| Jun 6, 2011
| 12:58 PM
With a slow economic recovery looming over families in Maryland and all across America, the debate over the continuation of the Bush tax cuts has boiled to the surface. As essential programs struggle to survive on decreased revenue in a time of increasing...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:25 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Efforts by congressional Republicans to block new laws in Washington, D.C., decriminalizing marijuana possession and tightening restrictions on guns have provoked a summer tempest between residents of the capital and U.S. lawmakers....
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:48 PM
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will visit Chicago on Monday to raise campaign money for Gov. Pat Quinn and Democrats running for Congress, a White House aide said.
The Democratic governor is in a tough re-election fight against...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:32 PM
The American patent system is the lifeblood of our nation’s economy. It encourages innovation, spurs job creation and promotes economic growth both here in Illinois and across the country.
But “patent trolls” are burdening the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Supporters of a potential presidential bid by Hillary Rodham Clinton, including several prominent Illinois Democrats, attended a pair of downtown fundraisers Thursday, giving cash to a political action committee aimed at providing the Illinois native...
| Jun 3, 2014
Lucille "Jackie" Gallagher was an aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a decade before working for 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Chicago Teachers Union.
At the CTU from 1991 to 2003, she worked under union chiefs Jacqueline Vaughn, Tom...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Three U.S. House members from Illinois on Thursday challenged the 2005 federal approval of Chicago’s O’Hare runway expansion project, writing a letter to the FAA that cited a spike in complaints from constituents about increased jet noise....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 3:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers expressed disbelief Wednesday at General Motors' explanation for why it took 11 years to recall millions of small cars with defective ignition switches, and also confronted its chief executive with evidence that the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:12 AM
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi today defended President Barack Obama’s decision to swap five suspected Taliban members for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl without notifying Congress and said she would have supported the move if it had been done...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Recently, two girls, aged 14 and 15, were gang-raped in the poverty-stricken Uttar Pradesh state of India. They were later found dead, hanging from the branches of a mango tree. In Pakistan late last month, family members of a pregnant woman beat her to...
| Feb 27, 2014
As the deadline to acquire new health insurance under the Affordable Care Act draws closer, Chicago-area residents are nailing down plans for 2014.
The health overhaul law, the major portion of which went into effect Jan. 1, aimed to make insurance more...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Former Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter and Ramogi Huma, the founder and president of the National College Players Assn., will meet with members of Congress on Wednesday in preparation for an appeal of a ruling that full scholarship athletes at...