| Jun 22, 2015
| 3:36 PM
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Honoring Caitlyn Jenner on Father's Day is really dumb.
Many people say the U.S. is...
| Jun 4, 2015
| 2:52 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is endorsing U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth for the Democratic nomination for Senate next year, backing his protégé in a budding primary contest.
“My friend Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is running to represent Illinois in the U.S....
| Mar 28, 2015
| 12:41 PM
Second-term U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is expected to announce her candidacy Monday for the U.S. Senate and a potential challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk, a source familiar with her plans said.
Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran, will be the first...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:30 PM
The April 7 elections for the Elgin City Council and Elgin School District U46 Board of Education are strictly nonpartisan. But that hasn't stopped political groups from making endorsements in area municipal and school races.
Political groups such as...
| Mar 30, 2015
| 5:23 PM
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth announced Monday that she's running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk's re-election bid.
"I'm running for the United States Senate in 2016 because it's time for...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 2:10 PM
It's no secret that our 2012 endorsement in the 8th Congressional District was in part a vote of "no confidence" in the bellicose freshman incumbent, Republican Joe Walsh. On key issues such as the need to cut spending or reform Medicare and Social...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:18 PM
There's little Republicans and Democrats agree on in Washington these days, but the informal ban on publicly ripping on the president's children appears to be one of the few remaining spots of common ground — or so a young GOP aide learned Monday....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:38 AM
A Republican congressional staffer who took Malia and Sasha Obama to task for how they behaved at last week's White House turkey pardoning is quitting her job, according to multiple news reports.
The staffer, Elizabeth Lauten, has been working for Rep....
| Sep 1, 2014
| 5:59 AM
Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December.
Duckworth, 46, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates running for her second term in the House, is expecting a girl,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:02 AM
As a boy growing up in Shreveport, La., in the 1980s, Kenny Wayne Shepherd immersed himself in playing blues guitar the same way other kids immerse themselves in sports, comic books or video games.
While the pop music charts were dominated by Michael...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:09 PM
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Texas reproductive rights hero (and I really mean hero) Wendy Davis' children think she was a fine mother. End of discussion, right?
Were that it were so, but Bristol Palin disagrees.
On her blog...