34 min ago
The Washington Post
Business Groups Rally Behind Senate Measure to Renew Ex-Im Bank
Business groups rallied behind a bipartisan Senate bill to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank for five years and give Congress more oversight, putting pressure on House Republicans who want to shut the bank.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Senators press for carp-control measures
Fifteen U.S. senators representing the eight Great Lakes states are calling on the White House to take "urgent action" to halt the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species in U.S. waterways, particularly around Chicago.
Chaotic Congress: Firefighting money, Ex-Im Bank caught in undertow
Boeing's ninth 787 Dreamliner, the third for launch customer All Nippon Airways: Boeing has used financing through the U.S. Export-Import Bank to finance billions of dollars in foreign jet sales.
Ex-Im Reauthorization Bill Comes Without Measure Blocking Coal Rules
Sen. Joe Manchin did not include his effort to block new coal rules in a bill reauthorizing funds for the United States Export-Import Bank introduced Wednesday night, heading off a fight among Democrats about the future of the country's export credit agency.
Washington senators push to keep Ex-Im Bank
Washington's U.S. Senators - Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray - have joined onto proposed legislation to give the U.S. Export-Import Bank another five years of life.
Sabato: Illinois Now Leans Republican, Quinn in Trouble
Illinois' Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn could lose in November, Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and author of the Sabato's Crystal Ball blog, says.
Ex-Im Bank Gains Support as U.S. Lawmakers Seek Oversight
Support for the U.S. Export-Import Bank gained momentum yesterday as some opponents said they would consider reauthorizing the agency and lawmakers sought ways to increase its oversight and aid to small businesses.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The Daily Caller
Senators Seek To Improve Student Privacy
A bipartisan group of senators is seeking to update an aging federal law that protects the privacy rights of American students.
Gutierrez is Texas-bound to see how immigrant minors are being treated
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois will be among 12 members of Congress to visit a section of the U.S. border Thursday and Friday where tens of thousands of children have crossed into the country, his office announced Wednesday.
Senators unveil bill to protect student privacy
A bipartisan team of senators is looking to better safeguard students' privacy by placing new limits on schools and companies that share personal information.
What does a right wing nut job named Mark Kirk have in common with Madeline Albright?
As the death toll continues mount in Gaza, here in the good ol' USA it's full speed ahead to support the IDF genocide of Palestinian childrena because, as Madeline Albright said regarding the brutal starvation of 500,000+ Iraqi children: Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
How Partisanship Could Save Iran Diplomacy
Over the past two weeks, on the heels of an announced extension to nuclear talks with Iran, Republicans in the Senate introduced two measures that could erect obstacles in reaching and implementing a final agreement with the Islamic Republic.
Kirk optimistic about new plan to fix the VA
Story by 89 WLS Reporter Nick Gale U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is hopeful that there is a tentative agreement on a plan to fix the Veterans Administration.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Kirk speaks at rally: a In the Senate, we stand with Israela
Senator Mark Kirk addressed a rally in the Thompson Center Plaza Monday, telling the crowd, "In the Senate, we stand with Israel."
The Capitol Fax Blog
Rauner investing heavily in campaign infrastructure
One insider tells me that a combination of the state and national parties and the Rauner campaign is prepared to spend as much as $2 million just on an absentee ballot operation-perhaps seven or eight times as much as in 2010, when Republican state Sen. Bill Brady of Bloomington lost to Gov. Pat Quinn.
WMGI-FM Terre Haute
Central American Children Coming To Illinois
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says his state is prepared to help "in whatever way necessary'' to preserve the well-being of unaccompanied children.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Williamson Daily News Online
Two senators call for rollback of funding halt3:10 pm
The Obama administration took a giant step forward on clean energy last year when it ordered the Export-Import Bank to stop funding coal plants abroad.
River Cities' Reader
Frerichs' Treasurer Campaign Beset by Gaffes
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Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty
The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday renewed his plea for full ratification of a treaty promoting equal rights for disabled people around the world.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Emanuel wants Chicago to shelter young immigrants
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is set to aggressively expand the amount of shelter available to children apprehended at the southern U.S. border, with plans to house as many as 1,000 additional young immigrants in Chicago by the end of this year.