U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois said she'll vote for Nancy Pelosi to be the Democratic House Minority Leader.Schakowsky said she thinks Pelosi has been one of the most effective speakers in the history of Congress.
Does anyone recognize David Axelrod anymore? David Axelrod (Getty Images/File)Before taking residence in the White House, rumpled, wry Axelrod -- campaign whisperer extraordinaire -- could be seen regularly sprinting over from his office on Franklin Street to Brett’s Diner
As I write this, Congress is gearing to come back to work for its lame duck session – a last chance Texaco before the new, more conservative class takes over as midterm victors.And Harry Reid, Democratic majority leader on his last hurrah, has already indicated that his top priority bills are
Republicans picked up enough seats in the midterm elections to win back the House. But the Senate is still run by the Democrats. That might make President Obama’s job easier – he’ll face a divided Congress as he tackles future items on his agenda.
Republican Mark Kirk has captured the Senate seat once held by the president, dealing an embarrassing blow to Democrats.Kirk defeated Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias in one of the nation's ugliest and most closely watched Senate races. Giannoulias faced attacks over
President Barack Obama heads home to Chicago Saturday to rally Democratic voters ahead of next Tuesday's elections.The president has been appearing in campaign ads for U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, and he recorded robo-calls encouraging Democrats to vote.