Rahm Emanuel Calls on State to Decriminalize Marijuana

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 11:11 am

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama, Rahm Emanuel (D) has called on the Illinois state legislature to reform drug laws and decriminalize marijuana.


Rahm Emanuel Given $100,000 By Comcast Before Backing Merger

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 6:47 am

How much does it cost to get Rahm Emanuel to shill for your cause? Over $100,000 according to a new report in the International Business Times. Emanuel has reportedly received over $100,000 from Comcast in the course of his political career, support that was seemingly paid back in part when Emanuel signed on to support the Comcast-Time Warner merger.

Memo Reveals Rahm Emanuel Advised President Clinton To Achieve ‘Record Deportations’

By: Monday July 21, 2014 12:13 pm

On November 20th, 1996, Rahm Emanuel had an idea. Amidst the joy of the re-election of his friend and mentor, President Bill Clinton, Emanuel saw an opportunity for the president to help the Democratic Party maintain a perceived “parity” with the GOP on crime – record deportations. The revelation is contained in recently released documents from the Clinton Library after 12 years of being concealed.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Political Future Might be in Real Trouble

By: Monday July 14, 2014 10:05 am

It appears that things aren’t going very well for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his hopes for reelection. A new poll shows him trailing two possible challengers by wide margins.

Rahm Emanuel Losing Control As Chicago Faced 82 Shootings With 14 Dead July 4th Weekend

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 2:25 pm

The violence in Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rapidly spiraling out of control. Last weekend, July 4th, Chicago suffered 82 shootings leading to 14 deaths reaffirming the city’s new nickname “Chiraq” – a combination of Chicago and Iraq. It was not the first holiday this year to be drenched in blood, Easter saw 45 shootings leading to nine deaths.

CNN’s ‘Chicagoland’ Became Rahm Emanuel Vanity Exercise

By: Friday April 25, 2014 10:12 am

While Chicago was mired in so many shootings it received the nick name “Chiraq”, CNN was busy discussing the best camera angles to use with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s staff. According to emails obtained by The Chicago Tribune, staffers for Mayor Emanuel and CNN producers coordinated scenes for the “documentary” on Chicago called Chicagoland. The messages show the reportedly objective documentary devolving from an in-depth look at the city into a vanity exercise for its mayor.

Rahm Emanuel Is Losing Control Of Chicago

By: Monday June 17, 2013 10:20 am

Chicago has experienced one of its bloodiest weekends yet under “Murder Mayor” Rahm Emanuel with 46 people shot and at least 7 dead. Questions are now being raised as to whether Emanuel can govern the city.

Rahm Emanuel Tied To Firm Astroturfing Protests Against Chicago Teachers Union

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 2:00 pm

A consulting firm tied to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been caught paying people to protest the Chicago Teachers Union. The firm, Resolute Consulting, worked on Rahm Emanuel’s 2002 Congressional campaign and is led by long time Emanuel friend Greg Goldner. Goldner along with other interested parties have been involved in smear campaign against the [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Files Lawsuit to Stop School Closings

By: Friday May 31, 2013 9:27 am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to privatize education in Chicago is running into considerable opposition. The Chicago Teachers Union, joining up with concerned parents, has filed a lawsuit to halt the school closings the privatizer heavy Board of Education ordered. The lawsuit alleges Chicago Public Schools are not following their own guidelines for school closings.

Obama’s “mess of pottage”

By: Thursday April 11, 2013 8:35 am

Barak Obama is the first Democratic president to advocate cutting Social Security benefits. Whatever happens next, this is a historic change of direction for his party and an ominous turning point for the American social/economic compact.

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