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  • (Jesse) Jackson: Late treatment causes man to die from Ebola

    10/09/2014 4:28:04 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 8, 2014 | Francine Knowles
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. marked his 73rd birthday Wednesday by criticizing the medical care of the first person to die of the Ebola virus in the U.S., contending he initially got substandard care due to his lack of health insurance. Thomas Eric Duncan, 42, died in Dallas Wednesday, a day after Jackson had been there to meet with Duncan’s family and offer assistance, Jackson told students during an assembly at Farragut Career Academy in Chicago. “Because he got late treatment, this morning he died,” Jackson said. He pointed out that whites, who have been treated for the virus in...
  • Jesse Jackson in Dallas to address Ebola scare

    10/07/2014 8:18:17 AM PDT · by bgill · 37 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Jenny Doren
    While Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical condition, Civil Rights Activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has arrived in Texas to address the virus scare and "seek the best humanitarian relief." Jackson, whose plane landed around 8:45 a.m., is expected to meet with pastors and community leaders in Oak Cliff at 11 a.m. In the afternoon he will meet with Duncan's doctors and then his family members.
  • BREAKING: Poll confirms that Mitch is in the lead

    08/13/2014 8:46:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 94 replies
    Team Mitch | Jesse Benton
    Friend -- BREAKING: Another poll has confirmed that Mitch is in the lead! The latest poll released today from Public Policy Polling shows Mitch ahead by 4 points. This is great news for Kentucky and devastating news for Barack Obama and his hand-picked candidate, Alison Lundergan Grimes. (SNIP) With your continued support, we're confident we can win this race. Together, we can take back the Senate and stop the radical Obama agenda. (SNIP) (SNIP) Thanks for your support, Jesse Benton Campaign Manager - Team Mitch Paid For By McConnell Senate Committee '14
  • Joe Soucheray: After trial victory, will Jesse do the right thing?

    08/02/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    PioneerPress ^ | 8/2/14 | Joe Soucheray
    We have been reminded of the one thing we knew with absolute certainty, that Jesse Ventura is a winner. He has been a professional wrestler, a mayor, a radio talk show host, the governor of the state, a television star, a best-selling author and even, for a brief spell, a Harvard professor, although a photo taken at his academic desk showed one Post-it note stuck to a blank computer screen. And now, Jesse Ventura has won again, probably as big a shock as his election win to the state's highest office in November 1998. Jesse Ventura won his defamation case...
  • Jesse Ventura wins $1.8million defamation suit against estate of.. Chris Kyle

    07/29/2014 1:10:22 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 80 replies
    Dail Mail UK ^ | July 29, 2014 | AP Reporter
    A Minnesota jury has awarded former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura $1.8 million Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of American Sniper author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he decked a man whom he later identified as Ventura after the man allegedly said the Navy SEALs 'deserve to lose a few.'
  • Jesse Jackson Attacks ‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson for ‘White Privilege’ (Video)

    12/27/2013 6:42:12 AM PST · by montag813 · 33 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 12-27-2013 | John Urban
    Compares to bus driver who challenged Rosa Parks by John UrbanTop Right News Not content to be left on the sidelines of any controversy, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is sticking his nose into the Phil Robertson affair. Jackson, clearly unhappy that only homosexual activists have had the stage thus far, attacked the star of A&E’s reality show “Duck Dynasty,” claiming that Robertson’s comments to GQ reflect “white privilege.” Jackson even absurdly compared Robertson to the bus driver who ordered Rosa Parks to move to the back of the bus in a statement obtained by ABC News: “These statements uttered by Robertson are...
  • The Jesse Tree

    12/08/2013 2:19:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    LoyolaPress.com ^ | 2013 | 2013 Loyola Press
     The Jesse Tree  The Jesse Tree helps us connect the custom of decorating Christmas trees to the events leading to Jesus' birth. The Jesse Tree is named from Isaiah 11:1: “A shoot shall come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.” Jesse was the father of King David. We adorn a Jesse Tree with illustrated ornaments that represent the people, prophesies, and events leading up to the birth of Jesus. The ornaments of the Jesse Tree tell the story of God in the Old Testament, connecting the Advent season with the...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson On Junior (no prison visit from pops yet)

    11/09/2013 2:40:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Northern Public Radio ^ | 11/07/13 | Amanda Vinicky
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he has not visited since his son reported to federal prison late last month. **SNIP** "Well his health has been recovering and that has been, as father, the most important thing to me. He has been diligent in doing his work. And I have nothing further to say about that," Rev. Jackson said at the Capitol Thursday (11/7).
  • Jesse Jackson: It's Really 'Obamacares'

    09/25/2013 3:21:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    US News ^ | 9/25/13 | Nikki Schwab
    It was "night and day" hearing President Obama and President Clinton's health care chat versus Sen. Ted Cruz's, R-Texas, 21-hour "filibuster," the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jr., tells Whispers. "Such clowning really helps President Obama, to see the contrast between the wise man and the clown," Jackson said Wednesday. Jackson has been in attendance at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual confab in New York this week and felt POTUS laid out the Affordable Care Act well when talking to Clinton Tuesday.
  • Feds send $750,000 bill to Jesse Jackson Jr.

    08/22/2013 3:58:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Grio ^ | 8/22/13 | Phil Rogers
    **SNIP** That means more than $10,000 worth of Bruce Lee memorabilia must be turned over immediately to the federal government, along with a $5,000 football signed by American presidents. He will have to fork over Martin Luther King memorabilia valued at more than $15,000, as well as more than $18,000 in Michael Jackson souvenirs (including two of the King of Pop’s famous hats). There’s a $4,000 guitar signed by Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen, Jim Hendrix memorabilia valued at $2,775, and Malcolm X souvenirs priced at $2,200. Also furs, valued at $5,000.
  • JESSE JACKSON: We have no Constitutional Right to Vote

    08/21/2013 5:26:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Politisite ^ | 8/21/13
    Rev Jesse Jackson Sr@RevJJackson We still have no constitutional right to vote. Surely, that is the next step toward the dream. 11:00 AM - 21 Aug 2013 But haven’t Democrats been pushing that one doesn’t need an ID to vote because,  voting is a constitutional right?Everyone knows that since gun ownership is a constitutional right, you don’t need ID to purchase one. It’s not the first sentence of Jackson’s tweet — “We still have no constitutional right to vote” — that is problematic. It’s the second one: “Surely, that is the next step toward the dream.”More than 126 million Americans...
  • Both Jacksons get prison terms; he'll serve first (for the children)

    08/14/2013 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/14/13 | Katherine Skiba, Marina Villeneuve
    WASHINGTON – Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was sentenced today to 30 months behind bars and his wife, Sandi, got a year in prison for separate felonies involving the misspending of about $750,000 in campaign funds. The Jacksons will be allowed to serve their sentences one at a time, with Jackson Jr. going first, based on the wishes of the family as expressed by Dan Webb, an attorney for Sandi Jackson. Jackson Jr. will report to prison on or after Nov. 1, the judge said. In addition to the 2.5 years in prison, Jackson Jr. was sentenced to three years...
  • Former Rep. Jackson Sentenced to 2˝ Years

    08/14/2013 11:57:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 23 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | AUG 14,2013 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    Ex-Congressman Apologizes to Family for Misusing Campaign Funds A judge on Wednesday sentenced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2˝ years in prison for treating his campaign fund like a "personal piggy bank"—siphoning off $750,000 over the years to pay for personal items like spa treatments and televisions. Mr. Jackson's wife, Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago alderman, was sentenced to a year in prison for her role in the scheme. The former congressman, who had represented a Chicago district for more than a decade, resigned last year amid the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of his finances. He pleaded guilty...
  • CBS Doesn’t Mention Jackson Jr. is a Democrat in Story About His Sentencing

    08/14/2013 6:24:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 14, 2013
    CBS’ This Morning omitted the fact that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D., Ill.) is a Democrat during a story Wednesday about the disgraced politician’s sentencing for misuse of campaign funds. Jackson faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to spending nearly $750,000 in campaign funds on items like mink coats and a Rolex. His wife Sandra, a former Chicago alderman, also will be sentenced on a related charge of failing to report about $600,000 in taxable income.
  • Contest: Guess the prison sentences for Jesse Jackson Jr, and his wife ( "The fix be in??")

    08/14/2013 5:36:52 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 23 replies
    one man's opinion...
    Convicted felons Jesse Jackson Jr and his wife Sandra, both Democrats, and former elected officials, have arrived at federal district court this morning to learn their fates. Is the fix in? You can NOW play GUESS THE SENTENCE!!!
  • Jesse Jackson jr sentenced to 30 months is Jail

    08/14/2013 9:59:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 33 replies
    Per ABC News special report, Jesse Jackson jr sentenced to 30 months is Jail
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. gives prison preferences (NOT fake but accurate!)

    08/12/2013 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/12/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON—If former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is ordered to spend time behind bars, he would like to go to either the federal prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., or the low-security portion of the federal correctional institution in Butner, N.C., one of his lawyers said today. **SNIP** In the request, defense lawyer William Drake said the facility in Alabama is the closest federal prison camp to Washington, D.C., and would “allow Mr. Jackson to maintain contact with his wife and children during incarceration.” The prison in North Carolina is within 500 miles of the nation’s capital and would serve the same...
  • Jesse Ventura lawsuit vs. murdered Navy SEAL can move forward, judge says

    07/22/2013 11:02:55 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/22/13 | N/A
    Jesse Ventura’s lawsuit against “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle -- purportedly the deadliest-ever American servicemen -- can proceed with the war hero’s widow as a substitute defendant, a judge has ruled.
  • Jackson Urges U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate Trayvon Martin Shooting

    07/16/2013 8:48:14 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    (CNSNews.com) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and president of the Rainbow Push Coalition, wants the United Nations’ human rights watchdog brought into the debate over the shooting of Trayvon Martin. But Jackson is proposing an investigation by the U.N.’s top human rights apparatus, the Human Rights Council (HRC), a controversial body whose ranks include regimes with poor human rights records, including some of America’s most vocal critics.
  • It has nothing to do with justice for Trayvon Martin

    07/15/2013 1:32:00 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    Observatioin | 15 July 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The entire affair of George Zimmerman's confrontation with Trayvon Martin has nothing do with justice for Trayvon Martin. What we are seeing is the thug society in the United States angry and upset that a precedent has been set allowing an individual to actually defend himself/herself and THAT is what the thug leadership and thug people are upset about. The individuals demanding "justice" and threatening Zimmerman have to make sure the general populace feels intimidated by thugs. The claims by leadership will be that the protests are because of a miscarriage of justice when in fact, that has nothing to...
  • Man Charged After Corralling Suspected Vandals In Closet (arresting the victim)

    06/16/2013 8:28:41 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 53 replies
    © 2013 Deerfield Media (Rochester) Licensee, LLC (WHAM TV) ^ | Updated: 6/15 9:27 pm | Reported by: Sean Carroll
    Clyde, N.Y. --- A Wayne County man is now facing four charges for Endangering the Welfare of a Child after he interrupted an act of vandalism at a home he was renovating for his father-in-law. The incident unfolded around 9 p.m. Saturday when Jesse Daniels said he told his wife to call 911 after he heard loud noises coming from the home next door and saw an individual striking a wall with a hammer. Daniels... ran next door and found four children, ages eight and ten, doing damage to the property. Daniels said he took a hammer from one of...
  • Ex-constituents ask judge to sentence Jesse Jackson Jr. to hard time

    05/09/2013 3:20:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/09/13 | Jordy Yager
    Several of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s (D-Ill.) constituents are asking a federal judge to show him no mercy when he hands down his sentence. The charges of using campaign funds for personal use, which Jackson has pleaded guilty to, are worse than murder, Chicago resident Gregory Ritter said in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Wilkins. “[M]urder would be a lighter crime, as these defendants have used the political hopes and dreams of the constituents as a blank check for deceit,” Ritter wrote. “The crimes of this magnitude are not like a traffic ticket. “While the...
  • For sentencing, Jacksons get new judge named Jackson

    04/21/2013 2:17:53 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/16/13 | Katherine Skiba
    WASHINGTON — The felony cases of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Chicago Ald. Sandi Jackson, have been assigned to a new judge — named Jackson. Court papers filed Tuesday moved the cases to U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, but did not explain why the judge who accepted the Jacksons' guilty pleas, Robert Wilkins, would not be the one to sentence them this summer. Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree Jr., who recently joined Jesse Jackson Jr.'s legal team, told the Tribune that Wilkins is a former law student whom he knows well, and that Wilkins may...
  • Who Got a Rawer Deal, Rod Blagojevich or Jesse Jackson Jr.? (Hussein's pals)

    03/15/2013 7:43:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 3/15/13 | Edward McClelland
    **SNIP** There was no evidence that Blago planned to spend the money on, say, a football signed by all the living ex-presidents. Although he could have used it. The vain governor and his first lady had spent $400,000 on clothes during his six years in office. As a result of such profligacy, their house was falling apart from disrepair. As the Tribune’s Mary Schmich wrote, “The roof needed repairs. The paint on the windowsills was cracked. The lawn was tired.” So how much would Blagojevich have had to steal to make his 14-year-sentence worth it? Using the Jackson standard of...
  • Sloan: Why the FEC Won't Catch the Next Jesse Jackson Jr.

    03/12/2013 3:44:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 3/11/13 | Melanie Sloan
    Reviewing the charging documents in the case against former Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr., D-Ill., it is impossible not to wonder how he got away with stealing his campaign funds for so long. For a period of at least seven years, Jackson misused his campaign funds to buy personal items, including a $40,000 Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and Michael Jackson memorabilia, among other things. Part of the problem is that since 2001, the Federal Election Commission — the agency charged with monitoring campaign finances — has specifically permitted candidates to use campaign funds to pay family members....
  • Jesse Jackson Jr., wife scrambling to make ends meet (prison for both comes in June)

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

    03/09/2013 3:35:46 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 42 replies
    conservative videos .com ^ | 3-9-13 | conservative videos
    Wolf Blitzer: “What do you say to the Venezuelans, not only in the opposition but those who have fled the country, who considered Hugo Chavez a vile dictator?” Jesse Jackson: “Well, you know, democracies mature, Our first 15 presidents owned people. They owned slaves. Democracies mature.” Read more: http://conservativevideos.com/2013/03/jesse-jackson-compares-hugo-chavez-to-founding-fathers/#ixzz2N5Yp4HNE
  • The audacity of Jr.

    02/16/2013 8:43:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    **SNIP** Ask how he could humiliate not one but three generations of his globally known family — his famous father and his young children included. No, Jesse Jackson Jr. wouldn't be the first to purposefully slow-walk that yearslong walk. Not the first to delight in secret luxuries and expensive acquisitions along a reliable, efficient path to the self-destruction of his career and his reputation. Imagine, though, the depth of conniving, or self-delusion, or entitlement, or sheer audacious recklessness, that the federal accusations against Jackson would have required of him. What the feds on Friday suggested had happened here is a...
  • Attorney: Sandi Jackson Signs Plea Deal With Feds (perp wife of the perp)

    02/16/2013 7:19:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/16/13 | MICHAEL TARM
    An attorney for former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s wife says she signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors related to accusations her husband misused campaign funds. Tom Kirsch tells The Associated Press former Chicago alderman Sandi Jackson agreed to plead guilty to one count of tax fraud.
  • Mel Reynolds Defends Jesse Jackson Jr.

    02/10/2013 6:28:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 2/09/13 | John Cody
    **SNIP** One in the pack running for Jackson’s vacated house seat is one who’s been there before, former congressman Mel Reynolds. “At a time when we are living in the killing fields of Chicago, our federal government seems obsessed with the Jackson,” said Reynolds. Reynolds points to stories that include Jackson’s wife Sandi who’s also resigned her elective seat as alderman. “Do they really now want to put both parents of small children in jail or is their strategy to get Sandi Jackson to flip on her husband so they can put even more pressure on that family?” said Reynolds.
  • Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?

    12/06/2012 5:59:34 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Chicago Heights Patch ^ | 12/06/12 | Christopher Paicely
    Can a Republican Take Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Old Seat?Lenny McAlister thinks his chances are good, but will 2nd District voters look beyond the "R" on the ballot? By Christopher Paicely One Republican has entered the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. as the United States representative for the 2nd District. Lenny McAllister has no legislative experience and has never won an election, but he's hoping to win a seat held by Democrats for more than 50 years. And let's not forget a Republican was unable to come close to beating a nigh-nonexistent congressman back in November.
  • Police: Gun found in Ill. lawmaker's carry-on bag

    12/06/2012 6:52:48 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | Updated: 12/05/2012 07:51:55 PM CST | TAMMY WEBBER and DON BABWIN
    CHICAGO—A veteran Illinois state senator was arrested Wednesday after allegedly trying to board a flight from Chicago to Washington with a gun and ammunition in a carry-on bag, authorities said. Sen. Donne Trotter, a Chicago Democrat who recently announced he would run to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the U.S. House, was carrying an unloaded .25-caliber Beretta handgun and a magazine clip with six bullets when he tried to board a flight at O'Hare International Airport, according to Chicago police.
  • Feds believe Jesse Jackson Jr. got tip about probe into his finances

    11/27/2012 10:00:03 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 15 replies
    Chi Suntimes ^ | November 27 | NATASHA KORECK
    Sources with knowledge of the probe told the Chicago Sun-Times that investigators believe Jackson had learned of the federal scrutiny of his financial activity prior to his June 10 leave from Congress. The sources said it didn’t necessarily mean the tip was from an investigative source, saying it was possible the congressman received a tip from someone who was notified about the probe, possibly through a subpoena. While Jackson, a South Shore Democrat, eventually released information concerning his health, he did not publicly disclose he had knowledge of the federal probe until last Wednesday — the day he submitted a...
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns from Congress, acknowledges federal investigation for first time

    11/22/2012 2:29:45 PM PST · by GalaxyAB · 22 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | NATASHA KORECKI
    Ambitious, bright and a powerful orator, Jesse Jackson Jr. once saw himself following in the footsteps of his father and running for president.
  • Brother: Rep. Jesse Jackson to announce resignation

    11/21/2012 11:11:26 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 21 | Katherine Skiba
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. will announce his resignation from Congress today in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Jackson's brother Jonathan Jackson said.
  • Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. likely to resign from Congress, looking at jail time in plea deal: report

    11/12/2012 9:17:16 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 53 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12 November 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    "Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who is battling legal troubles and mental illness, is likely to resign from Congress and face jail time under the terms of a plea deal his lawyer is negotiating with the federal government."
  • Obama has worked for all Americans

    10/31/2012 10:45:06 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 7 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 10-29-2012 | JESSE JACKSON jjackson@rainbowpush.org
    When former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for president, Romney campaign chair John Sununu dismissed it as just a black man standing up for one of his tribe. That racial gibe fits a campaign with a yawning racial divide: Obama is struggling among white working-class men, while Romney has essentially abandoned any effort to win the votes of African Americans and Latinos. Someone should talk to the skilled, largely white, workers at Sensata Technologies Inc. about that. They work for a hugely profitable company owned by Romney’s Bain Capital. Bain is moving the jobs to China.
  • Report: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. releases robocall, tells supporters 'I am human'

    10/21/2012 4:46:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Report: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. releases robocall, tells supporters 'I am human'By Jonathan Easley - 10/20/12 07:07 PM ET The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) sent out an automated message to constituents in his district on Saturday, asking voters to stick by him through his recent spate of difficulties. “Like many human beings, a series of events came together in my life at the same time and they have been difficult to sort through,” Jackson says in the call. “I am human. I am doing my best. I am trying to sort through them...
  • Despite federal probe, mental illness, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. expected to be re-elected

    10/13/2012 2:57:15 PM PDT · by Salman · 27 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | NATASHA KORECKI AND ART GOLAB
    He’s being treated for bipolar disorder — a mental illness that can bring depression, mania, risky behavior and delusions. He’s had a highly publicized relationship with a “social acquaintance” that rocked his marriage. His name is repeatedly linked to disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Now he’s the target of a federal investigation into “suspicious activity” into his congressional finances. What does all this mean for Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s political future when the Nov. 6 election is a little more than three weeks away? “He’s going to be re-elected,” political consultant Thom Serafin said. “In this particular part of the...
  • TalkingStickTV - Jesse Trentadue - Death, Lies, and Revenge in Federal Custody

    09/10/2012 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Nachum
    Youtube ^ | 9/8/12 | talkingsticktv
    Talk by Jesse Trentadue on "The Trentadue Case: No Time to Mourn" given September 6, 2012 at Town Hall Seattle in Seattle, WA and sponsored by the Post-Prison Education Program.
  • JJ on PBS "Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans

    09/05/2012 7:41:25 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 42 replies
    Human Events ^ | John Gizzi  
    Separately, Jackson cited “a ‘New South’ that has been created largely by the civil rights marches and then by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which President Johnson got passed through Congress in 1965.” One far-reaching effect of the Voting Rights Act, said Jackson, “is that politics have changed in the South. Jefferson Davis Democrats became Goldwater Republicans and the Lincoln Republicans became Johnson Democrats.” Both Jackson and Metcalf agreed that a winning tactic on the part of the new Democratic coalition they envision is full-scale combat with the tea party conservatives and their agenda to cut government. “45 percent...
  • Jesse Ventura lawsuit: Navy SEAL says he decked ex-governor

    08/29/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-29-12 | David Hanners
    A group of combat-tested Navy SEALs say they learned something any statehouse reporter in Minnesota could've told them: When Jesse Ventura talks, the subject is usually Jesse Ventura. But the special forces members -- some still on active duty -- are supporting a comrade's claim that during a wake for a fallen team member six years ago, the former governor popped off one too many times, prompting one of them to deck him in a California bar. After that SEAL, Chris Kyle, described the alleged incident in his memoirs about his military career as a sniper, Ventura sued him, claiming...
  • Mayo Clinic: Jesse Jackson Jr. being treated for bipolar disorder

    08/13/2012 1:48:55 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 36 replies
    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro ^ | August 13, 2012 1:36PM | Staff and Wire Reports
    The Mayo Clinic said Monday that U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is under treatment there for the condition. Jackson has been hospitalized at the Rochester, Minn., center and absent from Congress since June 10. He’s been suffering from massive depression and gastrointestinal issues, a likely complication from a risky weight-loss surgery known as a “duodenal switch.”
  • Jackson Jr.’s mom: He’s had years of ‘enormous disappointment’

    07/13/2012 5:46:29 PM PDT · by Charlemagne on the Fox · 71 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | July 13, 2012 | ABDON M. PALLASCH
    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s mother, Jacqueline Jackson, told a Rainbow/PUSH conference Friday that her son has suffered years of “enormous disappointment.” “I’m not ashamed to say ... he thought he was going to be a senator. He thought he was going to have a chance to run for mayor. And young people don’t bounce back from disappointments like me and my husband" she said. . . .
  • Tim Conway Jr on KFI - "What the hell did Jesse Jackson say?"

    04/19/2012 7:53:30 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 15 replies
    Every Thurs at 8pm Pacific, Tim Conway Jr does a great game show - What the hell did Jesse Jackson say? He plays clips of Jackson's mumbling and contestants try to guess what Jesse said.
  • Jesse Jackson politicizes the crucifixion: Jesus was killed because ‘he occupied the corrupt

    04/09/2012 10:28:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/9/12 | Jeff Poor
    Jesse Jackson, the president and founder of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, doubled down on a statement he made in London in December proclaiming Jesus was an “occupier,” this time tying the proclamation to the story of Easter weekend. Speaking at an Occupy Chicago rally in Grant Park on Saturday, Jackson told a crowd his interpretation of why Jesus went to the cross: “He fought for the poor because he was among the poor. He faced crucifixion as he fought occupation.” Specifically, Jackson said Jesus was killed because he confronted the money changers in the temple in Jerusalem, as told in the
  • Jesse Jackson Discusses Martin Case

    03/24/2012 8:46:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    Sanford officials have released a response to the reward offered for the arrest of George Zimmerman, saying, "The City of Sanford does not condone the actions and recommendations of the New Black Panther Party. The City is requesting calm heads and no vigilante justice."
  • Gay Ex-Staffer Makes Lurid Claims in Sexual Harassment Suit Against Jesse Jackson

    09/21/2011 8:48:31 PM PDT · by Baynative · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/21/11 | Madelin Morgernstern
    A former staffer to Rev. Jesse Jackson has filed a lawsuit against Jackson and his nonprofit Rainbow PUSH Coalition, claiming he was sexually harassed and discriminated against because he is gay. ~snip~ He claims that he was instructed to do a number of “humiliating tasks,“ including ”escort women to [Jackson's] room after work hours and clean up his room after sexual intercourse with women,” arrange a massage for Jackson, and bring Jackson Cialis from his room.
  • No One but the Jewish People Can Save the Jewish People

    06/10/2011 4:39:42 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 9 replies
    When Jewish Blood Spills; We all Must Bleed By Norma Zager “There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength.” Pat Riley When the history of the Jewish people is recorded, it will point to present times as the last stop at the end of a once-great religion. Why is this moment in time so pivotal? Jews have survived pogroms, holocausts, inquisitions, crusades and all other manners of murder and intolerance. Why now should anyone worry or assume they cannot endure one more difficult challenge? The answer...
  • TIM CONWAY JR. on KFI - what the hell did Jesse Jackson say?

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