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  • Poll: Public unaware Obama's health law is again in jeopardy

    WASHINGTON – With a decision due by summer in a Supreme Court case that could unravel President Barack Obama's health care law, a new poll finds many ...
    March 19, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Obama administration sets new record for denying, censoring government files

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them la ...
    March 18, 2015 - 8:56 am
  • State Sen. Darin LaHood announces he'll seek Aaron Schock's seat

    PEORIA – Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has announced his candidacy for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat.
    March 18, 2015 - 8:54 am
  • Budget fight: Obama claims the upper hand over Congress

    WASHINGTON – Bolstered by a spate of upbeat economic news, President Barack Obama is claiming the upper hand in the budget fight unfolding in Congress ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
  • GOP to offer budget blueprint with Medicare, food stamp cuts

    WASHINGTON – Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this week with a pledge to balance the nation's budget within a decade ...
    March 16, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • U.S. unsure whether bombing has hurt al-Qaida group in Syria

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. military has hit as many as 17 separate targets connected to a shadowy al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan group, U.S. ...
    March 15, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Obama administration offers 2nd chance to sign up for health care

    WASHINGTON – Several million people hit with new federal fines for going without health insurance will get a second chance to sign up starting Sunday, ...
    March 14, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Officials: US to keep higher level of troops in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is abandoning plans to cut the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan to 5,500 by year’s end, bowing to military l ...
    March 14, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Say what? Social Security data says 6.5M in U.S. reach age 112

    WASHINGTON – Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old ...
    March 14, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock under more scrutiny

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock has built much of his personal wealth over a decade through real estate investments with political donors, an ...
    March 13, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • AP sues State Department, seeking access to Hillary Clinton's email records

    WASHINGTON – The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government d ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:42 am
  • Democrats denounce GOP letter on Iran nuke talks

    WASHINGTON – Democrats in the White House and Congress accused 47 GOP senators of undermining President Barack Obama in international talks to curb Ir ...
    March 10, 2015 - 9:49 am
  • Illinois congressman Aaron Schock defends $10K NYC trip with staff

    CHICAGO (AP) – An Illinois congressman again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits Monday after a report emerged that he spent more than ...
    March 9, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Eric Holder declines comment on possible charges against Sen. Bob Menendez

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Attorney General Eric Holder declined to answer questions Friday about a possible corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez, de ...
    March 6, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Hillary Clinton's emails: Secrets, security and the law

    WASHINGTON – Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton did it her way, and it could cost her.Clinton's deci ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What is your favorite Rolling Stones album?
    Beggars Banquet
    Let it Bleed
    Sticky Fingers
    Exile on Main Street
    Goats Head Soup