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  • Five things to look for as you await the returns Tuesday night

     
    Tuesday's print column Even if you don't plan to vote in Tuesday's primary election — and if you're a Democrat in an uncontested district, who can blame you? — you should be interested in the returns, what they say about......
  • Now that the polls are closed, here are predictions, yours, mine and ours

     
    UPDATED IN RED. 11 p.m. PROJECTED WINNERS IN RED Here are the questions we asked in our Common Sense Caucus pre-election survey, including my best guesses, Kristen McQueary's best guesses and the collective best guesses of readers/viewers (R/V) by...
  • Obama touts, signs bipartisan farm bill in trip to Michigan

    EAST LANSING, Mich. – Keen to not let a rare legislative accomplishment go unnoticed, President Obama jetted to an agricultural research hub in Michigan on Friday to sign into law a long-delayed farm bill and tout the importance of rural America...
  • The weak in review --Timid Senate falters on equally timid gun control measure

     
    Friday's print column It was dismaying. Not that the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a major gun-control proposal that would have required universal background checks prior to all firearm sales. But that such a proposal, popular though it is in......
  • Five candidates vying for four seats on Allentown School Board

     
    Voters in the Allentown School District will have five candidates to chose from for the four open seats on the Allentown School Board. They were recently asked what they believe is the major issue in this campaign and how they will address it. MIKE...
  • 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...