CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago is set to hear oral arguments on whether a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that curtailed the use of an anti-fraud law affects imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan. Defense lawyers contend the ruling applies and parts of his 2006 conviction should be thrown out. A hearing is […]
If House Minority Leader John Boehner is concerned he’s developing a reputation as a crybaby, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he will soon succeed in the next legislative session, isn’t doing him any favors. In a recent interview with the New York Times, Pelosi spoke about Boehner’s tendency to get emotional from time to time […]
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NEW YORK — Supporters of Rep. Charles Rangel said Sunday that the Democratic lawmaker has been punished enough by the House ethics committee’s two-year investigation and should not by censured by the full Congress. “Charlie Rangel is a giant,” said former Mayor David Dinkins. “He’s a man who has served not only the 15th Congressional […]
These are strange days for Republicans. After their historic midterm victories, they are seemingly ascendant, with George Will hailing 2010 as “conservatism’s best year in 30 years–since the election of Ronald Reagan.” And yet there is no Reagan-like figure to lead them. In Congress, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are Establishmentarians ill-suited to the fervor […]
Fourteen of his committee colleagues sign a letter supporting his bid to be their ranking member. Read the full story.
Palin’s camp denies reports saying aides have been seeking ways to set up shop more permanently. Read the full story.
Barack Obama’s plummeting job performance ratings at home are nothing compared to the worldview of the American President — especially in the troubled Mideast where candidate Obama promised a different approach. Both sides of the Mideast debate agree on one thing: Obama the President is a failure and both the Israelis and Palestinians blame him […]
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s justice minister resigned on Monday in a bid to prevent a row over a gaffe delaying the enactment of an extra budget, but hurdles remain for Prime Minister Naoto Kan as he struggles with a divided parliament. Read the full story
Opinion: An Energy and Natural Resources Committee would be a comprehensive solution. Read the full story.