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Topinka Candidacy Leads to Flip-Flop Charges PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 06 December 2005 18:00
Republican gubernatorial candidate Judy Baar Topinka is somewhere in the middle on abortion issues. Because of that, both extremes hate her. Last week, Planned Parenthood and the pro-choice group Personal PAC held a press conference to urge reporters to find out whether Topinka is pro-choice or not.

 
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.

 
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