Nine Illinois state representatives approved a bill to use $100 million in state money toward a Barack Obama presidential library. There’s just one thing: There were only five lawmakers at the hearing.
President Barack Obama visited Argonne National Laboratory Friday, calling on Congress to flag oil and gas money for research that could help wean the nation’s vehicles off oil. He also addressed critical budget cuts to basic scientific research.
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.