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Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, of Western Springs, talks with House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago, during a committee hearing at the Capitol in Springfield, Ill., Dec. 3, 2013.
The voting rate of young adults dropped between the 2008 and 2012 elections, a departure from the increase seen in the presidential races in 2004 and 2008, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.
The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film is calling a lawsuit accusing him of raping an aspiring model and actor in 1999 a shakedown.
When Barack Obama was running for president in 2007, he earned a great deal of credibility with tech-savvy voters by expressing support for net neutrality that was rooted in an understanding that this issue raises essential questions about the future of open, free and democratic communications in America.
Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador to Japan, says it would be "great" if Hillary Rodham Clinton runs for president.
A technology committee is poised to make a final recommendation for the future of Cover Oregon's troubled health insurance exchange.
Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without restriction and in some churches, schools and government buildings under certain circumstances.
We should ask Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid the same question once posed to Sen. Joseph McCarthy by U.S. Army head counsel Robert N. Welch: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?" Mr. Reid is back in the news for denigrating the peaceful supporters of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, a ... (more)
APRIL 27: Actor George Clooney and Sen. Barack Obama listen to a question at The National Press Club Newsmaker's Program April 27, 2006 in Washington, DC.
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W. Neil Eggleston, a 1978 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, has been named the new White House counsel by President Barack Obama.
There should have been absolutely no controversy in a resolution presented in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives this past week.
Illinois House Republican leader Jim Durkin is crying foul over a Democratic move to designate $100 million in state funds for Barack Obama's presidential library and museum.
Continuing his outreach to minority voters, Sen. Rand Paul told an audience in Chicago Tuesday that the debate over school choice is not a Republican vs. Democrat issue, but a fight between the "dead-enders" and "those who believe in innovation."
Three weeks following the death of Frankie Knuckles , a letter has surfaced from President Barack Obama that pays tribute to the late Chicago DJ/producer and offers condolences to his family and friends.
Franke Knuckles was taken from us earlier this month, but the Chicago house DJ's influence reached all the way around the planet - including to the Leader of the Free World.