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As the White House and Congress sought a soft landing in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, President Obama was getting an earful from critics on the right as well as the left, with even some disgruntled Democrats struggling to paint the president's handling of the talks in the final days in a positive light.
Outside political groups are spending nearly the same as congressional campaigns themselves in about two dozen competitive elections this year.
Don't expect much hoopla or cake-cutting as the landmark welfare reform law passed by President Clinton and congressional Republicans in the mid-1990s celebrates its 15th anniversary Monday.
Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has become the "consensus" black candidate in Chicago's mayoral race, a position that black leaders say will give her a shot at winning against a strong field that includes former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.
Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun says Bill Clinton's decision to campaign for Rahm Emanuel amounts to an outsider helping an outsider in the Chicago mayoral race.
The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners ruled Thursday afternoon that former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel meets the residency requirements for the upcoming mayoral election and can run on the February ballot.
GOP nominee Joe Miller said he won't spend a lot of time, energy and effort fighting over ballots in Alaska's undecided U.S. Senate race if the math doesn't add up in his favor.
He has called it his "dream job," but ex-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel still must run a tough political gantlet as he prepares to officially declare his candidacy for mayor of Chicago this weekend.
Child well-being has improved in six of 10 key areas, including death and dropout rates and teen birthrates, says the 2007 Kids Count Data Book.
"He didn't seek it. It sought him," Mr. Davis told reporters.