Unions, Retirees Slam Mayor's Plan To Cut Health Care SubsidyUnion leaders and retirees blasted Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday for saving $108.7 million by phasing out a city subsidy for retiree health care and using roughly the same amount of public money to build a new basketball arena near McCormick Place.
Lawmaker Pushing For More Oversight Of Health Care For Prison InmatesAn Illinois House committee has held a hearing aimed on a proposal to providing more oversight for the private company that maintains health care in the Illinois prison system.
Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart WorkersAfter all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.
Opinion: Happy ThanksgivingThe Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.
Opinion: Four More Years Of GridlockEven the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.
Opinion: This Is What A Mandate Looks LikeAfter two years and more than two billion dollars spent, President Obama was returned to Washington with a clear mandate on the economy and the direction of the country.
Opinion: President Obama Says Vote For RevengeOn Friday, President Barack Obama told his supporters at a campaign rally – inside a public high school, no less – to vote for revenge!
Opinion: Obamacare Should Win It For Mitt RomneyIf you’re still looking for a reason to decide on which candidate to vote for, think about Obamacare and the fact that one report after another clearly shows that it’s going to cost the nation much, much more than originally stated by President Obama and his administration.
Opinion: Single-Issue Voting Is Wrong In These Multi-Issue TimesConsider the economy, the job market, the recent horrendous occurrences in the Middle East before voting for a person because of his race, his social-issue promises, or any other rather selfish reasons.
Opinion: Obamacare Is Bad For Small BusinessAs the final days of the presidential campaign of 2012 wind down, there is ongoing concern about what President Barack Obama’s law for requiring businesses to provide health care for its employees will do to small business owners.
Opinion: Why Don't Republicans Understand Rape?Once again, a Republican politician has said something extreme about rape. Extreme and extremely stupid.
Opinion: Republicans, Abortion and LyingFrom being deceitful on Romney's actual position on abortion to being deceitful that women get pregnant from rape or that women can die from pregnancy complications it is time to call the GOP on the deceit and the stupidity.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Debate Supreme Court NomineesWith four of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices in their 70s and the next president in the position of possibly shaping the future of affirmative action, gay rights, abortions, and more with appointments he might make should any openings occur, the question of what kind of nominee he might put forth was posed to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney in the CBS Local President Forum.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Appealing To Women Voters!With this grueling presidential contest heading into the final days, President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov Mitt Romney are getting in touch with their softer side as polls show women voters could be the ones to determine the outcome.
CBS Local Presidential Forum Romney/Obama: Exchange Barbs Over Obamacare Vs. RomneycareObamacare and Romneycare are so associated with President Barack Obama and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney that each took time to field a question about their namesake plan and health care in the CBS Local Presidential Forum.