Tag: Jan Schakowsky

Election Shiva (State Sen. Daniel Biss / Facebook)

Chicago Democrats Cry over Trump, Bannon; Vow ‘Resistance’

EVANSTON, Illinois — Twelve days after Donald J. Trump stunned the world with a decisive victory to win election as the 45th President of the United States, over 400 Chicago Democrats gathered Sunday in a collective “shiva” — a Jewish term for mourning — as Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) began her “Post Election Community Meeting” with “a kind of opening prayer of sorts.”

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Joan Lasonde Demands Schakowsky Resign over James O’Keefe Videos

Republican Congressional candidate Joan McCarthy Lasonde, 50, is demanding that nine-term incumbent Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), 72, resign over videos released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas revealing that her husband, Robert Creamer, was at the center of a plot to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies, in a tactic known as “bird-dogging.”

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Dem Rep Schakowsky: GOP Words ‘Are Terrorizing’ American Muslims

Sunday on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation with Al Sharpton,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Republicans “words are terrorizing” Muslim-Americans. Schakowsky said, “You know, they want to define terrorism right now, frankly, Reverend Al, as Muslims, and I’m not even talking about

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Convicted Fraudster Helped Obama Sell Iran Deal

Convicted fraudster Robert Creamer played a key role in selling the Iran deal to Democrats, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Creamer, a political consultant who is intimately connected with Obama’s inner political circle, pleaded guilty in 2005 to tax violations and bank fraud.

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Convicted Felon Leads Obama-Backed Effort to Lobby for Iran Deal

A convicted felon who went to federal prison in 2006-7 is leading a White-House backed effort to lobby Congress to pass whatever nuclear deal emerges from ongoing talks with Iran in Vienna. Robert Creamer, who served time for fraud and tax charges, and who is married to Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), is coordinating pro-Iran efforts through the liberal Ploughshares group, which held a conference call with President Barack Obama’s aides earlier this week, as reported by Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon.

Schakowsky and Kirk (Images by Associated Press)

Old Foes Clash in Illinois over Iran Deal

A war of words–and fundraising emails–has erupted between Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) over the Iran deal. The fight began when Schakowsky objected to Kirk’s remark to Politico that “Neville Chamberlain got a lot of more out of Hitler than [U.S. negotiator] Wendy Sherman got out of Iran.” Schakowsky said it was “appalling” for Kirk to “equate the Obama administration’s diplomacy with Nazi appeasement.” Kirk then used her attack in a fundraising email.

MALKIN: Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty!

MALKIN: Want a Real Anti-Poverty Plan? Stop Amnesty!

This Michelle Malkin article originally appeared on Townhall.com It is now all the fashionable rage in Washington, D.C., to proclaim solidarity with America’s working poor in front of the cameras — while stabbing them in the back behind closed doors. Privileged

Hollywood Stars Host Fundraiser Soiree for Wendy Davis

Hollywood Stars Host Fundraiser Soiree for Wendy Davis

Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis is running to be the Governor of Texas–but she has been spending an increasingly substantial amount of time fundraising out of the state. On May 22, Hollywood A-listers will join Davis for a glitzy event in Santa Monica,

The Left Also Owns Atanus in Illinois

The Left Also Owns Atanus in Illinois

The left is having a collective giggle-fit over the nomination of Suzanne Atanus as the Republican nominee to challenge Jan Schakowsky in the 9th district of Illinois. I was the Republican nominee in 2010–and Atanus ran then, too. She was

Jan Schakowsky Gets Her Wish

Jan Schakowsky Gets Her Wish

Back in 2009, as politicians began debating Obamacare–a massive detour from the economy into an issue less important to voters but critical to Democrats’ ideological goals–Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) reveled in the prospect that health care reform might “put the

House Dems Want 45% Taxes on $1M Incomes

House Dems Want 45% Taxes on $1M Incomes

On Thursday, House Democrats proposed a new bill that would create a minimum 45 percent tax rate on income more than $1 million, and a rate of 49 percent on income more than $1 billion. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) is