Democracy has the last laugh over Tom Cross

November 22, 2014

Tom Cross repeatedly said he hated the idea of Republicans voting for Republican leaders, so on November 4 I raced over to my polling place to comply with his wishes.

Why this lifelong Republican can’t vote for Bruce Rauner

November 3, 2014

Voters like me who didn’t do their homework and promoted a corrupt politician did a tremendous disservice to the state. Well I learned my lesson. I’m saying never again.

Rauner used pension funds in attempt to escape nursing home liability

October 28, 2014

Court documents reveal that Bruce Rauner personally authorized a transaction which appears to have involved the flushing away of state pension money as part of a plan designed to allow Rauner and his fellow GTCR principals to escape liability in nursing home lawsuits.

Despicable Bruce (and his minions)

October 27, 2014

A Republican News Watch editorial cartoon.

Is the Sun-Times protecting Bruce Rauner on the infant drug story?

October 24, 2014

We’ve uncovered some additional links between Bruce Rauner and the Chicago Sun-Times.

Rauner’s former company settled federal lawsuit over infant heart drug

October 23, 2014

It doesn’t matter how much money Bruce Rauner has made. But it does matter what he was willing to do for it, and it does matter who he expected to subsidize his lifestyle.

AG Madigan’s brief in Rauner-linked baby heart drug lawsuit

October 22, 2014

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, along with nine other state attorneys general, joined in support of the FTC’s complaint against Rauner's company, Ovation.

For Whom The Downton Abbey Gong Tolls

March 17, 2015

Congressman Aaron Schock resigned today, less than 12 hours after POLITICO raised questions about tens of thousands of dollars in mileage reimbursements he received for his personal vehicle.

SJ-R: Rauner criticized over salaries in governor’s office

March 6, 2015

Democrats on a Senate budgeting committee criticized Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration for what they said are excessive salaries being paid to Rauner staffers.

MILLER: GOP Comptroller won’t abide by Rauner’s union EO

February 13, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s appointee for Illinois Comptroller, Leslie Munger, won’t abide by his executive order setting aside “fair share” union fees without a court order.

ERICKSON: Rauner may be shuffling payroll to hide office costs

January 31, 2015

Bruce Rauner playing three-card monte with governor's office payroll.

SJ-R: Top Rauner staff receiving higher pay than Quinn’s

January 30, 2015

An AP review reveals Bruce Rauner is paying top members of his administration significantly more than their predecessors in Pat Quinn's administration.

TRIBUNE: Rauner keeps blame game campaign theme in office

January 17, 2015

Only hours after he was sworn in, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner demonstrated that his blame-the-past campaign theme didn't end Nov. 4.

TRIBUNE: IL lawmakers approve special comptroller election

January 9, 2015

  Democrats gave speedy approval Thursday to a measure that would require a special election to fill part of the term left vacant after the death of Comptroller Judy...


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Republicans voting like Democrats

Republicans voting like Democrats

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Mark Kirk’s extremely liberal voting record

Mark Kirk’s extremely liberal voting record

Nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host and best selling author Laura Ingraham called Mark Kirk "part of the RINO Republican class that got Republicans into trouble in the first place." We agree.

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