WASHINGTON — Republican congressional leaders ardently want conservative members of the House to not force a vote on impeaching the IRS commissioner. The public does not care about John Koskinen's many misdeeds. And impeachment will distract attention from issues that interest the public.
TERRACE PARK, Ohio — Sen. Rob Portman probably will win a second term, despite the fact that he deserves to. The swarm of young people who gathered on a Saturday morning in this Cincinnati suburb to feast on doughnuts and his gratitude are among the 5,000 volunteer interns, including students from 35 campuses, who have made 3.5 million voter contacts.
How, if at all, does Illinois budget dysfunction and uncertainty affect major state institutions? I took a look at my alma mater, the University of Illinois.
With 80,000 students on three campuses, a $5.6 billion budget, 25,000 employees and 750,000 alumni, the UI is a big deal.
This is a story about a rat and a cat, but not one dreamed up by Dr. Seuss.
It's about a Wisconsin-based labor dispute in which angry union members targeted a Grand Chute, Wis., business over its decision to hire nonunion labor.
Four months after a police/citizen confrontation in Mahomet erupted into a shooting incident that ultimately left two dead and three injured, the event continues to reverberate, particularly in Decatur.
Have you been enjoying the nice weather?
Good, because it's not going to last.
In the short term, local temperatures are expected to creep back into the 90s this week. But by next weekend, the highs will likely hover around the upper 70s or lower 80s.
With a little luck, fans will have a comfortable night for the Illinois-North Carolina football game at Memorial Stadium.
This is the time of year when America's college campuses bloom. Eager students return in droves to bask in what many recognize may be the best years of their lives. But not, it would seem, all do.
Irish poets learn your trade
Sing whatever is well made. ...
— William Butler Yeats, "Under Ben Bulben"
On Feb. 1, 1960, four college students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro took a stand against apartheid and launched a new wave in the civil rights movement. By sitting down at a Woolworth department store, the Greensboro 4 lit a fuse that quickly burned across the South.
WASHINGTON — Because truth-in-labeling laws are among the laws from which Washington feels exempt, the titles of congressional legislation often take liberties with the facts (e.g., the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). The Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act, however, precisely names the ailment for which it is the remedy.