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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn looks over a drought-damaged ear of corn on the farm of Jerry Kitowski on July 16, 2012 in Waltonville, Illinois.

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn looks over a drought-damaged ear of corn on the farm of Jerry Kitowski on July 16, 2012 in Waltonville, Illinois.

Quinn Defends 25%: Bloomberg Bkfst

Unlike his two immediate predecessors, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn isn’t in prison. Still, staying out of legal trouble hasn’t helped the Democrat’s approval ratings. In a Public Policy Polling survey released late last month, Quinn’s job approval rating stood at...

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Rep. Tim Scott makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.

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Rep. Tim Scott makes brief remarks with fellow GOP freshmen after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the U.S. Capitol on June 2, 2011.

DeMint Departure Could Seat Black Senator: Tim Scott

For all the progress in U.S. race relations since Martin Luther King  Jr. kicked the civil rights movement into gear in the late 1950s — changes underscored by Barack Obama’s presidency — the paucity of black Senate members stands out like an...

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