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Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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By Ward Room Staff
      

Obama Addresses Ft. Hood Shootings From Chicago

President Barack Obama comes home to attend Democratic fundraising events. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Obama Returns to Chicago Wednesday

Obama Returns to Chicago Wednesday

President Barack Obama returns to Chicago for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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By Mark W. Anderson

DNC Misunderstands How Illinois Elections Work

DNC Misunderstands How Illinois Elections Work

When it comes to Illinois, the Democratic National Committee doesn't seem to know when our next election is. Read »

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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By Alexandra Clark
      

Rahm: America Needs 4 More Years of Obama

Mayor Rahm Emanuel took to the stage Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention like the opening act of a rock concert, waving and pointing into the crowd. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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By Ward Room Staff
      

Rahm Emanuel's Full Convention Speech

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Remarks to the 2012 Democratic National Convention As Prepared for Delivery Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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By Alexandra Clark
      

Duckworth Defends Commander in Chief

Tammy Duckworth, the 8th District Congressional candidate running against Joe Walsh, defended the Commander in Chief during her speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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By Ward Room Staff
      

At DNC, Quinn Attacks GOP Lies

On stage, Quinn took direct aim at Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan, whose Vice Presidential acceptance speech was laden with inaccuracies and mistruths, according to independent fact checkers. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM
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By Lisa Balde
      

Rahm Among DNC's Tuesday Speakers

Though he cut short his time in Charlotte, Mayor Rahm Emanuel still is expected to address delegates Tuesday at the Democratic National Convention. Read »

Monday, Sep 3, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Mayor Shortens Trip to Charlotte for DNC

Mayor Shortens Trip to Charlotte for DNC

Instead of being at the convention Tuesday through Friday, as originally planned, the mayor will fly to Charlotte on Tuesday and return on Wednesday. Read »

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Rahm Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel

Foul mouthed, iron-fisted and arrogant. Say hello to Mayor Emanuel.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

After spending much of the past year and a half out of the public eye Triple J is making a comeback!

Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich

Rascally alchemist transmutes disgrace into fame. Celeb Apprentice buffoon, jail time looms.

Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn

Accidental gov no longer.

Michael Madigan

Michael Madigan

Master of the Illinois political universe, behind-the-scenes strong arm, and speaker of the house.

Ed Burke

Ed Burke

Ed Burke has played the stoic counterpart to Mayor Daley's outspoken boss hog since the Mayor took office.

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Mark W. Anderson Ward Room Blogger Mark W. Anderson is a writer and journalist specializing in public policy, politics and economics. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2006, and has operated a full service communications and strategy firm while working in and out of politics for more than a decade. A lifelong Chicagoan and White Sox fan, he lives in a Rogers Park apartment stacked with books and records.
Phil Rogers Emmy Award-winning reporter with trenchant insight into Chicago's political machinations.
Mary Ann Ahern WMAQ's Political Reporter since 2006, not afraid of a challenge. Read full bio .
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