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Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:55 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Hillary Clinton Explains 'Dead Broke' Comment in TV Interview

Hillary Clinton Explains 'Dead Broke' Comment in TV Interview

Hillary Clinton, making the media rounds to promote her new memoir "Hard Choices," sought to explain herself on Tuesday amid criticism over her earlier assertion that she and Bill left the White House "dead... Read »

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Book Tour in Chicago

Hillary Clinton Kicks Off Book Tour in Chicago

The former Secretary of State and author of the new memoir "Hard Choices" will give the keynote at the Food Marketing Institute Convention, followed by an appearance the next morning alongside Chicago Mayor Rahm... Read »

Monday, Jun 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Watch Out, Rahm: NYC Mayor Wants 2016 DNC in Brooklyn

Watch Out, Rahm: NYC Mayor Wants 2016 DNC in Brooklyn

This news is sure to spark Rahm Emanuel's competitive streak: on Friday afternoon New York Mayor Bill De Blasio announced that he's submitting Brooklyn as a contender to host the 2016 Democratic National... Read »

Friday, Jun 6, 2014 at 5:05 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Opinion: Dick Durbin Bashes Karl Rove at Hillary Clinton Fundraiser in Chicago

Opinion: Dick Durbin Bashes Karl Rove at Hillary Clinton Fundraiser in Chicago

Chicago has Hillary Clinton fever -- at least for the month of June. The first of a series of Hillary-centric, early-summer events kicked off here Thursday night with two back-to-back fundraisers for the beloved... Read »

Friday, Jun 6, 2014 at 5:56 AM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Two Chicago Fundraisers Held For Hillary Clinton

Chicago Democrats are rallying around a candidate for the 2016 presidential race who hasn't said whether she'll run. Read »

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Attracts Emanuel Frenemies

Hillary Clinton Fundraiser Attracts Emanuel Frenemies

Nothing brings political frenemies together like a Hillary Clinton fundraiser. Headlined by Chicago Mayor and longtime Clintonite Rahm Emanuel, the "Ready for Hillary" funders happening here tonight are expected... Read »

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 1:07 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' Tour Launches in Chicago With Emanuel Interview

Hillary Clinton's 'Hard Choices' Tour Launches in Chicago With Emanuel Interview

Hillary Clinton is choosing Chicago, her hometown, as the first destination in her book promotion blitz. Read »

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 4:51 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Anxiety-Fueled Dick Durbin Joins Hillary Clinton Fundraiser in Chicago

Anxiety-Fueled Dick Durbin Joins Hillary Clinton Fundraiser in Chicago

Senator Dick Durbin is boarding the Hillary Clinton-for-president bandwagon. The Illinois Democrat joins Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the list of boldfaced names slated to... Read »

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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By Erin Carlson

Rahm Emanuel Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Rahm Emanuel Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has endorsed Hillary Clinton for a presidential run, calling the former Secretary of State "a champion for the American people." Emanuel will stump for Clinton at a June 5... Read »

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:50 PM
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By Erin Carlson

Can Rahm Emanuel's Money Buy Chicago's Love?

Can Rahm Emanuel's Money Buy Chicago's Love?

When it comes to fundraising, Mayor Rahm Emanuel sprints circles around political rivals and shoves the competition out of the race by sheer force of his Rolodex of mega-rich moguls, Washington insiders and... Read »

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Who We're Covering
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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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 .