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David Hoffman

As Power of Media Rises, the Deadliest Year for Journalists

David Hoffman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Media
David Hoffman

May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day. While we pause to honor those journalists who have been killed or imprisoned, it is important to realize the growing role media play in global politics and the changes that are redefining what it means to be a journalist.

Former IG: City Can't Afford To Cancel Parking Meter Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Perhaps the biggest albatross hanging on the neck of Chicago's outgoing Mayor Richard M. Daley is the controversial deal he negotiated to privatize th...

David Hoffman Won't Run For Mayor

Chicago News Cooperative | DANIEL LIBIT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

David Hoffman has decided not to run for mayor. "Really the family issues were predominant," Hoffman, the city's former inspector general, told the...

Jason Linkins

WaPo Pulitzer Criticism: Ombudsman Alexander Responds

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A few weeks ago, Washington Post ombudsman Andrew Alexander took up the issue of whether the paper's Pulitzer haul "mattered," and concluded that the ...

Jason Linkins

A Critical Look At The WaPo Pulitzers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The quality the Prizes instill retain readers and boost staff morale. I can get behind that thesis. Or, rather, I could get behind this thesis, but unfortunately, I have to view it in context of the Post's actual Pulitzer winners.

David Hoffman: A Walking Tour of YouTube Nation (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Lydon

David Hoffman produced 88 PBS documentary features and five feature-length films over a forty-year career. But that was then. And this is a guy whos...

Take One for the Team, Alexi

Matt Farmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

Dear Alexi, You've played plenty of hoops over the years, so you of all people should know when it's time to pull yourself out of the ball game.

Illinois Senate Hopefuls Spent Big Money During Final Months Of Primary

Chicago Current | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that campaign staffers are enjoying Presidents Day, it's a good time to reflect on how U.S. Senate candidates fared during the primary election. ...

David Hoffman: Next Chicago Mayor? Mayor Daley Doesn't Think So

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On more than one occasion during his campaign for the U.S. Senate, voters told David Hoffman he was running for the "wrong office" -- the "right" one ...

Illinois Senate Primary 2010: Could Weather Help Giannoulias, Hurt Hoffman?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A snowy morning in Chicago could bode well for Alexi Giannoulias's chances to win the Democratic nomination for Senate, as he seeks to stave off chall...

Cook County Voter Turnout Was Extremely Low

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election officials called Tuesday's poor voter turnout in Chicago "very, very unfortunate" as more than 70 percent of registered voters did not bother...

Illinois Election Results 2010: Primary Results Still Coming In

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly all the votes are in from Illinois's Tuesday primaries, and the results remained murky Wednesday morning. On the Senate side, things are actu...

Alexi Giannoulias Wins Democratic Primary For Illinois Senate Seat, Will Face Mark Kirk In General Election

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias, the state treasurer and party favorite, won the Democratic nomination for Illinois's U.S. Senate seat in Tuesday's election, He wil...

Illinois Primary Election 2010: Voting Begins In Governor, US Senate, Local Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voting is underway in the 2010 Illinois primaries, as locals battle the snow and head to their polling places to decide some closely-watched county, s...

Alexi Giannoulias: Broadway Bank 'Changed Sharply' Under His Tenure, Reports Chicago News Coop

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After law school, Mr. Giannoulias went to work full-time at the bank in 2002. He quickly became a senior loan officer and then a vice president. Wheth...

Illinois Primary On Tuesday: Is Obama's State Up For Grabs?

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- President Barack Obama's old Senate seat and the Illinois governorship, held by Democrats, are GOP November takeover targets as voters head...

Jacob Meister Drops Out Of Senate Race, Endorses Alexi Giannoulias

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Jacob Meister officially left the U.S. Senate race on Sunday, endorsing Illinois State Treasurer and primary front-runner Alexi Giannoulias. Meister ...

Alexi Giannoulias Stumbles On Broadway Bank As Hoffman, Jackson Attack

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias is struggling to get past the increasingly ugly picture being painted of his family's Broadway Bank. The candidate for the Democrat...

Jackson To Giannoulias: Drop Out Of The Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Following the announcement that federal regulators have stepped in to monitor executives at Alexi Giannoulias' family bank, fellow Senate candidate an...

Poll: Giannoulias Leads Kirk For Illinois Senate Seat

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

New figures from Public Policy Polling show Alexi Giannoulias leading Mark Kirk by eight points in a hypothetical general-election showdown. Giannoul...

David Hoffman Attacks Alexi Giannoulias For Rezko Ties (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just over a week before Election Day, David Hoffman has launched a new attack ad, going after the front-runner in the Democratic race for U.S. Se...

Alexi Giannoulias Leads, David Hoffman Surges In Democratic Senate Race, New Poll Shows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias stayed comfortably ahead in the Democratic primary for Illinois's US Senate seat, according to the latest polls. The figures, relea...

Cheryle Jackson, Democratic Senate Candidate, Hedges On Gay Marriage On 'Chicago Tonight'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alexi Giannoulias, Cheryle Jackson and David Hoffman, widely believed to be the three front-runners in the race for the Democratic nomination for Sena...

Swinging Senators to Be

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Attendees of the Union League Club's Dem Senatorial Forum were treated to candidates largely in agreement, but whose actions show little evidence they have been infected by the holiday spirit.

The Big Confusion: "Moderates" and "Independents" Are Not the Same Thing

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Zogby

In a recent New York Times piece, David Brooks divided the electorate into liberals, conservatives and independents. This view mistakes a lack of party affiliation for ideological innocence.