Tag Archives: Rahm Emanuel

AG Loretta Lynch: Chicago Police Officers Routinely Use “Unjustified, Disproportionate” Excessive Force [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The Chicago police department regularly uses force that is “unjustified, disproportionate and otherwise excessive”, federal investigators have concluded. In a scathing review, Department of Justice (DoJ) investigators found that police violated both the fourth amendment of the constitution and department policy in the use of deadly force. Investigators faulted poor training and accountability systems for contributing to …

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Chicago’s Mayor Cheers Senate Vote

It doesn’t quite rhyme, but we dig you, Mayor Emanuel.  

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Rahm Emanuel Is Killing Tony Perkins

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Quote Of The Day – Rahm Emanuel

“Last week’s election continued America’s great history of expanding opportunity and equality. Today, we must take the next step on that journey by affording the opportunity to marry to all Americans — and we can continue that march by quickly enacting marriage equality here in Illinois. Gays and lesbians are our teachers, our doctors, our police officers, family members, friends …

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ILLINOIS: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Vows To Promote Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel yesterday vowed to help campaign for the same-sex marriage bill proposed for Illinois. “I’ll push for it because it is consistent with the values base, and the practical values base, that I think is right as a city, as a state and as a country,” said Emanuel, who supported gay marriage during the campaign. Just Tuesday, …

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70 Big-City Mayors Join Together To Advocate For Same-Sex Marriage

The Wall Street Journal reports: The mayors of several big cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston and Los Angeles, are joining together to support same-sex marriage rights, a move that could put additional pressure on President Barack Obama to do the same. The effort is being organized by Freedom to Marry, an advocacy group that plans a news conference Friday …

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Rahm Emanuel Backs Gay Marriage

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has endorsed same-sex marriage, saying that he hopes Illinois soon follows the example of New York. Emanuel is Barack Obama’s former White House chief of staff. “I would hope that the state would move in that direction,” Emanuel said in the interview that aired Wednesday. “Tremendous progress has been made across the country on a value …

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Rahm Emanuel Elected Chicago Mayor

Former Obama administration White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel today coasted to an easy victory in Chicago’s mayoral race. “I want to extend my congratulations to Rahm Emanuel on a well-deserved victory tonight,” Obama said in a statement. “As a Chicagoan and a friend, I couldn’t be prouder. Rahm will be a terrific mayor for all the people of …

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Rahm Emanuel Back On Ballot

This afternoon the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Rahm Emanuel has met the residency requirements to run for mayor of Chicago. The justices said Emanuel’s opponents did not prove that he had given up residency when he served in the Obama administration in Washington. “Given the record before us, it is simply not possible to find clearly erroneous the …

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Rahm Emanuel Back On Ballot (For Now)

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear Rahm Emanuel’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that he does not meet the eligibility requirements to be mayor of Chicago. It will hear the case without oral arguments or new briefs, allowing for a faster ruling on the matter. The quick proceedings are necessary, with the race less than a month …

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Court Rules Rahm Emanuel Ineligible To Run For Mayor Of Chicago

Opponents to former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s run for mayor of Chicago have won their appeal of an earlier court ruling that he was eligible. Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago today by an appellate court panel, a stunning blow to the fund-raising leader in the race. An appellate panel ruled 2-1 …

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Homocon Kevin Dujan Renews Claim That Rahm Emanuel Patronizes Bathhouses

Following Rahm Emanuel’s announcement that he is running for mayor of Chicago, homocon Hillbuzz blogger Kevin Dujan is again spreading unsubstantiated rumors that Emanuel was once a patron of a Chicago gay bathhouse. During the 2008 campaign, when Dujan was a fierce Hillary Clinton supporter, he attempted (with no success) to plant the same story about Emanuel and Obama in …

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Rahm Emanuel’s First Campaign Ad

This plodding clip announcing a tour of Chicago’s neighborhoods feels designed to counter his rageaholic rep.

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Rahm Emanuel Says Good-Bye

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Obama Chief Of Staff Rahm Emanuel Quits White House To Run For Mayor Of Chicago

The rumors were true. Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will resign tomorrow to run for mayor of Chicago. Earlier this month six-term Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced that he would not seek another term. The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, at his daily briefing on Thursday afternoon said that the president will give two personnel announcements on Friday …

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On Rahm Emanuel’s Potty Mouth

Second City has some fun with Rahm Emanuel’s infamous penchant for strong language. Totally totally NSFFW. (The extra “F” is for “fucking.”)

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Bill Clinton Offered Rep. Joe Sestak A Job On Obama’s Behalf

The Huffington Post reports that Bill Clinton acted as the president’s intermediary to offer Pennsylvania Senate candidate Rep. Joe Sestak an administration job in return for dropping out of his primary battle with Sen. Arlen Specter. The GOP is contending that the offer was illegal. Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Penn.) was offered a prominent but uncompensated, advisory position — in the …

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Gay PUMA Site Claims Obama And Rahm Emanuel Visited Chicago Bathhouse

HillBuzz, the Hillary Clinton PUMA site founded by gay political gadfly Kevin DuJan, has got the wingnut blogosphere all aquiver over a claim that some mysterious MSM journalist is at last investigating their ridiculous claim that the president and Rahm Emanuel were once regular patrons of the Chicago-area bathhouse, Man’s Country. This has to be cloak-and-dagger for the time being, …

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Rep. Eric Massa: Rahm Emanuel Is The Son Of The Devil’s Spawn

Rep. Eric Massa has probably burned his last Democratic bridge. Expect a party change announcement any minute. Outgoing Rep. Eric Massa went on a rant regarding White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel today during a radio interview calling him the “son of the devil’s spawn.” Massa (D-NY) went on to say, “He is an individual who would sell his …

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