15 hrs ago
38 GOP pols join suit against ObamaCare subsidies
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers are backing a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., challenging health insurance subsidies provided to lawmakers and their staffers who are required to obtain coverage under ObamaCare.
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19 hrs ago
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Senator wants to give small breweries a tax break
There may now be more breweries in the Chicago area than at any time since alcohol was outlawed in the 1920s.
Wed Apr 23, 2014
Hastert Gathers ChicagoRepublicans To Push Amnesty
Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, now a K Street lobbyist, is gathering with several Chicago Republicans for a public event aimed at yet again building support in Washington for amnesty, Roll Call reports.
Illinois republicans split on Rauner term limit proposal
The GOP nominee for governor says his campaign has more than enough signatures than needed to get the question on the November ballot.
Sen. Kirk Pushes To Give Tax Break To Small Breweries
At Revolution Brewery in the Avondale neighborhood, Senator Mark Kirk said legislation would cut in half the $7-a-barrel federal excise tax small and craft breweries pay.
President Obama Visits Democrats in Oso
President Obama is currently en route to Paine Field in Air Force One, where he will go up to Oso to visit with locals, including Snohomish County Councilman Dave Somers.
Tue Apr 22, 2014
...Hastert Rallies Chicago GOP for Immigration Reform
Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, now a K Street lobbyist, is gathering with several Chicago Republicans for a public event aimed at yet again building support in Washington for amnesty, Roll Call reports .
The Washington Post
38 GOP lawmakers join Ron Johnsona s Obamacare lawsuit
Thirty-eight Republican lawmakers are signaling support for a lawsuit filed by Sen. Ron Johnson that challenges a rule by the Obama administration allowing the federal government to subsidize health insurance for lawmakers and some congressional staffers.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Legislation to Change FEMA Aid System
The effort to equalize financial relief hits home in Harrisburg. Two years after the leap day tornado, leaders remember all too well, the crushing blow of missing out on FEMA aid.
Former GOP heavyweights give to Cochran
Thad Cochran has made a lot of important friends during his 35 years in the Senate - and they haven't forgotten about him as he stares down a challenge from the right.
My FOX Chicago
Mayors' group pushes for pension reform
More than two dozen Illinois mayors are set to hold a news conference, hoping to encourage state lawmakers to make changes to pension systems for local police and fire departments.
Senators press GAO on TBTF report - Inside Jeb Bush Inc. - Obama...
FIRST LOOK: CARPER AND KIRK PRESS GAO ON TBTF REPORT - In a letter to GAO, Sens. Tom Carper and Mark Kirk argue that the agency's first study on so-called "too big to fail" banks was incomplete and not especially useful.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
My FOX Chicago
Quinn: Tighter controls after Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead
The state of Illinois is trying to recoup roughly $12 million its Medicaid program paid in medical services for dead recipients.
Kirk tried to balance personal, political
After U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., suffered a major stroke in early 2012, a whispering campaign quickly followed.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
The Capitol Fax Blog
BGA: Rauner firm holds state contracts; political round-up
Since December 2012, GTCR has owned Correctional Healthcare Cos., which got a five-year contract with a five-year renewal option from the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice in February 2013 to provide medical, dental and mental health evaluations and treatment for the approximately 900 inmates, ages 13 to 20, of six state-run youth detention ... (more)
Sen. Kirk Calls On Congress To Extend Fighter Jet Production in St. Louis
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois held a press conference Monday after touring the facility where Boeing builds the Navy's EA-18 G Growler.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Warner talks about federal accounting system, TWIC cards
Senator Mark Warner was in Hampton Roads Thursday for a meeting at Naval Station Norfolk and stopped by the WAVY Newsroom to talk about some hot button issues - your money and security at military installations.
Kirk Reverses Course, Endorses Oberweis Against Durbin
Seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Durbin in November, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis on Thursday welcomed the belated support of Durbin's GOP colleague on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
ISTANBUL: 'Turkey will not remain silent over 'genocide resolution' if adopted'
In his remarks in Mexico City, where he was attending informal talks with his counterparts from Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea and Australia, Davutoglu said the resolution would not have any negative effects on Ankara-Washington ties at this stage, but stressed that Turkey will not remain silent if the resolution is adopted by the Senate.