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    Illinois Senate Debate

    Candidates for the U.S. Senate from Illinois took part in a debate. The candidates are seeking the position vacated by the planned retirement of Senator Fitzgerald. Mr. Obama…

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    Illinois Senate Debate

    Illinois Senate candidates Representative Mark Kirk (R) and Alexi Giannoulias (D) debated various issues.

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    David Axelrod Conversation with James Warren

    David Axelrod spoke to James Warren about working in the White House and the goals of the Obama administration. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Illinois Gubernatorial Debate

    In a studio before an audience, the candidates debated many issues, including gambling, corruption, local issues, abortion, gun control, the budget, the economy, education, and…

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    Illinois Gubernatorial Debate

    Illinois gubernatorial candidates Governor Pat Quinn (D) and Bill Brady (R) debated various issues.

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    Illinois Senate Debate

    Senator Dick Durbin debated Republican challenger Steve Sauerberg. 


    Their only televised debate was sponsored by WTTW and the City Club of Chicago and broadcast on WTTW’s…

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    Representative Quigley on Washington Politics

    Mike Quigley talked about his first year serving as a U.S. representative from Illinois, and other political issues including government spending and ethics. He also answered questions…

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    White House Policy Issues

    A senior adviser to President Clinton talked about campaign finance reform and the policies of the administration. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience on a…

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    Physicians Against Landmines

    Dr. Smith talked about his organization and the importance of banning land mines in wars. He outlined the problems around the world associated with land mines. Following his…

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    Public Policy and Governor Blagojevich

    Lt. Governor Patrick Quinn spoke about public policy in Illinois and government operations while Governor Blagojevich faced both impeachment proceedings and a federal investigation for…

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    Public Policy Luncheon with Sen. Roland Burris

    Senator Roland Burris spoke at a public policy luncheon held by the City Club of Chicago. He defended himself in the midst of the multiple probes into the circumstances surrounding his…

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    Book Discussion on Eleanor and Harry: The Correspondence

    Mr. Neal talked about his book Eleanor and Harry: The Correspondence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, published by Scribner. Mr. Neal collected the 254 letters…

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    The Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis

    Representative Danny Davis spoke about the mortgage foreclosure crisis and the Second Chance Act. He spoke specifically about housing issues in Chicago and about African American…

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    Partisanship and the Paula Jones Case

    Mr. Bennett described a “scandal machine” driven by politics and the media. He strongly criticized the Independent Counsel Statute saying that it had become a…

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    Independent Counsel Abuses

    Mr. Ickes spoke about politics in Washington, DC and particularly about independent counsels and the amount of money they spend to investigate criminal allegations. He used the…

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    U.S. Politics

    Mr. Rostenkowksi made his first public speech since being released from federal prison after serving several months for mail fraud. He spoke about the state of U.S.…

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    Democratic Party Agenda

    Governor Romer, chair of the Democratic National Committee, compared the agenda of the Democratic Party with that of the Republican Party. He praised President Clinton and the balanced…

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    Transportation Issues

    Representative Hastert spoke about the legislative agenda in the House, and focused on transportation programs.

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