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In Politics, Even the Safest Statement Can Be Twisted PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 29 November 2005 18:00
The lesson of this story: Be careful what you say, because Washington, D.C., can be a very bizarre, mean, and unforgiving place. From: Tommy Vietor, Barack Obama press secretary To: Rich Miller Subject: Obama press release U.

 
Democrats Look to Former Republican Governor for Salvation PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 22 November 2005 18:00
I have two George Ryan-related stories for you this week. First, the irony of former Governor Jim Thompson’s decision to defend former Governor George Ryan seems pretty obvious up-front, but there’s more than first meets the eye.

 
Polls Paint a Grim Picture for the Governor PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 15 November 2005 18:00
Two new polls show pretty much the same thing: Illinois Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka is the only Republican with a solid lead over Governor Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat. An independent poll conducted by the Glengariff Group and a poll paid for by a Republican businessman both show Topinka leading the governor in head-to-head match-ups.

 
Guillen Squeezes Some Cynicism Out of the Statehouse PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 08 November 2005 18:00
In my 15 years writing about Illinois politics, I’ve never had a better day at the Statehouse than last Wednesday. I’m probably biased because that was the day the World Series champion White Sox came to Springfield.

 
Investigations Overshadow Governor’s New Initiative PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 01 November 2005 18:00
Federal investigators didn’t make it easy for Governor Rod Blagojevich last week. On his big day, when he tried to turn around his political fortunes with “All Kids,” a major new public-health-policy initiative formally unveiled in front of a joint session of the General Assembly with most of the state’s media in attendance, the feds dropped yet another subpoena.

 
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