A deal to approve a short-term measure to keep the U.S. government funded into the next fiscal year was not reached, prompting the first shutdown of the government in 17 years. Congress was still in session as the 12:01 a.m. deadline passed early Tuesday (Oct. 1) morning, with debates and votes still to come in the GOP-led […]
As the October 1 deadline for the Affordable Care Act looms, President Barack Obama has faced strong Republican Party opposition over the healthcare law. After congressional GOP members attempted a symbolic standoff against Obamacare, a Republican senator says the party has little chance in stopping the law from going into effect.
In a 5-4 ruling the U.S. Supreme Court struck down an important part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 Tuesday (June 25). The decision nixed a key clause keeping federal supervision of Jim Crow-era voter discrimination tactics in place.
Illinois GOP official Jim Allen resigned Thursday (June 20) amid outrage over controversial remarks he made toward a Black Congressional candidate. In the statement, Allen called the woman a “street walker” who would only get a job to meet a minority “quota.”