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  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Separate rules for Chicago politicians

    Illinois state Sen. Donne Trotter, a Democrat, was accused of trying to board a plane headed to Washington with a gun. He pleaded guilty to reckless conduct and avoided felony charges — good for him because a felony conviction could have lost Mr. Trotter his job and pension.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 15, 2012 photo, sportscaster Bob Costas talks before the start of an NFL game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Detroit Lions in San Francisco. Costas stirred up a hornet's nest Sunday with a halftime commentary about Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher's murdering his girlfriend (and the mother of his child), followed by his own suicide. "If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun," Costas told a TV audience of more than 20 million, "he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today." (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

    MILLER: Handgun hypocrisy

    The loudest advocates of gun control are well protected. President Obama said he wants more laws restricting firearms ownership because, in his hometown of Chicago, "there's an awful lot of violence, and they're not using AK-47s, they're using cheap handguns."

  • Inside Politics: Big public swearing-in will be an Obama redo

    Because Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday this time, President Obama will hold a small, private swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20 and stage a big public redo the next day.

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