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What’s next for disgraced Denny Hastert?

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's brief appearance in federal court Tuesday did little to answer a long list of legal questions about the case against him, and even created some new ones. The 73-year-old...

Hastert facing judge, former contributor

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert is set to make his first court appearance in his hush-money case on Thursday, when he is expected to enter a plea before a federal judge who previously...

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, pay rent or get...

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 national attention to issues...

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 shot an unarmed black...

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 public discussion with Mayor Rahm...

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 their Second Amendment rights...

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 riding on the outcome...

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. While the incumbent Democrat has...