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[11 Oct 2017 | One Comment | ]

Poor Mayor Rahm Emanuel, obviously running for third term come 2019, has become a political ping-pong ball, paddled between the Chicago Police Department and the African American and progressive communities.
He won strong support from African Americans in both his 2011 and 2015 victories–which was decisive in the latter. That’s because he had the backing of President Barack Obama, who actually cut commercials for Emanuel in 2015 when County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia forced him into the city’s first mayoral runoff election.

It might have been a different picture in 2015 had …

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* BGA…
The economic lifeblood of this rural whiz-by of a town is frozen French fries. And bacon. And fabricated steel, ethanol, hydroponic tomatoes, the production of passenger cars for METRA.
About 16,000 freight cars roll through each year, picking up and delivering grain and other goods. Soon, boutique whiskey distilled in a onetime downtown theater will […]

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* Hmm…
Establishment Republicans are getting squeezed to death from within. In what should be nirvana — all-party control of Washington — they instead are jammed daily between a president who routinely ridicules them for ineptitude — and Steve Bannon, who’s recruiting hardliners to extinguish their very existence.
Why this matters: The Breitbart News chairman and former […]

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* This has come up as an issue in the gubernatorial campaign…
CME Group Inc. has a message for Illinois legislators who see the $47 billion global derivatives trading giant as a piggy bank to help solve the state’s fiscal woes.
Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy said that the exchange is less rooted in its historical home […]

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The Daily Beast reports:

The pressure building on Ben Affleck over Harvey Weinstein’s Hollywood sexual predation scandal exploded this morning after the actress Hilarie Burton claimed she was groped by the actor during his appearance on TRL, which she was then hosting, back in 2003.

Burton’s allegation, made on Twitter, came just hours after Affleck issued a carefully worded statement condemning Weinstein’s alleged three decades of assault and harassment of actresses, including Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Affleck’s statement, which came after five days of studied silence, was quickly slammed by Rose McGowan, the actress who has been instrumental in exposing Weinstein.

Will virtuous Ben Affleck let survivors be believed?

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DHS explores ways to transform immigration system without Congress https://t.co/GZEdEBgkk9 pic.twitter.com/QQCUGWtsVe— CNN (@CNN) October 11, 2017