The [Wednesday] Papers
"Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't know if he would support legislation that would give same sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples," AP reports.
He's not sure. After all, it's a new issue.
"The Democrat supported same sex civil unions, which became legal in Illinois last summer. However, he said Tuesday he wants to study issues surrounding same-sex marriage before he makes a decision."
He wants to study up. After all, it's a new issue.
Pat Quinn is a Democrat.
On the other hand, Quinn is for gay money.
And yet, somehow they knew what to do.
"The mayor's comments followed a Tribune report Monday that Resolute Consulting has given money and organizational help to groups that support Emanuel's attempts to lengthen the school day, bolster charter schools and close underperforming schools. Resolute is run by Greg Goldner, Emanuel's 2002 congressional campaign manager who also runs a political fund aligned with Emanuel's interests."
So, kind of like a Super PAC. If only Rahm could coordinate!
Heartland of Darkness
"Among the recipients of funding is Professor Bob Carter of James Cook University, a geologist and marine researcher who spoke at the 'convoys of no confidence' protests against the carbon price last year.
"The documents show Professor Carter receives a 'monthly payment' of $US1667 ($A1550), as part of a program to pay 'high-profile individuals who regularly and publicly counter the alarmist message.'
"Professor Carter did not deny being paid by The Heartland Institute, but would not confirm the amount, or why it was paying him."
Story originally broken by DeSmogBlog: "Heartland Institute Exposed: Internal Documents Unmask Heart of Climate Denial Machine."
"Dr. Paul Volkman made weekly trips from Chicago to three locations in Portsmouth in southern Ohio and one in Chillicothe in central Ohio before federal investigators shut down the operations in 2006, prosecutors said. He was sentenced in federal court in Cincinnati."
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Posted on February 15, 2012
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