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IL-SEN Thu Aug 06 2009

How Can a Stillborn Campaign Pay a Fatal Toll?

Isn't it already dead?

Andy Martin's bruising attacks have taken a fatal toll on Mark Kirk's stillborn campaign for the U. S. Senate. Wednesday Martin was in exquisite campaign mode, marching the entire length of the Lake Forest Day Parade with a 3 year-old boy on his shoulders. Republican big shots and bloviating liberal cable TV bobbleheads face a massive challenge: with Kirk effectively out of the race, who is going to want to face Andy Martin in the primary campaign ring?

 
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Chris / August 8, 2009 1:48 AM

Um, Andy Martin...He was the man who was made it into one of the Hannity exposes on Obama and he helped popularize the inaccurate rumor that Obama is a Muslim. I am thinking of a word to describe him, and it sounds like "boozer."

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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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