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WASHINGTON (AP) - The last time Congress passed a farm bill, Democrats had control of the House and the food stamp program was about half the size it is today. That was five years ago. Conservatives calling for an overhaul of the domestic food aid...
As soon as the Constitution permitted him to run for Congress, Al Salvi did. In 1986, just 26 and fresh from the University of Illinois law school, he sank $1,000 of his own money, which was most of his money, into his campaign to unseat an incumbent...
Gay marriage As our legislators in Illinois struggle with gay marriage laws, I would like to offer some insights about gay people that may help to expedite the process. I am not gay, but the following are statements I firmly believe to be true: •...
Parents of ill children This is in response to "Precious gift of a parking pass; Couple who lost son vow to help others with the cost of visiting gravely ill kids" (News, June 2), by Tribune reporter Jodi S. Cohen. It is incomprehensible to me that a...
WASHINGTON — Sen. Charles E. Schumer, awakened from a nap in his office, bounded to the Senate floor, staff in tow. It was approaching 2 a.m. The New Yorker joined fellow Democratic Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, who was presiding wearily...
WASHINGTON — With an overwhelming vote, the Senate on Tuesday launched debate on an ambitious overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, as Republicans, most of whom have not yet embraced the effort, declined to stand in the way of bringing it to...
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WASHINGTON - Working on a new farm bill, the Senate recently defeated an amendment to change the sugar program but limited the crop insurance premium subsidies for high-income farmers before putting off further action on the bill until after a Memorial...
Who exactly is the enemy in the continuing U.S. war against terrorism? In some cases, the answer is: It's a secret. When the United States began its war against al-Qaida after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the identity of the enemy was clear: Osama...
Associated PressWASHINGTON -- The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts, while making small cuts to food stamps. The bill passed on a bipartisan 66-27 vote. Sens. Tim...
Tribune reportersSen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests of Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office on Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, elitist white-boy solution" —...
WASHINGTON – Part-time college student Ray Jose arrived at Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s office this week with an overriding goal: To convince the West Virginia Democrat to back off his proposal to stiffen the educational requirements in the...
Would Chicago be better off without a single member of the Gangster Disciples roaming free to intimidate and endanger their fellow citizens? Undoubtedly. Believed to be the city's biggest gang, the GDs have a long history of vicious criminality. They...
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