Earlier this month it looked like a moratorium on congressional earmarks might end, or at least come up for a debate in Washington. Now that seems less likely. Last week the Senate Republican conference voted to keep a ban on earmarks in place. That will
Illinois lost more residents than any other state in the most recent population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. The loss of an estimated 37,508 people between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016, is a big concern in its own right.
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza's Twitter account tells part of the sad story of the Illinois budget impasse. A Tweet from last Monday shows the state's backlog of payables was at $11,348,292,450.40. A Tweet from one week earlier showed the backlog wa
Stereotypes that tend to run wild during political campaigns are worse than useless -- they're harmful, and they don't stop on Election Day.
How could so many polls be so wrong, in so many places? That was the question asked repeatedly as election results started to come in Tuesday night with Donald Trump winning several battleground states where he had trailed slightly in recent polls.
A majority of Americans will be disappointed in the election results this week. That's an election prediction that's pretty easy to back up. The Democrats and Republicans have presidential nominees who have the highest negatives in the modern era. Polls c