Posts Tagged ‘Rahm Emanuel’

NBC Hits Gold Prodding Ari Emanuel

March 26, 2013

Ari Emanuel was apparently so unhappy with an interview with Brian Williams that he sent NBC a “fiery legal letter,” in which he wrote “This was not what we agreed to.”The Emanuel brothers sat down with Williams on “Rock Center with Brian Williams” to talk about bioethicist Ezekiel’s new book, Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family. Williams adopted a far more serious interview tone than the Emanuels were expecting, with the discussions becoming so heated that Ari wrote a letter to NBC and submitted a complaint in person to NBC Universal chief Steve Burke. The Emanuels were reportedly prepped for a lighthearted chat, bu instead  Williams asked the brothers “about their connection to Israel and Ari’s  reputation as an ultra-aggressive Hollywood agent, among other things.”
NBC hits Gold.




Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tears Up During Speech, Baffling Them With Theatre 2*3*4

February 8, 2013

The death toll of young Chicagoans to urban violence appears to be taking a toll on the mayor. In the days since the murder of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who recently sang at Obama’s re-election inaugural, Rahm Emanuel has twice been overcome with emotion. On Thursday, there were tears in his eyes as he talked about violence plaguing inner-city youth.

If you can’t dazzle them with solutions baffle them with theatre.


Chicago Teachers Looking To Go On Strike Rahm Emanuel Was Not Careful What He Wished For

August 30, 2012

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union issued a 10-day strike notice Wednesday, saying teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district are ready to walk off the job for the first time in 25 years.

The board last week authorized spending $25 million in the event of a strike, which Carroll said would help ensure the tens of thousands of students who rely on the schools for two meals a day are fed and have a safe place during the day.

Much of the teachers’ frustration has centered on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who rescinded a 4 percent raise last year and then tried to go around the union in his push for a longer school day by asking teachers at individual schools to waive the union contract to work more hours. The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board subsequently blocked Emanuel’s negotiations with schools.

Chicago Mayor- Ex-Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel discovers you better be careful what you wish for..


Mayor Rahm Emanuel Orders A Double Double On Chick-fil-A For Not Reflecting “Chicago Values”

July 30, 2012

The anti-gay marriage views openly espoused by the president of a fast food chain specializing in chicken sandwiches have run afoul of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a local alderman, who are determined to block Chick-fil-A from expanding in Chicago.“Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values,”  Emanuel said Wednesday.

In a effort to energize continued weak gay contributions to Obama presidential re-election effort, Emanuel does a double double on Chick-fila-A chicken joint for not reflecting “Chicago Values”..




Rahm Decides To Run For Mayor Police Lock- Up Evidence Goes Missing

February 8, 2011

Attorneys for former governor Rod Blagojevich have asked a federal judge to order prosecutors to produce two phone calls his lawyers say are mysteriously missing from evidence.

In a motion filed overnight, Blagojevich’s attorneys say the calls would support the former governor’s contention that he is innocent of charges alleging he attempted to sell Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat after the November 2008 election.

Rahm decides to run for mayor and evidence in police lock up disapears. Courtroom evidence for sale in Chicagoland.

Rahm Emanuel Is Approved For the Ballot, Voters Unaware

January 28, 2011

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that Rahm Emanuel can stay on the ballot for mayor of Chicago,  saying in a unanimous decision that he meets the state’s residency requirements despite spending most of the last year as White House chief of staff.

The decision came without a moment to spare; early voting for the Feb. 22 city election begins Monday, Jan. 31.

“The voters deserved the right to make the choice of who should be mayor. And I think what the Supreme Court said was basically, in short, that the voters will make the decision who should be mayor. Nobody else should make it for them,” a victorious Emanuel said after slapping backs and shaking hands with commuters at the Clark and Lake elevated train stop near his downtown headquarters.

“The nice part was to be able to tell the news to voters, because a lot of people had not heard it,” Emanuel said.

Confused voters understanding the Chicago residence requirement  law thought the judges approved his appearance in the ballet not the ballot.

Eye View Prediction, Rahmses1 Will Become The Next Mayor Of Chicago

January 26, 2011

The staff in Sen. Mark Kirk’s office is “taking various wagers” on whether or not Rahm Emanuel will ultimately be eligible to run for mayor of Chicago.

Speaking after President Obama’s State of the Union address, Kirk said there’s intense interest in his office on how the Illinois Supreme Court will rule. 

Eye View prediction. Rahmses1 will become the next mayor of Chicago..


Rahm Is Down But Not Out, Emanuel Stays On The Mayoral Ballot

January 25, 2011

The Illinois Supreme Court has issued a stay on the appellate court decision that kicked Rahm Emanuel off the Chicago mayoral ballot.

The court is directing the Chicago Board of Elections to print Emanuel’s name on all ballots while it considers whether or not he is eligible to hold elected office in the city. Lawyers have challenged his eligibility on the grounds that he did not reside in Chicago for a full year prior to the election, as statute requires.

Justices did not overturn the appellate court decision — that case is still pending.

Rham pulling out all the stops for staying in the mayoral race… Poster boy for the  White House.

Rahm Emanuel Booted Off Chicago Ballot For Mayor, Ari’s Phone Must Be Off The Hook

January 24, 2011

Attorneys for Rahm Emanuel late today asked the Illinois Supreme Court to prevent Chicago elections officials from printing ballots for the Feb. 22 mayor’s election without his name.

Emanuel’s legal team also said they will ask the state’s highest court on Tuesday to hear their appeal of a decision by an appellate court today to knock him off the ballot on the grounds he doesn’t meet residency requirements.

Chicago elections officials said today they have to begin printing the 2 million or so ballots needed for the election as well as preparing electronic voting machines for early voting that begins next Monday.

“I have no doubt at the end we’ll prevail in this effort,” Emanuel said at a news conference. “We’ll now go to the next level to get clarity.”

In a 2-1 ruling, the appellate panel said Emanuel does not meet the residency requirement of having lived in Chicago for a year prior to the election. The judges reversed a decision by the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, which had unanimously agreed that Emanuel was eligible to run for mayor.

Rahm Emanuel’s brother Ari must be getting angry calls from Hollywood heavy weights questioning what happens to their money.


Both Obama And Emanuel Spend Obscene Millions To Establish Their Native Residency

January 22, 2011

Rahm Emanuel has tapped his super-agent brother Ari’s Hollywood money network big-time in his bid to become Chicago mayor, gobbling up five- and six-figure checks from the likes of Steven Spielberg, “West Wing” creator Aaron Sorkin, Dreamworks mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg, and the Napster founder played by Justin Timberlake in “The Social Network.”

But Emanuel’s stunning multi-million haul wasn’t limited to the bright lights of the sunset strip — it also included huge payouts from CEOs and hedge fund managers across from New York to Silicon Valley, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Donald Trump and former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin.

Emanuel’s shop announced Thursday afternoon it had collected $11.7 million, including $1.1 million already in the former congressman’s funds, since unofficially launching his campaign in October. That total — almost identical to what Gov. Pat Quinn spent in his statewide gubernatorial race this fall — puts Emanuel in a strong position as he tries to replace long-time mayor Richard M. Daley.

Emanuel already has spent $2.2 million on friend David Axelrod’s Chicago-based communications firm to produce commercials that remind Chicago voters that the man who lived in DC for the past year and a half is still a native son.
Both Obama and Emanuel spend millions to help establish their native Residency with the voters….