Posts tagged "Barack Obama"

Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel fiddling while Chicago burns?

This is a public letter to Chicago’s 2nd term Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Dear Mr. Mayor, Do you only do campaigns and not government?  That is what your good friend and mine, Democratic Party campaign comsultant Pete Giangreco, brags he does. But, unlike Pete, you were elected Chicago Mayor in 2011 to accomplish, via government, certain... Read more »

What do voters really want? Berkowitz w/WGN TV political analyst Chris Robling, Cable and Web

Chris Robling: …there is prudential judgment– what does that mean? Sometimes [the Republicans] negotiate and sometimes you send a bill to the White House that does want to veto it. Why ? Because, that way you make your point– We support that bill and the White House gets to make its point– We oppose that... Read more »

Gov. Rauner says "Significant progress," in negotiations w/ Speaker Madigan and President Cullerton. What are they smoking? Time to fire up the IL budget process?

Flannery video link added at 10:30 am IL Gov. Bruce Rauner: …There are many members in the General Assembly in both parties- both parties–who want reforms… I am cautiously optimistic [But, read the full Q/A below and  Watch here to learn about the non-marijuana "Alternate realities,"  inhabited by President Cullerton and Gov. Rauner] . The... Read more »
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The Way We Were when Senator Obama promised so much in 2007--a time of innocence and confidences-- on Cable/Web

Movie and music Links added at 10:20 pm on Tuesday. Tonight’s Chicago Metro north and northwest suburban episode of Public Affairs features a younger and perhaps more hopeful and inspiring Barack Obama– than the man who currently resides in the White House– announcing his run for President on February 10,  2007 in Springfield, IL.  A... Read more »

Better than Monday Night Football: An Obama flashback, Sen. Obama announces for President in 2007, w/ cameos by Sen. Durbin, Gov. Quinn & AG Madigan, Cable/Web

Barack Obama: …That is why …where Lincoln once called on a House divided to stand together … I stand before you today to announce my candidacy for President… Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features then U. S. Senator Barack Obama announcing his Candidacy for President in Springfield, IL on February 10, 2007.... Read more »

Better than Mike Wallace interviewing President Kennedy: Berkowitz with UChicago's Institute of Politics' Steve Edwards, Cable and Web

Steve Edwards: …very early on there was a sense that I had and others who knew him in various circles that [Barack Obama] had a special set of talents… Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Steve Edwards, Executive Director of  UChicago’s Institute of Politics.  The show airs throughout the City of Chicago... Read more »
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Ten key things to know about Rahm's appointment of Forrest Claypool to CPS CEO and the four amigos: Emanuel, Axelrod, Claypool and Obama. Watch Claypool on Web

So, TV show host Berkowitz asked Forrest Claypool in May, 2008… why his amigo, Barack Obama, couldn’t see fit to support reform over patronage, inefficency and corruption… 10. This reporter once said to Forrest Claypool in one of his five appearances on “Public Affairs,”  “You could be a Republican- you are such a believer in... Read more »

Better than Rachel Maddow interviewing Gov. Scott Walker: Berkowitz w/Obama's former Chief Economic Adviser Austan Goolsbee, Cable and Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and Chief Economic Adviser to President Obama. The show airs throughout the City of Chicago at 8:30 pm and  midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV]. Topics discussed by show host Jeff Berkowitz with UChicago Business... Read more »

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 »
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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 »