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  • Many in Congress unswayed by Obama's speech on Syria

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama did not appear to immediately change many minds in one crucial voting bloc that watched his national address Tuesday on Syria: Congress. Lawmakers on both the left and right remained largely dug into their positions, or...
  • Illinois Democrat gives out House speaker's phone number

    Illinois Democrat gives out House speaker's phone number
    WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Bill Enyart, a retired general from downstate Illinois, said Thursday from the House floor that his wife had gotten a call from one of her best friends, a woman he said was angry, disappointed and frightened. He said...
  • Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it

    Democratic congressmen support Illinois gay marriage, though they can't vote on it
    A day after Speaker Michael Madigan pronounced the gay marriage bill 12 votes short, a group pushing the issue tried to recapture momentum by announcing support from seven Illinois Democratic congressmen --- even though they don’t get to vote in...
  • Giuliani raises money for suburban congressional candidates

    Giuliani raises money for suburban congressional candidates
    Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani headlined a downtown fundraiser this afternoon for a pair of Republicans fighting to hold onto their suburban congressional seats. Guiliani said Reps. Judy Biggert of Hinsdale and Robert Dold of Kenilworth both would...
  • Congressional hopefuls campaign as early voting ends

    Congressional hopefuls campaign as early voting ends
    Candidates in three closely contested suburban congressional races used the final Saturday of their campaigns to rally the faithful and make a late pitch to undecided voters. In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Democrat Bill Foster dug into...
  • Biggert, Foster clash on gay marriage at final debate

    Biggert, Foster clash on gay marriage at final debate
    Republican Rep. Judy Biggert indicated Wednesday that she’s moving closer to supporting same-sex marriage, but ultimately said she’s not there yet and that it’s a matter for individual states to decide. Democratic challenger Bill Foster...
  • Foster headed back to Congress

    Foster headed back to Congress
    Veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert conceded defeat tonight to former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster in a west and southwest suburban congressional contest. “It has been a long and hard-fought race, but tonight the voters have spoken. I have called...
  • Emanuel cancels Democratic fundraisers during strike

    Emanuel cancels Democratic fundraisers during strike
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has temporarily suspended fundraising on behalf of Democratic super PACS to devote his attention to bringing the teachers' strike to an end, according to his political operation. Emanuel was scheduled to attend a House Majority...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers

    Nancy Pelosi, Paul Ryan headline Chicago weekend fundraisers
    U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential nominee, are scheduled to be in the Chicago area this weekend on fundraising missions. Pelosi, the former House speaker from California, is headlining a...
  • Flurry of campaign ads in suburban congressional races

    Flurry of campaign ads in suburban congressional races
    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee made its initial foray Tuesday into a pair of competitive suburban congressional races, airing cable TV ads slamming seven-term veteran Republican Rep. Judy Biggert and freshman Rep. Robert Dold for...
  • Kirk hailed upon return to U.S. Senate

    Kirk hailed upon return to U.S. Senate
    Sen. Mark Kirk's halting, 18-minute climb up the Capitol steps Thursday came nearly a year after a major stroke left him so incapacitated that he was in critical condition for 10 to 15 days and had difficulty keeping his balance while sitting up. Those...