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  • Shoppers could soon have difficulty finding meat's origin

    Shoppers could soon have a harder time finding out where some of their red meat comes from. The World Trade Organization ruled Monday that U.S. "country of origin" labels on certain cuts of red meat put Canadian and Mexican livestock at a disadvantage,...
  • VA: Denver construction will stop if Congress doesn't act

    Construction on the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital will stop if Congress doesn't authorize more spending on the project within a week, the Veterans Affairs Department said Monday. VA Secretary Robert McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs...
  • Cullerton running for Duckworth congressional seat

    Cullerton running for Duckworth congressional seat
    State Sen. Tom Cullerton said Monday he will run for Congress, joining Raja Krishnamoorthi in the race for the Democratic nomination in the west and northwest suburban 8th District. Cullerton, 45, who was Villa Park village president from 2009 to 2012,...
  • White House hopefuls agree: Iraq war a mistake

    A dozen years later, American politics has reached a rough consensus about the Iraq War: It was a mistake. Politicians hoping to be president rarely run ahead of public opinion. So it's a revealing moment when the major contenders for president in both...
  • Push to write new war powers for Obama stalls in Congress

    Push to write new war powers for Obama stalls in Congress
    A move to write new war powers to authorize the Obama administration's 9-month-old battle against Islamic State militants has stalled in Congress. It might even be dead. President Barack Obama doesn't seem to mind. And while lawmakers say they don't...
  • Robert J. Fisher: Obama's foreign policy challenged by arduous times

    On any given day, President Barack Obama's foreign policy initiatives are publicly reviled by various right-wing elements. One adjective frequently used to describe his policies is "feckless," defined as weak, ineffective, careless or irresponsible. The...
  • Obama, Senate Republicans work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • Obama, Senate GOP work together on trade bill

    The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to advance major trade legislation opposed by many rank-and-file Democrats, an expanding struggle already leaving a mark on the 2016 campaigns for the White House and...
  • Boehner: Obama should draft second version of new war powers

    The White House pushed back on Tuesday against House Speaker John Boehner who said that President Barack Obama should rip up his draft of new war powers to fight Islamic State militants and send Congress a new one. Early this year, lawmakers asked...
  • US highway funding extension through July passed by House

    WASHINGTON The U.S. House voted to keep federal money flowing for highways and mass-transit programs for two more months, through the end of July. Lawmakers voted 387-35 on Tuesday for the short-term measure to give themselves time to negotiate toward...
  • White House looks to farmers to help close trade deal

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama and top administration officials are counting on the nation's farmers to make noise on Capitol Hill, hoping it will win some votes in Congress for the president's embattled trade proposal. In an interview with McClatchy,...