During last year's budget negotiation meetings, President Barack Obama told House Speaker John Boehner, "We don't have a spending problem."
Gary native Robert McDonald will have a long, arduous road ahead of him should the U.S. Senate confirm him as the new head of the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…
WASHINGTON | An East Chicago community organizer fasting for immigration reform on the National Mall had a visit from the president and first lady, who shared their support.
The maneuvering by Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior politicians in Germany to form a viable new government is important for Europe, and beyond. Unfortunately, the alarming partisan budget standoff in Washington, D.C., preoccupied most related media attention.
What was gained Wednesday night with legislation to reopen the federal government and raise the debt limit was a temporary reprieve, not a victory.
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The Obamacare health exchanges got off to a disastrous start this month, plagued by systemic computer glitches. But the focus of the nation was fixated on a congressionally induced government shutdown and a potential default that could dwarf the Lehman Brothers collapse of 2008 and the Great…
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Congressman has accidentally exposed the government shutdown strategy of U.S. House Republicans -- they don't have one.
What we’re seeing in Indiana and nationally is a Republican Party that doesn’t recognize it lost the crucial rubber match.
It was about 2000 when the elite side of the public sector waged the greatest fight I’ve ever seen.
INDIANAPOLIS | A northeast Indiana congressman is risking a potential shutdown of the federal government in his last-ditch effort to delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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.
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