Will the Congressional Stalemate Ever End?
"Enough is enough," said President Obama at a press conference on Nov. 21, the day Senate Democrats weakened the filibuster to make it harder for Republicans to block judicial nominees.
Illinois Tributes Begin Pouring In For Mandela
Reaction came swiftly Thursday after the South African government announced the passing of civil-rights icon Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95. "Nelson Mandela once said, 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.'
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Dennis Hastert to Appear on Voice America Radio's Straight Up With Chris
We have all witnessed the damage caused to leadership by the lack of trust, in government, corporations, financial institutions, and in nearly every fiber in the fabric of American life.
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Blanco says politics undercut Road Home program
The fate of the Road Home program, the largest housing recovery effort in U.S. history, changed forever on March 16, 2007, when the federal government told Louisiana that it had to pay lump-sum compensation grants, not installment payments specifically for construction.
My Voice: How to make our political system less dysfunctional
A little more than a year ago, President Obama was re-elected; the Senate remained in Democratic hands; and the House remained under Republican control.
Oberweis announces third Senate run
State Sen. Jim Oberweis, a Sugar Grove Republican, announced his third primary election bid for U.S. Senate Friday in a bare-bones online video that addresses some of the biggest questions about his candidacy.
Can Trey Radel stay in Congress after cocaine charge?
Can Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., stay in Congress after admitting he tried to buy cocaine? He could face punishment from the House and scrutiny from voters back home.
Speaker J. Dennis Hastert joins AMAC Board of Advisors
J. Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has joined the Board of Advisors of the Association of Mature American Citizens.
GOP hopeful in 11th defends supporting Obama, Blago
Republican businessman Bert Miller's entrance into the primary race that will decide who takes on Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster is his first run for office, but he's not necessarily new to elections.