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  • Eric Cantor loss has Republican leadership scrambling

    Eric Cantor loss has Republican leadership scrambling
    Republican lawmakers are scrambling to identify the party's future leaders after the shock primary election defeat of Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the House of Representatives, by a politcal rookie backed by the Tea Party movement. It could take...
  • Race for Eric Cantor's House post may be between Californian, Texan

    Race for Eric Cantor's House post may be between Californian, Texan
    California and Texas bicker over so many things — who has the better scenery, the better jobs, the better quality of life. Now, the quarrel between the most and second-most populous states is shifting to a bare-knuckle battle over who can claim...
  • GOP not getting the message why Cantor lost

    — Eric Cantor, announcing to his House Republican colleagues Wednesday afternoon that he will resign as majority leader, recalled some wisdom given him recently by a Holocaust survivor: "Suffering is a part of life. Misery is a choice." It was...
  • Sessions drops out of GOP leadership race, clearing way for McCarthy

    The last remaining major rival to Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the race for House majority leader dropped out of contention late Thursday, clearing the way for the conservative from Bakersfield to assume the House’s second-ranking position....
  • Open Thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • Obama says budget reflects values with money for schools, job training

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama unveiled a budget proposal Tuesday that increases spending on early childhood education, job training, high-tech manufacturing and urban redevelopment in an effort to shrink the gap between rich and poor. “Our...
  • Obama issues a campaign-ready budget proposal

    WASHINGTON — Looking beyond the deficit battles and financial crises of years past, President Obama put forward a $3.9-trillion budget proposal Tuesday that set out a wish list of programs on education, infrastructure, job training and urban...
  • Pelosi appoints Cummings to lead Democrats on Benghazi panel

    Pelosi appoints Cummings to lead Democrats on Benghazi panel
    House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she would appoint Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Baltimore to lead Democrats on a controversial select committee to investigate the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead. It's a...
  • Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers

     Campaign accounts fund luxuries for some lawmakers
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez's campaign committee spent more than $130,000 on hotels, airfare and other travel expenses to destinations like Las Vegas, New York, Puerto Rico and Mexico over the past five years. One out of every 4 dollars raised by Rep. Bobby...
  • Local Voices West: May. 15 edition

    Local Voices West: May. 15 edition
    Letters to the editor from Wheaton, Berwyn, Naperville, Bensenville and Clarendon Hills Wasting water As we go about our daily lives, many Americans don't give any thought to how much water we use, as well as how much we waste. Water scarcity is a...
  • Boehner names Benghazi panel's GOP members as Democrats debate boycott

    Boehner names Benghazi panel's GOP members as Democrats debate boycott
    As House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) named six Republicans to sit on a new select committee to investigate the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Democrats continued to wrestle Friday with the question of whether to participate at all. The idea...