No runoff needed: Rahm Emanuel, former US congressman and Obama chief of staff, wins a majority in Chicago election results to succeed longtime Mayor Richard M. Daley.
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.
After a "listening tour" of Chicago neighborhoods, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has officially announced his run for mayor. When two strong candidates dropped out, he became the apparent front-runner.
Bringing your grievances to Washington in the form of a mass protest is an American tradition that dates back to the late 19th century. Here are five memorable Washington protests.
As NPR's Juan Williams learned when he was fired Thursday for comments that were taken to be anti-Muslim, the axe is swift to fall when media personalities speak out on controversial topics. Here is his story and those of five others recently ousted for voicing unpopular views.
The 'One Nation Working Together' rally was meant to get beyond the party infighting, rouse the troops, and reverse current trends showing congressional losses just a few weeks from now.
Tom Dart is the first candidate with enough citywide stature — not to mention experience in Chicago's hardball politics — to be a formidable contender.
Jesse Jackson said Sunday that Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert considered free agent LeBron James a 'runaway slave.' Monday, Gilbert said he disagreed with Jackson's take, but would not comment further on the episode.
Oprah Winfrey came up in discussions by Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich about who should fill President Obama's former Senate seat, an FBI tape has revealed.
Rod Blagojevich was not pleased when he discovered nothing more than a simple 'thank you' was coming from the new President for selecting an Obama aide to fill out his Senate term.