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Carol Felsenthal
On Politics

3 years
ago

Will the Illinois House Expel LaShawn Ford?

In August, West Side state rep Derrick Smith was expelled after being indicted by the feds on a bribery charge. Will LaShawn Ford, indicted two weeks ago, be next?

3 years
ago

A Talk with Ald. Will Burns: Looks Like He’s Running for JJJ’s Seat

“I personally think that in terms of hands-on work, dealing with everyday people, nothing beats being an alderman. It’s close up and personal. But the Congress lets you shape the national discourse, have a say in where we’re headed as a country. John Stuart Mill called legislatures, ‘national talking houses.’ The Congress is a forum for moving the country forward.”

3 years
ago

Rahm Emanuel and David Petraeus

The man that the White House—then Chief-of-Staff Rahm in particular—feared most as a 2012 opponent on the Republican ticket was the brilliant, disciplined general.

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