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  • Late-night DeKalb City Council vote approves cutting comp time

    DeKALB – A group of salaried city employees will lose a costly pay perk after a late-night vote by the DeKalb City Council that prompted one alderman ...
    April 16, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Obama removes Cuba from state sponsor of terror list

    WASHINGTON – The White House says President Barack Obama is removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, a key step in President Barack O ...
    April 14, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • 4 from former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's staff subpoenaed in U.S. probe

    WASHINGTON – Congress said Tuesday it has been told at least four staffers who worked for former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock have been subpoenaed to te ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Chris Christie proposes overhaul of Social Security benefits

    MANCHESTER, N.H. – Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie proposed pushing back the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare for fu ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Obama offers Iraq $200M in humanitarian aid

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is offering Iraq $200 million in humanitarian aid to help those displaced by Islamic State militants.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • AP FACT CHECK: Estate tax hits fewer than 1 percent of estates

    WASHINGTON – The federal estate tax inspires a lot of heated political rhetoric for a tax that very few people actually pay.
    April 14, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • U.S. budget deficit expanded slightly in fiscal first half

    WASHINGTON – The deficit through the first half of the budget year ran slightly above last year's pace, with the March imbalance up $16 billion over a ...
    April 13, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Dinner with Ted and Heidi Cruz? That will cost $500K

    WASHINGTON – Sen. Ted Cruz's presidential campaign is asking top allies to collect at least $500,000 each from their circle of friends and colleagues ...
    April 13, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • McCarthy backs Iran nuclear bill, lays out House plans

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration lobbied lawmakers Monday to persuade them not to pass any legislation that could hamper prospects for negotiatin ...
    April 13, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Sen. Marco Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    MIAMI – Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday took on Hillary Rodham Clinton in his first words as a presidential candidate, telling top donors he is running for ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Where They Stand: Hillary Clinton on issues of the 2016 campaign

    WASHINGTON – With Hillary Rodham Clinton announcing her candidacy Sunday for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, a look at where she stands ...
    April 13, 2015 - 8:14 am
  • Break over, Congress faces fights over Medicare, Iran, Lynch

    WASHINGTON – Racing the calendar, Senate leaders are pushing toward congressional approval of a bipartisan compromise that reshapes how Medicare pays ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page

    PANAMA CITY – President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country’s leaders in a h ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Rauner hopes deal will speed resolution of union dispute

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has agreed to allow government agencies to resume taking fees from the paychecks of non-union members to ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Obama, Castro speak by phone amid bid to restore Cuba ties

    PANAMA CITY – The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the stage for ...
    April 10, 2015 - 8:27 am
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