THE HUFFINGTON POST ‘Mayor Emanuel is morally corrupt!’ CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel, known for keeping vise-like control over Chicago and his own political image, finds himself in the weakest position of his long public career as he struggles to respond to a police scandal, claims of cover-ups at City Hall and calls for… More Protesters Take To Chicago Streets After Rahm Emanuel Apologizes For Police Scandal
CREDIT: AP PHOTO/CHARLES REX ARBOGAST THINK PROGRESS After the first murder charge against an active-duty Chicago police officer in over three decades, the city’s political establishment is eager to move on. But while Officer Jason Van Dyke could face 20 years or more in prison if convicted of killing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald over a year… More An Officer Has Been Charged With The Murder Of Laquan McDonald. But What About The Cover-Up?
THE HUFFINGTON POST 17 YEARS OLD, SHOT 16 TIMES… Cop Charged With Murder…Protesters Clash With Police… ‘A Public Lynching’… How Chicago Tried To Cover Up A Police Murder… WHY? Video Sat In Secret For 400 Days… Burger King Says Police Deleted Security Footage… Cop Had History Of Citizen Complaints… Chicago Tribune:‘Come On. What Does It… More CHICAGO EXECUTION
THE WASHINGTON POST He still has almost two years left in office, but the outlines of President Obama’s post-White House life might be starting to take shape. On Monday, the president will speak at the New York City launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a nonprofit that is spinning off a White House initiative… More Does Obama’s New York trip offer a glimpse into his post-White House life?
Upstate New York or Long Island may be their preference. Residing in the city is an option as well… Mediaite How bad is Chicago right now? Depends on where you look (the shootings kind of suck, as does the weather) but apparently it’s losing its allure enough that the Obamas may not move back after… More Obama Family Reportedly Thinking About Moving to NYC Because Chicago Is a Mess
This article is a couple of days old but the message from this kid is universal and timeless within the African American community. I can see why President Obama replied to the author of this very brief but poignant letter to Santa. It literally broke my heart… TPM LiveWire Chicago teenager Malik Bryant wrote a… More Chicago Teen Writes Letter To Santa Wishing For ‘Safety,’ Obama Responds
Surely this is just a tip in the iceberg but nothing will come of it, just as nothing came of the 2000 and 2004 election “shenanigans”… Think Progress Chicago election judges received misleading and factually incorrect robocalls before the midterm, causing close to 2,000 of them to not show up on Election Day. As a… More False Robocalls That Wreaked Havoc On Chicago Elections Linked To GOP Activists
The Week Ukrainian rebels recover Flight 17’s black boxes, Israel ups its offensive in Gaza, and more. 1. Ukrainian rebels recover downed plane’s black boxes Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine collected the flight recorders from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. A separatist spokesman, Alexander Borodai, said Sunday the rebels would turn the recorders over to… More 10 things you need to know today: July 20, 2014
Apparently, Chicago politics are pretty rough and when it’s a Republican battle the rule of the day is “no holds barred”… The Huffington Post An Illinois Republican Party chairman apologized Wednesday after unleashing a racially charged attack on a black female congressional candidate. In an email sent to Doug Ibendahl, a Chicago attorney who runs the independent… More Erika Harold, GOP Candidate, Targeted In Racially Charged Attack By Jim Allen, Illinois GOP Official
Looks like it might be a very long trial… Global Grind George Zimmerman’s trial is here. And though we’re all anticipating the outcome, we have to tackle first things first. Jury selection. And that daunting process of choosing six jurors and four alternates is proving difficult, hilarious, sad, and LONG. Let me break it down for… More 9 Things Said By Potential Jurors In Zimmerman Trial That Made Us Go “Hmmm?”