Emanuel: Political Leaders Must "Wake Up" After Oregon Mass ShootingIn the wake another mass shooting – this time at a community college in Oregon – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it’s clear the nation needs stricter gun laws.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan Resigning, Will Move Back To ChicagoOne of the longest-serving Cabinet members, Duncan is among the few who have formed close personal relationships with the president. After his departure in December, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be the sole member of Obama's Cabinet still in his original role.
Democrats Join Business, Environmental Leaders In Push For President Obama's Clean Power PlanCongress members are joining business, religious and environmental leaders in pushing for President Barack Obama's "Clean Power Plan," reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income HomesCalling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.
Kirk Slams Iran Deal, Says Obama Condemning Middle East To Nuclear WarAfter President Barack Obama announced a landmark deal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk called the agreement “unremittent garbage” and accused the president of wanting Iran to obtain a nuke.
Democrats Skeptical Of Iran Nuclear Deal, GOP Mostly HostileUnder the historic accord, Iran's nuclear program would be curtailed in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement aims to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.
Iran Nuclear Deal: Fine 'New Chapter' Or 'Historic Mistake'?Iran, the United States and other world powers struck a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iranian nuclear programs in an agreement aimed at easing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran hanging over the volatile Middle East. In exchange, Iran will get billions of dollars in relief from crushing international sanctions.
Supreme Court Ruling Allows Illinoisans To Keep Obamacare SubsidiesMore than 230,000 Illinois residents could have lost the tax credits that help them pay for coverage if the court had ruled the other way. In Illinois, the average monthly subsidy is $211. Without tax credits, consumers would have seen their premiums increase, on average, by 169 percent.
Lawmakers Seek Disaster Aid For Businesses Damaged By Fairdale TornadoThe congressional delegation for Illinois is asking President Barack Obama to make a disaster declaration allowing small businesses to get loans in recovery from severe storms and tornadoes in northern Illinois in April.
After Firing, Tom Thibodeau Gets Support From President Obama, Rahm EmanuelThibodeau was fired Thursday after five seasons in charge of the Bulls.
Axelrod: Race A Factor In Some Criticism Of President ObamaThe political strategist who coined the “Yes We Can” slogan for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign says he thinks race plays a role in some of the harsh criticism the president receives, even now, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
What Will Be Inside The Obama Presidential Library?It will create 3,300 construction jobs, 1,900 permanent jobs and attract 40 new businesses.