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  • Democrats face risky votes ahead of Memorial Day recess

    WASHINGTON House Democrats have some tough decisions to make before Congress breaks for a weeklong Memorial Day recess. Walking a fine line between practicality and messaging, rank-and-file members are weighing their options for having the most impact on...
  • Capitol Hill's women hold power beyond numbers

    WASHINGTON Almost every congressional campaign season opens with the potential for some political firsts. And, with just a few words uttered on the West Coast last week, this cycle has already made a bit of history and will have a shot at making even...
  • Reviving the lost art of bipartisanship

    Political wrangling in Washington is as old as the Republic itself, and partisan battles over ideas and power will surely be with us long into the future. But the current era of hyper-partisanship has frequently paralyzed congressional decision-making and...
  • 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...
  • Stop fast-track trade agreement bill in its tracks

    Stop fast-track trade agreement bill in its tracks
    President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are trying to pass a bill granting the president the authority to fast-track trade agreements through Congress. If passed, Congress would be forced to vote up or down on any administration-...
  • Taming 'Big Brother'

    Taming 'Big Brother'
    A week after a federal appeals court ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk data collection program was unconstitutional, the Obama administration is urging Congress to approve legislation that would put new limitations on the agency's power to...