Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the fence on the North side of the White House in Washington on Saturday. The Secret Service is under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. | Susan Walsh/AP
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is "obviously concerned" about a weekend White House breach by an ex-soldier with a small knife who scaled a fence, sprinted across the lawn and entered the mansion before being arrested, a spokesman says.
Americans say religion is losing its influence in politics, and they'd rather have it be the other way around, a new study shows.
The administration has had to revise and refine some initial enrollment numbers after they turned out to be too optimistic. At other times, less-favorable metrics leaked out after officials claimed not to have such data.
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin offices that issue driver's licenses aren't open enough hours to issue photo IDs to all the voters who need them before the Nov. 4 election, a liberal group told federal judges in a brief filed Monday.
More often than not, when healthcare reform is brought up, the impact and the interests of businesses are lumped together, as if each faces with the same challenges as the next.
NEW YORK — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the upcoming fall election is "an opportunity to shape our future" in a new fundraising pitch on behalf of House Democrats.
Missouri state and county police move in on protesters in Ferguson, Missouri in August after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. | Alex Wroblewski / Sun-Times
NEW YORK — The federal judge who ruled that the New York Police Department's stop and frisk policy violated civil rights said in a speech that body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police.
Those wacky and unusual political ads keep rolling out, and the latest one takes aim at President Barack Obama with a dating ad parody.
WASHINGTON — There were about 30, all Mexican nationals desperate to avoid deportations that would separate them from their families. Living in Illinois, they appealed for help from their new U.S. senator, Barack Obama. He turned them down.
A plea agreement for Keith Farnham has been discussed; the former state representative was indicted on child pornography charges in May.
Gerry Allen, a resident of North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side, suffered for years with unmanaged diabetes. But, thanks to an expanded community health initiative launched in April 2012 between a local hospital and an insurance provider, he did something he thought he’d never do.
Has the 113th Congress been working hard or hardly working? A close look at some data makes it difficult to argue it's anything but the latter.
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