NPR "Fact Check" of Clinton Foundation -- Back to the Good Old Days of 'Clinton Politics'

Apr
27

NPR may call its segment on the Clinton Foundation 'fact checking' but it sounded to me like the good old days of unsubstantiated rumor leading to nothing:

"Fact Check: Is The Clinton Foundation 'The Most Transparent'?"

First, it's not clear correspondent Peter Overby really is looking at how other Foundations are run.

Equally important, the so-called 'transcript' omits the final sentence of the broadcast version which goes:

Peter Overby: "So at least as things stand now, the Clinton Foundation "transparency controversy" [sic] resembles some of the other episodes of Clinton politics: It's a picture that's not terribly clear, shaped by exaggerations on both sides." (Check out the mp3 file).

So the line about "other episodes of Clinton politics" isn't included in the "transcript". Interesting... I wonder why.

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Dumbells Over Illinois

Apr
21

It's bad enough to be afflicted with the current Governor here in Illinois. I mean, how can his tenure not end really really badly -- what with his 'war on workers' agenda? But to have people with absolutely no idea of either the state or its dynamics come up with the following prediction:

I’d say it’s fairly likely that if Hillary Clinton wins in 2016 than Rauner is setting himself up nicely for the nomination in 2020.

I don't know where the guy got the script but it doesn't come from the Land of Lincoln.

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Chuy Garcia - Brother Louie Song

Mar
27

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Preparing the Way

Mar
22

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Pretty dumb NYT article title: "Chicago Mayor’s Race Is Cast as a Test of Liberalism".

Fact is, a Chuy victory is pretty much a long shot (though one I'd like to see). Long-shots are no test of nothin' -- except maybe preparing the way for some future narrative along the lines of "Big Liberal Defeat, blah, blah, blah..."

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Right-to-Work-for-Nothing Bill Passes in Wisc.

Mar
09

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: "Scott Walker Signs Right-to-Work Bill". Because representation belongs only to those who can afford a lawyer.

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Bernie Says It All

Nov
06

Bernard Schoenburg:

Illinois remains a blue state, but a bad case of the blues brought about change at the top of state government.

Arguably, it was Democratic Gov. PAT QUINN, and not his party, that a majority of Illinois voters wanted to see out of power. And Republican BRUCE RAUNER, the Winnetka businessman with all the money he needed and a multi-pronged strategy to highlight weaknesses of Quinn and state government, made the case.

"Quinn ran out of lives," said DAVID YEPSEN, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University.

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Voter Suppression

Oct
27

Civil rights lawyers in Texas said more than 600,000 of its registered voters did not have the required identification.

In April, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman, a Democratic appointee, blocked the voter ID rule. He said more than 300,000 of Wisconsin’s registered voters — 9% of the electorate — did not have a current driver's license or U.S. passport that would allow them to cast a ballot.

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