Top Leaderboard, Site wide
Winner 2013 Webby Awards for Best Political Website
Top Banner, Site wide
Apr 24, 2014

 Choose a size
Text Size


They Are Watching You




The Divide


Truthdig Bazaar more items

 
Tags

Tag: Rahm Emanuel


Shutterstock

In Chicago, You Have to Pay to Play With Public Money

In America, there is regular ol’ corruption, and then there is Chicago Corruption, with a capital “C.”

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 READ MORE



World Can't Wait (CC BY 2.0)

Chicago Waking Up!

The people of Chicago are learning how to disturb, embarrass and block the ambitions of socially destructive politicians and corporate executives, Rick Perlstein of The Nation magazine reports.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 READ MORE



swanksalot (CC BY-SA 2.0)

In the Dead Zone of Capitalism: Lessons From Chicago on the Violence of Inequality

While the superrich themselves live in an age of precarity due to the free-market economics they support, they largely escape its consequences through obscene amounts of wealth that enable them to buy private solutions to public problems.

Posted on Jun 6, 2013 READ MORE


Privatizing Education in Chicago

The Chicago Board of Education voted last week to close 50 of the city’s public schools as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to save more than $500 million, or half the district’s deficit. Some 30,000 students will be affected, about 90 percent of them African-American.

Posted on May 28, 2013 READ MORE



sdpurtill (CC BY 2.0)

Marching in Chicago: Resisting Rahm Emanuel’s Neoliberal Savagery

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s current attempt to close down 54 public schools largely inhabited by poor minorities is one more example of a savage, racist neoliberal system that uses the politics of austerity and consolidation to further disenfranchise unskilled youths in the inner city.

Posted on May 24, 2013 READ MORE


Mr. Fish's Cartoon

Dutch Catholics Seek to Ditch a Homophobic Church

Many Dutch citizens are attempting to “de-baptize” themselves to protest Pope Benedict’s anti-gay marriage declarations; a national database of gun owners may have helped prevent the Newtown shooting; and although the media insist the president is giving in to the Republicans’ demands to make cuts to Social Security, Obama’s been trying to reduce it all along. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 READ MORE


Standing Up for Teachers

Teachers are heroes, not villains, and it’s time to stop demonizing them.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Sitthixay Ditthavong

Confrontation Between Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Teachers Union Escalates

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanual said late Sunday that he will see the city’s striking union teachers in court soon after a deal to end the weeklong strike fell through.

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 READ MORE



White House/Pete Souza

Mayor Rahm-Ney’s Attack on the Chicago Teachers Union

Unions are under attack in the United States—not only from people like Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, but now, with the teachers strike in Chicago, from the very core of President Barack Obama’s inner circle, his former chief of staff and current mayor of that city, Rahm Emanuel.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 READ MORE



Mitt’s Health Care Trickery, Larry Flynt’s Romney Offer, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including August fundraising totals for both presidential candidates and Jon Stewart’s latest epic takedown of Fox News.

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Jae C. Hong

Do the Bain Hustle

President Obama is to be applauded for questioning Mitt Romney’s legacy, although his motives seem to be as opportunistic as those of Romney’s opponents in the Republican primaries who took the same tack.

Posted on May 23, 2012 READ MORE



AP/M. Spencer Green

2 NATO Protesters Arrested, Charged With Terrorism

Two men involved in the NATO summit protests in Chicago are being held on separate terrorism charges. One is accused of making a false threat about blowing up a highway overpass. The other is charged with discussing the making of a pipe bomb.

Posted on May 21, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Carolyn Kaster

White House Tweaks Daley’s Job Description

Is the Obama administration doing a slow fade on Chief of Staff Bill Daley? The Chicago-bred heavy seems to have had a tough run of it since taking over for Rahm Emanuel, and though the White House denied any major power shifts, rumblings got out on Tuesday that ... (more)

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE



Flickr / stevendamron

A Look at the ‘Bush-Obama’ Presidency

Essayist, Yale English professor and TomDispatch contributor David Bromwich takes a careful accounting of the “sacked” and “saved” members of the Obama administration in an attempt to reveal the similarities between his presidency and George W. Bush’s. (more)

Posted on Aug 22, 2011 READ MORE


The Mayor Rahm Mystery

Mayor Rahm. It will be a hoot. It could even be good for Chicago. And in a way he has never had to do before, Rahm Emanuel will finally reveal who he really is.

Posted on Feb 23, 2011 READ MORE



Daniel X. O'Neil (CC-BY)

Rahm Emanuel, the Next Mayor of Chicago

President Obama’s former chief of staff will take his talents—and epithets—to Chi-town. Rahm Emanuel, who took so much money from the financial industry that David Sirota labeled him a “Financial Industry Cyborg,” scored an impressive victory in Chicago’s mayoral race, despite the fact that he moved back only when he decided to run.

Posted on Feb 23, 2011 READ MORE


‘Daily Show’: Rahm’s Residency Rumble

Is Chicago heavy hitting mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel legit? Well, at least in the sense that he qualifies to run for mayor, given the residency requirements he believes certain prized items of clothing could have fulfilled in his physical absence.

Posted on Jan 26, 2011 READ MORE


Rahm Emanuel Catches a Break in Mayoral Race

True to form, former White House Chief of Staff and current Chicago mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel is putting up a fight to stay in the running in his hometown, and Tuesday, the Illinois Supreme Court helped his cause by keeping ...

Posted on Jan 25, 2011 READ MORE


Rahmbo Has ‘No Doubt’ He Will Prevail

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel suffered a major legal setback in his quest to become Chicago’s next mayor, but he said Monday, “I have no doubt that we will in the end prevail at this effort.”

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / house.gov

Court Bumps Emanuel Off Chicago Ballot

He left his post as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff with the intent of becoming Chicago’s next mayor, but Rahm Emanuel was forced to shift gears Monday by an Illinois state appellate court ... (more)

Posted on Jan 24, 2011 READ MORE



AP / Carolyn Kaster

Perps in the White House

While it is widely recognized that the banking meltdown has left enormous economic pain and political upheaval in its wake, it is amazing that the folks who created this mess are rewarded with ever more important positions in our government.

Posted on Jan 12, 2011 READ MORE



YouTube

Daley Tapped to Be Obama’s Chief of Staff

For his next act, President Obama has made a replacement for former Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel appear, and it’s none other than William Daley, another member of Chicago’s Daley political dynasty—and one with close ties to Wall Street.

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 READ MORE



house.gov

Emanuel Makes It Official: He’s Running in Chicago

Rahm Emanuel has made it official. Six weeks after bailing out as White House chief of staff and returning to Chicago, he has formally announced that he is running to be the next mayor

of the Windy City.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 READ MORE



Gen. James L. Jones, National Security Chief No More

The Obama administration has seen another key player out the door. This time, it’s national security adviser James Jones, whom Obama thanked for his “sacrifices” in his announcement in the White House’s Rose Garden on Friday. Who’s next?

Posted on Oct 8, 2010 READ MORE


Emanuel’s ‘Glad to Be Home’ ... in Chicago, That Is

Oops—someone has caught Obama’s outgoing chief of staff and ongoing hatchet man, Rahm Emanuel, being a duplicitous politician! It’s not that bad, really; Rahmbo’s just talking about how he’s “glad to be home” in Chicago in this mayoral campaign video ... (continued)

Posted on Oct 4, 2010 READ MORE


Left, Right & Center

‘Left, Right & Center’: Rahm Gone, Tea Party, Whitman-Brown

Rahm Emanuel steps down as chief of staff; now he wants to run for mayor of Chicago. Is this a shakeup or just normal job burnout? Is the White House in flux? With the House voting to impose import tariffs on China, will the Senate bring the issue to a vote?

Posted on Oct 1, 2010 READ MORE


So Long

Share
Posted on Oct 1, 2010 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Rahmbo Resignation Announcement Coming Friday

According to scuttlebutt, the president will announce White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s resignation Friday. Emanuel, who is leaving to run for mayor of Chicago, will reportedly be replaced by Pete Rouse, who ran Barack Obama’s Senate staff.

Posted on Sep 30, 2010 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / United States Congress

Does Emanuel Have a Fighting Chance in Chicago?

One would think that, after serving for two years as Barack Obama’s hatchet man in the White House, becoming Chicago’s next mayor wouldn’t be the hardest feat for Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel—but then again, this is Chicago we’re talking about here.

Posted on Sep 28, 2010 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / house.gov

Rahm Emanuel Headed for a White House Exit

It’s not easy being a hatchet man—particularly in a crowd of idealists like the current denizens of the White House—and this stylistic dissonance may cause an early exit for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

Posted on Sep 8, 2010 READ MORE


DesperateShirts.com

Share
Posted on Aug 22, 2010 READ MORE


Emanuel
White House / Pete Souza

Report: Rahm Emanuel Expected to Leave the White House

Here’s some palace intrigue from the White House—well, from across the pond, technically, via the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph: Chief of staff Rahm “Rahmbo” Emanuel might be preparing to leave his post after this fall’s midterm elections.

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 READ MORE


Palin
Wikimedia Commons / Therealbs2002

Palin to Emanuel: ‘U Lie’

Since when has Twitter become a valid platform for national political discourse? Maybe valid isn’t quite the word, but it seems like Sarah Palin has once again attempted to commandeer the online medium to her advantage ... (continued)

Posted on Jun 21, 2010 READ MORE



Biden Watersports Don’t Inspire Confidence in the Media

What to make of elite journalists trading their quills and cameras for water guns and a few laughs with the White House subjects they’re supposed to be covering? Glenn Greenwald writes that “all of this just helpfully reveals what our nation’s leading ‘journalists’ really are: desperate worshipers ...” (continued)

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 READ MORE


Daily Show

‘Daily Show’: Sour Gropes for Glenn Beck

Ah, if only former Rep. Eric Massa truly was the “ray of sunshine” Glenn Beck was so keenly wishing for ... before Massa actually showed up on Beck’s set and dashed the Fox News host’s hopes of mining Massa’s tale of persecution at the, er, hands of naked Rahm Emanuel for all it was worth.

Posted on Mar 11, 2010 READ MORE


Massa

Larry King to Eric Massa: ‘Are You Gay?’

Larry King got right to the point in his interview with former Congressman Eric Massa on Tuesday’s “Larry King Live,” asking Massa directly if he was gay. This was a question Massa was not about to answer, because, as he informed his confused host, “It insults every gay American ... it somehow classifies people.” Oh.

Posted on Mar 10, 2010 READ MORE


Beck and Massa
foxnews.com

Eric Massa’s ‘Glenn Beck’ Moment Bears Strange Fruit

If former Rep. Eric Massa hoped he’d get a post-resignation PR boost from his guest spot on Glenn Beck’s Fox News show Tuesday, he made some bad choices in his quest for support. Those included his selection of venue and his whimsical approach to clearing up the sexual harassment issue that played a key part in his strange, memorable exit from office.

Posted on Mar 9, 2010 READ MORE


Massa
Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Congress

Rep. Massa: ‘Rahm Emanuel Is Son of the Devil’s Spawn’

Rep. Eric Massa isn’t about to leave Capitol Hill without firing some zingers at fellow Democrats. He had special scorn for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, who helped get Massa elected. (continued)

Posted on Mar 8, 2010 READ MORE


One-Year Anniversary

Share
Posted on Jan 21, 2010 READ MORE


Obama signs bill
AP / Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Obama Trims (Some) Fat with Weapons Bill

In a move that some are praising as a major victory against the powerful weapons lobby, President Barack Obama was able to cut out several expensive programs, thus cutting down on defense spending, in the new $680 billion dollar military bill he signed Wednesday. However, before we get too excited, let’s be clear here: That’s still $680 billion, after all.

Posted on Oct 28, 2009 READ MORE


Axelrod
abcnews.go.com/thisweek

Team Obama vs. Fox News: Squabblefest 2009 Continues

Key members of the Obama administration have escalated the feud between their camp and Fox News by encouraging other networks to give their right-leaning competitor the cold newsy shoulder, prompting an indignant Karl Rove to remark that said Obama aides are “going to cut your legs off” if they’re opposed—a curious comment coming from someone still picking pieces of other people’s legs out of his teeth.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009 READ MORE


Mike Ross
house.gov

Don’t Take Blue Dog’s Word for It: It’s Worthless

Rep. Mike Ross, head of the House Blue Dogs, says he can no longer abide a deal he made with White House chief of staff (and Blue Dog patron saint?) Rahm Emanuel. Ross’ vision of the public option already made liberals queasy, but now the Arkansas Democrat says even that version is too much.

Posted on Sep 8, 2009 READ MORE



White House / Pete Souza

Obama’s Enforcer: Not Really Tough Enough

Every mistake made by the Obama White House in the pursuit of health care reform can be traced to the political style and ideological prejudices of Rahm Emanuel, who has repeatedly sought to intimidate progressives and empower conservatives.

Posted on Aug 20, 2009 READ MORE


Progressives Flex Health Care Muscle

The progressive Democrats in Congress have had just about enough of all this bipartisanship, especially if it means scrapping a public health care plan. Rahm Emanuel recanted his hint of compromise to a room full of hopping-mad House liberals Tuesday night. Earlier, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made it clear that losing a public option was a deal-breaker for 10 to 15 Senate Democrats.

Posted on Jul 8, 2009 READ MORE



Flickr / Paul Keleher

Public Option in Critical Condition

President Obama and most Democrats see a government-run health plan that competes with private insurers as vital to real health care reform, but a veto- and filibuster-proof majority just ain’t what it used to be. In the face of a massive lobbying effort, the White House has indicated a willingness to shelve the public option.

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 READ MORE


May Day rally
AP photo / Reed Saxon

Buying Time on Immigration

On many questions, President Obama’s approach is full speed ahead. On immigration reform, he prefers to take one step at a time. There really is no alternative.

Posted on May 4, 2009 READ MORE


Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel: Limbaugh Is the Voice of the GOP

What does the future hold for the Grand Old Party? For his part, President Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel gave some credit, however credible, to Rush Limbaugh as an intellectual force to be reckoned with on the right. Here’s what Emanuel had to say on Sunday’s “Face the Nation.”

Posted on Mar 2, 2009 READ MORE


Limbaugh and Steele
Composite image: mediabistro.com / AP photo / Ron Edmonds

Limbaugh and Steele Lock Horns in GOP Rumble

¿Quién es más macho? And who’s the rightful leader of the GOP? Both Rush Limbaugh and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele are claiming the title in a curious kind of public arm-wrestling match that also pits entertainment against politics (as if the two weren’t already interconnected).

Posted on Mar 2, 2009 READ MORE


Capitol dawn
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Senators Hammering Out Workable Stimulus

At long last, it looks like something resembling an agreement might happen soon among members of the Senate who had been previously having trouble finding any middle ground when it came to the proposed stimulus plan.

Posted on Feb 5, 2009 READ MORE


Blagojevich
AP photo / Rex Arbogast

Court Is Asked to Strip Blagojevich of Power

What’s it going to take to oust scandal-ridden Rod Blagojevich from his position as Illinois’ governor? Impeachment? A forklift? State Attorney General Lisa Madigan doesn’t want to waste any more time and is asking the Illinois Supreme Court to help by finding Blagojevich unfit to serve.

Posted on Dec 12, 2008 READ MORE


View older articles:  1 2 >

View the most popular tags overall?

Newsletter

sign up to get updates


 
 
Right 1, Site wide - BlogAds Premium
 
Right 2, Site wide - Blogads
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 
 
 
Right Skyscraper, Site Wide
 
Join the Liberal Blog Advertising Network
 

A Progressive Journal of News and Opinion   Publisher, Zuade Kaufman   Editor, Robert Scheer
© 2014 Truthdig, LLC. All rights reserved.