Morning shorts - UPDATED x1
Friday, Aug 25, 2006
Â· Notice how this story didn’t come out until after his Bridgeport fundraiser? “Sorich talks to grand jury”
Â· IVI-IPO backs Todd Stroger
Â· “Two of three janitors accused with a secretary of state administrator of a scheme in which they were paid for some 8,000 hours not on the job pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of wire fraud.”
Â· “The state Department of Human Services is not doing enough to verify that low-income residents who receive federal grants deserve them, an audit released Thursday said.”
Â· “This month’s Diageo/Hotline poll should serve as a small splash of cold water on “Speaker” Pelosi and “Majority Leader” Reid. But just a splash. The upshot: our snapshot of likely voters suggests that, nationwide, Republicans may be as ginned up as Democrats. Or both Dems and Republicans may be equally motivated to vote — even if that level of motivation is low. That said, control of Congress won’t be decided by the votes of a majority of likely voters in the country. It’ll be decided by voters in about a dozen states across several dozen congressional districts.”
Â· “But if you are betting on the generic ballot to predict control of the House, even when it looks awfully strong for Democrats, you might want to think again. The relationship has weakened and the uncertainty is huge.”
Â· Champaign Co. Dems change rules to allow party to endorse in primaries
Â· Friday Beer Blogging
Â· It’s funny because it’s true: What your favorite Springfield radio show says about you
Â· Muir: Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
Â· Hiram: In Illinois 6th Roskam Supports Less Than 1.3% Of Illinois Residents With Estate Tax Repeal
Â· Austin Mayor: NRCC: Taking The Low Road
Â· Morning-after pill OK without prescription
Â· O’Hare flight caps in place through 2008
Â· UPDATE: This is fascinating.
Bill Tancerâ€™s latest post about Hitwise having advance indications of yesterdayâ€™s announcement of a drop in July home sales is fascinating. In short, Bill points out that the National Association of Realtors require 3-4 weeks to put their analysis together, so, even though Septemberâ€™s almost upon us, weâ€™re just now hearing that home sales in July fell.