WASHINGTON--President Barack Obama on Thursday meets with science advisors to discuss battling Ebola and also headlines a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee.
How quickly did former Sarah Palin aide Nicole Wallace know that the vice presidential candidate wasn't ready for prime time in 2008?
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has publicly declared his continued support for the state constitution's ban on gay marriage. | AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File
WASHINGTON — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.
Gov. Pat Quinn, left, and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are all tied up. | AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
With less than two weeks until voters cast their ballots in the Illinois governor's race, a new poll again shows it's a dead heat between Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
Jackie Robinson West players ride on top of a double decker bus during its parade to Millennium Park on Aug. 27, 2014. | Jessica Koscielniak / Chicago Sun-Times
Sultans of swat: Sneed hears that President Barack Obama — who met privately with the national champion Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team Sunday after a Chicago State University rally for Gov. Pat Quinn — had a surprise and a serious piece of advice for the Dukes of the Dugout.
Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney is on the job in the Chicago Sun-Times newsroom on election night in 2008, just minutes before the announcement that Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States. | Sun-Times file photo
Dave McKinney, a longtime political reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, resigned “with great sadness” Wednesday after he alleged the newspaper interfered with his coverage of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and questioned whether it was because of Rauner campaign pressure.
At Monday night’s Illinois governor debate, Republican Bruce Rauner completed an amazing personal transformation — of a kind only seen in religion and politics — when he vowed he “will” raise the state’s minimum wage if elected.
Inspector General Joseph Ferguson talks to Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) after testifying Wednesday. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times
Inspector General Joe Ferguson acknowledged Wednesday that “a little maturation on my part” and a “more measured approach” toward how he speaks set the stage for his political détente with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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.
Chicago Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett told the Board of Education at their monthly meeting Wednesday that she still wants to delay implementing a new test which long has been scheduled to replace the Illinois Standard Achievement Test and Prairie State Achievement Exam statewide. | Sun-Times File Photo
In response to public outcry and internal concerns, Chicago Public Schools wants to delay the full implementation of a new standardized test and continue with a smaller pilot program for another year.
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