| Jan 24, 2012
Nearly 40 years after his death, Saul Alinsky's name is back in the news, peppered throughout presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's speeches.
A native Chicagoan, Alinsky was "the father of community organizing," said Sanford D. Horwitt, author of "Let...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Despite the sluggish economy, most Illinois voters approve of Barack Obama's handling of the presidency and the president appears poised for a general election victory in his home state this fall, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows.
Though the interviews...
| Jan 17, 2012
Let's face it, Mitt Romney seems more than a little opaque. On the one hand he's über-rich, incredibly smart and nakedly ambitious; on the other he seems somehow robotic, shut-down and so happy to embrace the pragmatic option that the core of his...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:34 AM
As Mitt Romney increasingly mixes it up with his primary rivals, he's unleashing Chris Christie to help take on the competition.
The New Jersey governor was on the campaign trail for Romney in Florida on Thursday, and had some choice words for his new...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:26 AM
As the Republican presidential candidates savage one another in the GOP nominating contest, advisers to President Obama said Wednesday his campaign is busy laying the groundwork for their fall campaign, registering voters, opening field offices and...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:22 PM
A day after uttering a line that made him seem unsympathetic to the impoverished, Mitt Romney received the endorsement of perhaps the world's most self-satisfied rich man, Donald Trump.
The meeting between the pair, one of whom said recently he likes...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Real estate developer and reality TV host Donald Trump said today that Newt Gingrich has risen in Republican presidential polls because he’s done well in debates and is quick at making decisions.
Among the decisions Trump cited: Gingrich...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential effort has launched its signature drive to put him and a slate of convention nominating delegates on Illinois’ primary ballot, but the state campaign shows no prominent Republican...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 2:42 PM
In endorsing Mitt Romney for president, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk contended today that rival Newt Gingrich was “brilliant” but didn’t always have good ideas and Ron Paul was proposing a dangerous isolationist foreign policy strategy...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Surprise Iowa caucus near-winner Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich filed Friday to secure a spot on Illinois’ March 20 primary ballot, adding their names to those of Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Perry.
On the last day to submit paperwork,...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:12 PM
All five major contenders for the Republican presidential nomination face challenges to their Illinois candidacy petitions for the March 20 primary, even though the complaints could become moot long before voters go to the polls.
In addition, several...