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  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    WASHINGTON – In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

    CAMDEN, N.J. – President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • States saying ‘no’ to cities seeking to regulate businesses

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Alarmed about cities trying to outlaw plastic bags, the director of the Missouri Grocers Association decided to do something abo ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Insurers pass tax along to the states

    There’s more than a touch of absurdity in the way an industry fee in President Barack Obama’s health care law is being passed along to state taxpayers ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • White House denies Obama's Gulf overtures are unraveling

    WASHINGTON – The White House on Monday raced to dispel the notion that President Barack Obama's efforts to reassure anxious Persian Gulf nations about ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Obama Library organizers to reveal site decision in Chicago

    CHICAGO – The Barack Obama Foundation will hold a news conference in Chicago to announce where the president’s library will be built – the strongest c ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Senate OKs bill giving Congress review of Iran nuclear deal

    WASHINGTON – The Senate muscled its way into President Barack Obama’s talks to curb Iran’s nuclear program, overwhelmingly backing legislation Thursda ...
    May 7, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rubio tax plan shows challenge of GOP wage-stagnation fight

    DENVER – In the traffic jam that is the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio stands out – and not just for his youth and blue-collar, Cuban- ...
    May 7, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Florida congressman flipped shares in IPO despite U.S. law

    WASHINGTON – A multimillionaire, first-term Florida congressman flipped shares in a solar company the same day he acquired them in an initial public o ...
    May 7, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • State official: Hillary Clinton's email practices 'not acceptable'

    WASHINGTON – A high-ranking State Department official said Wednesday it's "not acceptable" for any agency employee to conduct government business on a ...
    May 6, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • McHenry County employers on paid sick leave amid Healthy Families Act

    If your job doesn’t offer paid time off for being sick, you’re far from alone. About 40 percent of t ...
    May 5, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • In Congress, income inequality comes with breakfast, lunch

    WASHINGTON – Income inequality is more than a political sound bite to workers in the Capitol. It’s their life.
    May 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • Pentagon grapples with retaliation in sex assault cases

    WASHINGTON – It’s not against the law or military regulations to choose not to sit with someone in the dining hall or to unfriend them on Facebook, bu ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois clears major hurdle for Obama library in Chicago

    CHICAGO – One of the remaining obstacles to building Barack Obama’s presidential library in his hometown of Chicago fell away when Gov. Bruce Rauner s ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • What’s at stake in Supreme Court gay marriage arguments?

    WASHINGTON – Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to ...
    April 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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