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Obama: America Was Not Ready for a Black President

I was originally going to post this essay in January of 2017 at the end of Barack Obama’s second term but for reasons that will become clear later, I am posting it now. 1,187 more words

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Jesse Jackson Jr. transitions from halfway house to home confinement

Sun-Times Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet describes the scene outside Jesse Jackson Jr.’s home today as he transitioned from halfway house to home confinement, as well as her last encounter with him. 7 more words

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The Bully Pulpit

It is July 22, 2009 and President Obama is holding a press conference on health care reform. As the press conference nears its end, reporter Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times asks the president what he thinks about the arrest of Professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates outside of his own home in Cambridge MA. 212 more words

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CN Jan 9, 2013

As 2014 settles into its groove, the economy, jobs and wages continue to the the major topics for so many Chicagoans.  In the last few days we saw Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner opine that the minimum wage should be brought down a buck in Illinois, only to quickly reverse himself yesterday when the quote became widely distributed. 489 more words

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MSNBC: Jason Johnson Discusses Richie Incognito on Weekends with Alex Witt

Hiram College political science professor Jason Johnson discusses Sarah Palin’s comments on the government shutdown and the Richie Incognito Miami Dolphins controversy with Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet and GOP strategist Joe Watkins.


Carney unsure if president has used HealthCare.gov

“I don’t know he’s personally gone on the website,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in answer to a question Wednesday of whether the president has used the HealthCare.gov. 110 more words

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Thomas R. Horn -- ZENITH 2016: Did Something Begin In 2012?, Part 3

…..This is bigger than Kennedy.… This is the New Testament! I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often. 548 more words