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Remember when I noted yesteray how Rahm Emanuel cackled at his press conference after expressing confidence that he’d prevail in the mayoral ballot case? Cue the cackle again. He’s baaaack: The Illinois Supreme Court has granted Rahm Emanuel’s stay. Which means he’s back on the ballot. Earlier today Emanuel’s spokesman Ben Labolt said the mayoral […]
Crashergate, Desiree Rogers, and the Chicago Way: Land of no consequences; Update: House panel to hold hearing
“Let the good times roll.”
Yesterday, I noted the troubled political life and sudden death of Chicago developer/Daley croney/Olympic bid-pusher/public schools chief Michael Scott. The medical examiner’s office ruled the death a suicide. But the case is not closed. Police are still continuing a probe: “We know what the (medical examiner) ruled, but there’s still a lot of questions that […]
This is how they roll in Barack and Michelle Obama’s Chicago. The 26-year-old son of Nation of Islam chieftain Louis Farrakhan gets a $63,000 government job as a “business manager” in C(r)ook County after the Nation of Islam-endorsed C(r)ook County Board president, Todd Stroger, wins his seat. The local Fox affiliate pressed Stroger on the […]
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, desperate for cash to prop up his bankrupt and broken city, will lease anything. Parking meters. Airports. Now, water. A constituent asks: “Why are we having a fire sale on everything in the city?” Because everything’s for sale in the city… If the parking meter deal put a bad taste […]
Culture of corruption, Part 9,999,995.
Gitmo North returns: Obama’s shady prison deal by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 If you thought President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder had given up on closing Guantanamo Bay and bringing jihadists to American soil, think again. Two troubling developments on the Gitmo front should have every American on edge. The first White […]
The Condensed Liberal Handbook of Racial Code Words by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 Thumper the Rabbit’s parents always taught him, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say nothing at all.” If the left’s self-appointed Omniscient Diviners of True Meaning have their way, conservatives in the public square won’t be left with anything […]
Ugh. I know the Chicago Way has a way of getting into every political story. But let’s not get off the rails here. Lots of people on Twitter are claiming a “connection” between Chicago resident/Herman Cain accuser Sharon Bialek and Obama guru David Axelrod. This is the source of the confusion: Cook County records showing […]
Looks like every last Obama administration official is dressing up as an Occupier for Halloween — no matter how ridiculous the costume looks. Chicago corruptocrat, former JPMorgan Chase banker, and Fannie Mae crony William Daley is the latest to step out in drag. They’ll do anything, say anything, wear anything. Trick or treat! White House […]
Chicago on the Potomac: White House reportedly takes Ford to woodshed over anti-bailout ad; Update: Detroit News reporter stands by story; Ford denies pressure; White House disputes story
Your Chicago Way read of the day comes from the Detroit News, where columnist Daniel Howes brings news that a few calls from the White House have led to Ford Motor Company yanking ads that spotlighted its refusal to take government auto bailout money. Nice car company ya got there, fellas. Would be a shame […]
**Written by Doug Powers Learning that Solyndra investors were placed ahead of taxpayers when it comes to who gets paid back in the event of a loan default wasn’t a big surprise. After all, the auto bailouts were also structured in a way so that the unions were taken care of first with taxpayers stuck […]
I first wrote about the progressive infrastructure bank boondoggle last September. Today’s column revisits the recycled government slush fund recipe now being offered by Jawn Kerry. Politico says the costly idea is “gaining steam.” The GOP needs to stop this runaway gravy train in its tracks. Guess who’s enabling the Left? GOP Sen. Kay Bailey […]
Chicago on the Potomac, Part 99,967 The other new Chicago crony chief of staff by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2010 Fun fact: Bill Daley isn’t the only new chief of staff in the White House with longtime ties to the Chicago Way. Yep, it’s No Windy City Corporate Lawyer Left Behind Week in the […]
1/5 update As anticipated, a WH announcement on Daley’s chief-of-staff appointment is imminent, according to wire reports breaking this morning. On Fox & Friends, I discussed my column on Daley — and reacted to Karl Rove’s assertion that Daley is a “centrist” here. Update II: White House just announced that they’ll formally unveil Daley Machine […]
Let’s blow this pop stand! White House budget director Peter Orszag is reportedly on his way out in July. He’ll depart from the Beltway with a beautiful ABC News reporter on his arm — and an ever-swelling ocean of debt at his feet. Mission accomplished! Mr. Orszag, an economist who previously spent nearly two years […]
The shady ShoreBank bailout by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2010 “No more bailouts, no more greed, how many profits do you need?” That’s been a signature chant of community organizers and Big Labor thugs who have stormed bank offices and financial executives’ private homes decrying corporate welfare over the past several months. But now […]
The Demcare bribe list, Pt. III; Update: Late-night wheeling and dealing into the midnight hour; Stupak press conference 11am Saturday; CANCELED
Greasing the skids.
Don’t trust Democrat Rep. Eric Massa any further than you can throw him. He’s been a progressive zealot and political opportunist his entire career. He’s claimed conspiracy before, is intimately bonded with the nutroots, and climbed the political ladder with backing from the odious, anti-war-hoaxer-embracing Gen. Wesley Clark. What Massa dismissively calls his “salty old […]
“Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.”
Obama brings the Gitmolympics home by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2009 President Obama’s hometown cronies lost their bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to the Windy City. But this week, they got a consolation prize: the Gitmolympics. On Tuesday, the White House went public with its official plans to purchase the Thomson Correctional […]
Ah, science czar John Holdren. He’s been hyping climate change catastrophe since the 1970s, has been a master of stonewalling critics of his population control zealotry, and knows how to hide behind friendly water-carriers in the media. So, you won’t be surprised to learn he is smack dab in the middle of the exploding ClimateGate […]
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