Posts tagged "r"

Is the Tribune/Sun-Times' reporting giving aid and comfort to Speaker Madigan’s budget efforts to make Rauner a one term Governor?

Senate President Cullerton now wants Gov. Rauner to support piece meal K-12 Education, Human Services and Higher Education appropriations…Cullerton might just as well ask Gov. Rauner to chair Senator Heather Steans’ (53, Princeton, Harvard, Lake Forest born and Trustee of Steans Family Foundation) 2018 gubernatorial election committee [Watch 2009 Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago)  deal with... Read more »

Ten things you should know about Donald Trump's talk to the City Club of Chicago: Bravado, Charmer, Wrong on Immigration/rapists, Univision/NBC, trade tirade

10. The best thing Republican Primary Presidential candidate Donald Trump (Running second in many polls) did yesterday at the City Club of Chicago was to show that “Doggone it, people like him.”  More than 300 people packed Maggiano’s Little Italy on Grand in the Chicago Loop for lunch and laughed with him, not at him... Read more »

Better than Berkowitz w/Obama and Romney: Berkowitz w/Robin Steans on Public School performance- Web/Cable

“I asked her (Janis Joplin) for some happy news but she just smiled and turned away.”  American Pie Jeff Berkowitz, host of “Public Affairs,” asked Robin Steans, Executive Director of Advance Illinois, for some news but she just smiled pretty and gave it to him straight. Across the State of Illinois, only about one third of... Read more »

Then there were two Republican Presidential Candidates: Good bye Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum-- May their campaigns RIP

Palin, Daniels, Christie and Ryan opted out early in the game Earlier this year, the big Republican names took themselves out of  the running: (1)  Sarah Palin, the former Alaska Governor and 2008 McCain running mate who had more charisma and less gravitas than was good for her, (2) Mitch Daniels, America’s and Indiana’s governor,... Read more »