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Tom Geoghegan on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Tom Geoghegan, author of the new book Were You Born on the Wrong Continent?: How the European Model Can Help Get You a Life, stopped by The Interview Show.

Whose Fault is the CPS Budget Crisis?

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

If the federal government provided a higher social security payout funded by higher payroll taxes, CPS could actually devote attention to its work rather than worrying about how to pay for its retirees' pensions.

Leon Despres Dies At 101 (VIDEO INTERVIEWS)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Leon Despres, the former Chicago Alderman described as the "absolute conscience of the city" for his dedicated activism and consistent opposition to M...

Geoghegan's Failed Congressional Bid Lays Progressive Groundwork: Sirota

In These Times | David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There is a value in backing long shots, even if those long shots lose. In Geoghegan's case, many progressives supported someone who has been an import...

Burris Added As Defendant In Special Election Lawsuit

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris has been added to the list of defendants in a lawsuit aimed at forcing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to call an election to fill his...

Mike Quigley Wins Democratic Primary To Replace Rahm Emanuel In Congress

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 11:00 P.M. Though poised to follow Rahm Emanuel, Rod Blagojevich and Dan Rostenkowski as the Congressman from Illinois' Fifth District, Cook C...

All Emanuel Replacement Candidates Make Case In 30 Seconds (LISTEN)

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are 23 candidates running to replace Rahm Emanuel in the 5th Congressional District. We asked each of them to give us their 30 second pitch....

The Hideout Endorses Tom Geoghegan For Congress

Tim Tuten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tim Tuten

For 30 years, Tom Geoghegan has fought on behalf of steelworkers, nurses, taxi drivers, immigrants, union workers and those trying to unionize. As a regular who became an owner of the Hideout, I wholeheartedly support Tom Geoghegan for Congress and ask that you do the same.

Emanuel Replacement Race: Feigenholtz Holds Money Lead, Tribune Reaffirms Quigley Support, Nate Silver Sets Odds

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With under three days before Democratic voters will choose a nominee to replace Rahm Emanuel in the Fifth Congressional District, the eager candidates...

Geoghegan Files Lawsuit To Force Special Election To Oust Burris

Progress Illinois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the General Assembly or the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee isn't prepared to unseat Sen. Roland Burris, labor lawyer and 5th Congressional District c...

Quinn Calls For Special Election If Burris Won't Resign In Weeks, But State Dems Bottle Up Bill

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that Illinois should hold a special election to replace Roland Burris if the beleaguered Senator doesn't resign in a two ...

My State of the Union

Tom Geoghegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Geoghegan

The government needs to nationalize unhealthy banks. Healthy institutions can be re-capitalized and re-privatized, with sales helping to pay back the tax-payers.

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...

Schakowsky: Hold Special Election To Replace Burris

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE 2/19 State Republican leaders unveiled a proposal Thursday to mandate a special election for Burris' Senate seat in May, with a primary on Apr...

Emanuel Replacement Race Updates: Quigley Endorsed, Feigenholtz And Wheelan Run Ads, Mud Thrown

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Commissioner Mike Quigley racked up the first major newspaper endorsement of the campaign Saturday, earning the backing of the Sun-Times. ...

Sun-Times Endorses Quigley In Emanuel Replacement Race

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times became the first major paper to endorse a candidate in the crowded 5th Congressional District race, backing Cook County Commissi...

Phone Bank For Tom Geoghegan From Your Living Room

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matthew Filipowicz

Having a Congressman who has spent his life fighting for workers at the same time Republicans are putting a full court press on the Employee Free Choice Act sure wouldn't hurt.

Tom Geoghegan on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Congressional candidate Geoghegan sat down with me at the Hideout to discuss the economy and other issues in the race.

Geoghegan: Rhymes with Reagan, Thinks Like Wellstone

Steve Cobble | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Steve Cobble

A special election with 12 Democratic primary candidates means even intelligent, principled, thoughtful, change-oriented candidates have a chance.

Which Side Are You On?

David Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Murray

I like the idea of Tom Geoghegan's candidacy because I think Obama's conciliatory, centrist instincts require thoughtful pushes and prods and reminders from principled guys.

Advocate Health Care Settles Lawsuit With Uninsured Patients

Chicago Tribune | Bruce Japsen and Judith Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago area's largest provider of medical care said today it has reached an agreement on providing free and discounted medical care to uninsured ...

Fill Rahm's House Seat With A Progressive

Adam Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Green

Want to put a bold progressive in Rahm's House seat in the March 3 special election? Here's what you can do.

26 Vie For Emanuel's Congressional Seat (FULL CANDIDATE LIST)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Twenty-six candidates have registered to run for the congressional seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel. The w...

Powerful Union SEIU May Stay Out Of Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Laura Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Service Employees International Union is still puffed up over its prowess in the 2007 Chicago aldermanic elections, when the SEIU helped turn over...

Emanuel Replacement Race: Geoghegan, Quigley Criticize TARP Implementation

Progress Illinois | Josh Kalven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tom Geoghegan rolled out an online petition yesterday to "end the era of blank check bailouts." Specifically, it urges Congress to attach three common...