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[13 Feb 2018 | 2 Comments | ]

WARNING–some of these thoughts may be treasonous.
–The best thing to come out of the huge market “correction” is to silence Donald Trump on how he personally was responsible for the rising market.
–Were we duped when we were told that General John Kelly was an “adult” now that he has proven to be an unapologetic liar, a xenophobe and protector of a wife beater? Or was he once a good guy corrupted by exposure to Trump?

–Very clever of Hope Hicks, Trump’s communications director, who had been dating Porter, to draft Kelly’s …

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[13 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Comrade Harris is upset…

For the second year in a row, fewer undocumented youth applied for financial aid in California because they are distrustful of our government. This is a direct product of Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. No one in America should ever have to live in fear of our government. https://t.co/SBHqXfBcmR

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) February 13, 2018

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* Is a legislative crackdown on carjackings coming?…
In Illinois, motor vehicle theft is classified as a Class 2 felony, which carries a sentence of between three and seven years. But under the state’s current law, a person in possession of a stolen vehicle has to know it has “been stolen or converted” to be charged […]

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[13 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Trump Makes Gains Ahead of Midterms but Risks Remain for GOP After losing voter support in every state during his first nine months in office, Trump begins his second year with his popularity on the upswing. https://morningconsult.com/2018/02/13/trump-…

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Commentators on Homosexual Blessing Scandal Call for Correction or Dismissal of Cardinal Marx – OnePeterFive The recent statements made by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the president of the German Bishops’ Conference and papal counselor, concerning the possibility, even if only in some parishes, of blessing same-sex couples has caused quite a stir in the Catholic world. […]

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* Tribune…
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner presents his budget proposal Wednesday, and the pregame positioning already has begun.
Democratic Senate President John Cullerton had an op-ed published in the Springfield State Journal-Register claiming the governor has to overcome $9 billion in red ink, even as the governor says he wants to lower taxes.
Not only that, Cullerton […]

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* Sun-Times…

Asked by the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board to explain what he’d done wrong in his relationship with victim rights advocate Denise Rotheimer, [Sen. Ira Silverstein] said: “Inappropriate, maybe some stupid banter.”
Inappropriate in what way, he was asked.
“Maybe some joking around that people might take the other way,” Silverstein said. […]
When pressed, however, he also […]

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[13 Feb 2018 | No Comment | ]

Senator Dick Durbin is telling sob stories of DACA “kids” on the Senate Floor right now.

No mention from Senator Durbin of the hundred of American families who have lost loved ones due to illegal immigration. The Democrats (and some RINOs) are so out of touch. #EndDACA pic.twitter.com/v6UxRz5WAN

— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 13, 2018

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* This was released yesterday morning at 10 o’clock…
House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Monday:
“In November, a courageous woman made me aware that a high-ranking individual within my political operation had previously made unwanted advances and sent her inappropriate text messages. I immediately consulted with my attorney, Heather Wier Vaught, and directed her to conduct a thorough investigation. Ms. Wier Vaught conducted numerous interviews, reviewed the evidence, and recently came to the conclusion that the individual engaged in inappropriate conduct and failed to exercise the professional judgment I expect of those affiliated with my political organizations and the Office of the Speaker.
As a result, long-time aide Kevin Quinn is no longer an employee of any of my political committees. Mr. Quinn has worked with my political offices for nearly 20 years. While this is the only allegation of such conduct, Mr. Quinn also recently pled guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Based on the culmination of events, Alderman Marty Quinn and I decided that Kevin should no longer be affiliated with the political organization. For the record, Kevin was previously an employee of my State office, and he will not be returning to that role.
Further, Ms. Wier Vaught made several recommendations aimed at preventing inappropriate behavior and improving methods for reporting and responding to such allegations. My political committees are actively taking steps to implement those recommendations.
* The Tribune story popped almost exactly twelve hours later…

A key staffer in […]

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* NBC 5…
Kina Collins stepped down from her role as Pritker’s field organizer after a scandal broke out last week regarding tapes that surfaced of Pritzker making controversial comments about African-American leaders. […]
“I knew I would disappoint my community more had I stayed,” Collins said.
“As great as apologies are, I don’t necessarily think we have […]