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N.J. Gov. Christie Courts Iowa Conservatives

N.J. Gov. Christie Courts Iowa Conservatives

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tried to connect with Iowa conservatives at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Saturday by assuring them that "you'll always know who I am" if he runs for president. While still undeclared, Christie left few doubts that he is primed to enter the 2016... Read »

Jan 25, 2015
Obama Endorses Emanuel in Forthcoming Radio Ad

Obama Endorses Emanuel in Forthcoming Radio Ad

President Obama has endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a radio advertisement that is set to air beginning Monday. Read »

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Willie Wilson Debuts New Radio Ad

Willie Wilson Debuts New Radio Ad

Advertising is about getting someone’s attention, and that’s certainly what mayoral candidate Willie Wilson’s new... Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Quinn Leaves Office Without Penning Final Statement

Quinn Leaves Office Without Penning Final Statement

Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed. But he didn't Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Wisconsin Gov. Shoots Down Request For Kenosha Casino

Wisconsin Gov. Shoots Down Request For Kenosha Casino

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin and Hard Rock wanted to build an $800 million casino complex at the former... Read »

Jan 23, 2015
Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run

Sen. Rubio Taking Steps Toward Possible 2016 Run

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio rode into Washington on a wave of anti-Obamacare sentiment in 2010. Watch »

Jan 23, 2015
Rauner Picks Former Hawaii Governor as COO

Rauner Picks Former Hawaii Governor as COO

Gov. Bruce Rauner is tapping former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to serve in his administration. Read »

Jan 22, 2015
United Working Families Backs Garcia For Mayor

United Working Families Backs Garcia For Mayor

A Chicago group that's adopted strategies of the national organization which helped Bill de Blasio become mayor... Read »

Jan 22, 2015
Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source

Top NY Lawmaker Arrested on Corruption Charges: Source

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday on federal corruption charges, a law... Watch »

Jan 22, 2015

"Pivotal": LGBT Groups Praise Obama's "Historic" SOTU

LGBT rights activists and organizations across the country laud President Barack Obama who became the first U.S. Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
Daily Dish Politics Fix

Daily Dish Politics Fix

Mary Ann Ahern reports on what to expect from Chicago politics Wednesday, including a City Council ordinance for... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015

"A Big Mystery": What to Expect From Maryland's New Gov.

Larry Hogan was sworn in as Maryland governor Wednesday, becoming just the second Republican to hold the post in... Read »

Jan 21, 2015
Ordinance Would OK Park Land for Obama Library

Ordinance Would OK Park Land for Obama Library

The ordinance will restrict the library building to about five acres, with remaining acreage maintained as park... Watch »

Jan 21, 2015
FACT CHECK: Obama's State of the Union Claims

FACT CHECK: Obama's State of the Union Claims

The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
From Tax Hikes to Cybersecurity: Highlights from Obama's SOTU

From Tax Hikes to Cybersecurity: Highlights from Obama's SOTU

President Barack Obama called for higher taxes on wealthy Americans and new initiatives to boost the middle class as... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
GOP Congressman Slams Obama for

GOP Congressman Slams Obama for "Deportable" SOTU Guest

A Republican congressman slammed the White House over one of its young State of the Union guests Tuesday, tweeting... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Rahm Delivers Public Safety Address

Rahm Delivers Public Safety Address

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday promised to hire more police officers and announced plans to begin a pilot program... Watch »

Jan 20, 2015
Republicans Criticize State of the Union Beforehand

Republicans Criticize State of the Union Beforehand

Republican leaders got a jump start on their traditional response to the State of the Union address, criticizing the... Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Duckworth Says She's Considering Senate Run

Duckworth Says She's Considering Senate Run

The 46-year-old from Hoffman Estates is an Iraq War veteran who just won her second term in office. Read »

Jan 20, 2015
Rauner, Emanuel: A New-Found Bipartisan Partnership?

Rauner, Emanuel: A New-Found Bipartisan Partnership?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Bruce Rauner have shared the stage 3 times in the short time Rauner has... Watch »

Jan 19, 2015
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