Rahm Emanuel Facing Questions Over Campaign Donations From Pension Fund Managers

By: Friday November 14, 2014 10:02 am

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is once again facing questions over possibly unethical behavior. This time the controversy is due to executives that manage Chicago’s pension funds giving Mayor Emanuel campaign contributions. This is arguably not allowed under federal pay to play laws as Emanuel has influence as to who gets to mange the funds. Getting [...]

Rahm Emanuel Given $100,000 By Comcast Before Backing Merger

By: Wednesday September 3, 2014 4:13 am

How much does it cost to get Rahm Emanuel to shill for your cause? Over $100,000 according to a new report in the International Business Times. Emanuel has reportedly received over $100,000 from Comcast in the course of his political career, support that was seemingly paid back in part when Emanuel signed on to support [...]

Memo Reveals Rahm Emanuel Advised President Clinton To Achieve ‘Record Deportations’

By: Monday July 21, 2014 9:59 am

On November 20th, 1996, Rahm Emanuel had an idea. Amidst the joy of the re-election of his friend and mentor, President Bill Clinton, Emanuel saw an opportunity for the president to help the Democratic Party maintain a perceived “parity” with the GOP on crime – record deportations. The revelation is contained in recently released documents from [...]

Rahm Emanuel Losing Control As Chicago Faced 82 Shootings With 14 Dead July 4th Weekend

By: Tuesday July 8, 2014 9:55 am

The violence in Chicago under Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rapidly spiraling out of control. Last weekend, July 4th, Chicago suffered 82 shootings leading to 14 deaths reaffirming the city’s new nickname “Chiraq” – a combination of Chicago and Iraq. It was not the first holiday this year to be drenched in blood, Easter saw 45 [...]

Robert Gibbs To Lead National Campaign Against Teachers Unions

By: Thursday June 26, 2014 10:02 am

While it is not surprising that those who worked for a corporate Democrat like President Barack Obama have moved on to shilling for Big Business after they leave the White House, usually the opportunism is less crass than this. Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s former press secretary, has signed on through his public relations firm to [...]

CNN’s ‘Chicagoland’ Became Rahm Emanuel Vanity Exercise

By: Friday April 25, 2014 9:13 am

While Chicago was mired in so many shootings it received the nick name “Chiraq”, CNN was busy discussing the best camera angles to use with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s staff. According to emails obtained by The Chicago Tribune, staffers for Mayor Emanuel and CNN producers coordinated scenes for the “documentary” on Chicago called Chicagoland. The [...]

Rahm Emanuel Is Losing Control Of Chicago

By: Monday June 17, 2013 7:47 am

Chicago has experienced one of its bloodiest weekends yet under “Murder Mayor” Rahm Emanuel with 46 people shot and at least 7 dead. Questions are now being raised as to whether Emanuel can govern the city. At least 34 people were shot — seven of them fatally — Saturday afternoon through Father’s Day Sunday, stretching [...]

Rahm Emanuel Tied To Firm Astroturfing Protests Against Chicago Teachers Union

By: Tuesday June 11, 2013 10:28 am

A consulting firm tied to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been caught paying people to protest the Chicago Teachers Union. The firm, Resolute Consulting, worked on Rahm Emanuel’s 2002 Congressional campaign and is led by long time Emanuel friend Greg Goldner. Goldner along with other interested parties have been involved in smear campaign against the [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Files Lawsuit To Stop School Closings

By: Friday May 31, 2013 8:34 am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to privatize education in Chicago is running into considerable opposition. The Chicago Teachers Union, joining up with concerned parents, has filed a lawsuit to halt the school closings the privatizer-heavy Board of Education ordered. The lawsuit alleges Chicago Public Schools are not following their own guidelines for school closings. The [...]

Education Reform Policies Foster, Rather than Attenuate, America’s Permanent Underclass

By: Monday September 24, 2012 11:19 am

Laura D’Andrea Tyson, the former chair of Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisers and now a professor at UC-Berkeley, had a pretty bold opinion piece in the New York Times the other day, relating income inequality and educational opportunity in ways that I found compelling. The United States is caught in a vicious cycle largely [...]

Chicago Teachers Union Delegates Meet Today to Vote on Contract

By: Tuesday September 18, 2012 9:01 am

The House of Delegates of the Chicago Teachers Union will meet today to decide on whether to accept a contract worked out last week in negotiations with the Chicago Public Schools. Union leaders initially hinted that they would accept the tentative agreement on Sunday while the details got hammered out, but decided to take more [...]

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