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  • Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap

    Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap
    Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement. Earlier this year, Kirk had...
  • Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution

    Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama agreed Tuesday to explore Russia’s proposal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities, a bipartisan group of senators worked to draft a resolution to provide for a diplomatic...
  • Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago

    Senate panel OKs Fardon for U.S. attorney in Chicago
    A U.S. Senate committee cleared the nomination of Zachary Fardon on Thursday as the next U.S. attorney in Chicago, sending it to the full Senate for a final vote. The unanimous voice vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee comes more than 15 months after...
  • Kirk announces support for same-sex marriage

    Kirk announces support for same-sex marriage
    WASHINGTON — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk reversed course Tuesday and announced his support for gay marriage, entering a contentious national debate and providing potential political cover for Illinois House GOP members who may soon vote on the...
  • Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal

    Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal
    A scrum of reporters gathered outside Sen. Joe Manchin's office Tuesday afternoon waiting for any sign of movement on his embattled background checks amendment while inside he met privately with negotiating partner Sen. Pat Toomey and former Rep. Gabby...
  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • U.S. promises caution as Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva

    U.S. promises caution as Iran nuclear talks resume in Geneva
    GENEVA — International negotiations aimed at limiting Iran's disputed nuclear program resumed Wednesday, with U.S. officials insisting they would take the time necessary to reach the best possible preliminary deal despite mounting pressure for a...
  • President Obama calls Iran deal "a first step"; Republicans critical

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama hailed the deal to curtail Iran's nuclear program as “a first step" that "achieves a great deal" in the effort to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Months of diplomacy have "opened up a new path toward a...
  • Iran agrees to nuclear limits

    Iran agrees to nuclear limits
    GENEVA — Six world powers and Iran reached a preliminary agreement early Sunday to curb Tehran's disputed nuclear program after a marathon negotiating session, potentially ending a decade of diplomatic stalemate. After four days of talks that...
  • Emanuel picks hedge fund director as new comptroller

    Emanuel picks hedge fund director as new comptroller
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday appointed a Chicago hedge fund executive as the city’s new comptroller to replace a former aide who faces federal corruption charges in Ohio. Emanuel selected Daniel Widawsky, a managing director at Citadel LLC, to...
  • White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions

    White House to lobby Congress in bid to forestall Iran sanctions
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will launch a lobbying push Tuesday to stop Congress from approving harsh new penalties for Iran, a move the White House warns could sink international negotiations aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program. A...