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[30 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

There comes a “tipping point” in every politician’s career. It’s when the end is nearer than the beginning. It’s when one’s career has become indelibly, irreparably, irretrievably tarnished. In short, you’re unelectable.
For Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s beleaguered mayor, March 15 was his “tipping point.” Two candidates with whom Emanuel is politically and personally joined at the hip – Anita Alvarez and Hillary Clinton – fared poorly, if not disastrously, in the Democratic primary.
It will be remembered that Emanuel won an unimpressive 329,701-257,101 April 2015 runoff, after spending upwards of $25 million. …

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[30 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Daily Caller reports:

The Obama administration recently gave a $270,000 grant to an Islamic charity that has been banned by Israel and the United Arab Emirates because of alleged financial ties to the terrorist group Hamas and to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provided the funds last month to the U.K.-based Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) for its work in Kenya, according to the federal spending database USASpending.gov.

The funds are earmarked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s global health security partner engagement initiative.

Your tax dollars at work.

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[30 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

Consider the victim, Utah says. Utah has become the first state to enact a unique new law requiring that abortion clinics give anesthesia to unborn babies at 20 weeks or later before they are Source: Utah Governor Signs Bill to Require Anesthesia Befor…

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[30 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

A federal judge Tuesday allowed a $40 million lawsuit to proceed against Northwestern University, a former journalism professor and a private detective who are accused of conspiring to frame a man with a double murder.

Alstory Simon spent about 15 years behind bars for the slayings of Jerry Hillard and Marilyn Green. But Simon’s conviction was reversed in 2014 after Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez conducted an investigation that concluded he was railroaded.
Read more in the Sun-Times

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[29 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

Taxing Yale’s Endowment: Liberal professors get an education in income redistribution. https://t.co/1EJkuMP40s

— WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) March 29, 2016

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[29 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

The Chicago Tribune reports:President Barack Obama on Tuesday again bemoaned the political environment surrounding this year’s presidential elections and called on journalists to hold candidates and themselves to a higher standard.Obama spoke at the pr…