GOP ads are taking aim at how often incumbent Democrats have voted with President Barack Obama. | AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent. Depending on the state, that's how often GOP candidates say their incumbent Democratic opponents have voted with President Barack Obama, citing vote scoring conducted by Congressional Quarterly.
WASHINGTON—Outside money is playing an increasingly big role in the rematch battle between Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill. and former Rep.
Donald Trump has one thing to say about Ebola: Thanks, Obama. And he also wants the president to resign, handing over the keys to the White House to Joe Biden.
With a little more than a week before the Nov. 4 election, a new poll shows Sen. Dick Durbin has a 14-point lead over his Republican challenger, state Sen. Jim Oberweis.
WASHINGTON — A new spot for Gov. Pat Quinn, released on Friday, features first lady Michelle Obama urging folks to "let’s just get this done and vote for Pat Quinn," a message aimed at turning out the Democratic base vote: women, minorities and youths. Also Friday, feminist author and Democratic activist Gloria Steinem stumps for Quinn in Chicago at an event with female leaders.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Friday head to the State Department to meet with the National Security Council to discuss the fight against ISIL.
Natasha Korecki is joined by Mick Dumke, Dan Mihalopoulos and Mark Brown to recap all three debates between Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner.
Andrea Zopp (left) talks about charter schools at a panel discussion on school closings Thursday at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. At right is Linda Lenz, publisher of Chicago Catalyst, who was the moderator. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times
Chicago Public Schools still has too many schools for the number of children who live in the district and should plan better when opening new charters to avoid being “highly hypocritical,” said one of the school board members who voted to shutter 50 neighborhood schools.
Under a temporary sale in effect through Dec. 31, the cost of opening an I-Pass account is lowered to $30 from a previous $50 or $60. | Sun-Times Media file photo
Since the sale window opened Oct. 1, the average number of drivers opening new I-Pass accounts has nearly doubled — from an average of 350 a day before the sale to about 650 currently, officials said Thursday.
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.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., speaks to reporters after President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus regarding immigration reform at the White House in July. (AP File Photo/Charles Dharapak)
WASHINGTON—A group of Hispanic activists are organizing a “draft” of Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill.,to run for president if President Barack Obama does not issue executive orders to curb deportations by Thanksgiving, even though Gutierrez already said he backs Hillary Clinton if she jumps into the 2016 race.
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