| May 29, 2013
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:19 AM
President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Wednesday to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates as part of his party's push to take back control of the House and preserve Democrats' majority in the Senate next year.
While potentially a...
| May 22, 2013
| 7:55 AM
SOUTH BEND -- This is a big week for the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame.
Hesburgh will celebrate his 96th birthday on Saturday, May 25.
But two other occasions will precede that:
Hesburgh is honored...
| Jan 31, 2013
Algo anda mal en Washington. De pronto muchas figuras poderosas de ambos lados de la Avenida Pennsylvania están siguiendo una "vía fulminante".
Ése es el término que utilizó Rahm Emanuel —ex congresista, ex jefe de personal de la Casa Blanca y...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 11:57 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-controlled House will vote next week to permit the government to borrow more money to meet its obligations, a move aimed at heading off a market-rattling confrontation with President Barack Obama over the so-called debt limit....
| Jan 20, 2013
| 7:53 AM
Vice President Joe Biden was officially sworn for his second term this morning at 8:21 a.m. ET by Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor, hours before President Obama takes his second oath of office at the White House.
The two are being sworn in today,...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:01 PM
The White House this afternoon confirmed that President Barack Obama will fly to Chicago for Democratic fundraisers Wednesday.
The Tribune reported this month that the president and two other Democratic leaders will visit Chicago to attend two...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandals dogging President Barack Obama are a political gift to Republicans, who could use some good luck after recent election losses. It's not clear, however, how Republicans can best capitalize on Democrats' woes,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Newtown schools Superintendent Janet Robinson on Wednesday told U.S. House Democratic leaders about the horrors of the Dec. 14 shooting and ended by sharing a fourth-grader's letter to House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asking for a change in gun laws....
| Dec 29, 2012
| 7:44 PM
A simmering rage was building, with South Florida rallies featuring celebrities wearing hoodies and high school kids holding up bags of Skittles. This was a month after Miami-Dade high school student Trayvon Martin was killed in Central Florida by...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 3:48 PM
1. Good news for Route 219.
Route 219 was chosen as the top news story in Somerset County this year, as voted by the Daily American news department staff.
On March 14, the Senate passed a two-year $109 billion transportation bill that includes...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 10:31 PM
Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national ‘‘fiscal cliff’’ of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a...