The president made his pitch for a higher minimum wage, development of renewable energy resources and support of domestic manufacturing. He also spoke of curbing gun violence, which has afflicted his home town.
Debates over raising the debt ceiling continue in Washington today. The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Republican-backed "Cut, Cap and Balance Act" Tuesday evening, which allows for the debt ceiling to be raised to $2.4 trillion, but would require spending cuts and a new b
Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun said race wasn't an issue in Congressman Danny Davis' decision to pull out of the race for Chicago Mayor. Braun is now the leading African-American candidate on the ballot for February's election.
U.S. Congressman Danny Davis has pledged to reform key areas of city government if elected mayor of Chicago. Davis said he wants to see tax increment finance (TIF) money used for long term community development in struggling neighborhoods, rather than to benefit developers.