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  • The US goes to war; Congress goes on break.

    The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Thursday, Sept. 18: Members of a fractious Congress apparently have reached bipartisan consensus on one key issue: They won't risk even debating a broad measure to authorize President Barack...
  • Do Biden's gaffes matter anymore?

     Do Biden's gaffes matter anymore?
    Our famously gaffe-prone vice president, Joe Biden, has outdone himself. He stumbled through not one, not two, but three gaffes in less than 24 hours. For him, that's a personal best or, more accurately, a personal worst. Yet if it is better to be...
  • Kansas ruling could be crucial in battle for US Senate

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Friday, Sept. 19: Thanks to a sensible Kansas Supreme Court decision Thursday, the eyes of the nation over the next seven weeks will be on the state's U.S. Senate election. We're happy to see...
  • Congress needs to increase the minimum wage

    The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Thursday, Sept. 18: A vibrant economy requires consumers who are able to earn enough to provide for their families as well as employers who are able to make a profit. Consider that...
  • Senate gives final passage to Obama's plan for arming Syrian rebels

    The Senate gave final approval Thursday to President Obama's plan to arm Syrian opposition groups in the fight against Islamic State militants, a vote that upended party allegiances and hardened opposition to the administration's strategy. Senators...
  • White House intruder arrested after entering front doors

    An intruder scaled a White House fence and made it all the way into the building Friday evening before he was caught and wrestled to the ground by security officers, the Secret Service said. President Obama and his family had already left for Camp David...
  • Airstrike list awaits Obama after Congress OKs Syria plan

    The Pentagon's top leadership has approved an ambitious target list for U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said Thursday, but President Obama has not signed off on the plan, adding a level of...
  • Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]

    Hillary and the Iowa steak fry [Commentary]
     Democrats from around the country, and political chroniclers as well, again flocked to Iowa last weekend for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak fry, a traditional event for raising cholesterol levels and presidential ambitions. It may or may not...
  • The Rise and Fall of Former Gov. John G. Rowland

    The Rise and Fall of Former Gov. John G. Rowland
    John G. Rowland was found guilty Friday of a scheme to collect secret pay checks from rich Republican congressional candidates. Read the full story here. Here are some highlights from the life of the former Governor.  May 24, 1957----John G. Rowland...
  • State's job climate gets 2 forecasts

     State's job climate gets 2 forecasts
    The two major governor candidates sparred over jobs numbers Thursday, as Gov. Pat Quinn touted Illinois' lowest unemployment rate since he took office in 2009 while Republican challenger Bruce Rauner maintained that the Democrat still isn't doing enough...
  • At GOP convention, Swearengin says she's undecided on Kashkari

    At GOP convention, Swearengin says she's undecided on Kashkari
    The state Republican Party’s fall convention opened on a sour note Friday when the night’s keynote speaker acknowledged she might vote to reelect Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, the star of the evening’s...