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Abner Mikva

Remembering Abner J. Mikva, One Of America's Most Dedicated And Inspriring Public Servants

Geoffrey R. Stone | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Geoffrey R. Stone

The Hon. Abner J. Mikva grew up in Milwaukee during the Depression. After serving as a navigator in World War II, he attended college and then entered the University of Chicago as a law student in 1948.

Abner Mikva, Presidential Medal Of Freedom Recipient And Former Congressman, Dies

Reuters/HuffPost | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Abner Mikva, who served as a White House adviser, federal judge, congressman and mentor to President Barack Obama, has died at age...

Mr. President, "Stop Whining" about Gun Violence

Sanford D. Horwitt | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics
Sanford D. Horwitt

If President Obama is as frustrated and angry as he appeared to be at his recent news conference about the inability of Congress to do something about gun violence in the wake of another mass shooting, Bishop Douglas Miles has similar feelings about the President's lack of leadership.

Supreme Court Hearings Remind Us of What's at Stake

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

The Kagan hearings, or any Supreme Court hearings for that matter, are part of the war to win over the hearts and minds of America, to determine what kind of country we want this to become.

Want a SCOTUS seat? Plan in High School, Before It's Too Late

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

For many fields of endeavor, we're making decisions about people based on the choices they made between their junior year of high school and their junior year of college.

Abner Mikva Endorses David Hoffman For Obama's Old Senate Seat

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago inspector general David Hoffman picked up the endorsement of a venerable former judge and unveiled a transparency platform Tuesday in h...

Abner Mikva Not Endorsing Seals Or Hamos In Kirk Replacement Race, Despite Claim

Crain's Chicago Business | Greg Hinz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It turns out that a big endorsement by former congressman and appellate court justice Abner Mikva for Congress in the north suburban 10th District isn...

Wanted: Suitable Senate Candidate

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

No one in the race has the resume, experience or heft required of a U.S. Senator. In fact, the bench in Illinois is pretty weak right now, among both Democrats and Republicans.

Leave Fitzgerald Alone

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

If Illinoisans want to put a stop to the culture of corruption, as they claim in poll after poll that they do, then they have to do something about it. It's not all up to Patrick Fitzgerald.

All University Of Illinois Trustees Should Resign: Mikva

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The chairman of the state panel investigating admissions abuses at the University of Illinois stepped up his war of words on the school's trustees thi...

U of I Clout Update: Congressman Calls On Trustees To Resign, Ex-Law Dean Testifies

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the same day the former dean of the University of Illinois Law School testified to a state panel about political influence in admissions, a Congres...

Geoghegan Endorsed By Abner Mikva In Emanuel Replacement Race

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tom Geoghegan unveiled a slew of endorsements Monday in the tight race to succeed Rahm Emanuel in Congress. Liberal Democratic lion Abner Mikva, a fo...

Abner Mikva Doesn't Want Obama Senate Seat, Endorses Schakowsky

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON--Abner Mikva, the gold standard for integrity in Illinois politics, told me Thursday night he is not interested in an appointment to replac...

Appoint Abner Mikva To Obama's Senate Seat

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Terry Curtis Fox

The 82-year old Mikva is beyond reproach -- perhaps the only man alive in Illinois who could be appointed tomorrow without tarnish.

Let Truth Trump Fear in the Jewish Community

Jeremy Ben-Ami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeremy Ben-Ami

Let's hope the real victor in 2008 is the Jewish community -- as it finally excises the politics of fears and smears and forces candidates to debate the issues on the merits.

All the President's Networks

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

A close examination of virtually any administration will uncover a tangled skein of personal, political, and professional connections, often reaching back decades.

Anybody But Clinton

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

Obama's supporters fall into three categories: blacks, youth and the ABCs -- Democrats who are for Anybody But Clinton.