Tuesday, Nov 28, 2006
* Blagojevich hasnâ€™t paid for lawsuit
* Journalism.org: With each election cycle come more websites and more political predictions. With a Democratic surge apparent, and more competitive contests this year, the race for prognostications was even more intense than usual. Who fared best in the 2006 midterm elections?
* Rasmussen: When it comes to the issues of taxes and abortion, Democrats hold a very modest advantage over Republicans. However, on health care, Social Security, and education, voters trust Democrats more than Republicans by a double-digit margin. But, despite the difference of degree, Democrats have the edge on all five issues.
* Who Is Middle Class? - Democrats Take Up The Cause, But Group Is Undefined
* Democratic gains in suburbs spell trouble for GOP
* Bouman: The re-election of Gov. Rod Blagojevich in Illinois showed the country that fighting for expanded health care is not only good policy, it’s good politics.
* Editorial: Duckworth a fine choice for vets post
* Editorial: Stripping a racketeer’s pension
* AP: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that dismissed a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA, ending a case that became a windfall for the county where it originated but helped feed its reputation as a “judicial hellhole.”
* Malpractice caps face big challenge
* Tribune: An attorney for Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Thomas said today his client offered to accept a reduced settlement after a $7 million victory in a defamation case against a Kane County newspaper but opposing attorneys didn’t respond.
* Murnane: More to Thomas verdict than victory for chief justice?
* Lawmaker miffed that mayor said ‘no’ to state flood aid; mayor didn’t want to jeopardize federal aid
* “Official Use of the name ‘Republican’â€
* Bill Brady: The GOP of Lincoln and Reagan can rebuild
* McNamee: How our Dirty Dozen would lock up Olympics
* Employee fired by Cook commissioner last year says she did political and personal work on county time, but he says she is retaliating
* American Spectator “analyst” claims that in Illinois, “Republicans are closer to the majority in the state senate”
* Zorn: Pension windfall for Steele is no accident of law
* Media Week: The battle for audience supremacy in the online news category continues to be a fiercely competitive three-horse race, despite efforts by some of the biggest traditional news players to strengthen their digital output.