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Sam Stein

With Senate At Stake, Democrats Angry At Colleagues For Sitting On Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats who aren't running for re-election this year and those who have retired were sitting on nearly $52 million in campaign ...

Illinois Libertarian Candidate for U.S. Senate Explains Why She Thinks We Need New Leadership

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.22.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With so much focus on Illinois gubernatorial election Nov. 4, it can be easy to forget that Illinois is also in the midst of five other statewide races.

Bill Clinton Stumps For Illinois Governor, Dick Durbin In Chicago

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dic...

Reboot Illinois Polls Offer Insights Into 2014 State Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Democratic state Sen. Michael Frerichs is trailing behind Republican state Rep. Tom Cross in the Illinois treasurer's race by only 1 percentage point in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll. In three previous Reboot Illinois polls, Frerichs was behind Cross by 7, 11 and 6 percentage points.

Dick Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage That Caused Massive Flight Delays

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 09.28.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional con...

Obama Should Send John Boehner a "Thank You" Card

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

In making his off-the-cuff statement to the Times on Thursday morning, Speaker Boehner has given the administration several more months before making that decision.

Michael McAuliff

Conflicted Congress Passes Obama's New War Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate added its conflicted stamp of approval to President Barack Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels against the Islamic...

The Case For and Against Sen. Dick Durbin's Reelection

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.18.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Whether or not they believe Durbin is the best person to help lead Illinois into prosperity, most Illinoisans will agree that prosperity is what they want.

Illinois voters think Bruce Rauner is more trustworthy than Pat Quinn

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.05.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll earlier this week Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn by eight points. The numbers were m...

Why Are Democrats Tone Deaf on Military Issues?

Paul Alexander | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Democrats have established a track record of being tone deaf when addressing military and veteran issues. Though not a matter of life and death, consider the way some Democrats have dealt with a subject that is important to many active and retired servicemen -- college.

Friday Talking Points -- Big and Little Brother

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to focus on the aftermath and ramifications of what has been happening in Ferguson, Missouri for the past few weeks. It even reached international proportions, as both Egypt and Russia got in a few digs at American police and protesters.

Code Pink Aims To Rally Public Against U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine & Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Code Pink won national attention during the presidency of George W. Bush for its high-profile protests against the Iraq War. On Monday e...

Adjuncts Would Get Student Debt Wiped Away Under New Proposal

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.31.2014 | College

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) dropped a new bill Thursday that would potentially eliminate thousands of dollars in student loan debt for adjunct professor...

Poll Finds Durbin, White Ahead in 2014 Races

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.30.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

A new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll shows U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin maintaining the 15-point lead he registered in a previous survey over his Republ...

United States Big Business: Acting Local. Paying Global

Frank Islam | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Frank Islam

There's only one problem, as Walgreens has shown over the past few weeks, this faux patriotism is more about profits than dedication to country.

Major For-Profit College Chain Is 'One Of The Worst,' Senators Say

AP | Posted 06.26.2014 | College

NEW YORK (AP) -- A dozen U.S. senators, all Democrats, are pushing Corinthian Colleges Inc. to stop accepting new students in a letter to the Departme...

Elise Foley

Democrat Unveils Plan For Border Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) unveiled a 20-point plan on Thursday for beginning to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied minors crossing t...

Two Years Later: Taking Stock of DACA's Success

National Council of La Raza | Posted 08.19.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

What lessons can we draw from the first two years of the DACA process? DACA recipients have benefitted immeasurably from gaining access to opportunities previously denied to them because of their immigration status.

Exclusive Reboot Illinois Poll: First Look at Durbin vs. Oberweis

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.17.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

After unsuccessful tries to win the Republican Illinois U.S. Senate nomination in 2002 and 2004, State Sen. Jim Oberweis succeeded in March and faces Sen. Dick Durbin in November.

Senators Urge Ban On E-Cigarettes On Airplanes

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - E-cigarette use should be banned on domestic flights and those to or from the United States, seven U.S. senators sai...

Ryan J. Reilly

Republican Leaps To Defense Of DEA Chief Against 'Nixonian' Obama Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) this week jumped to the defense of Michele Leonhart, the Drug Enforcement Administration head who has recently b...

'Dancing On The Ashes Of The Drug War'

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki told the performers in his new video to imagine they were "dancing on the ashes of the drug war," he says. Th...

Elizabeth Warren's Moment

Brent Budowsky | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Warren knows from experience and writes with warmth that every day in America there are boys and girls asking moms and dads why the family car is gone, why the family home was taken away, why Mom or Dad has lost a job, and why so Americans live from paycheck to paycheck, desperately struggling to make ends meet.

Comcast, Time Warner and Congress: Perfect Together

Michael Winship | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

On April 9, the US Senate held its first hearing on the proposed Comcast-Time Warner deal -- a $45 billion transaction that will affect millions of consumers and further pad some already well-lined pockets.

More Probes, Oversight (And Dress Codes) for Predatory For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The for-profit college industry is lobbying furiously to prevent the Obama Administration from issuing a strong "gainful employment" rule that would cut off aid to career training programs that consistently leave students with insurmountable debt.