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  • Our Laguna: Seniors get decked out in their finest for annual ball

    Our Laguna: Seniors get decked out in their finest for annual ball
    Retired City Manager Ken Frank was honored March 25 by Laguna Beach Seniors Inc., but he had to be coerced into accepting the fifth annual Legacy Award. "The award is presented to people who have left a lasting legacy to our town," said Seniors...
  • Gitmo in heartland?

    Gitmo in heartland?
    THOMSON, Ill. -- President Barack Obama's idea of moving suspected terrorists from the Guantanamo Bay detention center to a northwest Illinois prison may face its biggest opposition hundreds of miles away in Washington. On Saturday, residents and leaders...
  • 'D' for defense

    Today, Perlstein and Cannick discuss whether Democrats have co-opted a traditionally GOP plank. Previously, they weighed causes of the Democratic Party's apparent national strength and assessed the compatibility of progressive politics and traditional...
  • Democrats take another Republican seat

     
    by Matthew Hay Brown Anti-abortion, pro-gun Democrat Travis Childers has won today's special election in Mississippi's deeply conservative First Congressional District, the Associated Press is reporting. Following special election victories in Illinois...
  • Alarm bells for House GOP

     
    by Jim Tankersley They said the first was an outlier. The second, a fluke. But after losing their third seat this year in a special election, House Republicans faced the possibility on Wednesday that if they don't repair their image......
  • Cole: GOP lost voters' confidence

     
    by Jim Tankersley The Republican Party keeps losing House special elections because Americans have lost confidence in it, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee told reporters in a conference call today. He also said the country...
  • Hastert to join D.C. lobbying firm

     
    by James Oliphant Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is signing up with a powerhouse Washington law and lobbying firm, reports a Capitol Hill newspaper. Roll Call on its website Friday said Hastert, the long-serving Illinois congressman, would be....
  • Lawmakers' private finances go public

     
    by Amanda Erickson Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) made at least $1 million last year, according to financial records released Monday, while the campaign of another Illinois Democrat, Rep. Danny Davis, paid his wife Vera $13,000 for unspecified work. The...
  • Foster co-sponsors one for Gipper

     
    by Jim Tankersley Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) is styling himself a Reagan Democrat - at least when it comes to birthday festivities. Foster, the businessman and scientist who won a special election earlier this year to replace former Speaker Dennis......
  • Big races, big money for Ill. candidates

     
    Kirk, Weller seats look hottest by campaign-finance measures, reports released Tuesday suggest...
  • Illinois lawmakers split 9-9 on bailout

     
    By Laura Olson Four Illinois House Democrats voted against the economic bailout proposal,citing a lack of protections for homeowners and of stricter regulations to prevent a similar incident in the future. Five Illinois Republicans also voted against it....
  • Secret Republican weapon for 2010 -- attack Pelosi

     
    The House Republicans' campaign committee issued the first salvo last week, suggesting that Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal should approach House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and "put her in her place" on Afghan policy. Pelosi responded the next day, calling the...