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Joel Pollack
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by Michael Vanassche
3:07pm
Wed Sep 1, 2010

Protesters To Rep. Ryan: Keep Your Hands Off Our Social Security

Members of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, the Illinois Main Street Alliance, and Citizen Action/Illinois met outside of Chicago's Four Seasons Hotel to protest U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) endorsement of 9th Congressional District Republican candidate Joel Pollack. Ryan is the architect of the controversial "Roadmap for America" plan, which would dismantle Social Security even though the program's trust fund is fully solvent until 2032.

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by Josh Kalven
2:33pm
Thu Jul 22, 2010

Breitbart Becomes A Campaign Issue In IL-9

The controversy over Andrew Breitbart's smear of Shirley Sherrod has been burning up the blogosphere this week.  For those new to the story, Breitbart's conservative website Big Government posted a highly-misleading, heavily-edited clip of Sherrod speaking at an NAACP dinner in Georgia early this year.  It subsequently resulted in her being fired as the USDA Georgia Director of Rural Development.  Yesterday, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack