Government - Nation

  • GOP budgets rely on higher taxes to balance

    WASHINGTON – The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Supreme Court considers impact of disability law on police

    LOS ANGELES – The police shooting in Georgia earlier this month of a naked, unarmed man with bipolar disorder spotlights the growing number of violent ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Afghan president to embark on landmark Washington visit

    KABUL, Afghanistan – As the Afghan president heads to the United States on his first trip to Washington as head of state, the landmark visit offers a ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • County clerks worried about special election for Schock seat

    SPRINGFIELD – County clerks worried about being ready for the upcoming special election for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s seat are asking Illinois lawmaker ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • U.S. Justice Department opens criminal inquiry of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock

    WASHINGTON – The Justice Department is investigating the congressional expenses and business deals of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, and FBI agents have ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • House, Senate panels adopt balanced-budget plans

    WASHINGTON – Republicans in Congress advanced balanced-budget plans bristling with cuts in Medicaid and other benefit programs Thursday, determined to ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock leaving Congress with about $3.3M in campaign funds

    CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning from Congress with about $3.3 million in his campaign funds and several options for spending it.
    March 19, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Letter sent to White House tests tentatively for cyanide

    WASHINGTON – An envelope addressed to the White House has tentatively tested positive for cyanide after two rounds of analysis, the Secret Service sai ...
    March 17, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Anticipation is high on whether Fed stays 'patient' on rates

    WASHINGTON – Federal Reserve officials are about to address a question investors have been mulling for weeks:
    March 17, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Iranians express optimism over nuclear agreement

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – A senior Iranian official suggested Tuesday that Iran is nearing a preliminary deal with the U.S. and five world powers that w ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama’s request for overseas military operations ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Official: Iran confronts U.S. at nuke talks over GOP letter

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland– Iranian diplomats twice confronted their American counterparts about an open letter from Republican senators who warned that an ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Donors had role in Congressman's 2014 property deal

    WASHINGTON – A shell company linked to embattled Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock paid a political donor $300,000 last year for a commercial property in Peo ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • GOP fundraiser in Chicago an early show of support for Kirk

    CHICAGO – Illinois Republican leaders turned out Monday for an early fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s 2016 re-election campaign in a show of suppo ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Durbin backs Emanuel bid but says contest depends on turnout

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he’s backing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election bid in the runoff contest next month.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
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