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  • State lawmaker looking for deal on ride-sharing regulations after veto

    State lawmaker looking for deal on ride-sharing regulations after veto
    SPRINGFIELD — A Democratic state lawmaker has decided to wait before attempting to override the governor's veto of a ride-sharing regulation bill as he attempts to work out a deal that would satisfy taxi drivers and companies like Uber and Lyft, a...
  • Obama's amnesty order to bypass Constitution

    Obama's amnesty order to bypass Constitution
    The president is set to declare amnesty to millions of illegal people who have broken our laws by entering our country illegally. According to our Constitution, only Congress has the power to create laws. The president's job is to enforce the laws,...
  • 9th Circuit says sex offender Internet rules violate free speech

    A federal appeals panel decided Tuesday that a California law that requires registered sex offenders to tell authorities their Internet user names, email addresses and other identifying information violates constitutional protections of free speech....
  • Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum

     Emanuel's riverfront sign law contradicts embrace of Lucas museum
    How can Rahm Emanuel protect the riverfront from Trump wannabes but allow Mr. "Star Wars" to nuke the lakefront? To put it another way, was it right for the mayor to bash Donald Trump for slathering a monster-sized sign on his Chicago River skyscraper,...
  • Still twisting in tax limbo on mortgage forgiveness

    David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn't plugged into Capitol Hill's political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session that has just...
  • Republicans block overhaul of NSA surveillance reform

    Republicans block overhaul of NSA surveillance reform
    A bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone records failed on a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after senior Republicans said it would benefit enemies of the United States, including Islamic State militants....
  • Senior Senate Democrat wants NY Fed chief to be presidential appointee

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior Democratic senator has introduced legislation that would make the head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank a presidential appointee subject to Senate confirmation. The bill by Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed, an...
  • City Hall theater

    City Hall theater
    No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way....
  • Senate's Reid does not expect Keystone XL bill to fail

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would not be surprised if a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project passed on Tuesday evening. "I don't expect it to fail," Reid told reporters about TransCanada Corp's 800,...
  • Washington, D.C., approves landmark civil asset forfeiture law

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - District of Columbia lawmakers approved legislation on Tuesday that makes it harder for police to seize assets from people who are not ultimately charged with crimes, a bill that backers say is a model for the rest of the country....
  • Legislation throws money on the fire

    Legislation throws money on the fire
    Two little words in a bill moving through Springfield stand to soak property taxpayers. Those two words are: "including manning." Legislation scheduled for a House committee hearing Wednesday would require local cities and towns to negotiate the...