Lawmakers in the Illinois House earned about $661,000 last year in extra pay for serving as officers of various House committees--from armed forces to biotechnology--even though some committees met fewer than five times and a handful met only once. The House pays members who serve as committee
Former Indiana Congresswoman Katie Hall died on Monday at the age of 73. For many, she’ll be remembered for marking a significant milestone in American history, but for others, she’ll be remembered for leaving political office in a cloud of shame.Hall’s long political career in Northwest Indian
"Once upon a time there were two brothers. One of them went to sea, and the other became Vice President of the United States. Neither of them was ever heard of again."That's an old vaudeville joke, and it always got a laugh. It was true enough.
After the 2008 election of President Obama, many spoke of the beginning of a “post-racial” era for American life and politics. However, at least one University of Chicago professor was saying, not so fast.