| Aug 2, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review (WTTW-Ch. 11) Host Joel Weisman with John McCarron and Kristen McQueary, Chicago...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:34 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Thanks to gambling interests, utilities, and theme parks, Florida Republicans out-raised the state Democratic Party more than 4-to-1 over the last four months, according to party fundraising reports filed Friday. For the period from...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Fueled largely by Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a pro-U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV super PAC called Freedom PACis set to run commercials supporting him and attacking U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Florida TV. The PAC will be running the ads in Tampa and...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 10:02 AM
U.S. billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has picked Madrid as the site for a massive new casino complex called "EuroVegas." The Spanish capital beats out rival Barcelona as the site of the $21-billion proposed project, which comes laden with...
| Mar 22, 2012
We in the mainstream media harbor a dirty little secret: Most of us are rooting for Rick Santorum. It's nothing personal, although Santorum is a reasonably appealing guy. And it's not ideological; most of us aren't yearning for Bible-based social...
| Mar 8, 2012
Poor Mitt Romney. He won six of 10 states on Super Tuesday, including hotly contested Ohio. He lengthened his lead in the count of delegates who will actually choose the Republican presidential nominee. But he's still a long way from claiming victory....
| Feb 23, 2012
It sometimes feels as if the struggle for the Republican presidential nomination has been going on forever, but if you measure the campaign by the number of delegates chosen so far, we're only about 10% done.
Much has been made about how the outcome is...
| Jun 8, 2012
Any way you slice it, the refusal of Wisconsin voters to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting the collective-bargaining rights of unionized public-sector employees was a blow not only to organized labor but to the Democratic Party as a whole....
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It should come as no surprise that in the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll, less than half of Americans surveyed -- 44 percent -- said they approve of theU.S. Supreme Court. Furthermore, three-quarters said they believed individual personal and...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 7:54 PM
Reporting from Jacksonville, Fla., Lutz, Fla., and—
Newt Gingrich tried to discount a likely defeat in Tuesday's Florida primary by declaring that Mitt Romney had yet to prove he could win a majority of the Republican vote and predicting that...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 6:44 PM
This time tomorrow night Mitt Romney will be named the winner of the Florida primary.
There was a time when that would mark the end of the race in the Republican primary, but not this year. Newt Gingrich has vowed to stay in until the convention in...