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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...

LATEST NATIONAL ELECTION NEWS

Bill Clinton outlines 100-day agenda for next president

Bill Clinton outlines 100-day agenda for next president

Hillary Rodham Clinton seems more eager to talk about her soon-to-arrive grandchild than her plans for a potential presidential run, but her husband seemed more than happy to allude to both prospects Monday.

Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance

Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday.

Americans fear religion losing influence, say churches should speak out more

Six years into a Democratic administration widely seen as pushing a secular agenda, nearly three-quarters of Americans say religion is losing influence in American life and about half say churches and other religious institutions should express their views on political issues.

GOP at an anxious crossroads: Who are the Republicans of the future?

GOP at an anxious crossroads: Who are the Republicans of the future?

Democrats have their problems: a lame-duck president whose popularity has slumped,  just about zero chance of winning back the House, and a better-than-fair shot at losing the Senate as well. But Republicans were facing multiple sources of tension, in California and nationally, as they met this weekend at the state GOP’s convention in Los Angeles.

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