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  • With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward

    With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward
    With a border crisis swirling and a fight with Congress brewing, a group of leading immigration activists expected that a last-minute huddle with top officials at the White House in June would bring more bad news. But instead of a confrontation, they...
  • Republicans united in anger at Obama, not on immigration response

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Outrage may be the only thing that unites Republicans over President Barack Obama's immigration order. While their blood is boiling over his decision to allow nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants to stay and work in the...
  • Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down

    Illinois politicians seeking court guidance on pensions may be let down
    For Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other politicians looking to the courts for guidance on how to legally reduce a worst-in-the-nation public pension debt that threatens to hamstring Illinois' economy and government, Sangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz...
  • Like the Emancipation Proclamation, Obama's order forces democracy

    Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation provides the foundational precedent for President Obama's executive order on immigrants in the country illegally. Before Lincoln issued his pronouncement in September 1862, congressional majorities had...
  • New Benghazi report says security flaws were known, but not why Stevens was there

    WASHINGTON A House Intelligence Committee investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. outposts in Benghazi concludes that while the Central intelligence Agency had properly secured its compound in the Libyan city, the State Department knew its...
  • Calling women to action for a stronger democracy

    Calling women to action for a stronger democracy
    There was a time that Maryland's congressional delegation included as many women as men. Remarkably, in 1984, Maryland voters elected women to half of the state's seats in Congress: Reps. Helen Bentley, Beverly Byron, Marjorie Holt and Barbara Mikulski....
  • Congressional reactions to President Obama's immigration reform announcement

    Congressional reactions to President Obama's immigration reform announcement
    Reactions from Florida's congressional delegation are trickling in about President Barack Obama's announcement of his immigration reform orders. Not surprisingly, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D, and U.S. Reps. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, and Corrinie Brown, D-...
  • In Chicago, contenders make hard push to get on mayoral ballot

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Standing outside a drugstore in the bitter Chicago wind, Jonathan Todd shared tips with a fellow volunteer on how to collect signatures to get their candidate on the mayoral ballot. "Hold your pen tight in your...
  • Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation

    Senate Democrats blast New York Fed over bank regulation
    By Howard Schneider WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley came under fire on Friday from Democratic senators who blasted the bank for lax oversight of major financial institutions. "Is there a cultural problem at...
  • Immigration debate explodes despite voter desire for change

    Far from settling matters, President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration all but ensures at least two more years of fierce and angry debate over one of the most contentious and polarizing issues facing the country. It is a debate that...
  • Letter: Richmond hit the nail on the head

    The Nov. 8 column by Ray Richmond, “Election had little to do with facts,” is, in my opinion, the most incisive analysis I have yet read on the midterm election. While the electorate in California bucked the trend, many of the voters in much...