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WATCH: Guns, Executives Orders, and Presidential Power on Huff Post Live

In Lenny for Congress, Video on January 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Biden and gun control

Is the outrage over the latest rounds of executive orders from President Obama justified or merely politicized? Lenny McAllister talks to the crew of Huff Post Live.

CHICAGO, IL (January 24, 2013) –  (Courtesy HuffPost Live) Gun rights activists are livid at the President’s executive actions, but where have they been on targeted killings? You can’t have it both ways.

Originally aired on January 23, 2013

Hosted by: James Poulos and Alyona Minkovski

 

GUESTS:

  • Kevin Gosztola (Washington, DC) Journalist at FireDogLake @kgosztola
  • David Sirota (Denver, CO) Author of “Back To Our Future” @davidsirota
  • Lenny McAllister (Chicago, IL) Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (Illinois) @Lennymcallister

 

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WATCH: “What Would MLK Do?” on HuffPost Live (January 21, 2013)

In Lenny for Congress, Video on January 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm
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President Obama begins his second term on Martin Luther King Day. If the legend were alive today, what would he like & dislike about Obama’s leadership & decisions? Lenny McAllister talks with the panel of HuffPost Live on Inauguration Day.

CHICAGO, IL (January 21, 2013) –  (Courtesy HuffPost Live) President Obama begins his second term on Martin Luther King Day. If the legend were alive today, what would he like & dislike about Obama’s leadership & decisions?

Originally aired on January 21, 2013

This segment on HuffPostLive is hosted by Josh Zepps

His guests on the segment include:

  • Clarence B. Jones (Washington, DC) Scholar Writer in Residence at Stanford University’s MLK Jr. Institute
  • Claudette Colvin (New York, NY) Civil Rights Icon
  • Lenny McAllister (Chicago, IL) Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (Illinois) @Lennymcallister
  • Michael Yaki (San Francisco, CA) U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner @Yakiblog
  • Dr. Robert Moses (Cambridge, MA) President & Founder of The Algebra Project

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WATCH: McAllister on “Public Affairs” (Jan 19, 2013)

In Lenny for Congress, Video on January 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm
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Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) talks with veteran talker Jeff Berkowitz on this week’s version of “Public Affairs”

CHICAGO, IL (January 19, 2013) –  GOP Congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd   , www.LennyForCongress.com) talks with longtime Chicago journalist and pundit Jeff Berkowitz on “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz”, courtesy of Comcast.

 

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WATCH: Lenny Talks Gun Control on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”

In Lenny for Congress, Video on January 12, 2013 at 10:48 am
“These are weapons of war, and the bottom line is…even the most basic of gun is lethal. Therefore, you have to make sure you have measures in place, particularly in the21st century where the country is so connected…that make sure there are measures in place so that people can be safe, that people can be rational when they have these weapons…” Catch Lenny McAllister discuss gun control possibilities on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" (January 10, 2013)

“These are weapons of war, and the bottom line is…even the most basic of gun is lethal. Therefore, you have to make sure you have measures in place, particularly in the21st century where the country is so connected…that make sure there are measures in place so that people can be safe, that people can be rational when they have these weapons…” Catch Lenny McAllister discuss gun control possibilities on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” (January 10, 2013)

 

CNBC (January 11, 2013) — CNBC’s Larry Kudlow (“The Kudlow Report”) talks with 2013 US congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) and award-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker (the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) about the latest in the gun control debate highlighted by Vice President Biden’s comments on possible executive orders to address the issue.

 

“(Generally speaking), people with jobs and opportunities in life are not as inclined towards irresponsible ‘gun play’”, McAllister observed as part of the segment Friday night.

 

Watch “Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban?”  on “The Kudlow Report” on CNBC by clicking the link or the picture above.

 

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READ: “Meet Lenny McAllister, an Intriguing GOP Name in Chicago’s House Race”

In Articles, Lenny for Congress on January 11, 2013 at 3:18 pm
“I think first I would define myself as a child of God...(s)omebody that is a leader...I am a Republican, but I am definitely not of the current stereotype...(someone) who embraces conservative principles and understands where conservative principles can apply to urban and suburban voting populations in a way that the Republican party has not been successful...(y)et at the same time, not afraid to talk about issues of race, issues of social economics, not afraid to talk about issues that have been impacting the youth, the poor, and the working classes of America..." Read more of Lenny McAllister's interview in National Review Online

“I think first I would define myself as a child of God…(s)omebody that is a leader…I am a Republican, but I am definitely not of the current stereotype…(someone) who embraces conservative principles and understands where conservative principles can apply to urban and suburban voting populations in a way that the Republican party has not been successful…(y)et at the same time, not afraid to talk about issues of race, issues of social economics, not afraid to talk about issues that have been impacting the youth, the poor, and the working classes of America…” Read more of Lenny McAllister’s interview in National Review Online

 

CHICAGO (January 10, 2013) — Noted conservative writer Jim Geraghty featured 2013 US congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) in a conservation that was featured on National Review Online and National Review this week. The 1300+ word article covered a range of perspectives given by McAllister, providing a glimpse into why Geraghty called McAllister “…an intriguing GOP name in Chicago’s House Race…”

 

 

“Who am I? I think first I would define myself as a child of God,” McAllister begins. “Somebody that is a leader, that doesn’t follow conventional politics. I am a Republican, but I am definitely not of the current stereotype. I am a Republican who embraces conservative principles and understands where conservative principles can apply to urban and suburban voting populations in a way that the Republican party has not been successful in engaging those voting blocs over the past 30 years. Yet at the same time, I am a Republican not afraid to talk about issues of race, issues of social economics, not afraid to talk about issues that have been impacting the youth, the poor, and the working classes of America…we have an opportunity in 2013 to change that, to change the tone within the Republican party and to change the attention that both sides of the aisle give to districts like this one, and to start working better together.”

 

Read “Meet Lenny McAllister, an Intriguing GOP Name in Chicago’s House Race” in the latest version of National Review Online by clicking the link above or by clicking the picture above.

 

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LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (January 2 – January 8, 2013)

In Audio, Lenny for Congress, The McAllister Minute on January 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm
Who won the fiscal cliff showdown in Washington? Or, is it a question of if we all lost during the process? Find out in the latest version of The McAllister Minute

Who won the fiscal cliff showdown in Washington? Or, is it a question of if we all lost during the process? Find out in the latest version of The McAllister Minute

AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORK (Across America) (January 2, 2013)

“Let’s be clear about what just happened with the fiscal cliff deal passed over New Year’s weekend by the Senate and House of Representatives.

 

“No one won – and everyone lost, starting with you.

 

“Sure, there will be people that will do their best to spin the negotiations politically to say that President Obama and the Democrats won the negotiations or that the Republicans were able to make their points known and accounted for, even though they were the losers in this past election cycle.

 

“But, do you feel like anyone really won through all of this?

 

“For example, the Bush tax cuts that President Obama campaigned against in 2008 – then signed into law in 2010 – then campaigned against again in 2012….were just – again – extended by the president. This time, the threshold of $250,000 that the election-night victor noted repeated was now pushed up to almost twice that limit. The estate tax went up marginally as well, instead of the larger increase that the Democrats were looking for.

 

“Just the same, do the Republicans have much to hang their hats on? Proclaiming a victory on fending off a tax hike on Americans making less than $450,000 annually comes off as hollow when considering that the payroll tax will go up on all Americans in 2013. Of course, that doesn’t matter as much as the primary tea party issue: the national debt. As long as fiscal compromise in Washington starts with legislation that increases the national debt by trillions, Republicans should be hanging their heads in shame, not hanging their hats on an accomplishment.”

 

Catch this version of “The McAllister Minute” by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch the version on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network all across the United States.

 

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McAllister Statement on the Fiscal Cliff Deal and President Obama’s Remarks (January 1 2013)

In Lenny for Congress, Speeches on January 2, 2013 at 1:24 am
President Obama addresses the nation after the fiscal cliff deal was reached by a vote in the House of Representatives. Read Lenny McAllister's statement on the current deal and its impact on the nation.

President Obama addresses the nation after the fiscal cliff deal was reached by a vote in the House of Representatives. Read Lenny McAllister’s statement on the current deal and its impact on the nation.

WASHINGTON, DC (January 1, 2013) — Lenny McAllister, upon hearing President Obama’s remarks concerning the completion of the fiscal cliff negotiations tonight, issued the following statement:

 

“It is with a sense of national relief and political disappointment that we watch the end result of the fiscal cliff negotiations: an agreement in place that raises taxes on all Americans, raises income taxes on some Americans, and further raises anxiety about America’s spending problems. Increases to spending that add trillions to the nation debt should not be the result of a negotiation that was designed to address America’s ongoing deficit woes as well as our spending problems.

 

“Tonight is not a congratulatory moment, nor is it a cause for celebration. Instead, we watched collectively as a nation as we witnessed yet again the failures from political stubbornness, a reality in status quo partisanship that yields the low levels of confidence Americans have in government and even lower approval ratings our countrymen give Congress today. The tone must change if we are going to reverse the trends we face as a nation.

 

“I am disappointed that President Obama, equipped with the power of renewed political capital by way of his November victory, was unable to commandeer a long-term, bi-partisan solution. Creating situations where America and her economic partners around the world will have more opportunities to watch beltway bickering under another grueling deadline a few mere months away is not leadership that instills confidence during rocky times, especially when the threatening problems of spending and sequestration still loom on the immediate horizon.

 

“Once again, we heard from President Obama a limiting vision, one that focuses too much on economic investment and spending coming from the American federal government, not from the innovative American people. We need legislative solutions that empower both the American middle class through tax policy and our private sector of potential innovators, future business leaders, and resource investors through legislative encouragement so that we can turn around this economy effectively. Policies that focus primarily on increased taxing and spending simply will not be enough to defeat the economic crisis that everyday Americans have faced for years now. We need policies that encourage investment and innovation that stem from a diversity of sources, in a plethora of arrangements and partnerships, which spans the diversity that makes us the strongest and most talented nation the world has ever seen. If President Obama is serious about moving forward (as his re-election campaign slogan suggested), we must move past the notion in Washington that government will lead us out of these economic woes through increased taxing and spending – and we must move past this notion quickly for the sake of struggling Americans, working together as one big team.

 

“Happy New Year to America with the hopes of doing better as a nation, from Washington, DC to the four corners of the country. May God bless you and may He bless the United States of America.”

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Political commentator and community advocate Lenny McAllister is the “Working Man’s Conservative” currently seeking office in Illinois’ vacant 2nd Congressional District seat.

For more information, go to LennyForCongress.com or call 773-492-0509.

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McAllister Statement on the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

In Articles, Lenny for Congress, Speeches on January 1, 2013 at 2:07 pm
The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January 1, 1863. Read Lenny McAllister's call to action 150 years later.

The Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January 1, 1863. Read Lenny McAllister’s call to action 150 years later.

CHICAGO (January 1, 2013) — Lenny McAllister, upon the national remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued the following statement:

 

“150 years ago, on January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln, through a move wrought by wartime shrewdness and political courage, officially declared freedom for Black people in America that were suffering the inhumane and inconceivable horrors of daily life as slaves in the American South. By enacting this noble move, President Lincoln showed both tactical expertise for the sake of reuniting the nation and visionary leadership for the sake of its future. With a stroke of the pen, President Lincoln both freed Black people from over 200 years of its shared agony while freeing our nation from decades of moral decay and interstate contention. In essence, the nation forged a new path on January 1, 1863 with the bold move for the sake of improving the quality of life within the United States of America for all.

 

“Now, we stand together, gathered at our own moment in time. Just as Lincoln watched the horrors of war, cultural divide, inhumanity, and hopelessness impact the land that he loved, we look over a divided country that is being torn apart by political squabbling, cultural divisiveness, generational poverty, and anxiety concerning the ongoing negative trends of violence, unemployment, and educational deficiencies. 150 years later, we are called – through the power of words, the steps of a movement, and perhaps the stroke of a pen – to be historic ourselves. We are called to join President Lincoln in the same American quest that he continued with the Emancipation Proclamation: to seek justice in order to form a more perfect union where all men are created equal; to secure the pathways where all Americans are capable of pursuing happiness through liberty; and to enact, whenever necessary, a new resurgence of freedom so that the ideals of this great nation – self-governance and freedom for the people, by the people – shall never perish from the earth.

 

“Therefore, we come in remembrance of President Lincoln’s noble act, but we move onward remembering that his work shall be incomplete if we are insufficient in our efforts starting January 1, 2013. In 1863, Lincoln was called to grant freedom from chattel slavery. Today, we are called to facilitate freedom from economic poverty, political depravity, societal alienation, and educational deficiencies.

 

“We are called to free children bound by the societal limitations of inadequate educational channels, inadequate employment opportunities, and inadequate levels of public safety. We are called to free government by the people from the partisan gridlock and philosophical rigidity that forces too many leaders to forget that we are a nation of diversity across the millions, where our strength is in our freedom and the power within our numbers. We are called to free Americans from the restrictive mindset that what we see today – from our inner-city ghettos to the poor of rural America – is how conditions will always remain. We are called to emancipate modern-day America from the binds that hold us back in the 21st century. We are called to break these binds, some self-created and some from years past, just as Lincoln did 150 years ago.

 

“Today, I commit personally to being visionary enough to see a better reality past the economic, political, and societal carnage we see before us now, just as Lincoln did 150 years ago. Today, I commit personally to being courageous enough to find solutions that make sense for today and empower our communities for tomorrow. Today, I commit personally to being focused enough to see a more perfect union as of now, past our previous disagreements or points of contention. I believe that there are plenty of Americans that will honor President Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation with their personal commitments to a better America starting today as well. I welcome us to celebrate Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, not just by looking back on the significance of that moment 150 years ago, but also through keeping daily remembrance of the significance of this moment today for the sake of the next 150 years of this wonderful nation. I look forward to doing so, together, as One Big Team.

 

“May God watch over us all in 2013 and may He bless the United States of America.”

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Political commentator and community advocate Lenny McAllister is the “Working Man’s Conservative” currently seeking office in Illinois’ vacant 2nd Congressional District seat.

For more information, go to LennyForCongress.com or call 773-492-0509.

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WATCH: Lenny McAllister Talks Fiscal Cliff Negotiations on Sun News Network

In Lenny for Congress, Video on December 31, 2012 at 9:23 pm
Congressional candidate Lenny McAllister speaks with Brian Dunston of Sun News Network about the latest in the talks concerning America's fiscal cliff during a December 31 segment.

Congressional candidate Lenny McAllister speaks with Brian Dunston of Sun News Network about the latest in the talks concerning America’s fiscal cliff during a December 31 segment.

TORONTO, ON, CANADA (December 31, 2012) –Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District) talks to Sun News Network anchor Brian Dunston about the latest developments of the fiscal cliff negotiations that are gripping America and impacting her economic partners during this segment on Canadian television.

 

To watch the interview, please click on the link HERE

 

You can also visit Sun News Network’s website by going HERE

 

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WATCH: Lenny McAllister on CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” in Chicago

In Lenny for Congress, Video on December 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm
Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) talks with CLTV's Paul Lisnek on an edition of "Politics Tonight" to discuss his candidacy.

Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) talks with CLTV’s Paul Lisnek on an edition of “Politics Tonight” to discuss his candidacy.

CHICAGO, IL (December 27, 2012) –Republican Lenny McAllister discusses his candidacy, the fiscal cliff, and the role of social issues in the special election for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District that was vacated by former Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. Lenny talks with former WVON colleague Paul Lisnek on this edition of “Politics Tonight” on Chicago’s CLTV.

To watch the interview, please click on the link HERE (part 1, Dec 27, 2012) and HERE (part 2)

You can also visit CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” website by going HERE

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