Debates this election season have given many Americans perfect excuses to throw a house party. West Side bureau contributor Ian Fullerton reports that about 75 hipsters in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood took the house-party ritual to a new level during last night's vice-presidential skirmish.
We dug up another piece of archival tape from Illinois State Senator Barack Obama back when he was running for U.S. Senate in 2004. WBEZ actually hosted a debate before the primary and he was here on the night all seven Democratic candidates hashed it out.
We apologize for not posting this sooner, but Steve Edwards just reminded us that he interviewed Barack Obama back in 2004 when he was still attempting to become the Democrats' candidate for Senate. Enjoy!
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Yesterday a new Web app called Spinspotter was launched. News consumers are constantly crying foul on media bias, or "spin" in reports. Reporters' political views can surface, or they break other cardinal rule of objectivity, like being misleading, not citing sources, etc.