Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), has introduced a bill that would stop paying federal employees who are being held in contempt of Congress — and it's aimed directly at Attorney General Eric Holder.
Joe Biden has joined Instagram, and we're hoping it turns out to be fabulous.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively campaign for the dairy magnate.
Where health insurance is concerned, money talks. Especially when that money is in the form of fines for not having it.
It’s not news that Chicago has a gun problem. But that doesn’t make it any more palatable for Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, a firm believer in systems management and improved gun laws as he works to reduce crime in the city.
The slow pace of fundraising by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has allies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel convinced she does not plan to challenge him for mayor. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s camp is more convinced than ever that Toni Preckwinkle is not planning to run for mayor after perusing the Cook County Board president’s latest campaign financing report.
CHICAGO — Business groups say a proposed Chicago casino would boost business and tourism, but others are worried about the potential for corruption.
WASHINGTON — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people land well-paying jobs.
Calling all tech geeks. Now you can buy the Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop computer that was used by Bill Clinton to send the first presidential email.
Republican candidates (left to right) former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (PA), U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN), former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Governor Mitt Romney (MA), U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (TX), former Governor Tim Pawlenty (MN), and businessman Herman Cain prepare for their debate June 13, 2011 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. | Getty Images
The 2012 presidential election has long been over, and many of the candidates' pulled the plug on their runs long before the primary — but their campaign debts still linger years later.
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, visited children suffering from schistosomiasis during their Feb. 15, 2007, trip to Nasarawa North, Nigeria. The Carters traveled to the community to bring national attention to the country's need to make disease prevention methods and treatments with the medicine praziquantel more accessible in its rural and impoverished communities. Photo courtesy of The Carter Center
Human trafficking, unequal pay, sexual assault. We have “a long way to go” in solving these issues, according to former President Jimmy Carter, who hopes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power,” will prompt societal change in the way we approach these problems.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is looking for convicts worthy of his rarely used power to commute sentences.
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