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2:01am

Tue June 26, 2012
Books

Four Books To Help You Master Chicago Politics

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 8:08 am

Southern Illinois University Press

The term "Chicago politics" gets bandied about whenever people complain about what they see as corruption and abuse of power.

Republicans often apply the concept to President Obama, who calls Chicago home. Earlier this year, presidential candidate Mitt Romney called one of the president's appointments "Chicago-style politics at its worst," and Illinois Republican Aaron Schock once described Obama's team as "the Chicago machine apparatus."

But what does that mean? And what are Chicago politics really like?

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7:06pm

Mon June 25, 2012
The Record

Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:39 pm

Bruce Springsteen onstage during the Born in the USA tour in 1985.
Richard E. Aaron Redferns

12:38pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Law

Ala. Juvenile Murderers Law Ruled Unconstitutional

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12:12pm

Mon June 25, 2012
Law

Supreme Court Makes 3 Key Rulings

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 12:37 pm

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It's been a busy morning at the Supreme Court. Justices released several opinions, including a ruling on Arizona's controversial immigration law aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration. That law gave police broad powers to stop suspected illegal immigrants and demand their papers, but civil rights groups said it went too far and gave states too much authority over immigration policy.

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5:59am

Mon June 25, 2012
Around the Nation

Ugly Mugly Crowned World's Ugliest Dog

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 12:37 pm

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