The fiscal cliff deal is now going to the House of Representatives, after the Senate passed it 89-8 early New Year’s Day. The measure aims to avoid a series of tax hikes and spending cuts, set to kick in with the new year.
Cardinal Francis George never could have predicted the challenges American Catholics would face today, a half-century after the nation elected its first Roman Catholic president and the church called George to become a priest. […]
Illinois' representatives have spent thousands of dollars of campaign money on travel, food or salaries for family, among other items, the Tribune has found in a review of five years of spending reports. […]