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[18 Apr 2018 | 2 Comments | ]

I hadn’t intended to write anything midst the torrent of MLK remembrances on the 50th anniversary of his murder, but a friend showed me a series of photos the Tribune posted of his campaign in Chicago (1965-67) when I served as his local press secretary/speech writer/political advisor. Several of the images showed the Reverend Doctor in a West Side pool hall shooting a game with the late Al Raby (right), his co-chair of the Chicago Freedom Movement.

    The  event made the front pages of all the local newspapers, TV news, the networks …

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When the report on international trade came out earlier this month, protectionists were up in arms. Through February, the US’ merchandise (goods only, not services) trade deficit with the rest of the world was the largest for any two-month period on record. “Economic nationalists” from both sides of the political aisle, think this situation is unsustainable.
Meanwhile, some investors ran for the hills when President Trump started announcing tariffs on steel, aluminum, and other goods, thinking this was the reincarnation of the Smoot-Hawley tariffs that were a key ingredient of the …

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Nearly 588,000 people have dropped off the food stamp rolls in just one month pic.twitter.com/LcPYoFl06g— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) April 16, 2018

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College drops disciplinary charges against conservative student https://t.co/V9gtqEfWsn— Campus Reform (@campusreform) April 16, 2018

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* Tribune…

The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges.
The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He’s scheduled to be released in 2024.
Blagojevich’s lawyers had wanted the high court […]

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[16 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

SPRINGFIELD – GOP State Senator Sam McCann has threatened an independent bid for governor in the past, and the rumor is two-term Jacksonville lawmaker will be making an announcement Monday on a similar theme. But this time McCann may be…

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[16 Apr 2018 | No Comment | ]

When you destroyed Hillary Clinton’s campaign and then retire off of selling your book to her supporters pic.twitter.com/eKakWqQa52

— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) April 15, 2018

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Judicial Watch Sues For FBI Docs on Comey Book Deal, Coordination on Comey Testimony before Senate Intelligence Committee – Judicial Watch https://t.co/Mh5kdxppoD pic.twitter.com/tapPo9LQ2L— EAGLE WINGS (@RealEagleWings) April 15, 2018