Illinois

Re: Amazon's Notice of Contract Termination Due to New Illinois Law‏

Mar
11

We only want good corporate citizens here! Good Riddance, and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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Dem Senate Race

Jan
14

This is stupid (if for real).

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Pay Cuts for Poor People

Dec
15

When the chips are down, it's nice to know where people stand on the minimum wage.

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Recall is Just Plain Dumb

Oct
12

Eric Zorn has the right reaction to recall in Illinois:

I’m fearful of it, too. I worry that it will give too much power to interest groups with the money to mount petition drives and make elected officials even more skittish than they already are.

Zorn describes the Governor as non-plussed:

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Obama: 'This is the Moment' (Health Care)

Aug
05

Abridged email from Barack Obama (Organizing for America):

This is the moment our movement was built for.

For one month, the fight for health insurance reform leaves the backrooms of Washington, D.C., and returns to communities across America. Throughout August, members of Congress are back home, where the hands they shake and the voices they hear will not belong to lobbyists, but to people like you.

That's why Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you're counting on them to act.

But these canvasses, town halls, and gatherings only make a difference if you turn up to knock on doors, share your views, and show your support. So here's what I need from you:

Can you commit to join at least one event in your community this month?

http://my.barackobama.com/CommitAugust

This is one of those times. And moments like this are what this movement was built for. So, are you ready?

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

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Open Seat in Illinois

Jul
09

Disaster averted: Burris bows out.

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The Daily Burris

Feb
21

Did contact from the FBI prompt Burris to change his tune? From the Chicago Sun-Times:

sun-times-logo.png Authorities interviewed Burris at his lawyer’s office, ostensibly to keep the exchange out of the limelight Burris has recently found himself in.

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Bum Rush from the Chicago Tribune

Feb
18

First we got the bum rush from Blago & Burris. Now it's coming from the Chicago Tribune. Notice the use of the word 'swiftly' in this apparently personal editorial addressed to Gov. Pat Quinn:

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Positive Thought of the Day Concerning Burris

Feb
18

If they were able to find out this much about Burris without even trying, think of what they'll get once they start making an effort.

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It's Morning in Illinois

Jan
30

Gov. Pat Quinn: "The ordeal is over".

One of the most frustrating things about Blagojevich's tenure as governor was just how little got done in Springfield. You'd think with Democratic majorities in the legislature and a Democratic governor, we'd be able to advance a progressive agenda a bit further. Instead what we got was constant bickering and stalemate.

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