| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Republicans in Congress have a rare opportunity during the next 10 days to demonstrate that they can be more than an angry and unruly mob and actually govern responsibly by passing an omnibus spending bill during the lame duck session. In the context of...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 12:21 PM
House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner urged fellow Republicans on Tuesday to pass a long-term government spending bill next week, avoiding a government shutdown and pushing any budget fight over President Barack Obama's executive order on...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 6:28 PM
In the battle for control of the Senate, Republicans have built their campaigns on a promise to block President Obama's policies and ease Washington's gridlock.
But accomplishing that may prove tougher than winning next week's election.
A GOP Congress...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:03 PM
President Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell talked of cooperation Wednesday in the aftermath of the huge GOP election victory, but the two sides prepared for renewed conflict on issues that have dominated the campaign and national...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:34 PM
So, back to that immigration mess.
President Obama, frustrated with the quagmire that is Congress, on Wednesday reiterated his intent to address by the end of the year the nation’s failed immigration system through directives and executive...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:30 PM
An emboldened House Speaker John A. Boehner warned Thursday that President Obama will "burn himself" if he takes executive action on immigration reform over Republican objections.
Yet Boehner declined to promise that Republicans will offer their own...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Still dusting himself off after this week's electoral pounding, President Obama hosted triumphant Republicans and vanquished Democrats for lunch Friday, observing an odd Washington tradition: the post-election reconciliation meal.
But what was designed...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Sitting in the basement of St. Rita of Cascia School in Aurora on Tuesday, Josue and Maria listened closely to a presenter from World Relief DuPage/Aurora as she spoke about the president’s recent announcement that some immigrants in the country...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
No high marks for grading system: I see School District U46 is still trying to advocate their new grading system. I believe it’s 1 to 4. They say it’s the greatest thing since apple pie. The problem is that the other 30 districts in Illinois...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In 1988, anyone who suggested that L.A.'s preeminent power couple of the next quarter-century would be Miguel Contreras and Maria Elena Durazo — he, a regional official of the hotel workers union; she, a dissident activist in that union's L.A. local...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 6:58 PM
Minutes after Armando Ibañez heard President Obama tell the nation that millions of people in the country illegally would be allowed to work and live openly in America, the 32-year-old excitedly scrambled to call his aunt, uncle and friends to deliver the...