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Does Rauner have his facts right?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

With the November election now just five weeks away, both candidates for Illinois governor are campaigning at full-speed ahead. But Rich Miller of Cap...

Illinois election attack ads: Which parts are true?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

The Illinois gubernatorial election is well under way, and both candidates are putting their best arguments forward. But sometimes their best argume...

A Few Fun Facts About Illinois' Candidates for Governor

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.23.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

When voting for governor, Illinoisans must be well aware of the candidates' views on policy matters. But getting to know the candidates as human beings with families and interests and hobbies can shed light on the kind of governor they might turn out to be as well.

A Memo From God to Bob McDonnell

Flora Nicholas | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

As you have announced that your "trust remains in the Lord," I feel it is my duty as The Holy Father, to give you, The Holy F Up, some guidance as you seek to atone for said un-saintly sins.

Here's Why Governor Abercrombie Was 'Blasted' Out Of Office

Civil Beat | Denby Fawcett | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

Now that the dust has settled, it might be helpful to turn to the Hawaiian pidgin English dictionary to get a better grip on why Hawaii Gov. Neil Aber...

Will de Blasio and Cuomo Make Sustainability a Higher Priority?

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.11.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

The sustainability perspective integrates economic growth, environmental protection and public health. I am confident that New York City's mayor and New York State's governor understand this. However, I see little evidence that they have integrated this way of thinking into their approach to politics, policy and governance.

Where Was the Diversity at Bruce Rauner's Companies?

Robert T. Starks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Chicago
Robert T. Starks

It's a campaign. So people expect pandering to be somewhat commonplace. So maybe I shouldn't be offended by Bruce Rauner's pandering to minority communities. But I am.

Rauner Proposes Service Taxes in Illinois

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 08.04.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Unlike his opponent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said he favors allowing the Illinois income tax to fall...

Poll results show Rauner's lead over Quinn growing

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.29.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner holds a 14-point lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America...

Should Bruce Rauner Share an Illinois State Budget Proposal?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.16.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This is the hottest, smartest and most entertaining online debate you'll find about the 2014 race for Illinois governor.

Governor Releases Record California Spending Plan

AP | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's tax windfall lifted Gov. Jerry Brown's spending plan to a record level Tuesday, but the Democratic governor c...

Marco Rubio: Charlie Crist Is A 'Phony'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) railed against Florida gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist (D) on "Your World With Neil Cavuto" Wednesday. Rubio respon...

Attorney General Holder Combats 'Tough on Crime' Legacy

Lauren-Brooke Eisen | Posted 05.28.2014 | Crime
Lauren-Brooke Eisen

Twenty years ago, the problem was a nationwide crime epidemic. Now, we face a different crisis: a prison epidemic. American prisons are bursting with low-level, non-violent offenders. Each prisoner costs taxpayers an average of $30,000 a year.

Rick Snyder Says He Won't Take Gay Marriage Position

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) said Monday that he won't contest a court ruling on the legality of same-sex marriages in his state, and insisted he has...

A Cold Day in Texas

James Moore | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Regardless of the outcome of that case, Abbott ought to be harmed by his association with Nugent and the hypocrisy displayed by letting the rock 'n' roll embarrassment speak for his campaign.

Maybe I Need an Announcer

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 05.04.2014 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Surveying the reconfigured talk show landscape, I became annoyed that everybody gets to do a monologue but me. After all, I have hilarious thoughts as...

Samantha Lachman

Woman Running For Governor Of Texas Wants To Bring About 'New Day For GOP'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Lisa Fritsch has hosted her own radio talk show, written a book about the tea party and agitated for conservative causes. In the Texas gubernatorial p...

Greg Abbott Portrays Wendy Davis As A Flip-Flopper On Guns And Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott (R) released a web ad Wednesday portraying his opponent, state Sen. Wendy Davis (D), as...

With Big Iron on Her Hip: Wendy Davis Favors Open Carry of Guns

James Moore | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
James Moore

I know politics is all about compromise. I know we sometimes have to settle for not getting everything we want in a candidate. But there are some things I refuse to accept in a potential leader. Pandering to the right to support Open Carry Laws fits in that category. I'm sitting out this Texas gubernatorial election.

Dem Candidate: 'Momma Ain't Happy' With 'Toxic' GOP Rhetoric

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte (D) blasted her Republican opponents in the lieutenant governor's race, saying that their messaging on immigrati...

Rick Scott Proposes Bigger Budget For Florida In 2014

AP | GARY FINEOUT | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who came into office four years ago vowing to cut taxes and spending, on Wednesday proposed an ele...

The Wind Around Wendy

James Moore | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The right has portrayed Davis as an ambitious shrew who left her first child with a non-biological father to run off to Harvard, used him to pay for most of her education, and then dumped him the day her law degree was paid in full. This is nowhere near accurate. Regardless, how could they not see this coming down Congress Avenue?

Three Plays, Three Scripts: Obama's Drone, Christie's Dodge and McDonnell's Dig

Alan Kelly | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Alan Kelly

If, as the adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then the weight of the recent landmark speeches by Messrs. Obama, Christie and McDonnell is telling... maybe.

Florida Governor's Race Virtually Tied

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

If Florida's gubernatorial election were held today, voters would barely pick former governor and Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist over curren...

Wendy Davis and the Amazing Media Mobile Home Mystery

James Moore | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
James Moore

The story is true. Every damned bit of it. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth, Texas was a single mother. A teenaged mom. She lived in a mobile home. And went to Harvard. Also, she got help along the way. Can you believe it?