Jesse Jackson Jr
Oct 30, 2013 — Republicans increasingly attack the Affordable Care Act for violating President Obama's vow that people could keep health plans they liked... As congressional budget talks start, the White House seems focused more on reducing sequester cuts than getting new revenue... Is there an Obamacare goldmine?
Aug 14, 2013 — Jackson pleaded guilty to using more than $750,000 from his campaign fund for personal purchases, including a Rolex watch, furniture and fur capes and parkas.
Feb 28, 2013 — Also: DC Comics kills off Batman's legendary sidekick; Jesse Jackson Jr. is reportedly writing a memoir; and banned performance enhancing drugs in literary competitions.
Feb 25, 2013 — Should she win Tuesday's special election in Chicago, Robin Kelly will become the 30th female African-American member of the House in the nation's history. This week's Political Junkie column has the complete list, starting with Shirley Chisholm, first elected in 1968.
Feb 20, 2013 — The son of Rev. Jesse Jackson was accused of using $750,000 of campaign funds on personal expenses and to buy things such as a $43,000 watch and a hat once worn by Michael Jackson.
Feb 19, 2013 — Two more senators have announced their retirement. One was totally expected: the decision by 89-year old Frank Lautenberg of N.J. But the decision by Nebraska's Mike Johanns surprised everyone. Plus: latest update in Illinois 02.
Dec 3, 2012 — Two gubernatorial contests — in New Jersey and Virginia — plus mayoral races in New York and Los Angeles head up the 2013 election calendar. Plus: Time to get rid of the Iowa straw poll? And who will succeed Jesse Jackson Jr.?
Nov 26, 2012 — Once, there seemed to be no limits for Jesse Jackson Jr., a member of Congress from Chicago and the son of the famed civil rights leader. Now he's gone, resigning his seat after a losing battle with health and ethics issues.
Sep 9, 2010 — With Richard Daley announcing his retirement as mayor of Chicago, there is no shortage of potential candidates to succeed him. Most speculation has been on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.