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  • Election results: Gun control advocate wins Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat

    Election results: Former Illinois state Rep. Robin Kelly easily captured Tuesday's special election for the Congressional seat previously held by Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., who vacated it under an ethical cloud.

  • Prospect of prison looms for ex-congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.

    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

  • Could a tea partyer replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.?

    Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. of Illinois resigned this week, and the Chicago press is already abuzz about who will fill the seat. One Democrat has said the seat could flip parties, though that seems unlikely.

  • Jesse Jackson Jr. resigns: What happens next?

    Jesse Jackson Jr. (D) of Illinois sent a letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, has five days to schedule an election to replace Jackson and the election must be held within 115 days. There are unconfirmed reports of an FBI investigation into misuse of campaign funds.

  • Where is Jesse Jackson Jr.? As absence lengthens, pressure mounts.

    For six weeks, Chicago voters have wondered about Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s whereabouts. With no word from the congressman about his 'mood disorder,' questions are growing sharper. 

  • Newt Gingrich ethics investigation: 4 facts you haven't heard from him

    Recently on the campaign trail, Newt Gingrich has made a number of forceful claims about the 1997 "reprimand" he received from the House Ethics Committee and challenged anyone to "go read the 1,300 pages” of the report. We did. Here’s what we found:

  • Opinion When character counts in choosing a president

    'Private sins' usually matter far less than 'public virtues' in presidents. Whether in Iowa or New Hampshire, voters must weigh how Romney, Gingrich, or any other candidate has behaved in public life. Look for the qualities of courage, self-control, wisdom, and justice.

  • Political sex scandals: Who survived – and who didn't

    Accusations of sexual harassment ended the political career of Bob Filner, who resigned as mayor of San Diego Aug. 23. But sex scandals are not necessarily fatal to political ambition. Against all odds, some politicians survive them. How do they do it? Here’s a list of notable politicos whose careers continued in spite of their slips – and some who didn’t, and found themselves looking for work in the private sector.
    12/02/2011 01:22 pm

  • Jesse Jackson Jr. being investigated for Obama Senate seat scandal

    Jesse Jackson Jr,, a Democratic member of the House from Illinois, has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with any wrongdoing. The case was deferred in September 2009.
    10/20/2011 10:24 am

  • Letters to the Editor – Weekly Issue of June 20, 2011

    Reader's write in to respond to Walter Rodger's column debunking the 'lie' that President Obama can't lead and one reader offers a take on Newt Gingrich's real baggage.
    06/20/2011 01:00 am

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