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AL SHARPTON’S CHICAGO TOWN HALL ERUPTS INTO REVOLT AGAINST MACHINE POLITICS

Sharpton Town Hall

On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. One 82-year-old preacher even called for “Tea…

Poll: Rahm Emanuel’s Approval Ratings Plummet

Just two years after Rahm Emanuel slid easily into Chicago’s City Hall to replace Former Mayor Richard Daley, Emanuel is nowhere near as popular with Chicago residents as he was after first returning to the city from his post in President Obama’s White House. A new representative poll conducted by Crains/Ipsos shows just 2% surveyed strongly…

Fresh from Ahmadinejad meeting, Farrakhan hosting Chicago townhall Weds night

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Tonight Louis Farrakhan, who just met with Iranian dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is hosting an online three-hour townhall. You can submit questions via twitter, facebook, or YouTube (instructions here), and follow the questions by using the hashtag #askFarrakhan. There are several things I’d like to know, starting with why did you meet with the Iranian dictator…

Occupy Milwaukee “F*ck voting, f*ck parties, I believe in protesting”

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Last week I covered a joint Occupy/union protest in Milwaukee, Wis., against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was there speaking at fundraiser for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. While covering the protest, some behind-the-scenes operatives became so agitated at the presence of a journalist asking questions that they went to extreme lengths to keep the participants…

Exclusive Video: Chicago Teachers Union Pawns Protest Rahm

Chicago Teachers Union Protests Rahm

Monday night Chicago Teachers Union and Occupy Chicago protesters, along with some local residents, showed up in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood to protest converting 18 public schools into charter schools. While none of the schools considered for conversion are in the north-side neighborhood, these community organizers chose this location specifically because it is where Mayor…

Neurosurgeon Confirms Death Panels in Obamacare

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For more than two years now, health insurance experts like myself, health care experts like the physician activists at www.Docs4PatientCare.org, as well as Tea Party activists like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin have been trying to warn the American public about the 2010 Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare). Chief amongst our concerns…