This is not the first time that Democrats have lost their Congressional footing. During President Clinton’s first term, Newt Gingrich famously led a Republican revolution and took over Congress in 1994.
The bill to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy has passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. The plan would allow gays to serve openly in the military.Illinois Representative Judy Biggert was one of only 15 Republicans in the House to vote in favor of the repeal.
The U.S. Senate is expected to take a procedural vote today on a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts. The procedural vote would pave the way for a final vote on the package, possibly this week.Illinois U.S.
Illinois lawmakers are considering some hot-button measures this week. The state House of Representatives has voted down a medical-marijuana bill and approved an expansion of rights for same-sex couples.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would license nationally certified midwives to attend home births in the state without supervision by a physician or an advanced nurse.The measure’s chief sponsor, state Rep.
The results of a fiercely contested Cook County election are exposing a gulf between white liberals and minority voters.Forrest Claypool’s anti-machine rhetoric has proven popular over the years with white progressives.