| Apr 4, 2014
| 1:14 PM
By a wide margin, Illinois residents have less trust in their state government than residents in any state in the nation, according to results of a Gallup politics poll released Friday.
Just 28 percent of residents polled said they trust Illinois...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 9:20 PM
By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
WASHINGTON — President Obama named White House budget director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to take over the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, saying there was "no manager as experienced and as...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:22 PM
According to the number crunchers at the Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating is a little below average for a president at this point in his term. The average is 49 percent for a president in his 21st quarter, in other words, a little over...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Don't expect a wholesale rush on the part of climate change skeptics or deniers to embrace the idea that human beings are responsible for global warming. Expect instead a slow melting of resistance as scientists turn up the heat.
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| Feb 27, 2014
| 4:11 PM
When Forbes reports that between 1997 and 2013 the number of businesses owned by women has increased by 59 percent, why do many female business leaders still prefer to think of themselves as miraculously gender-free? Have you ever heard a man say...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 2:20 PM
WASHINGTON – Five years after its passage, White House officials and their Republican critics are still fighting over the merits of President Obama’s economic stimulus law.
Later this week, Obama will mark the fifth anniversary of signing...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The vast majority of Ukrainian voters oppose Russian military intervention in their country, even in the east and south where large Russian minorities live, a U.S.-funded poll by a Gallup affiliate showed Thursday.
The April 3-12 survey of 1,200...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:18 PM
There may be no atheists in foxholes, but there soon will be a few humanists. The U.S. Army has heeded the plea of Maj. Ray Bradley that he (and others of his kind) receive a “preference code” similar to those accorded to members of...
| Feb 3, 2014
Note The Tribune will live-stream the GOP gubernatorial forum/debate at 1 p.m., watch later in the day for our video recap and analysis that will include the results of this poll: Illinois' minimum wage figures to be a big issue......
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:14 PM
The Republican Party is at a critical crossroads. The country's tenuous economic future has Americans yearning for effective fiscal policy while limiting the role of government in our personal lives. These principles once defined the GOP, and it is time...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 7:58 AM
Across the country, a sudden shift is taking place.
Bobbie Cleave, a retired teacher in Utah, has put off plans to get a badly needed car.
Brian Chandler, a data manager in metro Atlanta, is delaying buying a house, despite needing space for his...