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E-mail shows Rahm Emanuel and Blago Traded Favors

June 21, 2010 politisite 0

President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, then a congressman in Illinois, apparently attempted to trade favors with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich while he was in office, according to newly disclosed e-mails obtained by The Associated Press. Obama’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, agreed to sign a letter to the Chicago Tribune supporting Blagojevich in the face of a scathing editorial by the newspaper that ridiculed the governor for self-promotion. […]

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Obama era sees rise in black candidates — in the GOP

April 8, 2010 politisite 0

Critics of the tea parties have tried to paint their membership as monochrome and their opposition to President Obama’s policies as rooted in racism. That story line doesn’t really hold up for anyone who has actually attended a tea party, and Gallup reported this week that, in terms of “age, educational background, employment status, and race — Tea Partiers are quite representative of the public at large.” But a better […]

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Charges reduced for James O'Keefe ACORN 'pimp' filmmaker to misdemeanor

March 26, 2010 politisite 0

The Justice Department has reduced charges brought against James O’Keefe, a conservative activist, and his cohorts for breaking into the New Orleans office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D). O’Keefe, Joseph Basil, Stan Dai and Robert Flanagan, were charged with “one-count bill of information with entering real property of the United States under false pretenses,” a misdemeanor charge. The decision was made by the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Eastern District […]

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Undecided Democrats hide from Tea Party activists

March 16, 2010 politisite 0

Dave Walker wasn’t happy when he showed up to Rep. Jason Altmire’s office to plead with the Pennsylvania congressman over President Obama’s health-care bill. The Democratic lawmaker’s office was a popular destination for the more than 1,000 Tea Partiers who stormed Capitol Hill Tuesday morning because Altmire, an original no-vote for the bill, is viewed as a potential vote switcher. Walker — who showed up to the office after a […]