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  • For many in Congress, a first test on issues of war

    Lawmakers' votes this week on whether or not to train and equip Syrian opposition forces in the fight against Islamic State were arguably the most consequential after nearly two years in which Congress is likely to set a new low for productivity. But...
  • 'Expendables 3' Producer: We Want to Go After 10 Million Who Illegally Downloaded Movie

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Avi Lerner, producer of "The Expendables 3" and chairman of Millennium Films, said he was "devastated" by the leak of the movie in July and that the subsequent rampant Internet piracy of the movie is responsible for $250...
  • State Attorney Dave Aronberg has 'contempt' for Supreme Court ruling that opened campaigns to flood of cash

    State Attorney Dave Aronberg has 'contempt' for Supreme Court ruling that opened campaigns to flood of cash
    Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg says the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that corporations could legally now spend freely to support or oppose candidates opened the spigot for millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns, damaging...
  • Settling in: Adult communities create work-free havens for empty nesters

    All that grass to mow. All that snow to shovel. All those noisy kids hanging out on the corner. All those are reasons for moving to an active adult community. In active adult communities, typically at least one buyer must be 55 years old. Children can...
  • 2 Illinois lawmakers seek to dump new FAA controller hiring rules

     2 Illinois lawmakers seek to dump new FAA controller hiring rules
    A new federal policy aimed at making it easier for members of the general public with no aviation background to embark on careers in air traffic control would be reversed under legislation proposed in Congress on Friday. The Safe Towers Act,...
  • Oberweis on ISIL

    Oberweis on ISIL
    In Lynn Sweet's Sun-Times column this morning: OBERWEIS AWOL ON ISIL VOTE ¬†Congress now is off until after the midterm elections, in which Durbin is running against GOP nominee Jim Oberweis. ¬†Thursday’s Senate vote was the most important one...
  • In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels

    In CT Delegation, Courtney Casts Sole Vote to Arm Syrian Rebels
    Washington – Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, was the only member of Connecticut's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives to vote for an amendment Wednesday that will allow the Pentagon to spend money arming and training Syrian rebels....
  • Obama's promise about combat troops is a rhetorical dodge

    WASHINGTON -- In Barack Obama's determination to preserve his legacy as the president who got America off a permanent war footing after the 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq, he is relying on transparent semantics. He has repeatedly...
  • The US goes to war; Congress goes on break.

    The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, Sept. 18: Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key issue: They won't risk even debating a broad measure to authorize President Barack...
  • Congress needs to increase the minimum wage

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Thursday, Sept. 18: A vibrant economy requires consumers who are able to earn enough to provide for their families as well as employers who are able to make a profit. Consider that...
  • Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy. Senators...