| Apr 15, 2011
| 7:50 AM
President Obama gave supporters in Chicago a glimpse of insider Washington during a fundraiser Thursday night, casually critiquing House Republicans, government workers and even the White House telephones.
While the words themselves weren’t that...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Mitt Romney will not participate in the Iowa straw poll this summer, a possible sign that he will not make a full-fledged effort to win that state's leadoff nominating contests in 2012.
In a statement issued Thursday evening, Romney's campaign said it...
| May 6, 2011
| 1:13 PM
A conservative group and several Republican lawmakers is filing a legal challenge to the newly adopted state budget, alleging that its assumption of $2 billion of yet-to-be-determined savings violates the Connecticut constitution.
"In 1992 the people...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 7:55 PM
President Barack Obama is back in town tonight, doing some birthday fundraising for his 2012 re-election bid at a North Side concert hall.
The president turns 50 on Thursday, and he's spending the last night of his 40s at the Aragon, where OK Go,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama’s sixth speech on the state of the union will spotlight many issues, but more than anything may illuminate the vast gap between his policy ambitions and the tools he has to achieve them.
The president made the...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 11:20 AM
The House passed the Republicans' 2012 budget Friday on a party-line vote, launching GOP lawmakers into an emerging debate with President Obama that vividly defines the parties and will help to shape the size and role of the federal government for years...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:27 AM
WASHINGTON — President Obama plans two new executive actions this week to promote equal pay for women — and to promote equal pay as a critical issue for Democrats this election year.
One action, an executive order, will prohibit federal...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:02 PM
WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system.
The proposal released Tuesday would...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:44 AM
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi will be fighting for political survival on Tuesday in a Republican primary contest that represents the conservative Tea Party's best chance to knock off a sitting senator this year.
The showdown between Cochran,...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will argue that President Obama has governed based on his principles, not politics, as he steps onto his highest-profile stage as a surrogate for his former boss.
Emanuel will speak to Iowa Democrats at the annual Jefferson...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:01 PM
President Barack Obama warned Congress that failing to raise the U.S. debt limit could lead to a worse financial crisis and economic recession than 2008-09 if investors began doubting U.S. credit-worthiness.
In remarks recorded last week and broadcast by...