House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took some time Tuesday morning to rip Democrats for talking about impeaching President Barack Obama.
Smoke and fire from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on Tuesday. Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. | AP Photo
WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican members of Congress are scrambling to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess.
Ryan claims that, in the long run, the death penalty winds up costing the taxpayers more than a life sentence in a maximum-security facility — once you parse the legal costs and special privileges affixed to the appeals process — as well as the chance for error as the case travels from its inception, investigation and appeal, he said.
A Democratic pastor for Congress from Arizona admits he has some vices, but this isn't one of them.
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.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is taking four Kansas City residents out to dinner to chew over the concerns of heartland Americans, with little time remaining for action on pressing issues before Congress begins its August recess.
Gov. Pat Quinn is facing an increasingly uphill battle against Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, a new Reboot Illinois/We Ask America poll shows.
Officer Detlef Sommerfield sued the city and his former boss, Sgt. Lawrence C. Knasiak, in 2008, accusing Knasiak of taunting him for years with anti-Semitic and racist remarks, according to a federal court complaint. On Monday, a federal jury awarded $540,000 to Sommerfield.
Pro-Israeli demonstrators aim their signs at the pro-Palestinian supporters across from 100 West Randolph Street on Monday afternoon in Chicago. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
Supporters of Israel and Palestinian backers squared off on opposite sides of a downtown street Monday, pointing fingers about who’s to blame for ongoing violence in the Gaza Strip. Hundreds packed the square outside the Thompson Center, waving Israeli flags while public speakers condemned Hamas, the militant Palestinian faction in control of Gaza that has called for the destruction of Israel.
In 2013, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that New York City's controversial stop-and-frisk policy was unconstitutional. When Bill de Blasio took the mayor’s office, he fulfilled his campaign promise by moving quickly to reform stop-and-frisk. But three weeks ago, de Blasio found himself defending his decision to dial down stop-and-frisk. | Christopher Gregory/Getty Images
If you had to give up some of your personal freedom to reduce the deadly violence in your neighborhood, would you? Would you be willing, for instance, to put up with the indignity that comes with a stop-and-frisk policing strategy?
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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel barely caused a ripple of reaction two years ago when he announced Chicago Public School graduates would be given a leg up when applying for city jobs. But now that the city is preparing to take applications for firefighters for the first time in a decade, Emanuel’s “CPS preference” policy is sparking an outcry from some city residents who say it discriminates against graduates of Catholic and other private schools.
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