Michael Madigan & History Education — In Illinois, Take the Corruption, Lose the American History – Politics Article

Illinois State Representative Michael Madigan holds up a photo of Donald Trump after he was re-elected as Speaker of the House, Springfield, Ill., January 11, 2017. (Joshua Lott/Reuters) Democrats have always been a party of special-interest factions without a lot in common, who work together by trading favors that each wants. This morning’s Politico Illinois Playbook perfectly captures the strange-bedfellow dynamic. The first item is about Illinois’ notoriously corrupt House speaker, Michael Madigan, an old-timey machine pol who for decades has been…

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Chicago Mayor, NM Gov On ‘Surge’ Of Federal Troops – Politics Article

Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot and New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Sunday expressed their dismay over President Trump’s announcement last week that he will expand a federal “surge” of law enforcement into the Windy City and Albuquerque. Trump’s announcement came on the heels of anonymous federal forces moving to occupy Portland against the wishes of local officials amid ongoing protests. Protesters in Portland have been snatched off the street, shoved into unmarked cars, beaten and hit with hazes of tear…

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[VIDEO] Chicago Police Union Just Issued a Dire Warning to Any Officer Who “Kneels” For Protesters – Politics Article

The president of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police just sent a brutal message to officers kneeling with protesters, saying that they will face consequences that may include being kicked out of the union. MORE NEWS: Humiliated NYPD Lieutenant Regrets “Horrible Decision” to “Take a Knee” For Protesters “I’ve made it very clear to the members of Lodge 7 that that has no place for our members,” FOP President John Catanzara said of police kneeling while in uniform during George Floyd…

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