Posts Tagged “Rahm Emanuel”

Cruz Attacks Trump While Iowa Gov. Attacks Cruz

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With Days Until Iowa’s Caucus, Ted Cruz is Pushing Hard Against Trump’s Conservative Credentials. Meanwhile, Iowa’s Governor Has a Beef With the Senator’s Stance Against Corn-Based Ethanol Words are flying between politicians as Iowa’s caucus approaches. Just hours after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz reinforced his attacks against Donald Trump, Iowa’s governor said the senator should…

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Chicago Police Chief Fired

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Chicago’s Police Superintendent has been fired after criticism over how his office handled the response to the fatal shooting of a teenager by a police officer last year. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he formally asked Garry F. McCarthy, Chicago’s police chief, for his resignation on Tuesday morning, a week to the day after video of the shooting…

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Would Chicago just stop whining already?

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Would Chicago just stop whining already?

Chicago’s financial mess is dominating the news and dragging the state of Illinois down. The only solution Chicago mayor’s have had over the years is to make the State bail out the city. But I think it’s time we stopped By Ray Hanania I’m so tired of listening to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel whine about…

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Turns out Chicago mayoral election was never close

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Turns out Chicago mayoral election was never close

The Chicago Mayoral election April 7 turned out not to be the contest it was made out to be by the mainstream news media. Mayor Rahm Emanuel easily defeated challenger Jesus Garcia by a landslide margin of more than 10 percent. The change int he election system made Emanuel look vulnerable, although many Chicagoans still…

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Emanuel deserves credit for his landslide victory

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Emanuel deserves credit for his landslide victory

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was always going to defeat challenger Jesus Chuy Garcia. Emanuel only looked vulnerable because of Chicago’s “new” consolidated election system which replaced the old system of party primaries and brushed aside any role for the city’s small and negligible Republican Party. But Emanuel did well in both elections on Feb. 24…

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Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s better choice

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Rahm Emanuel is Chicago’s better choice

Despite my personal issues with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he is the better choice over Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia. Although I hope Mayor Emanuel will change his policies and open the doors of his administration to American Arabs, there are bigger issues involving the future of Chicago at stake that take higher precedence. By…

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Ponce struggles under criticism over Garcia, gangs

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Ponce struggles under criticism over Garcia, gangs

The issue of Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia’s ties to street gangs surfaced on Tuesday during the third and final mayoral debate with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But WTTW Channel 11’s Chicago Tonight host Phil Ponce  focused on the gang affiliations of Garcia’s son causing a major backlash. By Ray Hanania The issue of Cook County Commissioner Jesus…

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Orland Park election takes the high road over Chicago

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Orland Park election takes the high road over Chicago

Orland Park politics has often been the center of disputes and political wars, but this election is marked by a soft internal split that has been devoid of name-calling, and that’s good. By Ray Hanania Politics is a mixed bag of serenity, conflict, battles and name calling. Just look at the rolled-up-sleeve boxing match between Cook County…

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Chicago election choice, the lesser of two evils

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Chicago election choice, the lesser of two evils

Election Analysis: Jesus Garcia may have the Washington coalition behind him, but it’s not enough to defeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a one-on-one contest. In this Chicago election analysis, it’s clear that the big losers are the voters. Mayor Emanuel has done a poor job at governing while his main challenger has done a poor…

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new Ad misses his real problem

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new Ad misses his real problem

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel published a new campaign advertisement that tries to soften his hardened public image that so many voters dislike. But the Ad, which stresses that he’s not perfect and addresses some of his issues, misses the mayor’s real problem. By Ray Hanania Mayor Rahm Emanuel looked at his polling this past week and realized that…

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