Jim Durkin
(Seth Perlman/AP)
August 29, 2013

Durkin New Leader Of Illinois GOP

Republican members of the Illinois House have a new leader: longtime Rep. Jim Durkin of suburban Western Springs.


gun
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
August 29, 2013

President To Issue New Executive Orders On Guns

The White House says President Obama will issue two new executive orders on guns — one to curb the import of military surplus weapons and another that closes a loophole allowing some felons to get around background checks.


U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) and Erika Harold (R-Urbana)
August 29, 2013

Davis, Harold Want More Information About Possible Syria Strike

Washington is considering a possible military strike against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons. Illinois’ 13th district congressman and his Republican Primary challenger both say President Obama still needs to make his case for military action.


August 28, 2013

Obama: No Decision On Syria

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has not made a decision about action against Syria, and stressed he has "no interest" in "any kind of open-ended conflict" there.


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