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  • African-American leaders unite around Carol Moseley Braun for Mayor (Chicago)

    01/03/2011 9:30:37 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 63 replies
    Tribune ^ | 1/1/11 | John Chase and Kristen Schorsch
    frican-American political leaders rallied around former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun on Saturday as a unity candidate best qualified to be Chicago mayor, capping a holiday week of private negotiations that left her the only major black politician in the campaign. Flanked by prominent black elected officials who dropped out and endorsed her bid, Braun told a crowd at the weekly Rainbow/PUSH Coalition meeting on the South Side that she has "the most credentials and the most qualifications and experience of all of the candidates running" to replace retiring Mayor Richard Daley. "And so they just chose the most qualified...
  • Rich Man, Poor Man: See How the Other Half Lives

    12/29/2010 11:38:29 AM PST · by PBRCat · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | December 29, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley
    The residency challenge to Rahm Emanuel’s mayoral candidacy moved across Washington Street to the 17th Floor of the Richard J. Daley Center today. A hearing was held this afternoon in the County Division which handles all election cases. Judge Mark Ballard presided yesterday and the Court will hear legal arguments next Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Once the court enters its final order, the ruling is likely to be appealed. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners has previously held that a mayoral candidate must satisfy the one year residency rule in order to run for office. Murphy v. Rosenburg, 88 EB-SMAY-6....
  • I'm Running for President

    12/27/2010 6:30:47 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | December 27, 2010 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Rahm Emanuel is indeed a citizen of the United States, and he previously served as a Congressman from Chicago, the city he seeks to rule as mayor for the next few decades. But the fact remains that he didn’t live in Chicago for the two years prior to the election, disqualifying him from running under the only significant requirement for the office under the law. There are plenty of rules about the filing process – how many petitions you file and when, who circulated them and whether the signers were legitimate, whether the pages are all numbered correctly and whether...
  • Chicago elections board says Rahm a Windy City resident

    12/23/2010 5:09:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/23/2010 | Ed Morrisey
    What a relief!  The city where the dead vote now says a man who lived in Washington was actually living in Chicago, at least in his heart.  The city’s Board of Election Commissioners ruled that Rahm Emanuel never intended to give up his residency status, even though he moved to DC for almost two years: Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel can run for Chicago mayor although he spent much of the last two years living in Washington while working for President Barack Obama, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners ruled Thursday.With the board’s decision, Emanuel clears a...
  • Emanuel Residency Decision Expected Thursday

    12/22/2010 1:51:16 PM PST · by pinstripes715 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Early and often ^ | 12/22/2010 | Dan Mihalopoulos
    The election board hearing officer who will recommend whether Rahm Emanuel should stay on the mayoral ballot will not issue his report until Wednesday, board spokesman Jim Allen said Tuesday evening. Joseph Morris, who presided at the three-day hearing on the objections to Emanuel’s candidacy last week, had been expected to turn in his written recommendation Tuesday. The report could be completed by mid-day Wednesday, Allen said.
  • Why Halpin Doesn't Think He's Been Had

    12/21/2010 10:40:19 AM PST · by PBRCat · 1 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 21, 2010 | Steve Brown
    As the individual who at the very least helped accentuate, if not create, the question of Emanuel’s legal residency by refusing to move out of the former congressman’s home before the lease was up, Halpin will not be a disinterested party if a hearing officer for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners issues his ruling today as expected. [T]he other thing Halpin wants us to consider is this: What about Emanuel, he wants to know. How do we explain a guy who aspired to be mayor but would rent out his house to somebody he didn’t know when he didn’t...
  • Emanuel Hearing Wraps Up

    12/17/2010 7:42:26 AM PST · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jeff Coen
    [T]he attorney for the lead objectors, Burt Odelson, said the most telling evidence about whether the candidate should be on the Feb. 22 ballot is the simple fact that Emanuel has been missing from Chicago for much of the last two years. "I don't think there's any doubt where the candidate was for one year prior to the Feb. 22, 2011, municipal election," Odelson said. And Emanuel should get no exemption for government service, Odelson said, because that's reserved for men and women in the military. "That law was passed in 1943, for obvious reasons," Odelson argued. Both sides have...
  • James Meeks Tries to 'Clarify' Comments on Women, Hispanics and Asians Not Being 'Minorities'

    12/16/2010 3:25:12 PM PST · by Paul46360 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Foxnews Chicago ^ | 12-15-10 | Mike Flannery, FOX Chicago News
    Chicago - On Wednesday, Chicago mayoral candidate James Meeks said that only African-Americans should be able to participate in affirmative action programs-- and that Hispanics, Asians, and women should be excluded.
  • Don't Look in Rahm Emanuel's Basement

    12/16/2010 7:57:18 AM PST · by PBRCat · 26 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | December 16, 2010 | Daniel J. Kelley
    One of the tenants now occupying the ancestral home of the Emanuels testified that she never saw any of the boxes which were placed into storage. Some obvious storage spaces were entirely vacant. Emanuel and his wife left behind a bed and a piano, but she was unaware of any of the other boxes that Emanuel testified were in the house. Didn’t Bela Lugosi mumble to his realtor, Renfield, about “three boxes” that were to be shipped to Carfax Abbey in “Dracula”? The importance of this testimony is that the continued storage of possessions in the family home would be...
  • Rahm Stays Cool at Residency Hearing

    12/15/2010 6:55:53 AM PST · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 15, 2010 | John Kass
    Illinois law is quite clear on this residency issue. It simply states that anyone wishing to run for mayor of Chicago must have lived in the city for at least a year prior to the election. And we know Rahm did not. For weeks now, and again Tuesday, Emanuel and his lawyers have been arguing that he never relinquished his claims to residency because he always intended to return to Chicago. But intent is something you want to do. It's not something you've actually done. And there's the problem for Rahm. Facts are stubborn things. As chief of staff for...
  • Emanuel Stays Cool as Activists Poke and Prod

    12/14/2010 5:23:51 PM PST · by PBRCat · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 14, 2010 | Kristen Mack and Jeff Coen
    Emanuel's tax forms are at issue in the hearing into whether he qualifies to run for Chicago mayor under residency rules, and attorney Burt Odelson pressed him on the question as he neared the end of 90-minutes of questioning this morning. The former White House chief of staff filed a correction with Cook County in November to get a homeowners exemption on property taxes at his house. "It was prepared by my accountant. I signed it and gave it a cursory review," Emanuel said of the tax return. "We made a correction, having found a mistake." Odelson ended his questioning...
  • Emanuel Testifies About Offer to "Compensate" Tenant to Move Out

    12/14/2010 5:14:30 PM PST · by PBRCat · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 14, 2010 | Abdon Pallasch
    Emanuel’s entrance to the Board of Elections hearing room was marked by some thunderous microphone feedback. “Quite an entrance,” Morris said. “That hasn’t happened since my Bar Mitzvah,” Emanuel quipped as he took his seat and put a photo of his family on the table in front of him. Attorney Andy Finko, who represents rival mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls, pushed Emanuel about the exact dates he or his family were in the Ravenswood home. “Amy Rule resided there,” Finko said, sarcastically. “As did the Halpins. As did Mr. Emanuel. As did all these other people. So it’s a ‘flop...
  • Emanuel Tax Paperwork Complicates Residency Case

    12/12/2010 8:37:04 PM PST · by PBRCat · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 12, 2010 | Kristen Mack and Jeff Coen
    The hundreds of pages of records Rahm Emanuel's attorneys filed ahead of Monday's hearing on his bid to stay on the Chicago mayoral ballot complicate questions about the former White House chief of staff's residency. Emanuel amended his most recent tax returns late last month as those opposed to his candidacy talked about the arguments they would make in trying to knock him off. In his original 2009 Illinois tax return, Emanuel checked the box "part-year resident" and noted he lived in Chicago through June 30, 2009. The amended return is dated Nov. 24 of this year, the same day...
  • Emanuel Claimed Part Year Residency in 2009

    12/12/2010 8:27:06 PM PST · by PBRCat · 7 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | December 12, 2010 | Abdon Pallasch and Monifa Thomas
    When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff. But after he decided to return to Chicago to run for mayor this fall — and after several people challenged whether he was eligible to run based on the fact that he hadn’t lived in the city for a full-year prior to the Feb. 2 election — he filed an amended return.
  • Rahm Emanuel Claimed Part-Year Residency in '09 (birth certificate coughed up)

    12/12/2010 11:59:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 12/12/10 | Zach Christman
    Rahm Emanuel Claimed Part-Year Residency in '09BY Zach Christman 46 minutes ago When Rahm Emanuel originally filed his 2009 Illinois tax return, he indicated he was only a “part-year resident’’ of the state that year, since he had moved to Washington D.C. to serve as President Obama’s chief of staff. But after he decided to return to Chicago to run for mayor this fall -- and after several people challenged whether he was eligible to run based on the fact that he hadn’t lived in the city for a full-year prior to the Feb. 2 election -- he filed an...
  • Rahm Emanuel to be Questioned in Chicago Mayoral Residency Hearing

    12/10/2010 12:52:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Rahm Emanuel to be Questioned in Chicago Mayoral Residency Hearing By Marla Cichowski Created 2010-12-10 14:12 Rahm Emanuel [1] will be the first witness in an evidentiary hearing next week, where 25 Chicago residents, or their legal counsel, will question him about their objections to his run for mayor. The complainants don't believe he meets the residency requirement to run for mayor of Chicago. Illinois election law states any candidate running for office must reside in that city for at least one year prior to the Election Day. In a hearing Friday at the Chicago Board of Election, his lawyers...
  • Circus Like Hearing in Rahm's Residency

    12/07/2010 9:32:36 AM PST · by pinstripes715 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CBS 2 ^ | 12/06/2010 | Ed Marshall
    The field in the race for Chicago mayor shrank dramatically Monday, as election officials also began determining whether candidate Rahm Emanuel should be disqualified over residency issues. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was at Monday’s hearing when the most surprising move was made: The man who triggered the controversy over Emanuel’s residency, Rob Halpin, withdrew.
  • Rahm's Residency

    12/02/2010 10:07:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 2, 2010 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- My campaign for mayor of Chicago against Rahm Emanuel is getting under way. I already announced on Sean Hannity's nationally televised program and have Sean's endorsement. After careful consideration, Rush Limbaugh undoubtedly will be aboard and Mark Levin and, of course, the tea partyers. Moreover, I already have two major newspapers endorsing me, The New York Sun, which was very kind in noting my talents and relative integrity compared with the opposition, and The Washington Times -- also very kind. Neither had a good word to say for Emanuel. Perhaps more endorsements are coming. Frankly, I would not...
  • Emanuel's Mayoral Bid Challenged

    11/27/2010 7:22:00 AM PST · by PBRCat · 44 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | November 27, 2010 | Lisa Donovan and Abdon Pallasch
    State law requires mayoral candidates to be city residents for a year before an election, he said. The only exception is for active-duty members of the military. “Emanuel was not a resident under the state statutes for one year prior to the election — the election being Feb. 22 [of next year]. He would have had to have had a residence since Feb. 22 of 2010,” Odelson said while delivering the challenge Friday. Emanuel moved his family to Washington D.C. — and rented out his house — while he served in the White House the past two years.
  • Election Law to Rahm: No Mayor’s Race for You? (Aww, C'mon, this is Chicago)

    11/26/2010 8:10:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 11/26/2010 | Jimmie Bise Jr.
    When Rahm Emanuel resigned as President Obama’s Chief of Staff, everyone and his brother assumed he did so to assume the Mayoralty of Chicago.However, if a certain Chicago lawyer has his way, Emanuel’s climb into the driver’s seat of the Chicago political machine will end before it even begins. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel (D) may face as many as 19 other contenders in the race to succeed retiring Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley (D), according to candidate filings submitted Monday. But even before Emanuel contends with his rivals on the ballot, he’ll have to overcome another...
  • Prius driven by incoming Mayor Jean Quan booted over unpaid tickets

    11/25/2010 9:30:46 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 11/25/10 | Angela Woodall
    OAKLAND -- Incoming mayor and current Councilmember Jean Quan received an unwanted surprise Tuesday when she found a boot on the car she had parked in her reserved City Hall spot. The car in question, a Toyota Prius, is registered to Quan's husband, Floyd Huen. A police technician ran a check on the car and discovered that it had more than $1,000 worth of unpaid parking tickets, parking officials confirmed. The tech then ordered workers to immobilize the car. Quan said Wednesday evening that the couple had received the tickets during her campaign, which had kept her "extraordinarily busy." Her...
  • Carol Moseley Braun announces candidacy for mayor of Chicago

    11/20/2010 6:53:51 PM PST · by WebFocus · 95 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11/20/2010 | MARY WISNIEWSKI Staff Reporter
    In front of roughly 200 supporters gathered at a cold, windy Northerly Island, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun formally announced her candidacy for Chicago mayor Saturday. “I just want to serve,” Braun said. “Government is about the people’s business and my life’s work has been dedicated to making government work for all of the people.” In her 24-minute speech, Braun said that opponent Rahm Emanuel’s television ads about Chicago needing to decide whether to be a great city or a second-tier city “pose a completely false choice.” “Chicago will always be a great city, because its people will tolerate...
  • NY mayor orders more than 6,000 layoffs over 18 months (no loot)

    11/18/2010 3:51:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/18/10 | Edith Honan
    NY mayor orders more than 6,000 layoffs over 18 monthsBy Edith Honan – 55 mins ago NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced $1.5 billion in budget cuts and layoffs on Thursday, saying the actions will narrow the city's budget shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year to $2.4 billion. The mayor's November Financial Plan update includes 889 layoffs this fiscal year, which ends June 30, and an additional 5,312 layoffs in the next fiscal year. In addition, the city will leave vacant 1,213 positions this year and almost 3,000 vacant positions next year. "We face a...
  • Rahm Residency Issue Grows (Chicago Machine may not be in his back pocket)

    11/18/2010 12:09:56 PM PST · by STARWISE · 18 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 11-18-10 | Andrew Greiner
    Rahm Emanuel's percieved residency issue is about to get real. ### Next week a veteran election lawyer will file paperwork in an attempt to knock Emanuel off the ballot for allegedly failing to meet residency requirements that stipulate a candidate must live in the city for one year before election. Emanuel has been dogged by rumors that he's not a legal resident of the city since he leased his North Side home and moved his family to Washington D.C. to work in the White House.
  • Rahm: It's on

    11/13/2010 9:42:33 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 13, 2010 | John Chase and Kristen Mack
    As Rahm Emanuel made his entry into Chicago's mayoral race official Saturday, a major theme of his campaign echoed off the school gymnasium walls: He is the tenacious leader Chicago needs during tough times. The former North Side congressman and White House chief of staff laid out a broad agenda, declaring he'd work to help generate jobs, improve education and decrease crime at a juncture in the city's history when all three need to be addressed.
  • Rahm Emanuel's tenant mulling racing against him for mayor

    11/09/2010 10:12:48 PM PST · by Velveeta · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/9/2010 | John Kass
    There's a new twist in the effort to stop Rahm Emanuel from becoming mayor of Chicago: Rob Halpin, businessman, cigar smoker, man of destiny and potential mayoral candidate. "This has nothing to do with Rahm Emanuel," Halpin told me Tuesday. Really? "This was not my idea," Halpin said. "I'm outside the mainstream. I'm not a professional politician. … I was approached by some businessmen who asked if I would be interested in running for mayor. And they explained to me why they thought I'd be a good candidate and a good mayor."
  • Q and A With Mayoral Candidate Cynthia Caster

    11/08/2010 7:50:37 AM PST · by chitownguy
    Chicago Reader ^ | 11/07/2010 | Brian Costello
    Frank Zappa was her patron. Her exploits have been chronicled in song by the likes of Kiss and Jim Croce. And now she wants to be the next mayor of Chicago. Cynthia Plaster Caster (nee Albritton), a self-described “recovering groupie,” is best known for making plaster casts of rock stars’ penises, from Jimi Hendrix to Jon Langford. She announced her candidacy two weeks ago, declaring herself the nominee of the Hard Party.
  • Coalition of Chicago's Blacks Chose Danny Davis for Mayor

    11/08/2010 7:39:41 AM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 10 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 11/08/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    After two months of backroom dealing and secret meetings Chicago's African American community claims that it has chosen U.S. Representative Danny Davis as its black Democratic candidate for mayor of Chicago in 2011. Davis beat out such luminaries as Alderman Walther Burnett, the Reverend James Meeks, and long-out-of-view Carol Moseley Braun. Sources say that Moseley Braun lost because she has been out of the public eye for too long. But I'd guess she lost more because of all the fraud and thievery she's been involved in over the years. She isn't called Carol Mostly Fraud for nothing. Still, regardless of...
  • African-American group backs Danny Davis for mayor (OF CHICAGO)

    11/06/2010 6:03:13 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Breaking News ^ | November 6, 2010 5:52 PM
    After two months of closed-door meetings, a coalition of African-American leaders has settled on U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., as its "consensus candidate" for Chicago mayor. It was a late turnaround for the veteran congressman, who was not among the two finalists the Chicago Coalition for Mayor said they were considering endorsing a week ago to succeed Mayor Richard Daley.
  • Democrat Mayor of Springfield, IL Tim Davlin owes IRS $90,000; liens placed on mayor's home

    10/29/2010 10:58:17 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 20 replies · 2+ views
    State Journal Register ^ | October 29, 2010 | steelers6
    By BRUCE RUSHTON ( THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER Posted Oct 28, 2010 @ 11:30 PM Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin owes the federal government nearly $90,000 in unpaid income taxes, according to liens against the mayor’s home filed in the Sangamon County recorder’s office. The Notice of Federal Tax Lien, filed by the Internal Revenue Service in May, shows Davlin owes income taxes for the years 2003, 2005 and 2006. The total owed is $89,702.11, the lien notice says. “We have made a demand for payment of this liability, but it remains unpaid,” the notice says. "Therefore, there is a lien in...
  • Tom Dart won't run for Chicago mayor

    10/27/2010 10:05:56 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 27, 2010 | ABDON M. PALLASCH and RUMMANA HUSSAIN
    In a stunning turnaround, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has decided not to run for mayor of Chicago. Dart cited family responsibilities for his decision, saying he thinks he would be a great mayor and was confident that, had he run, he would have won. But he said he decided it would be "impossible" for him to be mayor and also manage the responsibilities of being a father and husband. To be mayor means to "be less of a father," Dart said at a news conference Wednesday. "This time, it's not something that would work for my family," said Dart,...
  • Slovenia Elects its 1st Black mMyor

    10/26/2010 1:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Sify ^ | 2010-10-27
    Slovenia has elected its first black mayor, an immigrant from Africa known as the "Obama of Piran," the town where he lives. In fact, Peter Bossman, a Ghana-born physician, could be the first black mayor elected anywhere in his region of Europe. Bossman, who settled in this tiny Alpine nation in the 1970s to study medicine in what was then known as Yugoslavia, won a runoff election in Piran on Sunday with 51.4 percent of votes. The 54-year-old candidate is a member of Slovenia's governing Social Democrats. He runs a private practice and was previously a member of the Piran...
  • Hollywood Fundraiser For Rahm Emanuel

    10/22/2010 3:04:46 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 22, 2010 | Nikki Finke
    ...five well-known Hollywood Democrats -- David Geffen, Bob Iger, Peter Chernin, Haim Saban, and Ari Emanuel -- are hosting a November 4 fundraiser for Ari's brother Rahm Emanuel in his bid to become Chicago's next mayor. Rahm, a former Democratic U.S. Representative from Illinois' 5th Congressional District (2003-2009), resigned as President Obama's White House Chief Of Staff on October 1 to throw his hat into the mayoral race following the retirement of Richard M. Daley whose last name more or less owned that political office the way most families would takeover the dining table. The Hollywood fundraiser will be held...
  • Moseley Braun adds heavy-hitters to campaign

    10/22/2010 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Charlemagne on the Fox · 13 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | October 22, 2010 | Fran Spielman
    Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has given her mayoral bid a big but potentially controversial boost -- by signing a pair of seasoned campaign architects with winning track records and close ties to Mayor Daley and House Speaker Michael Madigan . . . This election is shaping up to be the mother of all circuses--Rahm, Burris, Mostly Fraud . . . maybe Blago can throw his hat in. As Jack Brickhouse used to say, "They're all here for this one."
  • Political Heavyweights May Be Forming Anti-Rahm Alliance

    10/21/2010 1:27:29 PM PDT · by libstripper · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | October 20, 2010 | Ed Marshall
    Look out for the race for mayor of Chicago. It’s getting tougher sooner than expected. Some heavyweights in Chicago politics seem to be ganging up on one of the candidates aiming to replace Mayor Richard M. Daley, a guy they want to knock out of the race. They’re quiet about it, but are talking to CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine, who says it all comes down to three words: “Anybody but Rahm.”
  • North Miami mayor returns Porsche (RAT Andre Pierre can't recall where the bribe came from)

    10/19/2010 10:25:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/17/10 | NADEGE CHARLES
    North Miami mayor returns PorscheMayor Andre Pierre says the Porsche he was driving earlier this year was lent to him -- but he never reported the loan and there are conflicting memories of who did the lending. BY NADEGE CHARLES Posted on Sunday, 10.17.10 For a few weeks over the summer, the mayor of North Miami was riding in style on the streets of a city that had been pinched hard by the recession. The dark blue, four-door 2010 Porsche Panamera that sat in Mayor Andre Pierre's city parking spot has a sticker price of $100,000. And if the mayor...
  • "Rich Whitey" on the Ballot in Chicago!

    10/18/2010 10:29:15 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 18, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Standard Chicago Machine bureaucratic incompetence -the source of much that's wrong with the World's Biggest Cow Town- now brings us world-class Chris Rock-style humor:An embarrassed Chicago Election Board will spend the money and time to re-program and re-test 4,200 electronic voting machines to correct a spelling error that changed the last name of Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney to "Whitey." If the mistake had been anything other than "Whitey" in a city with a history of racial politics, the costly correction might not have been necessary, officials said. But, since the error was made on machines scheduled to be...
  • San Gabriel Mayor Arrested on Felony Robbery and Assault Charges

    10/15/2010 11:56:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/15/0
    SAN GABRIEL -- The mayor of San Gabriel was arrested early Friday morning on charges of felony robbery and assault charges after he allegedly grabbed a woman's purse and sped away with her clinging to the side of his SUV. Albert Y.M. Huang, 35, was taken into custody around 1:15 a.m. after police received a call about a heated argument between Huang and a 33 year old woman over money, according to Sgt. Jeff Whitney of the San Gabriel police department. Detectives say Huang and the woman were arguing over money outside a restaurant in the 300 block of West...
  • 2 little words started race for mayor: forensic audit (Chicago about to open its books?)

    10/07/2010 6:08:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/06/10 | John Kass
    2 little words started race for mayor: forensic auditJohn Kass October 6, 2010 Before we feast on the tribalism and intrigue of the upcoming Chicago mayoral campaign, let's not forget something. Let's not forget the guy who may have started it all. He did it by uttering two little words, and they echoed ominously through Chicago's political sub-basements. Just days after the two little words were said, Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't seek re-election. Remember those two little words? "You mean, 'forensic audit'?" said Ald. Scott Waguespack, 32nd. "Those two little words?" Precisely. Forensic audit. **SNIP** And Emanuel? He's...
  • Rahm Emanuel Isn't Eligible to Run for Mayor of Chicago?

    10/04/2010 6:41:42 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-4-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    That's actually a question being asked. Check out the Chicago Sun-Times article here (via Memeorandum) Man, that would be a HUGE bummer if he couldn't run because he wasn't an actual resident of Chicago...right Barack? ................Mr. President? Was it something I said? Hello? Just me? The Looking Spoon is a conservative humor/satire/art/commentary blog, visit to see more posts and art
  • Rahm will be found ineligible to run: Election-law expert

    09/30/2010 12:04:44 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 136 replies
    WLS ^ | 09/30/10 | Jim Johnson
    Attorney Burt Odelson, a noted elction-law expert, is predicting Rahm Emanuel will be ineligible for mayor because he is not a legal resident of Chicago. Odelson told Roe and Roeper on WLS Radio that when Emanuel leased out his Chicago home he could no longer claim he is a resident. “He rented his house out in Sept 09 and has not been back since and has no residency in Chicago,” Odelson said. Odelson says he has been involved in several residency cases in Illinois that “the law is clear.”
  • New Jesse Jackson Jr. Allegations of Ethics Violation, Sexual Affair

    09/21/2010 2:24:06 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 36 replies · 1+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/21/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On the eave of the biggest rush to run for Chicago Mayor in recent memory, Jesse Jackson, Jr. has been hit with more allegations of being involved in a scheme to buy a Senate seat from disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Additionally, there is a hint that Jackson was involved with a woman flown several times to Chicago by a campaign contributor. An Indian-American businessman has told federal authorities that he was asked by Congressman Jackson to begin raising money for Rod Blagojevich so that Blago might appoint Jackson to the open Senate seat that Obama vacated when he took the...
  • Fenty wins GOP primary on write-ins (Dem wins GOP Primary as a write-in)

    09/17/2010 12:17:32 PM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 15 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | Sept. 17, 2010 | P.J. ORVETTI
    It turns out Adrian Fenty did win the D.C. mayoral primary on Tuesday -- just not the one he had expected. D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics Public Affairs Manager Alysoun McLaughlin, who has forgotten what sleep is after the past week, announced at the crack of 3 a.m. today that Fenty had received 822 write-in votes in the Republican primary, enough to make him the GOP winner. Fenty has until 4:45 p.m. today to claim the prize, at which point I assume the hard-working DCBOEE crew will lock up for the weekend and go have a stiff drink. Fenty...
  • R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. Thinking of running for Chicago Mayor?

    09/14/2010 9:15:58 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 9 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 09/14/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Our friend Pat Hickey has caught wind of some potentially interesting news on Chicago's soon to be roiling Mayoral election now that Richard "King" Daley has decided he no longer wants the big seat. Conservative publisher R. Emmett Tyrell, Jr. has reportedly said he might be interested in taking a run at City Hall. Pat reports that through the grapevine he heard of Tyrell's possible campaign: R. Emmett Tyrrell, the founder of The American Spectator is interested in running for Mayor of Chicago. Bob Tyrrell, like Governor Pat Quinn, is a proud Alumnus of Fenwick High School. It sure would...
  • Rahm's pollster asking about a run for mayor (activates Chicago Swamp Machine)

    09/14/2010 9:14:13 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 7 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 9-14-10 | Lynn Sweet
    REPLACING DALEY | Emanuel activates his Chicago network ### White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has commissioned his longtime pollster, Stanley Greenberg, to survey Chicagoans about a potential mayoral bid. Meanwhile, former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun will accept a mayoral "draft" at a Monday news conference in Chicago. Sources told me that polling calls for Emanuel were being made over the weekend and that Emanuel has activated his Chicago network of pals to reach out to political figures in Chicago on his behalf. While Emanuel backed out of a Chicago visit last weekend, I'm told he will be in...
  • Rahm Polling Likely Voters

    09/11/2010 8:22:33 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 41 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 9-11-10 | Mary Ann Ahern
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel decided not to come home this weekend, but a source tells Ward Room that he is instead conducting a poll of Chicagoans as he decides whether to run for Mayor. Those polled are being asked their thoughts not only on Rahm as a potential candidate, but how well President Barack Obama is doing in the White House and about Rahm's perceived closeness to Obama.
  • Emanuel cancels Chicago trip

    09/08/2010 4:32:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 9-8-10 | Shira Toeplitz
    White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has called off a previously scheduled weekend trip to his hometown of Chicago, which would have come just days after the city’s longtime mayor, Richard Daley, stunned the political establishment Tuesday by announcing he will not run for reelection — fueling speculation that Emanuel will run to replace him. Emanuel's spokeswoman, Meridith Webster, did not specify why the former Chicago congressman canceled his trip, only that he “needs to say in D.C. this weekend” because of “scheduling conflicts.” Emanuel was a featured guest at three major fundraisers on Sunday and Monday in downtown...
  • Rahm Emanuel hits Chicago this weekend: Will he run for mayor?

    09/08/2010 10:59:53 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 9-8-10 | Lynn Sweet
    White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel--likely to run for mayor in the wake of Mayor Daley's surprise decision not to seek another term--hits Chicago in a few days for a series of fund-raisers for House candidates. But it will be his first time in the city since he is in play for City Hall and reporters are certain to hunt him down to ask him if he is going to leave the White House to run. Then there is the matter of timing--does he leave the White House before the mid-term elections? Nominating petitions--with 12,500 valid signatures--are due Nov....
  • Potential Candidates To Succeed Mayor Daley

    09/07/2010 2:13:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    Potential Candidates To Succeed Mayor Daley As Mayor Daley rocked the political establishment on Tuesday by announcing that we won’t seek a seventh term, several potential candidates have been flirting with the idea of running for mayor in recent months, notably among them White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. In April, Emanuel told Charlie Rose on PBS that if Daley did not run, “One day I would like to run for mayor of the city of Chicago. That’s always been an aspiration of mine even when I was in the House of Representatives.”
  • Daly Won’t Run for Reelection

    09/07/2010 1:06:40 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 09/07/2010 | Daniel Foster
    Chicago mayor Richard Daley (D.), who has served in that office since 1989, has announced that he will not run for re-election, saying it is “time to move on.” Next stop: Mayor Emanuel?