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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

VIDEO: WHERE OUR MONEY GOES

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

So What's a Nice Jewish Boy from Skokie Doing with Tea Partiers?

BY CAROL FELSENTHAL

EDITOR'S NOTE: Carol Felsenthal joins Chicagomag.com starting today as a blogger covering politics. She has written several books and profiles, and blogs for The Hill and The Huffington Post.

Joel Pollak, 32, (graduate of Niles North, Harvard College, Harvard Law School), wants Jan Schakowsky's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The six-term liberal Democrat seems a good fit for her district, which covers parts of the north suburbs and Chicago's North Side, and she won in 2008 with 75 percent of the vote.

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