| Dec 24, 2010
| 2:55 AM
The politicians who wrangled a last-minute compromise bill giving 9/11 survivors and responders with five more years of health care and billions of dollars in compensation gathered at the World Trade Center site Thursday to declare a patriotic victory,...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:49 AM
The following comes from the Tribune Co.'s Washington, D.C., bureau...
The Senate rejected a proposal Tuesday to do away with annual ethanol subsidies in a vote that was closely watched for clues about the willingness of Republicans to take on tax breaks...
| Jan 25, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said today that he’s hopeful a bipartisan group of senators now known as the “Gang of Five” can reach agreement on a deficit reduction plan key to a vote on raising the nation’s debt limit.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:20 PM
As Congress pays lip service to Americans seeking tax reforms, an underrepresented constituency has a hairy proposition -- getting lawmakers to approve a $250 tax refund for mustached Americans.
Members of the American Mustache Institute traipsed up to...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Mitt Romney picked up another conservative endorsement Monday and a new poll showed him pulling ahead in Ohio heading into Super Tuesday, the biggest single day of the Republican presidential campaign.
A day before contests in 10 states will decide how...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 3:43 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mitt Romney's showing in six states was not a super one for the Republican presidential hopeful, who failed to produce the convincing wins needed to demonstrate his ability to generate support among diehard conservatives.
It was best...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Mitt Romney can't clinch the GOP nomination on this Super Tuesday. But the former Massachusetts governor, with momentum building after a narrow but much-needed win in Michigan last week, can effectively put the contest out of reach with a strong showing...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 4:13 AM
Mitt Romney's showing in six states was not a super one for the Republican presidential hopeful, who failed to produce the convincing wins needed to demonstrate his ability to generate support among diehard conservatives.
It was best illustrated by...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The9/11 Memorial and Museum is facing more funding questions as the governors of New York and New Jersey have called on the federal government to step in and contribute more to the management of the site.
The two governers have sent a letter to...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:04 PM
A Senate panel passed a bipartisan deal to save the U.S. Postal Service.
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9-to-1 to pass the deal, which buys out some employees, cuts worker compensation benefits for some retirees and...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 9:55 PM
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:
Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the...