President Joe Biden makes a primetime speech warning that MAGA Republicans represent an existential threat to American democracy, but the major networks tune the president out – opting instead for reruns.
And as Biden warns that American democracy is in peril, a new YouGov/Economist poll finds 43% of Americans – and a majority of Republicans – believe a civil war is “somewhat likely” in the next decade.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott buses migrants to Chicago. Mayor Lori Lightfoot decries the move as a “stunt” and says Abbott is “a man without any morals, humanity, or shame.”
And Ald. Tom Tunney (44th Ward) becomes the latest aldermen to say he won’t see re-election to the City Council – but will he run for mayor? Meanwhile, council members must decide on whether to accept a near 10% pay rise ahead of elections in February.
Clarence Page, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune | @cptime
Tina Sfondeles, chief political reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times | @TinaSfon
Brandon Pope, a multimedia journalist and reporter and anchor at WCIU-TV and president of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists |@BpopeTV, @wciu
Laura Rodríguez Presa, reporter the Latino community in the Chicago-area for the Chicago Tribune | @LAURA_N_ROD
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