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Why does Chicago vote in winter?
Feb. 18, 2015
Sure, the timing’s awful for campaigning and voting, but it wasn’t some trick concocted by the Democratic Machine. In fact, it was meant to empower voters.
Obama will veto Keystone XL legislation
Jan. 6, 2015
The White House says President Obama will veto any congressional legislation that approves the pipeline.
Talking religion and politics
Dec. 30, 2014
In the spirit of the holidays we're tackling the twin dinner table taboos of faith and politics. We discuss top religion stories of 2014 and the Chicago Reader's Mick Dumke walks us down his political hall of shame.
Durbin leaving D.C. roommates behind
Dec. 18, 2014
It's the end of an era: Sen. Dick Durbin is moving out of the row house he shared with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. George Miller.
US normalizes relations with Cuba
Dec. 17, 2014
President Obama will normalize diplomatic relations and ease restrictions on Cuba.
Latino stronghold in NWI flips to GOP
Nov. 7, 2014
Indiana’s longest serving Latino state legislator, Mara Candelaria Reardon lost her bid for re-election earlier this week.
The Study Guide: Candidates' own words
Oct. 31, 2014
WBEZ gave a questionnaire to Gov. Pat Quinn and challenger Bruce Rauner that covered five of the top issues this cycle: Education, jobs, the minimum wage, pensions and income taxes.
Turn out for what? Youth in the midterms
Oct. 30, 2014
Cycle after cycle, voter turnout among young people trends especially low. Fewer than a quarter of eligible 18 to 29 year olds voted last midterm.
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