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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Jan Schakowsky
Three Illinois congressmen have signed a letter asking for a federal investigation into the handling and potential health effects of petroleum coke.
Only 9 of Illinois' 18 congressional districts feature contested races in the March 18 primary election. Here's who's in the running:
Five members of Illinois' congressional delegation have invited immigration advocates as their guests to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday in Washington.
The representative of a human rights group headed by a designated al Qaeda terrorist was denied a visa by the State Department after being invited by congressional Democrats to discuss drone strikes.
More than 1,000 computer technicians at the National Security Agency, most of them contractors, have the same kind of access used by self-proclaimed whistleblower Edward Snowden to steal documents on NSA's top secret data-gathering programs, the agency's chief told lawmakers Tuesday.
If no serious crisis is to be wasted as a chance to sneak laws onto the books that fail the rational reflection test, all “gun control” proposals hastily put forward after the Connecticut elementary school slaughter by a mentally disturbed young man should be seen for what they actually are. They are gradual steps toward the confiscation of firearms from private hands, the “Holy Grail” of “gun control” activism.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky said at a women's rights rally that a Democratic-backed push to ban so-called assault weapons and to mandate background checks for private gun sales were just the beginning of a larger agenda to clamp down on Second Amendment rights.
It sure didn't take long for Democrats to strike back at Thursday's National Prayer Breakfast remarks made by Dr. Benjamin Carson that took a conservative tack and criticized the national debt and current fiscal tax-and-spend policy.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has long abandoned hopes of including any tax increases in ongoing debt-ceiling negotiations, but that didn't stop labor unions and left-leaning groups from calling for a final plan that raises taxes on the wealthy and doesn't cut any entitlement programs.
Sen. Bernard Sanders' impassioned eight-hour speech Friday, slamming President Obama's tentative tax-cut deal with Republicans, directed some of his sharpest attacks at the plan's provisions to tax dead people's estates.
The chairmen of President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission tipped their hand Wednesday, releasing a stark, sweeping proposal to rein in federal debts and deficits with cuts to spending programs, Social Security and Medicaid benefits and an increase in the retirement age over the next four decades from 65 to 68.
A spellbinding soundtrack of Chicago-style politicking is getting its world premiere as jurors at the trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich hear FBI tapes in which Mr. Blagojevich grows increasingly frustrated over efforts to make a deal for the Senate seat Barack Obama vacated after being elected president.
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat and a 2008 presidential hopeful, has picked up Democratic support for a resolution calling for the impeachment of Vice President Dick Cheney.
For all the fanfare surrounding the announcement of the House Democrats' Iraq war plan, few members seem to understand the specifics in the bill or when it would actually bring troops home.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Illinois Democrat, said the long-term unemployment rate is 2.6 percent, which is twice the rate it's been in the past when enhanced benefits have been allowed to expire.
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky agrees the current “assault weapon” ban bills before Congress and state legislatures are “just the beginning.” “We’re on a roll now,” she says, “and we’re gonna push as hard as we can and as far as we can.” How far is that?