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[ • 26 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
Read more at Fox News A senior State Department official in charge of federal counterterrorism programs will face trial in Virginia after he was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor. Fairfax County Police officials say Daniel Rosen was arrested by a county detective about noon Tuesday at his Washington, D.C. home after he allegedly sought to arrange sex with a minor. The detective, a female officer working in the county’s Child Exploitation Unit, had been posing...


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[ • 25 Feb 2015 • One Comment ]
Imagine a scenario where you bury a lot of your hard earned money in the yard, and never see it again. Better yet, imagine giving that money to someone else, who buries it with promises of big returns which never happen. The site is deep below Chicago’s famous Block 37 between State and Dearborn at Randolph. A decade ago, the Chicago Transit Authority wanted to launch non-stop train service from the Loop to O’Hare and Midway airports. But the closest the service came to reality was the shell...


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[ • 24 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
Remember that old verity? You get what you pay for. Oftentimes, you don’t. In Illinois politics, however, you pay for what you get, and the candidate who pays the most is the candidate who gets. Bruce Rauner (R) is Illinois’ governor because during 2014 he raised $78,191.560 and spent $58,426,802. Of his receipts, roughly $25 million came from his own pocket. Self-funding, in essence, bought him the governorship. Rauner beat Pat Quinn (D) 1,823,627-1,681,343 (50.3 percent), a margin of  142,284...


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[ • 23 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
Last week ISIS was making gains in Libya, but said to be stalled elsewhere. President Obama hosted an international seminar on how to combat IS (or, his preferred acronym, ISIL) ideologically, continuing the discussion about whether we were fighting “violent extremism” or “Islamic extremism/violence/terrorism.” (He reiterated his position that we are not at war with Islam, but with a terrorist organization that has hijacked the name of Islam.) I dealt with the latter subject...


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[ • 20 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
Associated Student Government Senate passed a Northwestern Divest-sponsored resolution early Thursday morning asking the University to divest from six corporations the resolution’s sponsors sayviolate Palestinians’ human rights. The resolution passed with 24 votes in favor and 22 votes against, with three abstentions. The vote, cast through a secret ballot, came after more than five hours of debate, during which senators, students and alumni alternated speaking for and against the resolution. Read...


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[ • 19 Feb 2015 • No Comment ]
It’s “fizzler” time — that dreaded, painful moment, usually about a week before the election, when delusional candidates have an epiphany and realize that defeat is imminent. Their campaigns have fizzled, due to lack of endorsements, workers and contributions, candidate flaws, or all of the above. With the Feb. 24 municipal election imminent, here’s a recitation of fizzlers and winners. Mayor: Have no doubt, the entire array of anti-Emanuel candidates have famously...


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