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US endorses UN Gay Rights Text

Updated: 05/04/2009 - The Obama administration is formally endorsing a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure former President George W. Bush had refused to sign.

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Troops to get Bonuses

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Rep. John Murtha says the military has agreed to begin $500 monthly payments to troops who are forced to stay in the military beyond their enlistment terms.

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Hispanics Say They Can Work With Burris

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Hispanic leaders in Chicago have met with Democrat Roland Burris and say they support him despite outstanding questions about his appointment to the U.S. Senate by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Obama Plans Small-Business Lending Boost

Posted: 03/16/2009 - The Obama administration is announcing that the 21 largest banks receiving government money must report monthly on how much lending they do to small businesses.

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Report: Zell Was On Blagojevich Campaign's List

Posted: 03/13/2009 - The Chicago Sun-Times reports that two weeks before former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on corruption charges his campaign was planning to solicit a $25,000 campaign contribution from Tribune Co. chairman Sam Zell.

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Report: Prosecutor Seek Tapes Involving Burris

Posted: 03/06/2009 - A published report indicates the prosecutor investigating Roland Burris' testimony before an Illinois House impeachment panel is asking federal authorities for any recordings involving the senator.

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Primary Election For Emanuel's Seat

Posted: 03/03/2009 - Voters are heading to the polls today to determine who will get the chance to replace former Congressman Rahm Emanuel.

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Primary Election for Emanuel's Seat

Posted: 03/03/2009 - For nearly two dozen candidates, the special primary election race for the chance to replace former Congressman Rahm Emanuel was more like a sprint.

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Illinois Treasurer Exploring Run for US Senate

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is considering a run for the US Senate. The Chicago Democrat has formed an official exploratory committee. That lets him raise money for a possible run next year.

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Governor Renews Demand For Senator To Quit

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Posted: 02/27/2009 - Gov. Pat Quinn says if embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris doesn't quit within the next two weeks, he wants lawmakers to approve a special election that could remove Burris from office.

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Rep. Davis Says He Sees Black Support For Burris

Posted: 02/27/2009 - Congressman Danny Davis says there appears to be overwhelming sentiment among blacks that Sen. Roland Burris shouldn't resign as many are calling on him to do.

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Burris' Son Hired By State Housing Authority

Posted: 02/26/2009 - The son of embattled Sen. Roland Burris landed a job with the Illinois Housing Development Authority five months ago under the administration of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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