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  • Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax

     Amazon to start collecting Illinois sales tax
    Amazon.com will start collecting sales tax from Illinois shoppers Feb. 1, the e-commerce giant said Friday, in compliance with a new state law that aims to treat online and brick-and-mortar retailers equally. The law, which went into effect Jan. 1,...
  • Obama to pass on meeting Netanyahu during Washington visit

    WASHINGTON — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the nation's capital. On Thursday, the White House said President Barack Obama would not meet the prime minister...
  • Villaraigosa demurs on Senate prospects after Steyer bows out

    Villaraigosa demurs on Senate prospects after Steyer bows out
    One of Antonio Villaraigosa’s most formidable potential rivals for U.S. Senate has opted not to run, but the former Los Angeles mayor shied from the subject Thursday night in Washington.  "I have an important announcement to make," he joked before...
  • 818 Roundup: Schiff considers run at Senate seat; La Cañada Flintridge City Council seats

    818 Roundup: Schiff considers run at Senate seat; La Cañada Flintridge City Council seats
    Happy Friday, 818! It's January 23, 2015. Temperatures for today are expected to reach a high of 79 degrees and a low of 51 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. In case you missed them, here are your local headlines: - Rep. Adam...
  • Is tax reform doable?

    The responses to President Barack Obama's call for tax reform, which he outlined as part of his State of the Union address, might indicate that the probabilities for progress on a tax overhaul with the Republican Congress and Democrat White House are near...
  • GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day

    GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March for Life Day
    With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version....
  • House passes anti-abortion bill, ends controversy

    WASHINGTON The House of Representatives approved legislation Thursday that would permanently prohibit federal funding for abortions after Republican leaders shelved a different measure amid protests from women in the party who complained that some of...
  • Ben Carson: 'A lot of doors opening' to White House bid

    WASHINGTON As Ben Carson weighs a run for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, his political calculus is not the stuff of polls or advice from high-powered politicians. His motivation comes from the gut and from above. "I pray every day for...
  • Wendell Ford, ex-Kentucky governor, U.S. senator, dies at 90

    Former U.S. Sen. and Kentucky Gov. Wendell Ford, an unapologetic smoker whose unfiltered chats and speeches endeared him to voters in a state that once thrived on tobacco and coal, has died at age 90. Ford's health had declined in the last two weeks,...
  • Fed wears a bull's-eye this year on Capitol Hill

    WASHINGTON Detractors from both major political parties are preparing legislation to rein in the powers of the Federal Reserve, moves that would test and potentially restrain its independence. The proposals include ordering a broad audit of the central...
  • Obama to propose overhaul of capital gains and dividends taxes

    President Obama, keeping up a push for what he calls tax fairness, plans to unveil a new package of tax proposals that target inherited assets, capital gains and large financial firms to pay for billions in new tax benefits for low- and middle-class...