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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

* The Tribune totals up Mayor Bloomberg’s spending in the 2nd Congressional District special primary…
Independence USA’s overall spending, which also included some direct-mail pieces, was equivalent to about $72.23 for each vote Kelly received, based on unofficial vote totals in the low-turnout election.
By comparison, a CNN analysis found that Obama and his allies spent the […]

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

* I’ve already told subscribers about likely Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s stump speech, which is pretty much the same things he told John Kass…
“I think I’m going to be very dangerous to the people in Springfield,” he said. “I think they’re going to be scared. They should be. Because I can’t be bribed, influenced, […]

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[28 Feb 2013 | One Comment | ]

Bruce Rauner, the multimillionaire bull in the quaint Illinois Republican china shop, sat down with me Wednesday morning at a diner on LaSalle Street to talk about politics.
Are you running for governor?

“I am thinking about it,” said Rauner, 57, a Republican who has spent decades working for school reform, has been an adviser to Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel and is a target of the Chicago Teachers Union and labor bosses.
“I’m doing some serious evaluation, meeting with people, getting ideas on how to do this. But I make decisions. And I’m …

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Wall Street Journal reports:It isn’t easy to lose 9-0 on the current ideologically divided Supreme Court. So ironic congratulations are in order for the Securities and Exchange Commission, which managed the feat in a unanimous ruling on Wednesday. …

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

 Scratch the back of any swine who roots up gold for me?Tickle the horns of Mammon with my left hand, while my right, too proud to know his partner’s business, takes in the fee? No thank you! Cyrano De BergeracThe Senate passed the bill with one R…

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

*** UPDATE 1 *** I’m told that all heck broke loose at the SIU trustee meeting today. “Herrin and Poshard allegedly had a heated shouting match in front of the media in which four letter words were used,” said one local.
Wow.
So far, just a simple story in The Southern…
The Southern Illinois […]

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[28 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

Buzzfeed reports:The White House official whom Bob Woodward charged had crosssed a line by saying he would “regret” printing his version of a set of Washington negotiations was Gene Sperling, the director of the White House Economic Council, a source f…