How Super are Super Delegates?

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By: Becca Mayer

Intern: World Trade Council, Chicago

As a young but interested voter, it is a bit of a shock to learn that the democratic system in America is not direct; the popular vote does not secure nominations or office. For the primary, the math of how a nominee actually becomes nominated varies with the Republican and Democrat parties, however both use a delegate system. The Republican system happens to ...

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Skies Darken for GOP Budget

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House Republicans departed Washington on Wednesday for a two-week recess without moving any closer to a consensus on how to resolve their months-long budget battle.

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will now have just four days to bridge wide gaps within the GOP on a trillion-dollar spending blueprint when members return in mid-April. An agreement on the budget has remained elusive for months, with GOP lawmakers refusing ...

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Brown: Pension Decision Sends City Back to Square None

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel testifies during the House Committee Hearing on Personnel and Pensions at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday in 2012. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman)

CHICAGO 03/24/2016, 03:36pm

From the Chicago Sun-Times

By: Mark Brown

OK, now what?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city pension crisis landed back at square one Thursday, the main difference being that square one is now located in a deeper hole than when Emanuel took over as mayor five years ago.

Emanuel is not really to ...

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Antonin Scalia’s Legacy

 

Upon the reported death of Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, the Onion, a news medium domiciled in some vague office building on Chicago’s near north side, offered the following as an epitaph: Justice Scalia Dead Following 30-Year Battle With Social Progress: (The Onion is a publication best known as “king ...
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What Causes Inflation in the United States

As we all know, that inflation affects everything around us, from basic necessities like housing, food, medical care and utilities from cosmetics to auto-mobiles. But do we really know what is really happening with inflation?

This article will examine the fundamental factors behind inflation in the United States including cost-push inflation, demand-pull inflation and the impact of consumer expectations on inflation.

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New state law to cap community college staff buyouts and severance agreements

Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law caps that will limit the amount a community college may offer staff members in buyout or severance agreements, limiting to offer no more than one year of salary and benefits in a buyout or severance package.

The legislation, introduced in the Illinois House by State Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton), was prompted by the College of DuPage Board of Trustees’ $763,000 buyout offer of their scandal-ridden President Robert Breuder last year.

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