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Ald. Helen Shiller comments on the proposed city budget in 2009. File Photo. Brian Jackson/Chicago Sun-Times

Deadlocked committee puts off vote on City Council budget analyst

Brian S. Lambrecht collects signatures for Libertarian candidates at the Itasca train station on a rainy morning on May 1.

Libertarians work to stay on Illinois ballot

Brian S. Lambrecht knew the signatures he collected to get the Libertarian Party on the Illinois ballot this fall would be challenged. But he didn't expect he'd be accused of fraud for falsely claiming to live in the Addison home where he has in fact lived for eight years -- and, he points out, where he has been paying the mortgage.

Vice President Joe Biden

Impeachment would be a boost for Joe Biden

Ask Dr. Politics! You are fair, and we are unbalanced! Dear Dr. Politics: Is President Barack Obama going to be impeached? Answer: Only if the Republicans go totally nuts — which means it’s possible.

A Palestinian relative on Tuesday carries the body of Mary Idhair, 7, who was killed along with over a dozen members from her extended family in an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

Israel rewrites history on the fly

Time and time again, Israel vainly attempts to reverse the relationship of cause and effect in the conflict with Palestinians, distorting and denying reality.


Three Ways ACA is affecting Business

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.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times

Poll shows Emanuel with 12-point lead over Lewis

After taking a beating in a series of Sun-Times polls, including one where Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had a 9-point lead, one poll has given Mayor Rahm Emanuel the edge.

Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. He has the mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

President Warren G. Harding wrote to his mistress that “there are no words, at my command, sufficient to say the full extent of my love for you — a mad, tender, devoted, ardent, eager, passion-wild, jealous . . . hungry . . . love . . .” | AP file photo

Warren Harding's letters to mistress expose his 'aching hunger'

Here's a little bit of a history lesson: Prior to becoming the 29th president, Warren G. Harding had a way with words — especially with dirty talk — when it came to his mistress.

President Barack Obama speaks on the South Lawn of the White House on Tuesday. | AP Photo

Obama announces new sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday.

Who is benefiting from the Lawndale Diabetes Project?

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.

Newt Gingrich says President Barack Obama will take actions that will provoke more impeachment talks to raise campaign cash. | Getty Images

Gingrich rips Obama and 'pathetic presidency'

During a speech sponsored by the Young America's Foundation, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ripped President Barack Obama, saying he has a "pathetic presidency" and will take actions to provoke Republicans to impeach him in an effort to help Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections.