Gabriel Arana is a senior editor at The American Prospect. His articles on gay rights, immigration, and media have appeared in publications including The Nation, Salon, The Advocate, and The Daily Beast. To contact him, visit his website.
Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton. Today, the Illinois Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments about whether a lower court erred in finding Emanuel did not meet residency requirements and could thus not run for mayor of Chicago.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, who said in a speech over the weekend that while slavery had been a "scourge," the framers of the Constitution "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."