Posts tagged "Democratic"

Live blog on health care summit

President Barack Obama hosting a bipartisan meeting on healthcare legislation at Blair House, across the street from the White House, with a few dozen members of Congress. {Photo by Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images)  My thoughts: Where was the call to action? Where are specific ideas for follow-up? Is someone going to draft... Read more »

Lt. Gov. needed; blacks need not apply

Art Turner. He came in second; why isn’t he good enough to be the candidate? By the time this appears, Democratic big shots may already have picked the party’s new candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor, again denying voters their choice. You’ll recall that Democrats blocked any effort to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by... Read more »

Poll: Kirk whales Giannoulias

Kirk supporters celebrate his victory It’s Kirk’s own poll, so I wouldn’t put all that much stock in it. But if it is anywhere close to accurate, Illinois, indeed, could be the next Massachusetts.  Here is the Kirk press release, which lists some of the problems that Giannoulias faces: Kirk 47%, Giannoulias 35%   Kirk... Read more »
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Chicago's economy stung; 2 trade shows blow town

In better times eight years ago, Mayor Daley attended the plastics industry show. After this year, it’s leaving Chicago After having lost the 2012 annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society to Las Vegas, Chicago today learned that the plastics industry trade show will move to Orlando for 2012 and 2015 after... Read more »

Bye, AARP

The American Association of Retired Persons announced today that it is supporting the Democratic House health care legislation The reason? According to the AARPBulletintoday Waiting for grandma’s health care bill to arrive  AARP Chief Executive A. Barry Rand said  the organization supports the House bill over other proposals because the measure does more to lower... Read more »
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