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A reopened investigation into U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 2009 quest for a Senate seat is not expected to put him in the hot seat, according to a Washington, D.C., watchdog group that once named the high-profile congressman to its “most corrupt members of Congress” list.
After battling over the debt ceiling, Congress went on vacation, and left some work unsettled. Without an agreement on funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency was forced to furlough more than 4,000 employees across the country.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) on Thursday said a Chicago Sun-Times article about his ex-wife suing him for back child support was a “hit piece” but that his financial troubles do not erode his credibility as an outspoken opponent of government spending in the congressional debate on raising the debt ceiling.
Mark Kirk's campaign this morning released a praise-laden statement from Kirk's former Navy boss.
It's another effort to stem the tide of damaging publicity that has the GOP Senate candidate on the defensive. Read more...
Calling an Arizona law aimed at finding illegal immigrants un-American, Cook County commissioners today approved a resolution boycotting the state and giving the board power to end any contracts with vendors located in the state.
But in a quick turn of events, commissioners then approved a contract with a Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company that will supply red-light cameras in the Cook suburbs. Read more...