Mayor Emanuel, City Council Approve Ordinance to Increase Minimum Wage in Chicago
Mayor Emanuel, City Council approve ordinance to increase minimum wage in Chicago to $13 by 2019. Sun-Times reporter, Fran Spielman questions Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Patrick O'Connor on the minimum wage ordinance.
Democratic Donors Urge Joe Biden to Challenge Hillary Clinton
A group of prominent Democratic Party fundraisers on Friday began circulating a letter to encourage a hesitant Vice President Joe Biden to enter the 2016 race for U.S. president. The donors wrote in the letter, "We write today to publicly announce our support for Vice President Biden, to urge him to join the Presidential race, and to pledge our support if he does.
Convicted Ex-New Orleans Mayor Files Appeal Notice
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has filed a formal notice of appeal in the corruption case that resulted in a guilty verdict on 20 criminal counts and a prison sentence of 10 years. The appeal will be considered by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
This Former Athlete's Opening Statement Will Blow You Away
Student athletes get a lot of attention, but it is important to ask what they actually need. Myron Rolle, a former college football player, delivers an opening statement before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on College Athletes and Academics.
First Muslim Tapped to Serve on House Intel Committee
Indiana Rep Andre Carson will be the first Muslim to serve on House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides. Keith Ellison was the first Muslim member elected to Congress in 2006.