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by Adam Doster
Tue Apr 21, 2009

Dems Target Biggert, Manzullo For Retirement

It's no secret that Democrats have feasted on open Congressional
races in Northern Illinois. Both Reps. Debbie Halvorson and Bill Foster
cruised to victory in districts previously held by the GOP last year, bolstered by
changing demographics, Republican policy shifts, and ...

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by Josh Kalven
Wed Sep 17, 2008

Six Illinois Republicans Vote Against Compromise Energy Bill

Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the Democrat-sponsored Comprehensive Energy Security Act by a 236-189 margin.  The bill would release 70 billion barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, allow offshore drilling over 50 miles from the U.S. coast, roll back tax ...

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by Josh Kalven
Tue Jul 8, 2008

Republican Breaks Ranks To Endorse Abboud

Bob Abboud, Democratic candidate in the 16th Congressional District, is getting support from some unlikely places. Last week, Major Gen. John Borling, a member of John McCain's national finance committee and an elected Republican delegate from Illinois, endorsed Abboud at ...

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by Mose Buchele
Thu Jul 3, 2008

Abboud Rebuts The Idea Of An Oil Drilling Quick-Fix

A new poll by the Pew Research Center indicates that
Americans are beginning to become more supportive of the idea of
domestic oil drilling. Driving this shift in public opinion is the idea
-- advanced by numerous Republicans -- that increased drilling on U.S. lands ...

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by Mose Buchele
Thu Jun 12, 2008

Meet Bob Abboud

The "Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq" is a well thought-out and carefully articulated proposal to disengage the U.S.
military from the conflict and refocus on diplomatic and humanitarian efforts. The plan has the backing of over 50 candidates running ...