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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

Obama tries to rekindle hope in Labor Day speech

Obama tries to rekindle hope in Labor Day speech

President Obama flew to Milwaukee for a fiery, populist speech on Labor Day, marking the informal kickoff of a push this fall to stave off Republican control of the Senate.

Rick Perry Twitter account touts D.A. as 'most drunk Democrat in Texas'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry deleted a post from his Twitter account Sunday that highlighted the drunken driving arrest of Travis County Dist. Atty. Rosemary Lehmberg, who figures in the saga leading to the governor's recent indictment by a Travis County grand jury. 

Rick Perry, Rand Paul take aim at Obama, Hillary Clinton at Koch event

Rick Perry, Rand Paul take aim at Obama, Hillary Clinton at Koch event

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, already sounding like announced presidential candidates, appeared before several thousand conservative activists in Dallas on Friday to attack President Obama and Hillary Clinton while laying out their respective platforms.

Would immigration action help or hurt Obama's party this fall?

One question that Washington appears unable to easily answer is whether President Obama's intention to use executive action to change immigration law would help or hurt his party in the midterm election.

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