Not so long ago, when the question was war, the response on Capitol Hill was an automatic blank check.A largely compliant Congress, and presidents and politicians who were fearful of looking "weak on defense" or "unpatriotic," rubber-stamped massive military spending.Funny how 10 years, two $1 trill
Barack Obama will become the first sitting president in 50 years to visit Puerto Rico when he arrives Tuesday in San Juan. But the trip also has a political component, including the message it sends to Latino voters on the mainland.John F.
Austan Goolsbee, a longtime advisor to President Barack Obama, will resign his post as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors this summer to return to teaching at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, the White House announced Tuesday. Goolsbee has been the face of the Wh
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