Rahm Emanuel

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    November 5, 2013

    Charlie Trotter Dead at 54

    ABC's Chicago affiliate has reported that Charlie Trotter has died today at the age of 54. Though details of his death have not yet been released, ABC's Eyewitness News 7 has reported that "Trotter was found unconscious in his Lincoln Park home and transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on T ... More >>

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    May 31, 2012
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    July 30, 2010

    President Obama Coming to Fontainebleau Next Month for Fundraiser With Alex Sink

    ​Democrats love partying at the Fontainebleau. Bill Clinton held a fundraiser at the hotel's club LIV earlier this summer, and President Obama, who's no stranger to the megaresort, will return to town August 18. He'll be on hand to raise funds for the Florida Democratic Party a ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Rep. Steve King Proposes Deporting Haitians to be Relief Workers

    ​Is Iowa Rep. Steve King aiming to the most hated congressman from the flyover state in South Florida since Tom "Miami is a third world country" Tancredo?Late last year he assaulted the ownership of our Miami Dolphins during a congressional hearing over much more important things, and now he's gon ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Is There an Ulterior Motive to Picking Fort Myers?

    Riptide just settled in at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. President Obama is scheduled to kick off the next stop on his Stimulus Tour in about 30 minutes, and we'll begin the live blog then.So, why of all places is Obama in Fort Myers? The official line is that the city is suffering from ... More >>

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    January 17, 2009

    Manny Being Manny: Our Frequent-Flying Mayor Schmoozes in D.C.

    Okay, so being mayor of any city is pretty much being a professional schmoozer: attend a few balls, galas and fundraisers a week, bequeath a few keys to the city, glut yourself on cubed cheese and champagne, get re-elected, repeat. Riptide's resigned to that- but it sort of rubs us the wrong way whe ... More >>

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    December 19, 2008

    Obama's Triangle Problem

    Obama's victory over Hillary Clinton in the primaries was supposed to be the death of Clinton-style triangulation. Triangulation, in theory, is supposed to move beyond traditional left-right politics and act above it, while in reality it's the practice of selling out your base to appear bipartisan. ... More >>

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    December 17, 2008

    Ros-Lehtinen Swears She Won't Hang Up On You

    Congratulations to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who moved her Washington, D.C. offices this weekend, and as is her custom, she sent out a release about it, with lots and lots of exclamation marks!Starting today Monday, December 15, 2008, this will be our new home away from home. If you have recently sent a p ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Hey, Miami, You're Stupid

    Public figures offer comic relief.

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    December 4, 2008

    Oh, How Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Is Dumb, Let Us Count The Ways

    If Ileana Ros-Lehtinen ever got an important 3am phone call of national importance, apparently she would hang up, and then put out a press release about it. Riptide has already written up Ileana's now infamous Obama hang up, but let's use the magic of bullet points to painstakingly detail just how ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Ileana Mistakes Obama for Fauxbama, Hangs Up On the Real Prez

    Oh snap! So apparently Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen never really got over the shock or hilarity of Sarah Palin getting totally punked by those Canadian DJs pretending to be Nicholas Sarkozy.Because when the President-elect tried to call her yesterday, she hung up on him quicker than you can say "No norm ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Manny's Cabinet Rivals

    The shortlist for HUD secretary keeps getting longer. Mayor Manny Diaz is still on this list, released to the AP from ominous sources inside the party and transition team: Miami Mayor Manny DiazRep. James Clyburn, D-S.C.Renee Glover, head of Atlanta's housing authorityNicolas Retsinas, director ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008

    The Even Less Likely Cabinet Rumors

    When Hillary Clinton was the front runner in the race towards the White House, University of Miami's campus was aflutter with rumors that President Donna Shalala might be headed back to Washington. Possibly to extend her lead as longest serving secretary of Health and Human Services. A couple of fan ... More >>