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  • 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 - 11:36 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
  • Long waits for medical care persist at Illinois VA hospitals

    Long waits for medical care persist for thousands of veterans at Illinois VA hospitals despite efforts to hire more doctors, open more clinics and all ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • DeKalb County leaders, Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti discuss government consolidation, unfunded mandates

    DeKALB – County leaders and citizens gave their input to Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti on how to make the state more efficient Thursday at the DeKalb Co ...
    April 9, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Rand Paul struggles to get campaign started smoothly

    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Sen. Rand Paul’s first days as a presidential candidate have not gone as planned.
    April 9, 2015 - 7:36 pm
  • Two marijuana dispensaries proposed for Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Two separate proposals to operate medical marijuana dispensaries will be up for review next week by the Sycamore Planning Commission.
    April 9, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Malta ambulance still needs funding despite approved tax hike

    MALTA – Since voters approved to increase property taxes to afford staffing their ambulance service, Malta Fire Protection District President Dave Gom ...
    April 8, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • AP Interview: Sen. Rand Paul won't spell out abortion ban exceptions

    NASHUA, N.H. – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a newly declared Republican presidential candidate, is dodging a central question about abortion: What excepti ...
    April 8, 2015 - 1:56 pm
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