| Mar 20, 2013
To: The Decisive Dozen
From: Your Supporters
Re: The Illinois House of Representatives Vote on Same-Sex Marriage.
All it takes is the 12 of you, whoever you are. That's the rumor anyway.
"Twelve votes short of passage," said Michael Madigan,...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:49 PM
During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes.
First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...
| Mar 19, 2013
Knowledge is just a slippery slope toward finding out I'm wrong about something. So I try to avoid it, usually by watching television or dodging experiences that might broaden my comfortably narrow horizons.
But not everyone is as skilled as I am at...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 9:56 AM
WASHINGTON – Hillary Rodham Clinton, free to dip her toe in the water of domestic politics after four years as the nation’s chief diplomat, joined other leading Democrats in endorsing same-sex marriage.
Clinton’s announcement –...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — This was to be a roadmap for a new, more inclusive GOP: attract minority voters, support immigration reform and embrace "welcoming and inclusive" attitudes on gay rights. But minutes after unveiling the proposal on Monday, the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:19 AM
WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Committee released a report Monday charting the party's road to revival -- only for RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to give its most important recommendations the Grand Old Punt.
Tucked into the 100-page document --...
| Mar 22, 2013
The other day, I stumbled across a conversation about homosexuality on a local Christian radio station. There were three people talking, and after the predictable hemming and hawing about loving the sinner and hating the sin (though in this case, the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:44 PM
On March 7, after nearly 13 hours, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) ended his historic filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director. The filibuster didn't stop there though, Paul also went on to criticize President Obama's and Attorney...
| Mar 17, 2013
This is the strangest political story I've heard in a long time.
Last month in Macomb, a town of about 20,000 residents some 200 miles southwest of Chicago, 2nd Ward aldermanic candidate Steve Wailand beat incumbent Kay Hill by one vote — 17-16...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:20 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans say President Barack Obama’s second-term agenda will bring more tax increases and increase deficit spending. They’re vowing to promote economic growth to help middle-class families find good jobs.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Republicans on Capitol Hill are abuzz with the possibility that the scandal at the Internal Revenue Service will lead to tax reform. Media strategist Frank Luntz is advising them to harness public outrage to reach this goal.
This path will dead-end....