The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.
He walks slowly these days—a kind of stoop-shouldered amble—his face reflecting the aches and pains of a 72-year-old body that’s been invaded by prostate cancer, Lyme disease and a mild stroke that still affects coordination.
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. | House Speaker John Boehner hasn't forgotten the help he got from the Ohio college student who staked up the campaign signs during Boehner's first congressional run. Twenty years later, that student, Paul Ryan, is the Republican candidate for vice president.
Offering perspective on today's issues
On this Labor Day, we see too few willing laborers fully employed. The unemployment rate in the nation was 9.1 percent in August, and in Northwest Indiana it was 8.9 percent in July. In some of our cities, the rate is far worse. The nation's focus must be on job creation.
It was fascinating to watch the "Arab Spring" go viral over the Internet last winter, from Tunisia to Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan and Syria. This is the reality of the interconnected world we live in.
Insights of earlier leaders will help us understand why the debt and deficit reduction merry-go-round in Washington has been especially unnerving recently.
Maybe I am out here on a limb on this one, but for some reason I don't think so.
Well, it didn't take long. In just a few short months, John ("Cry Baby") Boehner has proved himself to be the worst speaker of the House of Representatives in American history. He flip-flops, lies, has no control over his caucus and couldn't pour water from a boot if the instructions were wr…
Classic, classy conservative columnist William Safire observed early in our new century that government deficits were developing "as far as the eye can see," as spending escalated and taxes were cut by the new administration of President George W. Bush.
The congressional career of Mike Pence has been marked almost from the beginning with drama, uncanny timing, obstinacy and populism hewn to beliefs that extend from the Holy Bible to his public life.
When it comes to moderate, centrist practices, there is no more cozy place than the Indiana governorship.
An interactive look at the budget process and the compromise.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels will appear on national television from Washington, D.C. on Sunday and meet separately with President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders Monday.
House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio, right, accompanied by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, takes questions Wednesday on the sweeping GOP victory in the 2010 midterm elections during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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