Josh Kalven

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by Josh Kalven
2:45pm
Fri Nov 6, 2009

Friday Videos: "Kirk Going Rogue ... On Himself," Hamos' First Ad

There are two new campaign ads out this afternoon. First up, Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias' campaign has a new web video slamming GOP frontrunner Mark Kirk for seeking Sarah Palin's support: On a related note, the Sun-Times ...
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by Josh Kalven
5:40pm
Wed Nov 4, 2009

IL-GOV: Quinn And Hynes Hitting Hard

It's a little under three months until the February 2 primary, but the Democratic gubernatorial battle has already been chock full of negative attacks.  The most recent round started late last week.  Check out our play-by-play below: Friday, October 30 ...
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by Josh Kalven
9:23am
Wed Nov 4, 2009

Ah, Election Day '08

November 4 of last year.  What a day it was.  Here's a flashback to the scene that morning in Chicago...
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by Josh Kalven
1:25pm
Tue Nov 3, 2009

The Race For Cook Co. Board Prez: A Mess In The Making

For those who haven't been following it closely, here's the latest news on the Democratic primary candidates for Cook County board president. As you'll soon learn, it's a messy, messy affair at the moment.  Danny Davis For months now, the 7th District congressman ...
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by Josh Kalven
6:05pm
Mon Nov 2, 2009

IL-SEN: Giannoulias Releases Poll, Jackson Files,

Since entering the U.S. Senate race, former Chicago Inspector General David Hoffman has repeatedly suggested that fellow Democrat Alexi Giannoulias can't beat GOP frontrunner Mark Kirk in the general election.  Today, the Giannoulias campaign released a poll that ...
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by Josh Kalven
10:00am
Mon Nov 2, 2009

Recapping The Showdown

Last week at this time, thousands of outraged taxpayers and activists were taking to the streets to protest the banking industry's destruction of the economy and obstruction of much-needed financial regulatory reform.  Whether you missed the action or were in the thick of it, ...
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by Josh Kalven
10:24am
Thu Oct 29, 2009

Adventures In Campaign Twittering

As some may have noticed, our campaign coverage has taken a back-seat to some other issues in the past month.  Expect it to ramp back up at the beginning of next week. In the meantime, those interested in the intersection of social media and political ...
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by Josh Kalven
11:09am
Tue Oct 27, 2009

ABA Showdown: The March Down Michigan (UPDATED)

Today marks the final day of the Showdown in Chicago and it began with a huge march across the Chicago River to the downtown Sheraton, home to the American Bankers Association's annual conference.  As of 11 a.m., thousands of participants were streaming up to the hotel, where ...
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by Josh Kalven
1:38pm
Mon Oct 26, 2009

ABA Showdown: Protestors Storm Wells Fargo

The Showdown in Chicago continues ... Via SEIU and National People's Action, here's some great video of a surprise rally that followed the Goldman Sachs protest we highlighted earlier.  Many of those same demonstrators headed over to Wells Fargo's office building and gathered ...
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by Josh Kalven
12:18pm
Mon Oct 26, 2009

ABA Showdown: Bair Says "No More Bailouts!", Protestors Surround Goldman Sachs HQ

This morning marked the second day of the Showdown in Chicago.  It started with a speech by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) chair Sheila Bair, who strongly expressed her support for the formation of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency (she is also scheduled to ...

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