| Feb 2, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Congress is again careening toward a crisis, this one fueled by opposition to President Obama's immigration plan, which threatens to cut off funding for the Homeland Security Department.
The Senate is set to take a crucial vote Tuesday, but rather...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:37 PM
Chicagoans will soon elect a mayor to run a City Hall trapped in astonishing levels of taxpayer debts and pension burdens.
Meanwhile, all Illinoisans have a new governor overseeing a statehouse that's in a comparable predicament: a bigger government,...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:38 PM
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before the State of the Union Address, Americans believe that "securing the border" should be a priority — after helping the economy, defeating the Islamic State and reducing the deficit.
| Jan 27, 2015
| 11:12 AM
The latest report from the Congressional Budget Office has something for everyone to have mixed feelings about. In the short term, the outlook for the budget deficit continues to look good, but by 2018, it will start growing again, fueled in large measure...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 8:58 AM
U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, and Lois Frankel, D-West Palm Beach, criticized Republican opposition to abortion on Thursday, the 42nd anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion.
| Nov 5, 2014
| 6:45 AM
I'm often perplexed by the content in Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column and wonder if he is free from fact-checking because his words appear on the op-ed page. One particular paragraph in his column, "American values under Obama" (Nov. 2), left me even...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65.
That's why a...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 9:18 AM
Identical bills making their way through both chambers of Congress would amend the federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars to include women.
While thousands of women currently meet the eligibility requirement for joining the organization, the...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:38 PM
HERSHEY — With a long-term funding fix for the federal highway system looming large on their to-do list, congressional Republicans gathered Thursday in a state where GOP legislators recently hiked taxes on gasoline — and still have benefited...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 6:31 PM
Republicans, in control of both houses of Congress for the first time since Democrats passed Obamacare, are taking a new approach against the president's signature domestic policy achievement.
After years of symbolic but unsuccessful votes to repeal the...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:34 AM
Lawsuits aimed at eviscerating the Affordable Care Act have been lining up in federal courts like airliners on America's taxiways. Most are frivolous or partisan or both, and some have already been tossed. The Supreme Court on Friday will ponder whether...