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[20 Sep 2018 | One Comment | ]

They’re flipping faster than lightning.  One friend suggests that if Robert Mueller lands one more flipper the Republicans should change their symbol from an elephant to a dolphin.
Indeed, the latest flipper, Paul Manafort, onetime chair of Donald Trump’s campaign, is likely to be the most devastating in what Trump still calls a “witch hunt.” If in fact there was a conspiracy or collusion with Russia, as much current evidence suggests, Manafort was almost certainly a part of it–or witness to it.  That’ why Mueller gave the man quite deal to rat out …

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[20 Sep 2018 | 2 Comments | ]

More more more on this story, here at The Hill, in addition to Sun-Times.
From Sun-Times, in story headlined above:
[The pastor, Fr] Kalchik led seven parishioners in a prayer of exorcism Friday, and the flag was burned inside a portable fire pit placed the schoolyard next to the church. The ashes of the flag now rest in a church compost heap.
“That banner and what it stood for doesn’t belong to the Archdiocese or Cardinal Cupich. It belongs to the people of this parish who paid for it,” Kalchik said. “What have we done wrong …

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[20 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

He’s 37. He has “Conservative Vice Lord” tattooed to his arm. He pleaded guilty to shooting a man in 1997. And he’s been sentenced to a combined 40 years in prison over the past 21 years. Yet, somehow, prosecutors say he was on the streets of Chicago, pulling a gun on an Uber driver near Rush & Division early Monday. His name is Percy Hicks.

Police said the Uber driver had just dropped off a passenger and was sitting inside his car in the 100 block of West Elm around 2 …

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[19 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

The scope of an already massive Russia-linked money laundering case swelled Wednesday when Denmark’s largest bank said more than $230 billion in transactions flowed through its tiny Estonian branch, a larger amount than previously reported.

Danske Bank Chief Executive Thomas Borgen resigned as the bank published results of a yearlong investigation into how its operation in the Baltic former Soviet Republic turned into a hub for illicit flows out of Russia and other ex-Soviet states into the West. The report said a “large portion” of the transactions are suspected to be …

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[18 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

Pam Pursell, president of the Du Quoin Education Association of Illinois, told teachers in an email that if they want out, “You MUST write a personal letter of why you do not want to belong to our union.” She added that there “is NOT a form to fill out online,” and if the opt-out letter wasn’t received within a week, “you will become a [union] member.”

State politicians are abetting this blatant political resistance to the Supreme Court. In anticipation of Janus, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Workplace Democracy Enhancement …

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[17 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

Two fresh hires at City Hall will help steer Chicago through the most momentous legal issue the city has faced in decades: reforming the Chicago Police Department.

Tyeesha Dixon and Katie Hill this summer joined Chicago’s 280-attorney Law Department. Hill, 39, who most recently was policy director for Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, will hold the department’s No. 2 job and report directly to Corporation Counsel Ed Siskel.
Hill, who oversees all 15 of the department’s divisions, has dealt with criminal justice issues for much of her career, including as a …

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[17 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

President Trump had said trillions of dollars would flow back to the U.S. quickly in the wake of the new tax law. About $143 billion has been repatriated so far this year, a WSJ analysis finds. https://t.co/8b1hdxFkqV pic.twitter.com/LtVtxekb6n— …

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[17 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

Tucker Carlson: “Not everyone accused of a sex offense is guilty. Not every accuser is telling the truth. I learned this the hard way…”pic.twitter.com/DhKDj89tmv

— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) September 17, 2018

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[17 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Nick Vlahos at the Peoria Journal Star…
A Red-Blue cage-match election this fall. A contrite Bruce Rauner. An alleged per-mile-driving-taxing JB Pritzker. Local municipal budget cuts. Hotel defaults that leave local taxpayers on the hook for $7 million.
This is a heck of a time to stop Word on the Street, isn’t it?
The Journal Star’s political […]

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[17 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

* Press release…
Today, Erika Harold’s campaign for Attorney General is launching a new statewide TV ad titled “Anything.”
Kwame Raoul will do or say anything to win. That’s why one former Democratic governor of Illinois called Raoul’s attacks “false” and “desperate.”
Now, Kwame Raoul is lying about Erika Harold’s record because he can’t run on his own […]