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With voters divided, GOP shows strength

 By Ed Rollins, CNN Senior Political Contributor

Poll shows American voters are as polarized as people are in Washington
Ed Rollins says Republicans have bounced back after being written off as ineffective
He says Palin has become star of GOP, but others are getting support
Rollins says real focus needs to be on winning House, Senate seats.

Fun at the ol’ ballgame

By Bernard Schoenburg - State Journal Register

Bill Brady, by the way, was in attendance with his wife, NANCY, at the Chicago Cubs home opener Monday at Wrigley Field. They and former GOP state Sen. TOM WALSH, now a lobbyist, were the only familiar Springfield faces I was lucky enough to run into at the game.

A lot of people were scurrying about the concourse area when I ran into the candidate, and there was certainly no crowd around him.

“Let’s say we’re going to get better known in Chicago,” he told me later.

Victory in Focus

Roger Keats rallies the crowd in Palatine. Follow the Keats campaign at www.keatsforcook.org


Lieberman: 'Thank God' political momentum now with Republicans

By Michael O'Brien - The Hill

Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) suggested in a new interview that he was grateful that political momentum now seemed to be on the side of Republicans.

Lieberman, an Independent senator who caucuses with Democrats, acknowledged momentum for the GOP and said that independents had become alienated from Democrats, who control both the House and the Senate.

Daley says Giannoulias should remain as Senate candidate

Do we sense some trouble within the Democrat ranks?  Maybe Madigan and Daley aren't on the same page?

By John Byrne - Chicago Tribune

Mayor Richard Daley defended Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Alexi Giannoulias today, saying the candidate should not step aside despite revelations about family-owned Broadway Bank.

"Why should he step aside? Tell me," Daley said. "He went through the primary."
"Everybody knew that, what was happening to the bank, so why?" the mayor added.

Income falls 3.2% during Obama's term

Joseph Curl - Washington Times

Real personal income for Americans - excluding government payouts such as Social Security - has fallen by 3.2 percent since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis.

For comparison, real personal income during the first 15 months in office for President George W. Bush, who inherited a milder recession from his predecessor, dropped 0.4 percent. Income excluding government payouts increased 12.7 percent during Mr. Bush's eight years in office.

The Party Starts July 9th

"Downplay" A Brief History of Broadway Bank

Congressman Schock on Chicago Tonight

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