| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:12 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and challenger Jim Oberweis sparred Wednesday night in their first meeting on a formal debate stage, with the rivals arguing over whether the incumbent's experience is an asset or a liability.
Republican state Sen. Oberweis, 68,...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:05 PM
WILLIAMSBURG – U.S. Sen. Mark Warner made a nuanced, detailed and lengthy pitch to local Kiwanis members Wednesday, hitting his bipartisan bona fides hard as he asked voters to re-elect him.
Warner, a Democrat, described himself as "relentlessly...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:22 AM
Longtime Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Dave McKinney resigned from the newspaper Wednesday, saying he was pulled from his beat by "bosses" of the paper's editor and publisher Jim Kirk and was placed under what he described as "house arrest" as...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:02 AM
According to Wall Street Journal columnist Gerald Seib, a new Journal/NBC News poll found that half of the voters surveyed preferred a candidate who would compromise in order to reach consensus on a bill, compared to 42% that favored a candidate who...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Six years ago we struggled with an endorsement for a U.S. Senate seat.
We recalled the last time an Illinoisan rose to the top of the Senate: Minority Leader Everett McKinley Dirksen, a Republican, was known for his civility and his willingness to set...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Despite all the talk about some of the oddities of this year's election — from the unexpectedly competitive race in South Dakota to the tough fight facing Republican Pat Roberts of Kansas — the political fundamentals still point to a GOP...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Crossroads GPS has assailed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for shortchanging Colorado residents with his votes on health insurance; Patriot Majority USA has gone after the Republican Senate candidate in Arkansas, Tom Cotton, for being a supposed shill of...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Thousands of miles on the road this summer and fall have afforded me the opportunity to observe a variety of political ads from across the spectrum. Herewith, observations from the heartland:
I assume the relentless Democratic campaign to demonize the...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 3:09 PM
It seems that in the last few years, with tight city budgets, our city services would look to decrease waste and increase efficiencies, but this does not seem to be the case with our police department.
I have noticed over the course...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 7:47 PM
In the seemingly endless and muddy slog of ads in North Carolina's U.S. Senate campaign, weary viewers recently were faced with a dilemma: Which angry schoolteacher to believe?
"I always want my students to start with facts and the fact is, Thom...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
In the suddenly and surprisingly tight Senate race in Kansas, one gets the distinct impression that the troubled campaign of Sen. Pat Roberts is still winging it — perhaps even right-winging it.
Wearing the purple colors of Kansas State...