| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:09 AM
WASHINGTON -- When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there’s one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:38 PM
WASHINGTON — When prominent Latino activists meet with President Obama, there's one White House staff member present whom many of them have known since she was a child.
Julie Chavez Rodriguez grew up handing out leaflets and knocking on doors with...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama insisted Thursday that he’s not the "deporter in chief," as critics have labeled him, but the "champion in chief" of a fairer immigration policy.
But until Congress passes a new law, Obama said, he is constrained by...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House passed the first of a pair of bills aimed at reining in what Republicans call a pattern of overreach by the executive branch under President Obama.
Democrats decried the base-pleasing measure as a political stunt. Immigration...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON - President Obama is directing top immigration officials to review U.S. deportation practices to see whether they can be carried out "more humanely" while still enforcing the laws on the books.
In an evening meeting with Latino lawmakers,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
A panel of Democrats and Republicans led by Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday agreed federal immigration reform makes sense for Chicago but differed on President Barack Obama’s record on border security and the logistics of getting something done....
| Dec 19, 2013
Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years.
One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
| Jun 5, 2013
A reader asked for my take on this USA Today story: WASHINGTON — Over the past 10 years, Rep. Luis Gutierrez has paid a Chicago lobbyist more than $500,000 in taxpayer funds to work side-by-side with his congressional staff. Lobbyist......
| Aug 6, 2013
Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
| Dec 15, 2011
| 1:25 PM
A federal court panel today upheld the Democratic-drawn redistricting of Illinois' congressional boundaries, rejecting a Republican challenge that contended the new map was illegal.
The court agreed with the GOP complaint that the map “was a...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 5:41 PM
The fierce pace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's fundraising tapered to a trickle once he was elected, with only $91,000 in contributions since April 1, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday that showed him with more than $1.5 million left in the...