By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert was praised on Monday as a consummate Chicago newsman, a champion of storytellers and a visionary who understood the power of social media to spread the word about everything from good movies to his battle with the cancer that ended his life.
In a story March 4 about the challenges of explaining health care reform to non-English speakers, The Associated Press relied on incorrect information from the California Primary Care Association in reporting that organizations have to provide written notices in languages spoken by 10 percent or more of their service population.
Set on a gritty corner of Oakland's International Boulevard, the nonprofit Street Level Health Project offers free checkups to patients who speak a total of 22 languages, from recent Mongolian immigrants seeking a doctor to Burmese refugees in need of a basic dental exam.
Illinois moved closer Thursday to becoming the 10th state in the nation in which same-sex couples can legally wed, after the state Senate voted to lift a ban on gay marriage.
Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player and majorette who one week earlier was performing with her high school band at President Obama's inauguration ceremony. On Saturday, first lady Michelle Obama flew to Chicago to visit Hadiya -- paying respects at her funeral.
Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player and majorette who one week earlier was performing with her high school band at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. On Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama flew to Chicago to visit Hadiya – paying respects at her funeral.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Sunday afternoon in Chicago that grants hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants the right to drive.
Some of Washington's top chefs came together to salute the president ahead of the inauguration, in part because of the first family's influence on the culture around food.
Some of Washington's top chefs are coming together to salute the president ahead of the inauguration, in part because of the first family's influence on the culture around food.
President Obama has signed into law a bill granting lifetime Secret Service protection to former presidents and their wives.
he Illinois House has approved legislation allowing illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
Gay-marriage supporters on the hunt for their 10th victory are eyeing Illinois as a likely candidate and several other states as strong possibilities.
The fight to legalize gay marriage in Illinois received another boost Sunday with an open letter from more than 200 pastors and rabbis in the state saying marriage rights for all people is a matter of justice and equality.
Senate plans to consider a U.N. treaty espousing equal rights for the disabled is drawing opposition from some Republicans wary of the treaty and asserting that the lawmakers should not be taking up international treaties during a lame-duck session.
The jockeying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. began before the ink was dry on the former congressman's resignation letter.
Sporting a black T-shirt that read "Heroes Live Forever," Detective Quinn said he attended because "it's a brotherhood.
Gov. Pat Quinn, a Chicago Democrat, has said he will sign the bill if the House approves it.