Lawmakers taking the oath of office Wednesday in Washington, D.C., include the five GOP freshmen from Illinois. The state's U.S. House delegation now includes more Republicans than Democrats.With their first votes, U.S. Reps.
Rahm Emanuel says Bill Daley would make be a good pick to replace him on a permanent basis as White House chief of staff. Published reports say President Barack Obama is considering hiring Daley for the position previously held by Emanuel.
Lordy, anything could happen with the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the bill with nine lives.Right now, the damn thing depends entirely on Dem majority leader Harry Reid in the Senate, who has not yet committed to take an actual vote.Yes, Reid’s for repeal; yes, he forced an imp