Illinois City Bans Assault Rifles — Imposes Fines of $1,000 Per Day

When 17 people were killed by a teenager with an assault rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s day, a renewed national debate on gun control laws erupted.  Many gun control advocates began pushing anew for a complete ban on assault-style rifles and also large capacity magazines, since these are the items that have been used in most of the mass murders in the United States in recent years. read more

Rauner Tells Illinois Democrats if They Won’t Punish the Taxpayers, He Will: Part II of a Series Covering Illinois Politics

Rauner has chosen to plunder the state for his own private interest and those of his cronies.

Republican Redux: Governor Bruce Rauner Brings Ruin to Illinois: Part I of a Series Covering Illinois Politics

Rauner is falling in with the strategy we have seen from Sam Brownback in Kansas, Scott Walker in Wisconsin, and Rick Snyder in Michigan

Supreme Court Could Hear, Overturn Assault Weapons Ban

The Supreme Court could decide as early as Tuesday whether to hear a challenge to Highland Park, Illinois' municipal assault weapons ban.

Nervous Republicans Worry That Trump Will Give Democrats The White House And Senate

Strategists fear Trump could badly lose a general election campaign, dragging a lot of Republican Senate candidates down with him.

IL Newspaper Crushes Sen. Kirk’s Moderate Reputation By Calling Him A Loud-Mouthed Radical

A local newspaper lashed out at Kirk's extreme rhetoric on the Iran deal, calling him the love child of Michele Bachmann and Ted Cruz.

Illinois Gov. Rauner Projects His Hypocritical Conflict of Interest on Democrats and Unions

Over the weekend, Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner assailed state legislators who accept campaign contributions from public employee unions for being guilty of a "conflict of interest." As is usually the case with any Republican, Rauner is guilty of psychological projection as well as gross hypocrisy.

Two Months Into Office, Illinois GOP Governor Rauner’s Approval Rating Under 37 Percent

Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner's approval rating is just 36.5 percent, according to a Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll.

Obama Recovery In Full Swing As Unemployment Fell In Every One Of The 50 States Last Year

Every U.S. state and the District of Columbia, saw their unemployment rate drop from 2013 to 2014.

GOP Governors Slash Education To Grow Their Ignorant Base 

Because Republicans depend on "the widespread ignorance of objective reality," their fascist threat to democracy is only succeeding due to the abundance of ignorance and gross stupidity of America's uneducated citizenry. Subsequently, Republicans are building on their success and slashing education funding at a record pace to produce an entire population of stupid conservative voters.

Chris Christie’s Fear Mongering Ebola Quarantine Of Nurse Blows Up In His Face

On Monday, a day after he told Fox News he had "no second thoughts" about his decision to forcibly quarantine a nurse who had just returned from West Africa, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie reversed course and announced that he was allowing Kaci Hickox to return to her home in Maine.

Illinois Republicans Stand Behind Candidate Who Confessed to Committing Voter Fraud in 2008 and 2012

Illinois Republicans are stooping particularly low with their support for a candidate who admitted she was registered to vote in two states and voted in both states during the 2008 and 2012 election cycles.

Chris Christie Condemns Democratic Process As Shocking And Underhanded

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was absolutely outraged that a bipartisan election commission in Illinois simplified the voting process that he claimed is "shocking," and a "major obstacle for the GOP's gubernatorial candidates."

God Does Not Want you to Drink Starbucks, Says David Barton

God really does NOT want you drinking Starbucks! It's that "holiness" or "sanctification" thingie. Just don't ask Barton which verse it is

ENDA is Great but Do Not Count the Religious Loons Out

They claim to defend religious liberty but they need to read the Pledge of Allegiance with its vow of "liberty and justice for ALL"

Obama Attacks Get Absurd as the President Is Called a Wussy Gay Drag Queen

Internet TV show host Stan Solomon indulges in fantasies of a cross-dressing, feminist-dominated Barack Obama

We’re Not Taking Any More of Romney’s Lies: Chicago Teachers’ Strike Edition

Today's edition of 'We're not gonna take it anymore' features a desperate attempt by Romney's to conflate a 2011 Joe Biden statement as the President's position on today's Chicago teachers' strike.

Tea Party Deadbeat Joe Walsh Tells Sandra Fluke to get a Job

Tea Party hero Joe Walsh told a diner full of old white folks that Sandra Fluke needs to get a job, equating healthcare with'entitlement