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The Democratic Party of Illinois is a political party and affiliate of the United States Democratic Party in Illinois. This party currently holds a majority in both the Illinois Senate and Illinois House of Representatives. The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, and both of Illinois' United States Senators, Barack Obama and Dick Durbin, are members of this party. Michael Madigan is the party's current Chairman. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A political party is a political organization that subscribes to a certain ideology and seeks to attain political power within a government. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 kmÂ² (25th) - Land 143,968 kmÂ² - Water 6,030 kmÂ² (4. ... The Illinois Senate convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... The Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield. ... List of Illinois Governors Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Illinois ... Rod R. Blagojevich is the 40th Governor of Illinois. ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Senator Barack Obama Barack Hussein Obama (born August 4, 1961) is a U.S. Senator from Illinois. ... Office: Senior Senator, Illinois Political party: Democratic Term of office: January 1997 â Present Preceded by: Paul Simon Succeeded by: Incumbent (2007) Date of birth: November 21, 1944 Place of birth: East St. ... Michael Madigan (born April 19, 1942) is a politician in the U.S. state of Illinois, serving as a Democratic member of the Illinois General Assembly. ...
The Chicago Democratic Machine is a well known example of machine politics. The Chicago Democratic Machine is a well known example of machine politics. ... This article is about the system of organization called a political machine. ...
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The DemocraticParty, in its platform in 2000 and 2004, called for abortion to be "safe, legal and rare"—namely, keeping it legal by rejecting laws that allow governmental interference in abortion decisions, and reducing the number of abortions by promoting both knowledge of reproduction and contraception, and incentives for adoption.
Democrats in the House of Representatives and United States Senate near-unanimously voted for the authorization of military force against "those responsible for the recent attacks launched against the United States" in Afghanistan in 2001, supporting the NATO coalition invasion of the nation.
Democrats are opposed to use of torture against individuals apprehended and held prisoner by the military of the United States, and deny that categorizing military prisoners as unlawful combatants excludes them from the rights granted under the Geneva Conventions.
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