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Rahm Emanuel-Chicago’s Mr. Mayor

May 15, 2011

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Desk or no desk, however, Rahm Emanuel was already sounding like the mayor. He announced that outsiders would lead the Police Department and the school system. He pressed for state legislation that would let him increase the length of Chicago’s school day. He warned of painful budget cuts immediately ahead, $75 million in his first […]

Obama, Dirty Chicago Politics and the Illinois Senate Race

August 6, 2010

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At Thursday’s Chicago Democratic fundraiser, it was President Obama, Alexi Giannoulias, who is seeking the Senate seat formerly held by the chief executive, and piles of cash. It was just like the good old days, except for one thing: If only Tony Rezko could have been there. When Obama showed up to raise money for […]

Obama’s ‘Chicago Way’ plunders the private sector

June 2, 2010

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By Micheal Barone, WExaminer An interesting thing about Barack Obama is that he chose, on two occasions, to live in Chicago — even though he didn’t grow up there, had no family ties there, never went to school there. It was a curious choice. Chicago has a civic culture all its own and one that […]

Obama and The Chicago Way

October 25, 2009

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The Chicago Way By Kim Strassel,WSJ They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way. – Jim Malone “The Untouchables” When Barack Obama promised to deliver “a new kind of politics” to Washington, most folk didn’t […]

Rahm Emanuel Wants his Congressional Seat Held for Him

September 27, 2009

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Sources: Emanuel wanted Claypool to be placeholder Plan to keep House seat warm may have included Cabinet consideration NATASHA KORECKI, CSUNTIMES It has long been claimed that Rahm Emanuel wanted to find someone to keep his congressional seat warm while he served as President Obama’s chief of staff. Now, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned that […]