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  • Obama says budget reflects values with money for schools, job training

    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...
  • 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...
  • Congress unites on skin cancer

     
    They can't agree on climate change. Fixing the rate increase on student loans? Nope. The farm bill remains in legislative limbo. Leave it to skin cancer to bring together warring Congressional Republicans and Democrats. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th...
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Will this year's GOP primary be the one where mischief voting actually works?

     
    From Sunday's print column Note that in the last quarter of 2013, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner raised about four times as much campaign cash as his three rivals combined in the March primary. Even if you don't count the......
  • Republican challenger to Rep. Joe Walsh won't run in primary

    Republican challenger to Rep. Joe Walsh won't run in primary
    The most high-profile Republican primary challenger to freshman Rep. Joe Walsh in the state’s new northwest suburban 8th Congressional District announced today she was dropping out of the race. Darlene Ruscitti, the DuPage County superintendent...
  • Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing

    Democratic congressional races shape up on last day of filing
    The window for filing petitions to run for Congress in Illinois’ new districts closed Tuesday with Democrats looking to take advantage of the map they drew to try to boost their numbers in Washington. But the opportunity doesn’t come...
  • Duckworth resigns post with Veterans Affairs

    WASHINGTON — Tammy Duckworth, an Illinoisan who lost both legs during the Iraq war, resigned today from her job as an assistant secretary of the Veterans Affairs Department. She had held the job since the start of the Obama administration. VA...