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Tue Feb 17 2009

Obama Likes and Republicans Dislike

Shorter Politico: Obama likes trains (high-speed rail specifically), Republicans don't like anything.

It's actually a good read, and all Chicagoans will appreciate the lead:

Railroads made Chicago, and now a Chicago-rich White House wants to return the favor: remaking rail with a huge new federal investment in high-speed passenger trains.


 
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Good Luck / February 17, 2009 1:04 PM

I'm a Chicagoan and I appreciate the lack of public (or private) debate that preceded the spending bill and massive increase in the national debt.


Hope.
Change.

Ramsin / February 17, 2009 4:54 PM

Hey, GL, what are your feelings on those damn lib'ruls and that hope-monger that ACORN election-frauded into the White House? We're not sure; you should probably repeat yourself forever.

Good Luck / February 18, 2009 9:48 AM

More ad hominem attacks by Ramsin.

That is not change.

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Feature

Parents Still Steaming, but About More Than Just Boilers

By Phil Huckelberry / 2 Comments

It's now been 11 days since the carbon monoxide leak which sent over 80 Prussing Elementary School students and staff to the hospital. While officials from Chicago Public Schools have partially answered some questions, and CPS CEO Forrest Claypool has informed that he will be visiting the school to field more questions on Nov. 16, many parents remain irate at the CPS response to date. More...

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Substance, Not Style, the Source of Rahm's Woes

By Ramsin Canon / 2 Comments

It's not surprising that some of Mayor Emanuel's sympathizers and supporters are confusing people's substantive disputes with the mayor as the effect of poor marketing on his part. It's exactly this insular worldview that has gotten the mayor in hot... More...

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