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Yes, Michelle Obama is fair game

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 30, 2012 09:22 AM

Who will vet the First Lady? It’s Michelle vs. Michelle, Round 2. *** Michelle Obama’s “Civilian” Act Is Hard To Swallow by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 The first lady of the United States is on a whirlwind publicity tour for her hefty new food and gardening book ($30), which the White House hopes […]

The other new Chicago crony chief of staff

By Michelle Malkin  •  January 7, 2011 08:23 AM

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 […]

Turkeys of the year

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 25, 2009 09:59 AM

Turkeys of the year by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2009 As we gather ‘round the Thanksgiving table, bow our heads in prayer, and feast on the holiday bird, it is only fitting to take a moment to fete the unforgettable turkeys of 2009. 1. The stimulus. Back in February, I wrote that if the […]

Chicago developer/Olympics bid pusher found dead; Update: Three prominent Windy City politico suicides in two years

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 16, 2009 12:30 PM

Scroll for updates… Michael Scott’s name came up several times during the Obama-lympics 2016 debacle. He was one of many Chicago cronies who stood to gain from the bid. The local papers in Chicago sniffed out his conflicts of interest as an Olympics committee member who was also involved in trying to develop a for-profit […]

The fall of the Berlin Wall

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 9, 2009 10:10 AM

President Obama isn’t traveling abroad to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago today. Of course not. There’s nothing in it for his Chicago cronies. Also: There’s nothing for America to apologize for there today. Guess which U.S. celebrity is in Germany to mark the anniversary? David Haselhoff. When David Haselhoff is […]

Illinois governor’s cure for Chicago teen violence: More money

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 7, 2009 11:17 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are in Chicago today for a pow-wow with Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley over the city’s teen violence epidemic: U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be in Chicago Wednesday to talk about what the Obama administration is doing to combat youth […]

The cost of the Obamalympic$ folly

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 5, 2009 05:36 AM

(Photoshop: Reader Ben) I’d say the cost projection of the failed Obamalympics crony-fest from the Associated Press is vastly underestimated: President Barack Obama’s failed bid to bring the 2016 Olympic Games to Chicago cost more than a bruised ego. Taxpayers shelled out probably $1 million or more for the president, his wife and others to […]

Tall tale of the day: The First Lady’s weird Olympic memory

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 2, 2009 11:03 PM

From Michelle Obama’s failed pitch to the International Olympic Committee: “Some of my best memories are sitting on my dad’s lap, cheering on Olga and Nadia, Carl Lewis, and others for their brilliance and perfection.” Um. Ew. Oof. Mrs. Obama was 20 years old when Lewis first competed in the Olympics in 1984. Senior White […]

Brazilians goof on Obama: “Yes We Créu”

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 2, 2009 03:19 PM

Heh-heh. Brazilians are having fun popping Barack Obama’s bubble. Here’s your second Twitpic of the day: “Yes We Créu” is now the hottest trending topic on Twitter. Best of all? The Obama-bots can’t cry “RAAAAAAACIST!” *** Here at home, the nutroots are hysterically attacking Olympics bid critics as, you guessed it, “un-American.” To which I […]

The diminishing power of the other O

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 2, 2009 02:35 PM

The Obamas weren’t the only big losers today. No happy dance for FLOTUS “chit-chat buddy” Oprah. Better luck next time: (Twitpic of the day via @iamsosmart)

The noble “sacrifice” of Michelle Obama; Update: Chicago & Tokyo eliminated; Games over, prepare for recriminations; It’s Rio

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 2, 2009 09:15 AM

Scroll for updates…And the winner is…Rio (Photoshop: Reader Ben) My column commemorates the noble Olympic “sacrifice” of the First Lady in Denmark. Mrs. O’s emotional pitch was supposed to bring tears to the eyes of the audience, according to crony White House Olympics cheerleader Valerie Jarrett. Chicagoans are no doubt shedding tears — over the […]

How do you spell wealth redistribution? Tax-increment financing

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 1, 2009 10:00 AM

When I worked in Seattle covering corporate welfare and city government, I became strange bedfellows with a diverse alliance of libertarians on the right and Ralph Naderites on the left who oppose “public-private partnership” deals between developers and statist Democrat AND Republican politicians. These “public-private partnership” scams inevitably involve tax-increment financing gimmickry to siphon off […]

FLOTUS: Chicago needs Olympics because American kids are fat; Plus: The Jarrett whitewash

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 30, 2009 10:16 PM

Michelle Obama wants you to know that the all-out Chicago Olympics bid is not for The Cronies. It’s for…The Children! Especially, says Mrs. O, the fat children: We need all of our children to be exposed to the Olympic ideals that athletes from around the world represent, particularly this time in our nation’s history, where […]

An illustrated guide: All the president’s Olympic cronies

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 30, 2009 05:05 AM

Photoshop: Paul Croteau My syndicated column today — reprinted below with added links, pics, and info — gives you a rundown of the Obama cronies inside and outside the White House who stand to gain the most from the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid. Chicagoans of all political stripes who oppose massive government funding of Mayor […]

Olympics Crony Watch: Protest in Chicago today; Daley mouths off in Copenhagen

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 29, 2009 05:18 PM

Photoshop: Paul Croteau No Games Chicago is holding a protest against the Daley/Obama crony bid today at 5:30pm in Chicago. City Hall. 121 N. LaSalle St. Here. Another blog, No Chicago Games, lists the Top 10 reasons why Chicago should not host the Olympic Games, worth reprinting in its entirety: The Top 10 Reasons Why […]

Chicago’s teen violence epidemic

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 03:47 PM

Video of the beating death of Derrion Albert: Warning – graphic violence Community organizing has not stopped Chicago’s teen violence epidemic. The Olympics will not solve this long-festering problem, either. The latest: The family of Derrion Albert, the 16-year-old fatally beaten Thursday in an after-school mob melee in Roseland, struggled Friday to understand how their […]

Gibbs on Chicago Olympics Crony bid: “Tangible economic benefits;” Jarrett seeking federal HUD funds

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 02:37 PM

At the White House briefing today, spokesman Robert Gibbs touted the “tangible economic benefits” of the Obamas’ Chicago Crony Olympics bid. Well, there would certainly be “tangible economic benefits” for certain Chicago crony developers — like Michael Scott, Jr. And fellow business crony Gerald Fogelson. The Chicago Tribune reported last week: A key member of […]

Obamas using schoolkids as junior lobbyists for Olympics

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 01:39 PM

Playing games.

Olympics Crony Watch: You can’t say that!

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2009 09:25 AM

In our latest edition of Olympics Crony Watch…the silencing of dissent. Hey, it’s the Chicago way. Drudge reports that WFLD-TV has been ordered not to broadcast an anti-Olympics segment again. Meanwhile, as I noted last week, the president himself will now join cronies Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama to personally lobby in Copenhagen for Chicago’s […]

Olympics Crony Watch: Let the games begin

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 22, 2009 11:00 AM

Last week, I spotlighted Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama’s collaborative efforts to push their mentor, friend, and former employer Chicago mayor Richard Daley’s bid to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016. From now until Oct. 2, when the International Olympic Committee votes on the decision in Copenhagen, I’ll keep tabs on all the Chicago […]

Olympic-sized boondoggle: What Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama are up to

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 18, 2009 09:59 AM

Cronies.

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