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June 27, 2009
BY CAROL MARIN Sun-Times Columnist

Pro-choice President Obama goes to the Vatican next month to meet pro-life Pope Benedict.

"The Vatican has been seeking common ground with Obama, although some American Catholic bishops have been hostile to his administration," the AP reporte


Let's pray that the spirit of the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin fills the room and that Cardinal Bernard Law, now assigned to Rome, is nowhere in sight.

June 24, 2009

BY CAROL MARIN Sun-Times Columnist

O,Illinois, of thee we sing. Only in this great state can former first lady Patti Blagojevich morph into the Mother Teresa of Costa Rica; can the dark side's Dan Proft pose as a candidate for governor, and can Congress take precious time away from the crises at hand to contemplate naming a government office building after former U.S. Rep. Bill "Put My Son In My Seat" Lipinski.

****THE WILLIAM O. LIPINSKI BUILDING?

June 20, 2009

Maybe Forrest Claypool is right. Maybe it's time to leave his commissioner post on the Cook County Board. And abandon his quest to depose Todd Stroger as its president.

Eight is enough.

Seriously.

As much as I bang the reform drum (to no avail, it must be noted), there's a lesson in Claypool's blockbuster announcement.

Watch Chicago Tonight at 7P as a distinguished panel of Chicago sportswriters tell us when we'll get the names of all 104 who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs back in 2003.

Watch Chicago Tonight at 7P as a distinguished panel of Chicago sportswriters tell us when we'll get the names of all 104 who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs back in 2003.

Staying at arm's length gives reporters a leg up
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June 17, 2009

BY CAROL MARIN Sun-Times Columnist

Mike Royko wrote one of his best columns 15 years ago this month.

It was about why he wouldn't go to dinner at the White House.

June 13, 2009

BY CAROL MARIN Sun-Times Columnist

Mike Quigley had just stowed the Aero bed when he answered the phone in his Capitol Hill office early Thursday morning.

"I get up about 6:30," he said, "put away the air mattress, go work out . . . make sure I get it cleaned up so it's like it never was."


June 6, 2009

BY CAROL MARIN Sun-Times Columnist

I swear, I'm only watching NBC's "I'm A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here" for the politics.

For the record, I can't stand Spencer and Heidi, the Hollywood brat couple; pray Stephen Baldwin, the C-grade actor, never takes his shirt off again, and marvel how Torrie Wilson, the model-wrestler, keeps her mascara from running in the steamy Costa Rican jungle.

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