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  • African success and the Ex-Im Bank

    African success and the Ex-Im Bank
    You can read all day about Africa and never get beyond stories of poverty, violence, corruption and health crises, including the current fears over an Ebola outbreak. But look closely and you'll see an emerging success. Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is...
  • Open thread: The week in review

    Other news review programs: Connected to Chicago (WLS-AM) "This week’s newsmaker is Senator Mark Kirk. Bill asks him about how he feels on Obama’s current policy in Iraq. Do we need boots on the ground? Also other international headlines...
  • Illinois congressmen with military ties back air strikes in Iraq

    Illinois congressmen with military ties back air strikes in Iraq
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, a military pilot who has flown missions in Iraq, congratulated the president on Friday for ordering air strikes in Iraq, but said the campaign should be broadened to attack Islamic State militants in...
  • Obama nominates 2 veterans of 26th & Cal as judges

     Obama nominates 2 veterans of 26th & Cal as judges
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama¬†Tuesday announced federal judge nominations for two veterans of "26th and Cal," Chicago's Criminal Courts Building. They are Associate Judge Jorge Luis Alonso and prosecutor John Robert Blakey. The...
  • Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote

    Illinois senators split in jobless aid extension vote
    WASHINGTON — Illinois' two senators took opposing sides today as a measure to extend unemployment insurance benefits to the long-term unemployed passed a test vote in the Senate. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., voted yes and Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.,...
  • Obama administration releases to lawmakers Iran nuclear deal text

    WASHINGTON – Facing congressional demands for more details, the Obama administration Thursday released to lawmakers the nine-page text of world powers’ latest nuclear deal with Iran. It sent the document, which lays out how the group will...
  • 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...
  • White House adds to Iran sanctions blacklist

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
  • Advocates of new Iran sanctions fail to advance key legislation

    WASHINGTON РDespite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation in Congress this week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of  restraint than it appears....
  • Veteran prosecutor confirmed for federal bench in Chicago

    Veteran prosecutor confirmed for federal bench in Chicago
    The U.S. Senate today confirmed the appointment of a veteran federal prosecutor to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Manish Shah, who is chief of the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...