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  • Broad coalition rallies to try and defeat Obama on trade deal

    WASHINGTON Twenty years ago, when President Bill Clinton was urging Congress to enact sweeping trade legislation over objections of important constituents in his own party, the face of the opposition were the middle-aged (and beyond) white, male leaders of the AFL-CIO. For President Barack Obama, the dynamic may feel the same trying to find enough Democrats to help Republicans pass a trade deal but the coalition is a lot broader. In addition to labor, the president is being opposed by teachers, seniors, Internet freedom groups and Sister Simone Campbell.
  • Senate overwhelmingly approves bill to give Congress say in Iran agreement

    Senate overwhelmingly approves bill to give Congress say in Iran agreement
    In a rare bipartisan accord, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a compromise bill Thursday that would give Congress power to review any nuclear deal with Iran. The measure passed, 98 to 1, and is likely to clear the House as early as next week,...

    Chicago's Nepalese working toward $75,000 quake aid relief goal

     Chicago's Nepalese working toward $75,000 quake aid relief goal
    Chicago's Nepalese community held a fundraiser Sunday as part of a broader campaign to raise $75,000 this month to aid rebuilding efforts after a recent earthquake that killed thousands and displaced millions more. The Nepali American Center organized...

    John Boehner on 'Face the Nation'; Scott Walker on 'Fox News Sunday'

    John Boehner on 'Face the Nation'; Scott Walker on 'Fox News Sunday'
    UPDATED: The guest list for the Sunday morning programs this weekend: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to CBS' "Face the Nation"in an exclusive interview at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.;...

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests. Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...