| Nov 16, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Christi Parsons Pete Rouse, who helped Barack Obama craft the early plans for his White House bid, will take on a key role in the new administration as a senior advisor to the president. A Capitol Hill veteran and......
| May 11, 2009
An American journalist jailed in Iran is free Monday after an appeals court suspended her 8-year prison sentence on charges of spying for the U.S.
The release of Roxana Saberi, a 32-year-old dual Iranian-American citizen, clears a major snag in President...
| Jun 25, 2008
Some companies would be permitted to skirt independent lab testing of children's products in favor of their own in-house certification, thanks in large part to lobbying by the world's biggest toymaker, the Tribune has found.
Toymaker Mattel Inc. argued...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 4:06 PM
We remember Hurricane Katrina and analyze the recovery effort with Charles Dowding, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northwestern University and Angela Rozas, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune who was recently assigned to the Gulf...
| Jan 5, 2010
| 9:52 PM
Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, a five-term Democrat whose political stock began falling after the financial meltdown and his failed 2008 presidential bid, has decided not to seek re-election in November, Democratic officials told The Associated...
| Jan 6, 2010
| 11:56 AM
WASHINGTON -- With the 2010 election year barely under way, two senators and one governor - all Democrats - ditched plans to run for re-election in the latest signs of trouble for President Barack Obama's party.
Taken together, the decisions by Sens....
| Feb 15, 2010
| 11:25 AM
INDIANAPOLIS Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh says he will not run for a third term in Congress.
Bayh said at a news conference in Indianapolis on Monday that he believed he would have been re-elected despite "the current challenging environment" in Congress....