Earlier today, President Obama gave a speech outlining US policy toward a changed Middle East. It was his first comprehensive response to the Arab Spring. He said the US would dole out fresh aid to countries in the region that support democracy.
Declaring that Chicago is ready for change, Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office Monday, becoming the 46th mayor in Chicago's history and the first Jewish resident to occupy the office.Nearly all of Chicago's top elected officials were on hand for the occasion, as were Vice President Joe Biden and s
The re-election campaign for President Barack Obama is getting under way in Chicago. David Axelrod is a critical member of Mr. Obama's circle of advisors. He recently talked with reporters about his experience moving from the White House back to Chicago."
Now that we know there will NOT be a partial shutdown of the federal government because late last night lawmakers reached a deal on a plan to cut about $38 billion from this year's budget, it's time for some morning-after analyses.-- Over at It's All Politics, our colleague Frank James says this sho
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, said Friday he expects Congress to reach an agreement over the federal budget before the end of the day. Legislative leaders have until midnight tonight to pass a budget or else they face a government shutdown.