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Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:19 am
 It’s almost impossible to make a deal with somebody who won’t accept reality. And that’s been the case in Illinois for over a year, as Gov. Bruce Rauner has made one politically unrealisti...
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:20 am
 “He was a god in that district,” a high-level Rauner guy told me about state Sen. Sam McCann’s poll numbers from before this year’s Republican primary campaign began.Benchmark polling ta...
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:20 am
Illinois Republicans have long complained that House Speaker Michael Madigan’s campaign organization doesn’t just beat you, it destroys you. Madigan doesn’t always set out to merely win; he want...
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:20 am
 “How do they sleep at night?”It’s a question I’m asked a lot these days. The inquirers always wonder how Gov. Bruce Rauner, House Speaker Michael Madigan and their more full-throated ena...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:18 am
 A name from the past has been leading the charge for Jason Gonzales’ Democratic primary campaign against Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.Blair Hull, the hugely wealthy but unsuccessful...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:20 am
There are always two audiences for formal gubernatorial addresses: 1) Legislators who actually attend; and 2) Everyone else outside the Statehouse who watch it or read about it later.Gov. Bruce Rauner...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:20 am
 President Barack Obama seemed to admit almost right from the start of his address to the Illinois General Assembly last week about the need for a more civil politics that he probably wouldn’t...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:19 am
Last week a reporter said to Gov. Bruce Rauner that Secretary of State Jesse White had suggested that Rauner bring in former governors, including George Ryan, to help break the long governmental impas...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:20 am
 Every time Gov. Bruce Rauner gives a major speech, social media (and even mass media) lights him up over the way he drops his “g’s” at the end of words. He’s workin’ and doin’ his be...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:26 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner blew a perfect opportunity last week to finally drive a public wedge between Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan, clearly put Madigan on the defensive,...

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