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  • Ga. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's Obama eligibility decision "greased" as crooks in Chicago say

    02/19/2012 9:34:33 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    ”That thing was greased,” as they say in Chicago, referring to a political phenomenon known as “being handled before table.” Well, bloggers are asking, Was it? Word now coming out reveals just two days after Secretary of State Brian Kemp gave Barack Obama the green light to appear on Georgia election ballots, the Department of Energy awarded Kemp’s state an eye popping $8.3 billion loan guarantee to begin construction on two nuclear plants. In the face of “a shocking dissent by Nuclear Regulatory Commission CHAIRMAN Director Gregory B. Jazcko,” four other commissioners approved awarding Southern Energy the first nuclear construction...
  • Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelection

    02/18/2012 5:18:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/18/12 | Jordy Yager
    Pelosi endorses Rep. Jackson for reelectionBy Jordy Yager - 02/18/12 12:24 PM ET Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has endorsed Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), whose reelection bid has been plagued by an ethics investigation. Pelosi joins President Obama and several other top Democrats in their endorsement of the Chicago lawmaker as he goes up against former Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) in a fierce primary battle next month. Though Halvorson has raised only one-fifth the amount of money that Jackson has, she has waged a relentless campaign against the incumbent lawmaker, frequently pointing to the House Ethics Committee’s ongoing...
  • Caterpillar: Goodbye Illinois, Hello Indiana’s Right To Work (Update: Georgia)

    02/18/2012 7:02:34 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    National Right To Work Committee ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | NRTW Committee Staff
    Caterpillar: Goodbye Illinois, Hello Indiana’s Right To Work February 17, 2012 Caterpillar digging into Indiana Caterpillar has been a mainstay Illinois-based company for generations but no longer. The power and influence of big labor has impacted the company for too long, damaging its bottom-line and hurting workers. Now that Illinois’ neighbor, Indiana, has become a Right to Work state, Caterpillar is exploring their options, according to The Detroit News’ Robert Laurie: Back in 2009, Barack Obama announced that Caterpillar had promised to rehire some of its laid-off workforce if his stimulus proposal passed. This week, the nation’s largest manufacturer of...
  • Wind power plug pulled in Illinois

    02/17/2012 9:47:21 AM PST · by Signalman · 30 replies
    WUWT ^ | 2/16/2012 | Anthony Watts
    The wind power industry is predicting massive layoffs and stalled or abandoned projects after a deal to renew a tax credit failed Thursday in Washington. The move is expected to have major ramifications in states such as Illinois, where 13,892 megawatts of planned wind projects — enough to power 3.3 million homes per year — are seeking to be connected to the electric grid. Many of those projects will be abandoned or significantly delayed without federal subsidies. The state is home to more than 150 companies that support the wind industry. At least 67 of those make turbines or components...
  • Chicago teachers asking for 30% raises over next 2 years (Not the Onion!)

    02/17/2012 7:00:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 17, 2012 | Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and Joel Hood
    The Chicago Teachers Union is asking for raises amounting to 30 percent over the next two years, the opening salvo in heated contract negotiations with school officials who are implementing a longer school day across Chicago Public Schools next school year. Documents obtained by the Tribune show that in the face of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's expansion of the school day, the union has led with an offer seeking a 24 percent raise in the 2012-13 school year and a 5 percent increase the following year, the net effect being 30 percent.
  • 16 Members of Congress Funneled Millions to Their Relatives, Employers, Study Finds

    02/13/2012 5:53:49 PM PST · by STARWISE · 70 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2-13-12 | Wynton Hall
    n his New York Times bestselling book, Throw Them All Out, Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer revealed how members of Congress enrich themselves and their relatives using earmarks and insider information. Now, the Washington Post, following in Schweizer’s footsteps, has conducted a study that found 16 members of Congress have used their power of the purse to benefit companies, colleges, and community groups tied to their relatives. *snip* Among those cited in the Washington Post report were the following (below):
  • Liberal Professor Makes it Official: Chicago Most Corrupt

    02/12/2012 7:42:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | February 12. 2012 | John Ransom
    Lon wrote: The most striking thing about this column, and the comments that follow it, is the degree to which they highlight the lie that what differentiates the right and left is how much government they want. Ransom is outraged that a town is not telling a business where they can and cannot locate. (Oddly he is actually outraged at a nearby city that a town is not telling a business where it can locate, but he tends to have a special level of incoherence). Very few of the conservatives below even blink at the idea that government should interfere...
  • 'Illinois Board of Elections Illegally Excludes Ballot Challengers - New Hearing demanded'

    02/10/2012 12:23:46 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 1 replies
    Obama Ballot Challenge ^ | 2-19-2012 | Pamela Barnett
    Obama State Ballot Challenge 2012 has posted a new item, 'Illinois Board of Elections Illegally Excludes Ballot Challengers Evidence That Proves Obama Not NATURAL Born, Asks For New Hearing' The Illinois Board of Elections has illegally excluded evidence from a hearing on Barack Obama's Constitutional eligibility. Evidence was timely submitted by Objector Michael Jackson to the board as required by their Rules of Procedure, but they excluded the evidence that proves Obama is NOT a Natural Born citizen. [...] You may view the latest post at
  • Caterpillar will build new plant outside Illinois due to negative business climate

    02/09/2012 4:07:40 PM PST · by ak267 · 7 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2-9-2012 | David Mercer
    Caterpillar has ruled out building a planned new plant in Illinois due to the negative business climate, via AP: “Please understand that even if your community had the right logistics for this project, Caterpillar’s previously documented concerns about the business climate and overall fiscal health of the state of Illinois still would have made it unpractical for us to select your community for this project,” the email, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, says. Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman last year complained to Gov. Pat Quinn about the state’s business climate after Illinois raised income taxes. Oberhelman...
  • Wisconsin recall unprecedented for Chicago political consultancy

    02/04/2012 2:50:14 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 2, 2012 | Melissa Harris
    Ann Liston and Eric Adelstein are hardened Chicago Democratic consultants. Their behind-the-scenes role helping the Wisconsin Democratic Party collect more than 1 million signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker has put them in a campaign unlike any they've ever seen. The two 40-somethings said Facebook's power to reach voters, combined with a recentU.S. Supreme Court ruling that unfettered limits on corporate and union political spending, has rewritten their industry's game plan. "It's horrible for democracy but great for business," Adelstein said Tuesday, referring to the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision. Voters in Wisconsin, South Carolina and Florida have been...
  • Illinois citizenship elegibility hearing today .

    02/02/2012 3:59:26 PM PST · by Lionheartusa1 · 13 replies
    Past FR post | 2/2/12 | Lionheartusa1
    Has anyone heard anything regarding the 0bama citizenship elegibility hearing scheduled for today in Illinois . I wouldn't expext to hear anything on the MSM but I haven't seen anything posted on FR either .
  • Illinois: Illusions in Ballot Security

    01/18/2012 9:06:59 AM PST · by ednoonan7
    obamaballotchallenge ^ | 18 January 2012 | George Miller
    Illinois: Illusions in Ballot Security Posted by GeorgeM at 18 January 2012 Presidential Candidate Ed Noonan told us about this BlogTalk radio show tonight, which I caught the latter part of and wish I could have started earlier: Illusions in Ballot Security! Steve Boulton will join Sharon Meroni tonight to discuss The Objectors and the filings today of the Citizenship challenges. Other stuff was discussed first. It was pointed out that in IL, candidates only have to submit a statement that they are qualified. No proof is required. They also pointed out that challenges are often done to scare away...
  • Will Barack Obama be on the ballot in Illinois

    01/25/2012 8:14:30 AM PST · by faucetman · 11 replies
    Defend The Vote ^ | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 | Sharon Meroni
    Does Barack Obama have sufficient signatures on his petition to qualify for ballot placement in Illinois Primary election to be held on March 20th? This is the question that will be addressed in the next 10 days. While working on a voter fraud investigation, Defend the Vote, in conjunction with Jack Roeser, Publisher of Champion News, uncovered that Barack Obama’s petition application to get on the Illinois Primary Ballot was prepared contrary to Illinois election law. Overall Mr. Obama’s application was very sloppy and included petitions that were not signed and/or notarized by the circulator, 20 page gaps in page...
  • Magazine The Helped Launch OWS Calls On Occupiers To Come To Chicago During G8 Summit In “Tradition

    01/29/2012 11:38:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 1/29/12 | zip
    Nothing would make me happier than seeing Occupiers rampaging in the streets of Chicago only six months before the November elections. (CNS News) — Adbusters, the radical, Vancouver-based anti-consumerist magazine, credited by many media outlets for launching the Occupy Wall Street protests, has put out an ad calling for 50,000 protestors to “Occupy” the G8 summit in May. And they are not calling for peaceful protest. The Adbusters ad shows a picture of policemen beating up a defenseless protestor, and comes with the caption: “In the Tradition of the Chicago 8.” The Chicago 8 were radicals who incited riots in...
  • Illinois Democrats might be tempted to cross over in March

    01/26/2012 7:48:06 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jan 25, 2012 | By MARK BROWN nuary 25, 2012
    Illinois Democrats might be tempted to cross over in March By MARK BROWN January 25, 2012 9:56PM Updated: January 26, 2012 2:15AM As someone who normally votes for Democrats, I’ve been following the battle for the Republican presidential nomination with a mixture of detachment and indifference. I figured I didn’t have any say in the matter, so until it’s over, why worry about whether Republicans pick Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Paul, Tweedledee or Tweedledeedee. We’d know soon enough, it seemed, and probably well before the campaign trail reached Illinois on March 20. In recent days, though, I’ve started having second...
  • Colorado Muslim Arrested on Islamic Terror Charges

    01/23/2012 1:52:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 1/23/12 | Pamela Geller
    The media will spend the next ten years with their heads up their sphincters trying to determine motive. Hmmm ..... what could it be now? For those of us in the media who have not surrendered to jihad (all three of us), we have noticed a decided uptick in this activity. Arrests in the US are weekly now, sometimes daily. Nothing to see here, folks, keep it moving until the next catastrophe. And then the enemedia and Hamas-CAIR operatives in DC will blame ...... counter jihadists. :) Colorado man arrested on terrorism AP (hat tip Ken) AURORA, Colo. (AP) —...
  • Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after suffering stroke

    01/23/2012 9:34:54 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | JAN 23, 2012
    Sen. Mark Kirk undergoes surgery after suffering stroke 9:31 a.m. CST, January 23, 2012 U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk underwent surgery today at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke, his office said. "On Saturday, Senator Kirk checked himself into Lake Forest Hospital, where doctors discovered a carotid artery dissection in the right side of his neck," his office said in a statement.
  • Illinois Leftist Does a Facepalm,(shortened title)

    01/22/2012 9:22:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 22, 2011 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Two days ago, I explained that tax increases are bad policy.More specifically, I warned that giving more money to government exacerbates fiscal problems because politicians respond to the expectation of more revenue by spending more than otherwise would be the case. And since they usually over-estimate how much revenue a tax hike will generate, that creates an even bigger fiscal mess.Not surprisingly, I cited Europe to bolster my case. The tax burden has increased enormously in Europe over the past several decades, but that obviously hasn’t prevented a fiscal crisis in nations such as Greece and Portugal. And tax hikes...
  • Enormous solar outburst could dazzle your weekend [Alaska, Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, Boston]

    01/21/2012 2:52:28 PM PST · by annie laurie · 35 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 21, 2012 | Pete Spotts
    Auroras may dazzle more people than usual this weekend as Earth receives a glancing blow from an enormous solar outburst that erupted on Jan. 19. The outburst, known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), was detected by sun-watching satellites. Researchers at the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute predict that auroras should be visible from Seattle, Des Moines, Chicago, and Cleveland, to Boston and Halifax, Nova Scotia Saturday and Sunday nights, weather permitting. ... Space Weather Center forecasters say they expect the encounter to generate a weak geomagnetic disturbance beginning around 1 p.m. Eastern Standard Time Sunday Jan. 22 and lasting...
  • Topinka: Illinois’ Unpaid Bill Crisis Just Keeps Getting Worse

    01/19/2012 6:04:05 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | January 19, 2012 | Regine Schlesinger
    Illinois keeps falling farther behind on its debt... around $8.5 billion. ... Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka ... says this is extremely disappointing, since a year ago, the state sharply increased income taxes (by 67 percent) and corporate taxes. “After the largest tax hike in our history, the state continues to be in this precarious fiscal position with persistent payment delays, and frankly, the situation is unlikely to significantly improve in the near term,”