President Barack Obama on Monday meets with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and then heads to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. to meet with wounded soldiers and their families.
Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. faces no opponent in the Tuesday Illinois Democratic Senate primary, and his main political warchest overwhelmingly swamps either of the Republicans he will face: first time candidate Doug Truax of Downers Grove or state Sen. Jim Oberweis R-Sugar Grove. Durbin, from Springfield, starts the November general election race with $5.7 million cash-on hand.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., speaks to thousands of protesters at at rally in 2010 at the Arizona Capitol voicing their displeasure over a bill signed by Arizona's governor that made it a crime to be in the country illegally. | Ross D. Franklin/AP
Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet reports that Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus were about to vote on a resolution demanding that President Barack Obama curb deportations when they were invited to meet with him in the Oval Office.
Both Illinois senators — Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Mark Kirk on Sunday said the vote in Crimea to split from Ukraine was not legitimate. Durbin returned to Chicago this weekend after a two-day visit to Kiev.
Students from David Axelrod’s Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago might be considered 1 percenters among the politically impassioned. A willingness to partake in civil discourse despite their wide spectrum of opinions in an otherwise raucous political landscape proves millennials may be forming opinions more critically than ever before
President Barack Obama personally warned Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Sunday phone call that the vote in Crimea to split from Ukraine "occurred under duress," violated international law, would not be recognized, and that Russia would pay a price for its actions.
Sen. Joe Donnelly D-Ind. hits Chicago on Tuesday — the day of the Illinois primary — for a breakfast fundraiser where the co-hosts include Susan and Mike Axelrod, the wife and son of David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's political strategist and founder of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.
Bruce Rauner, the Republican frontrunner for governor, autographs a sign belonging to retiree Jackie Snow during a campaign stop Sunday at McGorrey’s Golf and Grill in Decatur. Chicago Sun-TImes photo/Elise Dismer
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner spent a second straight day Downstate Sunday, mining for votes near state Sen. Bill Brady’s political home turf and predicting victory in the four-way race Tuesday.
The U.S. and the British governments on Sunday refused to recognize the results of a rushed, Russian-sponsored vote for Crimea to split from Ukraine and join Russia, a measure saying in a statement Sunday the international community will "not stand quitely by" the land grab. Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. back from a two-day visit to Kiev on Sunday said it was a "lame excuse" for Russian President Vladimir Putin to invade the region.
GOP gubernatorial contender Bill Brady and wife Nancy work the crowd along Western Avenue Sunday in the South Side Irish parade. Chicago Sun-Times photo/Dave McKinney
GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady donned a green Jonathan Toews Chicago Blackhawks jersey and marched in the South Side Irish parade with wife, Nancy, and several sign-carrying supporters.
Over recent years, I’ve grown increasingly dismayed by the crude, rude, and downright nasty tone that has invaded not only political dialogue, but also our business and personal interactions.
ATLANTA — The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it’s where the party’s toughest battleground will be this year in the fight for control of the U.S. Senate.
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