Breaking yet another barrier, the Congressional Progressive Caucus released a copy of its proposed 2012 budget in Spanish.
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President Obama on Thursday admitted his 2006 vote against raising the debt limit as a senator from Illinois was "political" and not in the best interest of the country.
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday there is "bipartisan opposition" in the chamber to increasing the nation's debt ceiling unless Congress also takes "significant" steps to reduce the federal debt.
Sen. Bernard Sanders, one of the Senate's most liberal members, announced Tuesday he will vote against the fiscal 2011 spending deal struck last week, saying it would cut more than $38 billion from programs that help working families without calling for shared sacrifice by the wealthiest Americans.
With her husband now overseeing a military action in Libya in addition to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, first lady Michelle Obama turned her attention Tuesday to military families, launching a program to ensure troops and their loved ones have the support they need.
The No. 2 House Democrat said Tuesday he's uncertain if he or his caucus will support the fiscal 2011 spending deal struck late Friday between the White House and congressional leaders.
Two Illinois Democrats have urged the International Ice Hockey Federation to postpone its 2014 world championship tournament in Minsk, Belarus because of human rights concerns in the eastern European country.
President Obama will kick off the fundraising effort for his re-election bid Thursday night in Chicago, where he will headline an event at the Navy Pier, the Democratic National Committee announced Monday.
White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday said President Obama regrets voting against an increase in the federal debt ceiling in 2006 as a senator from Illinois.
Legendary screen actor and director Robert Redford on Sunday likened America's political discourse to a "war zone," with Republicans and Democrats seemingly unable to discuss their ideas without shouting over one another.
All of the cable news networks are running countdown clocks to help viewers know the last minute, second, and, in the case of Fox News Channel, the last hundredth of a second, until a midnight government shutdown.
Nine Democratic female senators held a news conference Friday to slam Republicans for their insistence that funding for Planned Parenthood be stripped from a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, Illinois Republican, said on Thursday that it's about time President Obama got into the budget fight.
Sen. Joe Manchin III says he'll forgo his taxpayer-funded salary should the government be forced to shut down, and urged the rest of Congress — and Preisdent Obama — to do the same.
Rep. Brad Sherman, a California Democrat, said Thursday that the White House is "dramatically underestimating" the cost of the nation's military involvement in Libya by relying on misleading accounting.