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  • Joe Wilson: Two words ('You lie') or 3?

     
    by Mark Silva Congressman Joe Wilson, whose two-word debut on the national political television stage made him an instant hero in some quarters and villain in others, has added a new bumpersticker to the political debate over health care and......
  • Shimkus walked on Obama: 'Frustrated'

     
    by Mark Silva Rep. Joe Wilson, the South Carolina Republican who yelled at President Barack Obama during his address to Congress this week, wasn't the only one unhappy with what he heard. Rep. John Shimkus, a Republican from Illinois, walked......
  • Chicago landmark: Stimulus a promise

     
    by Mark Silva When they talk about "shovel-ready'' work for that $787-billion economic stimulus that President Barack Obama signed into law, they aren't talking about the landmark high-rise in Chicago where Obama staged his transition to the White House...
  • ACORN: Trial, hanging, federal funding

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 leader of the Senate, senior senator from Illinois and one of seven senators who voted against cutting off federal housing funds for ACORN, the community organization enmeshed in controversy......
  • Recovery.gov: $100 billion and counting

     
    by Mark Silva Keeping track of all that $787-billion in federal economic stimulus spending is a full-time job, and reading the government's new Recovery.gov Web-site unveiled today may be a full-time job too. The mapping tool alone will keep you......
  • Illinois 'Choose Life' choice: Supreme Ct.

     
    by David G. Savage Illinois need not offer "Choose Life" license plates to motorists, under a ruling the Supreme Court let stand today. The justices turned down a free-speech claim from Choose Life Illinois Inc., a group that supports adoption......
  • Obama's 'got game,' and competition

     
    by Mark Silva For all the war councils lately at the White House -- and that "beer summit'' on the South Lawn -- the big fall basketball game on the first court promises some real stretches. President Barack Obama, who......
  • Chicago violence (and guns?): Obama

     
    by Mark Silva At least 47 school-age children in Chicago have died in homicides -- mostly victims of gun violence - since January, when President Barack Obama, of Chicago, took office, our Chicago-based friend, John McCormick, notes at Bloomberg News........
  • Health-care 'roller derby:' Race is on

     
    by Noam N. Levey The battle over health care entered a new, more frenzied stage Wednesday, as lawmakers and powerful interest groups jockeyed for advantage now that most believe some form of an overhaul will ultimately be signed into law.......
  • Supreme Court: DUI 'free swerve' stands

     
    by David G. Savage The Supreme Court cast some doubt today on the legal authority of a police officer to pull over a suspected drunken driver based solely on a caller's tip. Over a strong dissent by Chief Justice John......
  • Roland Burris: 'Public option' deal-break

     
    by Mark Silva Sen. Roland Burris of Illinois insists that he will not vote for health-care reform unless it contains a "public option'' for those who cannot find insurance privately. "I have stated it, unequivocally, that if the final package......