(Andrew Harnik /The Washington Times /Landov)
May 16, 2013

Senate Committee Advances Concealed Carry Bill

An Illinois Senate committee has approved legislation that would pave the way for concealed-carry of firearms in Illinois, but gun-rights advocates say it is too restrictive.

White House press secretary Jay Carney listens during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May, 14, 2013.
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
May 16, 2013

Subpoena of AP Records Revives Media Shield Bill

The controversy over the government's secret subpoena of Associated Press telephone records has revived legislation that would protect journalists from having to reveal their sources to federal investigators, and the White House is endorsing the idea.

Chief Illiniwek
(Seth Perlman/AP)
May 16, 2013

U of I Mascot Survey Results Released

Results have finally been released from a survey of University of Illinois students about finding a new mascot to replace Chief Illiniwek.

President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, April 19, 2013, regarding the Boston Marathon bombing and the explosions in West, Texas.
(Charles Dharapak/AP)
May 15, 2013

Obama: IRS Acting Commissioner Has Resigned

The head of the US tax agency has quit after it emerged his staff singled out conservative groups for extra scrutiny, President Barack Obama has announced.

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