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Super PAC eyes Jeremiah Wright ad buy

Barack Obama & Jeremiah Wright

Here’s today’s political bombshell, courtesy of the New York Times: A GOP-leaning Super PAC funded by the founder of TD Ameritrade and the owner of the Chicago Cubs, Joe Ricketts, is considering a proposal to launch TV ads re-litigating President Obama’s ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. And it would be timed to air leading up to the Democratic convention in September. “The $10 million plan, one of several being studied by Mr. Ricketts, includes preparations for how to respond to the charges of race-baiting it envisions if it highlights Mr. Obama’s former ties to Mr. Wright, who espouses what is known as ‘black liberation theology.’


Cubs place Zambrano on disqualified list

The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list Saturday and said the right-hander would receive no pay and have no part in team activities for 30 days....


Chicago Cubs great Ron Santo dies

Chicago Cubs great Ron Santo dies

Ron Santo, one of the greatest players in Chicago Cubs history and a longtime WGN radio announcer whose devotion to the perennial losers was made obvious night after night by his excited shouts or dejected laments, has died. He was 70.


Cubs player impaled by splintered bat at Marlins game

Cubs player impaled by splintered bat at Marlins game

Broken bat impales rookie in chest; he's stable and will remain in hospital a couple of days. What should have been a celebration of the best nine-game road trip in Cubs history was muted Sunday after outfielder Tyler Colvin was impaled in the left upper chest with a broken bat and taken to a local hospital.


MLB trade deadline: Chicago Cubs trade Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot to Los Angeles Dodgers for Blake DeWitt, prospects

The Chicago Cubs have completed a deal to send Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot to the Dodgers for Blake DeWitt and prospects.


Cubs suspend Bradley for season after remarks

The Chicago Cubs have suspended volatile outfielder Milton Bradley for the rest of the season, one day after he criticized the team in a newspaper interview.


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