Americans are politically divided when it comes to the increasingly hot-button issue of income inequality, according to a study out this week from the Pew Research Center.
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden travels to Chicago on Wednesday to headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Rep. Brad Schneider and fellow Democrats Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin. The rally is in Vernon Hills, in Schneider's 10th congressional district.
Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) slammed city Inspector General Faisal Khan for suing the council to get more money for his office. "Where does he think the money falls from?" asked Austin, chairman of the City Council's Budget Committee.
The always outspoken chairman of the City Council’s Budget Committee had some choice and colorful words for Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan Wednesday for filing a lawsuit that seeks to compel the cash-strapped city to give him the $1.7 million he claims he needs to serve out his four-year term.
Beneath the party's call for unity, discord reigns.
Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst also would like you to fill in the blank: "Too many typical politicians, hogging, wasting and full of ..."
A number of readers apparently feel I run the newspaper, or at least am an important and valued member of the top editorial team, plugged into all decisions as they are being made, sitting in the Inner Sanctum, wherever that may be, peering out beneath hooded robes, pressing our fingertips together to make cathedrals, exchanging opinions in hushed tones.
WASHINGTON — Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.
Vice President Joe Biden, right, laughs as he is introduced by DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., at the DNC Women's Leadership conference in Washington on Sept. 19, 2014. | AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta
WASHINGTON — The head of the Democratic Party says the mid-term campaign for control of the Senate is "a neck and neck" situation.
WASHINGTON — Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday. It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent.
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.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis are set to meet for the first debate of the U.S. Senate race.
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