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  • Grandmother gives birth to her own grandchild after cervical cancer left her daughter infertile

    09/10/2012 8:09:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | September 7, 2012 | Kerry Mcqueeney
    Full title: The gift of life: Grandmother, 53, gives birth to her own grandchild after cervical cancer left her daughter infertile It is perhaps one of the greatest gifts a mother could give. A woman in her 50s has given birth to her own grandchild after becoming a surrogate mother for her infertile daughter. Cindy Reutzel, 53, gave birth to a healthy baby girl a week ago who will now be brought up by her 32-year-old daughter Emily Jordan.
  • Obamacare's Patient-Dumping, Privacy-Meddling Scheme

    05/15/2012 10:16:54 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 5-16-2012 | Michelle Malkin - Commentary
    May 16, 2012 Obamacare's Patient-Dumping, Privacy-Meddling Scheme Michelle Malkin The stench of Chicago cronyism over the White House just got fouler. Inhale this: A shadowy $10 billion Obamacare agency with zero oversight just awarded first lady Michelle Obama's pet patient-dumping scheme at the University of Chicago Medical Center a $5.9 million taxpayer-funded grant. It will enable Mrs. Obama's cronies to build a government-sponsored electronic medical record-sharing system. The Chicago program, known as the Urban Health Initiative, is run by one of President Obama's closest golfing buddies, scandal magnet Eric Whitaker, who has been entangled with Illinois corruption celebrities Rod Blagojevich...
  • Documents: Obama friend Whitaker had history with Jeremiah Wright

    05/16/2012 12:02:59 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 16, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Documents obtained by The Daily Caller show that President Barack Obama’s close friend Eric Whitaker, who runs the University of Chicago Medical Center’s Urban Health Initiative, spoke at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Chicago-area church in 2006. Whitaker was a speaker at Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ during a Sept. 17, 2006 “Health Care Justice Forum,” according to a church bulletin TheDC obtained. The bulletin is no longer on the church’s website. Whitaker made headline news Monday when New York Times bestselling author Edward Klein alleged during a radio interview with Sean Hannity that Whitaker offered Wright $150,000 to stay silent...
  • Michelle Obama's Hospital Colleague Who Offered Rev.Wright Bribe Gets HHS Grant

    05/15/2012 6:12:21 AM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    The Lid ^ | May 14, 2012 | The Lid
    Before she became first Lady Michelle Obama was had a $317,000 job as Vice President of the University of Chicago Medical Center. At her job she helped to create a program where the uninsured get sent to a different hospital. Imagine that, while her husband was pushing universal healthcare Michelle was doing her utmost to make sure the poor didn't come to her hospital. It seems as if the FLOTUS got more than a salary for her work denying health care to the poor. According to The Amateur” author Edward Klein, Dr. Eric Whitaker vice president of the University of...
  • The Movement To Torch The United States Constitution

    04/25/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 50 replies
    The New American ^ | May 2012 Issue | James O. E. Norell
    DID YOU KNOW SOUTH AFRICA HAS A CONSTITUTION THAT'S FAR SUPERIOR TO OUR OWN? THAT'S WHAT ONE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE, AS WELL AS SHADOWY ACTIVITIST GROUPS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES TO EFFECT CHANGE, BELIEVE. “I would not look to the U.S. Constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa … a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights …” -Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Jan. 30, 2012. That stunning disavowal—by an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court—of the Constitution she has sworn...
  • Report: Toddler Contracts Rare Infection

    03/18/2007 9:32:07 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies · 678+ views
    wjla.com ^ | March 17, 2007 | NA
    CHICAGO A 2-year-old Indiana boy and his mother contracted a rare and life-threatening infection from his soldier father's smallpox vaccination, according to a published report. The boy and his mother were being treated in a specially ventilated room at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday. The family's name and home town were not released at their request. The boy developed a virulent rash over 80 percent of his body earlier this month after coming in contact with his father, who had recently been vaccinated for smallpox before he was to be deployed overseas by...
  • Top Obama Economic Adviser Goolsbee to Quit to Return to Professor Position

    06/06/2011 5:46:43 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 17 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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.
  • Is Ronald Reagan’s Chicago boyhood home doomed?

    03/09/2011 9:03:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-6-11 | Kim JANSSEN
    Locked up, abandoned and forgotten, the vacant six-flat standing at the northeast corner of 57th and Maryland has no plaques or statues and few clues to its history. Now, the little-known childhood home of Ronald Reagan in Hyde Park could soon be torn down by the University of Chicago, which has quietly plotted its demolition, the Sun-Times has learned. The plan has made unlikely allies of conservatives who consider Reagan an icon and liberal Hyde Parkers who say the university’s secrecy is typical of how it has treated its neighbors for decades. It puts the school that provided the intellectual...
  • Early copy of the Gospel of Mark is a forgery

    01/28/2010 10:49:09 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 941+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | January 27, 2010 | Emily Sharpe
    Not what it appears to be: the Archaic Mark LONDON. A clever bit of detective work by US scholars and scientists has proven that one of the jewels of the University of Chicago’s manuscript collection is, in fact, a skilled late 19th- or early 20th-century forgery. Although speculation as to the authenticity of the Archaic Mark codex has been rife for more than 60 years, prior to this definitive research many believed it was an early record (possibly as early as the 14th century) of the Gospel of Mark and the closest of any extant manuscript to the world’s oldest...
  • Caveat Parens (co-ed dorm rooms not mentioned to parents)

    05/04/2009 6:10:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies · 1,260+ views
    National Review ^ | May 4, 2009 | Karin Venable Morin
    If sharing a bedroom with a student of the opposite sex is not your idea of appropriate college housing for your son or daughter, beware. The college or university to which you have just sent a deposit may have other ideas. ... “The University of Chicago has sent a letter to parents announcing that they’ll allow men and women to room together next year — and they won’t necessarily be informing parents about their children’s room arrangements.” My friend Maria has a child at the University of Chicago. It never occurred to me that the parents of Chicago students were...
  • Court Upholds $156 Million Judgment Against Hamas Supporters

    12/03/2008 11:37:26 PM PST · by Cindy · 5 replies · 511+ views
    INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT - IPT News ^ | December 3, 2008 | n/a
    An appellate court has upheld a $156 million judgment against two organizations found to have provided financial support to Hamas and sent the claim against a third back to district court for a new trial. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday that eliminated the distinction between supporting the violent and social wings of a terrorist group. "If you give money to an organization that you know to be engaged in terrorism, the fact that you earmark it for the organization's nonterrorist activities does not get you off the liability hook," Judge Richard Posner wrote for the...
  • U. of C. to introduce 'open housing'[Co-ed rooms]

    12/23/2008 1:55:11 PM PST · by madprof98 · 76 replies · 1,414+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/20/08 | Sara Olkon
    Male and female students can room together without parents' permissionThe University of Chicago, proud home of Nobel laureates, will undertake a bold experiment in chemistry: coed dorm rooms. The pilot program allowing male and female students to sleep in the same room will start next month. It's not intended for romantic couples, but they won't be excluded, because the university won't ask students why they want to live together. The proposal was a student-led initiative, university officials said. Coed dorm rooms are allowed at more than 30 campuses nationwide, but they have generally been socially liberal institutions . . ....
  • Obama drops daughters off for first day of classes at University of Chicago school

    09/08/2008 7:17:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies · 782+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 8, 2008 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO - Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama held his daughters' hands when he escorted them to their first day of school. The girls arrived at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Monday in a five-SUV motorcade after a short drive from their South Side home.
  • The trouble with Friedman

    08/10/2008 8:03:42 PM PDT · by stan_sipple · 17 replies · 177+ views
    The Economist ^ | 8-7-2008
    At the University of Chicago no man looms larger than Milton Friedman, the Nobel laureate who led the “Chicago school” of economics and who died in 2006. When the university announced plans for a $200m economics institute in May, it seemed fitting that the centre should be named after him. But a small war broke out. On June 6th more than 100 faculty members wrote to the university’s president to protest against the institute. Armed with academia’s common weapons, indignation and verbosity, they said they were all “disturbed by the ideological and disciplinary preference implied by the university’s massive support...
  • Obama's Buddy Bill Ayers Stomping The American Flag (Picture Of Ayers Stomping The US Flag Surfaces

    05/06/2008 7:42:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 45 replies · 1,723+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/5/2008 | John Stephenson
    There is a huge blogswarm going on about this photo, from Chicago Magazine, of Obama's unrepentant terrorist associate, Bill Ayers stomping on the American flag. The photo was taken in 2001, the same time Obama served on the Woods Fund Board with Ayers. This was also the same time that Ayers donated to Obama's campaign. ... many political bloggers are saying it is long past due for Obama to disown his association with this controversial radical. ... It's worthy of recycling this to further probe into Obama's judgment, the one thing he says he should be measured by.
  • Photo of Ayers Stepping on Flag

    05/05/2008 8:02:25 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 84 replies · 1,424+ views
    townhall.com ^ | 05/05/08 | Amanda Carpenter
    A 2001 photo of William Ayers, an associate of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, shows the former terrorist stepping on an American flag. The photo was taken to promote Ayers’s book, “Fugitive Days” and published by Chicago Mag for their August 2001 issue. As Obama has gained national prominence as a Democratic presidential contender media figures have questioned his relationship with Ayers. Ayers once hosted a fundraiser for Obama and the two have served together on the board of a philanthropic organization. In a nationally televised debate Obama compared his friendship with Ayers to that of conservative Republican Sen. Tom...
  • Fire in the Night (The Weathermen tried to kill my family)

    04/30/2008 7:43:26 AM PDT · by gridlock · 62 replies · 144+ views
    City Journal (NY) ^ | 4/30/08 | John M. Murtagh
    During the April 16 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, moderator George Stephanopoulos brought up “a gentleman named William Ayers,” who “was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.” Stephanopoulos then asked Obama to explain his relationship with Ayers. Obama’s answer: “The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.” Obama was indeed only eight in...
  • Democrats Target Pentagon Planning

    11/24/2003 3:19:36 PM PST · by Maria S · 8 replies · 581+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | Nov. 24, 2003 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The sordid tale now making the rounds in the "mainstream" press of a rogue Pentagon intelligence operation has all the elements of an urban legend: heavy breathing, a secret basement office "down by the ramp" and government officials who form a hidden alliance based on long-ago ties to an obscure but influential university guru. Only the work of a few good men with the courage to face up to this "cabal" - and a few crusader-journalists to help them - can make the demons scatter and scare the dark ones into the light. Or so the story goes on those...
  • U. of C. professor picked for Fed

    01/28/2006 7:38:53 AM PST · by Founding Father · 9 replies · 416+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 28, 2006
    The White House on Friday nominated Randall S. Kroszner, a conservative economics professor from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, to fill one of two vacancies on the seven-member Federal Reserve Board of Governors. --snip-- "We're on different sides of the aisle, but he's extremely intelligent," said Goolsbee. "He's one of the two or three people in the world you'd turn to on banking regulation. I think any economist who knows Randy would say `Wow, what a good choice.'" --snip-- Kashyap said Kroszner has a libertarian bent when it comes to issues like taxation and entitlement programs. He...
  • COP KILLER UNCAGED -- '60s radical Boudin free

    09/18/2003 1:38:07 PM PDT · by Coleus · 32 replies · 943+ views
    NY Post ^ | 09.18.03
    <p>Kathy Boudin, carrying roses she was given after her mother died, walks out of a Westchester prison yesterday (above). She was jailed 22 years ago for her role in the infamous Brinks heist that left two cops and a guard dead.</p>
  • Fear and Loathing-In college classrooms, conservatives are "The Other"...

    03/11/2004 9:38:24 PM PST · by Zunt Toad · 16 replies · 340+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | JOHN J. MILLER
    <p>The anonymous posters began to speckle the campus of St. Lawrence University in upstate New York last month. They carried an eye-grabbing message--"Republicans: The Other White Meat."</p> <p>Elizabeth Wardell, a senior, thought she knew who was responsible for their appearance: a certain assistant professor with the reputation of a provocateur. Surfing around her school's Web site, she landed on the sociology department's homepage and read a paragraph about Robert J. Torres. Then she clicked on his name and was transported to his personal blog. There, Ms. Wardell--who is president of the local College Republicans--discovered an entry headlined "Fascist, Racist College Republicans."</p>