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Civil-rights heir’s ‘stolen’ $ouvenirs
New York Post, by Geoffrey Earle

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/16/2013 5:22:20 AM

WASHINGTON — Beat it! In a humiliating end to a once-promising political career, former Chicago Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. agreed to plead guilty to a laundry list of graft in a $750,000 fund-raising scandal — including stealing donations to buy luxury items such as fur capes, a $43,350 gold Rolex watch and a trove of Michael Jackson memorabilia. As part of the plea agreement, Jackson, the son of the civil-rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, agreed to forfeit the multitude of personal items bought with donations between 2007 and 2009 that had no conceivable connection to campaign business.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lydwho, 2/16/2013 5:35:34 AM     (No. 9179331)

A family of thieves and finally one got caught. His old man sits on untold fortunes and has never had to pay taxes on one bit of it.

Don´t ask for sympathy from me!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: binthere_dunthat, 2/16/2013 5:45:00 AM     (No. 9179338)

As with nearly all offspring, Junior must received his values and morals from daddy.

Jesse Sr. apparently skipped the lesson in how to keep graft covered up though when training Jr.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: osprey21, 2/16/2013 5:51:27 AM     (No. 9179344)

Like father, like son.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lala, 2/16/2013 6:11:36 AM     (No. 9179360)

His punishment could be probation to 5 years. What do you think he´s going to get?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: uno, 2/16/2013 6:30:24 AM     (No. 9179380)

The "Entitlement" mentality strike again!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/16/2013 7:21:54 AM     (No. 9179452)

He completely got away with trying to buy Obama´s old senate seat. He raised a ton of money at a fundraiser during the whole Blago thing.Every idiot knows you don´t touch campaign funds for personal use but he thought he was above the law being a congressman and black.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/16/2013 7:55:44 AM     (No. 9179503)

Congressman, black and Jesse Jackson´s son #6. After all, daddy has been getting away with it for how many decades now?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/16/2013 7:57:22 AM     (No. 9179506)

Junior thought he was as slick as his daddy. He is just a Democrat simpleton.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: FleetUSA, 2/16/2013 8:02:27 AM     (No. 9179518)

Jr´s problem was that unlike his dad he ran for elective office. maybe this is why his dad never even seriously tried to be dogcatcher even though his admirers pushed for it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Newtsche, 2/16/2013 8:15:22 AM     (No. 9179547)

What tells the world you matter better than a fur cape?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 2/16/2013 8:24:57 AM     (No. 9179570)

or, 10 - the mink lined parka. I want me one a dem...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/16/2013 8:37:35 AM     (No. 9179605)

Answer to #4´s question...a presidential pardon.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: JimS, 2/16/2013 8:48:14 AM     (No. 9179627)

C´mon, Post.
It´s not like we didn´t already know his party affiliation, but a headline reading "Dem Civil-rights heir´s stolen souvenirs" would have been much preferred.
Better yet, "Another Dem Congressthief"

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LZK, 2/16/2013 8:58:53 AM     (No. 9179640)

Ah -- yet another selected government crony from Illinois....

The Chicago Machine puts these mental munchkins in OUR House and Senate and they play and spend the taxpayer´s money while the "Machine" tells them how to vote and who to tax and who to give "special" favors to, i.e. senator menendez who was banging teenage girls in South America....while his friend got millions in taxpayer´s dollars.....

LZK

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Judith, 2/16/2013 9:05:47 AM     (No. 9179652)

Again, fatherless boy does wrong. And you cannot tell me that a man who flies all over the world to put on his hissy fits, AND has a mistress, is an attentive father.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/16/2013 9:08:26 AM     (No. 9179661)

The nut doesn´t fall far from the tree.

Watch him walk, get "rehab", hire a public relations firm for the "redo" and eventual release into the public scene. It´s a predictable formula these days.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Madeye Moody, 2/16/2013 9:13:58 AM     (No. 9179670)

Those of you who have never lived in Chicago now see what "The Chicago Way" means. The machine gets paid. One way or the other.

Its very well documented that cronies of the last mayor had bought up the real estate that would have been then boughtout at inflated prices for Olympic sites had Chicago won the 2016 games. The machine gets paid.

When I first lived in Chicago in 1986 a report came out about a federal grant to run summer programs for kids in the city. 95% of the money had gone to administrators salaries. All the administrators were machine pols who knew nothing about recreation and who never attended a single meeting. But they got paid.

The Chicago Way.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: NYBruin, 2/16/2013 9:14:40 AM     (No. 9179672)

Spitzer-Jackson in 2020! /s

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Reply 19 - Posted by: msliberty1937, 2/16/2013 9:19:27 AM     (No. 9179679)

"A once-promising political career." Give me a bleepin break!

The best part of this indictment? I think it´s taken that wretchedly phoney Santita(?)"God Bless" Jackson off Fox News. WHO at the network could possibly have thought THAT was a good idea?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: coldoc, 2/16/2013 9:48:30 AM     (No. 9179768)

The old apple really doesn´t fall far from the tree.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 2/16/2013 9:54:28 AM     (No. 9179780)

He will go on to join the long list of black Dem pols who´s elect-ability increases after some period of time communing with the oppressed prison population.

The outrageously high percentage of blacks in prison is considered to be evidence of prejudice and oppression rather than of actual crimes committed.

No, really.

I´m not makin´ this up.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/16/2013 10:26:21 AM     (No. 9179864)

It´s a Federal charge...somebody wants him gone. Eric Holder has turned a blind eye to other, more serious circumstances, from the Black Panthers to heavens knows. He didn´t on this...and the behavior doubtfully began in 2007. Chicago politics ain´t bean bag, especially when the Feds are playing.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: starboard, 2/16/2013 10:36:06 AM     (No. 9179894)

I never bought into his mental illness act for one minute. I always thought JJ Jr. was suffering from severe guilt of being the main reason why Blago is in prison today. But, I gave him too much credit for having a guilty conscience. With these revelations, there´s no conscience no guilt, he´s just another corrupt Democrat feeding at the taxpayers trough.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 2/16/2013 10:51:02 AM     (No. 9179925)

Only "up to five years"? I would think that wire fraud and mail fraud alone would garner a much stiffer penalty. What are the chances that an "ordinary" person would spend more time in prison for these offenses?

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 2/16/2013 11:02:49 AM     (No. 9179957)

Maybe this is O and his buddy, Emanuel, getting Jessie Sr. & Jr. Out of Chicago politics.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 2/16/2013 11:05:53 AM     (No. 9179965)

He´ll get a lesser sentence for agreeing NOT to testify about anyone else

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Yo Yo, 2/16/2013 11:12:35 AM     (No. 9179974)

Wasn´t this servant of the people re-elected by enormous margins last November. What a great place Illinois must be.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: ncgrammie4, 2/16/2013 11:32:55 AM     (No. 9180022)

JJ has used his sons to extort money from any number of people over the years. Budweiser, Toyota, BP, just to name a few. There is even a book about JJ´s extortion racket. JJ is a low life who even flunked out of divinity school, but somehow managed to get the Rev title added to his name. God does not sleep. These people will get their due one day.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: jdand, 2/16/2013 11:52:30 AM     (No. 9180065)

Remember when an open mike caught Jessie Jackson senior saying something to the about how he´d like to cut Obama´s nuts out? Payback!!!

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Bison65, 2/16/2013 12:22:52 PM     (No. 9180125)

You don´t think Obama forgot about Jesse Jackson´s open mic comment when Jackson said he would like to cut Obama´s n_ts off.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bob913, 2/16/2013 1:03:23 PM     (No. 9180219)

The clintons raise money all the time and never pay it back. I think that Hillary Clinton will raise many millions for 2016 knowing she will lose and that money will go into their bank accounts - offshore.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/16/2013 2:03:28 PM     (No. 9180301)

What I wouldn´t do to see some corruption-fighter swoop into the cesspool of Chicago politics and totally wipe them out and clean it all up. I would be so happy. Then they could come clean up California and New York afterwards!! Oh I can dream!!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: veritas, 2/16/2013 3:10:39 PM     (No. 9180419)

Well. A story and a "family" with lots of "ends" and not a single "clean one" to "pick it up by." Ugh.

Public-figure-Daddy "Reverend" can´t manage to teach "Thou shalt not steal" to his namesake?

Oh, yeah -- the "Reverend" had a commandment or two that were... "problematic" for himself, didn´t he? [Happy Father´s Day, Je$$e!]

But some "deal": Hey, prison time should have been Job One for the prosecution. Yet: a. it´s not even in the "deal"; b. the deal is some one-count give-away, with a "max" of 5 years?

"Deals" with crooks, especially a corrupt House member: OK, any DA-type organization has to manage resources, and can´t afford big investigations and trials for every perp. But, for cryin´ out loud, if this guy [House member from big city, from a "Lookit me!" public-figure "iffy" family], with his history [trying to buy a Senate seat from a corrupt Guv, just for one example] isn´t a perp to pillory in a big public trial, who is? Who is?

"Taste" in indulgences: I haven´t [read: can´t and won´t; yuck] dug into the examples of his "taste," though I have seen a couple things mentioned. But gee, no mention of, say: a Sargent watercolor; an Eakins oil; a Duesenberg saved and restored; a hefty gift to U. of Chicago, the Art Institute, an adoption program, or a hospital; we could all find hundreds of really positive ways to use some of that loot. Junior, not so much, it seems.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: blackops, 2/16/2013 4:53:10 PM     (No. 9180563)

Number 4, my supplication to the Lord is that he and his wife get the full five years, however, since he will be sentenced in Chicago, my guess is he will get off light with fines and probably one year. His crooked wife will get no time at all "´cuz someone has to care for the chirren." Patty Blago got off in this fashion.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: realrep, 2/16/2013 8:19:51 PM     (No. 9180781)

Ahh....make him cellmates with Blago...The prison could have a reality TV show- ´Truth or Dare, The Chicago Way.´

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Reply 36 - Posted by: monique, 2/16/2013 10:43:24 PM     (No. 9180855)

Sr ran for prez - dem, o course, in 84 & 88. his attempt at prez was serious enough to get USSS protection. also a served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. in the 88 campaign, he skyed out on hotel bills and private airlines refused to extend him credit to fly. why anyone still takes this crook seriously is beyond me. why anyone would elect a crook´s son .... oh, right. Chicago. nevermind.

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Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza    Original Article
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On Tuesday night two things happened. 1. A trio of Secret Service agents were sent home from Amsterdam after one was found passed out drunk in a hotel hallway. 2. The Obama Administration announced (another) extension of the enrollment deadline for Obamacare signups. At first glance, these two events have little in common with one another. But, modern politics is all about narratives and storylines. And, both of these events confirm a growing concern from the public about President Obama: That he´s just not up to governing his administration and, by extension, the country, effectively.

The Individual Mandate Goes Poof
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Wall Street Journal, by Abby McCloskey and Tom Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/26/2014 9:11:56 PM     Post Reply
One by one, the myths of the Affordable Care Act have been revealed. When the curtain on open enrollment falls on March 31, the last remaining big myth of ObamaCare will be fully exposed: The individual mandate has failed. After a last-ditch effort with President Obama himself encouraging "young invincibles" to sign up before the deadline, the administration is scrambling to boost enrollment. On Tuesday, the White House announced that people who applied for coverage on the federal health-insurance exchange will have until mid-April to finish the paperwork. The mandate was supposed to be the administration´s magical elixir for the assorted shortcomings

More than 6 million Americans
enrolled under the ACA, WH says

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Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
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More than six million Americans have now signed up for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to the White House, with just four days to go until the end of its first open enrollment period. While traveling in Italy on Thursday, President Obama shared the news in a conference call with thousands of health-care navigators and volunteers helping enroll people on state and federal marketplaces. As the volume of consumers seeking health plans has surged -- there were over 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov Wednesday and more than 430,000 calls to the marketplaces´ call centers -- Obama urged those on

The New Republican Reformers
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Wall Street Journal, by Karl Rove    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/27/2014 7:56:35 AM     Post Reply
Their target is the GOP, but they are not angry liberals bent on destroying it. They are reform-minded Republican leaders intent on strengthening it. These Republicans are applying conservative principles to 21st-century challenges, focused on middle-class concerns like lowering costs and improving access to college, modernizing health care and reforming the tax code. They aim to broaden prosperity´s reach through markets and merit, not government and corporate cronyism. They´re also concentrating on helping the poor by changing Washington´s dizzying assortment of antipoverty programs to emphasize work and make the safety net more effective and sustainable. The reformers´ success in providing

Getting popularity tips? Barack Obama hopes
for ´Francis bounce´ as he meets Pope for
first time and tells him he is a ´great admirer´

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Daily Mail [UK], by Tara Brady    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/27/2014 8:17:00 AM     Post Reply
One is a world leader who has been praised for his humility and outlook on the world. The other is an American president, once the international superstar of the political stage. So it is no surprise that President Barack Obama has travelled to the Vatican in Rome possibly to get some tips from the popular Pope Francis who now even has own weekly glossy magazine dedicated to him. As he sat down with the Pontiff at the Vatican this morning, Obama called himself a ´great admirer´ of the pope. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama´s administration and the church


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