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[31 May 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Deval Patrick backs away again from the Obama message (gee, what is it), which makes his own record look bad in comparison to Mitt’s. Hmm, mmm, mmm. The Preezie’s peerless political guru David Axelrod tackles the Romney record to no avail: Gee, Davey B…

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[31 May 2012 | One Comment | ]

From the Sun Times
In a wide-ranging telephone interview from prison with the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday, Rezko refused to talk about his former friend who went on to be elected president.
Natasha Korecki immediately tells the reader that Rezko will not chat, utter, rat-out, or insinuate anything about his Chicago Real Estate disciple and political bundler.  Blago?  You bet. Why not.

 
Rezko was convicted of Blago Bog-trotting.  Candidate Obama and President Obama never got moist undies due to Mr. Rezko and Natasha Korecki perfumes her narrative and interview with the bog itself.
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[31 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

From the Daily Herald
Teachers unions have protested cuts to their benefits, saying it was lawmakers’ actions, skipping payments into pension funds, that created the debt.
Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno shot back during a hearing, presenting old paperwork from 2005 showing that both the Illinois Education Association and Illinois Federation of Teachers supported skipping the payment then.
 

From Capital Fax
I asked the Senate Republicans for the list of proponents and opponents of the bill which allowed the state to skip pension payments. Here it is…
SB 27 Proponnents:
Rich Frankenfeld, IEA “testimony if necessary”
Derek …

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* As I reminded subscribers this morning, the Chicago Tribune endorsed all but one serious House Republican candidate in the 2010 general election. The Tribune mainly used the pension reform issue as its excuse for going all-in for the GOP.
Yesterda…

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* Plan could lift campaign caps if super PACs enter fray
* House lifts limits on some campaign contributions
* Springfield Rolls Back Campaign Donation Caps When Super PACs Are Involved
* House votes to outsource workers’ compensation administrat…

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The Chicago Sun Times is blessed with great reporters.  It’s editorial board seems stuck on the “daffy” button and with the exceptions of Steve Huntley and Mark Brown Sun Times columnists seem to have all of the gravitas and substance of an MTV do…

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Tony Rezko, the consummate political fixer who helped launch the careers of Barack Obama and Rod Blagojevich, is finally talking.

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A Skokie woman is suing Cook County, claiming a sheriff’s deputy violated her right to breastfeed by demanding she move from a courthouse lobby to a public bathroom — a request she says was not only…

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