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3 hrs ago | Townhall

Chicago Democrats a Protected Species on the National Stage

Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades -- as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, House of Cards, Entertainment, Television, Opinion

7 hrs ago | The News-Gazette

Tom Kacich: Durbin's luck will likely hold

There are those who consider Gov. Pat Quinn the luckiest politician in Illinois - something that's hard to dispute given the way he became governor, succeeding convicted felon Rod Blagojevich.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Pat Quinn, Senator Dick Durbin, US Governors, Democrat, Illinois, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton

12 hrs ago | Reuters

Chicago mayor's panel recommends hiking minimum wage to $13

Chicago's minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour from $8.25 by 2018 under a proposal announced on Tuesday by a panel that Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed to chart a path for raising the wage floor in the nation's third largest city.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Rahm Emanuel, US Senate

16 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Tyranny At Any Cost in Detroit

Michigan's Emergency Manager Law has led to the destruction of life for long-term Detroiters.[ 1 ] What the subprime mortgage crisis couldn't erase these days of feudalism are taking care of the rest.

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Related Topix: Economics News, Mortgage, Subprime Mortgage Crisis, Personal Finance, Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Pension, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, Illinois, Illinois Government

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Townhall

The NSA's Online Dragnet: Warrantless Surveillance Hits the Target, Along With Many Other People

As an Illinois senator running for president in 2008, Barack Obama promised there would be no more "wiretaps without warrants" under his administration.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Illinois, Illinois Government, Opinion

Reuters

Democrats grapple with own divisions over renewing Ex-Im Bank

Democrats are struggling with their own differences over legislation to renew the Export-Import Bank's charter, an issue that has long been a source of tension between Tea Party and pro-business Republicans.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Roy Blunt, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt, Senator Mark Kirk, Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Obama urgently asks $3.7 billion for border crisis

President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas, Republican, John Cornyn

ABC News

Obama Urgently Asks $3.7 Billion for Border Crisis

President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Washington, DC, Republican, John Cornyn, Rick Perry, US Governors

CBS Local

Gutierrez Urges Obama To Take Immediate Action To Halt Deportations

Joined by several families facing deportation, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Tuesday demanded President Barack Obama take "immediate" action that would prevent those families and others from being torn apart.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, Luis Gutierrez, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Barack Obama

Scared Monkeys

Barack Obama's Killing Fields 82 Shot, 14 of Them...

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy stated his frustration Monday regarding the violence that took place in Chicago over the 4th of July weekend, "The illogical nature of what's happening here - that government can intercede and prevent this from happening is overwhelming.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Holidays, 4th of July

Daily Kos

Democrats ready for Hobby Lobby fight

Senate and House Democrats are readying legislation to counteract the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision that allows private corporations to deny birth control coverage to their employees.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Patty Murray, Democrat, Senator Dick Durbin, US House of Representatives, Jerrold Nadler, Diana DeGette

KAUZ

Obama seeks $3.7 billion to deal with border kids

In this June 20, 2014 photo, Cindy Jimenez, 26, from Olancho, Honduras, and her son depart the bus station in McAllen, Texas.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, McAllen, TX, Granjeno, TX, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Switched

Obama To Dine With Woman Helped By Pay Raise

President Barack Obama is calling attention to a Colorado woman who got a raise after Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, State of the Union

Daily Kos

Midday open thread: 'Tightness-looseness' theory of the states, Alan Dixon R.I.P.

Dixon, a Democrat, also served in the Illinois House of Representatives and the State Senate, as well as state treasurer and secretary of state before he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1980.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives

Northern Virginia Daily

Andy Schmookler: On the wrong track

For years, Americans have been unhappy about where our nation is headed. But we don't all see the same dangers or agree on what to do about them.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Democrat, Opinion

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Chicago Tribune

How Sen. Alan Dixon gave us President Barack Obama

I floated this theory six years ago, but the occasion of former Sen. Alan Dixon's death over the weekend the day before his 87th birthday prompts me to dust it off again: Were it not for Thomas, Alan Dixon, then a Democratic U.S. Senator from Illinois, would not have voted to confirm him to the court.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Illinois, Illinois Government, Opinion

Inside Bay Area

Review: 'America' serves up revisionist history

It takes 90 minutes for Dinesh D'Souza's rambling, mistitled "America: Imagine the World Without Her" to get to its real point.

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Related Topix: Obama's America, Books, Prison, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Illinois, Illinois Government

Examiner.com

Bloody weekend in Chicago: Will children seek refuge in Canada?

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy called on Illinois lawmakers to stiffen penalties for gun crimes.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Illinois

Roll Call

Former Illinois Congressman Pulls in $610,000 for Comeback Bid

Dold raised more than $600,000 in the second quarter for his comeback bid. Former Illinois Rep. Robert Dold raised more than $610,000 in the second quarter for his comeback bid in Chicago's northern suburbs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Mark Kirk, Representative Robert Dold, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Brad Schneider, Democrat, Illinois, Illinois Government

USA Today

Hillary and Obama: Different campaigns, opposite tasks

Both are groundbreakers and Democrats. Beyond that, the differences between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the run-up to historic campaigns are more striking than the similarities.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, John McCain, Republican

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