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New polling places, unresponsive websites create confusion in Chicago

New polling places, unresponsive websites create confusion in Chicago

The Chicago elections website was non-functioning most of the day today, adding to the confusion among voters who didn't...

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 RedEye casts the presidential election movie

RedEye casts the presidential election movie

We take a look at the famous faces that could star in the "Election 2012: The Movie" blockbuster. By

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Weird presidential election merchandise

Weird presidential election merchandise

Politics breed fanaticism, which breeds weirdness, which breeds the sorts of things you see here. These bits of...

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2012 Young Voters Election Guide

2012 Young Voters Election Guide

Everything you need to know leading up to Election Day and Nov. 6.

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Twitterables: Debate social media recap

Twitterables: Debate social media recap

Twitter lost its damn mind during the second presidential debate/cage fight.

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Recap: The VP debate, according to Twitter

Recap: The VP debate, according to Twitter

Now that was a debate. Though Twitter might not have been quite as eventful during Thursday night's vice presidential...

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Madigan's 'millionaire tax' ballot question passes House

Madigan's 'millionaire tax' ballot question passes House

SPRINGFIELD --- Speaker Michael Madigan's symbolic "millionaire's tax" fall ballot question got out of the House today.

Rauner: Specifics on tax, spending plans coming 'in due time'

Rauner: Specifics on tax, spending plans coming 'in due time'

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday accused Democrats ruling Springfield of not having a plan to deal with the state&...

Obama raps GOP as he raises money for Durbin in Chicago

Obama raps GOP as he raises money for Durbin in Chicago

President Barack Obama used a pair of hometown fundraisers Thursday to defend Democratic control of the Senate against potential gains in...

'Rooftop pastor'  endorses Oberweis for Senate

'Rooftop pastor' endorses Oberweis for Senate

A South Side pastor who is highly visible in Chicago’s black community endorsed Republican candidate Jim Oberweis on Thursday in his...

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113th Congress just barely avoids being the least productive in history

The 113th Congress will just have to settle for being bad instead of the worst – at least as far as productivity is concerned.

McCain and Flake echo Goldwater and Arizona's independent tradition

Arizona sometimes seems like the Rodney Dangerfield of states, politically speaking, squished between the blue behemoth of California and the red swagger of Texas, a state seeking respect  whose votes have rarely, if ever, made the difference in a national race.

Obama's Cuba decision follows change in attitudes in Florida

For decades, the U.S. embargo on Cuba has been as much about domestic as foreign policy. In the end, a generational shift in the politics of one key state opened the way for the Obama administration to change half a century of efforts to isolate the island.

Martha McSally wins Arizona recount, ending lengthy 2014 campaign

The long 2014 political campaign whimpered to an end Wednesday as Republican Martha McSally claimed the last official victory in an Arizona congressional contest whose results were delayed six weeks by a required recount.

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