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In Leaked Recordings, DNC Shown Controlling Donor Access
The release of a trove of “embarrassing” hacked internal emails and private voicemail recordings reveal not only the unseemly deal-making involved in recruiting high-dollar donations for political campaigns, but the role fundraising officials play in approving and denying access to President Obama
Prosecutors: Rod Blagojevich Isn't 'Deserving of Leniency'
Prosecutors and attorneys for Rod Blagojevich disagree in new court filings this week about whether the imprisoned former Illinois governor has taken sufficient responsibility for his crimes to justify a reduced sentence when he's resentenced next month
Today in History
Today in History Today is Thursday, July 21, the 203rd day of 2016. There are 163 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 21, 1861, during the Civil War, the first Battle of Bull Run was fought at Manassas, Virginia, resulting in a Confederate victory. On this date: In 1773,
Jon Stewart’s Jokes on Politics’ Biggest Scandals and Moments Then and Now
Late night TV will miss its greatest and most trusted phony newsman. Jon Stewart became a must-see for political interviews over his 16-year career as host of Comedy Central’s " The Daily Show ." Every night, he poked fun at politicians and media pundits and the latest headlines, offering his
Richard Nixon and 5 Other Deceitful Politicians
Before President Nixon officially resigned 40 years ago tomorrow, he had assured Americans that they deserved to know whether their president was a crook. "Well," he told a Nov. 17, 1973, news conference, "I'm not a crook." With that, the beleaguered commander-in-chief painted himself into a corner
Reconstruction and Beyond: The 8 African-American Senators
The United States Senate has a long history of producing historic leaders, but has featured only eight African-American members. The following eight senators set a number of political and social milestones spanning the Reconstruction and beyond. Continue reading to learn more about their many
One Less Illinois Gov. in Prison
The state of Illinois will see one less governor behind bars today. Former governor George Ryan, 78, was released from federal prison after serving over five years for corruption. Ryan, a Republican, left a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., five months early qualifying the...
Apply Online to Work With Rahm Emanuel
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is Urging Chicago Citizens to Apply Online to Be an Alderman
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Resignation Could Cost Taxpayers $5.1 Million
Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from the House could cost Illinois taxpayers more than $5.1 million, according to the state elections board. Jackson, Jr. offered his resignation today to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. Jackson has been absent from the Capitol for months while undergoing ...