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by Adam Doster
5:07pm
Wed Sep 22, 2010

Senate Rivals Differ On DADT, DREAM Act

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias was the first major statewide candidate in Illinois history to support gay marriage publicly. He enthusiastically backs comprehensive immigration reform.

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by Aricka Flowers
1:54pm
Tue Sep 7, 2010

Is The Third Time A Charm For Seals? (VIDEO)

With Republicans set to make big gains in the U.S. House this November, Democrats need to win a handful of open seats if they have any hope of maintaining their majority. Illinois' 10th Congressional District will be a key seat in that battle. We sat down with the Democratic nominee Dan Seals and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to talk politics and the importance of a win along the North Shore.

Quick Hit
by Adam Doster
2:34pm
Thu Jul 29, 2010

Brady Scrubbing The ILGA Website?

Sen. Bill Brady's campaign caught a considerable amount of flack yesterday for replacing factual policy positions on its candidate's Wikipedia page with a series of canned talking points. Unfortunately, it seems the online encyclopedia isn't the only website the Brady campaign is scrubbing. And this new allegation is far more serious.

Quick Hit
by Josh Kalven
2:38pm
Fri Jun 25, 2010

Giannoulias Named An "Elect Equality" Candidate

A couple of weeks ago, we noted that National Stonewall Democrats, an organization dedicated to electing pro-LGBT candidates to office, had highlighted 30 of their favorite federal candidates from across the country and was asking supporters to whittle that list down to twelve.  These final picks would then receive on-the-ground organizing support from the group.  Today, they announced the results and U.S.

Quick Hit
by Josh Kalven
10:02am
Fri Jun 11, 2010

Giannoulias Highlighted As A "Pro-Equality" Candidate

The National Stonewall Democrats, an organization dedicated to electing pro-LGBT candidates to office, has a new website up highlighting 30 federal candidates from across the country who stand out on issues of equality.  Among them is Democratic U.S.

Quick Hit
by Josh Kalven
9:26am
Mon May 24, 2010

Gutierrez: Rahm Emanuel Isn't "A Positive Influence" On Immigration Debate

On WFLD's Fox Chicago Sunday this past weekend, Rep. Luis Gutierrez once again exhibited his disdain for White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.  When asked about the Obama adminstration's lack of action on immigration reform, Gutierrez said: "I don't think that Rahm Emanuel is a positive influence on the immigration debate. I don't think he sees it as a core value of the Democratic Party or a necessity that the American people need to be active on."  Watch it:

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