Protesters Set Up 'Durbinville' Shantytown To Oppose Entitlement Program CutsAbout 300 spirited demonstrators lined up at a makeshift soup kitchen and shanty town set up in Federal Plaza on Thursday, to protest the possibility of cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as Congress looks to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”
Opinion: Romney Clearly Won The Debate - AgainThe debate results are much less lopsided than the first debate, but Obama’s failed promises of the past four years which were clearly expressed by Romney dictate that Obama couldn’t win the debate. Romney won again.
Opinion: Joe Biden Schooled Paul Ryan With Facts And SubstanceMitt Romney's apprentice salesman stepped on the stage last night and delivered his talking points, but little more. Throughout the night, Joe Biden delivered lesson after lesson to the ambitious young Congressman from Wisconsin.
Opinion: Ryan-Biden Vice Presidential Debate Necessarily SpiritedBoth candidates did what they had set out to do. Biden reached out to his base, and Ryan spoke to those who don’t like the direction the country is headed. Republicans are likely not happy that Ryan didn’t deliver the knock-out debate Mitt Romney did a week ago while Democrats are, as previously stated, ecstatic Biden didn’t have a bad night.
CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and GovernmentVestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.
Opinion: In A Cautious Debate Obama Gets The Points He NeededLike Reagan's cautious approach to the debates in 1984, Obama knows he is the president. Obama was the cautious champ, picking his moments and more concerned with overplaying his hand than winning every point in the first meeting.
Opinion: Unlike Obama, Romney Has A Plan To Save Social SecurityUnlike Obama, Mitt Romney has been talking about his plan to save Social Security on the campaign trail in the recent past. Though it is getting little to no coverage in the national press, it should be getting the positive “buzz” it deserves.
Opinion: Despite Obama Attacks Romney Will Win The Senior VoteObama has been moving the needle with seniors using distorted arguments about Social Security and Medicare. Fortunately for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney, seniors' top concern is the economy's struggles under Obama and seniors have overwhelming voted Republican in the last two presidential elections.
Opinion: Republicans Endorse Todd Akin As Senate Chances Slip AwayAfter Mitt Romney’s 47% don’t pay taxes remark, Conservative columnist Peggy Noonan dubbed the Romney campaign a “rolling calamity” for all its problems and continuing self-inflicted wounds. At this point, she might have to extend that label to Republican efforts to take the majority in the Senate as they flounder and flip flop.
Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The SameMitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let's see what you really pay as a percentage. Let's see what deductions you take. Let's see how addicted to federal benefits you are.
Opinion: Romney's 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Shows He's Exactly Who We Thought He WasThe recently released tape of Romney speaking to donors at a closed door fundraiser has exposed Mitt Romney to, in fact, be the person Democrats have portrayed him to be: a rich, out of touch, arrogant man that has no respect or connection to the American middle class and absolutely no interest in making the American middle class stronger.
Identity Thieves Have A New Target: Your Tax Return MoneyCBS 2's Dorothy Tucker talked with two Chicagoans who say they are the victims of tax fraud, a crime that has spiked in recent years.
Police: Joliet Man Threatened To Kill Social Security StaffA 65-year-old man upset with reductions to his benefits allegedly threatened to kill employees at the Social Security Administration this week.
Mom Fights For Benefits For Missing Son's Young DaughterFive years now after the disappearance of a 26-year-old DeKalb County man – and almost two years since a court declared him dead – his mother says she is fighting to keep Social Security death benefits for her son’s young daughter.
Seniors Join Occupy Chicago To Protest Safety Net Program CutsA large group of seniors joined Occupy Chicago protesters at Federal Plaza Monday morning for a lively protest.