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Supporters of a far-reaching immigration bill in the Senate see fresh momentum from a report by the Congressional Budget Office that says the measure would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits by billions of dollars.
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Senators sought cost-cutting opportunities Wednesday in the Pentagon's $400 billion program for the next-generation F-35, a fighter jet with a troubled testing record that military leaders said America couldn't afford not to build.
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LaHood, a Peoria native, recently announced he's retiring. Durbin spoke about LaHood's achievements Tuesday, saying he's left a great legacy in Washington and in Illinois.
Oklahoma Sen. James M. Inhofe is one of the chamber's fiercest security hawks, but the recent string of revelations about intelligence programs that collect vast amounts of Internet and phone record data pushed him to the edge.
Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey clashed on everything from Markey's record in Congress to the private sector and term limits in the final and often testy debate of Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election.
It looks like the world is going to have to wait a bit longer for Rod Blagojevich's version of why he deserves a new trial.
A nonprofit group helping to spread the word about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul launched a campaign Tuesday that will target states with high numbers of uninsured Americans and tackle their skepticism with straightforward messages.
House Judiciary Committee members Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., sponsor of the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act, left, talks with Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, prior to the start of the committee's hearing to discuss the Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act.
President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's supporting an independent political action committee that's urging Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016.
President Obama continues to defend government surveillance programs overseen by his administration this week.
Barack Obama will tomorrow set himself up as the heir to John F. Kennedy when he makes a speech in Berlin in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate.
Illinois increased the size of its upcoming general obligation bond sale by $50 million to $1.3 billion and plans to sell the bonds next week even if state lawmakers meeting in special session this week fail to deliver on public pension reform, a state official said on Monday.
Chicago's next U.S. attorney faces a dilemma sprung from the twin evils bedeviling America's third-largest city.
A cutting-edge biological terror alert system detected a potential threat in the air one morning back in 2008, threatening to derail then-Senator Barack Obama's acceptance speech in Denver for his party's presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention.
The House overwhelmingly passed a sweeping, $638 billion defense bill on Friday that imposes new punishments on members of the armed services found guilty of rape or sexual assault as outrage over the crisis in the military has galvanized Congress.