Obama and his Democratic allies aren't waiting for Romney to reveal his vice presidential choice. They're already trying to scuff up those considered by political insiders to be most likely to join the GOP ticket.
The past several months WBEZ has been requesting visits to two minimum-security facilities to see what Ilinois taxpayers get for the billion dollars they spend each year on prisons. But Gov. Pat Quinn says no.
I missed Cuban pole vaulter Lazaro Borges' dramatic fall yesterday, but thanks to the magic of technology and our tendency as a society to enjoy watching people mess up, I've had many opportunities to watch it today.