With a federal budget deadline looming, we are still facing the threat of another destructive government shutdown. Why should we ever allow a fraction of a faction in the body politic to threaten the whole and hold all of us hostage? Let's end this dangerous and self-destructive political ritual.
Up and down we go. Where we stop, no one seems to know. Mario Draghi is speaking at 9 a.m. this morning and, now that the Fed has put off ...
The White House needs to provide real leadership to broker a deal in Congress. The president needs to rise above his reflexive temptation to offer up tax-and-spend schemes that are simply non-starters, point fingers of blame at Republicans, and absolve himself of any responsibility.
Legislators in Congress and the Senate have vowed to shut down the federal government unless Planned Parenthood is defunded: a move warmly endorsed by Fiorina herself. In fixating on a mostly false video, however, Republican lawmakers blind themselves to the following facts about Planned Parenthood.
A look at the second nationally televised GOP debate demonstrates precisely why Cruz will hopefully stay away from the top tier candidates (not that Donald Trump is someone who is imminently better).
The House and Senate sprinted off to vacation a few weeks ago with much undone, and thus have returned to a series of difficult deadlines that need to be addressed before the end of the month.
Cruz openly identifies with the Tea Party movement which may help to explain his motivation. The Tea Party movement seems to expect lies from their candidates because speaking the truth is supported by facts and data, which is so often irrelevant to their arguments.
Planned Parenthood is under attack and it's up to all of us to fight back. Any society that respects women must respect their right to control their own bodies. There is a strong moral case to be made for this -- but this video isn't about that.
I must admit I got it wrong when I predicted a few weeks ago that Perry would stay in the race longer than Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun betting who will drop out next!
We're not even two years removed from the last time the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party held Congress hostage and forced the federal government to shut down for 16 days. Sadly, the wheels are already in motion for another shutdown.
We all know that some politicians tend to fib. Well, okay, maybe all politicians. We tolerate this, grudgingly, to a certain degree. But Ted Cruz has taken deception to such a grandiose level that it has flown off the charts.
In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.
Cook County Circuit Judge Diane Larsen on Tuesday ruled that without a state budget, the Illinois Comptroller's Office can't issue paychecks to the vast majority of state employees.
Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek looked at five new or increased taxes Illinois and Chicago residents could be subjected to by the end of the summer.
Munger, the state official in charge of the state's checkbook, said that while she has authority to continue paying some bills under existing court orders, most day-to-day expenses, including payroll for state employees, are another matter.
With Illinois' state government no-budget shutdown in full swing, House Speaker Michael Madigan proposed a temporary 30-day budget July 1 that didn't pass in the House. A separate Senate bill did pass with no support from Republicans. The Illinois News Network's Mark Fitton explained.