| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Rep. Donna Edwards, a Prince George's County Democrat, is again ranked among the most liberal members of the House of Representatives, according to an annual review of roll call votes by National Journal.
Edwards tied for first place in the rankings...
| Dec 14, 2007
Congress recoiled from the Mitchell Report with indignation and outrage yesterday, then promised to cleanse baseball of performance-enhancing drugs in so many carefully crafted statements.
Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida wants Major League Baseball...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:04 AM
A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur was sentenced to seven months in prison today for violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe's longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:43 PM
The Federal Communications Commission was attacked by Republicans and Democrats during a congressional hearing Wednesday on the regulatory agency's media-ownership rules.
Among the issues debated were the FCC's long-standing rule prohibiting one company...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Republicans call the FCC rules outmoded and outdated. Democrats suggest some are ineffective. The gulf between the parties on just what role the federal government should play in limiting the concentration of media was on full display at a congressional...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:37 AM
Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
| Apr 6, 2014
Bernard McCullough grew up above an Englewood church and then worked as a fry cook while honing his comedy act at night. Decades later, after hitting it big in nightclubs, television and movies, Bernie Mac wanted to give back.
He founded a small charity...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
As he seeks to rebuild the Russian empire, strongman Vladimir Putin has developed a terribly obnoxious habit.
He keeps dragging the Obama White House back to a difficult place.
It's called "reality."
Putin's military capture of Crimea, a region of...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
WASHINGTON — An attorney for Rep. Bobby Rush said Wednesday that the South Side Democrat is cooperating with an inquiry by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Scott E. Thomas, a Washington lawyer, said Rush had retained his firm, Dickstein...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush said Thursday he has been facing an ethics inquiry for a few months and is hopeful there will be no finding of misconduct.
“I’m confident the outcome will be favorable to me, but we’ll let the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:00 PM
A well-known South Side activist and restaurateur pleaded guilty Friday to violating federal law by lobbying on behalf of the violent and oppressive regime of Zimbabwe’s longtime president in spite of U.S. economic sanctions.
Prince Asiel Ben...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Top Illinois Democrats on Thursday used the completion of two major transportation projects to contrast what they say is Chicago's progress against the partisan gridlock of Washington that left the federal government partially shut down for 16 days....