From left: ABC reporter Quincy Howe, Sen. Estes Kefauver and Gov. Adlai Stevenson in a still from the first TV debate between two presidential candidates. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has one of two known copies of the broadcas
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
September 26, 2016

In Rare Debate Footage, Seeds Of Modern Politics

On Monday night, Americans sat down to watch one of the most anticipated presidential debates in the country's history. It happens to fall on the anniversary of the first and most famous presidential debate -- between Nixon and Kennedy in 1960. But that was not the first time two presidential candidates went before T-V cameras together.


In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.
Rogelio V. Solis, File/Associated Press.
September 26, 2016

Gill Denied By U.S. Supreme Court In Bid For 13th District

The country's high court has denied David Gill a place on the November 8 ballot as an independent candidate in Illinois' 13th Congressional District. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied the physician's request Monday. Gill says he plans to appeal to a different justice.


Panorama of U.S. Supreme Court Building
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September 23, 2016

Gill Appeals To the U.S. Supreme Court

Bloomington physician David Gill has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court with hopes of restoring his name to the ballot in the race for Illinois' 13th Congressional District. He wants justices to vacate the stay entered by a federal appeals court that forced his name from the November 8 ballot. The four-time Democratic candidate for the office is running as an independent for the first time.


Head shot of Governor Bruce Rauner
Amanda Vinicky/WUIS
September 21, 2016

Why Push Now For Term Limits In 2028?

Gov. Bruce Rauner, a Republican, has gotten a lot of traction with his push for term limits. Voters seem to love the idea just as much as legislators hate it, even if the governor's plan doesn't seem all that practical.


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