Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Perhaps Lake County Republicans aren't endangered species after all. Maybe it's time to retract the characterization I've made in past columns of a minuscule number of conservatives wandering the region.
CHICAGO | On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything — much less birthday cake.
CROWN POINT | Two women hoping to be named Lake County assessor Friday by Republican precinct committeemen have had dalliances over the years with the opposing party.
While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.
"To the victor belongs the spoils." - This famous quote from former New York Sen. William L. Marcy has been ringing true in our political system for generations.
Is anyone else out there more drawn to the receiver or back who does something momentous on the gridiron and doesn't spike the football?
They are still at it. After the inaugural on Jan. 20, 2009, Republican leaders gathered and decided to make sure the Obama administration serves one term — that it fail.
The July 31 edition of the Roundtable begins with the AP's story on how former Indiana school superintendent Tony Bennett changed the grade of failing school run by a key Republican donor.
INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson is taking no public action against the employee who issued a campaign message on the Republican's office Twitter account.
CROWN POINT | Prominent Lake County Democrat George Van Til's indictment Friday on felony fraud charges has local politicos wondering just how many more black eyes the party will take in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe.
SPRINGFIELD | U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s decision to forgo a run for Illinois governor cut to four the number of Republicans publicly mulling a bid for the state’s top office in 2014.
When President Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, Republican leaders vowed to make him fail even though the economy was in the most dangerous collapse since 1929 through 1932.
VALPARAISO | A replacement for retired Center Township Board member Charles Hazlett will be chosen at a caucus to be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the commissioners' chambers at the Porter County Government Center in Valparaiso.
CROWN POINT | The changing of the guard continues at the Lake County elections board.
PORTAGE | James Snyder says his first year as mayor of the region's third largest city has been exciting, full of challenges and a learning experience.
SCHERERVILLE | A caucus has been set to select a person to fill the vacant 2nd Ward Town Council spot in Schererville.
We keep hearing that the fiscal cliff is coming, and if we don’t do something now, we will go into another recession.
I read David Binkowski's letter with interest. First he talked about everything he feels the president has done wrong. Then he criticized society for everything he feels is wrong and says how ashamed our Founding Fathers would be. To end it all, he tells us to stop placing blame, get our pri…
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