| 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 22, 2012
Fed by a steady stream of coal barges, the aging power plants that loom over Chicago's Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods are by far the city's largest industrial sources of climate change pollution.
No other polluter comes close to the 4.2...
| Jan 22, 2012
| 5:42 PM
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently offered to attend an NAACP convention to explain why African-Americans "should demand paychecks instead of food stamps." And he has described President Barack Obama as "the most successful food...
| Nov 16, 2011
Some folks, like Newt Gingrich, read Gingrich's surge in the polls as a warm, if belated, embrace of his plan to balance the budget and get this country "back on track."
Other folks might wonder if it's at least in part because the word "ain't" reads a...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Nestle, the world’s largest food company, said it would do more to eradicate child labor and other worker violations in its Ivory Coast cocoa supply chain after an outside report pointed out a range of problems.
The West African country provides...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 5:57 PM
I just walked out of a dark room after spending two hours with the screener for "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Based on a best-selling, non-fiction book about the historic race,...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:07 AM
Former U.S. House Speaker and 2012 GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich meets and greets tea party members at a Q & A in downtown Orlando.
| Apr 4, 2012
| 10:47 AM
When three national presidential campaigns simultaneously land in central Florida for a 10-day blitz for votes, it is a wild ride for press photographers. 2012 Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum (Ron Paul opted...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 11:29 AM
Making photographs on the campaign trail, especially when illustrating a daily news story, usually tends to be more documentary in style -- capturing key moments that tell the story of the political event in images.
Every now and then, though, I like...
| Apr 3, 2012
It looks as if it's going to be Mitt Romney after all. With Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush endorsing the former Massachusetts governor last week, there aren't any white knights left to play the role of GOP savior.
But that news hasn't reached his...
| Jan 1, 2012
Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, funding aggressive attack campaigns that are swamping the efforts of the candidates themselves.