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The Swampby Rick Pearson DENVER--It was a night of Illinois testimonials for home-state Sen. Barack Obama to open the Democratic National Convention, with speeches from a legislative seatmate to a vanquished Senate opponent all attempting to define the presumptive...
Tags: Politics, Upper House, Barack Obama, Parliament, Michael Madigan
The Swampby Frank James Tony Blankley, Newt Gingrich's former press secretary, must know something we don't. In a column today in which he urges Sen. John McCain to unmask Sen. Barack Obama in tonight's final presidential debate, he insinuates that Obama's......
Tags: John McCain, Jim Edgar, Politics, Upper House, Barack Obama
The Swampby Bob Secter Rahm Emanuel, President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be White House chief of staff, had conversations with Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration about who would replace Obama in the U.S. Senate, the Chicago Tribune has learned. The...
The Swampby Frank James The Obama transition team report on its contacts with Gov. Rod Blagojevich' or the governors' office has been released and, as has been telegraphed for days by the Obama team, it exonerates President-elect Obama and his aides......
The Swampby Frank James Sen. Roland Burris hasn't declaratively stated whether he plans to run for a full six-year term next year. And if he decides to run, it probably won't be on the basis of a recent Zogby International poll.......
As the high school football season rolls along, The Courant sports staff will match up each week of the current season with the highlights from the area scene on the same weeks 10, 15 and 20 years ago. Here are historical looks back at Weeks 1-6. We'll...
Tags: Death, Football, Natural Disasters, Greg Gagne, Sports
Tribune reportersAtty Gen. Lisa Madigan's unprecedented step of asking the Illinois Supreme Court to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from power sets in motion a legal battle for which justices have only the faintest of road maps to follow. And the request to install Lt. Gov....
Tribune reporterA day after U.S. Sen. Barack Obama ascended to president-elect, Gov. Rod Blagojevich said he's "not interested" in appointing himself to fill Obama's seat, but did not expressly rule it out either. Blagojevich, who under state law has the power to pick a...
Tribune staff reportersWASHINGTON A report issued by Barack Obama's White House transition team concluded that the president-elect had no contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or his office and no one acting on Obama's behalf was involved in any "quid pro quo"...
The Swampby Frank James DENVER -- The Democratic National Convention officially starts here today at the Pepsi Center arena with DNC Chairman Howard Dean scheduled to officially gavel open the quadrennial event at 3 pm MT. Here's the overall schedule with......
Tags: Defense, Evan Bayh, Mark R. Warner, Barack Obama, Robert Wexler
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