There’s An Irish Wake for Illinois’ Political Machine

The public probably can’t separate myth from fact about Madigan, but most elected Democrats couldn’t really complain about his results in the General Assembly or at the ballot box. Then, after decades in power, the federal probe into Commonwealth Edison proved to be prime fodder last year for Republicans, who splashed the utility’s scandal across … Leer más

Opinion | Why Gerrymandering Needs to Land in State Courts

The process so far across the country shows why a remedy is so badly needed. Politicians in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Utah, and many other states are proposing maps that will skew the outcomes toward the current party in charge. Already, some observers have noted that gerrymandering by itself will likely allow Republicans to take over … Leer más

Lawyers speak after ruling against organizers of 2017 Unite the Right rally

Lawyers speak after ruling against organizers of 2017 Unite the Right rally 1 00:00:00,420 –> 00:00:06,510 >> The jury found a conspiracy to commit violence on the streets of Charlottesville as 2 00:00:06,510 –> 00:00:12,510 to each and every defendant and then awarded substantial damages 3 00:00:12,510 –> 00:00:18,090 both compensatory and punitive damages. So … Leer más

DeSantis may need Biden to rescue $2.5B gambling deal

Right now the department isn’t commenting. DeSantis himself did not know about the decision until asked about it by a reporter at an early morning press conference in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday. But it puts the governor — who routinely rails against Biden and is caught in legal clashes with the administration over vaccine mandates, … Leer más

Rep. Louie Gohmert announces he’s running for Texas AG

Gohmert, one of the most far-right Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation, will also be up against Land Commissioner George P. Bush, former Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and state Rep. Matt Krause for the Republican nomination next year. It’s sure to be a competitive, brutal election, with former President Donald Trump endorsing Paxton … Leer más

Opinion | Wisconsin Democrats Have a Kenosha Problem

Moments after the Rittenhouse verdict was announced, Sean Patrick Maloney, the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), issued a statement denouncing the acquittal. “It’s disgusting and disturbing,” he said, “that someone was able into carry a loaded assault rifle into a protest against the unjust killing of Jacob Blake, an unarmed Black man…” … Leer más