Politics

The pension reform bill passed last week in Springfield, Illinois, is just another stall, delaying once again any real attempt at solving the state's $100-billion pension plan shortfall.

The bailout of General Motors served many purposes, but it most decidedly was no victory for American citizens or taxpayers, despite claims by the president and those in his administration.

An 11-year-old who was banned from selling mistletoe in a public park in downtown Portland, Oregon now has more orders for packages of the popular holiday plant than she can handle.

With the Obama administration still under fire for scandalously abusing the IRS to target conservative and Tea Party organizations, a Democrat-led District Attorney’s office in Wisconsin is making headlines nationwide for a controversial secret investigation — a so-called “fishing expedition,” according to some critics — of political forces that supported GOP Gov. Scott Walker. While details of the shadowy probe remain murky, multiple conservative political organizations and figures have reportedly been subjected to raids and subpoenas searching for evidence of campaign-law violations. Sources quoted in media reports said they did not know of any liberal groups or Democrat candidates contacted in the probe.

Political expediency and pressure from the Democrat party forced Colorado State Senator Evie Hudak to resign rather than face a recall election.

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