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.
With a government shutdown looming at midnight Friday night, all U.S. House Republicans from Illinois voted Thursday to fund the government for at least a week. The state's Democrats all voted against the bill.Republican U.S. Rep.
Attorneys for Rod Blagojevich are asking for access to any interviews between President Barack Obama and the FBI.In a Monday morning filing, Blagojevich's attorneys say they want any notes or summaries of interviews with Mr. Obama related to the ex-governor's corruption case.
The U.S. role in the international effort in Libya is already starting to decline. According to a U.S. commander in the region, most of today's missions over Libya were flown not by Americans, but by pilots from other countries in the coalition.Gen.
President Barack Obama is defending nuclear power as an important source of energy in the U.S., even as new questions are raised about its safety following radiation leaks from an earthquake and tsunami-damaged nuclear plant in Japan. In an interview with Pittsburgh television station KDKA, Oba
A couple of candidates for Chicago mayor are protesting Rahm Emanuel's decision to use footage of President Obama in a recent television ad.The ad is called "leadership" and it features sound and video from President Obama's speech when Emanuel left his job as chief of staff in the White H