| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:12 PM
The Obama administration's tougher rules on offshore corporate inversions had an immediate effect Tuesday, pushing down the stock prices of companies considering such moves.
But the highly technical changes to the tax code did not appear to go far...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:42 AM
With the Nov. 4 election drawing near, U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and challenger Bob Dold traded jabs Tuesday night at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire — their first forum together in the 10th District Congressional race.
It wasn't a debate;...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:36 PM
Two years ago, Illinois Democrats parlayed a new political map they drew and the final appearance at the top of the ticket by President Barack Obama to sweep out four Republican congressmen and reverse some of the losses suffered in the 2010 election that...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Just over a month before the midterm election, control of the U.S. Senate remains surprisingly up for grabs as Democrats parlay a financial edge and other advantages to battle history and a strong anti-Obama tide.
Republicans still enjoy the more secure...
| Aug 3, 2014
WASHINGTON — Fresh from helping save Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi from a tea party upstart, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is on the verge of endorsing an embattled Senate Democrat. According to The New York Times's Joe Nocera, national...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:33 PM
The Supreme Court on Thursday greatly limited the ability of President Obama and future presidents to use recess appointments to circumvent congressional opposition to their judicial and executive nominees, ruling unanimously that Obama exceeded his power...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:37 PM
When developing countries need to deepen a canal for irrigation or navigation, they frequently call on Ellicott Dredges, a 129-year-old Baltimore-based maker of dredging equipment.
To sell their massive, multimillion-dollar machines abroad, Ellicott...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When members of Congress bugged out of the Capitol last week for their annual August recess, they left hanging the fate of the U.S. Export-Import Bank. Unless Congress votes to reauthorize it, the bank is scheduled to go out of business after Sept. 30....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Primary season for this year's midterm election is now nearly closed, and the results have produced an outcome not seen in years: Incumbent Republican senators have brushed back all their conservative challengers in a series of victories for the party's...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Republican opponents of the Export-Import Bank on Tuesday tried to spotlight corruption allegations at the agency as lawmakers battle over its future before a looming reauthorization deadline.
A House Oversight subcommittee subpoenaed a fired bank...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 5:15 AM
The recent commentary, "An enemy revisited" (July 13), correctly states that in witnessing the harsh realities "the United States would do well to reassess its view on Iran." In fact, we should have a dialogue and trade with Iran, a country that does...