Illinois sets April 9 as special election date for Jackson’s House seat

The Illinois governor on Sunday set April 9 as the general election date for the open seat of former Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

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NAACP worries that low November turnout could lead to voter ID expansionComments Off

Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder for that community to vote in subseque…

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to ‘transform’ VAComments Off

President Barack Obama’s choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that “systematic failures” must be addressed.

Krauthammer: Only Congress can fix ObamaCare flawsComments Off

Charles Krauthammer said Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that “ObamaCare is over” if a court ruling that said health care subsidies may be given only to residents of states that set up their own insurance exchanges is upheld.

Obama request for border crisis funding seems headed for stalemateComments Off

President Obama’s emergency request for more border funding seemed headed for a stalemate on Tuesday, as Senate Democrats prepared to slash $1 billion from his plan while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing …

House investigators: IRS tech experts say Lerner’s hard drive only ‘scratched,’ not destroyedComments Off

House investigators said Tuesday that the computer hard drive of ex-agency official Lois Lerner — a key figure in the IRS targeting scandal — was only “scratched,” not irreparably damaged, as Americans have been led to believe.

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