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'Rednecks for Obama' Rally in Springfield

Susie Hoeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susie Hoeller

My friends, a couple and their two young girls, and I drove from Arkansas, two hours north to Springfield, Missouri for the Obama rally held Saturday ...

House Restores Budget Cuts, Affirms Strong Ethics Law

Greg Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Harris

The actions of the House, although by overwhelming bipartisan majorities, are only the first step in undoing this damage to the state.

An End To Political Nepotism?

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Republican leaders have proposed legislation that would ban family members of elected officials from being appointed to political office. The l...

Joe Biden Gets Call (Maybe. . .) and Yells: "Where is Blinken?"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Some in the Foreign Relations Committee office in the Senate have said that I should not read anything in to Antony Blinken being back in Washington. Right. . . Something is up -- and it's very good.

Obama Reserves Old State Capitol In Springfield For Saturday At 12

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

The Obama team, in the run-up to the Democratic convention, will showcase the new Obama ticket Saturday in Springfield at the Old State Capitol, where...

Bad News for News

Rep. John Fritchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. John Fritchey

In most every other state that I have occasion to visit, newspaper coverage of state government surpasses that in Illinois.