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  • Book depicts tensions between first lady, aides

    01/07/2012 7:54:03 AM PST · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 88 replies · 3+ views
    AP ^ | January 7, 2012 | By JIM KUHNHENN
    New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, in a book to be published Tuesday, portrays a White House where tensions developed between Mrs. Obama and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former press secretary and presidential adviser Robert Gibbs. Among the book's most provocative anecdotes, Kantor recounts a scene in which Gibbs, frustrated after tamping down a potential public relations crisis involving the first lady, exploded when presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett told him the first lady had concerns about the White House response to the flap. The initial commotion had been over an alleged remark by Michelle Obama...
  • Michelle Obama and the Evolution of a First Lady

    01/06/2012 9:32:26 PM PST · by STARWISE · 81 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 1-6-12 | Jodi Kantor
    *snip* “She feels as if our rudder isn’t set right,” Mr. Obama confided, according to aides. Rahm Emanuel, then chief of staff, repeated the first lady’s criticisms to colleagues with indignation, according to three of them. Mr. Emanuel, in a brief interview, denied that he had grown frustrated with Mrs. Obama, but other advisers described a grim situation: a president whose agenda had hit the rocks, a first lady who disapproved of the turn the White House had taken, and a chief of staff who chafed against her influence.
  • Oh, Rahmfather, where have you gone?

    12/18/2011 6:50:14 AM PST · by rellimpank · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 18 dec 2011 | John Kass
    As Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel begins to ruthlessly amass new powers under the pretext that he needs more control to host the NATO and G-8 summits in May, I long for a simpler time. A simpler time when I called him by an affectionate endearment. Ah, yes, Rahmfather. It seems so quaint now. And by next spring, with Rahm's imperial powers growing, things might be so different, so loud, that we may wish for the quiet times of yore. Because by May, with throngs of reporters in town covering throngs of protesters, we'll have made-for-TV shrieking, and Porta-Potties toppled, and...
  • PICKET: Source - Rahm Emanuel involved in Cain sexual harassment accuser attacks

    12/01/2011 4:39:34 PM PST · by Fred · 104 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/02/2011 | Kerry Picket
    UPDATE -Mayor Emanuel is denying he is involved in anyway with the exchange of information regarding Cain's sexual harassment accusers. Herman Cain's campaign is revealing suspicions about who is behind the story regarding the former unidentified employees who accused Mr. Cain of sexual harassment in the late 1990's. According to a source who is friends with the Cain campaign, not only is the Rick Perry campaign involved but also the Mayor of Chicago and former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is likely involved with the sexual harassment accuser attacks. A friend of the Cain campaign believes a...
  • Stephanopoulos Gloats: Will My Interview With New Accuser 'Spell the End' for Cain?

    12/01/2011 7:49:52 AM PST · by Cheerio · 40 replies
    MRC ^ | November 30, 2011 | Scott Whitlock
    George Stephanopoulos, who as a Democratic operative in the '90s coordinated with ABC to save Bill Clinton from scandal, on Wednesday teased an exclusive with Herman Cain's accuser, openly gloating, "Will our interview spell the end of the one-time front-runner's presidential bid?" [MP3 audio here. ]
  • Malkin: Obama's Half-Billion-Dollar Crony Drug Deal

    11/16/2011 12:10:47 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 15 replies
    GOPUSA.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    What do you get when you mix Democratic fat-cat donations, Big Labor favors, pharmaceutical lobbying and Beltway business as usual? Answer: another toxic half-billion-dollar Barack Obama-approved crony deal. Move over, Solyndra. Here comes Siga-Gate. This latest Chicago-style payoff on your dime involves a dubious smallpox drug backed by a liberal billionaire investor, along with a former union boss who was one of the White House's most frequent visitors. They're the "1 percent" with 100 percent immunity from the selectively outraged Occupier mobs that purport to oppose partisan government bailouts and handouts to privileged corporations. Ronald Perelman is the New York...
  • How much time will Tony Rezko serve? (sentencing today- will he stay mum forever?)

    11/22/2011 8:38:37 AM PST · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-21-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Long known as the “political fixer,” who was friends with a politically young Barack Obama, Tony Rezko once grabbed headlines in a presidential campaign. At the same time in Illinois, Rezko’s name was synonymous with a federal investigation into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. But since Rezko volunteered to go jail after his 2008 conviction, he’s settled in as not much more than a footnote in both politics and corruption. That’s partly because the investigation into Blagojevich exploded after Rezko’s trial, taking a new turn involving the sale of President Obama’s U.S. Senate seat — conduct that happened when Rezko was...
  • 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...
  • Chicago mayor tells Iowa Democrats Obama has delivered on promises (Rahmbo)

    11/19/2011 9:41:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Eastern Iowa Government. ^ | November 19, 2011 | Rod Boshart
    DES MOINES – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, defending his former boss against a drumbeat of criticism from GOP rivals in Iowa, told fellow Democrats on Saturday that President Obama is guided by principles — not politics – that are designed to steer the nation through troubled economic times with an eye on assuring future prosperity for all Americans. “To create true middle-class security, we can’t just cut our way to prosperity. We must out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the world,” Emanuel said during his keynote address to the Iowa Democratic Party’s Jefferson-Jackson Day annual fundraiser. Iowa will open the 2012 presidential...
  • Emanuel Dumps Daley Nephew 2 Others From Sports Stadium Board[Redo Sox lease,wants Wrigley]

    11/19/2011 9:13:31 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 12 replies
    SunTimes ^ | November 18, 2011 | FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dumping all three city members of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority — including former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew — in a housecleaning that could set the stage to renegotiate the White Sox lease, modify its restaurant deal and, possibly, have the state acquire and renovate Wrigley Field.
  • Why was Sharon Bialek Fired?

    11/07/2011 6:58:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 55 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/7/2011 | Dr. Helen Smith
    After reading the news and watching the videos of Sharon Bialek, the Herman Cain accuser, I noticed that many of the articles mentioned that Bialek was fired or let go ” from the NRA’s educational foundation.” However, none of them mentioned why. Being let go or fired is more serious than simply being laid off. I wonder why there is no mention of the reason she was fired? This might give more insight into her character and whether she is a trustworthy person or not. Why was she fired? Does anyone know or has anyone seen a report as to...
  • Emanuel paid heavy price to get elected mayor (proving residency=$800K -- job pays $216K)

    10/18/2011 4:49:24 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 24 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | 10-18-11 | Chuck Goudie
    As mayor of the city of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel is paid a salary of $216,000 a year. He spent four times that much money just to prove that he was a Chicago resident and therefore entitled to run for office. *snip* he court challenge that Emanuel had to overcome was proving that he was indeed a Chicago resident and had been for at least a year as required by law. Emanuel had held onto his home here in Ravenswood, even though he and his family had moved to Washington where he was President Obama's fiery chief of staff, and the...
  • Death of Ashley Turton...Arkancide meets the Chicago way?

    01/10/2011 11:02:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies · 2+ views
    Nachum | 1/10/11 | Nachum
    Things that make you go Hmmmmmm... First, the Tuscon shooting. An anti-immigration Judge just happens to be in the line of fire Ashley Turton, a former senior aide to Rep. Rosa DeLauro and an energy company lobbyist is ‘burned in her car’. The car just happened to ‘crash into the garage of a home in the 800 block of A Street SE....When the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered Turton’s body inside the car” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/ashley-turton-dead-car_n_806780.html And today, there was a deal that just happened to get done... Deal Profile: Duke, Progress Agree to $13.7 Billion Deal http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2011/01/10/deal-profile-duke-progress-agree-to-137-billion-deal/ Business Lunch: Duke Energy...
  • Ashley Turton: 5 Facts About the D.C. Lobbyist Found Dead in Her Car

    01/10/2011 12:30:20 PM PST · by AdamBomb · 92 replies
    aol ^ | 1/10/2011 | Aol
    Ashley Turton, the wife of an Obama official and a lobbist, was found dead this morning in a burning car parked in her garage. The bizarre death has D.C. wondering what happened to Turton. Authorities said her death appears to have resulted from "a low-speed crash, an unknown medical condition, the fire, or some combination of the three," the Washington Post reported. Turton, who was 37, lived a full life. Surge Desk rounds up what we know about her so far. 1. She was one-half of a power couple Turton was married to Dan Turton, the White House's deputy director...
  • Emanuel: Wellness program needed for city workers (Fine for not complying)

    09/17/2011 10:12:58 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 16 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 09/16/2011 | AP
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday that taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay for city workers’ health care problems that are manageable.Chicago city employees would have to pay $50 per month more for health care if they choose not to participate in a wellness program announced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
  • Goldman Sachs to offer $25M to Chicago businesses (Rahmbo-pay to play clicking along)

    09/13/2011 2:23:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-13-11 | Wailin Wong
    Goldman Sachs is funneling $25 million in loans and educational grants to Chicago-area small businesses, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday. The investment bank launched its 10,000 Small Businesses initiative in 2009, committing $500 million to provide education, access to capital and business support services to entrepreneurs. The initiative is already running in Houston, Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and Long Beach, Calif.
  • @MayorEmanuel to start new Twitter-based project Tuesday

    09/13/2011 8:36:19 AM PDT · by martosko · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/13/2011 | Tina Nguyen
    Dan Sinker, otherwise known as @MayorEmanuel, turned the profane tweets of “F**k these Angry Birds right in their motherf**king feathered f**king vents” into art, pissing off the real Rahm Emanuel in the process. Now Sinker — a former punk magazine editor turned journalism professor in Chicago, tweeting his way into Chicagoan political fame — will begin a new Twitter-based short story project on The Huffington Post tomorrow, through its literary account @HuffPostBooks.
  • "Arm Yourselves Citizens", say cop to people of Chicago.

    09/11/2011 9:52:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 34 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/11/2011 | Doug Book
    “Arm yourselves citizens. You are about to become the most unusual social experiment in history.” (1) Such is the advice the owner of police blog “Second City Cop” gives to the residents of Rahm Emanuel’s crime ridden city of Chicago. Months after inheriting a demoralized and shrinking police force from outgoing mayor Richard Daley, Rahm Emanuel has charged newly appointed Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy with slashing $190 million from the Department budget. Yet during last year’s campaign, Emanuel promised voters he would, “…put 1000 more officers on the beat and erase a more than $635 million city of Chicago budget...
  • Teachers union president says Mayor Rahm Emanuel ‘exploded’ at her

    09/09/2011 3:51:54 PM PDT · by Winstons Julia · 40 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 09/09/11 | ROSALIND ROSSI
    “When I explained to him that a longer school day should not be used for warehousing or babysitting our youth he exploded, used profanity, pointed his finger in my face and yelled. At that point the conversation was over — soon thereafter we found ourselves subject to a full-scale propaganda war over a moot point.”
  • Man comes to aid of struggling cop: 'It was like something out of Batman'

    08/28/2011 1:28:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 28, 2011 | Carlos Sadovi
    Tom Lashinski was walking his mother's small dog in the North Center neighborhood early Sunday when he noticed two people scuffling in an alley. "It was like something out of Batman ... with Batman jumping into someone and people rolling around and getting up and going back at it."