Rick Santorum

John Boehner

Opinion: Shame Of The Senate

The Brain Dead Republican Congress has had some low points, but last week’s Senate vote on a United Nations treaty for the disabled was notable in its outrageousness.

12/10/2012

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney’s Sinking Ship

Romney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.

09/26/2012

Paul Ryan (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.

08/15/2012

An Obamacare supporter at the Supreme Court (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.

06/28/2012

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Could A Foreign Country Buy A U.S. Election?

What is to stop a foreign country from funneling money through US businesses or political donors into Super PACs to buy US elections?

06/25/2012

Rick Santorum

Santorum: ‘This Is The Most Important Election In The History Of Our Country’

Conservatives heard from a host of potential vice presidential candidates at a gathering in Rosemont Friday, and all seemed emboldened by Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in the Wisconsin recall election.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Rick Santorum

Caliendo: Time To Think About Convention, General Election With Santorum Out

Rick Santorum withdrew from the Republican presidential race Tuesday, and political analyst Stephen Caliendo says Mitt Romney will now be thinking about the general election and picking a running mate.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Surrounded by members of his family, Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum announces he will be suspending his campaign during a press conference at the Gettysburg Hotel on April 10, 2012 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Santorum's three-year-old daughter, Bella, became ill over the Easter holiday and poll numbers showed he was losing to Mitt Romney in his home state of Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Santorum Drops Out; Romney Campaign Credits Illinois With Helping Seal The Deal

Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican race for president on Tuesday, clearing the way for a showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in November. The head of Romney’s campaign in Illinois credited this state as having a big influence in Santorum’s decision to end his bid for the GOP nomination.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Mitt Romney

Caliendo: Romney Will Likely Be Nominated, But No Dropouts Coming Yet

Mitt Romney had a clean sweep Tuesday, handily winning the Republican primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Jim Edgar

Edgar: GOP Campaign Has Gone On Too Long

Count former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar among those who feel the protracting GOP Primary campaign could hurt the party.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

Mitt Romney discusses his victory in the Illinois Republican primary at a rally in suburban Schaumburg. (Credit: CBS)

Romney Beats Santorum In Illinois Primary

Mitt Romney has won the Republican presidential primary in Illinois, easily beating rival Rick Santorum.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Phone

Voters: Political Robocalls Won’t Stop

A local man says he turned his phone off Monday, after literally getting political robocalls every couple minutes.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney

Voters Head To Polls For Illinois Primary

Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday morning for an Illinois primary election that experts have said could be “defining” for the Republican presidential race.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

John McCain

McCain: Illinois Could Be ‘Defining’ Primary For GOP

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Monday that the Illinois primary may now be the “defining” contest in the Republican presidential race.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum

Romney, Santorum Court Votes Across Illinois

Mitt Romney will return to Chicago from Springfield Monday morning, to speak at the university where President Barack Obama used to teach.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

President Obama appeared at a Chicago fundraiser on Friday. (CBS)

Presidential Politics Take Center Stage In Chicago

Presidential politics is taking center stage in Chicago today and over the weekend, with the top two GOP presidential candidates and President Obama making swings though the area.

03/16/2012

Mitt Romney

Romney In Rosemont: ‘I’m An Economic Heavyweight’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a crack about the purported Chicago tradition of voting early and often Friday, as he campaigned at a restaurant in Rosemont.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (Credit: CBS)

Gingrich Drumming Up Support In Illinois

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was in northwest suburban Rosemont on Wednesday, less than a week ahead of the Illinois GOP primary. He’s third in the delegate count behind Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, and running second among those who say they are looking for “a true conservative.”

CBS 2–03/14/2012

Rick Santorum

Caliendo: Romney Remains Frontrunner Despite Santorum Victories

Rick Santorum boldly declared Tuesday night that he would win the Republican presidential primary before the convention, but mathematically, Mitt Romney remains the frontrunner, political analyst Stephen Caliendo says.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum (L) and Mitt Romney debate on February 22, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Prolonged GOP Battle Gives Illinois Primary More Significance

Political experts differ a bit on whether Illinois’ Republican Primary is gaining in importance in the party’s struggle to find a Presidential nominee.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

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