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WASHINGTON -- Facing the prospect of a tough reelection fight, veteran West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, 75, announced Friday that he will leave the Senate when his current term ends. His decision makes him the first senator in either party whose term...
Former Sen. Charles H. Percy, a former Foreign Relations Committee chairman whose moderate Republican views put him at odds with party conservatives, died Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was 91. Percy's daughter, Sharon Rockefeller, announced in 2009...
Paul GreenbergDear Vet, Thanks for the memories, specifically the biographical sketch of Bill Mauldin, the great but never assuming cartoonist for Stars and Stripes during the World War, Act II. I worked in a cubicle across from his office when I was an editorial...
Change of SubjectIt’s understandable if you feel discouraged and disillusioned. It’s no shame to wise up, cross the aisle and vow not to be fooled anymore. All that starry-eyed campaign rhetoric — We are “the party of idealism and inclusion,”...
It's understandable if you feel discouraged and disillusioned. It's no shame to wise up, cross the aisle and vow not to be fooled anymore. All that starry-eyed campaign rhetoric — We are "the party of idealism and inclusion," "the party of a...
Tribune reporterCharles H. Percy, a brilliant businessman who represented Illinois for nearly 20 years in the U.S. Senate, once headed the chamber’s powerful Foreign Relations Committee, and harbored unrealized ambitions to run for the presidency, died early...
Staff reporterScarlett's Other "Naked" Moment Last week, actress Scarlett Johansson was angered after her cell phone was hacked and two privately-taken naked pictures of the actress were blasted throughout the viral world. But I've "over-Snerd" a more embarrassing...
Daily American CorrespondentThe Capitol Steps will be making a return appearance at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh, in Johnstown at 7:30 p.m. Friday. It is a show that will truly offend someone, said Michael L. Bodolosky, the...
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Orlando Opinionators - Orlando SentinelOne of the U.S. Senate's leading moderate Republicans died Saturday. Of course, I'm referring to a former senator, Charles Percy of Illinois. When it comes to today's heavily-right, brook-no-dissent Republican Party, you couldn't write the phrase “...
Special to the TribuneSometimes, in the public consciousness, a town's reputation carries more weight than the day-to-day reality. Such is the curious case of Kenilworth, unique among the North Shore suburbs for several reasons, including its history as a planned community,...
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Tribune staff reportersWhen Scott Fawell takes the stand to testify against his close friend and mentor, George Ryan, it will be the "the most distasteful thing I've ever done," he wrote in a recent letter to the Tribune. Once as close as a son to the former governor and now...
When advocates of clean government talk about how to clean up the pervasive corruption in Illinois, they start with the state's campaign finance laws—or the lack of them. Illinois has few rules on how political campaigns are funded, making it what...
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