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  • Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit ("Reverend" in Sex Tryst with FNC Pundit Tamara Holder)

    05/16/2012 7:44:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 62 replies
    AIM ^ | May 16, 2012 | Cliff Kincaid
    Media Pundit Named in Jesse Jackson Lawsuit Tamara Holder, a Fox News contributor, is accused of having an affair with Jesse Jackson, Sr. in a lawsuit that alleges the illegal use of a gay Jackson employee to facilitate the relationship. The accuser, Tommy R. Bennett, was Jackson’s personal travel assistant and ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He says he was eventually fired for protesting his treatment by Jackson and other PUSH employees and is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. Holder has not responded to repeated requests for comment from Accuracy in...
  • Insurers must credit ObamaCare when giving new round of rebates, feds say

    05/13/2012 11:06:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/13/12 | WSJ
    Health-insurance companies must tell customers who get a premium rebate this summer that the check is the result of the Obama administration's health-care law, according to federal guidelines released Friday.
  • Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign -- (Obama Hit List)

    05/12/2012 7:15:21 AM PDT · by GVnana · 54 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 5/12/2012 | Daniel Halper
    Businessman Says He Lost Hundreds of Customers After Attacks by Obama Campaign Obama's enemies list is working Businessman Frank Vandersloot, the CEO of Melaleuca, has been targeted by the Obama campaign after donating money to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. "Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, 'Keeping GOP Honest,' took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney," Kim Strassel of the Wall Street Journal reported. Titled 'Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney's donors,' the post accused the eight of being 'wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.' Mr. VanderSloot was one of the...
  • The Great China Crackup?

    04/30/2012 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | April 30, 2012 | Dan Blumenthal
    The blind, barefoot lawyer, Chen Guangcheng, imprisoned for exposing the morally repugnant practice of forced abortion and sterilization, just evaded one of the world’s most sophisticated state police. It’s a shrewd move: figuring out how to get a sick blind man from his house arrest to Beijing—a daring cat and mouse game between the Chinese police state and reformers. And it was apparently done not because Chen wants asylum: He and his inner gang of reformers see their chance to press for a more democratic political system. In other words, Chinese reformers believe the system is cracking. What matters for...
  • Suspect: I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case

    04/21/2012 9:51:33 AM PDT · by traumer · 53 replies
    <p>Maywood, Ill. - Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up a white man early Tuesday.</p> <p>Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it at the man and said, “Empty your pockets, white boy.”</p>
  • Windy City Watchdog Robert Wiedrich Dies

    04/21/2012 3:59:47 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 5 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/21/12 | Friends of Ours
    Robert Wiedrich, "one of the original watchdog reporters who went after Chicago's corrupt politicians and mobsters," died at the age of 85 last Saturday as reported by Erin Meyer for the Chicago Tribune. Wiedrich was born to investigate wise guys and dirty cops. The veteran reporter from The Chicago Tribune recently published his memoir Windy City Watchdog, and his nose for news was evident even as a boy growing up during the depression on the Near North Side when Al Capone still ruled the town. He recounts as a kid watching a steady parade of men using a back staircase...
  • WHAT is Scytl & WHY Should You Be VERY, VERY Concerned?

    04/10/2012 1:53:37 PM PDT · by NJ_Tom · 57 replies
    The Patriot Update ^ | April 10, 2012 | Ann-Marie Murrell
    Here’s another of those quiet, subtle, but very dangerous little stories that has somehow slipped past all the mainstream media outlets. The United States of America has a brand new private VOTE COUNTING company that the Obama administration has personally handpicked. The company is called Scytl and it is based in Michelle Obama’s most favorite vacation spot, Barcelona, Spain. Forget the fact that Barack is once again providing jobs for people in another country; there are much bigger fish to fry in this story.
  • Nice Court You Have There, It Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To It

    04/03/2012 3:39:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 75 replies
    PJmedia.com ^ | 3/29/2012 | Richard Fernandez
    The Talking Points Memo headline reads: “Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut, pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court would damage itself if it did something so ridiculous as find Obamacare unconstitutional: "The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility. The only reason people obey it is because it has that credibility. And the court risks grave damage if it strikes down a statute of this magnitude and importance, and stretches so dramatically and drastically...
  • With murders up 35%, McCarthy shakes up Chicago police brass

    03/30/2012 5:05:51 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 3/30/2012 | FRANK MAIN and FRAN SPIELMAN
    With Chicago suffering a 35 percent spike in murders this year, police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced a reshuffling of his command staff Friday, replacing commanders in five of the city’s 23 districts. McCarthy also promoted three supervisors to deputy chief positions. McCarthy said the changes were made to “strengthen the department’s ongoing efforts to reduce violence” and create a “more efficient departmental structure.
  • Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down

    03/29/2012 1:50:01 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 260 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/28/2012 | sahil kapul
    A handful of Senate Democrats sought to assure doubtful liberals that the Supreme Court justices aren’t ready to strike down their crowning achievement, standing before cameras and mics Wednesday in front of the court. One warned that doing so would ruin the court’s credibility. “This court would not only have to stretch, it would have to abandon and completely overrule a lot of modern precedent, which would do grave damage to this court, in its credibility and power,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut. “The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends...
  • Report: Secretary Duncan got $50K payout from Chicago schools

    02/03/2012 10:27:14 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/3/12 | BYRON TAU
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan got a $50,000 payout in unused sick and vacation leave when he left his job as CEO of the Chicago Public Schools system to join the Obama administration. According to a new report by the watchdog group Better Government Association, the secretary was able to take advantage of department policy to covert unused, accrued benefits into a cash payout. Since 2006, Chicago's school system has paid $265 million to employees under this policy, with $227 million for sick days alone. The policy was put into place by the Chicago school board and predates Duncan, a...
  • BLACK-GOLD BLUES: Buffett's railroad winner from Keystone denial

    01/24/2012 12:10:44 PM PST · by IbJensen · 2 replies
    WND (Bloomberg) ^ | 1/24/2012 | Staff
    'Whatever people bring to us, we're ready to haul' (BLOOMBERG) — Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC is among U.S. and Canadian railroads that stand to benefit from the Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s Keystone XL oil pipeline permit. With modest expansion, railroads can handle all new oil produced in western Canada through 2030, according to an analysis of the Keystone proposal by the U.S. State Department. “Whatever people bring to us, we’re ready to haul,” Krista York-Wooley, a spokeswoman for Burlington Northern, a unit of Buffett’s Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A), said in an...
  • More ND oil will be railed with no US pipeline (Warren Buffet owns BNSF Railroad)

    01/23/2012 9:20:35 PM PST · by STARWISE · 23 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 1-20-12 | James MacPherson
    Rail shipments of North Dakota crude to increase with decision to block Keystone XL pipeline ### North Dakota oil drillers increasingly will rely on trains to move barrels of crude to market after the Obama administration's decision to reject plans for a pipeline that would run from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, state and industry officials say. "Pipelines are by far the safest and most economically efficient way to transport oil, but we are left with a limited number of options if pipelines are off the table," said Tony Clark, chairman of the North Dakota Public Service...
  • Obama Attempt to Bring Olympics to Chicago ["ethics waiver" to funnel Olympic racket $$ to cronies]

    01/17/2012 3:35:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jim Kouri
    An organization that investigates and fights government corruption announced this week that it obtained records detailing costs associated with a trip made by President and Mrs. Obama and key members of the administration to Copenhagen, Denmark, for the expressed purpose of securing the 2016 Olympics for the city of Chicago. Expenses for the two-week trip appear to have far exceeded $467,175, in light of the fact that costs associated with the aircrafts ? two Boeing 747s and several Air Force cargo planes – have not been made available. According to the records obtained from the Obama Department of Defense (DOD),...
  • The Illustrated Results of Obama's "Community Organizing"

    01/15/2012 4:16:19 PM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    If I didn't know better, I'd think this was Beirut in the nineteen seventies. But, in reality, it's the current state of the housing for which Barack Obama claims responsibility as a "community organizer." It turns out the developers enriched by his government-funded subsidies did a heck of a lot better than the folks who once lived here. As a state senator, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee coauthored an Illinois law creating a new pool of tax credits for developers. As a US senator, he pressed for increased federal subsidies. And as a presidential candidate, he has campaigned on a...
  • This just in: Barack Obama wins in '12 (John Kass-weary conservative)

    01/15/2012 11:42:46 AM PST · by STARWISE · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-15-12 | John Kass
    *snip* The reason he'll win? He knows who he is. And the Republican politicians don't know who they are. They've forgotten what they're about, or perhaps like some isolated tribe, they've lost the language necessary to explain it to themselves. Their voters know this and don't really believe them anymore. And that's why Obama will win. And the Republican establishment that seeks to unseat him? Their guy Mitt Romney calls himself a conservative. But he's really a John Kerry in Republican clothing, right down to the phony laugh, and his past flips and flops will haunt him in defeat. Shouldn't...
  • Now We Will See The Real Obama and it Will Get Ugly

    01/14/2012 6:33:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Bill Daley leaving the Obama administration was big news for ten minutes. But as my friend Streetwise Professor and I discussed on Twitter after the news broke, this really signals a big change in direction on how Obama will campaign. It’s going to get really ugly. How ugly? Think of the election cycle from 1796-1804. It will be that ugly. The culmination of those election cycles was a duel by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, with Hamilton losing his life after the gun battle.Both Hamilton and Jefferson manipulated the press of that time to scandalize the other side. Character assassination...
  • Paul, Santorum, Perry problems with Illinois petitions (may not be on ballots)

    01/12/2012 4:44:17 PM PST · by mnehring · 14 replies
    WASHINGTON--GOP White House hopefuls Rick Perry and Ron Paul did not file correctly for the March 20 Illinois presidential primary "beauty contest," leaving them open to a challenge that could knock them off the ballot. Illinois law requires candidates to file using their home addresses. Paul, a Texas congressman used an address in Virgnia and Perry, the Texas governor used a post office box in Austin, Texas for an address. Newt Gingrich, Paul, Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Buddy Roemer all filed the required 3,000 signatures. Jon Huntsman skipped Illlinois.
  • Michelle Obama: "Distressed" about Daley, Madigan, Hynes clout

    01/09/2012 1:59:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 1/9/12 | Lynn Sweet
    Washington - When Michelle Obama worked in Mayor Daley's City Hall in the early 1990s, she was "distressed" by how a small group of "white Irish Catholic" families -- the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans -- "locked up" power in Illinois. And as she prepared to become first lady, Mrs. Obama naively wanted to delay a move into the White House for six months, so her daughters could finish the school year. Her initial thought was to "commute" to the White House from her South Side home. And Marty Nesbitt, one of President Obama's best friends, had been recruited...
  • Officials: White House chief of staff resigning

    01/09/2012 11:36:55 AM PST · by Hunton Peck · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2012, 2:20 PM EST | BEN FELLER
    Two senior administration officials say the White House chief of staff, William Daley, is resigning. He's being replaced by Jacob Lew, the budget director. The change will be effective at the end of this month. President Barack Obama planned to announce it later Monday.
  • William Daley to step down as Obama's chief of staff

    01/09/2012 11:35:23 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 9, 2012 | Christi Parsons
    William Daley is stepping down as White House chief of staff and budget director Jack Lew is taking over the President Obama’s team as it heads into a tough election year, senior administration officials say. Daley gave his letter of resignation to the president in a private meeting in the Oval Office last week, recounting the administration's successes of his one year on the job and saying it was time for him to return to his hometown of Chicago.
  • Obama's Political Ploys Could Backfire

    01/09/2012 9:34:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama is taking a bigger risk than he realizes, testing the limits of the American electorate's patience with his insultingly manipulative political strategies. He is playing with fire. The president's campaign strategy is to distract attention from his record of failure by attacking a do-nothing Congress. He has pointed his finger (yet again) at Republicans for putting the interests of the rich one percent over the welfare of the rest. President Obama has used this bogeyman to justify actions that, had a Republican taken them, would be bandied about the media as grounds for impeachment. While these steps may...
  • Dems pushing sand into GOP gears

    01/04/2012 5:35:22 PM PST · by Fred · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 4, 2012 | Neil Munro
    Democratic campaign officials on Wednesday happily tried to pour sand into the GOP’s nomination machinery by deriding Gov. Mitt Romney’s electability and his commitment to conservative policies, by commiserating with Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and with former Sen. Rick Santorum, and by complimenting Gov. Rick Perry. “People don’t know where Gov. Romney stands today and where he will stand tomorrow, and that’s troubling people in the Republican Party,” said David Axelrod, who has worked as chief political strategist for President Barack Obama since 2008. Romney is heading into the New Hampshire primary without solidifying his lead, so “he’s...
  • Gingrich Divorce Papers Magically Appear In Media Hands (Sealed records)

    12/27/2011 9:06:53 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 150 replies
    Human Events ^ | December 27, 2011 | John Hayward
    To this day, Barack Hussein Obama remains a man of mystery. Copious amounts of documentation from his early life and academic career have never been released. It took years of pressure, plus Donald Trump as the ringmaster of a media circus, just to see his birth certificate. When the L.A. Times obtained a potentially embarrassing videotape of Obama laughing it up at a party for Arafat minion Rashid Khalidi, the paper pursed its lips and fastidiously hid the tape from public view. Their newspaper account of the part didn’t even mention that domestic terrorist Friends of Obama Bill Ayers and...
  • Cain accuser Bialek said she hopes to resolve eviction case against her

    12/23/2011 12:30:53 PM PST · by Fred · 23 replies · 2+ views
    Sharon Bialek, the north suburban woman who publicly accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, leading to the end of his presidential campaign, appeared in court Friday morning for a hearing on her landlord’s attempt to kick her out of her townhome. Appearing in Cook County Circuit Court in Skokie, Bialek told Judge Jeffrey L. Warnick she needed a few more weeks to find an attorney to represent her in the case, in which her landlord is suing her for about $7,500 in back rent on the Glenview townhome. She also said she was not properly served with the eviction notice...
  • Rahm has deep financial ties to new Chicago Sun-Times owners

    12/22/2011 4:32:38 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Business.com ^ | Dec 22, 2011 | Greg Hinz
    Rahm has deep financial ties to new Sun-Times owners December 22, 2011 It's nice to have friends in the media. Mayor Rahm Emanuel sure will have a ton of buddies in one key local media outlet, because virtually every one of the Sun-Times' new owners has been a major contributor, business partner or civic ally of his. For instance, at least eight of the 12 board members of the new company, Wrapports LLC, have donated to Mr. Emanuel's campaign fund in the past year, collectively plunking down $241,000 that I found in a quick survey of Board of Elections disclosures....
  • Obama's Godfather Speech: The president sounds more like a Corleone than a Roosevelt (Wow!)

    12/08/2011 12:06:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 8, 2011 | Daniel Henninger, deputy editor, editorial page
    Most press accounts of Barack Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kansas, Tuesday described it as delivered by the "president of the United States." And indeed the person delivering it analogized himself to Presidents Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton. In fact, the Osawatomie speech was not given by the President of the United States. It was given by the leader of the Democratic Party. Most of the time, this distinction isn't a problem in the United States because historically people have tended to think that the office of the presidency represents "all the people." This doesn't mean everyone...
  • Illinois: State Of Embarrassment

    12/07/2011 1:41:55 PM PST · by edpc · 2 replies
    Forbes via Yahoo News ^ | 6 Dec 2011 | Joel Kotkin
    Most critics of Barack Obama’s desultory performance the past three years trace it to his supposedly leftist ideology, lack of experience and even his personality quirks. But it would perhaps be more useful to look at the geography -- of Chicago and the state of Illinois -- that nurtured his career and shaped his approach to politics. Like with George W. Bush and Texas, this is a case where you can’t separate the man from the place. The Chicago imprint on Obama is unmistakable. His closest advisors are almost all products of the Windy City’s machine politic: Consigliere Valerie Jarrett;...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. cited Obama Senate seat deal

    12/02/2011 9:37:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    Jesse Jackson Jr. cited Obama Senate seat deal By: John Bresnahan December 2, 2011 10:57 AM EST Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., (D-Ill.) was willing to trade campaign donations for appointment to the Senate seat being vacated by Barack Obama, according to a just-released report from the Office of Congressional Ethics. OCE also found “substantial reason to believe” that Jackson violated federal law and House rules by using his House office to “mount a campaign” to be appointed to the seat by the then-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, now awaiting sentencing on federal corruption charges. The OCE report was released on Friday...
  • Chicago aldermen provide virtual immunity from prosecution for...Chicago aldermen!

    11/30/2011 11:17:18 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/30/2011 | Doug Book
    One thing can certainly be said for Barack Hussein Obama—he learned his conniving, criminal ways in a land which gave us some of the very best of connivers and criminals. In addition to the legendary vote rigging, power abusing, tax stealing, favor bartering ways of Chicago’s infamous Mayors Daley, 30 members of the city’s perpetually all-Democrat parade of aldermen have been convicted of federal crimes over the past 30 years. Three others were indicted but had one last laugh at the expense of fleeced constituents by dying before their trial could begin. Chicago’s 50 aldermen make up the City Council,...
  • Former Obama fundraiser Rezko gets 10-year sentence (Obama is "saddened" for his buddy)

    11/22/2011 3:22:23 PM PST · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/22/2011 | Andrew Stern
    A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a former Chicago fundraiser for President Barack Obama, to 10-1/2 years in prison for corruption and extortion. Rezko's conviction was among a slew of guilty pleas that led to the conviction in two trials of former Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and several of his aides. A Syrian immigrant who earned millions in the real estate and restaurant businesses, Rezko has been imprisoned since his 2008 conviction on 16 fraud and attempted bribery counts. "Enough is enough. Corruption in Illinois has to stop," U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve in handing...
  • Media bias: Obama crony Rezko sentenced Tuesday; Chicago Trib article doesn't mention president

    11/22/2011 9:31:17 AM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Marathon Pundit ^ | November 21, 2011 | John Ruberry
    While it's true that President Obama began his political career in the living room of former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, his first political sponsor and major fundraiser was Antoin "Tony" Rezko. The pair go back to the 1990s and Obama's state Senate years, but they are best known for the still-not-completely-explained 2005 real estate deal that allowed the Obamas to buy their Chicago South Side mansion, while Rezko's wife bought a narrow strip of the home's lot on the same day. At that time, Rezko was under federal investigation for influence peddling and fraud while serving...
  • Tony Rezko sentenced to 10.5 years in prison (wow!)

    11/22/2011 9:17:22 AM PST · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-22-11 | Natasha Korecki
    A federal judge sentenced Tony Rezko to 10 1/2 years in prison Tuesday, describing his actions under Rod Blagojevich’s tenure as “selfish and corrupt.” Rezko has already served about 44 months. His daughter burst into tears at hearing the sentence. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said she found it offensive that Rezko put at risk the Teachers’ Retirement System by scheming for kickbacks with a board member in 2004. “You put their retirements at risk for your own greed and your own thirst for power,” St. Eve said. A pale, thin Rezko gave a brief statement before he learned...
  • How much time will Tony Rezko serve? (sentencing today- will he stay mum forever?)

    11/22/2011 8:38:37 AM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-21-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Long known as the “political fixer,” who was friends with a politically young Barack Obama, Tony Rezko once grabbed headlines in a presidential campaign. At the same time in Illinois, Rezko’s name was synonymous with a federal investigation into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. But since Rezko volunteered to go jail after his 2008 conviction, he’s settled in as not much more than a footnote in both politics and corruption. That’s partly because the investigation into Blagojevich exploded after Rezko’s trial, taking a new turn involving the sale of President Obama’s U.S. Senate seat — conduct that happened when Rezko was...
  • His City A Fiscal Wreck, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Shows Chutzpah

    11/21/2011 6:43:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 21, 2011 | IBD staff
    Politics: The former White House chief of staff journeys to Iowa to trash the Republican presidential field. As the ship of state continues to sink, the former first mate ignores the iceberg he helped steer us into. One would think that Rahm Emanuel, currently mayor of Chicago, would be busy fixing the fiscal mess his city, birthplace of the "Chicago way" of politics and government, is in. Illinois is imploding under a Democratic governor who is taxing businesses and jobs out of the state. But Emanuel was in Iowa, knocking Republicans and blaming them for all that ails America. "Mitt...
  • Obama Campaign Backers and Bundlers Rewarded With Green Grants and Loans

    11/13/2011 9:00:39 PM PST · by bobk333 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Newsweek ^ | November 12, 2011
    It would take an entire book to analyze every single grant and government-backed loan doled out since Barack Obama became president. But an examination of grants and guaranteed loans offered by just one stimulus program run by the Department of Energy, for alternative-energy projects, is stunning. The so-called 1705 Loan Guarantee Program and the 1603 Grant Program channeled billions of dollars to all sorts of energy companies. The grants were earmarked for alternative-fuel and green-power projects, so it would not be a surprise to learn that those industries were led by liberals. Furthermore, these were highly competitive grant and loan...
  • Obama Played hardball in first Chicago campaign (Flashback: Destroyed female candidate)

    11/08/2011 6:03:20 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/29/08 | Drew Griffin
    ...In his first race for office, seeking a state Senate ...Obama effectively used election rules to eliminate his Democratic competition. As a community organizer, he had helped register thousands of voters. But when it came time to run for office, he employed Chicago rules to invalidate the voting petition signatures of three of his challengers. The move denied each of them, including incumbent Alice Palmer, a longtime Chicago activist, a place on the ballot. It cleared the way for Obama to run unopposed... "That was Chicago politics," said John Kass...Knock out your opposition, challenge their petitions, destroy your enemy, right?...
  • Letter: Obama and the Liberal Media (Recall Jack Ryan? Hussein's Senate opponent smeared)

    11/08/2011 5:48:22 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 15 replies
    Seems like deja vu all over again when Barack Obama is running for office. He ran for the Senate against Jack Ryan until the liberal media was able to unseal a divorce settlement revealing sexual issues that forced Ryan from the race. Then came Alan Keyes and the media rushed to expose his lesbian daughter, which helped give us senator Obama, and the rest is history. Now comes conservative Herman Cain running strongly against Obama and the liberal media is at it again, releasing a 10-year-old sealed settlement, designed to help Obama win re-election. Seldom does an unsourced, sealed settlement...
  • Report: Cain sought dinner date with fifth woman

    11/07/2011 8:53:49 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 193 replies
    polutico ^ | Monday November 7, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN |
    A former USAID worker claims Herman Cain asked her to set up dinner with a woman who attended a speech he gave in 2002, the Washington Examiner is reporting tonight. The worker - 40-year-old Donna Donella, of Arlington - told the paper that the moment came after Cain gave a paid speech in Egypt that year. A woman in the crowd posed a query to Cain during the speech, the Examiner said. Continue Reading Donella told them “And after the seminar was over, Cain came over to me and a colleague and said, ‘Could you put me in touch with...
  • Why was Sharon Bialek Fired?

    11/07/2011 6:58:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/7/2011 | Dr. Helen Smith
    After reading the news and watching the videos of Sharon Bialek, the Herman Cain accuser, I noticed that many of the articles mentioned that Bialek was fired or let go ” from the NRA’s educational foundation.” However, none of them mentioned why. Being let go or fired is more serious than simply being laid off. I wonder why there is no mention of the reason she was fired? This might give more insight into her character and whether she is a trustworthy person or not. Why was she fired? Does anyone know or has anyone seen a report as to...
  • Woman accuses Cain of bold sexual advance [ 2 bankruptcies yes 2 ]

    11/07/2011 4:57:09 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 117 replies
    AP ^ | Nov 7 2011 | AP
    Leaving little to the imagination, a Chicago-area woman on Monday accused Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain of making a crude sexual advance more than a decade ago when she was seeking his help finding a job. "Come clean," Sharon Bialek challenged Cain at a news conference in New York at which she described herself as "a face and a voice" to support other accusers who have so far remained anonymous. Cain's campaign swiftly denied Bialek's account. "All allegations of harassment against Mr. Cain are completely false," it said in a written statement. [snip] Court records indicate Bialek had financial difficulties...
  • Cain accuser's fiance says he found out recently [ She must take a lie detector test ]

    11/07/2011 4:32:25 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 67 replies · 1+ views
    chicago tribune ^ | Nov 7 2011 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO— The fiance of a suburban Chicago woman accusing Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain of making a sexual advance says the woman stepped forward because she felt she had to. Sharon Bialek challenged Cain on Monday at a news conference in New York. Her fiance is 49-year-old Mark Harwood of Mundelein. He tells The Associated Press that Bialek told him about the alleged incident for the first time Friday.
  • Chicago TEA Party Lead Activist on Sharon Bialek...

    11/07/2011 1:43:38 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 137 replies
    Politcal Arena ^ | 11/7/11 | Chuck Norton
    by Political Arena Editor Chuck Norton When Sharon Bialek said that he was with Herman Cain at the Chicago TEA Party event with Herman Cain I reached out to one of the key voices and leaders of the Chicago TEA Party C. Steven Tucker and he says “I did not recognize her Chuck and I was there all weekend.” I have been reaching out to my other friends in the Chicago TEA Party and so far no one recognizes her. Gloria Allred portrayed Bialek as a TEA Party Republican. Having seen her picture Bialek is not someone who goes unnoticed...
  • New Woman Accusing Herman Cain Of Sexual Harassment Hires Gloria Allred (Press Conference today)

    11/07/2011 6:58:47 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    radaronline ^ | Monday November 6, 2011
    A new woman alleging sexual harassment by presidential hopeful Herman Cain will break her silence at a news conference with her powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred Monday afternoon in New York City, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. [..] The woman, who will be the first to go public on Monday, sought Cain's help with an employment issue and was allegedly sexually harassed by him. Allred and her client will discuss, in detail, what she alleges occurred with Cain.
  • Prosecutors: Rezko should get up to 15 years in prison

    11/04/2011 4:32:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-4-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Federal prosecutors say Tony Rezko deserves to spend up to 15 years in prison for his crimes in two separate cases and that he damaged his own credibility by lying to the court. Prosecutors for the first time publicly addressed why they never called the convicted political fund-raiser to the witness stand after he began cooperating in 2008. They say in more than 19 meetings with them, he did not fully tell the truth about his own wrongdoing until he was confronted by agents with new information. Prosecutors said juries would never have accepted his word. “Rezko’s cooperation was heavily...
  • The guy who couldn't be touched is, finally (huge IL pubbie corruptocrat convicted)

    11/03/2011 9:49:44 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11-2-11 | John Kass
    Guys like Bill Cellini don't get indicted in Illinois. And the puppet masters don't sit at the defense table in federal court, tapping their fingers, waiting for the jury to pronounce judgment. *snip* They're Democrats, they're Republicans. They're the bosses of the Combine. *snip* All involved should know that their ((prosecutors)) work is appreciated, by every taxpayer in this thoroughly corrupt state who've wondered how the puppet masters of the Combine keep getting away with it. On Tuesday, they didn't get away with it. And Bill Cellini went down.
  • Obama-Friendly GE Building Aircraft Factory Right-to-Work Alabama; Unlike Boeing, NLRB Silent

    11/03/2011 8:13:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Directorblue ^ | November 2, 2011 | Doug Ross
    1. Alabama is a wonderfully free "right-to-work" state, which simply means it prevents unions from extracting dues from workers who do not wish to join. 2. General Electric's CEO Jeff Immelt is the poster-boy for crony capitalism, having backed Obama's rush to socialized medicine and green energy to benefit various of its business units. 3. It turns out that GE's Aviation division is breaking ground on a new factory in Alabama. And, unlike Boeing, which tried to build a factory in a right-to-work-state, the National Labor Relations Board hasn't uttered a peep. But I'm sure that's just a coincidence. Remember...
  • How difficult is it for the dead to vote in Illinois? Audit results of Chicago Elections

    10/26/2011 5:08:35 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 25 replies
    Defend the Vote ^ | October 26th 2011 | Jack Roeser
    AUDIT REPORT PEER REVIEWED AND PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL SECURITY  DOWNLOAD THE EXPLOSIVE REPORT     Press Release:  October 26th 2011   How difficult is it for the dead to vote in Illinois?      Defend the Vote tested this question in an April 5th audit of Chicago elections. Results were complied into a report.  This report, Vulnerability Assessment and Security Audit of Election Day Polling Place Procedures for the April 5, 2011 Municipal Elections in Chicago, Illinois, by Sharon Meroni, was peer-reviewed and published by the prestigious Journal of Physical Security. The Journal of Physical Security is published by...
  • Obama funder host Trott: ‘He’s not a schmoozer, he’s a thinker’ (stealth ChicagoWay player)

    10/25/2011 12:45:38 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 6 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 10-25-11 | David Roeder
    Byron Trott has a household name, provided that the household is worth a few billion dollars. Trott is a Chicago investment banker who has advised the likes of the Pritzkers and the Wrigleys. He earns their trust, friends and competitors said, because he is the soul of discretion, never leaking details of pending deals or hogging credit. Accordingly, he seldom gives interviews or takes leading roles in civic functions. Insiders said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had to twist his arm to get him to join the board of World Business Chicago, the city’s economic development promoter. And yet Trott...
  • Case of Jesse Jackson, Jr. is Test for House Ethics Commitee (Holder punted)

    10/25/2011 9:31:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 25, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
    Last week, the United States House of Representatives Ethics Committee voted to end its temporary deferral of a case against Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL). The US Justice Department had requested the deferral but has since withdrawn that request. The case had been deferred for over two years. Jackson, the son of Rev. Jesse Jackson, is in his ninth term in the US House and is under investigation for allegations that he attempted to buy the open US Senate seat that was vacated by President Barack Obama. It has been reported that Jackson's supporters were willing to raise $1.5...