2 hrs ago | WIFR
President Barack Obama is outlining a narrowing terror threat that still imperils the nation but is now defined by smaller networks and homegrown extremists rather than the grandiose plots of al-Qaida. Speaking at the National Defense University today, Obama argued that changing threats require changes to the nation's counterterrorism policies.
2 hrs ago | Examiner.com
I hope everyone who reads my column understands that whatever economic recovery Americans have experienced in the last five years is entirely due to the Democratic elected officials in Congress and the various states.
3 hrs ago | The Papillion Times
Members of Boy Scouts of America's National Council voted to end a policy that bars openly gay boys from becoming Scouts Thursday, according to Associated Press reports.
4 hrs ago | The Huffington Post
President Obama talked at length about detainee policy today but don't expect Mumia to be freed anytime soon.
8 hrs ago | TheBlaze.com
Well here's something fun: TIME has acquired previously unpublished photos of a 17-year-old Barack Obama preparing for his senior prom: "Barry spent his days at the Punahou School in Hawaii studying, shooting hoops and goofing off with his friends," TIME notes.
9 hrs ago | SFGate
The Illinois Senate agreed Thursday to create a state-governed "health insurance exchange" where individuals and small businesses could shop for coverage as required by President Barack Obama 's health law.
9 hrs ago | The Wall Street Journal
Sen. Ted Cruz speaks while Chairman Dick Durbin listens during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing on April 2013 in Washington, D.C. A feud between Sen.
13 hrs ago | Seattle Times
The Obama administration has picked a private attorney and former federal prosecutor who helped send former Illinois Gov.
13 hrs ago | Examiner.com
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has threatened to defeat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015 at the polls for a second-term for the closing of forty-nine schools.
17 hrs ago | New Media Journal
The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank that the Obama-allied Center for American Progress has accused of being a corporate shill, slammed the liberal behemoth on Wednesday for its reported hypocrisy.
19 hrs ago | McClatchy
With Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker set to be grilled by senators Thursday at her Commerce secretary confirmation hearing, Bill Daley feels her pain.
Mark Kirk announced Tuesday that he'll support Penny Pritzker for the top job at the Commerce Department, calling her experienced and willing to take on special interests.
Senate Judiciary Committee members Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., confer on as the committee assembled to work on a landmark immigration bill.
Rail cars arrive in Milton, N.D., in February 2008, loaded with pipe for the first Keystone Pipeline project, which now carries crude oil across Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois.
After reading ghastly headlines about recently convicted Philadelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, such as "Gosnell Jury Hears About Baby Surviving Abortion in Toilet" , there was this sudden message: "White House: No Comment on Gosnell 'Beheading' Babies in Abortions" . Why was Barack Obama silent about this "house of horrors"? Maybe because, ... (more)
As the fracking regulatory bill sailed through committee Tuesday, both positive and negative opinions were on display at the Illinois State Capitol.
FEMA has dispatched members of its Disaster Survivors Assistance Teams to Will County this week in an effort to make sure flood-affected residents and business owners know federal help is available.
There's not a big market for gubernatorial memoirs. Few governors are known outside their own states, and once they leave office, most voters want to forget about them.