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TRIBUNE: Chicago ID Card Would Be Valid Voter Identification

March 1, 2018
TRIBUNE: Chicago ID Card Would Be Valid Voter Identification

Municipal ID cards that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is launching for undocumented immigrants and others will be a valid form of identification for people both registering to vote and voting in Chicago

NYT: U.S. Spies Paid Russian Peddling Trump Secrets

February 11, 2018
NYT: U.S. Spies Paid Russian Peddling Trump Secrets

Oh boy. This whole thing is rancid.

HEMINGWAY: How the Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday

February 10, 2018
HEMINGWAY: How the Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday

So how have the media responded to official documents regarding wrongdoing? Mostly by downplaying, mocking, and ignoring them.

THE HILL: Obama Admin Kept Russian Bribery Plot Secret

October 17, 2017
THE HILL: Obama Admin Kept Russian Bribery Plot Secret

Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering designed to grow Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business inside the United States, according to...

HEMINGWAY: Trump Renders Media Blind To All But Chaos

October 14, 2017
HEMINGWAY: Trump Renders Media Blind To All But Chaos

Was this week one of chaos and doom? Is it time for Republicans to break norms and oust duly elected presidents? Is the situation that bad?

WGN: Cook County Board Approves Repeal Of Soda Tax

October 12, 2017
WGN: Cook County Board Approves Repeal Of Soda Tax

The Cook County Board voted 15-2 to end the tax starting Dec. 1. The vote came just more than two months after the tax took effect Aug. 2.

NYT: IL Governor Signs Abortion Bill, Angering Fellow Republicans

September 28, 2017
NYT: IL Governor Signs Abortion Bill, Angering Fellow Republicans

The bill expands funding for abortions under state insurance plans, including Medicaid. Supporters said the bill ensures that low-income women will have equal access to the procedure. The legislation also overturns a provision in state law that would have banned abortions in Illinois if the United States Supreme Court ever overturned its decision on...

THIESSEN: The Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern

March 27, 2017
THIESSEN: The Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern

The Freedom Caucus chose to think and act like an oppositional minority, instead of a majoritarian political movement.

Doug Ibendahl on this Sunday’s Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont

February 4, 2017
Doug Ibendahl on this Sunday’s Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont

Powerful counter-programming to the Super Bowl! Join host Bruce DuMont LIVE from 6 to 8 PM Central this Sunday night for a robust discussion of President Trump's first two weeks.

Falwell praises Trump: There’s a ‘good spirit in America’

December 25, 2016
Falwell praises Trump: There’s a ‘good spirit in America’

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. offers praise for Donald Trump, saying the president-elect's platform during his campaign resonated with evangelicals and Christians.