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Video: Lawmakers get testy with Quinn on pensions; Mell: political power as family heirloom; Google buzz on 2014 gov candidates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

LAWMAKERS TO QUINN: WHERE ARE YOU? Both Republicans and Democrats on a 10-member special pension committee teed off on Gov. Pat Quinn Monday. More acc...

A Gun Safety Victory

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Normally a Democratic Congressional primary would attract little national attention. But the contest Tuesday in Illinois' Second Congressional District pitted two political giants against each other: the National Rifle Association and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Paul Blumenthal

Michael Bloomberg Spent Over $1 Million On This 2013 Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Through his super PAC, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent twice as much in the special election for Illinois' 2nd Congressional ...

WATCH: Glenn Beck Mercilessly Mocked On Own Network

Posted 01.31.2013 | Comedy

By now, we've all heard about Glenn Beck's proposed Independence, U.S.A., a planned town/amusement park for people who have decided their gated commun...

Bloomberg's Super PAC Goes After Pro-Gun Democrat

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics

A super PAC funded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has weighed in on Illinois' Democratic primary to replace retired Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. with a...

Paul Blumenthal

Gun Control Groups Resurrect Long Dormant Political Efforts

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When five-term Democratic Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) lost to Democratic state Sen. Negrete McLeod in a surprise upset in November, no one ...