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WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attention online shoppers: The days of tax-free shopping on the Internet may soon end for many of you. The Senate is scheduled to vote Monday on a bill that would empower states to collect sales taxes for purchases made over...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Illegal immigrants might face around a 10-year wait to become legal permanent U.S. residents under sweeping immigration overhaul legislation taking shape in the Senate, negotiators said Thursday. That's shorter than some current...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday honored GOP Sen. Richard Lugar from the Senate floor, praising him for his years of service and calling him one of the chamber's all-time best. Mitch McConnell, the Senate's Republican leader,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a challenge to Republicans, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Wednesday to extend expiring tax cuts immediately for all but the nation's highest income earners as a way to eliminate half of the so-called "fiscal cliff"...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The shooting rampage in Arizona seems to have created a reset moment for confrontational politics, as lawmakers reflect on the repercussions of the overheated rhetoric traded on the airwaves and on the campaign trail. Members...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's caustic political climate has become a suspect of sorts in the rampage that left six dead and a lawmaker critically injured in Arizona. Already, appeals are being heard to tone down the rhetoric. The captured...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Senate Democrats are urging Major League Baseball and the players union to ban smokeless tobacco, such as chew and dip. New Jersey Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said in letters Tuesday that the...
The lawyer picked Thursday to succeed Patrick Fitzgerald as Chicago's U.S. attorney is a former federal prosecutor best known for taking on corrupt politicians and powerful institutions such as the University of Notre Dame. Zachary Fardon would take...
Tribune reporterWASHINGTON -- The prospects seemed strong Thursday for Penny Pritzker becoming Commerce secretary after a two-hour confirmation hearing, as she drew praise from both Democrats and Republicans. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., the top Republican on the Senate...
ReutersBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, May 23 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has nominated Chicago attorney Zachary Fardon to be the U.S. prosecutor in Chicago, which has seen the indictments of many top local politicians and mob figures, the two U.S....
Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance. The vote was one small victory this week for critics of a massive, five-year farm bill that...
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