Month: January 2019

The Latest: Corruption case rocks Chicago’s mayoral race

CHICAGO (AP) – The Latest on a corruption case against Chicago Alderman Ed Burke (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A federal corruption case against a powerful City Council member has rocked the crowded race for Chicago mayor. Some hopefuls sought Friday to…

Marijuana reform tackled twice by new Congress within first day of convening

Lawmakers wasted little time before pursuing marijuana reform in the 116th Congress, reintroducing two separate weed bills within hours of the U.S. House of Representatives convening Thursday for the first time this session. Offered among more than 300…

Senate throws hundreds of Trump nominees into limbo

The Senate has sent hundreds of nominations back to the White House, throwing their fate into limbo.Senators sent back more than 270 nominations from the previous session on Thursday, which marked the official star…

TSA agents working without pay during shutdown are calling in sick

Hundreds of Transportation Security Administration officers have called in sick this week from at least four major U.S. airports as they work without pay during a partial government shutdown that’s now in its 14th day, …