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  • Chicago Mayor Calls for Crackdown on Gun Sales

    06/17/2014 8:52:12 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 40 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | May 28, 2014 | Denver Nicks
    In tandem with a new report on gun crime in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to track gun sales throughout the region and clamp down on gun retailers. Emanuel’s proposal limits buyers to one handgun purchase per month, and demands that gun sales be videotaped. The proposal is a response to a federal judge’s ruling in January that found the city’s total ban on gun shops to be unconstitutional.
  • Politicians say this time they really, truly have a plan to fight Chicago's violence

    06/06/2014 1:18:35 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    Chicago Reader ^ | 06.05.14 | Mick Dumke
    Mick Dumke Congressman Bobby Rush convened a roomful of heavy hitters who promised to bring "hope and healing" to scarred neighborhoods. The reporters were told to wait outside the meeting room. The suggestion was that something big was happening in there. We were in the south-side office of Congressman Bobby Rush. He'd sent out word that he was convening a large group of elected officials, business leaders, and clergy to discuss what can be done about the daily casualty counts in Chicago. Rush's office is on a busy stretch of 79th Street in Chatham, just a couple doors down from...
  • Mayor Emanuel Announces Internships And Job Opportunities For DREAMer Students

    05/13/2014 11:12:29 AM PDT · by fulltlt · 12 replies
    City of Chicago ^ | 4/11/2014 | City of Chicago
    DREAMers will be Eligible to Apply for Nearly 23,000 City-funded Internships, Volunteer and Job Opportunities Mayor's Press Office 312.744.3334 Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the City is, for the first time, opening up nearly 23,000 City-funded internship, volunteer, and job opportunities for undocumented students, or “DREAMers.” “Chicago is a city that was built by immigrants and I am committed to ensuring that DREAMers have the same opportunities offered by the City to all of Chicago’s youth,” said Mayor Emanuel. “We will open our doors to support talented young people who are committed to their education, building their job skills,...
  • "Dear Thug ... Please Be Law Abiding" ... Report: Chicago To Fight Gun Violence With Letters

    07/23/2013 6:45:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Fox Nation
    Report: Chicago To Fight Gun Violence With Letters Chicago police are going to hand deliver letters to people suspected of committing or being victims of gun crimes in an effort to stem violence in the city, according to a new report. Starting Friday, a district commander will be delivering letters warning certain targets in that district not to commit violent crimes, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The pilot program is targeting individuals off a “heat list” developed by a Yale professor, who studied murders on Chicago’s West Side between 2005 and 2010 and found a small network of people was responsible...
  • Chicago Teachers Union strike ends

    09/18/2012 4:00:55 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 18, 2012 | Daniel Strauss
    The Chicago Teachers Union voted to end its strike Tuesday, concluding an episode that put President Obama in a bind between siding with a major labor union in his hometown and Rahm Emanuel, his former chief of staff and the current mayor of Chicago. The strike's end means at least 350,000 students who had not been attending Chicago public schools for a week will return to the classroom. The end of the strike came Tuesday afternoon after the Teachers Union's House of Delegates voted to end the dispute and accept a contract offered by the city. Even before the union...
  • Jesus - John Lennon Controversy (Part 3 of 4), Rahm Emmanuel, chick-fil-a

    08/05/2012 8:51:24 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/5/12
    Look at the video, and who does modern day Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel sound like? He sounds like 1966 kkk leader, robert shelton.
  • 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."
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel: Force anti-gay Salaam Restaurant out of Chicago. (Petition)

    07/26/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT · by FLAMING DEATH · 21 replies
    change.org ^ | 7.26.2012 | change.org
    In the wake of the Chik-Fil-A fiasco, few realize that an anti-gay restaurant is already operating in Chicago, the Salaam Restaurant, backed by Louis Farrakan. Farrakan spoke out recently against Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage. If Chik-Fil-A is not welcome in Chicago, Salaam Restaurant shouldn't be either.
  • Vote could push Chicago closer to teachers strike

    06/08/2012 5:21:24 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 8, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT | DON BABWIN
    Angry that one promised raise disappeared and that they're being asked to work longer days without what they consider to be an adequate pay increase, Chicago teachers are considering authorizing their first strike in a quarter-century. In a signal of their mounting anger, teachers are voting this week - before a summer of negotiations and a recommendation from an independent fact-finder - on a strike that wouldn't happen until the next school year starts. If they do authorize a strike, teachers in the nation's third-largest school... "This is a reflection of the treatment we as teachers have been subjected to...
  • Michelle Obama 'raged against Rahm Emmanuel and White House advisors'

    01/07/2012 12:19:24 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1-7-12 | Raf Sanchez
    The First Lady reportedly believed that Mr Emmanuel's willingness to cut backroom deals during the battle over health care reform was tainting Barack Obama's image as a new kind of American leader. The Obamas paints a picture of a presidential inner circle divided between Mrs Obama's idealistic belief in what the administration could achieve and the grittier pragmatism of Mr Emmanuel. The book, written by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, claims that the chief of staff refused to allow the president's wife into high-level morning meetings, leading a brooding Mrs Obama to berate other senior advisers by email. She...
  • TRUMP SUPPORTERS FILE PAPERS PAVING WAY FOR 3RD-PARTY CANDIDACY IN TX (Payback for Soros bailout?)

    01/02/2012 2:46:53 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/1/12 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Donald Trump supporters have met an official ballot deadline in Texas, paving the way for the business mogul to become a third-party candidate there, a source close to Trump tells The Blaze. Trump himself acknowledged the filing in a statement. According to an email sent by the source to The Blaze on Sunday night, Trump supporters filed paperwork on Friday to create the “Make America Great Again Party,” giving Trump the opportunity — should he take advantage of it — to be on the primary ballot.
  • Possible Showdown Looms Between City, Protesters Ahead Of Zuccotti Park Cleaning

    10/13/2011 10:48:12 PM PDT · by yoe · 15 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | October 13, 2011
    Friday morning could be the beginning of the end of the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstration. On Thursday, Brookfield Office Management employees were passing out notices to protesters, who have been camped out for 26 days, saying that tarps, sleeping bags and tents are all prohibited in the park, as is lying on the ground and on benches when it becomes an interference for others. CBS 2 learned late Thursday night the protestors are preparing in case they cannot base their operations out of Zuccotti Park anymore. They are now encouraging people to occupy Tompkins Square Park in the East Village....
  • E-mails suggest Rahm, and maybe Obama, pushed early to spotlight Solyndra amid financial warnings;

    10/07/2011 2:58:46 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/7/11 | Allahpundit
    We already knew that people in the White House were rushing OMB in August 2009 to approve Solyndra’s half-billion-dollar loan so that The One could get his all-important green jobs/stimulus photo op at the plant. Some OMB analysts complained at the time, in fact, that the time pressure might affect the diligence with which the loan was being reviewed. Oh well. What we didn’t know was who in the White House was pressuring them. Over to you, WaPo:
  • Teen fatally shot on South Side (Chicago)

    06/17/2011 3:40:58 AM PDT · by abb · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 17, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    A 17-year-old boy is dead following a shooting in the East Pilsen neighborhood on the South Side late Thursday night, police said. At 10:40 p.m., the teen was standing on the street in the 2000 block of South Canalport Avenue when a male driving a light-colored sport utility vehicle approached and fired shots, fatally striking the teen in his chest and back, police said. snip
  • EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW W/ DEBT COLLECTOR WHO FOUND OBAMA ALIAS HARRISON J BOUNELL RELATED TO MICHELLE O

    05/26/2011 7:44:09 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 66 replies
    Rick ^ | May 19, 2011
    EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DEBT COLLECTOR WHO FOUND OBAMA ALIAS HARRISON J BOUNELL WHO IS RELATED TO MICHELLE OBAMA Barack Obama / Barry Sotero / Harrison J Bounel Blatant Real Estate / Tax Fraud? LONG LEGGED MAC DADDY has even more names. Harrison J Bounell J Harrison Bounell 5046 South Greenwood Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60615 This address where real estate fraud has been committed is owned by Judge Jane L Stuart. Obamanation’s book keeper Esquire Harvey Weinberg cooked the books on this fraudulent Real Estate deal for Obamanation at the tune of about 1.23 million dollars. SS#042-68-4425 Real Estate and Tax...
  • White House to hold anti-bullying conference

    03/01/2011 1:08:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 105 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 1, 2011
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will host a White House conference next week on preventing bullying. The White House says the March 10 conference will bring together students, parents and educators to discuss ways to end bullying and make schools safer for students.
  • Power Brokers’ Ties Complicate the Ballot Process (Emmanuel Election Fix)

    01/27/2011 6:02:16 PM PST · by americanophile · 6 replies
    Before Thursday’s dramatic ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court to keep Rahm Emanuel on the mayoral ballot, much of the chatter in local politics centered on one of the court’s seven justices, Anne M. Burke, and the political relationship between her husband and a key opponent of Mr. Emanuel. But she was not the only one in the residency saga with complicated ties. When Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride studied the legal briefs in the case, the name of one lawyer involved in the residency dispute should have been familiar: Michael J. Kasper. Mr. Kasper, the election-law specialist for Mr....
  • Rahm Back on Ballot

    01/25/2011 10:15:34 AM PST · by RightGeek · 110 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 1/25/2011 | Mary Ann Ahern
    The Illinois Supreme Court has granted Rahm Emanuel's stay. Which means he's back on the ballot. Earlier today Emanuel's spokesman Ben Labolt said he had plans to turn to the U.S. Supreme Court if Emanuel doesn't receive a favorable ruling from the state. Emanuel's lawyers filed an emergency appeal with the Illinois Supreme Court, asking to have him re-added to ballots. Today, ballots are being printed without Emanuel's name after an Illinois Appellate Court residency decision on Monday booted him. Some believe Emanuel will look at a First Amendment question for the U.S. court to weigh in if a state...
  • Blacks gravitating to Rahmbo in Chicago mayoral election (It looks like Rahm's to lose)

    01/21/2011 9:37:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2011 | Rick Moran
    Rahm Emanuel has opened up a double digit lead in the Chicago mayoral race, largely as a result of his new found appeal to African Americans. Politico reports : Emanuel has the support of 44 percent of likely voters surveyed in a Chicago Tribune/WGN poll released late Thursday - a jump from the 32 percent he had last month. [...] Emanuel now has the support of 40 percent of blacks, compared with 19 percent in last month's survey.Since last month, two African-American candidates, Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and state Sen. James Meeks, have dropped out of the race. They...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: CBS2 Reporter Threatens Journalist Over Rahm Questioning

    10/13/2010 10:25:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/13/10 | Dana Loesch
    We’ve often said that the media “protects” President Obama but this video from WIND radio host and Big Blogs contributor William Kelly shows this allegation literally. Kelly, a Chicagoan, was there when Rahm Emmanuel was pressing the flesh, kissing babies, and greeting reporters. Emmanuel didn’t account for unassuming Kelly to fire off serious journalistic questions more pressing than the requisite “how’s it feel to be back?” Kelly didn’t account for was the manner in which Chicago reporters behaved. Are these reporters or palace guards? In the video you see them physically move to shield Emmanuel from Kelly’s questioning, as though...
  • Video: Reporter Threatens Radio Host Over Rahm Questioning

    10/13/2010 10:23:47 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 4 replies
    In Chicago, WIND radio show host William Kelly was on a mission to get answers from current mayoral candidate and Obama’s former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel. Despite the other reporters acting as a force to protect Rahm against Kelly’s tough questions over the stimulus bill and his residency, his persistence is highly entertaining.
  • FOX NEWS ALERT: Rahm leaving WH as early as next month

    09/22/2010 10:17:26 AM PDT · by library user · 178 replies · 1+ views
    FNC | 9/22/10 | FNC
    Just a FOX NEWS ALERT right now. No story yet.
  • A Health Legislation Fail-Safe Works, but Not as Expected ("must read" -- stage set w budget bill!)

    03/27/2010 3:41:06 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 21 replies · 1,327+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 26, 2010 | Carl Hulse
    "The No. 1 lesson from 1993," said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff and a former Clinton aide, "was to make sure you could use reconciliation for health care and education." Last April, Mr. Emanuel and Peter R. Orszag, the administration's budget guru, went to Capitol Hill to press Senate Democrats to make sure the budget then being written would provide the ability to approve a health care bill with the simple Senate majority that reconciliation requires. ...Democrats inserted the procedural fail-safe in the budget document, allowing special protection for legislation covering health and education as long as...
  • Paterson Aide Seeks Inquiry Into NY Times (NY Times hates black people)

    02/09/2010 5:33:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies · 414+ views
    WCBSTV ^ | 2/9/10 | WCBSTV
    Gov. David Paterson's chief of staff is seeking an internal inquiry into how The New York Times' reporting of a story led to unproven rumors of wild, personal misconduct by Paterson. Paterson Chief of Staff Lawrence Schwartz is releasing a letter to the public editor of the Times, blaming the newspaper for failing to stem the rumors, even after direct appeals. Schwartz says the newspaper could have issued a public statement to end the unsubstantiated rumors that Paterson partied with women and drugs as governor. Times spokeswoman Diane McNulty says the newspaper isn't responsible for what other news outlets and...
  • In Albany, a Rumor of a Rumor Catches Fire (Lazio to NYT: Leave Paterson Alone!)

    02/09/2010 5:41:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies · 631+ views
    NY Times ^ | 2/9/10 | The NY Times
    Albany — long a place of scandal, the rumor of scandal and the echoing talk about the rumor of scandal — has had a week a bit unlike any other. Newspapers, blogs, reputable outfits and fringe gossip sites have worked themselves into a frenzy about a purported article in The New York Times that would be so scandalous as to compel Gov. David A. Paterson to resign. It has often been a self-feeding, self-referential frenzy, and it has managed to get Mr. Paterson pretty worked up, too. He’s been asked questions by reporters about a story the reporters don’t know...
  • Gov. David Paterson: I'll leave office early only 'in a box'

    02/09/2010 5:50:02 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies · 849+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/9/10 | BRENDAN SCOTT and FREDRIC U. DICKER
    Over my dead body! A defiant Gov. Paterson vowed today that he'd leave office early early only if he's hauled off "in a box." "Let me let you know this: The only way I'm not going to be governor next year is at the ballot box, and the only way I'll be leaving office before is in a box," Paterson said during a news conference. "Actually, the more frustrated I get, the more I know I am going to be running" in November, he added.
  • AUDIO - RAHM EMMANUEL AND YOUTH CIVILIAN MILITARY CORP

    10/19/2009 9:47:57 AM PDT · by Jo Nuvark · 136 replies · 5,130+ views
    Principles of Liberty (Radio Program) ^ | Unknown | Principles of Liberty
    http://www.eastidahonews.com/podcasts/PA/PAHr2_Friday10022009.mp3 East Idaho News Broadcast - Newstalk 690 and 1260 - Probing America with Mark and Mel. This audio explains that Rham Emmanuel is over all of Obama's Czars and describes civil internships in the armed forces. 1. Paul Brown (rep from Georgia), is trying to bring attention to Obama's Civilian Corp as it is exactly what Hitler did. (and more...) 2. Rahm Emmanuel will be over this paramilitary civilian corp. Rahm's & Ezekiel's father was a member of IRGEN & STIRNGAIN assasins - responsible for terrorism and slaughter of the innocent. 3. An anonymous Navy Captain of 30 years...
  • Thank you Captain Obvious

    09/02/2009 8:51:58 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 4 replies · 762+ views
    The Tusk ^ | 09/02/2009 | Katy Loraley
    Writer for the Washington Post Dan Balz writes After a Bruising August, Time for Obama Team to Regroup. To coin a popular phrase "duh". I suspect Mr. Balz will eventually do a follow up article letting us know that the world is indeed not flat. Obama won the votes of the American people based on a soundbite platform of change. What TeamObama didn't anticipate is the American people pounding on the doors of legislators looking to collect. Nearly every Gallup Poll done within the last few weeks shows Obama's approval rating falling at a rate that should make Rahm Emmanuel...
  • Smears And Intimidation: How Chicago Thugs Take Out The Opposition

    08/06/2009 7:40:05 PM PDT · by SalAOR · 14 replies · 694+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 8/6/2009 | Sal
    Much of Obama still remains a mystery to me. Yes, he is a far-left radical who is a thug from the Chicago Political Machine. Yes, he wants to remake America in his own image. Yes, he is an egotistical maniac who wants nothing but adoration from throngs of followers. Yet I keep vacillating back and forth on whether or not Obama is a shrewed politician bent on remaking America, whatever the political cost (including his re-election), a puppet of others, or simply a dumb idealist. Whatever the case may be, he and his machine are not happy with the protests...
  • Rep. Darrell Issa coming up on Hannity

    08/04/2009 12:20:19 PM PDT · by kinsman redeemer · 21 replies · 851+ views
    Sean just announced... I will listen to Rep. Darrell Issa (R- 49th District, CA) See this Drudge Report : CONGRESSMAN WARNS RAHM : THIS ISN'T CHICAGO
  • This Will Make your Blood Boil - Rahm Emanuel pays no property taxes ???

    05/04/2009 4:33:24 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 16 replies · 1,125+ views
    RepubX ^ | May 04, 2009 | DefendUSx
    This must have caused a stir, because the infamous "Factcheck.org" has "debunked" this. We all know how Factcheck.org debunks things don't we? Never believe a word or spin factcheck.org puts out. They are owned by the Annenberg Foundation - the same one Obama sat on the board of for years and piped millions of your tax$ too as Senator. Bill Ayers is on the board too - suprised? You shouldn't be. * The Cook County Website may have since been updated with fraudulent information because of this "internet rumor". Governor of Chicago takes orders directly from the Obama administration. Chicago...
  • Eddie Burke On the Coordinated Ethics Complaints

    05/03/2009 5:41:41 PM PDT · by euram · 241+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 05-03-09 | Videmus Omnia
    Last Friday, Eddie Burke quoted Shannyn Moore's HuffPo piece on how Palin's political opponents conspire to violate confidentiality laws and illegally publicize their frivolous ethics complaints:
  • Complaint: Palin's legal fund is ethics violation

    04/27/2009 6:55:13 PM PDT · by Al B. · 116 replies · 3,895+ views
    ktuu.com ^ | April 27, 2009 | Mark Thiessen
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An ethics complaint has been filed against Gov. Sarah Palin, claiming the legal defense fund she established last week to challenge such claims is an ethics violation itself.
  • Caption Emmanuel/Pelosi

    03/29/2009 8:54:29 PM PDT · by AmericanSphinx71 · 38 replies · 1,951+ views
    FR | 3-29-09 | AS71
    "Mmmm. Right there Rahmbo, baby!"
  • Video: Rahm Emmanuel's Freddie Mac Connection

    03/27/2009 12:30:25 PM PDT · by careyb · 10 replies · 768+ views
    Fox & Friends ^ | 3/27/09 | Dan Gainor
    Steve Doocy discusses with Dan Gainor.
  • The White House “Rush” to the Fairness Doctrine

    03/04/2009 11:10:47 AM PST · by Delacon · 12 replies · 1,324+ views
    The Heritage Foundation/ The Foundry ^ | March 4th, 2009 | Rory Cooper
    Over the past few weeks, America has seen President Obama, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel and former Campaign Manager David Plouffe channel much of their focus on what they see as a major problem facing America. You might think the object of this affection is the spiraling economy, which has led them to declare war on moderately successful investors and small business owners while they refuse to acknowledge a war on terror. That is certainly a focus. Secondarily, you might think it is the housing crisis, where they are attempting to cram down irresponsible mortgages so that responsible...
  • Rahm on Rush - GOP Shouldn't Follow Him (Duh!)Video

    03/01/2009 8:05:50 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 33 replies · 849+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 01 Mar 09 | EC
    The battle is on for the future of the Republican party. Will it be a conservative alternative with a pro-American message distinct from the socialism of the Democrats, or will it be Democrat-lite? The White House, unable to let Rush speak without responding, weighed in today. It's disturbing to see the White House singling out any American citizen for criticism... but also quite fascinating. Rush's CPAC speech has Rahmbo telling CBS's Sunday morning mind melt show host Bob Schaeffer how he sure hopes Republicans don't follow the lead of people like Rush Limbaugh... for the country's good, of course. GOPers...
  • That Frank Rich sure showed us!

    02/21/2009 2:36:37 PM PST · by Izerc · 5 replies · 528+ views
    http://www.izerc.com/ ^ | February 21, 2009 | Izerc
    Meet Frank Rich. You probably know him already. He’s featured every Sunday in the op-ed pages of the New York Times — that incredibly shrinking Sunday edition which no longer lands on my porch with the usual loud thud, waking up the feisty rat terrier and ending any thought of mine of sleeping in for an extra hour. Rich is the former NYT theater critic where he reviewed Broadway plays and musicals and it must have been that work which inspired him to get his own acting gig as a political columnist for “The Gray Lady.”
  • Obama's Socialist Census Power Grab

    02/17/2009 4:02:27 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 15 replies · 390+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | February 17, 2009 | Michael Eden
    This story isn't getting nearly as much attention as it should. After nominating Republican Senator Judd Gregg as Commerce Secretary, the Obama administration announced it was taking the census away from Commerce and taking over the job of counting the American people. This should scare you, because it is a clear abuse of power. Martha Zoller of Human Events summarized it this way: The preservation and expansion of the Democrat majority is the only reason the Obama Administration is exercising its power and taking over the Census. Last week, without much fanfare, The White House moved control of the Census...
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes ("Fairness Doc",Bailout Bill,ACORN,Welfare,TARP,Census,Guns ETC!)

    02/17/2009 9:51:48 AM PST · by Syncro · 15 replies · 1,476+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, February 17, 2009 | Roger King
    Something Wicked This Way Comes Silencing The Media To anyone but the most ardent liberal, its quite apparent that the majority of the media is blatantly supporting Obama’s every action. The revelation that for 17 years Rahm Emmanuel (Obama’s Chief of Staff), George Stephanopoulos (ABC News), James Carville and Paul Begala (CNN) have had daily hour long calls that have continued into the Obama administration is but one example. Even though CNN is selling Obama shirts they will tell you they are not bias. Actions by the Obama administration have made it quite apparent to the media you are either...
  • Hissing cockroach: one of man's best friends?

    02/02/2009 2:53:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 785+ views
    The Pueblo Chieftan ^ | February 01, 2009 | Tom Galusha
    i thought of all the massacres and slaughter of persecuted insects at the hands of cruel humans and i cried aloud to heaven and i knelt on all six legs and vowed a vow of vengeance i shall organize the insects i shall drill them i shall lead them i shall fling a billion times a billion billion risen insects in an army at the throats of all you humans From "archy declares war" by Don Marquis, this poem reflects the rage of one cockroach at the eternal war between humans and cockroaches. Most people kill cockroaches on sight. In...
  • Time for ABC to Send George Stephanopoulos Packing

    01/28/2009 5:17:47 PM PST · by Sudetenland · 27 replies · 1,076+ views
    houston conservative ^ | 1/28/2009 | Will Malven
    One of the most critical aspects of a journalist's credibility is his ability to at least appear to be objective. So what happens when one of the biggest names in network journalism George Stephanopoulos host of ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" is revealed to be in constant contact with other former Clinton Administration advisors using their collective knowledge and political acumen to aid President Obama's Chief of Staff in performing his job? The answer to that question will reveal just how dedicated the management of ABC is to the basic tenets of objective journalism; dedicated or contemptuous.
  • Remaking of Obama’s Rahmbo

    01/25/2009 5:14:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies · 1,080+ views
    Calcutta Telegraph ^ | 1/25/2009 | Mark Liebovich
    <p>Early this month, Barack Obama was meeting the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and other lawmakers when Rahm Emanuel, his chief of staff, began nervously cracking a knuckle.</p> <p>Obama then turned to complain to Emanuel about his noisy habit.</p> <p>At which point, Emanuel held the offending knuckle up to Obama’s left ear and, like an annoying little brother, snapped off a few special cracks.</p>
  • I need the help of ALL FReepers to make a decision

    12/29/2008 2:10:54 PM PST · by chicagolady · 112 replies · 2,891+ views
    Self | 12-29-2008 | Rosanna Pulido
    I was born and raised in Chicago and have resided on the northside ..most of the time in the Illinois 5th Congresional district. Rod Blagojevich and Rahm Emmanuel have BOTH been my congressmen. Now because Rahm has announced that he is leaving and a special election will take place, I am considering throwing my name in for the special election. After all I reside here! Many of the Life-long Politicians who want the seat are just that, Life long politicians looking for another job. So I am asking FReepers far and wide to put on their think caps and help...
  • Obama: Damage Control O-Bungle; Rahmbo to Pay?

    12/16/2008 5:08:58 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 12 replies · 758+ views
    The Policy Project ^ | 16 December 2008 | Patrick Gibson
    With the Blagojevich scandal continuing to spin wildly in Chicago. Obama watchers are saying that if the handling of Blago-gate is any indication, we can expect more gaffes and ineptitude. It seems the inexperience of Obama is showing through. Will the media wall around him be breached? Will the truth about sweetheart deals and graft at the expense of the poorest of his constituents see the light of day?
  • The Scandal Rocked Administration Elect

    12/16/2008 9:47:51 AM PST · by chaimke · 2 replies · 395+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 12/16/2008 | Chaim
    The state hired CDR after requesting proposals for a bond adviser on Dec. 30, 2003. Sources familiar with the investigation said CDR initially did not make the list of the top three bidders. But the authority committee considering the bids redid the selection process and split some work, eventually hiring CDR for a part. If the rules don't fit, refit the rules. That's how you play the Politics of Change, gentle reader. It's a very simple game, make and break (rules) laws as you go along! Does the (gameboard) country have a problem with that?
  • Was an Obama Team Member on Blagojevich's Conference Call? (Transcript)

    12/12/2008 8:45:16 AM PST · by Smogger · 53 replies · 4,770+ views
    Fox News.com ^ | 12/12/2008 | Fox News
    This is a rush transcript from "America's News HQ," December 11, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. MARTHA MACCALLUM, HOST: Well, an aspect of the Blagojevich story that is getting the microscope today is a rather revealing conference call that took place on November the 11, just several days after the election. In it, Blagojevich, the governor of Illinois, said he wanted financial assistance for his family as payback for making somebody the new senator from Illinois. FOX's Washington deputy managing editor, Bill Sammon, joins me now. There is a treasure trove...
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    11/12/2008 9:01:39 PM PST · by writer33 · 31 replies · 2,402+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 11/13/08 | Chris Davis
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