on Wednesday but thorny questions remained...
  • Chick-fil-A fires back at media’s mischaracterization of their giving

    09/21/2012 8:38:42 AM PDT · by radioone · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 9-21-12 | Anne Sorock
    This Wednesday, I reported that the media were falsely reporting that Chick-fil-A had decided to cease donations to “anti-gay” groups. Scores of so-called reputable news outlets like the Los Angeles Times and ABC News ran headlines declaring that Chick-fil-A had changed its policy toward giving to anti-gay groups. Yesterday, Chick-fil-A set the record straight, saying that their corporate giving has been “mischaracterized” and calling out “events from Chicago this week that have once again resulted in questions around our giving”: A part of our corporate commitment is to be responsible stewards of all that God has entrusted to us. Because...
  • 'Gay' advocates cook up Chick-fil-A fairytale

    09/20/2012 4:50:07 PM PDT · by NoCmpromiz · 37 replies
    WND ^ | September 20, 2012 | Dave Tombers
    “Gay” media organizations and the mainstream press have headlined over the last two days Chick-fil-A’s “change” that they claim means the company suddenly is promising not to discriminate against homosexuals – and that it would stop giving money to those organizations that promote traditional marriage. But it appears the facts are that the company’s anti-discrimination policy remains just as it was months ago .. and its donations appear to have had no new directive applied. It was a statement from The Civil Rights Agenda that prompted the recent headlines. The statement said of the Cathy family’s foundation, the WinShape Foundation,...
  • 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,...
  • A Tale of Two Shootings

    08/16/2012 5:34:01 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-15 16:50:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:When television reporter Brian Ross erroneously reported that the Colorado "Batman" shooter was a Tea Party member, Ben Sherwood, president of ABC News, said, "Our mission is to tell people everything we can that is relevant about a person who has just committed a terrible crime. If, in the course of our sweeping everything we can about the person, part of it turns out that he was a member of a particular club, a member of a particular organization, he has a particular hobby, if we judge that it is journalistically relevant to a profile, a rich profile...
  • Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters

    08/15/2012 9:44:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    Le-gal In-sur-rec-tion ^ | 8-15-2012 | Anne Sorock
    Shooting at Family Research Council headquarters Posted by Anne Sorock    Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 12:21pm Will media rush to judgment? At approximately 11:35 a.m. eastern Casey Mattox of the Family Research Council tweeted that there had been a shooting at their headquarters in downtown DC. While few details are known, Mattox reports that a guard was shot.Mattox reported that they were “on lockdown” on the 5th floor, and later made it outside. Mattox tweeted a photo a few minutes later, at 10:48 a.m. eastern:A statement was released on the FRC Blog: Incident at FRC Headquarters Family Research...
  • Little Mouse Gets Smoked - The Video That Has Chicago Talk Radio In An Uproar This Morning

    08/09/2012 4:29:25 AM PDT · by usconservative · 57 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/9/2012 | Self
    This video was done by a 13 year old boy in Chicago, and it perfectly demonstrates the gang bang mentality in Chicago which has caused the murder rate to skyrocket 40% in Chicago just this year. This video glorifies gang-banger violence, drugs, murder, and the gang "lifestyle."