| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON — At her confirmation hearing, Janet L. Yellen demonstrated two qualities that analysts said led to her nomination as the next Federal Reserve chief: a commitment to continuing its aggressive stimulus efforts and a low-key ability to...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:38 AM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday blacklisted more than a dozen companies and individuals for allegedly helping Iran evade international sanctions, in a move aimed at showing it would maintain pressure on Tehran even after an interim...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:39 PM
WASHINGTON – Despite 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....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward Tuesday as key senators announced bipartisan agreement on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system.
The proposal, which will be...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:02 PM
WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system.
The proposal released Tuesday would...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:55 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama intends to nominate Montana Sen. Max Baucus as his next ambassador to China, officials said, a move that may bolster the Democratic Party's chances of holding the Senate seat in 2014 and signal that the tax reform effort...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 26 senators Thursday introduced legislation calling for tough new Iran sanctions that the White House warned could deal a death blow to upcoming negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear program.
| May 16, 2011
| 3:00 AM
What's in a name? Shakespeare had a point when he had Juliet telling Romeo that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But don't tell that to the many Native Americans furious at the Pentagon for code-naming Osama bid Laden "Geronimo" in the...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 12:43 PM
UPDATED with threat of lawsuit by GOP congressmen.
Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law the state’s Democratic-drawn map of new Congressional boundaries, a plan designed to reverse Republican gains in last year’s election that is expected...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana, viewed as almost certain to win another term in November, will announce as soon as Thursday he is not seeking re-election, sources familiar with the Republican lawmaker’s decision said Wednesday....