President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday. Obama discussed a range of topics including education, income inequality, climate change and immigration reform.
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January 28, 2014

Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For ‘Year Of Action’

With the country slowly digging itself out of recession, some of his legislative priorities buried under Washington's partisanship and his approval ratings at some of their lowest levels, President Obama called for "a year of action" during his fifth State of the Union address on Tuesday.


Edward Snowden
(The Guardian)
July 26, 2013

US Says It Won’t Seek Death Penalty For Snowden

Attorney General Eric Holder has told the Russian government that the U.S. will not seek the death penalty for former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden.


Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
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June 02, 2013

Rutherford Makes Gubernatorial Run Official

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says it won't be easy for a Republican to be elected governor. But he believes he has the best shot because he's already won a statewide election.


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