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  • Loopholes in political spending laws keep voters in the dark

    Loopholes in political spending laws keep voters in the dark
    With the 2016 election cycle gearing up, special interests are eyeing ways to advance the candidates of their choice without leaving any fingerprints. Their preferred vehicle is "dark money" donated to organizations — including so-called social...
  • Mailbag: Moorlach helped preserve airport settlement agreement

    Columnist Barbara Venezia ("Venezia: It looks like a sparring match between Moorlach and Wagner," Feb. 27) poses the question, "Who'll get your vote?" for state Senate. That question is easy for me to answer: John Moorlach. As president of AirFair, I...
  • Hail Baltimore's happy warrior

    Hail Baltimore's happy warrior
    Barbara Mikulski's surprise announcement that she does not intend to seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate is going to take time for her constituents to process. That Maryland's favorite daughter, its self-effacing and outspoken champion of the underdog,...
  • It's not (quite) so lonely anymore for gay California Republicans

    It's not (quite) so lonely anymore for gay California Republicans
    Saturday, on the eve of the California Republican Party’s historic vote formally welcoming gay Republicans into the fold, a dapper 75-year-old named Fred Schein described his challenges. “It’s very lonely being a gay Republican,”...
  • Gardiner: Talk about health plan: Front & Center

    Gardiner: Talk about health plan: Front & Center
    First elected to the Florida Legislature in 2000, Republican Andy Gardiner of Orlando will spend his final two years in the state Capitol as the Senate's president. Gardiner and the House's top officer, Republican Steve Crisafulli of Merritt Island,...
  • Economy trumps Iran as Israeli issue

    Economy trumps Iran as Israeli issue
    With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled to address Congress on Tuesday, his speech is seemingly the only Israel-related subject receiving attention in the American press. Monday's New York Times had two prominent stories about Israel: one...
  • Rauner decries high Lake County property taxes during Mundelein visit

    Rauner decries high Lake County property taxes during Mundelein visit
    Limiting unions' power, revising campaign finance laws and creating term limits for elected officials were among the topics Gov. Bruce Rauner discussed during a March 2 visit with the Mundelein-Vernon Hills Rotary Club. Rauner was on a tour titled...
  • Marco Rubio admits it looks like he'll run in 2016, but no decision yet

    Marco Rubio admits it looks like he'll run in 2016, but no decision yet
    Marco Rubio isn't quite ready to say he's running for president, yet admits it sure does look like he will seek the White House in 2016. "I think that's reflected in both our travel and some of the staffing decisions that we've made," the Florida...
  • Quickly for March 1: 'Way to go, Andrean theater'

    Quickly for March 1: 'Way to go, Andrean theater'
    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. A one week extension — really? Republicans control both houses of Congress and...
  • Obama finds his veto pen

    Obama finds his veto pen
    With the Republicans now in control of both houses of Congress, President Barack Obama has finally invoked his weapon of last resort against being run over by them, by vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline bill. After more than six years in office and having...
  • In Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, a message for Israel

    In Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, a message for Israel
    The setting will be a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, but Benjamin Netanyahu's most crucial audience may be the one back home: the Israeli electorate. The Israeli prime minister's planned speech on Tuesday, two weeks before Israel's general...