Illinois 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.
Rod Blagojevich was pure defiance last week after the House voted 114
to 1 to impeach him.
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
was a foregone conclusion," the governor said about the
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.
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 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?