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  • Obama plans election-night rally in Chicago convention center

    10/18/2012 3:24:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 17, 2012
    U.S. President Barack Obama plans to usher in what he hopes will be a second four-year term in the White House at an election-night rally at a huge convention center near downtown Chicago, campaign and city officials said on Wednesday. The event will likely draw thousands of supporters to the McCormick Place convention center in Chicago, Obama's hometown and the site of his re-election campaign headquarters. Supporters are expected to watch the voting results come in and then hear a speech by the incumbent Democrat who faces Republican Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and private equity executive, in the...
  • Leading banker jumped to his death after snorting cocaine at welcome home party(UBS)

    09/08/2010 3:21:56 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/08/10
    Leading banker jumped to his death after snorting cocaine at welcome home party By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 4:45 PM on 8th September 2010 A leading banker jumped to his death after snorting cocaine at a party thrown to welcome him back from abroad, an inquest heard today. Neil McCormick plunged sixty feet and landed on rubble after he was spotted walking in circles and mumbling 'guys, don’t do this to me', the court heard. Mr McCormick, who had used cocaine regularly since studying at Oxford University, moved to Hong Kong last September with his wife Diana and...
  • U.S. Senate: “Naughty or Nice” This Season?

    12/22/2009 11:44:46 AM PST · by mukraker · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Terri McCormick For Congress ^ | December 22, 2009 | Terri McCormick
    In the rush to pass the so-called “healthcare reform bill,” U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) stamped his feet and held his breath until he extracted his presents from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. One such gift exempts Nebraska from paying the $45 million dollar increase in Medicaid imbursement costs. Nelson was the 60th Democrat to get his stocking stuffed. Smart parents know not to give in to petulant children trying these shenanigans. If we gave kids everything they demanded, our family budget would be as busted as last year’s toy under the couch. You know, the one with batteries that...
  • Leaders for Liberty: Sharron Angle, Terri McCormick, and Sarah Steelman

    07/01/2009 7:45:44 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies · 1,301+ views
    As the focus turns from rebuilding the Republican Party in 2009 to winning elections in 2010, look to three savvy women to lead the way for liberty next year. Sharron Angle is a former member of the Nevada Assembly who was narrowly defeated in a Congressional primary two years ago. At her website, she sharply criticizes the national debt, the continued growth of government, and mounting Congressional spending. In 2010, Angle is likely to run against the vulnerable U.S. Senate Speaker Harry Reid (D-NV). Terri McCormick is a former State Representative from Wisconsin. Elected in 2000, she self-imposed a term...
  • Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich

    12/09/2008 7:10:49 AM PST · by iowamark · 195 replies · 10,039+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | 12/09/2008 | U.S. Attorney's Office
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney's Office: Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange...
  • Tribune Empire Could Crumble (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/26/2006 7:03:23 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies · 517+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | September 26, 2006 | Frank Ahrens
    Imagine buying the most expensive house on a good-looking block that appears to be on the upswing. Within three years, the neighborhood craters, your oldest kid starts backtalking and your spouse pesters you to sell the house and get out. Meanwhile, you're stuck with a fat mortgage. That's pretty much what life is like at the Tribune Co. these days. A boardroom fight over the company's limping stock price has caused anxiety in Tribune newsrooms around the country, from an open revolt by the top editor in Los Angeles to "fear and loathing" about potential job cuts among reporters and...
  • Fitfully Blending Papers and TV (Dinosaur Media Death Watch)

    06/19/2006 4:41:43 AM PDT · by abb · 12 replies · 342+ views
    New York Times ^ | June 19, 2006 | RICHARD SIKLOS and KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    Back in 2000, when the Tribune Company">Tribune Company absorbed The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Baltimore Sun and other Times Mirror">Times Mirror properties in an eye-popping $8.3 billion deal, there was a premise and a promise. The premise was that these new Tribune markets could copy the "synergy" model that had worked so well in the corporate hometown, Chicago. There, reporters for The Chicago Tribune shared their work with their broadcast siblings, WGN-TV and WGN radio, appearing on screen or being heard over the air. When it worked well, information from each outlet flowed in a coordinated way among all...
  • A Clash of Newspaper Legacies (Dinosaur Media Internal Food Fight Alert)

    06/14/2006 9:07:12 AM PDT · by abb · 21 replies · 452+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 14, 2006 | RICHARD SIKLOS
    Harry Chandler of The Los Angeles Times and Colonel Robert R. McCormick of The Chicago Tribune were both towering figures of newspaper publishing in the first half of the 20th century. And like many newspaper moguls, both created trusts to safeguard the papers they built and the causes they championed. Both wanted to extend their fortunes and influence down through the generations. But decades after their deaths, the Chandler and McCormick legacies have come into stark contrast on the board of the Tribune Company, the media giant that today publishes 11 daily newspapers, including The Times and The Tribune, and...
  • The Chicago Presbytery's naïve, dangerous embrace of terrorists (PCUSA)

    01/08/2006 12:09:27 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 21 replies · 918+ views
    Chicago Jewish Community Online ^ | Jan 2006 | STEVEN B. NASATIR
    Despite 9/11 and the almost numbing frequency of suicide bombings in Iraq, Israel, London. Madrid, Istanbul, Bali, and elsewhere, some people continue pedaling two discredited arguments: 1) that blame for these attacks ultimately lies with the policies or mere existence of the victims’ governments; and 2) that we must listen and can learn something of value from the terrorists themselves. Most Americans realize that "it’s not us, it’s them," in other words, it is the terrorists, not the victims of terrorism, who are to blame. Accordingly, it is the terrorists, not us, who need to change or to be stopped....
  • Mideast visit called ill-advised (Presbyterians and Hezbollah)

    12/23/2005 8:10:27 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 3 replies · 502+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Dec 23, 2005 | Gary Washburn
    The pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church has sent a letter to Chicago's 50 aldermen formally distancing himself from the decision of a denomination leader to meet with representatives of Hezbollah, an anti-Israeli group with terrorist ties. The City Council last week passed a resolution condemning the meeting and expressing "dismay" with Rev. Bob Reynolds, head of the Chicago Presbytery. Reynolds was part of a church group that met with Hezbollah leaders during a trip to the Middle East last month. During the debate on the resolution, two aldermen also threatened to oppose a zoning change sought by Fourth Presbyterian Church...
  • The Church of Jihad-Why do Presbyterian leaders insist on meeting with Hezbollah?

    12/23/2005 5:48:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies · 998+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 12-23-05 | Patrick Devenny
    Hezbollah official Nabil Qawuq is undoubtedly a busy man. As Hezbollah’s commander in Southern Lebanon, Qawuq is responsible for leading the bulk of the Shi’ite terrorist group’s combat forces, while frequently overseeing attacks on Israeli positions and attempts to kidnap Israeli soldiers or civilians. A confidante of Hezbollah General Secretary Hassan Nasrallah, Qawuq is also a fixture on Al-Jazeera and Lebanese television, his appearances generously mottled with calls for the destruction of the Jewish state. Nevertheless, Qawuq recently found the time in his busy schedule to meet with -- of all things -- a church group. On October 20th, a...
  • PCUSA attempts to fill hole furiously while digging deeper.

    12/06/2005 6:47:38 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 2 replies · 369+ views
    For Zion's Sake ^ | Dec 6, 2005 | Christopher
    First rule of getting out of a hole: quit digging. Now that Jewish groups have stepped up their criticism of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Stated Clerk Clifton Kirkpatrick has been forced to defend the denomination in the wake of its latest delegation to visit Hizballah. ironically enough, on the front of the PCUSA website is an article for the "Say NO to torture" Epiphany gathering and an article where Kirkpatrick restates PC(USA)'s opposition to capital punishment. However, the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States can only find weasel words to condemn a foreign terrorist organization with an unambiguous track...
  • DNC opposes divestment

    12/06/2005 3:29:06 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 4 replies · 441+ views
    Jewish Telegraph Agency ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | JTA
    The Democratic National Committee came out against efforts to divest from Israel or the Palestinian areas. The DNC executive, meeting Monday in Phoenix, passed a resolution declaring “its opposition to efforts to boycott, divest from, or otherwise single out companies for their work in Israel or the Palestinian Authority, and commends members of the Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other faiths who courageously continue to work together to attain a peaceful negotiated settlement to any conflict in the Middle East.” The resolution called efforts to divest from Israel “counterproductive.” Susan Turnbull, a DNC vice-chairwoman, told JTA that the initiative arose out...
  • Jewish groups step up criticismas PCUSA attempts to calm furor

    12/05/2005 4:09:18 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Layman Online ^ | Dec 5, 2005 | John Adams
    In a letter to presbyteries and synods, Stated Clerk Clifton Kirkpatrick contends that a Presbyterian delegation that met recently with Hezbollah, a terrorist group, was not sanctioned by the Presbyterian Church (USA). "We have been in contact with the leaders of the trip and have learned that it was not a delegation representing the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), but rather a study trip for individuals, under the auspices of the Middle East Task Force of Chicago Presbytery," Kirkpatrick said. Kirkpatrick did not mention that Nuhad Tomeh, the regional liaison of the PCUSA for Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and the Gulf, helped arrange...
  • Rev. Dr. Nuhad Tomeh, Presbyterian Church USA Ambassador to Hezbollah

    12/05/2005 4:05:51 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 14 replies · 974+ views
    Jewish Russian Telegraph ^ | Dec 3, 2005 | JRT
    Now, let's meet Rev. Dr. Nuhad Tomeh, an employee of Presbyterian Church USA. It looks like his main mission is to be full Representative and Ambassador to Hezbollah (Party of God). Whenever Presbyterians have a contact with the terrorist organization Nuhad Tome is always listed as a facilitator: EMEU in May 2002 SFTS in June 2004 Ron Stone in October 2004 Worley in October 2005 More, October 20, 2005 ADL's press release is a correct first step. This is good but not nearly enough. We are demanding from ADL a full-scale attack on the pro-terrorist activities of the mailine liberal...
  • Presbyterians Say Meeting in Middle East Isn't Official

    12/02/2005 3:21:34 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 14 replies · 594+ views
    New York Times ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | JODI WILGOREN
    Scrambling to maintain fragile friendships with Jewish groups, local and national officials of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are distancing themselves from a meeting in Lebanon between a Hezbollah commander and a Presbyterian delegation that included the denomination's Chicago leader. Jay Rock, the church's national coordinator for interfaith relations, promised Jewish leaders in a letter this week that Presbyterians would develop guidelines for members traveling in troubled regions, saying those at the Hezbollah meeting should have made clear the church's positions "against terrorism in any form, and for the security and vitality of Israel." At the same time, the Rev. Robert...
  • Chicago Presbyterian Meeting with Hezbollah Decried

    12/01/2005 2:12:37 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 23 replies · 795+ views
    Anti Defamation League ^ | Dec 2, 2005 | ADL
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) joined today with four other leading Chicago Jewish organizations to denounce a recent meeting with the terrorist group Hezbollah attended by leaders and members of the Presbytery of Chicago of The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). ADL Regional Director Lonnie Nasatir issued the following statement on the terrorist group Hezbollah: It is unconscionable that Presbyterian leaders would meet with Hezbollah, which our government designates as a foreign terrorist organization. Hezbollah (Party of God) has a track record of terror that is unambiguous. It pioneered the use of suicide bombing in the Middle East. It is committed to the...
  • Another Presbyterian Meeting with Terrorists

    11/27/2005 12:09:00 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 3 replies · 393+ views
    For Zion's Sake ^ | Nov 27, 2005 | Christopher
    This past week, Hizbullah invaded Israel with the intention of kidnapping Israeli soldiers. Make no mistake, Hizballah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah vowed Friday that attempts to abduct Israeli soldiers would continue, saying Hizballah has no intention of laying down its arms. They are not considered the world's most dangerous terrorist organization for nothing. Now, operations to kidnap Israelis take a lot of planning. An operation as large as this, which used every type of weapon in the terrorist organization's arsenal, must have been in planning last month, when a group from the PCUSA visited southern Lebanon at the invitation of...
  • WIESENTHAL CENTER DENOUNCES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH LEADERS' MEETING WITH HEZBOLLAH TERRORIST COMMANDER

    11/24/2005 6:09:10 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 12 replies · 896+ views
    Simon Wiesenthal Center ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | SWC
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center has denounced renewed contact between the U.S. branch of the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) and Hezbollah, the Lebanon-based terror organization. According to the Middle East Research Institute, Lebanese media confirmed that a PCUSA delegation headed by Robert Morley, a retired professor from McCormick Theological Seminary and Father Nihad Tomeh, the Church’s Mideast liaison met with Sheikh Nabil Qaouk, Hezbollah’s commander in Southern Lebanon. The Church delegation reportedly wanted to learn more about Hezbollah’s charitable works and its "concern" for people. "The people of Lebanon struggle mightily to reassert their independent democracy, Israel evacuates Gaza and continues negotiations...
  • Presbyterians meet with Hezbollah

    11/23/2005 7:04:11 AM PST · by tedbel · 1 replies · 340+ views
    DISGUSTING Presbyterian Church USA & Families of 9/11 Victims Delegations Meet with Hizbullah MEMRI On October 20, 2005, the Lebanese press reported that a delegation from the Presbyterian Church USA, headed by Father Nihad Tu'meh and with Robert Worley as its spokesman,[1] visited southern Lebanon at the invitation of Hizbullah, and met there with the terrorist organization's commander in southern Lebanon, Nabil Qawuq. During the meeting, Qawuq expressed his doubts about U.S. actions in the region and the intentions of the Bush administration. Worley, on his part, assured Qawuq that he was not defending the U.S. administration, that all delegation...
  • Another Presbyterian group meets with Hezbollah leader

    11/23/2005 10:11:39 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 30 replies · 1,473+ views
    Presbyterian Layman ^ | Nov 23, 2005 | John Adams
    With the Presbyterian Church (USA) already under fire for its one-sided policy calling for divestment of funds in corporations that do business with Israel, another delegation from the PCUSA met recently with the leader of Southern Lebanon's Hezbollah, a reputed terrorist organization. The meeting had a highly partisan political flavor, with the Hezbollah leader criticizing the policies of President George W. Bush and the spokesman for the Presbyterian delegation assuring his host that none of the members of the delegation had voted Democratic or supported the U.S. policies in the Mideast. The PCUSA delegation was led by the Rev. Nuhad...
  • Presbyterian Church USA & Families of 9/11 Victims Delegations Meet with Hizbullah

    11/22/2005 6:36:29 PM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies · 1,815+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 11-22-05
    Presbyterian Church USA & Families of 9/11 Victims Delegations Meet with Hizbullah On October 20, 2005, the Lebanese press reported that a delegation from the Presbyterian Church USA, headed by Father Nihad Tu'meh and with Robert Worley as its spokesman,[1] visited southern Lebanon at the invitation of Hizbullah, and met there with the terrorist organization's commander in southern Lebanon, Nabil Qawuq. During the meeting, Qawuq expressed his doubts about U.S. actions in the region and the intentions of the Bush administration. Worley, on his part, assured Qawuq that he was not defending the U.S. administration, that all delegation members had...
  • Chicago unions 'committing homicide'

    05/26/2005 7:22:07 AM PDT · by thebiggestdog · 1 replies · 190+ views
    www.hotchicken.com ^ | May 7, 2005 | www.hotchicken.com
    Last weekend I attended one of the largest trade shows in America, the National Restaurant show in Chicago. The show has been a fixture at McCormick Place for years, but the talk in the air this year was as much about the future of the show in Chicago as it was about all the food. The unions at McCormick have had a nasty repuation as being rude, corrupt and generally unhelpful when dealing with exibitors. The horror stories are endless. Although I am sure some are embelished, the fact of the matter is that the people who put on the...
  • CA: Senate GOP to propose host of cuts

    06/27/2003 9:46:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 201+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/27/03 | Alexa H. Bluth
    <p>In hopes of breaking a budget impasse, Senate Republicans on Thursday said they will propose a flood of spending cuts in coming days and demand that Democrats debate their merits on the Senate floor.</p> <p>Word of plans to introduce dozens of budget amendments, likely on Monday, came as budget negotiations remained at a standstill and the days dwindled leading up to a new fiscal year next Tuesday.</p>
  • Farrow: door open for U.S. Senate run [WI]

    05/28/2003 3:04:40 PM PDT · by JohnnyZ · 13 replies · 723+ views
    Oconomowoc Focus ^ | May 27, 2003 | Don Clasen
    City of Pewaukee ­- A year ago today Margaret Farrow moved into the newly remodeled lieutenant governor's office in Madison. But Wisconsin's first female to fill the No. 2 position in state government vowed earlier this year that her 27-year political career had come to an end when Barbara Lawton was elected to succeed her last November. Nevertheless, after being encouraged to oppose U.S. Senator Russ Feingold, who is up for election next year, she said she might invoke a woman's prerogative to change her mind. "I am leaving the door open a crack," she said this week when asked...