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  • Kirk plays the Ikea card

     
    When you don't want to answer a tough question, change the subject to.... Sweden! Prepare to be amazed by U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's pivot in his interview Wednesday evening with Carol Marin on WTTW-Ch. 11: MARIN: Take a look at......
  • Retired teacher to challenge Donchez for Bethlehem mayor

     
    The day after Bob Donchez won the Democratic nomination for Bethlehem Mayor, a retired teacher announced his intention to challenge him this fall. Bruce Sigmon alerted the media that he will be filing a petition in June to get on the November ballot as an...
  • House Dems to take caucus vote against budget

     
    TALLAHASSEE — House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston will ask his caucus to take a unified vote against the House budget in protest of House Republicans' decision not to include some sort of Medicaid expansion. “We’ve got meetings with...
  • Clelland plans to break with House Dem caucus on budget vote

     
    Freshman Rep. Mike Clelland, the Lake Mary Democrat who upset former Speaker-to-be Chris Dorworth last fall in a district drawn to favor Republican candidates, plans to break with his caucus and vote for the Republican-controlled chamber's proposed...
  • At last, someone stands up to the filibuster bullies

     
    From Sunday's print column A Tribune editorial Friday predicted that in backing a rules change in the U.S. Senate to weaken the filibuster, President Barack Obama squandered "any prospect of finding bipartisan agreement on a legislative agenda." But you...
  • Thurston “not enthralled” with House health plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Democrats will no longer be held to their promise to vote as a bloc against the House budget, Democratic Leader Perry Thurston said Thursday. “Today, House Republican leaders have unveiled a bare-bones health coverage plan for...
  • Rubio has dinner at the White House

     
    By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, one of President Obama’s most persistent critics, joined him for dinner at the White House on Wednesday night to talk immigration, the budget and a wide range of other...
  • House releases Medicaid alternative plan

     
    TALLAHASSEE — The Florida House has released its new Medicaid alternative plan, a low-cost insurance plan designed to cover low income individuals who don't currently qualify for Medicaid. The plan is available here. The Florida Health Choices...
  • Dent Comes Through

     
    U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent called me last week to assure me that he and House Speaker John Boehner would not support letting the U.S. default on its debt. He was responding in part to a blog post in which I......
  • How to straighten out the state GOP's gay mess

     
    Wednesday's print column The Illinois Republican Party should appoint as its next party chair someone who supports legalization of same-sex marriage. Why? First, because it would mess with our minds. Outgoing party chair Pat Brady (right), who resigned...
  • Big Brother and health care

     
    From Bob Secter's commentary in the Sunday Tribune: Social Security.. was ushered in by President Franklin Roosevelt during the Depression over great howls of protest from what then constituted the political right. Alf Landon, Roosevelt's Republican...