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Tom Allen

Former Dem Rep: Working With GOP Left Me 'Alarmed And Frustrated'

Salon | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

Twelve years in Congress. Daily conversations with Republican members of Congress. Bipartisan trips abroad with time to talk at length. Work on legisl...

Laura Rowley

The 20 Best Post 50 Blogs Of 2012 | Laura Rowley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Fifty

After a year as senior editor on Huff/Post50, I'm leaving my post to take a new position in the company. I enjoyed many things about the role, but the...

Santorum's Wife Dated Abortion Provider

The Daily Beast | Nancy Hass | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Karen Santorum, the ultra-pro-life wife and mother of seven home-schooled children, has been the perfect complement to her husband, Rick, as he chases...

Why I Ditched Corporate America And Moved To Rwanda

T.P. Allen | Posted 02.12.2012 | Fifty
T.P. Allen

Four years ago, I traded in my life for a revised version. After 30 years of practicing law and, more importantly, raising three sons, I decided it was time to do something radically different. So I moved to Rwanda, Africa.

Chicago Recycling: Aldermen Take No Action On Expanding Blue Cart Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's stalled recycling program was the subject of much hand-wringing and no action at a City Council committee meeting Monday. Ald. Tom Allen pu...

Toothless Tigers and Missing Blue Carts: A Report From the Chicago City Council

Joe Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moore

Under its new measure, the City Council would appoint its own inspector general. Who can blame the public for rightly asking how can you trust the fox to guard the hen house?

Alderman: Closing Public Streets For Oprah 'Smacks Of Elitism'

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's unilateral decision to shut down Michigan Avenue for Oprah Winfrey's 24th season premiere "smacks of elitism" and is "kind of reckless,"...

Ald. Pat O'Connor Gets Edge On Emanuel's Congressional Seat

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Tom Allen (38th) said Monday he would not be a candidate in the March 3 special primary election to succeed former U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, openin...

Alderman To Daley: Restore Snow Plow Money

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Fed up with snow-covered side streets and ice-packed intersections, an influential alderman demanded Thursday that Mayor Daley set aside $1 million ap...

Battle For Rahm Emanuel's Congressional Seat Underway

The Hill | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It didn't take long for Chicago Democrats to start jumping at the impending open seat in Rep. Rahm Emanuel's (D-Ill.) district. State Rep.-elect Debo...

Obama Support Could Get Police Superintendent Reprimanded

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman wants police Supt. Jody Weis to be disciplined for making a statement in a TV interview earlier this month that seemed to support B...

Local Politics, Global Change: Vote Democrat

Ben Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Carmichael

We have not yet witnessed a nuanced debate in which climate, energy and food are discussed for what they are: independent yet interconnected national issues that must be met with local action.

Help Blue America Pick A Senate Candidate

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

A few weeks ago Blue America launched a competition among 9 of our progressive House candidates. It was far more successful than we had imagined.

Who Wants To Extend And Deepen The Bush Economic Miracle?

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

There is no getting around the fact that the Republican Party mania against the federal regulatory agenda protecting consumers and workers has been part of the McCain gestalt.

Sam Stein

Anti-War Ad Brings Democratic Party Friction To Surface | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This past week provided another example of the frictions surrounding Democratic politicians, third party groups that support them, and messaging aroun...

Democratic Senate Contenders Introduced at Dem Convention

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

Wednesday in Denver the party introduced reporters and voters to the new faces Democratic leaders have proactively recruited to challenge vulnerable incumbent Republican senators.

2008 Maine Senate General Election:
Collins (R-i) vs. Allen (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ME-Sen: Collins vs Allen

Sam Stein

Rep. Tom Allen: Obama Needs Bigger Dem Majorities In Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of Barack Obama's recent high profile endorsers has two pieces of advice for the Illinois Democrat: don't nudge Hillary Clinton out of the primary...

Maine Rep. Tom Allen Endorses Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Another superdelegate has endorsed Obama this morning: Rep. Tom Allen of Maine. The press release is below. UPDATE: Two more superdelegates, Hawaii ...