| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"You ain't seen nothin' yet!" was the famous come-on to the audience used by the great Al Jolson in the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer."
And I, Liz, in 2014, still say this. But now I'm talking about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Democrats know that keeping control of the Senate this election year isn't a man's job. Success will depend on the votes of women.
This year, it's Democrats who are on the defensive. In the 10 most competitive Senate races, they are counting on...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is returning to lead Bloomberg LP, the media empire he founded and which he remains its majority shareholder.
The company said that Daniel Doctoroff will step aside as president and CEO of the company at the end of...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 8:52 PM
Former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is set to return the company he founded more than three decades ago.
Bloomberg, whose tenure as mayor came to an end this year, will take over at the end of 2014 when Daniel Doctoroff, who has served as...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 3:09 PM
The battle for control of the Senate, the grand prize of the 2014 elections, with Republicans needing to win a net of a half-dozen seats to take charge, is well-framed after Labor Day.
Republicans have the advantages of a friendly turf, the history of...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 3:03 PM
One of Chicago's largest foundations with a history of supporting programs that help people living in poverty has been linked to the shadowy world of payday lending, according to a report by Bloomberg News.
The report said the John D. and Catherine T....
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The tragic shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., has sparked an intense debate about the state of race relations in America, but there's little indication much will change.
This recalls the expectation that Barack...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:41 PM
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation made headlines around the nation last week for unveiling the latest winners of its "genius" grants.
Earlier this month, the Chicago-based philanthropic institution, one of the nation's 10 largest private...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:18 PM
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia says the question of whether Congress needs to authorize President Barack Obama's declared war on Islamic State was settled by Thomas Jefferson when that president went after the Barbary pirates more than 200 years...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Jim Webb could be Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare.
The former one-term Virginia senator and Vietnam War veteran is making sounds about running for president as a Democrat. He was in Iowa last month; a New Hampshire trip may be in the offing, and he'...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Bill Cohen served as an influential three-term U.S. senator, as well as secretary of defense, and is a respected global thinker. He believes his defining political moment was a summer four decades ago.
As a 33-year-old freshman Republican representative...