Tales from the Trail

Romney hits Obama’s economic vision in Democrat’s hometown

By Eric Johnson
June 15, 2012

Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney told supporters at a swanky fundraiser in President Barack Obama’s hometown on Thursday evening that under his administration they would see an “extraordinary resurgence of America’s economy” because of the former private equity executive’s economic prescription of less taxation, regulation, and government meddling.

Obama has voted…

October 26, 2010

President Barack Obama has filled out his absentee ballot to cast his vote in the Senate and governor races in Illinois.

Senator Durbin has small tumor removed, “resting comfortably”

August 12, 2010

The Senate’s number two Democrat Richard Durbin had a small tumor removed from his stomach on Thursday and was “resting comfortably” after the operation, his office said.

No head-butting, judge tells Blagojevich

April 21, 2010

No head-butting, no fighting, no macho posturing, the judge overseeing former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s upcoming corruption trial said on Wednesday.USA-BLAGOJEVICH/

Blago says he’s “blacker than Barack Obama”

January 11, 2010

Believe it or not, Rod Blagojevich is African-American — and more so than President Barack Obama. At least, that’s what the former Illinois governor tells Esquire magazine in a new interview.
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“It’s such a cynical business, and most of the people in the business are full of (expletive deleted) and phonies, but I was real, man — and am real. This guy, he was catapulted in on hope and change, what we hope the guy is. What the (expletive deleted)? Everything he’s saying’s on the teleprompter,” Esquire quotes Blago as saying about the president, without the expletives deleted.

Blagojevich and the mammogram defense

February 3, 2009

For those having Rod Blagojevich withdrawal, he popped up again on the airwaves this morning to hammer home his innocence — just in case anyone missed the media blitz last week.

US presidential result to touch off Senate scramble

October 28, 2008

WASHINGTON – When the voting ends in Tuesday’s presidential election, the campaigning will just begin for one and possibly two Senate seats.