WASHINGTON — It’s a story so good, it bears retelling, and President Barack Obama did on Monday as he awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom to Abner Mikva, the Chicagoan who’s been a congressman, federal judge, Bill Clinton’s White House counsel, a law professor and …Read More
President Barack Obama honored a request from House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to hold off making a “very public push” on immigration during the primary season, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told Lynn Sweet.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama heads to Chicago on Tuesday, part of a “very aggressive sales job” to sell the immigration executive orders he signed in Las Vegas on Friday shielding millions from deportation mainly through revised policies telling enforcement officials to leave long-term law …Read More
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, in announcing Thursday his unilateral actions to save up to 5 million illegal immigrants from deportation, made humanitarian, economic and national security appeals as a certain slice of Republicans could not contain their outrage.
WASHINGTON — After much delay, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he will go around Congress and order actions on immigration — which could shield 5 million people from being deported — as newly empowered and outraged Republicans are divided over their next move. Lawsuits? Impeachment? …
WASHINGTON — The election is not over for everyone. Sen. Mary Landrieu, the Louisiana Democrat, is in a Dec. 6 runoff and may be defeated. That’s why the Senate leadership, including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., threw her a lifeline and allowed a vote on her …Read More
The backlog means lawmakers are left with potentially damaging allegations hanging over them; that includes three from Illinois: Rep. Bobby Rush and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Democrats, and Rep. Aaron Schock, a Republican.
EXCLUSIVE: A member of U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s team confirmed that she is “interested, open and curious” about a bid vs. U.S. Sen Mark Kirk.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Jarrett said, “I guess I would tell you when you break glass ceilings you're going to get scraped, minor scrapes by a shard or two from the glass."
The House Ethics Committee released details Monday of its investigation of U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., with the focus on whether he improperly received free rent for decades on a South Side office — something brought to light by a Chicago Sun-Times / Better Government Association investigation last December.
The former college professor turned politician provided the intellectual underpinnings that helped to steer the generations to come after him.
WASHINGTON — When Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West team visited the White House on Thursday, second baseman and pitcher Marquis Jackson was ready with his question for President Barack Obama. “I know he’s a really good basketball player,” Jackson said, so he asked him for a …
The day after Republicans won control of the Senate, President Barack Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. — who will become the top Senate leader — talked about cooperation even as they are heading toward a collision course over immigration. Some Wednesday thoughts after voters …Read More
Bittersweet, perhaps. Sen. Dick Durbin’s win Tuesday over GOP challenger Jim Oberweis was never in doubt once it was clear that Oberweis was running a weak campaign, grasping for a strategy to defeat Durbin, who ran the race of his life even though it turned …Read More
Unlike Republicans in other states, Bruce Rauner and Jim Oberweis are ending their campaigns without launching an aggressive attack against President Barack Obama, even though the White House went all out for their Democratic rivals, Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin. While Democrats in …Read More
First lady Michelle Obama headlines a rally for Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Saturday — the last of a series of White House assists — as Republicans tell me the coattails of GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner …
Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill., and GOP Senate nominee Jim Oberweis clashed Wednesday in their last joint forum before the election over raising the minimum wage, whether Durbin is a bully and whether Oberweis supports the tea party. The stakes were higher for Oberweis at the …
When it comes to supporting Israel, Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and his rival, former Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., hold positions so similar they are slices off the same loaf of challah.
WASHINGTON — This Election Day may determine which of several paths the ambitious millennial, Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., may follow. We’re talking on Saturday by phone; Schock is in a car en route to Macomb from Peoria, where he lives. In the course of our …
WASHINGTON — With early voting in Illinois starting next Monday, the already sizzling rematch battle between Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., and former Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill., for the north suburban 10th Congressional District seat got hotter on Monday on several fronts.