Message to readers:

Although the number of readers is WAY up, contributions aren’t. Because of that I am considering switching to a subscription website.  The cost would be minimal, maybe $5-$10 a month.  Stories would not be posted to Facebook, Twitter, and other sites like they are now. Another option is to have a premium site for people […]

Replacing Aaron Schock – breaking

By:  Diane Benjamin Look for an announcement here by 11:00 am tomorrow. A local law enforcement officer and naval reservist will be announcing tomorrow his intent to run.  He was already planning on running against Schock in 2016. Stay tuned . . . (He evidently changed his mind, or maybe Lahood called him too.)

Fly On the Wall – guess who is running for Congress

Email List Almost finished… We need to confirm your email address. To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Erika Harold for Congress 2101 Windsor Place Champaign, IL 61820 Obviously going to take on Rodney (NoLabels) Davis.  The address is the GOP headquarters in Champaign.

Why Congress is hated

In 2011, 60 Minutes exposed that insider trading was legal for members of congress, but illegal for everyone else.  Congress quickly passed legislation making it more difficult for them to profit from information they have, but us little people don’t.   Last month congress repealed the part of the legislation requiring internet disclosure.  This protects them […]

Nearly Half of Congress Vulnerable to Fraudulent and Foreign Donations, Obama, Romney

Of the 446 House and Senate members who have an online donation page, 47.3% do not require the three or four digit credit card security number (officially called the Card Verification Value, or the CVV) for Internet contributions. The CVV is an industry-standard anti-fraud credit card security feature used by over 90% of all e-commerce […]

Dr Gill Supported by Dick Durbin – Why both are WRONG for America

Below is a copy of Dr. Gill’s statement along with commentary as to where he is wrong. Statement of Dr. David Gill on Endorsement of Senator Dick Durbin Published on: August 5, 2012 Thank you Senator Durbin. I’m humbled by your support and look forward to being YOUR Congressman in Washington, and partnering with you […]

Lest We Forget – What happened in 2010

January 2010 Oil price 1/15:  78.00  (NYSE) Scott Brown (R) wins Sen. Edward Kennedy’s (D-Mass.) old seat; health care reform on the ropes. Supreme Court issues major decision on campaign finance reform; Democrats vow to pursue legislative fix. President Obama delivers State of the Union address; Justice Samuel Alito shakes head as Obama scolds high-court […]

Lest We Forget-What happened in 2009

Are you better off today? January 2009 Unemployment 7.2% Gasoline Price 1.626 (CNN) Oil price 1/16: 36.51 (NYSE) House passes stimulus bill February 2009 First Chicago TEA Party – 2/27/09 Obama orders 17,000 additional troops to Afghanistan Tom Daschle withdraws as Health and Human Services secretary nominee Obama signs children’s health care bill into law […]