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May 18, 2024

CNN political commentator Alice Stewart dies

CNN political commentator Alice Stewart dies
Holmes Lybrand Evan Perez
By Holmes Lybrand, Evan Perez and Kaanita Iyer, CNN
2 minute read
Published 5:25 PM EDT, Sat May 18, 2024

Alice Stewart
Alice Stewart CNN

Alice Stewart, a veteran political adviser and CNN political commentator who worked on several GOP presidential campaigns, has died. She was 58.

Law enforcement officials told CNN that Stewart’s body was found outdoors in the Bellevue neighborhood in northern Virginia early Saturday morning. No foul play is suspected, and officers believe a medical emergency occurred.

“Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN,” Mark Thompson, the network’s CEO, said in an email to staff Saturday. “A political veteran and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who brought an incomparable spark to CNN’s coverage, known across our bureaus not only for her political savvy, but for her unwavering kindness. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn such an extraordinary loss.”

Stewart was born on March 11, 1966, in Atlanta.


November 7, 2018

J.B. Pritzker wins Illinois governor race -- defeats Bruce Rauner

Live updates: Pritzker wins Illinois governor race; Harold concedes to Raoul in attorney general contest

By Chicago Tribune staffContact Reporter

With most polls closed in Illinois, voters now know who their next governor is and are waiting to learn the results of other statewide races. Nationally, every seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and a third of U.S. Senate seats were on the ballot. The Tribune is live-blogging Election results in Illinois, below, continuing until well after polls close.

Read more about the vote in Illinois on the Tribune election page.

View our updating photo gallery of Chicago-area voters explaining why they’re casting their ballots today. The Tribune’s live coverage of elections outside of Illinois is here.


November 19, 2017

Sad news. DUer Blue-Jay has died.

Jason hasn't been around DU lately because he had health problems after suffering a stroke. He had been a member of DU for many years and was noted for his sigline photo of Dubya with a giant squirrel.

He had recently had another stroke, went from the hospital to rehab and then home. We were Facebook friends and he had stopped posting there several weeks ago. Apparently, he had yet another stroke.

I don't have many details, but will post more when I get more information.

October 21, 2017

Women were marginalized in the 1950s, not consecrated

Women were marginalized in the 1950s, not consecrated

By Eric Zorn
Chicago Tribune

In an odd digression, White House chief of staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general, strayed Thursday afternoon from the topic at hand — how best to address the grief of Gold Star families — into broader social commentary.

“When I was a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country,” he said. “Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore.”

Set aside the oddness that the man Kelly serves and had summoned reporters to defend, Donald Trump, has been accused of predatory sexual behavior and was heard on the “Access Hollywood” tape bragging about how he grabs women by the genitals and attempts to seduce married women.

Ponder instead the claim — the misty memory — that women were considered sacred and looked upon with great honor in the 1950s when Kelly, 67, “was a kid growing up.”


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