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  • Losing faith in Obama

    Losing faith in Obama
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left Washington only to visit his Texas ranch and assorted military bases, where he gave patriotic speeches to silent battalions. Richard Nixon, drowning in Watergate, was confined to Camp David and a few foreign capitals, where he was greeted as a global strategist. Jimmy Carter, crushed by the Iranian hostage crisis and a bad economy, stopped traveling beyond the Rose Garden.
  • George: Sorry if tone of gay-marriage stance hurt

     George: Sorry if tone of gay-marriage stance hurt
    Ready to retire in less than a month, Cardinal Francis George said Monday that he's sorry if his clarity about Catholic Church teachings against gay marriage caused pain and said he hopes his successor takes an approach that will resonate more clearly....

    To Govs. Jindal, Perry: A travel ban won't save lives, but Medicaid will

    For Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas, two Republican governors thinking about running for president, the Ebola virus has been a heaven-sent opportunity. It has allowed them to swank around as protectors of public health, distracting their...

    Prius pushback: Hybrid inspires some hatred

    When people ask Chris Bellios what he drives, he says it's a Toyota — a black one. "The stigma that goes with owning a Prius is palpable," said Bellios, 43, a Vernon Hills resident who loves his Prius so much he's owned two. Other drivers don't...

    Jim Oberweis bio

     Jim Oberweis bio
    Jim Oberweis Political party: Republican Current jobs: Illinois state senator (2013-present); chairman and part owner, Oberweis Dairy Inc. (1986-present); Oberweis Asset Management Inc., part owner; The Oberweis Funds, trustee; Oberweis Securities...