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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

* Pritzker campaign…
Illinois public universities have seen their rankings plummet after the damage done by Bruce Rauner’s 736-day budget crisis. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois State University and Southern Illinois University are among the schools that have suffered lower rankings under this failed governor. Here’s what Crain’s had to say:
Crain’s Chicago: The state’s […]

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* SJ-R…
The state collected $300.5 million in tax revenues from 26,873 [video gambling] machines for the 12-month period ending June 30 as terminal numbers have grown each year since gambling began with 61 machines statewide in September 2012, according to an annual wagering report from the Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. The figure […]

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  All-bets-off boys and girls are on the job. Also known far and wide as progressives.

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* Kerry Lester…

Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente is the latest in a long string of moderate suburban lawmakers to leave office.
She will not seek another term in 2018, she told the Daily Herald exclusively. […]
In office since 2009, Sente said she “set a goal from the outset to serve between eight and 12 years.” News […]

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Daily Caller

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

This baker’s Supreme Court case could set tone of religious liberty in US https://t.co/vqasOFQESD via @matthadro

— Catholic News Agency (@cnalive) September 12, 2017

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What It’s Like to Be Smeared by the Southern Poverty Law Center, by @carolmswain https://t.co/y2u1u3BNl3 via @WSJ

— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) September 12, 2017

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Retired appeals court judge: “I pay very little attention to legal rules, statutes, constitutional provisions” https://t.co/3dvzrUlWTT pic.twitter.com/ofG0p4me15

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 12, 2017

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Parents Pull Second Child From School After Fight Over Transgender Rights Ensues https://t.co/BNznPUNOv4 pic.twitter.com/CKUfvC5fDY— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 12, 2017

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[7 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

“Are you an orthodox Catholic?” Durbin asks Barrett.
Religious tests for public office are unconstitutional. Durbin should immediately recuse himself from voting on this nomination. https://t.co/4evQwcp695
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) September 6, 2017

The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is a clause within Article VI, Section 3. By its plain terms, no federal office holder or employee can be required to adhere to or accept any particular religion or doctrine as a prerequisite to holding a federal office or a federal government job.