On this week's episode of the WBEZ political podcast The Best Game in Town, historian Rick Perlstein helps us explore the comparisons between Presidents (and Illinoisans) Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan. Perlstein wrote a recent article for Newsweek on the topic.
This is not the first time that Democrats have lost their Congressional footing. During President Clinton’s first term, Newt Gingrich famously led a Republican revolution and took over Congress in 1994.
U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois said she'll vote for Nancy Pelosi to be the Democratic House Minority Leader.Schakowsky said she thinks Pelosi has been one of the most effective speakers in the history of Congress.
Does anyone recognize David Axelrod anymore? David Axelrod (Getty Images/File)Before taking residence in the White House, rumpled, wry Axelrod -- campaign whisperer extraordinaire -- could be seen regularly sprinting over from his office on Franklin Street to Brett’s Diner
As I write this, Congress is gearing to come back to work for its lame duck session – a last chance Texaco before the new, more conservative class takes over as midterm victors.And Harry Reid, Democratic majority leader on his last hurrah, has already indicated that his top priority bills are