February 17, 2013

Hutchinson Exits Congressional Race for Jackson’s Seat

Illinois state Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out of the race Sunday for the U.S. House seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., saying that her continued candidacy risked sowing divisions among her fellow Democrats.


February 17, 2013

GOP Foe of Hagel’s Nomination Says Let Vote Go On

President Barack Obama's pick to be defense secretary is unsuited to head the Pentagon, but Republican senators should stop stalling the nomination and allow a vote on Chuck Hagel, a leading opponent said Sunday.


February 15, 2013

Durbin Revives Bill to Bring Sales Tax to Internet

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says a compromise with House lawmakers ensures broad-based support for his bill to help brick-and-mortar retailers compete against out-of-state Internet sellers.


President Obama during State of the Union speech
(Charles Dharapak/AP)
February 15, 2013

Obama Wraps State Of Union Speech Tour In Chicago

President Barack Obama is portraying his State of the Union proposals as elements of a concerted effort to build "ladders of opportunity" into the middle class.


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