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  • Obama is urged to push for gay rights in Pacific trade deal

    WASHINGTON In December, President Barack Obama ended trade benefits with Gambia after Africa's smallest country approved a law that called for life imprisonment for "aggravated homosexuality" and its autocratic ruler referred to gays as "vermins." It's a...

    Biss, Harris pondering runs for higher office

    Biss, Harris pondering runs for higher office
    State Sen. Daniel Biss appears to be the first Democrat to actively float his name for the 2016 special election for state comptroller. The Evanston Democrat is known as a policy wonk around the statehouse, but he's also a prodigious fundraiser,...

    Possible common ground in budget aftermath: Defense spending, public works, corporate taxes

    Boosting tax credits for the working poor emerged as one area of common ground as administration officials testified Tuesday on President Barack Obama's budget for 2016. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who agrees with Obama...

    House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat

    House Democrats get pep talk from President Obama at strategy retreat
    House Democrats gathered at a strategy retreat this week in dire need of a pep talk, after seeing their influence sharply reduced by last year's election and enduring a number of internal debates that eroded morale. They got one from President Obama,...