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Mental Health Activists Spar with Emanuel
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Mental Health Activists Spar with Emanuel

"You're gonna respect me!" Chicago mayor allegedly screamed after being confronted about 2012 mental health clinic closures. Read »

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Rick Perry's Supporters Launch Super PAC

Rick Perry's Supporters Launch Super PAC

As former Texas Gov. Rick Perry readies a second presidential campaign, his supporters have created a super PAC... Read »

Mar 5, 2015
Unions Sue to Block Rauner's Order on Dues Collection

Unions Sue to Block Rauner's Order on Dues Collection

Twenty-seven unions filed a lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Bruce Rauner in an attempt to invalidate his executive... Read »

Mar 5, 2015
Plan Would Ax Some University Tuition Breaks

Plan Would Ax Some University Tuition Breaks

Rep. Jack Franks said 2,156 tuition waivers were issued last year, costing state universities nearly $10 million. Read »

Mar 5, 2015
Protestors Gather for Wisconsin Right to Work Debate, Vote

Protestors Gather for Wisconsin Right to Work Debate, Vote

Union members and others joined together outside the Capitol as the state Assembly prepared to debate the measure. Watch »

Mar 5, 2015
Top Democrat in Congress Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

Top Democrat in Congress Will Run for Mikulski's Senate Seat

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland says he will run for the Senate seat that will be open when Sen. Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Bill de Blasio Won't Endorse Rahm

Bill de Blasio Won't Endorse Rahm

De Blasio was asked at an event in Brooklyn Wednesday whether he supported Rahm Emanuel in his reelection bid for... Watch »

Mar 4, 2015
Emanuel:

Emanuel: "I Can Rub People the Wrong Way"

New ad, his first since failing to win a second term outright, strikes a strategic mix of contrition and... Read »

Mar 4, 2015
Lawmakers Want High Schools to Teach

Lawmakers Want High Schools to Teach "Yes Means Yes" for Sex

Two California lawmakers want to get a head start on preventing sexual assaults on college campuses by having high... Read »

Mar 4, 2015

The Many Faces of Rahm Emanuel

Photos of Rahm Emanuel's many faces. View »

Mar 3, 2015
Rahm Responds to Sen. Kirk's Unofficial Endorsement

Rahm Responds to Sen. Kirk's Unofficial Endorsement

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a subtle affirmation of Sen. Mark Kirk's not-so-subtle statement about Chicago becoming the... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Carson Launches 2016 Exploratory Committee

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
Ward Room Writer Mark Anderson Dies at 51

Ward Room Writer Mark Anderson Dies at 51

Anderson officially resigned from Ward Room on February 10, 2015. His illness made it impossible for him to do the... Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
Rauner Says New Jersey is

Rauner Says New Jersey is "Going Down the Drain"

Illinois' governor has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who helped Bruce Rauner in... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
Texas Pol Pushes for Legal Pot:

Texas Pol Pushes for Legal Pot: "Gov't Should Value Everything God...

A GOP state lawmaker from East Texas says God didn't create marijuana by mistake and is pushing to remove all... Watch »

Mar 3, 2015
Does Clinton's Email Use Hurt Presidential Run?

Does Clinton's Email Use Hurt Presidential Run?

The New York Times on Monday night published a report that Hillary Clinton only used a personal email address to... Read »

Mar 3, 2015
Preckwinkle to Remain Silent on Mayoral Race

Preckwinkle to Remain Silent on Mayoral Race

In advance of a Casimir Pulaski Day event, Preckwinkle told reporters she was "staying out of it." Read »

Mar 2, 2015
Schock Billed Taxpayers for Private Plane to Bears Game

Schock Billed Taxpayers for Private Plane to Bears Game

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers more than $10,000 on private flights last fall that included a trip to a... Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
Should the Obama Library be an Issue in Mayoral Race?

Should the Obama Library be an Issue in Mayoral Race?

Chicago is in competition with New York and Honolulu for President Obama's library and museum. Read »

Mar 2, 2015
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Powerful Md. Democrat, Won't Seek Reelection

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Powerful Md. Democrat, Won't Seek Reelection

Powerful U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, will not seek... Watch »

Mar 2, 2015
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