Dick Simpson

former Chicago Alderman

Guest

Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago; former Alderman for Chicago's 44th Ward (1971-1979)

Dick Simpson on KCRW

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters today that the  President will have an announcement tomorrow .  Nobody now doubts the announcement will be that Chief of Staff …

Obama and Emanuel: Great Team or a Mismatch?

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters today that the President will have an announcement tomorrow .  Nobody now doubts the announcement will be that Chief of Staff …

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Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is stepping down, and  Rahm Emanuel  wants the job. President Obama is  expected to announce  his Chief of Staff's departure tomorrow.

Obama and Emanuel: Great Team or a Mismatch?

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is stepping down, and Rahm Emanuel wants the job. President Obama is expected to announce his Chief of Staff's departure tomorrow.

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On Monday of this week, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was  arrested and charged  with offering Barack Obama's senate seat for sale to the highest bidder.

Illinois Governor Blagojevich and the Politics of Corruption

On Monday of this week, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was arrested and charged with offering Barack Obama's senate seat for sale to the highest bidder.

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