The day the Illinois Legislature approved a 46 percent corporate tax hike, Wisconsin's governor released a statement to woo disgruntled businesses. But experts say Illinois' broader fiscal health – not its tax rate – will be the greatest concern for in-state firms.
Despite gun control efforts in Congress in the wake of the Arizona shooting, it's unlikely that America will see more gun control laws. In fact, the opposite may happen, at least in Arizona.
Sen. Mark Udall is proposing that Democrats and Republicans sit together at President Obama's State of the Union address as a practical first step toward more civil political discourse.
Christina Green was the nine-year-old girl who was one of six people shot and killed by alleged gunman Jared Loughner last Saturday in Tucson. Christina Green was outside a local grocery store that day to meet Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was also shot.
Obama has faced little congressional oversight so far, but with House GOP probing into policies ranging from illegal immigration to health care, the president's oversight holiday may be over.
Gabrielle Giffords would want the work of her congressional office to continue, her staff says. But reminders of change are all around as people pay tribute to Gabrielle Giffords and the others shot Saturday.
At a memorial for the victims of the mass shooting in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, President Obama sought to move beyond finger-pointing to healing. He said of 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green, who was killed: 'I want to live up to her expectations.'
FBI agents arrest a California man who called Rep. Jim McDermott's Seattle office in December and left two threatening messages linked to the Democrat's stand on extending the Bush tax cuts.
Conrad Murray, doctor of the late Michael Jackson, will stand trial on a charge of involuntary manslaughter this month, a judge ruled Tuesday. The case could offer insight on legal gray areas.
At Tucson memorial service Wednesday, Obama shoulders the duty of trying help a shaken nation heal. After the apparent targeting of a US congresswoman, what will he say? What should he say?
The celebrated rise of Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice, hits a stumbling block, and he may be heading to rehab. His story illustrates the many hazards that can lead to homelessness.
The suggestion that the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Saturday might have been influenced by political 'vitriol' seems less likely as more becomes known about suspect Jared Loughner.
No other state has successfully raised income taxes to balance its 2011 budget. The Illinois tax increase would push the personal income tax rate from 3 percent to 5 percent.
Jared Lee Loughner is accused of killing six people and wounding 14 in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday. The apparent target of the attack was Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D), which led Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik to assert that unbalanced people are 'especially susceptible to vitriol' in our political discourse. Politics may be nasty, but Jared Lee Loughner's ideas don't seem to line up with any one group or line of thinking. Indeed, they are more often characterized as simply strange. Here’s a look at five ideas believed to come from Loughner, in his words and those of the people who know him.
Local utilities and states push to add car charging stations in anticipation of more E-cars hitting the road.
Arizona memorial service: President Obama heads to the shooting site as a healer and unifier.
Snowfall totals from the winter storm are expected to be 2 feet and higher in parts of New England. New York City got 9 inches of the white stuff. Transportation havoc ensues, especially at airports.
F. Lee Bailey worked on behalf of O.J. Simpson during his 1995 murder trial for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Evidence of Simpson's innocence was held back during that trial, according to F. Lee Bailey.
Nikki Haley being sworn-in as SC governor means several firsts for South Carolina. But for the Nikki Haley inaugural organizers, Mother Nature has added her own, unexpected twist.