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  • This year will be different, but we'll always have 2008

    This year will be different, but we'll always have 2008
    I saved the newspapers from the week after Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, and a few days ago I fished them out of the basket, hidden behind a living room chair, where they've gathered dust for the past four years. I leafed...
  • New Term, Familiar Challenges for Barack Obama

    New Term, Familiar Challenges for Barack Obama
    Washington -- Democrats are collecting spoils beyond what many predicted, Republicans are licking wounds after a bruising battle, and the country is waking up to the mix of euphoric celebration and bitter disappointment that accompanies the long-awaited...
  • Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race

    Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race
    Indicted former state Rep. Derrick Smith was on his way Tuesday to writing a new chapter in Illinois political notoriety by regaining his House seat just months after being impeached and expelled over his arrest on federal bribery charges. Smith declared...
  • Chicago Romney rally cheers wins elsewhere

    Chicago Romney rally cheers wins elsewhere
    Mitt Romney was never expected to win in Illinois, but supporters who crowded into a third-floor room at the Wit Hotel in downtown Chicago on Tuesday began their evening excited over the Republican presidential candidate's chances nationally. As the...
  • Madigan's son's employer rakes in suburbs' insurance business

    Madigan's son's employer rakes in suburbs' insurance business
    The son of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is forging a successful insurance career in the Chicago suburbs with the help of mayors who look to his powerful father to advance their political and legislative agendas. Andrew Madigan, 26, joined the...
  • Bayh joins Donnelly for tour around state

    Bayh joins Donnelly for tour around state
    PLYMOUTH -- In the past 35 years, only two Democrats have been elected to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate. Both of them have the same last name: Bayh. Evan Bayh was Indiana's governor from 1989 to 1997 and a senator from 1999 to 2011. His father,...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • 10 things you might not know about political ads

    10 things you might not know about political ads
    The presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have pledged not to run political ads Sept. 11, out of respect for the terrorism victims. Which means there are 64 other days when you can count on being deluged with ads before Election Day. 1...
  • Rahmfather, please come home. And get the good chips.

     Rahmfather, please come home. And get the good chips.
    In what someday may be considered a stroke of absolute genius, President Barack Obama has decided to send Mayor Rahm Emanuel back home to watch TV in Chicago. Emanuel was prepared to spend days at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.,...
  • Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest

    Illinois Democratic National Convention notebook: Duncan, Jarrett, hugfest
    Arne Duncan, Obama’s education secretary and a former Chicago Public Schools chief, was asked by reporters about the possibility of a teachers’ strike back home in the nation’s third-largest school district. “I’m very...
  • Emanuel shifts to fundraising role for Obama

     Emanuel shifts to fundraising role for Obama
    — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will target the country's biggest Democratic donors for President Barack Obama's re-election effort to try to offset the Republican Party's money advantage, a new role that means he no longer is a co-chair of the...