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Larry Hirsch: Government Worker Envy

For most of the past decade that I have worked in government, my friends working in the private sector have felt they had it better than me. They were making fortunes in finance or other business matters and would not consider trading places with me. This was also the feeling in the throughout most of […]

GOP Bias In Landline-Only Polls, Confirms Pew Research

For pollsters, 2010 was the year in which methodology mattered. Pollsters that invested in more expensive dual samples to reach Americans on both landline and mobile phones should have produced more accurate forecasts of Congressional voting, while those that relied only on traditional landline samples found greater support for Republican candidates. That’s the finding of […]

Tea Party Activists Reportedly BEGGED Sharron Angle Not To Campaign With John McCain

Sharron Angle’s campaign staff nearly axed a high-profile, last-minute fundraising event featuring Arizona Senator John McCain while he was already in flight to Nevada. Uncovered in a new Politico report that lifts the veil on the true dysfunction of Sharron Angle’s unsuccessful campaign to topple Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, one of Angle’s head campaign […]

Monday Deadline Day For Chicago’s Mayoral Hopefuls

Monday is the final day for candidates seeking city offices in Chicago to turn in their petitions–and the already long list of mayoral candidates is expected to grow. According to the Chicago Board of Elections, candidates have until 5 p.m. to file their nominating paperwork at 69 W. Washington St. Those looking to replace retiring […]