WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift people out of poverty.
If Hillary Clinton were to run for president in 2016, and if the election was held today, she'd easily win, according to a new poll. | AP Photo
Even in Florida, voters would rather see another Clinton in the White House than another Bush, with a new poll showing Hillary Clinton has as much as a 21 percentage point lead over potential GOP candidates.
Billionaire Ken Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel LLC, a hedge fund and financial services firm based in Chicago, has filed for divorce from his wife, Anne Dias Griffin, a hedge-fund executive from France. Griffen also recently made news for his record-breaking $2.5 million contribution to Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial campaign.
WASHINGTON — After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.
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.
WASHINGTON — First Lady Michelle Obama headlines a fundraiser in hometown Chicago today to benefit the Democratic National Committee.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is in Los Angeles on Thursday for Democratic fundraising and a speech on the economy.
President Barack Obama walks down the stairs of Air Force One after he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday. | Getty Images
LOS ANGELES — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite.
A Republican candidate is facing questions about a Facebook comment where, in a discussion about the poor, he stated, “No one has the guts to just let them wither and die.”
After Wednesday night's show, the Willis Clan got the go-ahead from "America's Got Talent" judges to move on to the next round at Radio City Music Hall. Performers are vying for a $1 million prize. The Willis Clan will appear on the show again on Tuesday, performing live from the storied New York City theater.
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.
Former President George H.W. Bush, right, is congratulated on his parachute jump by his son, former President George W. Bush, far left, his wife Barbara Bush and his tandem team partner Mike Elliott on his 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine on June 12, 2014. | AP file photo
There's no question where Barbara Bush's loyalties lie. But you'd think the "best president ever" would have been elected to a second term.
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