In Illinois, Obama Issues an Appeal for Political UnityPresident Barack Obama returned Wednesday to the Illinois capital where he launched his national political career and appealed for help ridding politics of "polarization and meanness" that discourage participation in civic life.
Rauner Hopes Obama Speech Will Foster CompromiseThe president's schedule to speak at a joint session of the legislature on February 10th - Rauner says it will be interesting to hear what Obama has to say.
Yogi Berra to Receive Presidential Medal of FreedomThe Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States.
Obama to Shorten Sentences of 45 Drug-TraffickersPresident Barack Obama is shortening the sentences of 45 people convicted of drug-trafficking and is releasing them this November.
Illinois Residents to Keep Insurance Subsidies After RulingThe U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul allows thousands of Illinois residents to continue receiving help with their monthly insurance premiums.
Missouri Advocates Praise Ruling for Health Care SubsidiesMissouri health care advocates praised a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday that backs nationwide subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Black and Jewish WWI Heroes Finally Receive Medal of HonorWebster Groves resident Elsie Shemin-Roth (center) receives her late father's Medal of Honor from President Obama.
Dotson Weighs in on Tuesday Protest, Obama decisionHe says it took officers away from hot spot policing duties.
Emission Cuts Ordered By Obama May Not Survive Beyond End Of His PresidencyThe United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.
GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate PlanHouse Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution.
Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline BillDefying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
Obama Seeks $2 Billion In Private Dollars For Clean EnergyPresident Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.