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  • 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...
  • POLL: The Only Thing Chicagoans HATE More than Mayor Rahm Emanuel is the Green Bay Packers (!)

    10/20/2014 6:21:00 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 12 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 October 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    The campaign of a Democratic challenger to former-Obama-WH-Chief-of-Staff (and incumbent Chicago mayor) Rahm Emanuel -Chicago Alderman Bob Fioretti- commissioned a poll this month to kick off his 2015 Chicago mayoral campaign...  Intended to measure the mood of the world's largest cowtown in the twilight of Rahmbo's first term, the news wasn't good for the snotty former ballerina: 49% of participants had an unfavorable opinion of 'sitting in morning traffic'51% had an unfavorable opinion of Fox News52% had an unfavorable opinion of Mayor Emanuel58% had an unfavorable opinion of the Green Bay Packers So those polled (500 Chicagoans) hate Mayor Emanuel a bit...
  • Chris Matthews "Obama Said It Was Unlikely. It Has Happened. It's Here"

    10/01/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Matthews and Emanuel also spar over President Obama saying it was "unlikely" that an Ebola case would strike the U.S. "Obama said it was unlikely. It has happened. It's here," Matthews said. Dr. Emanuel said there is some "fear mongering" going on here, but Matthews said he was just quoting the president and stating facts.
  • Chris Matthews vs. Ezekiel Emanuel on Ebola: "Obama Said It Was Unlikely. (Shorten)"

    09/30/2014 5:34:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | September 30,2014 | Ian Schwartz
    On MSNBC's Hardball tonight, host Chris Matthews argued with Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel about President Obama saying it was "unlikely" that an Ebola case would strike the U.S. "Obama said it was unlikely. It has happened. It's here," Matthews said.
  • A Moral Universe Torn Apart

    09/24/2014 2:09:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    The woman is Leyla Josephine of Glasgow, and she is a self-described feminist performance artist. She is reading a poem titled "I Think She Was a She" -- a poem lauded by The Huffington Post as "unapologetic. ... She ardently declares her power over her body as she reminds us that a woman exercising her right to choose is not uncommon -- and should never be shamefully brushed under the rug." What, exactly, is this poem? It's Josephine recounting her abortion of her unborn daughter. She notes, "I know she was a she and I think she would've looked exactly...
  • ObamaCare architect Ezekiel Emanuel has anounced the ‘optimal age of death’ - you won’t like it

    09/19/2014 12:30:11 PM PDT · by xzins · 128 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Robert Laurie
    Democrats seem to love death.  Whether they’re yammering about abortion or “end of life” planning, they just can’t get enough of talking up the myriad ways people can exit life’s stage.  They always claim this is simply a discussion about personal responsibility and individual choice but, since they despise those ideals in virtually every other matter, it’s a hard argument to buy. Enter Ezekiel Emanuel.  Emanuel was one of the chief architects of ObamaCare and is, of course, the brother of Rahm.  Over at The Atlantic, he’s penned an article about his own death and he’s made a shocking announcement...
  • Obamacare Creator: Die At 75!

    09/18/2014 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 123 replies
    Breitbart, Big Government ^ | 9/18/14 | Ben Shapiro
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the masterminds behind Obamacare, has now explained that he wishes to die at age 75. In an article in The Atlantic, Emanuel writes, “Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.” He explains that his daughters disagree; so do his brothers and his friends. But, he says, “I am sure of my position…here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 18 ,2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names. “Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we continue to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for...
  • Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike ( Chicago )

    09/13/2014 11:09:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 09/12/2014 | Fran Spielman
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling. Last year, Emanuel announced plans to save $108.7 million a year by phasing out the city’s 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and forcing retirees to make the switch to Obamacare. For the city, the Year One savings was $25 million. For retirees, that translated into an increase in monthly health insurance premiums...
  • Former O-Care adviser: Health insurers will be ‘dead’ by 2025

    07/01/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Hill ^ | 07/01/14 | Jesse Byrnes
    A key former adviser behind President Obama's healthcare law said the traditional role of health insurers would be "dead" by 2025, predicting massive changes in the industry. "By 2025, insurance companies as we know them — taking in premiums and paying out — dead," Ezekiel Emanuel ... Emanuel, the older brother of former White House chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has long argued that health insurers will shift away an employer-based system. By 2025.. ... Most Americans currently receive health insurance through their employers. ObamaCare includes an employer mandate, which requires companies with 50 or more...
  • 6 shot in South Shore: 'We can't even go to the laundromat' [Obamacity]

    06/03/2014 4:31:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/3/14 | Adam Sege and Rosemary Regina Sobo
    <p>A gunman fired into a crowd at a South Shore strip mall Monday night, striking two teenagers and four adults, according to police....</p> <p>For Tamesha Ginn, a lifelong South Shore resident who heard the gunfire from her porch, the shooting reflected changes her neighborhood has gone through in the years since her childhood.</p>
  • 5 dead, 15 wounded in weekend shootings

    06/01/2014 7:08:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 1, 2014
    Five people were killed and at least 15 others have been wounded in separate shootings across the city since Friday evening, including eight shot within the first 30 minutes of June. The most recent fatal shooting happened early Sunday in the Austin neighborhood, when a teenage boy was killed and five others were wounded. The six were standing in a group at the intersection of West Ferdinand Street and North Lavergne Avenue about 12:30 a.m. when several shooters emerged from a nearby alley and opened fire, police said.
  • Hillary Hires ‘Dude, This Was Like Two Years Ago’ Aide To Help With Book Roll-Out

    05/31/2014 1:59:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 30, 2014 | Alex Pappas
    As she prepares to answer questions about the Benghazi attacks of 2012, Hillary Clinton has hired former Obama aide Tommy Vietor to help with the roll out of her new book. Earlier this month, Vietor, a former Obama administration national security spokesman, appeared on Fox News to defend the administration’s response to the attacks and famously said to anchor Bret Baier: “Dude, this was like two years ago.” Here is the transcript from that exchange: BAIER: Did you also change ‘attacks’ to ‘demonstrations’ in the talking points? VIETOR: Maybe. I don’t really remember. BAIER: You don’t remember? VIETOR: Dude, this...
  • Ex-Rahm aide Amer Ahmad jailed by Pakistani authorities

    05/01/2014 1:29:30 AM PDT · by csvset · 5 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 04/30/2014 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    Pakistani authorities said Wednesday they have jailed and intend to charge Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former city comptroller Amer Ahmad after taking him into custody Monday with a fake Mexican passport, a forged visa to enter their country and a large amount of cash. Ahmad was carrying about $146,000 and 126,000 euros in cash when he was stopped by authorities Monday morning at the international airport in Lahore, said Usman Anwar, the Punjab region director for the Federal Investigation Agency, the Pakistani equivalent of the FBI. "He said he that he lived in America and lied that he never had American...
  • (Chicago) Mayor's Friend Could Benefit from Hotel Built With Taxpayers' Money

    04/11/2014 10:00:10 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    The Chicago Reader ^ | April 8, 2014 | Ben Jorvarsky and David Sirota
    On March 5 the City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to spend $55 million in property taxes on a new Marriott hotel—part of his ambitious development plan that also features a basketball arena for DePaul University. The vote followed a decision by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority to award Marriott the coveted contract to run the new hotel. Following the vote, the mayor and his aides crowned themselves wizards of economic development. "The hotel will generate new taxes and jobs while supporting the area's planned revitalization," said the city's planning commissioner. [W]hat the mayor and his aides didn't...
  • The Truth About Chicago Crime Rates

    04/08/2014 1:25:54 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 13 replies
    Chicago Magazine ^ | April 7, 2014 | David Bernstein and Noah Isakson
    Chicago conducted a 12-month examination of the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics going back several years, poring through public and internal police records and interviewing crime victims, criminologists, and police sources of various ranks. We identified 10 people, including Groves, who were beaten, burned, suffocated, or shot to death in 2013 and whose cases were reclassified as death investigations, downgraded to more minor crimes, or even closed as noncriminal incidents—all for illogical or, at best, unclear reasons. About one-quarter of victims of aggravated assault and battery failed to get counted in Chicago Police statistics for 2012, according to a city...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel Further Explains His Prediction That Employers Will Drop Health Insurance

    04/08/2014 11:05:38 AM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 7, 2014 | ROBB MANDELBAUM
    Our recent interview with Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel about his provocative prediction that most employers will abandon health coverage by 2025 struck a nerve with You’re The Boss readers. It came as no surprise that Dr. Emanuel’s claim, first made in his new book, “Reinventing American Health Care,” would be swept up in the broader political and ideological debate about the Affordable Care Act. But in their many comments, readers raised interesting questions, and we took some of them back to Dr. Emanuel in another conversation that appears, edited and condensed, below. It’s worth noting that among those readers who...
  • Obamacare Architect Warns ‘Kiss Your Insurance Company Good-Bye Forever’

    03/10/2014 4:28:35 PM PDT · by lbryce · 17 replies
    American Overlook ^ | March 10 ,2014 | Robert Winthrop
    The Obamacare architect is now warning “insurance companies as we know them are about to die,” and confirming the long-standing speculation that President Obama’s Affordable Care Act always aimed to put private health insurance companies out of business. According to Ezekial Emanuel, the architect of Obamacare, this is a positive change to health coverage. “[Obamacare exchanges] will force insurance companies to evolve or become extinct,” he said. SEE ALSO: Michelle Obama Acts Foolishly on Stage at White House> “Insurance companies as they are now will be going away. Indeed, they are already evolving. For the next few years insurance companies...
  • Emanuel asks for time to write rules on gun sales in Chicago

    01/09/2014 4:47:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/09/14 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicated today that he won't fight a federal court ruling that struck down Chicago's ban on gun stores and instead will ask for six months to come up with rules. The mayor didn't offer specifics on how his administration will try to retool the city's gun ordinances to meet the court standard. But he said he isn't appealing the ruling because the city keeps losing the court cases and he doesn't like litigation for litigation's sake. “Though I fully disagree, the city has little option but to follow the ruling of the court. I’ve instructed the Law...
  • ObamaCare’s latest whopper (Here come the Deathpanels)

    01/01/2014 3:40:53 PM PST · by Innovative · 106 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 1, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    In 2013, the American people learned what whoppers the key promises of ObamaCare turned out to be. But the biggest whopper about the Affordable Care Act is yet to be exposed: the tightening grip the federal government will have over your doctor — even if you’re paying with private insurance. Section 1311(h)(1)(B) of the health law gives the secretary of Health and Human Services blanket authority to dictate how doctors treat patients. Not just patients in government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, but patients with private plans they pay for themselves. On Dec. 2, 2013, we learned from the Federal...
  • Emanuel announces appointments for grocery task force (Chicago)

    12/24/2013 1:13:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 54 replies
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the members of a grocery store task force that will work to find new owners for stores left vacant after Safeway closes all Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area Dec. 28. The task force will work with building representatives, gather local market data, find and approach likely prospects in the food industry as well as host tours, create marketing materials and engage brokers. It will also work to ensure the availability of fresh food and produce and support workers who are affected by the store closings.
  • WALL STREET DEMS: VALERIE JARRETT LACKS ANY BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

    12/16/2013 4:56:11 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | December 12, 2013 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    In a recent long-form article on the troubles that the banking and investment sectors have had with the destructive policies coming out of the White House, unnamed Democrats told Politico that Rahm Emanuel and, most especially, Valerie Jarrett were not only entirely unresponsive to their concerns, but they actually lacked any knowledge about the industries for which they were tasked with crafting policy--and earned no "respect" because of it. Things got so bad that representatives of the financial sectors just stopped having meetings with the White House because any such meetings were pointless. The December 11 article, "Lament of the...
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • NOW WE KNOW… Obamacare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel: “The Individual Market Is Going Away” (Video)

    11/03/2013 9:28:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 147 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/3/13 | Jim Hoft
    Obamacare architect Ezekiel Emanuel, a former adviser to the Obama White House, admitted today that, if Democrats have their way, the individual insurance market is going away. “Insurance companies don’t want, insurance companies don’t want the individual market as it’s constructed. They see the future. That individual market is going away. They don’t want to invest in it.” That was their plan all along. Via FOX News Sunday:
  • ObamaCare 'Architect' Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel On What Went Wrong

    10/27/2013 4:32:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | 10/25/13 | fox
    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel talks challenges facing the law. Fox News: The Kelly File
  • Rahm Emanuel can’t (or won’t) fix Chicago

    09/22/2013 2:59:59 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 22Sept | Jazz Shaw
    When Rahm Emanual pulled up stakes at Camp Obama and headed home to the Windy City to run for mayor, it seemed like a pretty natural fit. He of the infamous mailing a dead fish and jamming knives in tables incidents was seen as the consummate Chicago Way politician, well equipped to take the top seat in that town. Emanual faces a lot of challenges to be sure, what with a typically collapsing economy, union problems and intra-party warfare, but one of the things he may have underestimated was the metropolitan security / military duties which are part of an...
  • Liberalism 101 - You Don't Have a Choice

    09/05/2013 1:38:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 13 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    I love it when liberal progressives actually speak their true beliefs for us all to hear. However, you have to probe deeply and get them riled up enough to blow their cool in order to hear their unvarnished agenda. Liberals know that sane people do not agree with their policies or their goals, so they must always cloak them in a shadowy cloud of lies. It's always, "it's about the children!" or "where's your compassion?" with them in order to mask their true goals. Once you get under their skin, you can expose their lies and twisted words as they'll...
  • Former CPS CEO Brizard calls (Hussein's other Chicago pal) Emanuel micromanager

    08/24/2013 9:14:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/23/13 | John Byrne
    Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard chided former boss Mayor Rahm Emanuel this week in an interview from the safety of his new post at an East Coast educational organization, saying the mayor needs to “learn to let go and allow his managers to lead.” In an interview with the Fordham Institute, Brizard also said the administration was caught flat-footed last year by the strength of the Chicago Teachers Union’s organizing power during the first walk-out in Chicago in 25 years.
  • City aims to jump-start Near South Side development

    07/11/2013 8:37:54 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 1 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.
  • "Gays Are The Next Jews Of Fundraising"

    06/26/2013 10:28:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 26, 2013 | Timothy P. Carney
    While raising money for Bill Clinton (who signed the Defense of Marriage Act) in 1992, Rahm Emanuel proclaimed “Gays are the next Jews of fundraising.”
  • Happy birthday, Mr. President (Peres/Israel - Left love-fest/Barf Alert)

    06/18/2013 5:45:07 PM PDT · by haffast · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 19, 2013, 2:21 am | Jessica Steinberg
    It was a love fest at Shimon Peres’ 90th birthday party Tuesday night, as world leaders, beloved performers and regular folk spoke, sang, and sent their messages of love and affection for the president, former prime minister, and Nobel Peace Prize winner. Peres sat flanked by former US president Bill Clinton and Jewish stage diva Barbra Streisand on his right, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, on his left. Behind them was an auditorium full of who’s who in Israel and abroad, from actors Robert De Niro and Sharon Stone, Prince Albert of Monaco and Chicago mayor...
  • Emanuel sees tough choices on school budget (pension payments to balloon from $196 to $612 million)

    06/09/2013 12:53:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/05/13 | John Byrne
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday sought to lay the blame for upcoming Chicago Public Schools budget cuts on state lawmakers' failure to extend pension relief, saying the loss in Springfield is now "on the doorstep of every school and every classroom in the city of Chicago." The mayor refused to rule out teacher layoffs or a property tax increase as pension payments are expected to balloon from $196 million this year to $612 million in the next budget year, which begins July 1. "Chicago Public Schools is working through the issues," Emanuel said in his first news conference since last...
  • How to kill Obamacare without even trying

    05/09/2013 6:48:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 8, 2013 | Yates Walker, Conservative Activist
    Ezekiel Emanuel, a noted oncologist, has helped advise the Obama administration in its effort to create an economic system larger than France’s economy to distribute health care services to over 300 million people. Together, those facts encapsulate the essence of our federal government: hopelessly overextended, devoid of caution and chock full of hubris. If that isn’t succinct enough to signal the coming disaster that will be Obamacare, then Emanuel’s recent column in the Wall Street Journal should tip the balance. Coincidentally, the column was about me, or, more appropriately, about a class of the peasantry to which Doctor Emanuel has...
  • Emanuel Stresses Value Of Surviellance Cameras In Probe Of Boston Bombings

    04/18/2013 5:19:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/ ^ | April 18, 2013 | CBS Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel refused to comment Wednesday on reports a possible suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been identified and an arrest is imminent, but he is talking about how surveillance cameras aided the investigation.
  • Chicago police sergeants reject Emanuel contract offer

    03/11/2013 8:19:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/11/13 | Hal Dardick
    Chicago police sergeants on Monday overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had called a blueprint for restoring financial soundness to the city’s woefully underfunded pension systems. The sergeants union voted 876-134 against the contract, a result that left Emanuel expressing disappointment and the leader of the Fraternal Order of Police crowing. **SNIP** For weeks, the mayor had been citing the proposed sergeants’ contract as a “blueprint” or “road map” for negotiations with other city unions. After Monday’s result was announced, Shields suggested Emanuel “needs to find the GPS for Chicago.”
  • Mayor Emanuel's Approval Rating In The Tank ( Chicago gun free zone )

    02/22/2013 8:16:29 AM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Edward McClelland
    Emanuel allies insist that he has done much good for the city but it’s clear from the headlines that the dominant story of his time in office so far is the rising murder rate. The Chicago homicide rate in January was its highest in more than a decade and the Windy City has become a national talking point — and not in a good way — when it comes to violence. ... A Crain’s/Ipsos poll out Thursday finds that the mayor’s popularity has fallen sharply since voters were last surveyed in September: Just 2 percent of Chicagoans surveyed said they...
  • Democrats attack gun manufacturers access to banking

    01/25/2013 12:25:36 PM PST · by JohnPierce · 27 replies
    Monachus Lex ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Pierce
    Vice-President Biden sent an email to supporters today in which he touted the Obama Administration’s efforts to pass gun control. In the email, Biden continued to pander to gun-owning Democrats by promising that “Every step we intend to take will preserve the tradition of responsible gun ownership in our country and uphold the Second Amendment.” Having read that, Democrat gun owners should rest assured that their precious hunting rifles are safe … right? After all, it is only those black, scary rifles that Democrats want to ban … isn’t it? Well … while Vice-President Biden is doing his best to...
  • Rahm Emanuel presses banks on guns (Demands they stop doing business with gun manufacturers)

    01/25/2013 7:01:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Politico ^ | January 25, 2013 | Johathan Martin
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, moving to take a lead role in the gun control debate, is turning up the pressure on banks that do business with firearms manufacturers. Emanuel is sending letters to two major financial institutions, TD Bank and Bank of America, which offer lines of credit to gun makers suggesting that they stop lending money to the manufacturers if they don’t come out for new gun restrictions. “TD Bank currently aids the gun manufacturing industry through a $60 million revolving line of credit with Smith & Wesson, a gun manufacturer that produces the AR-15 – an assault weapon...
  • Emanuel gives insight to gun control in D.C., makes plans for Chicago

    01/15/2013 10:13:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mike Flannery and Joanie Lum
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an analysis of Chicago's city employee pension funds to see if they hold companies that make or sell assault weapons. If so, he wants them sold. Emanuel spoke on Monday in Washington about his support for new gun control measures. He participated in a panel with the Center for American Progress Action Fund to talk about his role in getting the Assault Weapons Ban passed in 1994, when he was senior adviser to President Clinton. The mayor spoke on the political lessons learned during the passage of that bill and how the dialogue in...
  • Create 'Gun Free Politician Zones' for all politicians who support 'Gun Free School Zones'

    12/24/2012 10:46:27 AM PST · by lward99 · 15 replies
    White House Petition ^ | 12/24/2012 | Larry Ward
    Gun control advocates' loudest voices are most heavily protected by guns. Andrew Cuomo, Michael Bloomberg, Barack Obama, Rahm Emanuel and other gun grabbing politicians are protected with secret service and/or security details that carry guns. If their argument is right, that guns kill people, it is more than appropriate that they disarm their security and themselves to demonstrate that they can live the way they are both proposing and legislating that the rest of the 99%, (not in the political 1% elite) live. If the Political 1%ers do not shed their armed protection for themselves and their own families then...
  • 446 school age children shot in Chicago . . .

    12/21/2012 12:24:17 PM PST · by RetiredArmy · 37 replies
    The Tea Party Commander ^ | December 20, 2012 | none listed
    446 school age children shot in Chicago so far this year with strongest gun laws in country – media silent The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost...
  • Mayor Emanuel releases fiery statement on NRA

    12/21/2012 2:48:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies
    wlsam.com ^ | December 21, 2012 | Bill Cameron
    Mayor Emanuel has released a fiery statement denouncing the National Rifle Association for advocating armed police in about every school. Rahm Emanuel prepared an unusually strong statement, even by his standards. “It’s outrageous and unsettling that the NRA would choose to address gun violence not by taking assault weapons off our streets, but by adding more guns to our schools, " the mayor said in a statement. The statement went on to say "that is not the right answer for our society, our schools and most importantly our children. People across this country, from small towns to big cities, are...
  • Quinn, Emanuel assail court's concealed carry decision

    12/13/2012 6:07:36 AM PST · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 13 dec 20122 | Monique Garcia and Hal Dardick
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday indicated he would like to see assault weapons banned in Illinois as lawmakers this spring revise state law to allow some form of concealed carry to comply with a court ruling that tossed aside a long-standing ban on allowing people to carry weapons. Meanwhile, at City Hall, Mayor Rahm Emanuel blasted Tuesday's federal appellate court decision as "wrongheaded" as he offered legal help to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan as she weighs an appeal. Judges gave the General Assembly six months to make changes, and the Democratic governor suggested the new rules will have to...
  • Emanuel Slams Netanyahu Over Support for Romney President Obama is not willing to accept

    12/02/2012 5:45:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    INN ^ | 12/2.12 | Elad Benari
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has criticized Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over what is perceived as his public support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the last election, Channel 2 News reported on Sunday. According to the report, Emanuel, a former White House Chief of Staff, said during a closed session at the Saban Forum in Washington that "Netanyahu supported the wrong candidate in the U.S. elections and lost." Emanuel also said that the White House expects that Netanyahu’s treatment of President Barack Obama will be different, especially at this time. He said the President was not willing to accept...
  • Time for Marriage Equality in Illinois

    11/13/2012 12:19:43 PM PST · by PBRCat · 23 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rahm Emanuel
    Last week’s election continued America’s great history of expanding opportunity and equality. Today, we must take the next step on that journey by affording the opportunity to marry to all Americans — and we can continue that march by quickly enacting marriage equality here in Illinois. Throughout my career in public service, I have seen our city and society make progressive strides towards providing greater respect and rights to the GLBT community. As mayor, I lobbied for civil unions in Illinois. In Congress and within the Obama administration I pushed for the end to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and helped...
  • Emanuel: Jackson Jr. should address voters, as plea talks (with jail time) reported

    11/13/2012 2:43:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Emanuel: Jackson Jr. should address voters, as plea talks reportedBy Pete Kasperowicz - 11/12/12 03:28 PM ET Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) on Monday said Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) should address his constituents and explain whether he'll be able to work as a member of the House next year. "With the election over, there are big issues coming up in the lame-duck session," Emanuel said, according to NBC Chicago. "I think Congressman Jackson, it's incumbent upon him to have a conversation with his constituents about his intentions." Emanuel's remarks come after reports last weekend said that Jackson is negotiating...
  • Fact-Checking Rahm: How He Faced the Nation and Lied Through His Teeth

    11/02/2012 7:03:51 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    The Beachwood Reporter ^ | November | Steve Rhodes
    RAHM: [T]he president immediately ordered an investigation into what happened in Benghazi. Second, he wants to find out who's responsible. And third, he will bring them to justice, just like he brought Bin Laden and al Awlaki in Yemen. And he did refer to it the event as a terrorist act. And when Mitt Romney said he didn't. And the events there are a human tragedy. It's an assault on America. None of us are privy to the information. I'm not. I'm the mayor of the city of Chicago. But if the commander-in-chief says I want to get to the...
  • Emanuel praises White House on Libya, says Obama ‘took control’

    10/28/2012 12:25:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/12 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Emanuel praises White House on Libya, says Obama ‘took control’By Alexandra Jaffe - 10/28/12 11:37 AM ET Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel defended President Obama's handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sunday. Emanuel, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” said that Obama "took control and he said exactly what needs to be done" following the Sept. 11 attack, which claimed the lives of four Americans. Earlier on the program, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) McCain charged that the Obama administration's handling of the situation amounted to either a...
  • Rahm Emanuel Terrified of Something in Chicago: Another round of expensive telephone survey

    10/07/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Hill Buzz ^ | 10/06/12 | Kevin DuJan Read more http://hillbuzz.org/rahm-emanuel-terrified-of-something-in-chicago-another-r
    So, my boyfriend Justin’s been avoiding a mysterious caller coming from the number (720) 582-8383 for the last week and this morning I told him to just take the call because it was most likely a political survey and I’d answer it for him. It was a research company in Denver, Colorado hired by Rahm Emanuel to poll Chicagoans about what they think of him. I had an awful lot of fun taking this survey and telling the pollster how bad a job Rahm is doing…and was interested in the amount of emphasis that was given to Rahm’s dealings with...
  • Mayor's Reputation Tarnished in Teachers Union Dust-up

    09/15/2012 5:25:01 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2012 | Kristen Mack, et al.
    The measure of who won and lost in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's showdown with the Chicago Teachers Union won't be clear until the details of the new contract emerge, but last week's strike took some of the luster off the mayor's self-portrait as an innovative leader brimming with new ways to solve the city's most vexing challenges. The long, stressful path to getting a contract in place offered a glimpse that Emanuel perhaps is not as multidimensional as he tries to appear. Repeatedly, the mayor turned to one tool: the attack. That singular approach contributed to the first teachers strike in...