WASHINGTON — The House has abandoned a vote on legislation to address the immigration crisis on the border after tea partyers withdrew their support in a dispute over a separate measure on deportations.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Eric Cantor has used his farewell as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he says is rife with instability and terror.
Palestinians gather outside a classroom at the Abu Hussein U.N. school in Jebaliya refugee camp on Wednesday. | AP Photo
WASHINGTON — The White House said Thursday there's little doubt Israeli artillery hit a United Nations school in Gaza, a deadly incident that a spokesman called "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible."
Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks during a press briefing Wednesday. | AP Photo
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is on a roll this week.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn and GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner attend an Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly at the Chicago Hilton in April. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times
SPRINGFIELD — In a survey commissioned by Illinois’ largest teachers’ union, one of President Barack Obama’s pollsters is declaring the race between Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner “nearly a deadheat.”
Ald. Rey Colon (35th) decided against being a "celebrity bartender" at fundraiser days after being arrested for allegedly driving drunk on the Eisenhower Expressway.
NEW DELHI — Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday there is "no promise" of a negotiated cease-fire between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip, but he said the U.S. remains hopeful.
Talk about taking a shot in the dark. Christine Jones prefers it that way.
WASHINGTON — In an election-year rebuttal to Republicans, President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Thursday requiring federal contractors to give their workers more rights in labor disputes. The move comes one day after House GOP lawmakers voted to sue Obama for allegedly misusing presidential powers.
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.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg compared the male justices' Hobby Lobby ruling to an old one that said discriminating against pregnant women was legal.
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