Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Egypt today in the largest demonstration yet. Estimates fluctuate between one and two million people. Though the exact number is uncertain, the demand for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office is clear.
Bad weather on an election day can also have a bad effect on politics by keeping voters away from the polls. In theory, early voting, which in the race for Chicago mayor got underway earlier this week, can encourage turnout.
By most accounts Chicago is in for a doozy of a snowstorm starting sometime later Tuesday. Residents have a pretty good idea what a blizzard will do to the streets, sidewalks and commute times. But what about how weather can affect politics?
Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico keeps trying to get mileage out of rival Rahm Emanuel's proposal to tax some services. The former school board head has been holding press conferences to highlight services he says could be taxed if Emanuel's plan becomes law.