WASHINGTON - The September 14 primary elections in seven states and the District of Columbia brought almost the end of the primary season - with only Hawaii's Sept. 18 primary yet to go - and the start of the last crucial six week countdown to the Nov 2 midterm election, with control of the House and Senate hanging in the balance.
Illinois is an election battleground with important races up and down the ballot. The fight has only begun as voters become aware of just how reactionary some of the Republican candidates are.
Representative John D. Dingell put the question directly. "Republicans talk about taking the country back and I want to ask, back to what? Bush? Hoover? 1900? Louis XIII?"
Longtime Chicago independent political and labor activists weigh in on the recent announcement that Mayor Richard M. Daley will not seek his seventh term next year.
Three polls out yesterday, like the Gallup poll released a day earlier, show that the predicted Republican wave in the mid-term elections could be failing to materialize.
The president came out swinging in a major economic policy speech in Cleveland, Sept. 8, against Republican Party obstructionism.
Republicans call President Obama a "carjacker" for his stimulus plan, as Democrats close gap in new poll.
If Republicans gain control of Congress in November; the "Roadmap for America's Future" may well be their guiding policy blueprint.
GOP congressional candidates are itching to pull the trigger on Social Security should they gain power, a fact that makes our participation in these elections as important as ever.
In the face of the bad news about unemployment rising to 9.6 percent from last month's rate of 9.5 percent there are reports that the White House is considering an emergency economic stimulus.