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Labor Unions Fighting Pritzker Nomination During Confirmation Hearing

Labor unions have made it clear that they are not fans of Obama campaign bundler Penny Pritzker or her family's Hyatt Hotel chain. Thursday morning, they flexed some muscle in opposition to Pritzker’s nomination to become Commerce Secretary at her confirmation hearing. May 23, 2013 11:56 AM PT

Sen. Kirk to Support Pritzker: She Will 'Take on Special Interests'

Senator Mark Kirk was “uncertain” about supporting Hyatt Hotel heiress and Obama campaign bundler Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary until a few days ago. Ahead of Thursday’s confirmation hearing, Kirk has announced he is joining his Illinois counterpart Dick Durbin in support of Pritzker’s nomination. May 23, 2013 6:31 AM PT

Durbin Backs Pritzker for Commerce; Heiress Has 'Broken Through Glass Ceiling'

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) has thrown his support behind Penny Pritzker for U.S. Secretary of Commerce. After meeting with Pritzker last week, Durbin told the Chicago Tribune she would make an “outstanding” Cabinet secretary, and he would do everything he could to advance her nomination. May 22, 2013 5:50 AM PT

Pritzker Assured Employees of Bank's Health Two Months Before Failure

After coming under fire in 2008 for her role in the failure of her family’s subprime-lending Superior Bank, President Obama’s campaign defended their then-campaign finance chairwomen, Penny Pritzker, claiming, that "she stepped down as chairwoman of the bank’s board in 1994," seven years before it failed. However, a letter sent by Pritzker to the banks employees in 2001 indicates she was still playing a major leadership role, right up to the bank’s failure that occurred less than two months after the letter was sent. May 21, 2013 10:46 AM PT

Senior Citizens and Veterans Devastated by Pritzker's Bank Failure

Fran Sweet, a 68-year old retiree, says she is still out $69,400 after the failure of Penny Pritzker’s subprime-speculating Superior Bank in 2001. Sweet told Breitbart News, “It was not a failure. It was a bank robbery... My feeling is she has no business being nominated to Secretary of Commerce. She has unfinished business here in Illinois, she needs to pay us back the money she stole from us. She stole our life savings.” May 21, 2013 5:43 AM PT

Rahm Shifting City Workers to Obamacare, Gets Pushback

Chicago- Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced he will begin cutting healthcare benefits to retired city workers over the next three years, displacing the cost burden from the city budget onto federal taxpayers. Funny, however, in the city that eats, sleeps and breathes its support for President Obama and his takeover of their healthcare, Rahm is curiously getting pushback to the cuts in city provided coverage. May 17, 2013 1:26 PM PT

Pritzker's Bank Failure: Investors Got Paid, Depositors and Taxpayers Fleeced

By her own admission in a 2008 Q & A with the New York Times, Secretary of Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker acknowledged as many as 1600 depositors lost $6000 on average--or roughly $10 million overall--due to her family’s Superior Bank failure. The losses were the result of years of subprime lending and overvaluing its residual interests after failing to discount to present values, future cash flows that were subject to credit losses. May 7, 2013 5:36 AM PT

Dick Durbin at May Day Immigration Rally: Communists? What Communists?

On Wednesday, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined nearly two thousand trade unionists, open communists, socialists, anarchists and illegal aliens at Chicago's May Day march and rally. Durbin made remarks to the red, yellow and black flag waving crowd about "immigration reform." Opening with "My fellow immigrants," Durbin told the crowd "this is a once in a lifetime chance" to get "immigration reform." May 2, 2013 8:20 AM PT

Pigford Shows Citizen Journalism is the New 'Shoe Leather' Reporting

After highlighting the Pigford scandal on their front page last week, the New York Times not only vindicated our friend and mentor Andrew Breitbart by bringing the story just some of the major attention it deserves, but also proved Andrew’s business model of “citizen journalism” is a force to be reckoned with, and that it is filling the void of the old-fashioned “shoe-leather” reporting that many journalists abandoned a long time ago. May 1, 2013 11:45 AM PT

IL Police Investigating Farrakahn's Son for Privileges as 'Part-Time' Cop

Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakahn’s son, Mustapha Farrakahn, is being investigated by the Illinois Police Standards and Training Board after an investigation into his “part-time” status as a police officer in the Chicago suburb of Harvey, IL, revealed he has not worked a shift for the department in over four years. Apr 23, 2013 12:31 PM PT

McKinley Wins 2/3 Counties and 22% in IL-02 Despite Zero Republican Party Support

Although he lost a hard fought campaign to anti-gun, anti-Tea Party extremist Robin Kelly on Tuesday night, Republican Paul McKinley had a more than respectable showing in a race that was deemed a no-contest for the Democrat Party by the Chicago Media months before the primary election. In the heavily Democrat district, McKinley received 22 percent overall with 98.5 percent of precincts reporting, after running a campaign with less $13,000 and zero support from the Illinois or National Republican Party (RNC). Apr 10, 2013 4:43 AM PT

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