| Dec 4, 2010
| 4:33 AM
Democrat says taxes should stay cut only for middle class; Republican says economic growth is Job One....
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Ah, but how many times will his ballot be counted back home in Cook County?...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Full debate transcript courtesy of ABC News....
| Apr 14, 2011
| 2:39 PM
The Senate has rejected a bill that would have blocked funding for implementation of President Obama’s new healthcare law.
The 47-53 vote, which broke along party lines, was an expected result in the chamber, which is run by Democrats. The bill...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 7:17 PM
Disregarding White House opposition, the Senate unanimously approved new sanctions on Iran as part of its defense bill Thursday night, then passed the bill -- which already faced a veto threat because it requires military custody for certain detainees...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 3:54 PM
The GOP-led House is expected to push through a payroll tax cut package Tuesday that is dead on arrival in the Senate as Congress races a year-end deadline to keep the tax break for 160 million American workers that expires at the end of the year....
| Jan 21, 2012
Edward Derwinski, who represented Chicago's south side and adjoining suburbs in Congress for nearly a quarter-century before becoming the nation's first secretary of Veterans Affairs, died Sunday of cancer at a nursing home in Oak Brook, Ill., his...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 9:11 AM
Sen. Mark Kirk was hospitalized after suffering a stroke over the weekend and underwent surgery Monday in Chicago, his office said.
According to a statement, Kirk, 52, checked himself in to Lake Forest Hospital in the Chicago area on Saturday, where...