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U.S. Economy Adds 155K Jobs in December, Unemployment Stays At 7.8 Percent

The Labor Department says the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8 percent last month. November’s rate was revised higher from an initially reported 7.7 percent.

01/04/2013

Carnahan

Carnahan Delivers His Final Speech On House Floor

He says passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was one of the major accomplishments made during his eight years in office.

01/01/2013

debt talks

Bill to Avert Fiscal Cliff Heads to House

The measure cleared the Senate early Tuesday, hours after Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell sealed a deal.

01/01/2013

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McCaskill, Blunt Weigh In On Fiscal Cliff Bill

McCaskill admitted the deal “isn’t perfect” but said “it achieves what’s most important here by protecting middle class families.”

01/01/2013

Economy Crisis

‘Fiscal Cliff’ Could Affect Missouri Economy, Budget

Missouri could lose about $125 million in federal funding for various programs and the state’s military-related economy could take a $1 billion hit.

12/11/2012

Mark Kirk

Aides: Senator Kirk to Return January 3

The 53-year-old Kirk suffered a stroke last year which limited movement on the left side of his body. He’s undergone rehabilitation for his movement and speech.

12/06/2012

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Illinois State Senator Faces Felony Weapons Charge

State Sen. Donne Trotter was charged Wednesday with a felony count for allegedly trying to board an aircraft with a weapon.

12/05/2012

Illinois Adjutant General William Enyart

Illinois Sends Six New Members To Congress

They all have one thing in common: They believe they were sent to Congress by voters who want to see action, even if it requires compromise.

11/16/2012

David Petraeus (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Petraeus Must Testify On Libya

Petraeus must either volunteer to speak as a civilian or Congress must subpoena the former CIA Director to speak to complete the Benghazi puzzle.

11/12/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama Makes The Case: One-Term Limit Needed For President

President Barack Obama epitomizes the need for a one-term limit for presidents of the United States.

10/23/2012

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