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Holder: More Fed Money to Fight Chicago Violence
Attorney General Eric Holder proposes funding to combat gang, drug and gun crimes in Chicago....


Bill Named After Hadiya Pendleton Clears Senate Committee
Senate Judiciary Committee approves a gun-control measure named in part for Hadiya Pendleton....


Trayvon Martin's Mother Urges Change in "Stand Your Ground" Laws
Sybrina Fulton testifies about the impact of "Stand Your Ground" laws at Senate hearing....


"We Are Criminalizing Young People"
The alarming number of students who are suspended, expelled and arrested for minor school offenses ...


Senate Hearing to Probe the Hows and Whys of Racial Profiling
The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights will hold a he...


First Senate Vote Expected on Obama-GOP Tax Deal
WASHINGTON – Senators get their first chance Monday to vote on the tax-cut deal struck by Pre...


Tax Package Heads Toward Passage in Senate
WASHINGTON – The tax package negotiated by President Barack Obama and GOP lawmakers is headed...


Democrats Defend Obama Health Care Overhaul
Democrats defend Obama health care overhaul....


GOP Lawmakers Look for Signs of New Obama Approach
WASHINGTON – Republicans say they want to hear less about everything they've been hearing for...


Senators Call for Baseball Chewing Tobacco Ban
Two U.S. senators have urged the heads of Major League Baseball and the players union to ban the us...


College Athletes Take Labor Cause to Capitol Hill
Athletes seek congressional allies in unionization effort....


Senate Hearing Explores Muslim-Americans’ Civil Rights
Three weeks after the House Homeland Security Committee held a controversial hearing to examine the...


Commentary: Is the GOP Trying to Stop You From Voting?
Behind the Republican effort to undermine the Democratic voting base....


All Politics is Local, and in Chicago It Is More So
The boundaries of the 50 wards that comprise the Chicago City Council will be redrawn as 181,000 Bl...


GOP senators in final drive to stall health bill
GOP senators in final drive to stall health bill...


Lone Holdout Gives In, Senate OKs Jobless Benefits
Putting a lone senator's cantankerous challenge behind it | the Senate is back to work on a $100 bi...


Where in the World Is Jesse Jackson Jr.?
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s prolonged and mysterious absence is causing people to ask questions....


Questions Linger About Rep. Jackson's Hill Future
Constituents are beginning to lose patience with Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s extended absence from Con...