| May 24, 2013
| 4:01 PM
The White House this afternoon confirmed that President Barack Obama will fly to Chicago for Democratic fundraisers Wednesday.
The Tribune reported this month that the president and two other Democratic leaders will visit Chicago to attend two...
| May 29, 2013
| 6:03 PM
President Barack Obama is back in Chicago tonight for a pair of fundraisers as Democrats try to capture the House and defend the Senate next year. During his 15-minute remarks at the Hilton, Obama said he's willing to work with Republicans, but said he...
| May 30, 2013
| 5:19 AM
President Barack Obama came home to Chicago on Wednesday to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates as part of his party's push to take back control of the House and preserve Democrats' majority in the Senate next year.
While potentially a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:57 AM
WASHINGTON -- A moderate Republican congressman from New Jersey announced Wednesday he would not seek reelection in 2014 – a possible consequence of last month’s 16-day government shutdown.
Rep. Jon Runyan, a second-term lawmaker who...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 8:23 PM
WASHINGTON — Democrats struggling to combat a flood of outside money pouring in to defeat their candidates have found at least a temporary solution: If you can't beat them, brand them.
The latest strategy of Democratic messaging is tying...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:12 PM
President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:07 PM
WASHINGTON — In his State of the Union address, President Obama will touch on his healthcare law but keep the focus instead on his agenda to tackle income inequality: a push to increase the minimum wage, extend unemployment benefits and boost access...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 2:35 PM
While vowing to help them hang on to their seats, Democrats tacitly acknowledged on Tuesday that South Florida Congressmen Patrick Murphy and Joe Garcia are among the most vulnerable Democrats in Congress.
They were listed along with 24 others in...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 10:53 AM
At a time when Americans are engaged in a heated debate about cutting domestic social services and entitlement programs, we are forced to fund more and more social programs — for other nations. How so?
In February, after seeing fellow Sunni...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 3:05 PM
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate Rep. Anthony Weiner after the New York congressman admitted to lying about explicit messages he sent women online.
"I am deeply disappointed and saddened about this...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Maryland’s competitive congressional election for Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett’s district has made a list of 36 races the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Wednesday it intends to target in the hopes of clawing back...