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  • Poll: Same-sex marriage still divides GOP voters in Illinois

    Poll: Same-sex marriage still divides GOP voters in Illinois
    Heading into next month's primary election, Republicans in Illinois are more unified on pocketbook concerns but remain divided on social issues — a split accentuated along geographic and ideological lines. Republicans don't agree on same-sex...
  • Rutherford's governor run years in the making

     Rutherford's governor run years in the making
    Standing amid a few dozen supporters inside an Italian restaurant in Downers Grove on a recent Thursday night, Dan Rutherford drew an analogy to explain the setbacks in his bid for governor. "Do you all know what a manatee is?" asked Rutherford, an avid...
  • Running mate adds business focus to Rutherford bid for governor

     Running mate adds business focus to Rutherford bid for governor
    As an immigrant from South Korea, Steve Kim was introduced to American culture through childhood conversations about politics with his father over the daily newspaper. But it would take several years and a college internship before Kim realized his...
  • Texas Republicans choose establishment candidates over tea partyers

    HOUSTON — Republican incumbents threatened by tea party challengers emerged triumphant in Tuesday's Texas primary, with longtime U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions coasting to victory. The primary also marked the electoral debut...
  • Can Democrats and Republicans agree on anything in Obama's budget?

    President Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that's more of a Democratic Party wish list than a realistic spending blueprint for a divided government. Higher taxes on the wealthy? Check. More spending on anti-poverty programs, research,...
  • Rivals rip Rauner during Republican governor debate

    Rivals rip Rauner during Republican governor debate
    Republican governor candidates Kirk Dillard and Bill Brady on Tuesday sought to sully front runner Bruce Rauner, contending the wealthy venture capitalist was spending an “obscene” amount of money and risked gridlocking Springfield like ex-...
  • Donnelly stands by tweet likening Obama to Hitler, Stalin over guns

    Donnelly stands by tweet likening Obama to Hitler, Stalin over guns
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly is standing by his comparison of President Obama’s gun control policies to those of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Kim Jong Il and other dictators, saying that government encroachment on citizens’...
  • U.S. House prepares package for Ukraine aid, Russian sanctions

    WASHINGTON -- As Congress weighs imposing sanctions on Russia in response to military action in Crimea, Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Wednesday the House would vote "soon" on an aid package for Ukraine. Money for Ukraine's embattled government...
  • Senate panel approves civil rights nominee Debo Adegbile

    On a straight party-line vote Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved civil rights lawyer Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adegbile, a longtime voting-rights specialist for the...
  • Republican mayor of Fresno enters state controller race

    SACRAMENTO -- Two-term Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin is launching a bid for state controller, her campaign announced Wednesday. Swearengin, a Republican, injects the GOP into a race that has so far been an intra-party battle between two high-profile...
  • Cummings cut off at IRS hearing

    A House of Representatives hearing into the scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service devolved into a bizarre bit of political theater on Wednesday when the committee's Republican chairman closed down the proceeding before the ranking Democrat,...