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The Swampby Mark Silva Resignation news from Republican ranks: Sen. Mel Martinez, the Florida Republican who announced last winter that he would not seek a second term next year, announced today that he will step down more than a year before......
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated at 230 pm EDT The suggested lesson plans accompanying President Barack Obama's planned address to schoolchildren next week have been modified, but this hasn't mollified critics of the president's back-to-school speech.: The...
The Swampby Christi Parsons and Mark Silva Rio de Janeiro has won the right to host the Olympic games in the summer of 2016, a decision that will set the games in South America for the first time. "In every competition,......
"Second terms are hard work," a veteran of the Bill Clinton White House told me Tuesday. "It's a good idea to get some fresh blood in there." But so far, President Obama seems more inclined to simply shuffle the chairs as he reshapes his Cabinet for...
Tags: Chuck Hagel, John Brennan, The Pentagon, Jack Lew, Bill Clinton
Show TrackerOK, so maybe it wasn’t on the level of Frances Perkins (first woman on the U.S. Cabinet) or Sandra Day O’Connor (first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court) or Sally Ride (first American woman in space). But in the corrupt......
GreenspaceGovernment officials sent BP a tough message at the Friday briefing: Work harder to end the oil spill that threatens the Gulf of Mexico. There was no "or else." Officials have repeatedly promised that the company will have to pay......
WASHINGTON — President Obama's nominee to lead the Energy Department won unanimous confirmation by the Senate on Thursday while two other Cabinet choices narrowly advanced out of committee, amid complaints from Democrats over Republican delaying...
Tribune reportersChicago billionaire Penny Pritzker intends to resign from corporate boards, including that of Hyatt Hotels Corp., and reported that she received nearly $54 million in consulting fees last year from an off-shore Bahamian trust, the U.S. Commerce...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence bowed his head in silence Wednesday during a solemn Statehouse memorial for former Gov. Otis "Doc" Bowen as an honor guard posted in the domed Rotunda kept watch over the late governor's official state portrait...
ReutersBy Roberta Rampton and Doug Palmer WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) - For the past four years, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has rarely passed up the chance to chide American drivers for using mobile phones and other devices while driving, often...
Tags: Politics, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC, Ray LaHood, Elections
BAGHDAD — Ten years after the U.S.-led invasion to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the geopolitical winner of the war appears to be their common enemy: Iran. American military forces are long gone, and Iraqi officials say Washington's...
Tribune staff reportsThe predawn rousting of Gov. Rod Blagojevich from his Ravenswood Manor home Tuesday marked a stunning climax to a tale of alleged public corruption unmatched in Illinois' storied history of elected scoundrels and thrust the state into an unprecedented...
Tags: U.S. Senate, George Ryan, Illinois, Lawyers, Ravenswood
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