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[27 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

Pundits groan about this year’s rudeness. But consider these, for starters: Romney’s Big, Rude, Interrupting and Disrespectful Debate … ▶ 2:38 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXsAdBEsZw8 Oct 17, 2012 – Uploaded by iTMIRadio Published on Oct 17, 2012. The Right Wing and it’s media outlets spent a week attacking Joe Biden and crying foul when Biden debated Paul  . . … Continue reading Rudeness in debates, 2012

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[27 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Rep. Ken Dunkin’s ally Maze Jackson has a new political action committee called Citizens for Democratic Accountability. Jackson appears regularly on WVON. He’s also the Chicago Defender’s political editor. And Jackson’s new PAC has a new and quite unique mailer…

Whew.

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[26 Feb 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

The house has been on fire for almost eight continuous years and people are finally beginning to notice the smoke. Since everything in Illinois is ultimately about politics, a hue and cry has been raised in order to blame Governor Bruce Rauner for the crisis at Chicago State University.

Much like the new CSU president, Thomas J. Calhoun, Rauner finds himself being faulted for the mismanagement of his immediate predecessor. He does not deserve to be burdened such an albatross. Former Governor Pat Quinn, the faux populist reformer, is largely to …

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[26 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

New version of seamless garment here. New addition to seam is open-borders endorsement. Source: Bishop discourages Catholics from attending Laura Ingraham event

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[26 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

Tony Accardo, Sam Giancanna, Joey the Clown Lombardo, Phil Alderisio, John DiFronzo, Marshall Caifano, Anthony Spilotro, Salvatore DeLaurentis, Gus Alex, Lenny Patrick, Angelo LaPietra.

The above names, their pictures and video promulgated the news media during the 1960’s through the 1990’s. The people of Chicago knew who ran crime in their city. The public knew who the associates of organized crime were, the businessmen and politicians who were friends and enablers of the Outfit.
No one can name the street leaders of the Gangster Disciples, Latin Kings, Vice Lords, Netas, Black Gangsters, …

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[26 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Huffington Post reports:Rubio brought up Trump’s comments in support of the individual mandate in Obamacare, and said Trump had no real plan to replace it. He referenced the fraud charges against Trump University, the now-defunct for-profit college…

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[25 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

The man who may be Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s closest aide is moving on after five long years at the mayor’s side.

David Spiellfogel, a constant presence at City Hall who has had a sort of father/son relationship with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will be leaving the Emanuel administration at the end up the month, moving to a new private-sector gig in which he’ll run his own company, Spielfogel told me in a phone conversation this afternoon.

“There’s never a good time to leave, certainly when there are so many important issues we’ve been working through,” Spielfogel said. “But after five years, it felt like the right juncture.”

Spielfogel, 38, originally signed on as the mayor’s issues adviser. Almost never in a tie and often commuting to work via bicycle, he later was promoted to senior adviser. He’s been called everything from “mini-Rahm” to the mayor’s confidant, involved in everything from education and transportation policy to damage control after the Laquan McDonald shooting.

Openly gay — Spielfogel and his partner, Lee Crandall, live in Lakeview, where Crandall runs a business-development group — Spielfogel said he’s most proud of “what we’ve done to improve educational outcomes at Chicago Public Schools and Chicago City Colleges.” Having himself attended CPS for seven years, “It’s significantly better now,” he said.

And his biggest disappointment? “There’s a lot work still to be done, and I’m disappointed not to be around for it, to make Chicago the best city on earth.”

Spielfogel said he originally intended to stick around just for one term, but Emanuel, a rather persuasive and insistent sort, convinced him to stay on longer.

A series of other top hands recently have left the Emanuel administration, most notably Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, who was forced out. Rumors that other aides may leave soon also are circulating.

Spielfogel said his new company will “be at the center of urban design and problems and the role of technology in solving them,” but declined other comment.

Update, 4:45 p.m. —

Emanuel has issued a statement: “David has been an integral part of my team since I first ran for this office. For five years he has been my first phone call in the morning, and my last phone call at night. In that time has been not only a trusted adviser but a tireless advocate, and his hard work and insights have helped us deliver results for this city time and again. But as I told David, he can run but he can’t hide because he’ll always be on my speed dial.”