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Illinois Statehouse Climate Gets Warmer PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
Written by Rich Miller   
Monday, 19 January 2009 11:39

miller.jpgIllinois state Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) said last week that the Senate Democrats will seek "feedback" from the Senate Republicans before making final decisions on new rules for the chamber. Steans was put in charge of devising new rules by Senate President John Cullerton several months ago.

That statement, probably more than anything else that was said or done recently, illustrates how much things are about to change in the Illinois Senate.

 
Blagojevich: He Gone PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
Written by Rich Miller   
Friday, 09 January 2009 18:02

miller.jpgGovernor Rod Blagojevich was pure defiance last week after the House voted 114 to 1 to impeach him.

Blagojevich said he expected the impeachment because the House has been fighting him tooth and nail ever since he was re-elected in 2006. A statement his office released a day earlier predicted smoother sailing in the Senate.

"It was a foregone conclusion," the governor said about the impeachment.

"When the case moves to the Senate, an actual judge will preside over the hearings, and the governor believes the outcome will be much different," his office's official statement read.

 
Akron CBS Affiliate Reports Connell Was Warned PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
Written by Todd McGreevy   
Monday, 22 December 2008 17:34
The Raw Story Reports - The Republican consultant accused of involvement in alleged vote-rigging in Ohio in 2004 was warned that his plane might be sabotaged before his death in a crash Friday night, according to a Cleveland CBS affiliate.

45-year-old Republican operative Michael Connell was killed when his single-passenger plane crashed Friday into a home in a suburb of Akron, Ohio (PREVIOUS REPORT).

 
Congressman Ron Paul Skips Auto Bailout Hearing PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
Written by Todd McGreevy   
Saturday, 06 December 2008 18:29

Congressman Ron Paul declined to participate in the recent bailout hearing for the big three automakers. In this Fox News phone interview, Neil Cavuto claims that when it comes to these type of finance driven hearings, Congressman Paul "walks the walk". Why didn't Ron Paul show up to Thursday's hearing?

 
Cheney Indictment Coverage from TX PDF Print E-mail
Commentary/Politics - National Politics
Written by Todd McGreevy   
Thursday, 27 November 2008 15:29
District Attorney Juan Angel Guerra argues that special treatment is being given to the high-profile defendants by the judge and asks for his recusal.

 
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