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Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

Democrats love to see minimum wage on ballots

As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families,…

Family prepares to lay Michael Brown to rest

Family prepares to lay Michael Brown to rest

Since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer, protesters have taken to the streets of a St. Louis suburb night after night, calling for change and drawing…

Another quiet night in Ferguson, Missouri

Another quiet night in Ferguson, Missouri

Ferguson’s streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally…

Hillary Clinton: Brat ‘ran against immigrants’

Hillary Clinton: Brat ‘ran against immigrants’

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor “was defeated by a candidate who basically ran against immigrants.” In Chicago to promote her new book in a…

GOP presidential wannabes chase NRA endorsement

GOP presidential wannabes chase NRA endorsement

Several potential Republican presidential candidates courted gun-rights supporters Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention, talking up their pro-gun credentials while imploring the crowd to fight not just for…

Unions ‘all-in’ governor’s race in Illinois

Unions ‘all-in’ governor’s race in Illinois

The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state’s lagging economy, as national labor unions and other outside groups with much…

Reviving a lagging economy a key issue in Illinois

Reviving a lagging economy a key issue in Illinois

The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the Midwest’s last Democratic strongholds.…