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Jan Schakowsky

"I Go Way Back With Barack Obama"

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Mr. President: Why not celebrate your birthday by rescinding your decision that has turned some important women in your life against you?

Blagojevich Trial: Where's the Beef?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

After the government rested its case months ahead of schedule, it became apparent to anyone who was paying attention that what we have here is a perfectly premature prosecution.

Jan Schakowsky Deserves Pro-Israel Support

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Sheffey

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) is a good friend of Israel who deserves our enthusiastic support over self-proclaimed Tea Party Republican Joel Pollack.

Let's Make the Welfare of the American People the Goal of the Fiscal Commission

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

The welfare of the American people must be the goal of our fiscal policy. Everything we do here must be measured in terms of the impact on the well-being of our people,

Joel Pollak: Skokie Republican Hopes To Unseat Jan Schakowsky

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joel Pollak, 32, (graduate of Niles North, Harvard College, Harvard Law School), wants Jan Schakowsky's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. ...

Alan Greenspan's Financial History for Lobotomy Victims

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Rejecting the capitalist values of choice and personal accountability, Greenspan filters history through an intellectual construct where no one -- most notably Alan Greenspan -- ever takes the blame.

Sam Stein

Rep Jan Schakowsky: 50 Dems Would Walk Away If Stupak Language Is Re-Inserted | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A leading abortion rights advocate in the House said on Saturday that as many as 50 lawmakers were prepared to abandon health care reform legislation ...

Rethink Afghanistan: U.S. Should Stop Outsourcing To Military Contractors

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On Sunday, the New York Times reported that a U.S. Defense Department official is under investigation for using private contractors to track and kill ...

Rate Regulation Needed to Restrain Big Insurance Greed

Ethan Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

It seems that WellPoint CEO Angela Braly hasn't been happy with BP grabbing all the headlines lately as the most reckless, buck-passing, greedy corporation. So she unwisely decided to pick a fight with the president.

Jan Schakowsky On Rachel Maddow Show: Illinois Congresswoman Won't Support Health Care Bill With Stupak Language

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky appeared on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night where she discussed her plan to end private military contra...

Senators' Last Stand: The Battle to Win (Healthcare Reform) or a Massacre for Sure

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

This battle for healthcare reform isn't about changing abortion law; it is about our right to control our reproductive destiny, the sine qua non for a successful woman's life.

What the Iconic Labor Battle at Hugo Boss Means for Our Economic Future

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Not only is the whole company profitable, there is every indication that the Cleveland plant is profitable as well. So why is Hugo Boss shuttering its Cleveland operation and sending 400 American workers onto unemployment lines?

Political Newcomer, Water District Candidate Todd Connor Is on a Roll

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.

Undecided Voters Likely to Defeat Governor Quinn

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A new poll in the 2010 Illinois Democratic primary for governor has Governor Pat Quinn's lead over Comptroller Dan Hynes shaved to 4 points. Gulp.

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Members Of Congress Talk About Moving Their Money To Small Banks | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Members of Congress considering moving their money from major financial institutions to community banks have some of the same concerns ordinary custom...

Will Dan Hynes Drop Out of Illinois Governor's Race?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A few weeks ago, questions began to bubble on whether Hynes would or should drop out of the race against Quinn. The governor was on a roll. He was piling up union endorsements. No more.

Schakowsky Endorses Giannoulias For Senate

Huffington Post | Tim Taliaferro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Democratic frontrunner Alexi Giannoulias trotted out another endorsement in his bid for President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat. U.S. Rep. Jan Scha...

Calling Out the House Progressive Caucus: Are You Men and Women, or Are You Mice?

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

If you break your pledge and vote for a health reform bill without this minimally robust version of the public option, you've ensured that even with a Democratic majority, all "reform" will be limited by your Blue Dog colleagues.

Rep. Schakowsky's Town Hall Dominated by Anti-Reform Minority

Nancy Bruski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Bruski

Somehow, despite the clear and large majority of pro-reform supporters in the room, reform opponents ended up being the ones to ask two thirds of the questions.

Schakowsky Conducts Town Hall Meeting on Health Care

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Miles J. Zaremski

With grace and style, United States House of Representatives Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky (D-9th) conducted her town hall meeting in a Skokie, Illinois high school on August 31.

Ted Kennedy Booed At Schakowsky Town Hall

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We attended Rep. Jan Schakowsky's health care town hall meeting in Niles last night where over 2,000 people showed up, packing a high school auditoriu...

Illinois Immigrant Action: Pushing for Solutions, Not Senseless Deportations

Joshua Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joshua Hoyt

Although President Obama speaks passionately about the need for comprehensive immigration reform, actions speak louder than words. Here are nine powerful actions that will press to get reform done.

Michael McLaughlin, Rep. Schakowsky's Son-In-Law, Dies In Mexico

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

The son-in-law of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Michael McLaughlin, died Sunday while snorkeling near Tulum, Mexico....

Ryan Grim

Schakowsky: CIA Investigation Will Go Deeper Than Cheney's Program | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, told the Huffington Post that the 9/11 secret counterte...

GOP Rep. Says He Would Support An Investigation Of Secret CIA Program

The Plumline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I'm a bit surprised this isn't getting more attention: Last night, A Republican member of Congress -- Rep Mac Thornberry -- said he would support an i...