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  • CHICAGO New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating

    04/05/2016 5:36:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    DNA Info ^ | April 6, 2016 | Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone
    New Top Cop's Fiancee Under Investigation For Alleged Police Exam Cheating By Mark Konkol and Heather Cherone Updated April 5, 2016 THE LOOP — Mayor Rahm Emanuel's newly appointed top cop Eddie Johnson's fiancee is a Chicago Police lieutenant named in an ongoing investigation into alleged cheating on the department's lieutenant's exam, DNAinfo Chicago has learned. It's the same cheating probe that sources said helped derail Deputy Chief Eugene Williams' chances of being promoted to police superintendent. Now the allegations are part of a separate probe, this one by Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson, sources said. Williams, one of the...
  • Sheriff Clarke Schools Rahmbo

    06/05/2015 10:17:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 5, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is famous for saying that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste since it allows you to do things you might not be able to get done except for the emotions of the moment spurring calls to action. Chicago’s bloody Memorial Day weekend, which saw a dozen people killed -- including a four-year-old-girl -- certainly proved no exception to Rahm’s Rule as he called for, wait for it, stricter gun control as he spoke at a luncheon honoring police officers for valor and service. “It’s not just about...
  • Judge to rule on free-speech question in Chicago mayor race

    04/01/2015 12:49:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    Pantagraph ^ | 4-1-2015
    A federal judge says he'll decide soon on whether the Chicago Transit Authority must let employees distribute campaign leaflets in break rooms that oppose Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election bid. U.S. District Judge Robert Dow began hearing testimony Wednesday on a temporary restraining order that would force the transportation agency to allow the materials in advance of the April 7 runoff election. Dow told attorneys he hopes to rule by noon Thursday. The Amalgamated Transit Union filed a lawsuit in Chicago federal court Tuesday accusing the CTA of violating its members' free-speech rights. It claims the CTA allowed the distribution of...
  • Chicago City Council Chooses Suicide By Minimum Wage

    12/04/2014 3:49:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | December 4, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Fiscal Policy: A city teetering on the brink of insolvency passes a minimum wage that would reach $13 by 2019, higher than the minimum elsewhere in a state that just elected a Republican governor. What could go wrong? Ignoring the first rule of holes (when you're in one, stop digging), the Chicago City Council, in a Tuesday emergency session called by Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, voted 44-5 to raise the city's minimum wage from the current statewide level of $8.25 an hour to $10 on July 1, with future increases bringing it to $13...
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 12:28:22 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 27 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 18 ,2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names. “Over the last few months, my team has listened to questions and concerns from the community, ranging from location of the building to the naming of the school. We take that community input seriously, which is why – as we continue to look for a thoughtful way to honor President Obama – we will look for...
  • Inside the Beltway: A new interest in Rahm Emanuel for 2016?

    03/11/2014 8:38:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 11, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)The recent Conservative Political Action Conference provides a forum for big names. But it’s also a platform for the murmurs and asides from political strategists who’ve been everywhere and done everything, and like to speculate. Such is the case when the potential presidential candidacy ofHillary Clinton was parsed by a pair of insiders. Would she run? Maybe, if her health and vigor remain strong. But is she holding a place for someone else? Could be. The take-away suggestion: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously being groomed as a White House contender. “Maybe in the lead role, maybe the running mate....
  • Is Emanuel's Chicago On Path To Financial Collapse?

    11/14/2013 5:03:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 67 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Npvember 14, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Fiscal Disaster: A major credit rating agency has just given Chicago, with more general obligation debt per capita than Detroit, its second triple-notch downgrade in six months. Its bonds are perilously close to junk status. Citing skyrocketing pension costs and a lack of meaningful solutions, Fitch Ratings lowered Chicago's debt to A- from AA- last week, making it the second serious downgrade since July. The move by Fitch follows a triple downgrade of Chicago's bond rating by Moody's Investors in mid-July. Moody's cited the city's "very large and growing" pension liabilities and "significant" debt service payments, among other factors. The...
  • 12 people, including 3-year-old, shot at South Side park (Chicago)

    09/19/2013 10:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11:52 p.m. CDT, September 19, 2013 | Peter Nickeas and Jeremy Gorner
    Twelve people, including a 3-year-old child, were shot at a Chicago park in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Thursday night, authorities said. Ten adults and the 3-year-old were transported by Fire Department ambulances after in the attack in the 1800 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Fire Department Deputy District Chief James Mungovan. A twelfth victim was believed to have driven himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, a source said, citing preliminary information. …
  • Emanuel's Chicago Is On Path To Be The Next Detroit

    08/08/2013 9:50:43 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 22 replies
    Investor's Business Faily ^ | August 8, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Cities: Chicago appears to be following Detroit's lead to financial disaster, perhaps the latest victim of decades of one-party rule by Democrats eager to redistribute wealth while driving real wealth creators out of cities. Moody's Investors Service downgraded the Windy City's credit rating by three notches last week, partly the result of $19 billion in unfunded pension debt, leaving Chicago's lower than 90% of Moody's public finance ratings. Among the nation's five largest cities, Chicago has put aside the smallest portion of its looming pension obligations, according to a study issued this year by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The condition...
  • Rahmbo Takes On Perry And Messes With Texas' Success

    04/23/2013 4:41:32 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 23, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    States: The governor from a thriving free-enterprise state travels to the U.S. counterpart of Greece and Cyprus with an invitation: Come to where folks are friendly to business. Texas' Rick Perry arrived in Illinois Monday to lure businesses away from a state that we and other's have dubbed "America's Greece" — beleaguered by debt, punished by regulations and subject to ever-rising taxes — to one that's leading the pack in job and economic growth. Taking umbrage at Perry's visit was Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. He took the occasion to taunt the governor with...
  • No Guns, No School: Liberal Racism In Obama's Chicago

    03/25/2013 4:18:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Racism: Facing a billion-dollar budget shortfall, the Chicago Public Schools' plan to close 54 schools, mostly in black and low-income neighborhoods, forces many students to cross gang boundaries to get a mediocre education. Facing a billion-dollar budget shortfall, the Chicago Public Schools' plans to close 54 schools, mostly in black and low-income neighborhoods, forcing many students to cross gang boundaries to get a questionable education. Shuffling children around like so many deck chairs on a sinking ship, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced the closings as a cost-cutting move, with CPS officials arguing that money being spent to keep underutilized...
  • Emails Show Solyndra Push Was Rahm Emanuel's Idea

    08/03/2012 7:35:54 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 3, 2012
    Scandal: The sunlight continues to expose the machinations behind the White House's support of failed solar panel manufacturer Solyndra with our tax dollars, including the false claim by former White House chief of staff. In a batch of White House emails released in a report on Solyndra by the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Thursday, there's this gem: White House aide Aditya Kumar wrote to Jacob Levine of the Office of Energy and Climate Change on Aug. 19, 2009: "Feels like Rahm wants this too (barring any concerns) — POTUS (President Of The United States) Involvement (in pushing Solyndra)...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Has No Problem With Anti-Semitism, Just The Christians At Chick-Fil-A

    07/27/2012 2:54:49 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 22 replies
    Commentary ^ | 26 July 2012 | Alana Goodman
    Ignoring Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s history of anti-Semitic remarks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday welcomed the army of men dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to stop the violence in Chicago neighborhoods - Read excerpts of a Farrakhan anti-Semitic rant from earlier this month in "Comments."
  • Rahmbo Protects 'Chicago Values' From Chick-fil-A

    07/27/2012 12:28:58 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2012
    First Amendment: The politically incorrect personal beliefs of a food-chain owner provides politicians nationwide an opportunity to rail against nonexistent discrimination. Want fries with that righteous indignation? Chicago Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A's effort to build a store in his trendy ward after hearing that Chick-fil-A's president, Dan Cathy, had stated in an interview that he believed in marriage as between one man and one woman. Cathy was quoted July 16 in the Baptist Press saying he was "guilty as charged" for supporting "the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a...
  • In Obama's Chicago, A Trayvon Martin Every Day

    07/10/2012 5:14:26 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | July 10, 2012
    Urban Decay: When more Americans are killed in the president's hometown than in Afghanistan, even the media take notice. When will the president notice the carnage in the city run by his former chief of staff? People are dying fast and furiously in Chicago, so much so that it caught the CBS eye and prompted "Evening News" anchor Scott Pelley to sit down Monday night with Rahm Emanuel, President Obama's former chief of staff and mayor of this monument to progressive decay, and ask a very pertinent question. "I got a letter from a viewer the other day who asked...
  • His City A Fiscal Wreck, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Shows Chutzpah

    11/21/2011 6:43:39 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 21, 2011 | IBD staff
    Politics: The former White House chief of staff journeys to Iowa to trash the Republican presidential field. As the ship of state continues to sink, the former first mate ignores the iceberg he helped steer us into. One would think that Rahm Emanuel, currently mayor of Chicago, would be busy fixing the fiscal mess his city, birthplace of the "Chicago way" of politics and government, is in. Illinois is imploding under a Democratic governor who is taxing businesses and jobs out of the state. But Emanuel was in Iowa, knocking Republicans and blaming them for all that ails America. "Mitt...
  • Cain Adviser to Accuse Team Perry of Leaking Harassment Claims: Watch 'Special Report' at 6 p.m. ET

    11/02/2011 3:10:31 PM PDT · by mick · 264 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Breaking News ^ | 11/2/11 | Fox News
    Cain Adviser to Accuse Team Perry of Leaking Harassment Claims: Watch 'Special Report' at 6 p.m. ET
  • Chicago mayor to lay off workers to plug budget gap (Merry Christmas, Unions! Love, RahmBo!!)

    07/15/2011 2:03:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 7/15/11 | Karen Pierog - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - With Chicago still facing a lingering deficit in its current budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday unveiled steps that will lead to up to 625 layoffs. They include privatization of custodial services at city libraries and airports, benefits services and the water billing call center. Also about 126 seasonal workers in Chicago's transportation department would be discharged, resulting in a drop in curb, gutter and sidewalk improvements this year. "Today, I'm taking steps because I cannot wish away this budget shortfall," the mayor told reporters. Earlier this month, Emanuel said he would eliminate $20 million of the...
  • TRENDING: Emanuel aide resigns over ethics violations

    02/26/2011 4:56:49 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 33 replies
    TRENDING: Emanuel aide resigns over ethics violations By: CNN's Gabriella Schwarz (CNN) - A co-chair of Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's transition team resigned from her new post Friday after it was revealed that she left her high-level state job last summer over ethics violations, CNN confirmed Saturday. Judy Erwin previously served as the executive director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and served on then-candidate Barack Obama's Education Policy Committee during his 2008 presidential campaign. On Thursday, she was named to Emanuel's transition team and according to a news release, Erwin was also recently hired as managing director for...
  • 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."
  • Rahmbo's End

    10/01/2010 5:01:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 1, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Exits: Having helped bring the Chicago Way to Washington, the White House chief of staff leaves a crisis he helped create to bring the nanny state to the heartland. On the surface, Rahm Emanuel is leaving to fulfill a personal ambition — to be mayor of Chicago. In reality, he's jumping a sinking ship, and the credentials he brings to a mayoral race in the Windy City may also be his political albatross. He heads for the self-described "city that works" leaving behind a country that doesn't. Emanuel is famous for saying what has become the mantra of the Obama...
  • 41 Obama White House aides owe the IRS $831,000 in back taxes -- and they're not alone

    09/10/2010 7:26:53 AM PDT · by Qbert · 140 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 9/10/2010 | Andrew Malcom
    Over the years a lot of suspicion has built up across the country about Washington and its population of opportunistic transients coming to see themselves as a special kind of person, somehow above average working Americans who don't work down in that former swamp. Well, finally, an end to all those undocumented doubts. Thanks to some diligent digging by the Washington Post, those suspicions can at last be put to rest. They're correct. Accurate. Dead-on. Laser-guided. On target. Bingo-bango. As clear as it's always seemed to those Americans who don't feel special entitlements and do meet their government obligations. We...
  • Obama: Emanuel would be 'terrific' Chicago mayor

    09/09/2010 7:12:49 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/09/2010
    President Barack Obama says his chief of staff would make a "terrific mayor" of Chicago. But Obama says he expects Rahm Emanuel to hold off on deciding whether to enter the race until after the midterm elections. Barack Obama - Rahm Emanuel - Chicago - President of the United States - Chief of staff
  • Emanuel 'traded political favours with Rod Blagojevich'

    06/24/2010 6:58:40 AM PDT · by FMoran · 9 replies
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | June 23, 2010 | Michele Walk
    Mr Emanuel published an endorsement of Mr Blagojevich in the Chicago Tribune in exchange for $2 million (Ł1.3 million) in school funding to his district, according to the emails, which were released on Monday. The newspaper had recently claimed in an editorial that Mr Blagojevich used public funds to support his re-election campaign. Mr Blagojevich, who was re-elected in 2006 but resigned in 2009, is currently on trial in Illinois on corruption charges. He is alleged to have attempted to sell Mr Obama's former Senate seat. The emails detailing the deal, revealed by the Associated Press, apparently were exchanged between...
  • Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff to quit White House in six to eight months_ report

    06/21/2010 3:36:02 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 24 replies · 2+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | 20 JUNE 2010 | Meena Hartenstein
    Rahm Emanuel, Obama's Chief of Staff to quit White House in six to eight months: report BY Meena HartensteinDAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Sunday, June 20th 2010, 9:44 PM Arbogast/APRahm Emanuel, President Obama's chief of staff, told 60 Minutes that the job is 'a tremendous amount of pressure.' Related News ArticlesNo, that's not Obama in '93 'Whoomp! (There it is)' videoBam slams GOP for blocking unemployment benefits billRahm Emanuel calls Joe Barton's remarks 'dangerous'Daly: Want to punish BP? Build more energy-saving subwaysWhite House gate crashers stir it up again Rahm Emanuel just can't take it anymore.That's what "Washington insiders" are...
  • Rahm Emanuel on Health Care and the Obama Agenda (Lehrer Interview) (Triple Barf)

    03/26/2010 11:22:05 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 10 replies · 322+ views
    I watched as much of this as I could stand last night.  What a crock, and what suck-up by Lehrer.   Transcript JIM LEHRER: And now our interview with Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff.I spoke with him a short time ago.Rahm Emanuel, welcome..RAHM EMANUEL, White House chief of staff: Thank you.JIM LEHRER: How do you read the seriousness of these threats against members of Congress?RAHM EMANUEL: Well, I think, first of all, I think we should all know that we can have disagreements without being disagreeable.This was a long debate, a lot of heat, sometimes not...
  • Massa: "Rahm Would Strap His Children to a Locamotive for a Vote" (confronted him in the shower)

    03/08/2010 8:22:06 AM PST · by maggief · 101 replies · 592+ views
    NBC Chicago ^ | March 08, 2010 | ANDREW GREINER
    Rahm Emanuel has been accused of a lot of things during his political career, but today one outgoing congressman may have topped all insults. “Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn,” disgraced Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY ) said during a radio show, -- the radio diatribe is posted on Real Clear “He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.” (snip) "Let me tell you a story about Rahm Emanuel," Massa said on the program. "I was a congressman in my...
  • A Knife in Obama’s Back?

    03/03/2010 8:18:51 AM PST · by neverdem · 29 replies · 1,475+ views
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 3, 2010 | Jonah Goldberg
    A Knife in Obama’s Back?Maybe Rahm Emanuel is guilty of disloyalty, but he might be the only thing keeping Obama tethered to the reality-based community.  The president is surrounded by acolytes of the Cult of Obama. They consider him to be a “transformational figure” who need not sully himself with the usual rules of politics. The president agrees, rejecting suggestions that he recalibrate his Olympian ambitions. That’s not me saying that, nor one of my knuckle-dragging, baby-eating right-wing brethren. It’s Dana Milbank, the liberal Washington Post writer widely seen by most conservatives as Maureen Dowd in drag. Milbank wrote a...
  • Sinking By The Stern

    03/01/2010 5:07:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 539+ views ^ | March 1, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Union Influence: The White House picks its most frequent visitor to sit on its deficit commission. He believes in big government, in big spending, and that the workers of the world should unite. What could go wrong? Computer security firms have been known to hire the best former hackers because they know best how to stop others like them. But the appointment of Andy Stern, president of the Service Employee International Union (SEIU), to a bipartisan commission to come up with ways to deal with the rapidly rising federal budget deficit is like having a serial arsonist organize Fire Prevention...
  • Vanity -- Blagojevich on O'Reilly tonight

    02/11/2010 5:45:12 PM PST · by malkee · 30 replies · 679+ views
    Feb 11 2010 | malkee
    Blago wouldn't say whether his taped conversations w/Obama and Rahmbo would embarass them. He would only say they weren't illegal. Blago is afraid. Discuss.
  • Rahm Emanuel praises Daley, urges him to run in 2011

    01/10/2010 2:48:08 PM PST · by maggief · 24 replies · 675+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 10, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel praised Mayor Daley on Saturday and urged him to run for re-election in 2011 in a statement designed to quash gossip that Emanuel is considering a City Hall bid. "Mayor Daley is a great mayor for a great city. He has my full support and it is my hope that he will seek re-election," Emanuel said in a written statement.
  • The Democrats’ Health Care Hari-Kari

    12/20/2009 10:55:31 PM PST · by Darnright · 29 replies · 1,601+ views ^ | 12/21/09 | posted by bs
    A quick search of the Interwebs for the term “political suicide” will return a significant number of stories on the pending Democrat-pushed healthcare “reform” legislation and their seemingly inexplicable political death spiral. Virtually every poll says that the public rejects the bills in the Senate and House, Barack Obama’s popularity is tanking, and virtually no one on the Right OR the Left is happy with them. So the natural question is: Why are the Democrats pushing this? The characterization of the Democrats’ actions as “political suicide” is somewhat inaccurate. It would be more apt to call it “political hari-kari”, as...
  • Newsweek's Fineman Invokes Rahm on Health Care: Obama Not Making Use of 'Crisis Mode'

    10/15/2009 6:42:58 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 5 replies · 495+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | October 15, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Last fall, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel remarked, "Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." That quote has become part of a rallying cry for conservatives, that those currently in power are trying to create the perception of a crisis to force things through the legislative process that couldn't be done otherwise. That has been dismissed by those on the left as fear-mongering and the party in power is acting in good faith based on what their constituents want. But on...
  • Proof Positive the Public Option Will Lead to Single Payer ( VIDEO )

    10/05/2009 5:40:29 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 482+ views
    You tube 1 minute 58 seconds ^ | 2008, 2009 | Verum Serum
    Some of these I haven't yet seen, and I've seen a lot of these clips. Words from: Russ Feingold Kathleen Sebelius Paul Krugman Barney Frank Ezra Klein Rahm Emanuel and Jan Schakowsky
  • Going it Alone

    08/19/2009 4:33:25 AM PDT · by paustin110 · 11 replies · 512+ views
    And So It Goes in Shreveport ^ | 08/19/2009 | Pat Austin
    It seems that the Dems are ready to "go it alone" on ObamaCare, according to this piece in the New York Times. Their current position seems to be moving toward blaming Republicans for lack of bipartisanship and refusing to compromise, and moving ahead with their plans for enacting reform on their own. Does that mean reconciliation? That much isn't clear. The Times quotes Rahmbo who says "The Republican leadership has made a strategic decision that defeating President Obama's health care proposal is more important for their political goals than solving the health insurance problems American's face every day."
  • Israelis sour on Rahm Emanuel

    08/17/2009 5:46:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies · 2,572+ views
    Politico ^ | 8/17/2009 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    As the Obama administration presses Israel to cease settlement expansion as part of a renewed push for a Middle East peace deal—a course of action that many Israelis have interpreted as evidence of the president’s favoritism towards Palestinians—Israelis have increasingly focused their disappointment not on Obama, but rather on his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. An observant Jew with deep ties to Israel, Emanuel is viewed as something of a native son, his rise through the ranks of American politics celebrated by Israelis who reveled in details such as his childhood summers spent in Israel and his volunteer stint during...
  • 8/4/09 News Stories Conservatives Should Digg

    08/05/2009 6:49:34 AM PDT · by Seth_Stuck · 2 replies · 437+ views
    Conservative Diggs & Buries ^ | August 4, 2009 | Conservative Diggs & Buries
    Here are the news stories and opinion articles Conservatives dugg yesterday:
  • Rahmbo browbeat network heads to carry Obama's health care presser

    08/03/2009 1:32:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 637+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/3/09 | Rick Moran
    It is the simple exercise of power. Obama's got more of it than the TV networks. And if you have someone in the White House perfectly willing to exercise that power by making implied threats, there isn't much even giant corporations can do to deny Obama what he wants. Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post sniffed out the story regarding the networks cave-in to the White House on the health care press conference:
  • New Orleans Wants Ex-Residents Counted (Hey Ray, you're not supposed to advertise fraud!)

    07/20/2009 10:55:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies · 570+ views
    WSJ ^ | 7/20/2009 | COREY DADE
    New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is calling on former residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 to claim their old city addresses in next year's census, drawing criticism for trying to circumvent rules for winning federal funds. The mayor -- encouraged that New Orleans has thrown off its post-Katrina malaise to become the U.S.'s fastest-growing big city by percentage -- wants the U.S. Census Bureau to grant an exception for its former residents, currently living elsewhere, who want to rebuild homes in New Orleans. There's one problem: The mayor's plan is illegal, according to the Census Bureau. Federal law requires...
  • You Had me at Jell-O

    06/01/2009 7:24:29 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 5 replies · 665+ views ^ | June 1, 2009 | Gordon Greene
    Obama's Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, most well known for his rapid-fire temper, his foul language and his Sopranos'-style political diplomacy, reportedly has a squishy side few could imagine. According to an anonymous source close to the Obama Administration, fracturedrepublic can reveal it has evidence suggesting "Rahmbo", as recently as March, 2009 was actively taking part in what is arguably the most insipid, and least celebrated sport in America today… weasel Jell-O wrestling. Click here for more...
  • Middle East Scapegoat

    05/14/2009 1:22:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies · 1,246+ views
    FRONTPAGE ^ | May 12, 2009 | By P. David Hornik
    Note: Read the whole article and check out the hypertext-links in the article. # | Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Where does the Obama administration stand on Israel? Although that vexed question is still open, the worrying signs are accumulating. On Sunday it was National Security Adviser James Jones telling ABC that “We understand Israel’s preoccupation with Iran as an existential threat. We agree with that”—and adding: “…by the same token, there are a lot of things that you can do to diminish that existential threat by working hard towards achieving a two-state solution.” With Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu slated...
  • Emanuel Says Obama Insists On Implementing Two State Solution, No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

    04/17/2009 10:53:05 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 120 replies · 5,757+ views
    Israel Policy Forum ^ | 4-16-09 | M. J. Rosenberg
    Yedioth Achronoth, the largest circulation daily in Israel, reports today that President Obama intends to see the two-state solution signed, sealed and delivered during his first term. Rahm Emanuel told an (unnamed) Jewish leader; "In the next four years there is going to be a permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians on the basis of two states for two peoples, and it doesn't matter to us at all who is prime minister." He also said that the United States will exert pressure to see that deal is put into place. "Any treatment of the Iranian nuclear problem will...
  • Emanuel Now a Backer of Immigration Action (Major Amnesty Push Coming)

    04/09/2009 7:20:40 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 26 replies · 1,667+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Wall Street Journal
    snip Those arguments continued after Mr. Emanuel was elected to Congress, and were heightened in the run-up to the 2006 election, when he led the successful Democratic effort to take control of the House, she said. According to widespread reports at the time, Mr. Emanuel urged Democrats who were seen to be most vulnerable in the election to vote in 2005 for a bill that would increase enforcement against illegal immigration. Mr. Emanuel said he simply gave his political advice to members who asked for it, and he noted that he himself voted against the bill. "There's no more brilliant...
  • Thomas Sowell: The great rush to do ... something

    02/20/2009 10:01:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 977+ views
    The Manchester Union-Leader ^ | February 21, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    The big story last week was the incredible Congressional rush to pass in just two days a bill that was more than a thousand pages long -- after which it sat on the President's desk for three days while the Obamas were away on a holiday. There is the same complete inconsistency in the bill itself. Despite the urgency in President Obama's rhetoric, as well as in Congress' haste in passing a bill that few -- if any -- members had time to read, much less consider, most of the actual spending will take place next year, at the earliest....
  • Et Tu Rahmbo?

    02/18/2009 8:57:33 AM PST · by Selkirk · 3 replies · 506+ views
    Political Castaway Blog ^ | 02/18/2009 | Selkirk
    When I first heard that Rahm Emanuel was staying in an apartment owned by Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, it didn't strike me as a big deal. I am well aware that Congressmen, especially junior Congressmen, often don't invest heavily in their Washington digs and often look to their colleagues for hospitality. Congressmen share accomodations around Capitol Hill all the time (I could tell some interesting stories about the bachelor pad shared in the mid-90s by then-Congressmen Lindsey Graham and Vann Hilleary, but this isn't that kind of blog), and many Congressmen are well-known for spending very little time in Washington, so...
  • Here We Go Again (Obama Tax-evading appointee..)

    02/09/2009 8:43:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies · 2,740+ views
    Commentary ^ | 2/9/09 | J.G. Thayer
    Amazing. Yet another Obama appointee apparently has tax problems. Pardon me, usher, but I think I’ve seen this movie before. This time it’s White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. It appears that the former congressman found a handy way to save money. Most members of Congress find themselves having to support two households — one in their home district, and one in or around DC. Some members, in the past, have ended up sharing apartments or town houses. Emanuel took that one step further: he moved into the home of his colleague, Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), staying there for five...
  • Rahm Emanuel makes daily, secret calls to media pals

    01/30/2009 5:26:04 AM PST · by slomark · 16 replies · 1,289+ views
    (see article for photo of Rahm's special secure phone--in his own hands)As the sun comes up each morning, Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s chief of staff, calls his pals in the media – CNN’s James Carville and Paul Begala, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, and pollster Stan Greenberg. That was no problem last month, but Emanuel is now President Obama’s Chief of Staff, and the calls have now taken on an air of conspiracy. Where’s the shock and outrage and the suggestion that Emanuel is coordinating media coverage? From our perspective, two things surprise us about this story. First, that no one has objected...
  • Defusing the Rahm Bomb

    01/29/2009 12:37:21 AM PST · by malkee · 31 replies · 1,633+ views ^ | Jan. 29 2009 | Fran Coombs
    So maybe the time Rodney King was hoping for has arrived at last. Maybe now we all can just get along. Witness The New Rahm in action. Obama at a meeting earlier in January with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others complained to Emanuel about his tendency to loudly crack his knuckles. “At which point,” The Times reported, “Mr. Emanuel held the offending knuckle up to Mr. Obama’s left ear and, like an annoying little brother, snapped off a few special cracks.” Now all questions aside about the propriety of doing that to anyone, much less the President of the...
  • Emanuel to Resign House Seat on Friday

    12/29/2008 1:10:12 PM PST · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 6,415+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-29-08
    Congressman Rahm Emanuel will resign his congressional seat on Friday in anticipation of joining President-elect Barack Obama's administration. Emanuel delivered the news in an automated call to constituents on Monday. "This is Congressman Rahm Emanuel. As you may have heard, President-elect Obama has asked me to be his new chief of staff and I have accepted this offer. Therefore, in the near future, I will be resigning from Congress. ... I also want you to know, it has been a privilege and an honor to serve as your representative for the last six years," he says in the taped call.
  • Rahm Emanuel Reportedly Spoke with Blagojevich About Senate Seat

    12/11/2008 8:34:54 PM PST · by nomoremods · 345 replies · 15,582+ views
    Fox News Chicago ^ | 12-11-08 | Craig Wall
    Chicago -- The firestorm surrounding Governor Blagojevich is putting some heat on Barack Obama’s transition team. Fox Chicago News has learned about possible conversations between a top Obama aide and the governor regarding the open senate seat. Craig Wall has the exclusive.