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[31 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Last week I went to my first AIPAC conference in Washington DC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee). Since the year 1955 I must have attended more than three hundred conferences, conventions, symposiums and assorted gatherings, including sixteen national political conventions (12 Democratic, 4 Republican), the 1992 UN conference on the environment in Rio, the 2010 IOC meeting in Copenhagen. But this was the most memorable and most impressive of all of them. I have to say that the others in contention were the 1956,1960 and 2008 …

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[30 Mar 2010 | 10 Comments | ]

In hearing all the stories about the gigantic “health care reform” bill that the Democrats have rammed through Congress, which politicians’ names come to mind? Barack Obama, of course, and Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid. Maybe even the late Ted Kennedy, who spent his entire Senate career of nearly half a century promoting similar schemes.
Well, here’s the name of another politician: Danny Williams. Never heard of him, you say? Well, neither had I, until just a few weeks ago. He certainly isn’t well-known in America. In fact, he’s not even …

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[29 Mar 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

The 3rd Annual Illinois Catholic Prayer Breakfast is honored to feature Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, California as the keynote speaker for April 30th 2010.
Bishop Cordileone was gracious enough to adjust his schedule to step in as our emergency speaker. We are grateful to him for saying yes to our invitation.
Bishop Cordileone is perhaps most well known for his leadership in the Proposition 8 movement in California to protect natural marriage.
He will speak about the basic principles of Catholic Social Teaching and share with us his experience with the …

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[29 Mar 2010 | 26 Comments | ]

At least 13 states are filing lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the federal heath care act, but not Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.

“We are not commencing litigation to challenge federal health care reform,” Madigan’s office responded to my e-mail query. No surprise there. If Madigan joined the others, it would be the first blue state to argue that the act is in violation of the Tenth Amendment, which says: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved …

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[29 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Illinois Review:
AFP Statement on recess-appointment of Craig Becker
Illinois Review:
Gone are The Wise Men
Breaking: Vandals Toss Bricks Through Windows at GOP Headquarters in Virginia
Greenspan Calls Treasury Yields ‘Canary in the Mine’
The Socialists Tell Us What They Are
Graham: Wave of state legislatures will fight back against health bill
Another ObamaCare mandate we had to discover after its passage
Germans lose fear of climate change after long, hard winter
Uplifting the Poor One Lie at a Time

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[28 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Please join Tom Roeser, the chairman of the editorial board for the Chicago Daily Observer, as he hosts Political Shootout on WLS AM-890 at 8PM Sunday.

Tom’s guests include State Rep. Melvin H. Colvin and (D-33, Chicago)and Kevin White previously a candidate in IL-5 vs. Rahm Emanuel.
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[27 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

Illinois Republican Party Statewide Finance Co-Chairs
Beth Christie
Connie Nord
Robert L. Plummer
Bruce Rauner
Jack Roeser

Invite you to join
State Party Chairman Pat Brady
Illinois Republican Party Dinner
Featured Guests
Mark Kirk for United States Senator
Bill Brady for Governor
Jason Plummer for Lieutenant Governor
Steve Kim for Attorney General
Robert Enriquez for Secretary of State
Judy Baar Topinka for Comptroller
Dan Rutherford for Treasurer
Thursday, April 22, 2010
6:00 P.M. Reception
7:00 P.M. Dinner
Drake Hotel Chicago
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, Illinois
Special guests
Hon. Judy Biggert
Hon. Tim Johnson
Hon. Don Manzullo
Hon Peter Roskam
Hon. Aaron Schock
Hon. John Shimkus
Individual Tickets: $500 per person
Lincoln Council: $5,000
Seating for ten
Recognition in event …

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[26 Mar 2010 | 4 Comments | ]

The anger is genuine and needs no mongering. Democrats and Republicans detest the Obama Care Bill. I am a Democrat and my neighbors are Democrats. We do not like this force fed boondoggle any more than a poor goose likes having corn forced down its throat.

Ironically, the very same band of nitwits in public life who hate smoking, fat kids, fois gras and American History crafted the Obama Care Legislation and stand poised to make America go the way of Greece, Ireland and Portugal once the Obama …

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[26 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]

From the Catholic Conference of Illinois
The Catholic Conference of Illinois (CCI) today celebrates the passage of Senate Bill 2494. The legislation, sponsored by Senator James Meeks (D-Chicago) and co-sponsored by Senator Dan Cronin (R-Elmhurst), seeks to provide tuition vouchers to the families of children enrolled in Chicago’s lowest performing schools.

The bill passed with 33 Yeas, 20 Nays and 3 Present votes and now goes to the Illinois House of Representatives for consideration. If the legislation is enacted into law, families receiving vouchers would be able to enroll their …

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[26 Mar 2010 | Comments Off | ]

Convicted felon Robert Creamer, who wrote the blueprint for the Democrats’ health care reform campaign, attended official health care signing celebrations in Washington, D.C. yesterday. He was joined by numerous activists and “community organizers” who have had their sights set on nationalizing health care and have finally achieved it. Creamer’s spouse, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, was one of the bill’s most vociferous proponents.

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