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Red Text is the real story hiding between the lines.
Violet Text is a notable quote from a specific blogger.
Blue Text is my own personal commentary.
Gold Text is a link to the original sources.

One word of advice I would offer to everyone who reads this blog;

....Each and every day, take just a moment of your precious time to pray for Peace and Justice.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Illinois Democrat Wins Race to Succeed Hastert

By Jonathan Weisman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, March 9, 2008; Page A09

The Democratic Party scored a major symbolic win last night when a soft-spoken Democratic physicist claimed the suburban Chicago seat held by the former Republican House speaker, J. Dennis Hastert, for nearly 21 years. (Not quite the thousand years they hoped for...)

Democrat Bill Foster took 52 percent of the vote to 48 percent for Republican dairy magnate Jim Oberweis, in a district that President Bush won in 2004 with 55 percent. The Democratic victory in what was once a safe Republican seat gave the clearest sign yet that the anti-GOP wave that swept Republicans from control of Congress in 2006 may still be rolling. ( MAY BE? ...isn't that a bit soft, it seems that this is a place where "IS" applies quite graciously)
"A victory in the seat held by Speaker Hastert will send a political shock wave that will be felt across the country," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "It's a stunning repudiation of President Bush, his allies and John McCain, who wants to carry on his legacy."
(Senator John McBush?)

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