Sometimes kids understand the political process so well, it's scary.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Mysterious Stranger, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Angel Fishing cartoon: He said he was going to be catering for 5,000 tonight.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is set for 8 p.m CST on Monday, Oct. 22. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC-WLS, NBC-WMAQ, FOX-WFLD, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Tonight's debate is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): October 22, 2012 Presidential According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 8 p.m Tuesday. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
How about those pearly whites the vice president kept flashing during the VP debate with Paul Ryan?
Sunday, October 7, 2012
As we start a new week, it's always good to get caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened last week.
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Watchdog, formerly Illinois Statehouse News. SPRINGFIELD — Political news here this week largely was marked by the first of three presidential election debates, the November election and the sentencing of a former state government political insider. Obama, Romney fail to address states’ debt during debate The presidential debate Wednesday focused on domestic issues with one glaring exception — the skyrocketing pension debt crushing state governments nationwide. And the chances that voters will hear Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney address that issue before the election are slim, one observer said. “I do think it’s going …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.
Illinois Republicans said Mitt Romney "hit a home run" in the Oct. 3 presidential debate and some Democrats said President Barack Obama "looked unprepared," even if they still agree with what he said. Patch conducted a quick, unscientific poll among politically involved citizens following the debate and also surveyed residents at Patch-sponsored watch parties throughout the suburbs. Of the 19 Republicans who responded to the online survey, 16 said Romney won by a wide margin and one said he defeated Obama by a slim margin. Two Republican respondents said Obama won the debate. "I expected Obama to lecture Romney. I never expected Romney to lecture Obama," one Republican said. "Obama spent more time looking at his belly button like a …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Share your views on the debate in real time in Patch's Debate Live Blog. Or come to one of Patch's debate viewing parties. The blog starts at 8 p.m.
Looking to find some community while watching the presidential debate tonight? We're here to help. Patch will be live-blogging the first debate, which starts at 8 p.m. Wednesday night, and we're hosting debate viewing parties throughout the Chicago suburbs. Tune in online and share your reactions to the debate on our live blog, or join us in person at a viewing party. The parties are being held at: The 90-minute debate features six 15-minute segments on domestic policy topics selected by the moderator, Jim Lehrer. There will be three segments on the economy, a discussion on health care, and a segment on the role of government and governing. Lehrer says the subjects could change based on news developments. WGN will be on hand with a camera…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Be part of an informal, non-partisan screening of the first debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney. We'll bring pizza and pop, you bring the conversation.
Join Patch and the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St., on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for a presidential debate viewing party. You will have the chance to share your views on how the candidates' remarks addressed the issues you care about. RSVP by using the form on this page or email Patch Editor Amanda Luevano at firstname.lastname@example.org to hold a spot. We're seeking Democrats and Republicans, undecided voters, small business owners, civic-minded citizens and those interested in the political process. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to debate from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (CST), and afterward Patch editors will talk with groups of attendees regarding their impression of the debate. We'll be serving …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Obama and Romney could use someone who has earned his stripes in order to keep their discourse fair and balanced.