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Politics David Axelrod

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was to Chicago, the state's great metropolis- a city the political boss once controlled down to the last garbage truck. But if Daley's Chicago was "the city...

  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Feb 8- As speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Michael Madigan has outlasted five governors and is now on his sixth. This year, the Chicago Democrat will become longest-serving state or federal House speaker in the United States since at least the early 1800 s. Madigan is to Illinois what his late mentor, Mayor Richard J. Daley, was...

  • Barack Obama knows a thing or two about winning elections and having pressed Italy's Mario Monti into running for prime minister in next month's elections, the US president is also lending some advice.

  • DANVILLE, Ky.-- Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan pull up a couple of chairs for a vice presidential debate that has mushroomed in importance since Mitt Romney's strong showing in the first presidential faceoff.

  • WASHINGTON-- Four years ago, Joe Biden was careful not to appear overly aggressive in his vice presidential debate with Sarah Palin, then a newcomer to the national stage. Now, as he prepares to debate Paul Ryan, a 14- year House veteran and the top Republican budget writer, Biden is less concerned about looking like a bully.

  • *Romney claws his way back after first debate* Only 2 points behind in Reuters/ Ipsos poll By Steve Holland. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct 7- Mitt Romney appeared on Sunday to have halted his perilous slide in the polls and is back to running a close race with President Barack Obama as he prepares a new assault on the Democrat over foreign policy.

  • *Only 2 points behind in Reuters/ Ipsos poll. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct 7- Mitt Romney appeared on Sunday to have halted his perilous slide in the polls and is back to running a close race with President Barack Obama as he prepares a new assault on the Democrat over foreign policy.

  • WASHINGTON-- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shifting sharply to the political center as he begins to deliver a closing argument aimed at a slice of moderate, undecided voters a month before Election Day.

  • WASHINGTON-- With President Barack Obama knocked off stride and the election looming, the government is issuing new unemployment data likely to underscore the slow economic recovery and ensure that jobs remain the top issue of the presidential campaign.