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  • Obama CoS: Yeah, that bureaucratic expansion is really indefensible

    06/18/2011 7:16:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | June 18, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    I’ve written plenty about Barack Obama’s regulatory adventurism and his attempt to impose his political agenda by conducting end-arounds of Congress. The massive expansion of regulation has strangled business, I’ve argued, and stifled economic growth. You know who agrees with me? Barack Obama’s right-hand man in the White House. In a meeting with the National Association of Manufacturers, William Daley didn’t mount a very impressive defense of his boss’ regulatory adventurism — and in fact conceded that no defense was possible (via Jim Treacher): White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley took heat from business executives Thursday for the Obama...
  • Chronicle will not be pool reporter for Michelle Obama visit : Politics Blog

    06/13/2011 11:28:37 PM PDT · by thecodont · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | June 13 2011 at 04:10 PM | Joe Garofoli, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Remember a couple of weeks ago when The White House got ticked off at Comrade Marinucci for posting video of activists protesting President Obama inside a San Francisco fundraiser? To Team Obama she was violating an unwritten rule on a print reporters posting video and they threatened to exclude The Chronicle from being the pool reporter in the future. To other sentient beings, Comrade Marinucci was -- and pardon the technical term here -- "reporting the news." News that MANY other non-journalists who were there at the fundraiser were recording with various camera phones. And she was perfectly within her...
  • Top Obama Economic Adviser Goolsbee to Quit to Return to Professor Position

    06/06/2011 5:46:43 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies ^ | June 06, 2011 | NewsCore
    WASHINGTON -- Key White House economics adviser Austan D. Goolsbee will resign from his role as chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers, it was announced Monday. A statement from the White House said Goolsbee will return to his position as an economics professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in the fall term. "Prior to his time in the Obama Administration, he was a professor at the University of Chicago for fourteen years," the statement said.
  • Chicago’s New Top Cop Tied To Federal Probe In Newark, N.J.

    05/09/2011 11:42:12 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 3 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 05/09/2011 | CBS Chicago
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Federal authorities are investigating the police department in Newark, New Jersey, after the state’s American Civil Liberties Union complained of rampant misconduct and lax internal oversight. Since 2006, that department has been led by Police Director Garry McCarthy. Last week, McCarthy announced that he’s leaving to take over as Chicago’s police superintendent. In September, the ACLU called for federal oversight of the city’s 1,300-officer department. The ACLU found more than 400 complaints over a 2 1/2 year period, with most in the internal affairs division. Of the 261 complaints in that division, only one complaint was found...
  • The Chicago Way - The Al Capone Story Part I, Born in Red House Brooklyn

    04/17/2011 4:08:14 PM PDT · by wizkid · 13 replies
    JohnQuincy ^ | 04/05/2011 | WizKId
    On November 4, 2008, America changed. On that day, the Chicago Machine went national with the election of Barak Obama to the Presidency of the United States. While the media largely failed to examine the implications of this, the Chicago Way style corruption of our core institutions once almost ripped the very fabric of our society apart. This is a multipart series devoted to examining the adoption of Chicago style power practices nationally. While the Chicago Way is most closely associated with politics, it actually involves the corruption of multiple institutions. The Al Capone story focuses on the corruption of...
  • Emails: Insiders worried over political ‘meddling’ (Obama politicizing FOIL requests)

    03/28/2011 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 9 replies
    Copyright © 2011, The Daily Record. ^ | Posted: 10:24 am Mon, March 28, 2011
    since July 2009, career employees were ordered to provide political staffers with information about the people who asked for records — such as where they lived and whether they were private citizens or reporters — and about the organizations where they worked. If a member of Congress sought such documents, employees were told to specify Democrat or Republican. No one in government was allowed to discuss the political reviews with anyone whose information request was affected by them.
  • Murder, the Chicago Way

    03/21/2011 10:50:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 21, 2011 | John Ransom
    Pay no attention to the words behind the constitution, because the constitution right now is just a bumper sticker anyway. Whether passing Obamacare, or taking us to war against Libya, the Obama administration never calculates whether their actions are legal, but only if they can get away with them. That’s the Chicago Way. Obama, the One, brought the Way with him to DC courtesy David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and Bill Daley. The important thing with the Chicago Way is to “coexist,” make things work and not worry about little things like rights and wrongs. With the Chicago Way, justice tends...
  • William Daley : Why Obama is a pro-business president

    03/02/2011 6:35:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 03/02/2011 | William Daley
    President Barack Obama has always believed that America succeeds when business succeeds. He has a deep, abiding commitment to doing what is necessary to strengthen our economy and make America more competitive. That is why, having spent decades in government and business myself, I was amazed to see the critical comments George Buckley, chief executive and chairman of 3M, made in the Financial Times this week, when he dubbed the president as “anti-business”. As a government our responsibility is to lay the foundations for the private sector to thrive; indeed, that is at the heart of our strategy for growth....
  • Illinois may seek federal guarantee of pension bonds (OMG NO!!)

    02/22/2011 12:50:44 PM PST · by FromLori · 37 replies
    Global Pensions ^ | 2/22/2011 | Darrell Preston and William Selway
    US - Illinois, which plans to sell $3.7bn of pension bonds next week, may seek a federal guarantee on retirement-system debts if its unfunded liabilities can’t be eliminated, according to budget documents. Illinois's pension plans have an unfunded liability estimated at over 60%, the documents show. Governor Pat Quinn disclosed the potential need for a federal guarantee of pension debt in his $35.3bn general-fund budget on February 16, without going into specifics.
  • EDITORIAL: Obama to America: Get lost--Sweetheart deal for billionaire could cut off GPS service

    02/07/2011 5:37:55 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2011 | Editorial
    In the past decade, millions have come to depend on the seeming magic of the global positioning system (GPS) to guide them to their destination. The navigational gadgets in cars, cell phones and other hand-held devices can even be a lifesaver. Now the system may be undermined by a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision last month to allow a well-connected company to exploit a slice of the airwaves in a way that potentially blocks GPS signals. The FCC bent the rules so the Reston-based firm LightSquared could offer a new wireless Internet service that fulfills President Obama‘s high-profile push for...
  • Not All Chicago Side Streets Created Equal : The Well Connected on VIP List

    02/04/2011 2:48:22 AM PST · by Tom Rounder · 4 replies
    WLS ^ | February 4, 2011 | Steve Bartin
    Some side streets are plowed early and other neighborhoods have to wait a little longer. In this Intelligence Report: Why all Chicago side streets are not created equal.
  • [Illinois] Supreme Court: Emanuel on Chicago mayor ballot

    01/27/2011 3:19:12 PM PST · by Chicago Lampoon · 227 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/27/11 | Liam Ford
    Did anyone really doubt that the Chicago fix was in all along? The Illinois Supreme Court just announced a 5-2 decision to allow Rahm Emanuel on the ballot for the February 22 Chicago mayoral election. Earlier today, former IL Republican Gov. Jim Thompson and other members of the state GOP establishment came out in favor of giving the former Obama ballot access.
  • ObamaCare Rewards Friends, Punishes Enemies

    01/06/2011 3:43:18 PM PST · by Qbert · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/6/2011 | Karl Rove
    A primary task for the new Republican House majority is to undo as many of the pernicious effects of ObamaCare that it can. One of these effects is the spectacle of employers going hat-in-hand to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for waivers from some of the law's more onerous provisions. In September, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius began granting waivers to companies that provided workers "mini-med" coverage—low-cost plans with low annual limits on what the insurance will pay out. This followed announcements by some employers that they would have to drop these plans because they did not meet...
  • Daley is Poor Choice for White House Chief of Staff

    01/06/2011 2:54:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | January 6, 2011 | Peter Flaherty
      It looks like the "Chicago Way" will continue with William Daley taking the White House Chief of Staff position formerly held by Rahm Emanuel. Daley is a particularly poor choice because he represents the nexus of big government, big business and the left-wing activist groups they enable and bankroll.Daley is not a "centrist," nor is he "pro business," except when he is getting a piece of the action. Daley has carried the title of "Midwest Chairman" of JPMorgan Chase but he is not a banker or a businessman. He is a broker of influence. That is why JPMorgan...
  • Kirk Can’t Join Senate at Start of Lame Duck (IL Dems just can't finish paperwork in time)

    11/08/2010 11:37:02 AM PST · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-8-10 | Danny Yadron
    Republican Rep. Mark Kirk of Illinois might not become Sen. Mark Kirk as soon as he would like. State officials told Washington Wire that the five-term Republican, who defeated state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias in the contest for President Barack Obama’s old Senate seat, can’t fill his new post until Nov. 23, a week after the Senate convenes for the lame-duck session. The reason for the gap: Illinois election officials need time to certify the vote.
  • Even In Chicago Residents Wanted More From Obama

    10/07/2010 5:20:59 AM PDT · by zippythepinhead · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/06/10 | Fox News
    CHICAGO -- Even in President Barack Obama's hometown, they had hoped for more. Obama will be stumping for Senate candidate and basketball buddy Alexi Giannoulias on Thursday in Chicago, a city where every other person crossing the street seems to have a story about descending on Grant Park that historic night of the 2008 election or proudly watching the president take the oath on television. But nearly two years after Obama took office, while the president remains widely popular in the city, his image has slipped a bit as many people wonder where the promised change and jobs are, even...
  • Mexican drug toll: 10th mayor slain, another wounded

    09/25/2010 3:18:36 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 35 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09.24.10 | TIM JOHNSON
    MEXICO CITY -- As if Mexicans needed more evidence that criminal groups are trying to hijack the political life of the nation, it came with a ferocious triple-whammy punch in the past 24 hours. Assailants shot and seriously wounded the mayor-elect of a town in the border state of Chihuahua on Friday afternoon, less than a day after commandos in Nuevo Leon state executed a sitting mayor, making him the 10th municipal chief slain so far this year. In Mexico City, a fugitive legislator with drug charges pending against him sneaked into Congress and took his seat, automatically obtaining immunity...
  • 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's Chicago On the Potomac: It's the Chicago Way

    09/08/2010 9:08:50 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 2 replies ^ | Sept. 8, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    The Mob + the Daley Democratic Machine: Lessons Learned And Now In Practice By Democratic Leadership In Washington, D.C. by Daniel T. Zanoza, Executive Director AUTHOR'S NOTE: I first wrote and posted this column in January of 2009. Little did I know at the time my commentary about Chicago-style politics and its influence on the Obama administration would be so prophetic. From the Louisiana Purchase and the Nebraska Corn Husker Kickback, which helped to pass the Health Care Reform legislation, Washington, D.C. has seemingly become a mirror image of how things have been done in Chicago for nearly a century....
  • Gang Members Hold Press Conference to Criticize Chicago Police

    You read that right. Gang members in the most violent city in the nation criticized the police for being ineffective in combating...gang violence.
  • Chicago Police Chief Criticized for 'Gang Summit'

    CHICAGO -- The idea seemed simple though bold: Call reputed gang leaders to a meeting with top police and federal prosecutors and deliver an ultimatum to end killings in the nation's third-largest city. But Chicago police Superintendent Jody Weis is facing mounting criticism for holding a so-called "gang summit" last month, even though several police departments across the country have relied on that approach for decades to help reduce crime. Among the chief complaints: that Weis himself was at the meeting, that the department should instead be adding more officers on the streets and that gangs won't take the message...
  • Obama’s Electioneers: Documentary to Reveal the Extent of 2008 Voter Fraud

    08/26/2010 9:59:44 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 26, 2010 | Gigi Gaston
    I am a documentary filmmaker, a Democrat. During the 2008 primaries, I was asked by a former congressional investigator to watch for and document any voter fraud occurring in the Democratic Party caucuses. Complaints had been filed, claims that Hillary Clinton had won the popular vote but lost the caucus vote. What I witnessed in Texas — and later in many other states — were things I could never forgive.The New Black Panther case — think that was an isolated incident? It certainly wasn’t. That type of lawless behavior got started in the primaries. I listened to first-hand accounts of Obama’s...
  • Hill titan Dan Rostenkowski dead at 82

    08/11/2010 11:18:26 AM PDT · by Puppage · 12 replies ^ | 8/11/2010 | Puppage
    (CNN) -- Former Illinois Congressman Dan Rostenkowski, who rose through the ranks of Chicago's rough-and-tumble political scene to become one of the most powerful men on Capitol Hill, has died, according to the office of Chicago Alderman Richard Mell. He was 82.
  • White House ramps up damage control over Obama Chicago gay history(WMR)

    07/31/2010 10:35:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 7+ views
    blendzpolitik ^ | 7/31/10 | July 19, 2010
    White House ramps up damage control over Obama Chicago gay history publication date: Jul 17, 2010 The story about President Barack Obama's bi-sexual past will not go away. Now, in an exclusive interview with The Globe, Norma Jean Young, the 76-year old mother of the late Trinity United Church of Christ choir director Donald Young, has spoken out and declared that persons trying to protect Obama murdered her son at the height of the 2007 Democratic presidential primary to protect Obama from embarrassing revelations about his homosexual relationship with her son. Donald Young's bullet-ridden body was found in his Chicago...
  • The Nice Young Man Eric Holder Let Off the Hook ["You Going To Have To Kill Some Of Their Babies"]

    07/06/2010 8:32:57 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/06/10 | Ed Morrissey
    When Attorney General Eric Holder suddenly reversed course and had the DoJ dismiss the voter-intimidation case against two New Black Panther Party activists stemming from an incident in 2008 in Philadelphia, many questioned why the DoJ would quit a case it had already won. Attorneys within the DoJ wondered why the federal government had suddenly become disinterested in voter intimidation. Some, like Christian Adams, Asheesh Agarwal, and Mark Corallo have gone public with their outrage, and also wonder where the hell Congress has gone in its duty to oversee the executive branch and its enforcement of laws Congress passed. Well,...
  • Video:Obama Supporter Caught On Tape Today Punching A Tea Party Patriot In The Face Greensboro NC!!!

    06/10/2010 6:52:36 AM PDT · by csd · 49 replies · 390+ views
    See it for yourself, the are trying to intimidate us now with violence!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UPDATED: Greensboro’s Fox 8 has the story. The man who got punched is Forsyth County GOP Chair Nathan Tabor. Video General news updates.
  • Top Obama adviser says ‘no evidence’ that Sestak’s bribe charge is true

    05/25/2010 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 1,589+ views ^ | May 25, 2010 | Jon Ward
    Senior adviser to the president David Axelrod said Monday evening that there is “no evidence” that White House officials tried to keep a Democratic congressman from entering the Pennsylvania Senate race by offering him a high-ranking government job. “When the allegations were made, they were looked into. And there was no evidence of such a thing,” Axelrod said on CNN’s “John King USA.” Axelrod acknowledged that if White House officials dangled a job in front of Rep. Joe Sestak’s face to keep him away from challenging incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter, that would “constitute a serious breach of the law.” Axelrod...
  • Police: Woman celebrating birthday fatally stabbed guest

    04/26/2010 8:54:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies · 1,122+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 26, 2010 | Carolyn Rusin and Clifford Ward
    Bail was set at $1 million Monday for a Carpentersville woman charged with fatally stabbing a guest at her 19th birthday party. Jacqueline S. Loyola, who authorities said turns 19 Tuesday, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Kassandra Caceres, 20, of Aurora.
  • Budget office: Democrats' bill covers 94 percent

    12/19/2009 10:06:40 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 67 replies · 2,220+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/19/09 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar - ap
    WASHINGTON – Congressional budget scorekeepers say the latest Democratic health care bill would cover 94 percent of eligible Americans while reducing the federal deficit. The Congressional Budget Office said Saturday the changes announced by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would cut the deficit by an additional $2 billion, bringing the 10-year total reduction to $132 billion.
  • Campaign slogan "Repeal the Bill"

    12/19/2009 1:39:40 PM PST · by jsdjason · 16 replies · 991+ views
    I'm sure you've all heard this one before, but really this must be the battle cry for the next 3 years. 2010 will be a democrat massacre now that passage of the abomination is all but guaranteed, but it will not be enough because we will not have the numbers to override Zero's veto. Hence, it will again be the battle of cry of Sarah Palin's presidential campaign. Wonder how long it will take for the first lawsuits to start going through the courts on this bill. Insurance companies can probably start suing very soon. Taxpayer standing to bring suit...
  • A merry Christmas; Senate eyes Dec. 24 vote on healthcare reform legislation

    12/18/2009 11:06:33 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 29 replies · 1,457+ views ^ | December 17, 2009 | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate is heading toward a Christmas Eve vote to pass landmark healthcare legislation, but instead of holiday cheer, Democrats and Republicans are digging in for trench warfare. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is determined to finish work before the Christmas holiday and has set a schedule that would end with a final vote on the evening of Dec. 24. “We’re going to finish this healthcare bill before we leave here for the holidays,” Reid declared on the floor Thursday. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has told colleagues that he will not give any ground on procedural...
  • Meet Chicago's secret Santa ... Steve Albini

    12/09/2009 8:42:53 AM PST · by AreaMan · 7 replies · 476+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 9 Dec 2009 | Rosie Swash 9 Dec 2009
    Meet Chicago's secret Santa ... Steve Albini Stories of seasonal goodwill are increasingly rare these days, especially ones that involve the US postal service, Santa Claus and legendary producer Steve Albini. So prepare to have your cold, cold hearts melted by this joyous tale. According to the Chicago Tribune, Albini (best known for his work with Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Will Oldham, Shellac, oh you get the idea) loads a van with money, clothes and toys raised each year in a charity drive and dishes them out to cash-strapped families across the city. "There's so much money that it can literally...
  • Sources say they've been notified key Blagojevich probe figure is dead (Christopher Kelly!)

    09/12/2009 1:57:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 106 replies · 5,790+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-12-09 | Jeff Coen
    Two sources with knowledge of the situation told the Tribune today they have been notified that Christopher Kelly, a key figure in the federal corruption probe into former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office today confirmed that a body identified as Christopher Kelly was brought to the morgue from Stroger Hospital. The office would not provide any details, including his age, address and manner of death, because the family had not yet arrived at the office. Kelly’s attorney, Michael Monico, declined to comment today when reached by a Tribune reporter. Kelly is a former confidant...
  • "DOD RETALIATION AGAINST MR. COOK IS SWIFT AND BRUTAL" (Orly Taitz Esq. Application for Injunction)

    07/15/2009 11:24:16 AM PDT · by balls · 272 replies · 17,098+ views
    Orly Taitz Blog ^ | 7/15/2009 | Orly Taitz
    Major Cook has been fired from his civilian defense contractor job. See details at link.
  • Robbers strip 300 graves at historic black Chicago cemetery

    07/09/2009 5:47:44 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 36 replies · 1,668+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/09/09 | Mira Oberman
    CHICAGO (AFP) — Grave robbers stripped at least 300 plots at a historic black cemetery outside Chicago, dumped many of the bodies and then resold the plots for a profit, officials said Thursday. The years-long scheme was carried out by the cemetery's manager and three gravediggers who sold the "used" graves so they could pocket the fees rather than pass them along to the Arizona-based owners. "This was not done in a very delicate way," Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart said at a press conference. "They would excavate a grave, excavate the entire site and then they would proceed to...
  • Bill Richardson will withdraw as Commerce Sec.

    01/04/2009 10:15:03 AM PST · by MeanGreen2008 · 246 replies · 10,666+ views
    OBAMA-BUST: Bill Richardson will withdraw as Commerce secretary... Developing...
  • Obama Not Guilty of “Pay for Play” the Chicago Way? Oh Really?

    12/11/2008 12:46:31 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 77 replies · 2,259+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Thursday, December 11th, 2008 at 12:17 pm | Mike's America
    Obama has a history of engaging in the same wheeler dealer politics that took down his friend Gov. Blagojevitch! At today’s news conference President Elect Obama was forced to respond to the mounting questions regarding contacts his transition team had with Obama’s former longtime political friend, the disgraced Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevitch. Obama called on the Governor to resign and insisted that his staff would release records relating to any contact they may have had with Blagojevitch.Obama’s name and that of his advisers are mentioned dozens of times in the criminal complaint against Blagojevitch and it strains credulity to...