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HuffPost TV: WATCH: Howard Fineman Discusses Government Shutdown On ‘Hardball’

The Huffington Post’s Senior Political Editor Howard Fineman, along with Mother Jones’ David Corn, talked to Chris Matthews tonight on MSNBC’s “Hardball” about the looming possibility of a government shutdown. Fineman said that President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner are both getting prepared to blame each other if a shutdown does occur. “The President and the Speaker are sort of like the pilot and co-pilot preparing for a crash that hasn’t happened yet…blaming the other person for the catastrophe that might come about,” explained Fineman. Speaking about the 1995 shutdown when Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the
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Rhymefest Could Emerge Victorious In 20th Ward

CHICAGO — The award-winning rapper who wants to be a Chicago alderman looked down the block and counted up the boarded houses in this slice of the city’s South Side. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. “How can you walk here and not feel something in your heart? We’re living in an urban ghost town,” Che “Rhymefest” Smith told The Associated Press during a van tour of the ward where he lives. “I see two things. The first is neglect. The second is opportunity.” In a landmark year for Chicago politics, the winner of a 2004 Grammy is
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Chico Predicts A Runoff, Rahm Returns Jimmy John’s Donations

With an election just around the corner, the candidates will not be taking much time off this weekend. Campaign schedules are looking packed for Saturday, and for good reason. The latest polls show Rahm Emanuel with about 50 percent of the vote, and the other candidates are doing everything they can to make a runoff happen. Stay tuned to HuffPost Chicago from now until February 22 for “The Countdown,” a daily roundup of election news, gossip and other fun tidbits. You can also sign up to receive “The Countdown” via email daily by checking the “Chicago Brief” box here. CHICO
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