| Aug 12, 2013
| 1:18 PM
As hundreds of lawmakers fan out to their home districts this month, there is a genuine political conundrum.
Approval ratings for Congress are at an all-time low, rivaling those of junkyard dogs. Republicans are seen as the main villains; the party's...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 9:13 AM
WASHINGTON – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski said Monday she "put veterans ahead of the line" with the passage of a $158 billion spending bill for military construction and veterans issues.
The legislation, which...
| May 18, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Three envelopes without return addresses were sent to Aberdeen offices of South Dakota's congressional delegation, causing emergency officials to block off streets and a hazardous materials team to investigate Friday.
About 20 people were evacuated...
| 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....
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:22 PM
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney might not be campaigning in Illinois until Monday, but he’s poised to saturate the state’s airwaves during the final week before the Illinois primary.
The contender and a political action...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana has endorsed Ron Paul for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of next week’s Illinois primary.
The two will appear at an event at the University of Illinois on Wednesday night to rally...
| Jan 29, 2012
For every survivor of a serious stroke, recovery takes a unique path.
Some fight through rehabilitation to return to their old jobs. Others get back to work, though to a less challenging job. For some, the journey never leads back to the workplace.
| Jan 25, 2012
— Ted Kennedy had a brain tumor. Joe Biden had two brain aneurysms. Tim Johnson had a rare brain anomaly that led to strokelike symptoms. Lyndon Baines Johnson had a heart attack.
The lawmakers, all stricken while in public office, were afforded...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:19 AM
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) suggested that Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer should be impeached for her role in ousting the independent official at the helm of the state’s redistricting commission.
| Sep 6, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Richard Cordray makes the case he should be confirmed to head Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
| Sep 2, 2011
| 4:35 PM
State and local leaders this week used the approaching Labor Day holiday as a platform to call for federal investment in transportation projects, warning that failure to do so would further damage the nation’s infrastructure and cost millions of...