Some Illinois lawmakers are weighing in on the fight over President Barack Obama's jobs bill.Last week, a piece of the bill that would have funneled millions to state and local governments to help them avoid teacher and firefighter layoffs did not get the support it needed to pass the U.S. Senate.
President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year's end.Obama's statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended his former boss Sunday, sounding a refrain that voters may be hearing a lot from Democrats ahead of the 2012 election: Things would be a lot worse in the U.S. had President Barack Obama not been elected."
Canada is balking at President Obama's jobs bill, saying it hurts both nations. The President's jobs bill provides over $100 billion for infrastructure like schools and roads. It also requires that all the steel, iron and manufactured goods used come from American firms."
Members of Congress are spending their day waiting for President Barack Obama's newly announced jobs bill to reach their desks.The president said he wants lawmakers to pass the bill immediately. But Illinois U.S. Rep.