This is in 2007
Pat Leahy is angry: "YOU CAN'T ERASE EMAILS"...."That's like saying the dog ate my homework"
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s lead over his rival in next week’s mayoral runoff, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, has swelled to a commanding 28-point advantage, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll released this morning.
Emanuel leads Garcia, 58 percent to 30 percent, according to the poll, which was conducted March 25-29 by APC Research. Nine percent of voters were undecided.
The poll represents a shift toward Emanuel over the past two weeks. In the previous Tribune/APC Research poll, conducted March 6-11, Emanuel led, 51 percent to 37 percent.
The incumbent is propelled by massive margins among white voters, who back him, 72 percent to 25 percent. Emanuel also leads by a nearly-two-to-one margin among black voters, 53 percent to 28 percent. Garcia outpaces Emanuel among Hispanic voters, 52 percent to 36 percent
FRESNO, Calif. - Terrifying video out of Fresno, Calif. shows a firefighter falling through the roof of a burning home.
According to the Fresno Bee , the 25-year veteran of the fire department suffered second and third degree burns on most of his body.
He was trying to put out the flames in the garage when he fell.
A man with an ax helped cut through the wall to get the firefighter out, the Fresno Bee reports.
Authorities say the man is in critical condition
"She the chief architect of a foreign policy that I think has been a disaster"
An apparently inebriated Florida man was arrested for trying to rob a Tallahassee bank and stiffing the cab driver who brought him to the scene, authorities said. Stanley Geddie, 46, arrived by taxi cab to rob Capital City Bank on Capital Circle Northwest in Tallahassee and allegedly demanded $100,000 from a bank manager.
Geddie allegedly told the bank manager he was carrying a .357 handgun and C4 plastic explosive and threatened to “blow this place up,” the Tallahassee Democrat reported. The man did not have any weapons in his possession when he was searched but was wearing two pair of pants. He later told investigators he would have removed the outer pair as a disguise, the newspaper said.
The bank manager said Geddie told him the bank was surrounded. After the demands were issued, the manager invited Geddie into his office and closed his door. Tellers then alerted police.
When police arrived, the cab driver informed officers Geddie was drunk and had not paid his $25.50 cab fare. Geddie reportedly told the driver he would pay the bill when he came back out. The officers entered the manager’s office to find Geddie sitting down and appearing “intoxicated and spaced out,” court records show. Officers used a stun gun on Geddie when refused to be arrested and had been warned he would be shot if he made any sudden movement.
A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat.
The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked Obama as an imminent threat, ahead of Putin (25 percent), who has been accused of aggression in the Ukraine, and Assad (23 percent). Western governments have alleged that Assad used chlorine gas and barrel bombs on his own citizens.
Given the level of polarization in American politics the results are not that surprising, said Barry Glassner, a sociologist and author of "The Culture of Fear: Why Americans are afraid of the wrong things."
"There tends to be a lot of demonizing of the person who is in the office," Glassner said, adding that "fear mongering" by the Republican and Democratic parties would be a mainstay of the U.S. 2016 presidential campaign.