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Obama campaign visits Chicago

By Vanessa Morton

January 17, 2012

With his first term in office nearing an end, President Barack Obama began his fight for re-election as he made his first campaign stop in his home city.Long lines sprawled out of the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Road, on Jan. 11, for a chance to hear the president speak about his plans and hopes for the future of the country.But the president’s trip back home wasn’t filled with warm welcome...

GOP contender stirs debate on racial vote

By Matt Watson

October 24, 2011

African-Americans have been a backbone of the Democratic Party for decades. Portraits of John F. Kennedy adorn walls alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesus in the homes of many elderly blacks. There is a long history that explains this phenomenon. The Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln was the one that freed the slaves, but Democrat Lyndon Johnson ended segregation and declared war on poverty, and Democrats enacted affir...

No knowledge, no problem in GOP

By Samuel Charles

September 19, 2011

The Republican Party has been unabashedly candid about its mission during this election season. Their goal, as several party leaders have freely admitted, is to unseat President Barack Obama by any means necessary.Give them credit for being open about their desire, though. Few politicos have the testicular fortitude to say what they really think.But stop with the credit right there.The frontrunners for the party’s presid...

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