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  • Does Mike Bloomberg Know Something We Don’t About the Clinton FBI Probe?

    01/27/2016 11:28:25 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 24 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | 1/27 | Liz Peek
    Another explanation is that he sees trouble ahead for Hillary Clinton. Because of his close relationship with former NYC police Chief Ray Kelly and others in the law enforcement community, he might have the inside track on the FBI investigation into the former Secretary of State’s handling of classified documents and questionable foundation-related activities. Democrats have done a fine job of completely dismissing the FBI inquiry, but the possibility that Clinton could face serious legal hurdles may be encouraging Bloomberg’s ambitions. The probe is not, as some Hillary backers have claimed, scandal-mongering by right-wing zealots. It is a serious investigation,...
  • Godfather Trump Now Threatens Cub Owners

    02/24/2016 10:03:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The media obsession with “dirty tricks” by Sen. Ted Cruz stands in stark contrast to the benign neglect of the slash and burn tactics of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The media seems to be treating Trump’s slanders and threats the way they coddled Vice President Joe Biden, with the chattering class seemingly uttering in unison, “Oh, that’s just The Donald.” As Sean Hannity noted on his Twitter feed, Trump tweeted recently a version of his “don’t mess with me” mantra, summing up his modus operandi very concisely: “I’m very proud of this record. Wouldn’t this be good to have for...
  • Rahmbo's MurderGate Scandal

    12/04/2015 8:01:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2005 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There is a reason Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel earned the nickname “Rahmbo”. He is ruthless and relentless in acquiring and preserving power, and has no reservations about throwing people under the political bus to protect himself or his clients. He was a master at protecting President Obama’s political backside and is now busily protecting himself. Chicago police chief Garry McCarthy, appointed by Emanuel, resigned Tuesday under pressure from Emanuel who claimed McCarthy had lost the trust of those he had pledged to serves, with Mayor Emanuel making the announcement with typical political double-speak:
  • Michelle Obama: If I Could Have a Different Job, "I'd Be Beyonc"

    07/31/2015 3:05:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 78 replies
    E! Online ^ | July 31, 2015 | by LILY HARRISON
    Michelle Obama is dishing her younger self some sage words of wisdom in her latest Instagram clip with rapper Wale. Wale asked what she would like to do if she had a different occupation, and her answer may surprise you! "I would be Beyonc," she said with a smile, while busting a "Single Ladies" dance move. "I got the hand up!" The two ladies have gotten quite close over the years, and Bey even performed at Michelle's 50th birthday party last year.
  • Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

    07/22/2015 12:03:26 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 3 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5 hours ago | Associated Press By MICHAEL TARM
    CHICAGO (AP) A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position in President Barack Obama's administration in exchange for appointing an Obama adviser to the president's former U.S. Senate seat. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago also ordered the resentencing of Blagojevich, offering the 58-year-old a ray of hope that he could end up serving less than his original 14-year term. The...
  • Confederate Flag Kills Ten in Chicago... Oh, Wait!

    07/07/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    If President Obama had a son, he might look like Amari Brown, the little boy killed by a bullet intended for his gang-banger father on the streets of President Obamas Chicago in yet another bloody Windy City weekend. As the Chicago Tribune reported, over the Fourth of July weekend, Amari Brown was one of the ten that were killed among 55 that were shot, none attributed to Confederate flag loyalists: Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown, shot in the chest as he watched fireworks near his father's home in Humboldt Park late Saturday night. Police say they believe the...
  • Pfleger and Jackson vs. the NRA

    06/15/2015 10:14:13 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    One would think that Catholic priests like Chicagos Rev. Michael Pfleger, an early supporter of Barack Obama and his push for gun control, would not be bearing false witness against one of his neighbors. Yet there he was standing in front of Chucks Gun Shop in suburban Riverdale, Illinois, to blame it, and other legal businesses like it, along with the National Rifle Association, for the murder spree in the gun-controlled progressive workers paradise of Chicago. Standing with the camera-shy Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence president Dan Gross in front of the gun shop,...
  • Sheriff Clarke Schools Rahmbo

    06/05/2015 10:17:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is famous for saying that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste since it allows you to do things you might not be able to get done except for the emotions of the moment spurring calls to action. Chicagos bloody Memorial Day weekend, which saw a dozen people killed -- including a four-year-old-girl -- certainly proved no exception to Rahms Rule as he called for, wait for it, stricter gun control as he spoke at a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service. Its not just about...
  • Hastert's Illinois Approach to Politics

    10/10/2006 11:21:11 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 616+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 11, 2006 | Dennis Byrne
    Pundits glued to their Potomac seats, applying their usual Beltway explanations for everything that happens in America, would have it that House Speaker Dennis Hastert bollixed up the House page scandal because he is an unredeemed Republican partisan. Or that he doesn't care enough about congressmen hounding boys. Or that his conservatism made him do it.Blind partisanship, moral failings, hypocrisy, gay bashing or any of those other explanations that don't come close to the reality that Hastert was simply doing politics as it is practiced here, in Illinois.Hastert knows no other way, having been bred, born and raised in the...
  • Delaying Common Core The Chicago Way

    04/21/2015 7:32:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 21, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Opposition to Common Core continues to spread well across party lines, no matter how much the educational establishment tires to minimize the blowback. Illinois state officials have threatened to withhold funding from school districts that refuse to administer a new state exam aligned with Common Core State Standards, the American School Board Journal reported in the current issue of the magazine. The threat, issued in a letter earlier this year to school districts, followed a Chicago Public Schools announcement that it would not administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam. In explaining their decision,...
  • Obamas Chicago Presidency

    04/04/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT · by aragorn · 22 replies
    National Review Onlline ^ | March 31, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Senator Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) was a vocal critic both of President Obamas executive-action opening to Cuba and his nuclear non-proliferation talks with Iran. In the midst of his loud opposition, he found himself suddenly the target of renewed federal charges that had aired much earlier without consequence. I think the message was not that the administration was worried over appearances, but rather that it wished to remind all of Washington that it actually welcomed the appearance of not being worried over the idea of federal prosecutorial power being used for tit-for-tat vendettas. Malice is a valuable political tool for...
  • The Race-Baiting Hypocrisy Of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin

    03/23/2015 2:51:21 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 23, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    olitics: Sen. Dick Durbin, who says Republicans have shoved attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch to the "back of the bus," once filibustered and opposed the GOP nominations of black and Latino appeals court judges. Last week, Durbin accused Republicans of forcing Lynch, President Obama's African-American nominee to replace Eric Holder, to "sit in the back of the bus" until a vote on a controversial sex trafficking bill could be held. That thinly veiled reference to the moment in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat in a Montgomery, Ala., bus was meant to paint Senate Republicans as...
  • Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Nears Fiscal Free Fall

    03/02/2015 4:01:35 PM PST · by raptor22 · 47 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 2, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    ities: The problem with socialism, Margaret Thatcher once noted, is you eventually run out of other people's money. In progressive Chicago, that's hit home as Moody's has cut its credit rating to two grades above "junk." Chicago's finances are staggering under the weight of an unfunded pension liability that Moody's Investors Service has estimated at $32 billion, eight times the city's operating revenue. Chicago has a $300 million structural deficit. And Illinois law requires the city to up its 2016 contributions to its police and fire pension funds by $550 million. "This is an unfortunate wake-up call for anyone still...
  • In Chicago its only wrong if you get caught; even in the Little League

    02/17/2015 8:55:41 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/17/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    For the third time in International Little League history a team has been caught cheating and had its wins and title taken away. The latest story comes from Chicago and it involves an all-Black team. The governing body of international Little League has vacated Chicagos Jackie Robinson West Little League (JRW) team title as champion of America. According to a spokesman for Little League International (LLI), its investigation into the eligibility of JRW players determined that not only had ineligible players been allowed onto the team, their status was known to team officials. The ineligibility of the players stems from...
  • JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated

    02/12/2015 6:45:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 40 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | Feb 11, 2015
    JRW Supporters Suggest Decision To Take Title Racially Motivated February 11, 2015 2:58 PM (CBS) There are accusations that racism was behind the decision by Little League International to strip the Jackie Robinson West team of the national title over cheating by the adults who run the team. We know that were champions, our parents know that were champions and the teams parents know were champions and Chicago knows were champions, said JRW catcher Brandon Green. Green said the players did nothing wrong as he stood with his mother, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger at the headquarters...
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Strikes Blow Against Unions

    02/11/2015 10:25:37 AM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 11, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    tates: Illinois entrepreneur turned governor Bruce Rauner ends the practice of forced union dues for government workers who don't want to join a union as he pursues right-to-work zones to promote growth. In Illinois, they're called "fair share" dues collected from workers said to benefit from the collective bargaining of the unions they're in thrall to, whether they want to join or not, moneys collected by force to pay for that representation. "Fair share" is a favorite mantra to liberals, but not to newly elected Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner. He believes that there's nothing fair about extorting money from people...
  • Can Illinois' Bruce Rauner Turn Around Nation's Worst Fiscal Mess?

    01/14/2015 11:36:18 AM PST · by raptor22 · 27 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 14. 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    State Government: Bruce Rauner became Illinois' 42nd governor on Monday, the first Republican since 2003. He inherits a state that's been dubbed "America's Greece," but it's another opportunity to show what a GOP chief executive can do. A big part of the GOP tsunami in 2014 occurred at the state level, with Republicans expanding their hold on governors' mansions and legislatures with wins in blue states such as Maryland, Massachusetts and President Obama's Illinois. The number of GOP governors has grown to 31 from 21, control of legislatures has expanded to 68 of 98 partisan legislative chambers, and Republicans now...
  • City aims to jump-start Near South Side development

    07/11/2013 8:37:54 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 2 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Hal Dardick
    The city is trying to kick-start development of vacant 62-acre parcel near downtown controlled by a controversial Iraqi billionaire once linked to convicted Democratic influence peddler Antoin "Tony" Rezko.
  • Demario Bailey's Life Mattered But Now He Can't Breathe

    12/17/2014 2:27:10 PM PST · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 17, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Black Crime: If President Obama had a son, he might look like 15-year-old Demario Bailey, one of three killed and 30 wounded in a typical Chicago weekend by thugs who wanted his Bulls jacket. As Bailey was being murdered while walking with his twin brother to a school basketball game, protestors of police brutality marched down Chicago's ritzy Michigan Avenue. They told high-end shoppers there that "black lives matter," held up their hands and said "don't shoot," and wore shirts that proclaimed "I can't breathe." The protest was part of a series of demonstrations also being held in Washington, New...
  • Chicago City Council Chooses Suicide By Minimum Wage

    12/04/2014 3:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Investors.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Fiscal Policy: A city teetering on the brink of insolvency passes a minimum wage that would reach $13 by 2019, higher than the minimum elsewhere in a state that just elected a Republican governor. What could go wrong? Ignoring the first rule of holes (when you're in one, stop digging), the Chicago City Council, in a Tuesday emergency session called by Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, voted 44-5 to raise the city's minimum wage from the current statewide level of $8.25 an hour to $10 on July 1, with future increases bringing it to $13...