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[30 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Rod Blagojevich and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, a potential candidate for governor next year. I predict a lively meeting on Saturday, with much to discuss. But Mr. Dorgan has friends, with sources suggesting that U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill …

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[30 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Ald. Ed Burke (14th) invited representatives of Chicago Parking Meters LLC to Tuesday’s meeting of the finance committee he chairs. Their lawyers responded with a letter expressing fear that their testimony could affect pending litigation with Chicago.

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[30 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

But by the time he ran for the Senate in 2004, his main political Sherpas were Axelrod, who was then the chief consultant to Mayor Richard M. Daley, and Jarrett, the mayor’s former deputy chief of staff. As Scott Simon of NPR noted: “While calling for …

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[30 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Illinois Student Assistance Commission, Springfield, hired T. Rowe Price and State Street Global Advisors to manage about $70 million each in fixed income for the $1.1 billion College Illinois Trust Fund, the state’s prepaid tuition program, confirmed …

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[30 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign the “Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act” into law if the House will vote on the bill before adjournment on Friday. Gay rights groups and even former President Bill Clinton are placing …

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[30 May 2013 | No Comment | ]

The reports by the hearing officers—all of them former federal and state judges—raised strong reservations about Chicago Public Schools’ plan to close a 50 schools. The hearing officers, in their reports, said CPS failed to follow their own …

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[29 May 2013 | One Comment | ]

“Economically, Could Obama be America’s Best President?” asks the headline.
Now where might you read such stuff?
The Nation?
In These Times?
The American Prospect?
Or might you be hearing it from the progressive cable-babblers at MSNBC?
Guess again.
It comes from that self-acclaimed “capitalist tool,” the very conservative Forbes Magazine, by its very conservative columnist Adam Hartung, a business consultant.

 
Hartung, acknowledging our record-high markets, revival of the auto industry, lowered unemployment rate and significant reduction in the deficit, interviews Bob Deitrick, co-author of “Bulls, Bears and the Ballot Box” in the May 16 issue of Forbes …

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[29 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
AP PhotoPope Francis waves to faithful as he arrives for his general audience at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 29, 2103. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)



VATICAN CITY (AP) — The rain hasn’t stopped Pope Francis.
The 76-year-old pontiff, who lost part of a lung during his youth to an infection, got soaked Wednesday as he braved a brief spring shower to kiss babies and greet crowds at his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square. Zooming around the piazza in his open-air jeep, Francis had no umbrella or cover over him as he made his way through a sea of brightly colored umbrellas, happily stopping to caress and kiss babies handed up to him.
Once Francis reached the covered platform at the top of the piazza steps, an aide brought him a roll of paper towels and he wiped his brow. His white cassock was visibly damp.
Francis praised the crowd for their “courage” in braving the rain.
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and then there is Commander in Chief # 44

“Why don’t we get a couple of Marines?” Obama told Erdogan “They’re gonna look good next to us.”