Wednesday Aug 13
Belleville News Democrat
Politics Notebook: What are Congressional candidates up to?
The Illinois Chamber of Commerce has endorsed state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, in the race to represent the 12th U.S. House District.
Tom Kacich: House GOP group getting involved in 103rd
For the first time since 2002, the Illinois House Republican Organization is on the ground in the legislative district that includes Champaign-Urbana.
The Capitol Fax Blog
Illinois Education Association endorses Rodney Davis
The Illinois Education Association's political action committee, IPACE, the Illinois Political Action Committee for Education, and the National Education Association's political action committee, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, today endorsed the reelection of United States Representative Rodney Davis.
Eric Cantor abandons his constituents in race to the high-dollar revolving door
Former Majority Leader Eric Cantor is leaving the swamp of Capitol Hill early to return home, to live and work among the people of Henrico and Culpeper Counties whom he's represented for 14 years.
Crooks and Liars
John Boehner's Monster: How Irrational Racist Hatred For Obama Will Destroy The GOP
An essay published after the ready-to-govern GOP voted to sue President Obama that sums up the demise of the Republican Party nicely.
Thom Tillis, House vote to restore film incentives
Speaker Thom Tillis broke with many fellow Republicans in backing a measure that would essentially extend the tax credits that supporters say have helped the industry prosper in Charlotte and elsewhere in the state.
3 big issues Congress will likely punt for now
Congress is getting ready to leave Washington for a five-week summer recess and, despite progress on reforming the VA and a short-term fix to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from running dry , there are a host of difficult issues that will be left hanging until they return.
Post and Courier
Poll: Many voters disapprove of S.C. Legislature
South Carolina's legislative session this year was rife with controversy and a lack of progress on key issues, likely contributing to voters' general disapproval of the Legislature as a whole, according to experts and a new Palmetto Politics poll.
US News & World Report
Obama's Endorsement of D.C. Statehood Is Too Little, Too Late
If you're gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual and work for a federal contractor, you are now protected from job discrimination .