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Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, confers with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., during the Senate Judiciary Committee's markup for the immigration reform bill on Capitol Hill on May 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

High-Tech Companies Pushing For More Concessions In Immigration Bill

High-tech companies looking to bring more skilled workers to the U.S. pushed Monday for more concessions in an immigration bill pending in the Senate.


Democratic Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin is predicting that Republicans keep their House majority. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin Predicts GOP Keep House Majority

Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin predicts that the Republicans will keep the House majority in November.


Jeff Spore with Atmos Energy works to disconnect a gas line to a home which was destroyed by a tornado on March 2, 2012 in Harrisburg, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FEMA Denies Disaster Aid To Illinois Counties Ravaged By Deadly Tornadoes

Illinois’ senators and Gov. Pat Quinn has sharply criticized a decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deny disaster aid to southern Illinois counties ravaged by tornadoes and said they would seek to reverse the ruling.




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