Profound Thought on McCain's Pick of Sarah Palin as his Running Mate

Aug
30

So Phillis Schlafly wasn't available?

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No Monopoly on Patriotism

Aug
30

Everytime we hear 'Country First' from a right-winger, we're under a patriotic obligation to throw it back in their faces. In one of the best lines from Obama's Acceptance Speech:

'So I've got news for you, John McCain. We all put our country first.'

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IDN Saloon Dems Obama Convention Watch Party - Photos

Aug
29

Enough!

Photo from our Convention Watch Party at Frankie Z's.

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Harry Reid: Republican Senators to Vote Democratic This Cycle

Aug
28

deadElephant.jpgTalk about party unity? The only thing unifying the Republican party at the moment is a shared desire to flee the sinking ship. Here's Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) talking about conversations he's had 'across the aisle' about John McCain:

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How Sad: McCain Campaign Banking on Disaffected Hillary Supporters in Illinois

Aug
24

This is what the chair of the McCain Campaign in Illinois, State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), is running around telling the media outlets:

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Demented Lede by the Chicago Sun-Times

Aug
23

Chicago Sun-Times So if you were writing about a program that tried to steer non-emergency cases away from overcrowded Emergency Wards and towards Community Health Centers, would you start your story this way?

U. of C. Shunning Poor Patients?

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McCain's 'Housing Crisis'

Aug
21

Wow, everyone's having fun with this. This is what greeted me when I accessed my Yahoo Account. The AP is calling it 'McCain's Housing Crisis'.

News Articles from Yahoo!

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'Fresh Start' for Dems in the Illinois State Senate

Aug
21

SJ-R on the opportunities following the election of a new President to the Illinois State Senate:

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Dem Day Part II

Aug
16



Dem Day itself traditionally begins with the County Chair Breakfast. Turn-out this year was extraordinary. Tables were squeezed into the hall and it was standing room only near the back.

All the statewide Democratic officials spoke. A lot of it was focused on the national election and the need to travel to battleground states. Senator Durbin, here speaking, reminisced about an early discussion he had had with Obama encouraging him to run: "Some times you pick the moment and sometimes the moment picks you," he recalled telling Obama.

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