4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
The popular impression is that President Barack Obama's Internal Revenue Service harassed only tea party and patriot-like groups seeking tax-exempt status.
8 hrs ago | KHQ-TV Spokane
Illinois State Police say five people were killed and six others injured when a van in which they were riding left a southern Illinois freeway and overturned several times.
The threat of a filibuster over two presidential appointees has revived the on-again, off-again talk of changing the rules to prevent Senate Republicans from blocking President Obama's Cabinet-level nominees.
Officials at two hospitals say they're treating nearly 60 patients, including more than a dozen children, after a massive tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City.
Penny Pritzker, President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Commerce Department , is getting more heat from the left than from the right, as a prominent hotel workers union plans to protest her nomination this week.
Governor Pat Quinn yesterday asked the federal government to add 16 Illinois counties to a recent federal disaster declaration for 11 counties hit by widespread flooding in mid-April. More than 800 homes were damaged by the flood in mid-April in those 16 counties.
The U.S. Senate has OK'd the Marketplace Fairness Act, and President Barack Obama has said he supports it.
Former acting commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service Steven Miller was rolling along pretty good on Friday, bravely facing down his inquisitors from the House Ways and Means Committee .
Five months into President Barack Obama's second term, allies and former top aides worry that his overarching goal of economic opportunity has been diminished, partly drowned out by controversies seized upon by Republicans in an effort to weaken him.
The buzz of energy you might have felt in the air this morning wasn't another snowstorm.
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
The technology industry and organized labor are locked in a fight that threatens to complicate the U.S. Senate's immigration bill.
A top House Republican blasted the Internal Revenue Service for "lying" to the American people at the first congressional hearing since the agency a week ago admitted stonewalling the tax-exempt applications of tea party groups.
Job seekers stand in line to meet with prospective employers at a career fair in New York City, October 24, 2012.
United States President Barack Obama is encouraging Congress to take up a media shield law that was abandoned at the start of his administration, but critics of the bill say it might make it even easier for journalists to be subpoenaed by the government.