| Mar 19, 2013
| 9:21 AM
WASHINGTON – Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, a key player in the bipartisan push for comprehensive immigration reform, said today he is hopeful that Congress will act on the issue in early April after the Easter recess.
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:53 AM
UPDATED: In an interview with ABC's "This Week," former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says his parents are divided on whether he should run for president in 2016.
"I think we've got a split ballot amongst the Bush senior family. Pretty sure that's the...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
WASHINGTON -- Differences over whether immigrants should be deported for failing to have health insurance or pay their healthcare bills have stalled a bipartisan group of House lawmakers, who blew past a self-imposed Thursday deadline as they pressed...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:33 PM
From remarks today on the House floor by Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.: The (Republicans) nominated a presidential candidate who carried around a to-do list of creative ways to offend Latinos. Call for more than 10 million people and their families......
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:47 PM
The guest list for Sunday morning: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks to NBC's “Meet the Press,” which starts at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. A political roundtable brings together Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; former Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M.;...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 4:32 PM
I fear that I’m falling into a publicity trap set by my devious Tribune Company colleagues upstairs at Chicago Magazine. They just released the ranking of the 100 most powerful Chicagoans, published online and in the March issue. Lists of......
| Jun 26, 2012
| 5:08 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down key parts of an Arizona law that sought to deter illegal immigration, but let stand a controversial provision allowing police to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws.
| Jan 19, 2012
The House of Representatives doesn’t readily disclose what percentage of roll-call votes lawmakers miss. But an independent legislative tracking service, whose Web site is GovTrack.us, does.
I turned to GovTrack late last year when writing about...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Under increasing pressure from top Democrats to disclose what's kept Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. off the job for more than a month, the congressman's office issued a statement Wednesday saying he is being treated for a "mood disorder" at an inpatient center....
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:53 PM
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez on Tuesday joined a growing chorus of Illinois Democrats warning that Rep.Jesse Jackson Jr. needs to be more forthcoming with voters about an undisclosed medical condition that has kept him out of Congress for a month.
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to put a long standing Chicago practice on the books to ensure that police detain only undocumented immigrants who are suspected or convicted criminals.
The symbolic ordinance Emanuel proposed Tuesday would allow city police to...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Children of undocumented immigrants are getting some relief from the threat of deportation.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago) and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugeee Rights have unveiled a website where undocumented children can apply...