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Friday, Aug 16, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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By Ward Room Staff

Kinzinger Warns Republicans Against Defunding Obamacare

Kinzinger Warns Republicans Against Defunding Obamacare

Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger on Wednesday had a warning for his fellow Republicans: shut down the government in an effort to defund Obamacare and they'll lose the House of Representatives in the 2014... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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By Saba Hamid

Who's Who in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Career

All the key players in Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Political Career See Full Gallery »

Friday, Nov 2, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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By Saba Hamid

Rahm Fundraises for Democrats with Pelosi

Rahm Fundraises for Democrats with Pelosi

Mayor Rahm Emanuel enlists help of Pelosi for fundraiser in hopes to regain House Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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By Alexandra Clark
      

Halvorson Responds to Jackson's Latest Endorsement

Debbie Halvorson has news for incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. regarding his recent endorsement from Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pelosi Endorses Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Jesse Jackson, Jr., received a big endorsement today in the race for the 2nd congressional district Democratic primary. Read »

Friday, Sep 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM
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By Alexandra Clark

Pelosi to Endorse Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Pelosi to Endorse Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to make an election-related announcement Saturday during her stay in Chicago. Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Kirk: Super Committee Should Start Work Immediately

Kirk: Super Committee Should Start Work Immediately
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Sen. Mark Kirk wants the deficit-cutting Super Committee to start work next Monday. He also wants Congress to forego its August recess to deal with the economy. Is he a deficit hawk, or a bachelor with no place... 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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