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“The media has stopped playing a mutual referee and taken sides”

Big John and Michael Goodwin, from the New York Post,  cover two of his latest articles, Trump dishes on ‘lowlife’ Eric Holder, Hillary and the 2020 race and Where’s the outrage over Hillary’s call for a ‘civil’ war?, in light of what’s been going on with mob-like attacks on political leaders from Democrats.

Dennis Miller: “If he had been conciliatory, who do you think would be president?”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray talk with American comedian, talk show host, and political commentator Dennis Miller, where they talk about President Trump and the recent misspoken statements that he’s made and the meeting with Putin.

Chris Plante on President Trump: “The media is completely unforgiving”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined Chris Plante, where they talk about President Trump and Putin meeting, Hillary Clinton, and Obama speaking yesterday.

Listen to Chris Pante on WLS-Am from 9 am till Rush!



Trump adviser cites non-existent ‘massacre’

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During an interview on MSNBC, Kellyanne Conway spoke about the Bowling Green massacre, but there is no such thing.
CNN Staff
Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway made a statement during a TV interview Thursday that pricked the ears of fact-checkers everywhere.
She told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews:
“I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the Iraqi refugee program after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. It didn’t get covered.”
First of all, Obama didn’t ban the Iraqi refugee program.
Second, there’s no such thing as the Bowling Green massacre.
Conway later clarified that she was referencing the case of two Iraqis — Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi — who lived in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Both were granted refugee status and entered the United States in 2009.
“On @hardball@NBCNews@MSNBC I meant to say ‘Bowling Green terrorists’ as reported here,” she said, before linking to an ABC news story on the case.
They were arrested in May 2011 on a series of terrorism charges and were sentenced two years later after pleading guilty.
The two men were never planning on committing an act of terrorism on US soil. Instead, they were trying to help get weapons to al Qaeda in Iraq. They were terrorists who should not have been allowed in the country, but they weren’t planning an attack in the United States. And they didn’t kill anyone in Bowling Green (or anywhere else in the US).
CNN has reached out to the White House seeking comment of Conway’s statement and have not yet received a response.
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Trump’s general election Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, referenced Conway’s comments in a tweet Friday morning, saying “don’t make up fake attacks.”
“Very grateful no one seriously hurt in the Louvre attack …or the (completely fake) Bowling Green Massacre. Please don’t make up attacks.”
Some background on that case:
After arriving in the United States, the men were monitored by federal authorities. They told an FBI confidential informant that they wanted to provide weapons and explosives to al Qaeda in Iraq, court documents said.
An extensive undercover sting operation was launched, authorities said, and Alwan — who a Justice Department official once called “a really bad guy” — told an undercover agent he had been involved with “hundreds” of IEDs.
An indictment released at the time said the United States was able to locate Alwan’s fingerprints on an IED and on the base of a cordless phone used in an attack near Bayji, Iraq in the early 2000s. That the vetting process didn’t work and that these men were allowed into the country highlighted serious flaws in the refugee resettlement system and led to reforms of the vetting process.
As a result, Obama ordered that 57,000-58,000 Iraqi refugees recently allowed into the country be revetted, causing a massive backlog. So, while there was no specific ‘ban’ on Iraqi refugees coming into the country, there was a delay in allowing anymore in.
So to recap: There was no massacre in Bowling Green, and Obama didn’t ban Iraqi refugees from the country for six months. Major outlets, including CNN, did cover Alwan and Hammadi’s case. We did not, however, cover the Bowling Green massacre because it never happened.

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Chicago area native Clinton buoyed by Cubs Series victory

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Hillary Clinton cheered her hometown Chicago Cubs on to victory in the World Series.

With the game going to extra innings, Clinton was able to catch the final moments after finishing a presidential campaign rally in Arizona. She watched on an aide’s iPad as she stood by her idling motorcade.

Reporters in vans further back in the motorcade could hear cheers from the direction of Clinton’s vehicle after the final out. An aide said Clinton staffer and Cubs fan Connolly Keigher pulled one of the Cubs’ signature “W” flags from her purse and she and Clinton held it up in celebration.

Clinton grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. The Cubs beat the Cleveland 8-7 in 10 innings to win their first World Championship since 1908.

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Trump: ‘I believe we’re winning’

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Fifteen days before the election, Trump is trying to change the course of the race. The ‘Inside Politics’ panel weighs in on his playbook.
By Julia Manchester, CNN
Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Florida Monday that he is in the lead in the race for the White House, despite being behind in the majority of national polls.
“Some great polls have just come out. I believe we’re actually winning,” Trump said, slamming the mainstream media.
The GOP presidential candidate went on to cite two polls, which he said show him leading Clinton.
“The Investors (Business) Daily poll, which was the single most accurate poll for the last three cycles. The last three presidential races. We’re up. We just went up. We were down three. We were down five. We’re now two up in Rasmussen. Just came out this morning. We’re up in another couple of polls,” Trump said.
Neither the IBD/TIPP nor the Rasmussen polls meet CNN’s polling standards, for different reasons. IBD/TIPP poll does not disclose critical pieces of its methodology and Rasmussen uses a blend of online and telephone polling without live interviewers.
However, the majority of national polls show Trump trailing Clinton by wide margins. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Clinton with a 12-point lead over Trump among likely-voters. According to the most recent CNN Poll of Polls, which averages the results from the four most recent publicly released national polls, Clinton leads Trump by 8-points among likely voters.
The businessman-turned-politician also told the crowd he was leading in the key swing states.
“We’re up in Ohio, we’re up in Iowa. We’re doing great in North Carolina,” he said. “I think we’re doing great in Florida. I think we’re really — I think we’re going to win Florida big.”
Trump and Clinton are deadlocked in North Carolina and Ohio. A new Monmouth University poll shows Trump trailing Clinton by just one point in North Carolina, while polls from Quinnipiac University and Suffolk University show both candidates at 45% support among likely voters in Ohio. Clinton leads by a wider margin in Florida, where she leads with 48% support to Trump’s 44% according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Sunday Trump was behind, about two weeks before Election Day.
“We are behind. She has some advantages,” Conway told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding that Clinton “has a former president, happens to be her husband, campaigning for her; the current president and first lady, vice president — all much more popular than she can hope to be. And she’s seen as the incumbent.”
Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the “Situation Room” Monday that the campaign is doing “fantastic.”
“Let me tell you where he’s behind. He’s behind in Pennsylvania, slightly. He’s behind slightly in Michigan. There’s these blue states Mr. Trump is putting into play where we get zero credit for doing so,” he said. “We’re leading in places like Iowa, which has been blue the last couple of cycles. We’re leading in Ohio. We’re probably a tied race in North Carolina. We might be slightly ahead there. In Florida, I believe we’re within the margin in that state. We’re ahead with absentees at this moment.
He added: “We believe we’re winning this race. Mr. Trump said that in his very last rally that he was in. That’s the real reflection of where we are as a campaign.”


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Early Voting Starts Today in Chicago

Jen DeSalvo, WLS-AM 890

It is the day that many have been waiting for – the first day of early voting in the city of Chicago. Whether it is to exercise a constitutional right as soon as possible, or to just attempt to put this election in the rear-view mirror, there are many advantages to early voting.

There are 51 locations in the 50 wards, and the Loop Super Site which will take residents from all 50 wards at 15 W Washington St.

Here are all of the specifics from ChicagoElections.com:

Early Voting is open NOW at 15 W. Washington Street at the new Loop Super Site: Monday through Saturday from 9 am-5 pm; Sundays from 10 am-4 pm

Any Chicago voter may use any site in the city for Early Voting & Registration through Nov. 7 — regardless of where in the city the voter lives.

Ballots cast in Early Voting are final. After casting ballots in Early Voting, voters may not return to amend, change or undo a ballot for any reason. It is a felony to vote more than once — or to attempt to vote more than once — in the same election.

Voters don’t need a reason or excuse to use Early Voting & Registration before Election Day.  Government-issued photo ID is not required but is helpful if there is a question about the voter’s registration, address, signature or if there are two voters with the same or similar names at the same address.

Registration services are available at all Early Voting sites. NOTE: Any voter who needs to register for the first time or file a change of address or a change of name needs to show two forms of ID, one of which shows the voter’s current address.


Chicago Election Board – 15 W Washington St – New Loop Super Site with more than 100 touch screens* from ChicagoElections.com

Ward 1, Goldblatts Building, 1615 W Chicago (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 2, Near North Library, 310 W Division (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 3, Chicago Bee Library, 3647 S State (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 4, Dr. M.L. King Center, 4314 S Cottage Grove (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 5, Jackson Park, 6401 S Stony Island (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 6, Whitney Young Library, 7901 S M.L. King Jr. (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 7, Jeffery Manor Library, 2401 E 100th St. (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 8, Olive Harvey College, 10001 S Woodlawn (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 9, Palmer Park, 201 E 111th St. (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 10, Vodak/East Side, 3710 E 106th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 11, District 9 Police, 3120 S Halsted (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 12, McKinley Park, 2210 W Pershing (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 13, West Lawn Park, 4233 W 65th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 14, Archer Heights Library, 5055 S Archer (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 15, Gage Park, 2411 W 55th St. (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 16, Lindblom Park, 6054 S Damen (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 17, Thurgood Marshall Library, 7506 S Racine (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 18, Wrightwood-Ashburn Library, 8530 S Kedzie (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 19, Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W 111th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 20, Coleman Library, 731 E 63rd St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 21, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S Halsted (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 22, Toman Library, 2708 S Pulaski (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 23, Clearing Library, 6423 W 63rd Pl (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 24, Douglass Library, 3353 W 13th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 25, Chinatown Library, 2100 S Wentworth (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 26, Humboldt Park Library, 1605 N Troy (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 27, Eckhart Park, 1330 W Chicago (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 28, W. Side Learning Center, 4624 W Madison (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 29, Amundsen Park, 6200 W Bloomingdale (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 30, Kilbourn Park, 3501 N Kilbourn (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 31, Portage Cragin Library, 5108 W Belmont (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 32, Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N Milwaukee (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 33, McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N California (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 34, West Pullman Library, 830 W 119th St (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 35, NEIU-El-Centro, 3390 N Avondale (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 36, West Belmont Library, 3104 N Narragansett (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 37, West Chicago Library, 4856 W Chicago (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 38, Hiawatha Park, 8029 W Forest Preserve (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 39, N. Park Village Adm. Bldg., 5801 N Pulaski (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 40, Budlong Woods Library, 5630 N Lincoln (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 41, Roden Library, 6083 N Northwest Hwy (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 42, Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N State (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 43, Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W Fullerton (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 44, Merlo Library, 644 W Belmont (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 45, District 16 Police, 5151 N Milwaukee (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 46, Truman College, 1145 W Wilson (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 47, Welles Park, 2333 W Sunnyside (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 48, Edgewater Library, 6000 N Broadway (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 49, Pottawattomie Park, 7340 N Rogers (opens Oct. 24)

Ward 50, Warren Park, 6601 N Western (opens Oct. 24)

(*Chicago voters using Early Voting downtown are strongly encouraged to use the 15 W. Washington site with more than 100 touch screens. Very few touch screens will be available at 69 W. Washington.)


Trump digs at Clinton during Al Smith dinner

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At the Al Smith dinner, Donald Trump jabbed at Hillary Clinton, joking that she asked him to pardon her if he is elected.
By David Wright, CNN
Al Smith V, whose family hosts the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, said Friday that Donald Trump “crossed the line and took it a little too far” with some of his remarks at this year’s charity gala.
“Donald had some very solid minutes early on and eventually he crossed the line and took it a little too far, Smith said in an interview on CNN’s “New Day.” “Hillary, on the other hand, was able to laugh at herself and at the same time not underplay any of the serious things Donald Trump has said or done,” Smith — who attended the dinner and spoke — noted that some of Trump’s jibes drew boos from the crowd at an event that typically features more comity than conflict, and encourages self-deprecating remarks from its speakers. He said one of Trump’s jokes — which referenced an email published by WikiLeaks that purportedly shows Clinton aides joking about Catholicism — fell particularly flat.
The white-tie dinner at the Waldorf Astoria is hosted by the archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who sat between Trump and Clinton. Al Smith, a Democrat, was the first Roman Catholic to become a major party nominee for the presidency.
Trump had cracked, “Hillary believes that it’s vital to deceive the people by having one public policy and a totally different policy in private…Here she is tonight in public, pretending not to hate Catholics.”
“That’s a tough crowd to drop that line in front of,” Smith said. “To be honest with you, that certainly took the tone in a different direction, and you know, I think ultimately at the end of the day, that made things a lot harder for Hillary when, ultimately, she got the mic — she had some funny things that she had said, and I don’t think they got as many laughs as they could have because the tone in the room had shifted a bit.”
“That line in a room full of predominantly Catholics didn’t go over well,” he added.
Al Smith V is the grandson of Alfred E. Smith, a former governor of New York who and a prominent Catholic politician in the 1920s and 30s, whom President Franklin D. Roosevelt had once dubbed “the happy warrior of the political battlefield.” Smith mounted multiple unsuccessful runs for president as a Democrat, alternating between rival and ally of FDR.
Smith V said that “in the beginning of the night it was pretty friendly,” and that he had seen Clinton and Trump shake hands. Smith also thanked everyone involved with the dinner for raising money for Catholic charities and Cardinal Dolan for “bringing them together.”

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Hillary Clinton takes round one according to CNN Poll

According to a poll conducted by CNN and ORC International, the 521 registered voters who watched last night’s debate felt Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won.

The poll included phone calls (landline and mobile) directly after the debate with 26% of the respondents identifying themselves as Republican and 41% identified as Democrats. Although CNN admitted that the poll skewed left, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump lost on every issue asked, including the economy.

You can read the entire poll via CNN here.

Source: Post-debate poll: Hillary Clinton takes round one – CNNPolitics.com

Roger Stone: Trump Is Not Wrong About Debates Being Phony

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are deep into debate preparations. Trump is already saying that they are unfair. Republican political strategist Roger Stone joined John and Ray with an inside look.

CBS 2 sports reporter Ryan Baker joined John and Ray with a decidedly pesimisstic outlook for the rest of the Bears season after last night’s loss to the Eagles.

George H.W. Bush for Hillary? A spokesman isn’t saying

By Jeff Zeleny and Daniella Diaz, CNN

A daughter of Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said in a Facebook post that former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her he’s voting for — wait for it — Hillary Clinton.

Townsend, a Democrat who served as Maryland lieutenant governor for eight years and goes by Hartington online, posted a photo with the former president to Facebook: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!” wrote Kennedy Townsend, a niece of President John F. Kennedy.

Jim McGrath, a spokesman for Bush, did not confirm nor deny the claim.

“The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days,” McGrath told CNN. “He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.”

Ever since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out of the Republican primaries, the Bushes have remained silent about the 2016 election.

Jeb Bush has repeatedly denounced Trump and said he’s not planning to vote for him in the general election, but has fallen short of saying that he would support the Democratic nominee.

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Commissioner Joan Murphy dies at 79, fought cancer since 2012

(CHICAGO) Cook County Commissioner Joan Murphy received her breast cancer diagnosis on a Friday in 2012 — one day before she would host more than 50 family members for a reunion, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

“She didn’t tell anyone,” said Tricia Murphy, her daughter.

She finally confided in her daughter a year later. But after “she cheated death a couple times” — and fought to serve as a super delegate this summer for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — the longtime local politician died “very peacefully” Sunday morning at the Crestwood home where she raised her family, her children said. She was 79.

“She was a true public servant,” her son, Tim Murphy, said.

A Cook County commissioner for the 6th District since 2002, Murphy began her political career as the elected clerk of Crestwood in 1965, at a time when “there weren’t many women in any political office,” her son said.

She was later elected clerk of Worth Township in 1977 and supervisor of Worth Township in 1989. She also worked as a stewardess for United Airlines in the 1950s and later as a real estate broker. She was born in South Boston.

“A discerning ear could still pick up on some inflections of that unique dialect when she spoke, and Joan often joked that she was working hard on her Cook County accent,” Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wrote in a statement announcing Murphy’s death.

Cook County Commissioner John P. Daley wrote in his own statement that “Joan advocated for a greater role for women in government and she was very proud of the Democratic Party’s recent nomination of Hillary Clinton for President.”

Murphy had four children and was married to her late husband, Don, for 43 years. Her children said she often worked behind the scenes helping constituents: “No one would know how she helped so many people,” Tim Murphy said.

Tricia Murphy said her mother also “didn’t want anyone to know at all” about her cancer diagnosis.

Her Christmas tree never came down last year. Murphy insisted she would “be there to light it next year,” her daughter said. But even more powerful was Murphy’s desire to serve as a superdelegate for Clinton, the first woman nominated for president by a major political party.

“She was there,” Tim Murphy said. “She worked very, very hard to get there. That was one of the pinnacles of her career.”

Tricia Murphy said her mother “really likes Hillary.” But after serving as an early pioneer in the boys’ club of politics in the mid-20th century, Murphy also appreciated the significance of sending a woman to the White House, her daughter said.

So the family put a photograph of Murphy and Clinton in her family room. Taped to it was the date of Democratic National Convention, July 25. And Tricia Murphy said that served as her mother’s inspiration do physical therapy, to do laps around the house, and to follow the doctors’ orders so she could “keep fighting” and witness history.

“She was hard as nails and soft as a marshmallow at the same time,” Tricia Murphy said.

Services are pending.

— Chicago Sun-Times