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House Speaker Michael Madigan (left) with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times file photo

Silent partner for Rahm in mayoral campaign? Mike Madigan

The evil of Palestinian propaganda

The pounding of nails or the buzz of a saw to build a home in an Israeli community in the disputed lands of the West Bank never fails to spark outrage against Israel from the State Department or European capitals. Virtually unnoticed by them is the sewer of hate against Israel and Jews that spews through Palestinian society.

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this Oct. 8, 2013, file photo. | AP File Photo

House GOP sues administration over health care law

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans sued the Obama administration on Friday over its implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law, saying he had overstepped his legal authority in carrying out the program.

President Barack Obama signals to his aides and staff that he will return to the White House because he forgot something before his departure on Marine One helicopter on Friday. | AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Forgetful Obama? What did he leave behind at White House?

So it went for President Barack Obama Friday. On his way to Las Vegas to promote his immigration executive actions, Obama boarded his Marine One helicopter on the White House's South Lawn.

 
Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel watch as President Barack Obama gives a speech at Northwestern University on Oct. 2, 2014. | Chandler West/For Sun-Times Media

Quinn vs. Emanuel in mayoral race? It would be close, poll shows

While Gov. Pat Quinn lost the governor's race against Bruce Rauner, Quinn dominated in Chicago where he had more than a 50-point advantage against Rauner. And with support like that, what would happen if Quinn launched a mayoral bid? A new poll shows he'd be in a tight race with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Why is drunk driver who killed my sister driving again?

A repeat drunk driver killed my stepsister in 2003. Last Saturday, he was arrested for impaired driving for the fourth time. How does a repeat offender get the chance to drive again? How does a judicial system allow a man who has killed to have a second, third and even fourth chance?

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to President Barack Obama's intention to spare millions of illegal immigrants from being deported, a use of executive powers that is setting up a fight with Republicans in Congress over the limits of presidential powers, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen.

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.

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Business owners seeking medical marijuana licenses faced lawsuits

Two former Goldman Sachs executives hoping to be among those granted licenses to open medical marijuana businesses in Illinois have faced lawsuits in other states. Nicholas Vita and Michael Abbott’s companies have won licenses to run dispensaries in Arizona, Massachusetts, Nevada and Washington, D.C.