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SUN-TIMES: Kirk praises Rauner’s pro-abortion stand, calls SEIU corrupt

March 19, 2014
SUN-TIMES: Kirk praises Rauner’s pro-abortion stand, calls SEIU corrupt

Mark Kirk lauded Bruce Rauner's support of abortion rights and called Service Employees International Union “particularly corrupt.”

SUN-TIMES: LaHood unloads on Rauner for ‘trashing’ GOP opponents

March 19, 2014
SUN-TIMES: LaHood unloads on Rauner for ‘trashing’ GOP opponents

Ray LaHood lamented the direction that the GOP primary took, laying the blame for Dan Rutherford's political demise to behind-the-scenes meddling by Bruce Rauner.

FORBES: Diverse women battling Republican stereotypes

January 14, 2014
FORBES: Diverse women battling Republican stereotypes

A bevy of smart, fresh-faced Republican women is running for Congress this year, shattering the stereotype that the political right is a bastion of old, white men.

TRIBUNE: Chicago gun store ban ruled unconstitutional

January 7, 2014
TRIBUNE: Chicago gun store ban ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge strips away a key element of Chicago's gun ordinance, ruling that it is unconstitutional to prohibit licensed gun stores from operating in the city.

Aaron Schock outed as gay by journalist on Facebook?

January 5, 2014
Aaron Schock outed as gay by journalist on Facebook?

Journalist Itay Hod unleashed a wave of controversy when he appeared to out hunky Republican Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) as gay on Facebook on Friday.

Deadly Mix in Benghazi: False Allies and Crude Video

December 29, 2013
Deadly Mix in Benghazi: False Allies and Crude Video

The reality behind the attack on American outposts in Libya is murkier and more complex than initially believed, but months of investigation turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda had any role in the assault.

SJ-R: Rodney Davis’ tax-funded campaign ad

December 9, 2013
SJ-R: Rodney Davis’ tax-funded campaign ad

Schoenburg thinks Rep. Rodney Davis just got himself some free, government-paid advertising in the midst of a re-election race.

MOODY’S: Pension reform ‘credit positive’ for Illinois

December 8, 2013
MOODY’S: Pension reform ‘credit positive’ for Illinois

Illinois enacted what is probably the largest pension reform package seen in any state so far, a $21 billion reduction in the state's $100.5 billion unfunded pension liability.

NBC: Illinois lawmakers pass pension bill

December 4, 2013
NBC: Illinois lawmakers pass pension bill

Illinois lawmakers approve a bill proposed to fund the state's $100 billion unfunded pension liability.

House ethics panel drops Roskam probe citing lack of cooperation

November 15, 2013
House ethics panel drops Roskam probe citing lack of cooperation

The House Ethics Committee said its review was “incomplete because the information necessary to conduct a complete review was outside of the committee’s reach.”