Monthly Archives: January 2012

Illinois Leads Nation in Jobs … Lost

From the Illinois Policy Institute comes this stunning statistic: while most of the rest of the nation saw its unemployment rate fall, Illinois saw its rate go up, with by far the nation’s worst performance. To make matters worse, not … Continue reading

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Obama Campaign: Republicans Will Run With Tea Party Values

Emphasis added: Friend – Last night, the President went to Congress and defined in clear terms what we’re going to be fighting for in the months ahead. That means that right now, it’s on us to get his back and … Continue reading

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Challenger Spells Trouble for Roger Eddy

Roger Eddy has long been known as a ruthless campaigner, willing to dig up and use personal attacks on his opponent to attain and retain political power. Eddy’s tactics as candidate for the Republican nomination in Illinois’ newly drawn 110th … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum: Conservative for President

At the Florida NBC debate, Rick Santorum drew a bold distinction between himself and the other two main candidates, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Here’s one where you have folks that preach conservatism, the private sector. But when push came … Continue reading

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Kristin Chenoweth Just Sings the Song

Few things irk me more than when someone is called upon to sing the National Anthem and feels compelled to add so much of their own style and interpretation that it is scarcely recognizable. The Star Spangled Banner is a … Continue reading

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Eddy: Chicago Parents “might make the wrong” school choice

State Representative Roger Eddy told the Cumberland County Republican Committee on January 3 that he opposed a School Choice bill for Chicago not only because he wanted all the money he could to go to his downstate district, but because … Continue reading

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Lugar’s Opponent: Republican Straw Men

An op-ed in the Indianapolis Star claims that US Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN)’s major opponent is the Republican base, not challenger Richard Mourdock. Let’s clear up some of the silliness that Matthew Tully passes off as argument. Actually, Tully’s arguments … Continue reading

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Brad Halbrook Fails to Return Roger Eddy Phone Call

State Representative Roger Eddy telephoned his primary opponent, Shelby County Republican Chairman Brad Halbrook, and failed to get him. Eddy revealed Tuesday night to the Cumberland County Republican Executive Committee that he was forced into the humiliation of leaving a … Continue reading

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Jones Drops Out of IL-54S, Mulls Third Party Bid

Illinois State Senator John O. Jones has dropped out of the Republican primary in Illinois’ 54th Senate District. Jones opponent, tea party favorite State Senator Kyle McCarter, challenged 440 of approximately 1200 signatures Jones submitted, and Jones fell below the … Continue reading

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