Debating debates, DREAM Act, and DADTMissed anything this week in Chicago-area politics? Never fear! WBEZ elections producer Kristin Moo here, and I’ve beefed up my Google Reader and perked up my ears to keep track for you.
UPDATED Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 5:45pm. A vote on Don't Ask Don't Tell is unlikely to happen tonight. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has called for a vote on the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell after 6 o'clock tonight, meaning it's do or die for the legislation.
Illinois has a new U.S. senator. Republican Mark Kirk was sworn in Monday evening by Vice President Joe Biden. After administering the oath of office, Biden embraced Kirk and said, "Congratulations, senator. Welcome."With that, Kirk - a five-term member of the U.S.
Quinn/Brady 2010 was growing on me. This could have been the best recount in recount history. Bummer we won't be able to experience it. It would have been like watching the Bills/Bears go into overtime.
The attack ads on TV have disappeared. Campaigns are wrapping up their operations. Pundits and columnists have already moved on to the next big thing. And political reporters like me have started catching up on their sleep.