Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on February 16th, 2013 12:08 am by HL
Rahm Toying With 2016 Run, Sources Say
Lloyd Grove, Daily Beast
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is said by well-connected Democrats to be considering the idea of running for president if Hillary Clinton opts out of the 2016 race. The 53-year-old Emanuel, who is busy raising money for his 2015 reelection campaign in the Windy City, has had discussions both over the phone and face to face in the past month with Democratic Party donors and fundraisers about a possible White House run, according to sources.
Mock Ashley Judd at Your Own Risk, Mitch
Molly Redden, New Republic
The last time Ashley Judd made headlines as an actress, it was March 2012 and she was responding to plastic surgery gossip. This was no boilerplate denial. Speculation about her puffy face had trailed her as she promoted the debut of her ABC drama “Missing,” and Judd, in a Daily Beast essay that went viral, wrote that “the conversation was pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic and embodies what all girls and women in our culture, to a greater or lesser degree, endure every day, in ways both outrageous and subtle.” 1 To the lady blogs, her words were catnip….
Obama’s Visit a Headache for Emanuel
John Kass, Chicago Tribune
The big guy is coming to Chicago, and that can't be good for the not-as-big guy on the fifth floor of Chicago's City Hall.In politics, stuff rolls downhill. The big guy on Pennsylvania Avenue doesn't want stuff on his shoes, and neither does the not-as-big guy on LaSalle Street.What's rolling downhill now is the aftermath of the slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old innocent shot to death a mile from Obama's Chicago home in Kenwood.