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Monday, Nov 25, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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By Marcus Riley
      

VP Joe Biden Attends Shelter Groundbreaking in Chicago

Biden to appear at groundbreaking for new domestic violence shelter. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Biden To Headline Durbin Fundraiser

Biden To Headline Durbin Fundraiser

Sen. Dick Durbin's re-election campaign gets a boost this month from a big-name guest. Vice President Joe Biden will headline a fundraiser on Nov. 25th for Durbin, Ward Room confirmed. Read »

Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Emanuel Commits to Second Term

Emanuel Commits to Second Term

Rahm Emanuel wants a second term as mayor of Chicago. And he's adamant he won't bow out early or eventually seek a higher office. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 7:33 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Biden Says Kelly's Victory Sends Message on Guns

Biden Says Kelly's Victory Sends Message on Guns

Vice President Joe Biden says Robin Kelly's victory is a sign there will be a political price for inaction on guns. Read »

Monday, Dec 31, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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By Alexandra Clark

Biden to Welcome Kirk Back to Senate: Report

Biden to Welcome Kirk Back to Senate: Report

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, who has spent most of the year recovering from a stroke, will return to the Capitol Hill this week. Read »

Friday, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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By Associated Press

Biden, Obama Heading Back to Battleground Wisconsin

Biden, Obama Heading Back to Battleground Wisconsin

President Barack Obama plans another stop in battleground Wisconsin in the heated last days of the campaign. Obama will campaign in Green Bay on Tuesday, a week before Election Day. The Wisconsin stop is part of... Read »

Friday, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM
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By Associated Press
      

Biden in Wisconsin: America Not in Decline

Vice President Joe Biden said Friday that America is not in decline and that the Republican presidential ticket is in denial about the improving economy. Read »

Friday, Oct 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Who Won the Veep Debate?

Who Won the Veep Debate?

This one apparently went to the Democrat. An unscientific survey of NBC Chicago viewers gave Vice President Joe Biden a commanding lead over Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Emanuel, Biden To Watch Michelle Obama's Speech Together

Emanuel, Biden To Watch Michelle Obama's Speech Together

Last month, Rahm Emanuel shrugged off suggestions that Joe Biden should be replaced as VP on the Obama ticket. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Nixing Blago

Nixing Blago

Obama for America's bio of Sheila Nix, Vice President Joe Biden's new chief of staff, doesn't mention that she spent four years as Rod Blagojevich's deputy governor. 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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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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