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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College on July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois.

Obama’s Final Campaign Started Today

“I have now run my last campaign,” President Barack Obama said today before a cheering crowd in Galesburg, Illinois. He cares about only one thing now, he said — that which he can achieve in the remaining 1,276 days of...

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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

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President Barack Obama walks up the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., on July 24, 2013. Obama is traveling to Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding the economy.

Obama’s Knox Redux: Returning to the Economy with Tools This Time

President Barack Obama is probably having an easier morning — technologically speaking — than he did the last time he gave a speech at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. In 2005, Obama, then a newly elected senator, was set to...

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan waves before Gov. Pat Quinn's 2013 annual budget address at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan waves before Gov. Pat Quinn's 2013 annual budget address at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Madigan’s Opt-Out of Illinois Guv’s Race: Boosts Dems Quinn, Daley

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says she’s running for re-election, not for Illinois governor. You could almost hear the sigh of relief from Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who was facing a potential Democratic primary challenge from one of the state’s...

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Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley, left, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg take part in a discussion economics and politics of immigration during a meeting of The Chicago Economic Club on Aug. 14, 2012, in Chicago.

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Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley, left, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg take part in a discussion economics and politics of immigration during a meeting of The Chicago Economic Club on Aug. 14, 2012, in Chicago.

Bloomberg Backing Daley in Illinois

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ventured into a governor’s race 800 miles away today, endorsing former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s effort to unseat Illinois’s Democratic chief executive, Pat Quinn, in next year’s primary. In a...

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Newly-crowned Miss America 2003 Erika Harold reacts as she walks on the runway September 21, 2002 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Newly-crowned Miss America 2003 Erika Harold reacts as she walks on the runway September 21, 2002 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Former Miss America Seeks Illinois U.S. House Seat

Erika Harold, a former Miss America, is seeking a new title: member of Congress. Harold, an Illinois Republican, will challenge one-term incumbent Rodney Davis in a primary election next March in the state’s 13th District, which takes in Champaign, Decatur and...

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with fans prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits with fans prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series NRA 500 on April 13, 2013 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas to Chicago: Send Us Your Overtaxed, Underemployed Masses

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has  picked Chicago as his latest job-recruitment target, running print and Internet advertisements through a weekly business newspaper urging Illinois companies to move to the second-most populous state. In February, radio ads launched by Perry asked...

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. speaks to reporters following a Democratic Caucus on August 1, 2011 at the Capitol.

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Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. speaks to reporters following a Democratic Caucus on August 1, 2011 at the Capitol.

For Jackson Jr., It’s About the Money

Jesse L. Jackson Jr., the former Illinois Democratic congressman accused of using campaign funds for personal enrichment, once co-authored a book about the importance of financial planning and building wealth. Jackson wrote the 1999 book “It’s About the Money!” along...

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

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The Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

Republican Re-branding Mirrored by States: ‘Lincoln Republicans’

As Republican National Committee members meet in Charlotte to plot a way toward more electoral success, state parties are copying the national party’s reinvention study. Pat Brady, chairman of the Illinois Republican Party, announced today that he’s forming his own...

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President Barack Obama shown in Times Square in New York.

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President Barack Obama shown in Times Square in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 242

That’s the number of electoral votes in the states that Democrats have won in six straight presidential elections. The tally includes 18 states and the District of Columbia. The total of 242 electoral votes is just 28 below the 270...

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