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Jason Cherkis

Bain-Owned Sensata Plant Threatens To Close In Face Of Worker Protests | Jason Cherkis | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, officials from Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies threatened to shut down its north-central Illinois plant "immediately...

Recalling George McGovern's Last Campaign

William Bradley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

George McGovern lived these core ideals of the American Republic, acting in the tradition of Jefferson and the Enlightenment. And he lived them in dramatic action, in some of the most turbulent times of American history.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. Says He Is 'Not Well'

The Daily | Posted 12.16.2012 | Chicago

His constituents haven't seen him in four months. His staff insists he is too depressed for public appearances. But The Daily found Jesse Jackson Jr....

Congressman Allegedly Used Campaign Money For Home Decor

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.16.2012 | HuffPost Home

Pretty surprising.

Trymaine Lee

Rev. Jesse Jackson Celebrates Birthday By Springing American Captives From Gambian Prison | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices

Depending on who's telling it, the Rev. Jesse Jackson is either a civil rights icon and trailblazer or a self-serving opportunist and attention-monger...

Double Standard for Bipolar Disorder

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 11.28.2012 | Media
Robert David Jaffee

It is sad to me that Jesse Jackson, Jr and former Rep. Patrick Kennedy, as well as other celebrities, have become poster boys for mental illness when in fact they should be poster boys for questionable behavior.

WATCH: Jesse Jackson Blasts Voter ID – 'Shameful Thievery'

The Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

Rev. Jesse Jackson joined HuffPost Live Wednesday morning for a conversation about the presidential election, President Obama's speech at the UN and t...

Public Listing For Jesse Jackson Jr.'s D.C. Home Removed

Posted 09.24.2012 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s home in Washington, D.C. has been removed from public listings, apparently in response to unwanted media attention as th...

Jackson Jr. Lists D.C. Home For Sale Amid Medical Leave

Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago

Updated story U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., in the midst of a medical leave of absence of more than three months, has put his Washington, D.C. townh...

Memo to Mittens: Most of the 47% Catch the Early Bus. They Work Every Day!

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Tens of millions of Americans who work hard for modest pay -- unseen and unheard by the Mitt Romneys of the world -- and, as Jesse Jackson once said in his memorable speech to the 1988 Democratic Conventions, "take the early bus."

Who Do You Wish Publicly Supported Gay Marriage?

Posted 09.16.2012 | Gay Voices

This week, Jesse Jackson came out in support of marriage equality. In a profound statement, he basically wrapped things up in a nutshell by saying th...

Michelangelo Signorile

Jesse Jackson On Gay Marriage: 'If You Don't Believe In It, Don't Engage In It' | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.13.2012 | Gay Voices

The Rev. Jackson Jackson is urging Maryland voters to vote in favor of a ballot measure this fall that would give marriage equality to gays and lesbia...

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Return Still Up In The Air

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 09.09.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Days after U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from a hospital where he was being treated for bipolar disorder, it's still unclear whe...

Arab American Democrats in Charlotte

James Zogby | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

This convention will be different. For Arab Americans, with our record breaking numbers, it will represent a "coming of age." Our hard work has brought us from exclusion to being respected and recognized as part of the mainstream of the Democratic Party.

Jesse Jackson, Jr. In 'Deep Depression,' Says Congressman

AP | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

BY MICHELLE R. SMITH and SOPHIA TAREEN, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is in a "deep" depression and has "a lot of work" ...

Good News For Dem Rep After 'Mood Disorder' Scare

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who disappeared on a secretive medical leave two months ago, is expected back home within a matter of weeks, a...

Jesse Jackson Opens Up About Son's Treatment For Depression

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 08.02.2012 | Black Voices

In an interview on HuffPost Live, Rev. Jesse Jackson opened up about the much-discussed hospitalization of his son, Jesse Jackson Jr., for depression....

Jesse Jackson Jr. Being Treated At Mayo Clinic For Depression

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., whose whereabouts haven't been disclosed since he quietly took a medical leave from C...

Rev. Jackson To Meet With Aurora Shooting Victim's Family

AP | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion

AURORA, Colo. -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson is visiting Aurora to meet with theater shooting victims and renew his call for a ban on assault weapons. Jac...

Jackson Jr.'s 'Mood Disorder' Announcement Raises More Questions

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 09.11.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s disclosure that he is suffering from a "mood disorder" still leaves many questions about his secretive m...

Doctor: Jesse Jackson Jr. Being Treated For Mood Disorder

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 09.10.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is under intensive medical treatment for a "mood disorder," his office said in a brief statement Wednesday...

Jackson Jr.'s Office Denies Report Of Alcohol Addiction Treatment

Posted 07.11.2012 | Chicago

Updated story Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is being treated for a mood disorder, according to a statement released by his office. From Jacks...

Jennifer Bendery

Rev. Jesse Jackson: It's 'Inappropriate' To Ask About His Son's Medical Mystery | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although it's been a month since Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) took a medical leave from Congress for unknown reasons, his father said...

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Health Condition Grows More Serious

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is being treated at an inpatient medical facility for "physical and emotional ailments" that are "more ser...

Palin, Boehner Weigh In On Walker Victory

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

After a long and expensive campaign, Republican Governor Scott Walker defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett to retain the governorship in Wisconsin's r...