Posts tagged "Barack Obama"

Donald Trump's non-answer responses at this week's City Club of Chicago press conference

Berkowitz: How [do you bring jobs back to America?]     Donald Trump:  by being smart…        The below Donald Trump Q/A is excerpted from a June 29, 2015 Press Conference at Maggiano’s in the Chicago Loop.  The presser lasted about 12 minutes, with about half of that time being devoted to immigration issue questions,... Read more »

Better than Chicago Tonight's Carol Marin w/Paul Vallas or Donald Trump: Berkowitz w/Barack Obama on Cable tonight at 8:30 & Midnight

Barack Obama: I would support anything that is going to be better off for the children of Illinois. Jeff Berkowitz: Including school vouchers, if you are persuaded? Tonight’s city of Chicago edition of Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz features then State Senator Barack Obama being interviewed by the show host about Obama’s support for Rod... Read more »

Frustrated by Charleston, Tribune columnist Huppke throws logic out the window w/his call for more gun control

Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke, in his frustration, abandons logic in yesterday’s column about the tragic killing of nine innocent people in Charleston last Wednesday.  He thinks politicians are being disingenuous in their response to these murders.  Huppke asserts they are shedding “Crocodile tears.” Let’s take a look at the Tribune columnist’s argument and see... Read more »
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Better than a first kiss and next week's Obama interview, Berkowitz w/novelist Hannah Pittard on Fates and Reunion, cable TV and web

Novelist Hannah Pittard: The thing about cheating…is that it is easy… All you have to do is … make the decision you want to have sex. It’s a vibe, it’s a smell, it’s a god damn animal instinct... Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” features Hannah Pittard, novelist and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing... Read more »

Mayor Emanuel, Vitale and Ruiz rolled by education monopoly protectionists: CPS Board sends Uptown Noble Academy charter school kids packing-- for now.

Content revised and video link added at 3:30 pm on Thursday. It is as if Rahm Emanuel said, “All those pols, making such a fuss.  Well, then, Damn the kids. I can’t help everybody.” Yesterday, some major damage was done by the CPS Board to the education opportunities for many kids in Chicago. But, before... Read more »

Berkowitz w/Barack Obama on School Choice, School Vouchers and racial profiling: On cable tonight

Sen. Obama: What I am persuaded by is that there a bunch of creative ways– whether it is charters creating competition within the schools, or thinking about tax programs that potentially facilitate low income persons to exercise various options– I think all those things are on the table… Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public... Read more »
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Eye on Dan Proft, on his way to work for Senators/Presidential wannabees Ted Cruz or Rand Paul and, ultimately, the Fox News Channel?

Proft  leaves WLS AM-Radio– and considers working for a Republican Party Presidential Candidate? Dan Proft, 42, effectively left WLS-AM Radio earlier this month (either voluntarily or his contract was not renewed). For the last three years, Proft has teamed up with Bruce Wolf to host the morning 5 to 9 am, WLS morning drive show.... Read more »

Obama's Feb., 2007 Announcement for President, Cable (8:30 pm and midnight tonight in Chicago) and Web: What could have been?

Barack Obama:… I stand before you today to announce MY CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA… Look, I recognize that there is a certain presumptuousness in this…. Watch the Obama February, 2007 Announcement for President speech here: Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features then U. S. Senator Barack Obama’s... Read more »

Obama commits military to further involvement in Iraq as he tries to "Be careful getting out."

–President Obama commits 300 Military Advisers to fight ISIS in Iraq Facing an American public who has lost confidence in his ability to lead (54% disapprove of his leadership abroad) and not wanting to see Iraq fall “On his watch,” President Obama sought, in a press conference today (around noon CST), to get back in... Read more »
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Speaking at UChicago’s Institute of Politics, Five Politico.com senior personnel predict it is President Hillary Clinton in 2016

Politico names Hillary the 2016 Democratic Party nominee for President Concluding a luncheon discussion on Tuesday of this week at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (“IOP ”, headed by former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod) at Ida Noyes on 59th Street in Hyde Park, Roger Simon, Chief political columnist at Politico.com and currently... Read more »